The University of Edinburgh is seeking a Research Associate to investigate the behaviour of methane gas inside porous rock media using gas kinetic simulations. This is part of a joint research project between Edinburgh University, Strathclyde University, and King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) on the dynamics of gas flows in underground reservoirs.
This position is to work with Professor Zhang and Dr Matthew Borg in the School of Engineering, which in REF2014 came first in the UK for “research power”, with 94% of our research rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top 25 universities.
The principal objectives are:
- To use gas kinetic simulations to investigate the non-continuum behaviour of natural gas within the inner surfaces of tight geological pores at the nanoscale.
- To develop a high-performance multiscale simulation platform including various solvers e.g. discrete velocity method, lattice Boltzmann method.
You should have received a PhD in mechanical or chemical engineering, physics, applied mathematics, or computational science. Preference will be given to those with expertise in: discrete velocity method simulation on high performance computers, multiscale fluid dynamics and nanoscale fluid dynamics through tight porous media.
The start date is July 2020 (or another date, by arrangement), and the contract will end by end of December 2021. As this is a joint project with KFUPM, there may be a visit to Saudi Arabia for knowledge exchange and research interactions.
This position is full-time (35 hours per week).
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum.
Closing date: Thursday 21st May 2020 at 5pm.