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2022

Two Postdoctoral Positions at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM) in Bilbao, Spain

Project: Modelling and Simulation of Complex Suspensions

Contact: Marco Ellero

 

Applications are invited for 2 postdoctoral positions (2 years) in Prof. Marco Ellero's group at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM) in Bilbao (link to the group page here). Topics will be on "modelling and simulation of complex suspensions", focusing on the effect of non-Newtonian liquid phases and/or complex-shape suspended particles.

More details can be found here.

Apply here by September 23, 2022.

Informal inquiries can be made to: mellero@bcamath.org

PhD Studentship on SPH for Hydraulic Turbines at The University of Parma, Italy

Project: Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) modelling of hydraulic turbines

Contact: Renato Vacondio


A fully funded PhD studentship is available at the University of Parma (in Parma, Italy) in the framework of a Scientific collaboration between Andritz Hydro SAS and University of Parma. Andritz Hydro is a global supplier of electromechanical systems for hydropower plants and one of the leaders in the world market for hydraulic power generation. University of Parma is one of the institutions that leads the research on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamic modelling, actively collaborating with several different universities and industries around the world. Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamic was developed originally for astrophysics, then the method has seen rapid development in the last decade for application to engineering problems where complex interfaces and/or moving boundaries are present, including the simulation of hydraulic turbines. 

The research will be jointly supervised by Dr. Renato Vacondio (University of Parma) and Dr. Jean-Christophe Marongiu (Andritz Hydro). The PhD Student is expected to spend about 1 year working at the Andritz Hydro Turbine Research center in Vevey, Switzerland (close to the city of Geneve). Moreover, the student will actively contribute to the development of the in-house SPH code developed at Andritz and to work in close collaboration with other researchers both at University of Parma and Andritz Hydro. 

The research involves mathematical derivations, scientific computing and simulations of engineering problems related to turbine design. Applicants are expected to have a degree in Mathematics, Mechanical/Civil/Environmental Engineering, Computer Science or a related subject. Some experience on approximation of partial differential equations and/or on scientific computing is considered an advantage but it is not mandatory.  

Informal inquiries can be made to: Dr. Renato Vacondio (renato.vacondio@unipr.it) until the end of July. 

PhD Studentship on SPH for Multiphase Flow at The University of Parma, Italy

Project: MINIMAL - sMoothed partIcle hydrodyNamIcs for MultiphAse fLow

Contact: Renato Vacondio

Multiphase flows are encountered in most physical processes and engineering applications. The present project will look at the physics of the wave breaking at the beach, where the wave energy is dissipated generating air entrapment, and significant sediment transport. A common occurrence in the above-mentioned phenomena is the multiphase and often complex flows which current state-of-the-art in numerical simulations and modelling either use ad-hoc methodologies or choose not to model explicitly. Indeed, formulating a general multiphase methodology which spans across different physical processes poses a great modelling challenge. This is particularly true when looking the capabilities of classical numerical discretisation schemes, which have been intended to excel in bounded domains with some a priori knowledge of the area of significance. On the other hand, schemes which are based on particle (instead of mesh) methods, alleviate this problem of severe deformation, multiple continua, and fragmentation of the continua interface in bounded or free surface flows [1]. A well-known particle numerical scheme is smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH). SPH has demonstrated several advantages when comparing to traditional schemes due to the Lagrangian formulation. Nevertheless, and despite the recent advances in modelling multiphase flows [2] having a sharp interface between the phases, issues such as high-density ratios between phases, numerical stability, accuracy, and automatic node refinement, still remain elusive [3].

Herein, we propose to develop, in close collaboration between the researchers of the University of Manchester, a new approach for SPH to ensure continuity at the interface while maintaining a sharp interface between phases in the framework of the DualSPHysics open-source code (https://dual.sphysics.org/). Stability and consistency will be addressed by using shock-capturing techniques [4] and will further develop the new iterative implicit shifting [5] pioneered by Parma, Manchester and other collaborators which provides groundbreaking advances for the convergence of the SPH scheme.

The aim is to create a SPH based formulation which from a discretisation perspective is applicable to gas-liquid-solid phases irrespectively of the physics involved in the aforementioned phases.

The main objective of the research project is the development of a new SPH multiphase formulation capable to simulate the wave breaking at the beach, including air and sediment transport phenomena.

 

Working group:

Prof. Renato Vacondio, University of Parma (UniPr). PhD student recruited for the project by UniPr, Prof. Benedict Rogers and Dr. George Fourtakas, University of Manchester (UoM). The research group involved in the project (Dr. Renato Vacondio – UniPr and Dr. Prof. Benedict Rogers and Dr. George Fourtakas, UoM) have a long-standing collaboration that spans more than a decade. Indeed, this is a very successful collaboration with more than 10 papers in international Q1 journals and dozens of conference publications. Further, they are co-developers of the open source DualSPHysics (https://dual.sphysics.org/) solver, a collaboration that has been extremely successful with a state-of-the-art solver that has more than 100k downloads and is being used by industry and academia alike.

Link and references:

Click here. (Topic 13)

Two PhD Studentships on SPH for Solid Mechanics at The University of Hertfordshire, UK
The PhD projects will be in the area of advanced numerical modelling techniques for modelling the failure of solid materials due to extreme loading based on the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) Method.   The SPH method has some very attractive features for these types of problems due to its ability to deal with large deformations and treatment of crack formation and propagation. This has a wide range of applications: from manufacturing process simulations, aerospace and automotive impact and crashworthiness, hypervelocity impact on satellites to planetary impact scenarios.

 

Specifically, these projects will focus on the development of new algorithms for dealing with failure, damage and crack formation, and propagation in brittle and ductile materials.  Within this framework a range of PhD research topics is possible:

 

Development of these algorithms for the treatment of contact and failure suitable for massively parallel (Exascale) hydrodynamics simulations
Development for high velocity impact loading of brittle metallic materials applications.
Development for impact loading on composite aerospace /automotive structures applications
 

Applications are invited from individuals with a 1st or 2:1 in Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or a relevant related discipline. A Master’s degree or equivalent industrial experience is highly desirable. We are seeking applicants with good understanding of mechanics and/or numerical modelling, strong analytical, mathematics, and, ideally, good programming skills.

