|Location:||Patras - Greece|
|Funding for:||International Students|
|Funding amount:||Up to €3,500 or £2,984.95 (converted salary*) /month gross|
|Placed On:||14th September 2021|
|Expires:||13th November 2021|
The Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Rheology at the University of Patras has a Marie-Currie Fellowship opening at the Doctoral level, (“Early-Stage Researcher” ESR), under the supervision of Profs Yannis Dimakopoulos and John Tsamopoulos, in the following area:
MODELING AND FLOW OF ELASTO-VISCOPLASTIC MATERIALS
The research is focused on predicting and controlling deformation and flow of a group of complex materials abundant in nature and industry, called Yield-Stress (YS) or viscoplastic (VP) materials. These start to flow when a sufficient stress is applied to them but behave as solids otherwise.
In response to the challenge of predicting flows of YS materials, it is imperative to establish a coherent and efficient approach to predict such flows by (a) developing more accurate and general YS constitutive models, and (b) developing advanced numerical methods for computing complex YS flows. In this way, it will become possible to bridge the gap between science and modelling developed in academia (fluid mechanics, rheology, and computational methods) and process engineering (food, chemical, pharmaceutical, oil exploration, construction, etc.).
The overall goal of our research effort is to develop such models and test them in homogeneous and specific complex and practical flows.
The position is funded by a Marie-Currie ITN project for a period of four years. Candidates must have BS and MS degrees. in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Appl. Mathematics, or a related field. Review of candidate applications will begin on September 1, 2021, and will continue until the positions are filled, possibly before September 30, 2021. Prospective candidates should prepare a single PDF document including (1) a cover letter detailing motivation, research experience, and research interests, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) names and email addresses of two references. These can be sent by email to Prof. John Tsamopoulos at email@example.com.
In the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon the following skills:
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