Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Complex Fluid Mechanics Grade 7

University of Liverpool - Faculty of Science and Engineering, Centre for Engineering Dynamics

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to work within the School of Engineering, on a grant funded by the ESPRC. The project will involve experimental investigations of complex fluids in large-scale pipe and channel flow facilities using advanced laser techniques. The post supports the award of a Fellowship to Professor Rob Poole to investigate instabilities in complex fluid flows. You will support one aspect of the Fellowship by investigating the flow of wormlike surfactant solutions in large-scale pipe and channel flow facilities using particle image velocimetry (PIV) and laser Doppler velocimetry. Modifying the pipe flow facility such that PIV measurements can be made under partially-filled conditions will also be required. You will also be expected to design and commission a smaller-scale pipe flow rig, for pressure-drop measurements only, and support additional projects within the complex fluids laboratory. You will have a PhD, (or be about to obtain), in a relevant area (e.g. physics or engineering) with experience using laser techniques for fluid flow measurements. In particular experience of PIV is essential and, ideally, stereoscopic PIV applied to complex fluids. Experience of designing or modifying experimental rigs would also be desirable. Experience of rheological measurement techniques and processing large data sets would be advantageous. The post is available until 31 January 2020.

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