EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics

University of Leeds – Engineering/Environment/Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Positions available for 2018 in our EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics

Programme: Integrated PhD and MSc in Fluid Dynamics

Programme duration: 4 years

Application deadline: 19th January 2018

Entry Requirements: A degree equivalent to a UK first class honours, or a high upper second class, in an engineering, mathematics or science discipline.

About: The CDT offers a four year programme that combines an integrated MSc (completed over the first two years) paired with a three year PhD-level research programme. This gives you a combination of bespoke taught modules and inter-disciplinary research training. You will be part of a supportive cohort of research students with different academic backgrounds, all focusing on different aspects of Fluid Dynamics.

During the taught aspects of your course you will receive a range of tailored seminars, lectures and practical laboratories to cover the computational, experimental and analytical aspects of Fluid Dynamics. This provides you with a strong background to the fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics, thus significantly broadening the PhD topics you can choose from. In addition you will have access to a wide range of personal development activities. These include: attending and contributing to regular seminar series, workshops, conferences and training events. Your PhD research will be supported by supervisors from at least two different participating Schools, providing you with the opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary study. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside either an international academic or industrial partner for an extended placement. Indeed, the CDT has strong industrial participation by companies such as BAE Systems, Procter and Gamble, Sellafield Ltd, etc. Visit www.fluid-dynamics.leeds.ac.uk/partners for a list of industrial partners.

The major research areas of the CDT are encompassed in five cross-disciplinary themes:

  • Reacting Flows, Mixing and Safety
  • Environmental Flows
  • Geophysical Flows
  • Microflows and Heat Transfer
  • Particulate Flows, Sediments and Rheology

Fluid Dynamics is central to many organisations and the need for highly-skilled employees, with a broad and deep knowledge of fluid flow, is growing rapidly. Fluid dynamics sits at the centre of our lives. The weather we experience, the products we use, the food we eat, cars we drive, medical care we receive all depend on fluid dynamics. The ability to measure, model and predict fluid flows is therefore critically important to the innovation of processes and products across almost all industries, and to the monitoring and prediction of environmental processes.

Funding: A full standard studentship consists of academic fees (£4,195 in Session 2017/18), together with a maintenance grant (£14,553 in Session 2017/18) paid at standard Research Council rates and a Research Training Support Grant (RTSG). Generally, UK students will be eligible for a full award and other European Union applicants will be eligible for an award paying academic fees and RTSG only, except in cases where residency in the UK has been established for more than 3 years prior to the start of the programme of study. Places are available for students who have their own funding. We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

Further information:

Visit our website: www.fluid-dynamics.leeds.ac.uk

If you have an informal enquiry please contact our CDT support team

e: fluid-dynamics@leeds.ac.uk

t: +44 (0)113 343 8000

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