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2013 PhD Studentship in Multiphase Flows at University College London in UK

The Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London (UCL) offers PhD studentship in Multiphase Flows. Applicant applying for the studentship will have or be expected to obtain a degree in Chemical Engineering, or equivalent. The candidate is expected to have experience in Chemical Engineering, Effective written and verbal communication skills, time-management skills and ability to work in a team are also important. 

About Scholarship: The Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London (UCL) is seeking a Graduate Student for the experimental and numerical investigation of multiphase flows in micro- and milli-fluidic reactors. The aim of the research project is to understand interfacial transport processes and the scale-up of the involved transport coefficients in more detail, and thus to contribute to the efforts in process intensification and the translation from batch to continuous flow processes on the micro- and milli-scale.

The experimental characterization is accomplished by identifying the physical mechanisms of heat and mass transfer on the micro- and milli-scale using non-invasive, laser-optical measurement techniques (particle image velocimetry (PIV), laser-induced fluorescence (LIF)). In a second step, these experimental results will be used to validate and develop predictive multiphase flow models for computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

Therefore the open-source code Open FOAM will serve as a platform to develop a volume-of-fluids (VOF) based two-phase flow solver, which captures interfacial heat and mass transfer as well as chemical reactions. The obtained results will bridge the gap between the micro- and milli-scale, and will directly impact the efforts in process intensification and sustainable advanced manufacturing. 

Study: Multiphase flows

Course Level: PhD degree

Scholarship by: University College London, UK

Location: UK

Duration: 3 years

Value: £16,590 per annum + UK/EU fees

Eligibility: The candidate will have or be expected to obtain an excellent first degree in Chemical Engineering, or equivalent. Ability to analyze and solve open-ended engineering problems and develop simulation methodologies is essential. Knowledge in laser-based measurement techniques, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), C programming languages and Matlab, as well as expertise in chemical reaction engineering is desirable. The candidate is expected to have experience in Chemical Engineering. Effective written and verbal communication skills, time-management skills and ability to work in a team are also important. The post is only open to UK/EU citizens due to funding restrictions. 

Scholarship Open for: The UK/EU students can apply 

Apply: PhD application forms can be downloaded or completed online at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate-study under “How to Apply”. 

Deadline: March 29, 2013 

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