 
Please contact Dr Tom De Vuyst by emailing t.de-vuyst@herts.ac.uk  for informal enquiries.

SPH Developers at Engineering Software Steyr GmbH (ESS) - Steyr, Austria

ESS - Engineering Software Steyr GmbH develops highly specialized simulation software for various industries (e.g. automotive, HVAC, Oil & Natural Gas etc.). Due to increased demand and new global projects, ESS is enlarging its multicultural team.

Your future role:
• Researching and improving commercial SPH solvers of ESS (WCSPH, ISPH, DFSPH)
• Working on national/EU funded projects
• Working on contracted research for customers
• Writing and contributing to publications
• Collaborating with internal teams for testing and improving the solvers for industrial applications
You offer:
• PhD/master’s degree in one of the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics,
Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or related subjects
• Specialized in SPH (WCSPH/ISPH). Preferably familiar with DFSPH/IISPH/PCISPH
• Proficient C++ programming skills
• Good knowledge in parallel computing, preferably CUDA and MPI
• English language skills
• Good social skills
What is special:
• Familiar and collegial working atmosphere
• Exciting high-tech topics
• Innovative environment and numerous perspectives
• Rapid learning curve
• Full on-boarding support (optional company flat)

The minimum salary for this position is EUR 3.200 (PhD) or 2.700 (Master) gross/month for full-time employment. Depending on qualifications and experience, overpayment is possible. ESS - Engineering Software Steyr GmbH develops highly specialized simulation software for various industries (e.g. automotive, HVAC, Oil & Natural Gas etc.). Due to increased demand and new global
projects, ESS is enlarging its multicultural team.

Please send your resume along with relevant documents, references, etc. to jobs@essteyr.com

2021

 

Postdoctoral researcher position at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) - Boulder, Colorado, USA 
NREL has an immediate job opening at its Flatirons Campus in Boulder, Colorado for a full-time (40 hours per week) Postdoctoral Researcher to work on the development, verification and validation of predictive numerical simulation tools that can be used to design and optimize ocean energy systems. 
The successful candidate will ideally have experience of developing numerical models of wave and/or tidal energy converters. This could be with high fidelity codes (e.g. OpenFOAM, DualSPHysics) and/or mid fidelity codes (e.g., WEC-Sim, OpenFAST). Experience in the following areas is highly desirable:
- Physics programming in C++/Fortran/MATLAB/Python
- Parallelization (e.g. CUDA/GPU/HPC)
- Coupling different physics solvers (i.e. for modelling fluid-structure interactions)
- Multibody dynamics (rigid and/or flexible bodies)
The candidate will work with a team of engineers at NREL to carry out research in the following areas: 1) hydrodynamic modeling; 2) fluid structure interaction modeling; 3) system design and loads analysis; 4) numerical wave basin development; and 5) model verification and validation. 
Candidates must have completed their PhD within the last 3 years. For additional information, please refer to the official job posting at: link

Postdoc Position in the University of Basel, Switzerland (High Performance Computing, 3-yr 100%)
The High Performance Computing research group (lead by Prof. Florina Ciorba) is seeking to hire a postdoctoral researcher, with computer science training, for the SPH-EXA and Swiss SKA projects, with a solid knowledge of C++ software development and parallelization skills (MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC, CUDA). The postdoctoral researcher will extend the scaling of the SPH-EXA simulation framework to enable Tier-0 and Exascale simulations in the fields of astrophysics and cosmology.
We are looking for someone with:
- A PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar
- Extensive C/C++ knowledge with focus on performance
- Very strong parallel programming skills (OpenMP, MPI, OpenACC, CUDA)
- Experience in any of the following is advantageous: containerization, CI, HIP, Intel oneAPI, OpenCL, HPX, Kokkos
- Fluent in English (oral and written)
- Team-work mindset
- Experience with research projects and writing reports is an advantage
- Flexible person with ability to work under pressure
This is a good chance to contribute to ambitious, interdisciplinary, exascale projects, with very exciting prospects.To know more and apply, just go here

Job opening at dive solutions: HPC Engineer, Berlin, Germany
Dive solutions offers SPH simulation software as a service to engineers around the world.
We are currently looking for an HPC engineer who wants to work at the cutting edge of simulation software development as a part of an ambitious, knowledgeable team in the heart of Berlin.
In this role, you will conceptualize HPC optimized software architectures, optimize the performance of our algorithms and data structures, collaborate with our numerical team to design efficient numerical algorithms, and drive initiatives by evaluating new hardware platforms, exhausting the limits of HPC on the cloud and finding ways for hardware neutral implementation of the existing C++ code. 
To learn more about the position details and requirements and apply, click here.
Check out more open positions at Dive here.

PhD proposition at Ecole Centrale de Nantes with EDF 
EDF is funding a PhD that can start in 2021 at Ecole Centrale de Nantes. The aim is to develop, implement and test in SPH-flow a model for complex, granular materials including seepage, with application to snow avalanches and to the dynamics of breaches in river sand dykes or levees. The model for granular materials will be that of Ghaïtanellis (2017, to be implemented in SPH-flow), and will account for seepage through a local ad hoc additionalvelocity based on Darcy’s law. The numerical scheme of Fonty (2019) will be used to model the variations of liquid rate in the material’s pores. Validationswill take advantage of available laboratory and in-situ data. 
This thesis will take place at Ecole Centrale de Nantes (Nantes, France) at LHEEA laboratory (see https://lheea.ec-nantes.fr/english-version). It will besupervised by Prof. David Le Touzé (LHEEA) and Prof. Damien Violeau (EDF) with Dr Guillaume Oger (LHEEA). Candidates should send to Prof. DamienVioleau (damien.violeau@edf.fr) a short letter with a detailed CV.
We ask for the following skills:          
- Good knowledge in the theory of hydrodynamics (and if possible in numerical methods)
- Ability to develop in a scientific code
- Ability to work in a small team
- Good knowledge of English. Knowledge in French is appreciated but not compulsory.
This position is now open and can begin during the year 2021.

