Research Associate*

Imperial College London - Chemical Engineering

Campus: South Kensington

Applications are invited by highly talented researchers for a Research Associate position funded by the EPSRC Grant “Fluid Processes in Smart Microengineered Devices: Hydrodynamics and Thermodynamics in Microspace,” under the joint supervision of Prof Serafim Kalliadasis (Chemical Engineering, Imperial) and Dr Marc Pradas (Mathematics & Statistics, Open University).

The project concerns the theoretical-computational investigation of hydrodynamics of smart microengineered devices in the presence of complexities such as vapour-liquid interfaces and critical phenomena-phase transitions, thus ultimately bridging the gap between microfluidics and modern theoretical physics. It is in collaboration with the experimental microchemical engineering group of Prof Asterios Gavriilidis (Chemical Engineering, University College London).

The successful candidate should have a PhD (or equivalent) in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or other related area and a strong foundation on general mathematical modelling and mathematical techniques (analytical and numerical). A good knowledge of interfacial fluid mechanics and critical phenomena theory is highly desirable.

They will join a highly interdisciplinary team working on a wide variety of exciting projects at the interface between applied mathematics and engineering science fundamentals.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £32,380 - £34,040

The post is available immediately. The appointment is for 12 months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension. The post is based in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus).

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Prof. Serafim Kalliadasis (

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact Mrs Sneha Saunders (

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