Research Associate in Kinetic Modelling of Liquid-Vapour Flows

A consortium of three internationally-leading UK institutions (Edinburgh University, Warwick University, and Daresbury Laboratory) are seeking a Research Associate to develop new modelling capabilities for multiscale interfacial fluid dynamics. This is part of a flagship £3.4M EPSRC Programme Grant targeting the multiscale fluid dynamics needed to simulate and design engineering flow systems of the future.


This position is to work with Dr Livio Gibelli, Dr Matthew Borg, and Prof Jason Reese, in the School of Engineering in the University of Edinburgh. The start date is January 2019 (or another date, by arrangement), and is for 30 months. More information about the inter-institutional research partnership is at

The principal objectives of this research project are:

  • to apply and extend a mean-field kinetic theory approach to improve the fundamental understanding of non-equilibrium fluid flows involving phase change
  • to develop numerical codes for the efficient simulation of liquid-vapour flows at the micro/nano-scale, including evaporation/condensation of droplets, nucleation dynamics, and bubble collapse

You should have a PhD, or equivalent experience, in mechanical or chemical engineering, or physics, or applied mathematics, or computational science. Preference will be given to those with expertise in: kinetic theory; stochastic particle methods for solving kinetic equations; physics of interfacial phenomena; numerical coding (possibly in Fortran).

Candidates invited for interview will be informed no later than two working weeks after the close of applications.

Please address any informal enquiries to: Prof Jason Reese (, or Dr Matthew Borg (

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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