Job opening at Electric Ant Lab, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Electric Ant Lab (https://electricant.com), located at Science Park Amsterdam (NL), is seeking to hire Scientific Modellers with expertise in meso-scale or micro-scale modelling and simulation development. These new members will become part of the Modelling Team, and work on developing the physics and programmatic architecture for RheoCube---our flagship complex fluids simulation platform.
Some of the areas of expertise we’re seeking within the realms of soft matter and complex fluids are:
+ mesoscopic fluid & particle simulation approaches (preferably smoothed particle hydrodynamics);
+ statistical thermodynamics, e.g. of fluids, glasses, polymers, or other soft materials;
+ quantitative coarse-grained or united-atom molecular dynamics, force-field development;
+ strong programming skills in modern Fortran, C/OpenCL, Python;
+ experience with distributed/shared-memory and GPU parallelization of simulation codes using MPI, OpenMP and OpenCL/CUDA.
Translating the physical world to the virtual world is the core activity of the Modelling Team at Electric Ant Lab. We develop new theoretical models and simulation strategies for RheoCube at both the meso- and micro-scale. Some of the phenomena we aim to capture with modelling at these scales include: viscosity/visco-elasticity, surfactant activity, phase behaviour, interfacial phenomena, thermodynamics of mixing, non-equilibrium polymer physics, and self-assembly. These models are run on High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure.
To browse the open calls for Scientific Modellers, check out the following link.
For questions contact: Dr. Qingguang Xie.

2020

 

PhD position at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Bilbao, Spain 
Applications are invited for excellent PhD candidates within the framework of the Severo Ochoa program. The general research area would be on SPH-SDPD modelling and simulation of complex fluids and particulate systems.
The successful applicant will be integrated in the CFD group at BCAM in Bilbao under the supervision of Ikerbasque Prof. M. Ellero.
For more information on the group, research, members, collaborations etc., please visit http://www.bcamath.org/es/research/lines/CFDMS/general
Expressions of interest (including CV and academic transcript) should be sent to (mellero@bcamath.org)  as soon as possible.

PhD Studentship in The University of Hertfordshire, UK
Modelling Failure in Composite Materials Using Next-Generation Simulation Software
The University of Hertfordshire welcomes the opportunity to support a PhD that aims to enhance the ability to numerically predict the behaviour of composite materials subjected to dynamic loading (e.g. impact on aircraft structures, car crash). The project will explore how the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method can be used to improve the prediction of failure in composite materials.  Applications are invited from individuals with a 1st or 2:1 in Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or a relevant related discipline. A Master’s degree or equivalent industrial experience would be desirable. We are seeking applicants with good understanding of Mechanics and Numerical Modelling and with the potential to develop strong analytical and programming skills. 
The studentship is available to both International and UK/EU applicants and provides a bursary of approximately £15,009 in 2019/20 and the two following years, together with payment of fees (£13,250 for international or £4,975 for UK/EU applicants).
Informal enquires can be made to Dr Tom De Vuyst by emailing t.de-vuyst@herts.ac.uk

Postdoc position at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Bilbao, Spain
The “Computational Fluid Dynamics: Modelling and Simulation” Group at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM) in Bilbao invites applications for a 2-years postdoctoral position in mesoscopic modelling of espresso coffee extraction in industrial collaboration with the Illycaffè.
The goal of this project is to use and further develop an existing simulation framework (based on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics and Dissipative Particle Dynamics techniques) to control and engineer coffee flavors by 'virtually' monitoring the balance of specific key-odorant or taste-actives compounds in the beverage under unexplored flow processing conditions.
Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in engineering, physics or applied mathematics. Candidates with a strong scientific background in fluid dynamics and experience on HPC using particle-based methods (e.g. Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, Dissipative Particle Dynamics etc.) are strongly encouraged to apply.
For more information and to apply online, please visit http://www.bcamath.org/en/research/job/ic2019-12-postdoctoral-fellowship-in-cfd-modelling-and-simulation-illy
Deadline: January 22nd 2020, 14:00 CET (UTC+1)  
For questions contact Ikerbasque Prof. M. Ellero (mellero@bcamath.org).

2019

 

Position for a PhD student – Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Research Centre CERIS (http:\\ceris.pt/) is opening one position for a PhD candidate with background in the scientific area(s) of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or Environmental Engineering. The researcher will integrated in a group investigating mechanics of debris flows. The specific work involves investigating, through laboratory experiments and numerical data production with SPH and DEM, the effect of the size and concentration of wood elements on the macroscopic behaviour of debris flows.
The duration of the grant is 4 years.
To apply online visit
http://envhidro.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/applicationsist_lnec/
https://fenix.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/publico/genericApplications.do?method=viewApplicationPeriod&applicationPeriodId=288424233795616&_request_checksum_=52d29673d7e8065240b2d835acd9fb513b9627a1
Deadline for applications: 14th December 2019
For further information: Rui M.L. Ferreira (ruif@civil,ist.utl.ptruimferreira@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)

Position for a researcher with a PhD – Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Research Centre CERIS (http:\\ceris.pt/) is opening one position for a researcher with a PhD in the scientific area(s) of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or Environmental Engineering. The researcher will integrated in a group investigating hydrodynamics and geotechnical processes in earth dams subjected to overtopping leading to generalized breaching (project Dam and Dike Care). The specific work involves the development of a HPC compliant numerical model to introduce dam breaching processes in existing SPH-based CFD simulation tools.
The duration of the contract is 30 months. The monthly remuneration corresponds to level 33 of the single remuneration table of Portuguese public service workers (TRU).
To apply online visit
http://ist-id.pt/concursos/emprego-cientifico-projetos/
https://dot.ist-id.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/admissions/contest/853435771519019
Deadline for applications: 8th November 2019
For further information: Rui M.L. Ferreira (ruif@civil,ist.utl.ptruimferreira@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)

Postdoc position at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Bilbao, Spain
The “Computational Fluid Dynamics: Modelling and Simulation” Group at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics in Bilbao invites applications for a  postdoctoral position in Multiscale particle simulations in fluid dynamics using machine-learning techniques.
Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in engineering, physics or applied mathematics. Candidates with a strong scientific background in fluid dynamics and experience on HPC using particle-based methods (e.g. Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, Dissipative Particle Dynamics etc.) are strongly encouraged to apply.
For more information and to apply online, please visit http://www.bcamath.org/en/research/job/postdoctoral-fellowship-in-cfd-modelling-and-simulation-multiscale-particle-simulations-in-fluid-dynamics-using-machine-learning-techniques
Deadline for the application will be 13th September.
Contact for further information: Ikerbasque Prof. Marco Ellero (mellero@bcamath.org; +34 946 567 842).

