Research Fellow - HBE0020

Brunel University London - Liquid Metal Engineering

36 Months Fixed Term Contract.

Applications from highly qualified strongly motivated individuals are invited for a position of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the project “Upscaling Environment-friendly Cavitation Melt Treatment (UltraMelt2)” in Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST) at Brunel University London, U.K. This position, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is for 3 years with the salary depending on qualifications, experience and research track record of the candidate.

The project will involve the fundamental and applied studies on the mechanisms of ultrasonic melt processing, development and validation of computer process simulation; and is aimed at the scaling-up of ultrasonic processing to industrial applications in collaboration with industrial partners. Experiments with advanced characterization of cavitation and the related metallurgical and physical effects are in the focus of the project and will be performed in collaboration with a mirror project in Oxford Brookes University. The project is linked to a mirror project on modelling and computer simulation of ultrasonic processing run at University of Greenwich, UK.

The successful candidate will join a collaborative team working on application of ultrasonic melt processing to Al Mg alloys. He/she will be specifically responsible for advanced studies of cavitation mechanisms in liquid metals; validation of computer modelling, and pilot-scale technology development and trials. This is a team project so the successful candidate will collaborate with researchers in participating institutions and interact with other researchers and engineers in BCAST.

The successful candidate should have a PhD degree or equivalent in materials science and engineering, physics, chemistry or another related scientific or engineering discipline, and should have a strong background in experimental research. Expertise in ultrasonic phenomena, metal processing, and advanced materials characterisation is an important selection criterion. In addition, good communication skills and proficiency in written and spoken English are required.

BCAST is a speciality research centre focusing on solidification related research with an international reputation. BCAST prides itself on its innovation and creativity. Our activities cover fundamental research, technological development and industrial applications in the field of solidification and solidification processing.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Dmitry Eskin in BCAST (

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