Postdoc positions at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Bilbao, Spain
The “Computational Fluid Dynamics: Modelling and Simulation” Group at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM) invites applications for 2 postdoctoral positions (1+1 years) to develop SPH and related methodologies in the area of non-Newtonian fluid mechanics and multiphase transport processes for biomedical and marine applications. 
Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in engineering, physics or applied mathematics. Candidates with a strong scientific background in fluid dynamics and experience on HPC using particle-based methods (e.g. Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, Dissipative Particle Dynamics etc.) are strongly encouraged to apply.
For more information and to apply online, please visit 
1) http://www.bcamath.org/en/research/job/postdoctoral-fellowship-in-cfd-modelling-of-seabed-fluid-structure-interaction-with-application-to-offshore-mooring-systems 
2) http://www.bcamath.org/en/research/job/postdoctoral-fellowship-in-cfd-multiscale-fluid-dynamics-modelling-of-cellular-transport-and-adhesion-using-particle-methods
Deadline for the application will be 20th August, however evaluations will take place in a continuous manner, so the sooner the better.
Contact for further information: Ikerbasque Prof. Marco Ellero (mellero@bcamath.org; +34 946 567 842).

PhD positions at The University of Manchester, UK
2 Fully-funded PhD Positions are available at the University of Manchester to start immediately to develop SPH for two applications:
(i) Multi-phase flow simulation for flow transition,
(ii) Contained flows in motorsport applications.  
The PhD students will become member of our highly successful SPH research group at the University of Manchester SPH@Manchester working closely with our collaborators across Europe. 
The successful candidates should have a good first degree in a suitable Engineering discipline such as mechanical or civil engineering, including a sound knowledge of mathematics. Experience (or a keen interest) in computer programming would be a definite advantage, for example C++/CUDA. 
The projects are described in the PDF Files (PhD1PhD2).
Contact for further information: See the SPH@Manchester website for information about our SPH research group (link).
Informal enquiries regarding the project should be directed to Prof. B D Rogers: (email or by telephone +44(0) 161 306 2615).

PhD position at The Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery, Gdańsk, Poland
The Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences (IMP PAN) in Gdańsk, Poland conducts research in the field of fluid mechanics, multiphase flows, thermodynamics and heat exchange, laser measurement techniques, machinery dynamics, tribology and diagnostics of energy production machinery. We are currently seeking for a qualified PhD candidate to work on the subject “Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics for simulation of multiphase flows”, in the framework of the EU H2020 programme, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Innovative Training Network European Industrial Doctorate, the project COMETE, MSCA ITN-EID no. 813948.

A full time (40 h/week), fixed-term work contract is offered for 3 years. The PhD candidate will be based at the IMP PAN and secondments totalling 18 months are foreseen at partner institutions of the network, in particular at ESTECO (Trieste, Italy). The candidate will participate in schools and workshops of the project, and will present his research findings at international conferences. The PhD subject is of theoretical and numerical nature as it involves SPH simulations of two-phase flows with interfaces. The candidate will use and further develop in-house codes, introducing new physical and mathematical models. The PhD thesis will be submitted to IMP PAN Gdańsk. For further information, please contact Prof. Jacek Pozorski by email (jp@imp.gda.pl).

The gross salary, including the mobility allowance, is 2668.06 €/month. The family allowance, if eligible, amounts to 500 €/month. We are looking for a motivated candidate with intellectual curiosity, willing to work in the international research environment against tight deadlines, ready to gain experience also in industry, ready to share his/her PhD timespan between Poland and Italy (for the industrial secondment).
Specific requirements:
- a master degree in engineering (mechanical, chemical, aerospace or related field), physics or applied mathematics
- and very good knowledge of (and genuine interest in) numerical methods and fluid dynamics; familiarity with multiphase flows will be a plus
- knowledge of Linux OS and programming languages: Fortran, C++, Python or alike (for data postprocessing)
- operational knowledge and development experience of CFD software and/or parallel computing and/or GPU programming will be an asset
- good command of written and spoken English
- familiarity with the SPH method and its theoretical background is most welcomed.

Info on application and selection procedure, as well as formal details and documents needed for application can be found at https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/372569.
The COMETE project website is available at http://158.110.32.35/COMETE/.

Review of the applications will begin on 15th April. For full consideration, please submit all necessary documents by the end of March.

PhD position at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), USA
The Space and Fluids Engineering Research (SAFER) lab at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks a highly qualified student for a PhD fellowship with a starting date in the summer or fall semester of 2019. The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated individual with outstanding writing skills and a strong background in math, algorithms, and computer programming.  
The objectives of the doctoral project are the followings:
• Derive and prove the theoretical feasibility of a novel scheme for variable resolution in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code based on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH)
• Design an algorithm based on the abovementioned scheme and implement the algorithm into the CPU version of the SPH code “DualSPHysics”
• Use Graphics Processing Units (GPU) language to derive the GPU version of the algorithm
DualSPHysics is a state-of-the-art SPH code developed to study fluid problems with a high computational cost and heavily used in both academia and the industry. The DualSPHysics project is the product of an international collaboration among many universities and institutions. Among these, the University of Vigo (Spain), the University of Manchester (UK), the University of Parma (Italy), the Technical Institute of Lisbon (Portugal), the University of Ghent (Belgium), and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (USA).
The prospective student is expected to travel regularly to Italy under an agreement between NJIT and the University of Parma for a shared PhD mentorship. The point of contact and advisor at University of Parma is Dr. Renato Vacondio (renato.vacondio@unipr.it). Upon fulfilling all the requirements of the joint PhD program, the student will be conferred two PhD degrees within the same doctoral project: one in Mechanical Engineering from NJIT and one in Civil Engineering from University of Parma.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Individuals applying for the position must have a MS degree in Mechanical/Civil/Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mathematics or Physics, Computer Science, or similar fields with a minimum GPA of 3.50/4.00. A background in applied mathematics, mathematical modeling, algorithms and programming (C++ and Fortran) is imperative. Some background in fluid mechanics and heat transfer is also highly desired. Additional skills such as GPU programming (CUDA and/or other languages) will be considered as a plus. An overall TOEFL IBT score of 79 or larger (with speaking score>23) or an IELTS band score of 6.5 or larger is required. Provision of the GRE scores are strongly encouraged and will be considered as a plus. Females and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you are interested in the position, please email Dr. Angelo Tafuni (atafuni@njit.edu) using the following subject line in your email: “PhD Application SAFER lab (NJIT) – LastName FirstName”. Please attach the following documents to your email (please use cloud platforms for files over 5 MB:)
• A cover letter of 1-2 pages describing yourself and why you are a good fit for this job
• Your most updated CV
• Two reference letters
• An unofficial copy of your graduate and undergraduate transcripts
• 3 representative publications or reports (if available)
• Any proof of programming project (bits of code, websites, etc.)
Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2019. For full consideration, kindly submit all application material by February 25, 2019. The position will be open until filled.
More information here.

PhD position at the University of Innsbruck, Austria
The Unit of Environmental Engineering (IUT) is part of the biggest Education and Research Institution in western Austria, which is the University Innsbruck. The IUT belongs to the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering Sciences. The IUT seeks to fill a position within the basic research project “Computational fluid dynamics in sanitary engineering”.
Our goal is to couple computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with the description of bio-kinetic processes in order to derive to a more detailed description of the flow-transport-kinetic interaction in sanitary engineering problems. Our current focus is on the application of particle based Lagrangian methods (i.e. Smoothed particle hydrodynamics) to multiphase problems (water-gas-sediment) in wastewater management. The successful candidate will work with existing software engines (e.g. DualSPHysics) but also develop novel numerical models towards flow-transport-kinetic interaction and apply them to practical problems.
We expect:       
- MSc. In civil/environmental engineering or computer science or comparable
- Documented skills in programming (e.g. C/C++, Python, MATLAB)
- Documented experience with simulation of dynamic systems
- Knowledge of CFD - preferably with smoothed particle hydrodynamics
- Excellent communication and writing skills in English
- German language skills would be favorable for daily life but are not a prerequisite
We offer a 4-year PhD position in an exciting, multidisciplinary and internationally linked research environment. The position will be a 30 hours per week PhD position and the overall gross salary per year is EUR 29.573,60 (according to Standard personnel costs for FWF Austrian science fund projects).
Candidates should prepare application documents comprising a complete CV, grades and transcripts, relevant certificates, and URLs to relevant prior publications. Please apply online via the career portal of the University of Innsbruck (job code [TW-10310]) at https://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/karriereportal.home.
Deadline for application is 15.01.2019.
For questions please contact Prof. Wolfgang Rauch: wolfgang.rauch@uibk.ac.at

2018

 

Postdoc position at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) ), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado, is the United States primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The NREL Water Power Program and is primarily sponsored by the US Department of Energy and leads a portfolio of projects to research, numerically and empirically model, validate, evaluate, develop, and demonstrate innovative water power technologies covering Marine and Hydro Kinetic and Hydro Power technologies. 
NREL has several new job openings within the Water Power Program, including an immediate opening for a full time (40 hours per week) Postdoctoral Researcher with hands-on experience on developing high fidelity computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods. The successful candidate will work with a team of scientists and engineers at NREL in order to carry out research in the following areas: 1) hydrodynamic modeling; 2) fluid structure interaction; 3) system design load analysis; 4) numerical wave basin development; 5) model verification and validation. The ultimate goal of this work is to develop, verify, and validate predictive CFD-based simulation tools that can be used to design and optimize (floating) ocean energy system.
More information can be HERE.

Research Associate in SPH on GPUs SPH Group, School of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, UK.
A postdoctoral Research Associate position is available for an outstanding and ambitious individual to undertake computational research on the implementation of SPH software on single and multi-GPUs. The software has been developed on CPUs for SPH in Eulerian form enabling high-order flow modelling in complex domains. This is a parallel part of the project which will extend to thermal hydraulics and flow-induced vibration problems in nuclear applications. Existing GPU software for a single GPU will provide a start point for this position and be extended to multi-GPUs. You should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in mathematics, physics, or engineering, and have specialist knowledge in GPU computing. Expertise in developing numerical methods and parallel code for research in fluid mechanics is essential. You should be capable of working under your own initiative and within a team. Excellent communication and organisational skills are also required.
The appointment is for 24 months at Grade 6 (£31,604).
More information and the link to apply can be found here.

Postdoc position at Polytechnique Montreal, Montreal Canada.
Applications are invited for a postdoc position at the Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal (Montreal, Canada). The project is on the development of robust and efficient mesh-free particle methods, particularly MPS (Moving Particle Semi-Implicit) and SPH (Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics), for multiphase systems.
Polytechnique Montreal (Engineering faculty of Université de Montréal) is one of the largest engineering schools in Canada and ranks first in Canada for the scope of its engineering research. With cutting-edge infrastructures, today, it is one of North America's most vibrant centres for scientific and technological knowledge with professors, researchers and students from around the world. Successful candidate will be a member of “Canada Research Chair in Modelling of Complex Hydro-environmental Systems” led by Prof. Ahmad Shakibaeinia.
Requirements:
- Doctoral degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics or other relevant fields
- Knowledge and relevant expertise in fluid mechanics and numerical methods (especially particle-based methods such as MPS and SPH)
- Good programming skills in C/C++, and high-performance computing using MPI and/or CUDA are desired
- Good command of English and skill in scientific writing in English
-Good publication record. 
The position is available from January 2019. To apply please send your
- motivation letter (including your research background),
- detailed curriculum vitae,
- transcripts (unofficial), and
- the names, and contact information of two references
to Prof. Ahmad Shakibaeinia (ahmad.shakibaeinia@polymtl.ca).
Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the successful candidate is selected.

Research Associate in Quantum SPH SPH GroupSchool of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, UK.
A postdoctoral Research Associate position is available for an outstanding and ambitious individual to undertake theoretical and computational research that assesses the performance of contemporary numerical methods on anticipated future quantum computing systems. The project will look to propose enhancements to popular contemporary numerical algorithms to improve suitability to quantum architectures as well as provide a framework for practical numerical algorithm development for quantum machines for use by engineers in modelling and simulation.
You should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in mathematics, physics, or engineering, and have specialist knowledge in quantum mechanics or quantum computing. Expertise in developing numerical methods and parallel code for research in continuum or quantum mechanics is essential. You should be capable of working under your own initiative and within a team. Excellent communication and organisational skills are also required.
The appointment is for 24 months at Grade 6 (£31,604). The application link will open shortly, but contact Dr Steven Lind (steven.lind@manchester.ac.uk) for more information. 

PhD studentship at the University of Parma, Italy. 
Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) modelling of hydraulic turbines. A fully funded PhD studentship is available at the University of Parma (in Parma, Italy) in the framework of a Scientific collaboration between Andritz Hydro SAS and University of Parma. Andritz Hydro is a global supplier of electromechanical systems for hydropower plants and one of the leaders in the world market for hydraulic power generation. University of Parma is one of the institutions that leads the research on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamic modelling, actively collaborating with several different universities and industries around the world. Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamic was developed originally for astrophysics, then the method has seen rapid development in the last decade for application to engineering problems, including the simulation of hydraulic turbines. The research will be jointly supervised by Dr. Renato Vacondio (University of Parma) and Dr. Jean-Christophe Marongiu (Andritz Hydro). The PhD Student is expected to spend about 1 year working at the Andritz Hydro Turbine Research center in Villeurbanne, France (close to the city of Lyon). Moreover, the student will actively contribute to the development of the in-house SPH code developed at Andritz and to work in close collaboration with other researchers both at University of Parma and Andritz Hydro.
The studentship is funded with a salary of about €19,400 per year for three years. The research involves mathematical derivations, scientific computing and simulations of engineering problems related to turbine design. Applicants are expected to have a degree in Mathematics, Mechanical/Civil/Environmental Engineering or a related subject. Some experience on approximation of partial differential equations and/or on scientific computing is considered an advantage but it is not mandatory. Informal inquiries can be made to: Dr. Renato Vacondio (renato.vacondio@unipr.it) until the end of July.

Two Research Scientists and/or Post Docs at University of Siegen, Germany.

JOB 1:
The University of Siegen is an innovative and interdisciplinary university with some 20,000 students and 1,300 scientists, and 700 administrative and technical employees. The University of Siegen offers an excellent study and research environment encompassing humanities and social sciences, as well as economics, natural sciences and engineering, and numerous interdisciplinary research projects. The University of Siegen has been certified as a family friendly university and offers Dual Career Service since 2006.
The Computer Graphics and Multimedia Systems Group of the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Siegen - aims to fill at the earliest possible date the following vacancyone Research Scientist or one Post Doc (fulltime position, salary scale 13 TV-L).
This position is initially limited in time to a period of three years with potential for contract prolongation. The term is limited by the regulations of the German Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG).
Your tasks: 
Research and development of innovative methods of image- and scene analysis on RGB- and RGB-D images, or image sequences; real-time scene reconstruction, contextual scientific visualization, or physically based particle simulation (e.g. for fluids).
Your profile: 
You acquired both, a good scientific degree (master-level) in Informatics, Mathematics or Electrical Engineering, whereby your main focus is on Computer Graphics or Computer Vision, as well as a very good command of the English language, both, spoken as well as written. Moreover, we expect very good knowledge in object oriented programming (C++) under Linux/Unix or Windows, and solid skills in programming graphics hardware (GPUs). In case of a post doc application, we moreover expect excellent PhD grades in the fields of Informatics, Mathematics or Electrical Engineering with a clear relation to Computer Graphics or Computer Vision, which finds reflection in pertinent high-level publications.
You will be given the opportunity to work towards your dissertation or habilitation.
The University of Siegen is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the number of women involved in research and teaching. We therefore encourage qualified women to apply. The University of Siegen offers excellent opportunities to combine career and family. Applications from competent disabled persons are welcome.
Written applications including a full CV, certificates, grade transcripts and two letters of recommendation should be sent to Prof. Andreas Kolb, University of Siegen, ET-I, Computergraphik, andreas.kolb@uni-siegen.de, no later than 13/07/2018 under ref. mark 2018/IV/ETI/WM/51
For more information on the Chair and the University of Siegen please refer to our homepage http://www.cg.informatik.uni-siegen.de  and www.uni-siegen.de.

JOB 2:
The University of Siegen is an innovative and interdisciplinary university with some 20,000 students and 1,300 scientists, and 700 administrative and technical employees. The University of Siegen offers an excellent study and research environment encompassing humanities and social sciences, as well as economics, natural sciences and engineering, and numerous interdisciplinary research projects. The University of Siegen has been certified as a family friendly university and offers Dual Career Service since 2006.
The Computer Graphics and Multimedia Systems Group of the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Siegen - aims to fill at the earliest possible date the following vacanciestwo Research Scientists and/or Post Docs(fulltime position, salary scale 13 TV-L)
These positions are initially limited in time to a period of three years with potential for contract prolongation. The term is limited by the regulations of the German Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG).
Your tasks:
Research in the fields of simulation and visualization of massive particle quantities, especially for liquids and gases (Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics). You work in a team of doctoral students on state-of-the-art methods for physical-based visual effects and develop new concepts and algorithms in this area. Possibly you will be expected to teach 4 semester hours per week.
Your profile:
You have a very good scientific degree (diploma or master) in computer science (or equivalent) and good English language skills.In addition, good to very good knowledge in object-oriented programming (C ++) under Linux/Unix or Windows, we expect solid knowledge in the mathematical foundations of computer graphics and in the programming of graphics hardware (GPUs), as well. In the case of an application as a post-doctoral candidate, a very good doctorate in computer science, mathematics or electrical engineering with a clear research focus on computer graphics is expected, which is documented by relevant publications.
You will be given the opportunity to work towards your dissertation or habilitation.
The University of Siegen is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the number of women involved in research and teaching. We therefore encourage qualified women to apply. The University of Siegen offers excellent opportunities to combine career and family. Applications from competent disabled persons are welcome.
Written applications including a full CV, certificates, grade transcripts and two letters of recommendation should be sent to Prof. Andreas Kolb, University of Siegen, ET-I, Computergraphik, andreas.kolb@uni-siegen.de, no later than 18th July, 2018 under ref. mark 2018/IV/ETI/WM/77
For more information on the Chair and the University of Siegen please refer to our homepage http://www.cg.informatik.uni-siegen.de  and www.uni-siegen.de.

PhD studentship at University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.
The aim of the project is to develop of new class of SPH solver base on high order Riemann solver able to simulate turbulent fluid flows in nozzle injectors and turbines. The algorithm will be developed in the framework of the estabilished opensource project DualSPHysics (dual.sphysics.org).
The research will be jointly supervised by the research group coordinated by Prof. Maurizio Righetti (University of Bozen-Bolzano) and Dr. Renato Vacondio (University of Parma).
The numerical scheme will be validated by means of laboratory measurements performed by the TFD laboratory group of the University of Bozen in the Laboratory for industrial Thermo-Fluid Dynamics applications.
In order to gain admission to the PhD programme, you'll need to have obtained 300 ECTS credits (Equivalent to Master degree) and have some relevant academic or cultural background or work experience in the field of the PhD programme. In particular, knowledge on computational fluid dynamics as well as a good level in scientific programming will be considered as an advantage, but not mandatory. The candidate has also to demonstrate competence in the English language. (see https://www.unibz.it/en/faculties/sciencetechnology/phd-sustainable-energy-technologies/).
Informal inquiries can be made to: Dr. Diego Avesani (diego.avesani@unibz.it) until 8 July .
You can apply by 9 July 2018 in our application portal.
The studentship is funded with a salary of about €17,000 per year for three years, plus mobility.

Postdoctoral research position at Universidade de Vigo, Spain.
A postdoctoral research position is available within the framework of the Project “WELCOME - Numerical design of floating Wave Energy COnverter MEchanisms: efficiency and survivability", coordinated by Prof. Moncho Gómez Gesteira and Dr Alejandro J.C. Crespo.
This project seeks to develop a numerical model based on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics to simulate floating WECs, as well as to design mooring systems for offshore devices. The work will be developed at the Aerospace Engineering School in Campus As Lagoas, Ourense, Spain.
The applicants shall have experience in maritime hydrodynamics and hydrodynamics of floating structures. Experience in the development of wave energy converters (physical/numerical modelling) is also desirable. Preference will be given to applicants with a PhD in one of these topics. The candidates also need to demonstrate skills in C++ programming and in scientific writing and oral communication in English.
The selection criteria will value the qualifications (especially academic records during Bachelor and Master Programs), the experience and the ability of the candidates to fulfill the responsibilities of the position as outlined above.
The call is open from 01/06/2018 to 15/07/2018.
Employment conditions:
• Starting date: 1 September 2018
• Period: 8 months (8 additional months depending on the achievement of the objectives)
• Topic: Numerical modelling of wave energy converters. • Workplace: Aerospace Engineering School, Ourense, Spain
• Salary: ~2000 €/month (gross salary, full-time based)
Please submit your application by email to alexbexe@uvigo.es before 15 July 2018 including a cover letter and a detailed curriculum vitae with publication list (please highlight items related with the topic).

PhD student/Postdoc at Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence. Moreover, TUM regularly ranks among the best European universities in international rankings.  
The Institute of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering is granted a research project from German Research Foundation (DFG). With respect to this project, we have an open position for a PhD student/Postdoc in Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics modeling of slug flow.  
The successful candidate will contribute to the project with the development of a large eddy simulation model for simulating the liquid-gas pipe flow, specifically typical flows in different regimes, and analysis of the full developed slug flows. The goal is to understand the mechanisms of slug flow and to help the derivation of one-dimensional reduced-order models. This research will be performed in close collaboration with engineers in ILF Consulting Engineers located in Munich.  
Requirements:
• Master degree in fluid mechanics, applied mathematics or other relevant fields;
• Expertise in numerical simulation and computer program coding;
• Skills in programming in C++ and objective-oriented program, high-performance computing preferred;
• Excellent skills in scientific writing in English;
• Strong motivation and ability to carry out research in an interdisciplinary and international environment.
• Experience in Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics or relevant industry will be of additional advantage.  
Selection criteria: The selection criteria will value the qualifications (especially academic records during Bachelor and Master Programs), the experience and the ability of the candidates to fulfill the responsibilities of the opening as outlined above.  
Employment conditions:
• The position is available from 1st October 2017 for 32 months.
• Payment will be in accordance with German public service positions (TV-L E13).  
How to submit your application for this post. Please submit by email to xiangyu.hu@tum.de:
- A cover letter
- A detailed curriculum vitae with publication list
- For PhD candidates: full script of the Bachelor and Master courses with grades
- The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two references  
Deadline for applying: This vacancy has been opened. A first cut-off date for the collection of the applications is foreseen on March 15 2018. If the position is not filled, this vacancy announcement will be re-published indicating a second cut-off date.  
For further information and application, please contact Xiangyu Hu (xiangyu.hu@tum.de).

Post-doc position at Mälardalen University, Sweden.
This is a strategic recruitment connected to research activities on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) conducted at Mälardalen University, Sweden, with financing from ABB and The Knowledge Foundation. The aim of this position is to leverage our existing research experience on the topic to the next level and develop the area and associated research competence at the Future Energy Center in the long term. The successful candidate is therefore expected to be able to independently lead this research area at the university after 3 years. We are part of a larger consortium developing an open-source SPH code with the purpose of using it to better understand better energy-intensive processes and optimize their control and performance. The position involves working in cooperation with ABB as well as several other partner organizations. You are therefore expected to interact effectively with partner research institutes, industry, colleagues and other stakeholders and build long-term collaboration networks. The position is meritorious for academic development and shall include teaching at second cycle level both within your core competence and on a more general level, as well as administrative and management duties (in total up to 20-30%). More information here.
The position (post-doc/forskareassistent) is advertised through the MDH website: LINK

2017

 

Positions in ESS - Engineering Software Steyr Gmbh, Austria
- Post Doc Position for 3 years     Minimum wage: € 3600 per month)
- PHD Position                                Minimum wage: € 3000 per month)
- Permanent positions                  Minimum wage: € 3200 per month)
Requirements
- PhD degree in one of the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Mechanical Engineering
- Specialized in SPH, DEM for computational fluid or solid mechanics
- English language skills
- Adequate C++ and CUDA programming skills
- Good social skills
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Researching new and enhanced methods for a simulation tool called ‘SENSE’
- Working on research for funded projects
- Contract research for customers
- Implementing the methods in C++ and CUDA
- Documentation of the work
- Writing and contributing to publications
Contact: martin.schifko@essteyr.com

Postdoctoral fellowship in National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts, CNAM, Paris, France
WORKSPACE: M2N laboratory Le Cnam/Paris, 2 rue Conté Paris 3ème.
WAGE : 2500 €/month brut salary (about 2000€/month net of charges) 
CONTEXT: GPUSPH is a SPH parallel software adapted to GPU processors. Its development started in 2009. It is the product of a fruitful collaboration between CNAM (Paris – France), INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Catania, Italy), EDF (LNH, Chatou – France), BAW (Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau – Karlsruhe, Germany), Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA), North Carolina State University (Raleigh, USA). It has been used for a broad range of applications: dam failure, tsunamis, anchoring of floating bodies, lava flow,…. .GPUSPH has been developped both with C++ and CUDA so that it can work with GPU clusters (multi node computers, each node having one ore more GPU). 
At the CFD level GPUSPH integrates:
- several SPH formulations
- 3 different types of boundary conditions
- Inlet/outlet boundary conditions
- 2 turbulence models (k-epsilon and LES-Smagorinsky)
- fluid-solid interaction (evaluation of loads on rigid bodies, mobile walls, …) 
PROJECT: In order to better respond industrial needs, we need to implement new options and improve the existing ones. The present post-doc subject is 2-fold. 
1. Adaptative resolution
In the present version of GPUSPH the number of SPH particles depends on density parameters fixed initially. Many problems, like the flow around a car located in a wind tunnel or the evaluation of loads on a boat hull, lead to at least two spatial zones : one where a rough solution is sufficient and another one where more accuracy is needed. To avoid spending a lot of computing time with a prohibitively large number of SPH particles it is desirable to adequately develop adaptative methods, so that the number of SPH is increased in zones where an accurate solution is needed and decreased  elsewhere. 
2. Inlet/outlet boundary conditions
To simulate open flows like in wind tunnels it is necessary to impose specified velocities and/or pressure at inlets and/or outlets. In the present version of the code this is possible only with one boundary type, and the accuracy could be improved. Another target of our project is to improve the existing implementation and extend not to other boundary type. 
DURATION: The project end will probably be december 2018, so the duration will depend on the starting date : the sooner, the better. 
SCIENTIFIC PROFILE REQUIRED: A PhD thesis in scientific computing, numerical analysis or fluid mechanics is required. A good experience of C++ programming and parallel computing is also required. Practice with CUDA would be quite useful.
CONTACT: alexis.herault@lecnam.net

Postdoctoral fellowship in NUI Galway, Ireland
MedTrain is a new Industry-Academia Training, Career Development and Mobility Fellowship Programme at the CÚRAM SFI Centre for Medical Devices, co-funded by the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. MedTrain offers prestigious two-year fellowships to eligible incoming researchers in the area of Medical Device Research and Development. One of the research goals is development of meshless computational tools for applications to flow in medical devices and in biology, including cardiovascular flow, respiratory air flow, and drug delivery. The combination of complex geometry and large-scale deformation make these applications challenging and time-consuming for conventional mesh-based CFD. This builds on prior research on the Finite Volume Particle Method (FVPM) at NUI Galway. This method retains properties of classical methods in an arbitrary Lagrange-Euler meshless framework. Open research challenges include fluid-structure interaction and application to patient-specific models.
Interested candidates should contact Dr. Nathan Quinlan (nathan.quinlan@nuigalway.ie) for informal discussions well in advance of the 31 October deadline for submitting a full proposal.
For more information please see the MedTrain website.

EngD position on SPH:  Interactive Computer Simulation of Multiphase Flow in Deep Oil Well Drilling: Bournemouth University, CDE and Drilling Systems Ltd. 
The goal of this project is to develop an enhanced computer simulation model for the high pressure interactions of multiphase fluid (mud, cuttings, gas, oil, water) arising from oil well drilling, to compliment the model currently used by Drilling Systems Ltd.
The simulation will:
- Model the reservoir formation fluid, consisting of gas, oil, water (or any combination of the three) stored within the formation at very high pressure;
- Model the flow of multiphase fluid (mud, cuttings, gas, oil, water) material within the drill string;
- Be interactive and responsive to human interventions and scripted events.
- Operate in 3D to reflect complex well trajectory configurations. 
Due to the changing pressure in formation fluid caused by drilling, trapped gas may be released into the well or up the drill string. The sudden release of gas may result in “kick flow” events which need to be managed by the drill operator during the training exercise. Accurate and responsive simulation of this phenomenon is the aim of this project. 
For more information or to apply Click Here.

PhD position on SPH for solid-liquid flow: Monash University Australia
The focus of the project is on treating clusters of SPH particles as coherent objects and understanding how the equation of state and cluster constitutive equations modify the ensemble behavior of the mixture. 
This project will be performed under the supervision of Professors Murray Rudman and Joe Monaghan at Monash University. 
Interested candidates are asked to view the document at (LINK) and follow the instructions therein. The studentship is open to all nationalities.

PhD position on SPH for complex fluids: ZCCE Swansea
Applications are invited for a doctoral position in mesoscopic modelling of complex particulate systems at the Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering (ZCCE). The focus of the project will be on accurate modelling and simulation of the dynamics and mechanical properties of micro/nano-particles interacting with complex media and under complex microflow conditions.
Applicants are required to have a Master’s degree in related fields (Chemical, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering or Physics). The following subject backgrounds are also considered: fluid mechanics, rheology, soft matter, particulate systems, computational fluid dynamics, mesoscopic particle methods. Due to funding restrictions, this studentship is open to UK/EU candidates only.
Complete information here: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/engineering-zienk-spec-ph