5 Fully-funded PhD Scholarships
James Weir Fluids Laboratory, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of
Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.
The James Weir Fluids Laboratory (www.jwfl.org.uk) is an acknowledged UK centre for fluid dynamics
research, with regular international industrial and academic visitors, and forms a highly supportive local
research environment for its postgraduate students. JWFL exists to explore the fundamental flow
physics that facilitates new fluids technologies underpinning energy, sustainability, nanotechnology,
health, and transport. To do this, we have developed simulation tools to enable researchers and
industry to test new concepts, products and designs; we have experimental platforms for microfluidics
and rheology; and we are skilled in industrial computational fluid dynamics including molecular
dynamics and kinetic methods on local and national high-performance computers.
Currently, the James Weir Fluids Laboratory offers 5 fully-funded PhD Scholarships to work on the
projects below (the information about projects and academic supervisors can be found in our website
- Aerodynamic drag reduction through modulation of micro-scale flows at the boundary layer
- Lab-on-chip for complex fluid characterisation
- Enhancing oil/gas recovery rate: developing a computational tool to predict oil/gas flows in porous
- Multiscale modelling of water filtration processes
- Modelling particle/fluid/surface interactions and their effects on corrosion and erosion of oil/gas
These projects offer outstanding opportunities for professional development of the PhD students in an
international setting. The successful candidates will become experts in either experimentation or
modelling of flow systems. These skills will equip him/her well for engineering fluid dynamics in the
growing oil/gas, pharmaceutical, water, and transport industries.
Student eligibility: Applicants must be UK or EU nationals and should have a 1st or 2:1 degree or
equivalent in engineering, physics, applied mathematics or related areas, with a background in fluid
mechanics. The annual stipend is £13,726 per year (tax free) for 3 or 3½ years, with all other PhD fees
paid. Start dates are by arrangement, ideally during 2014. For the applicants outside of EU, these
scholarships do not provide overseas fee which is about £11,000 per year.
How to apply: Please send a full Curriculum Vitae with the contact details of at least two academic
referees, by email to Dr Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org). In the application letter, please state why
you are applying for these Scholarships and which project(s) you are interested in. We encourage
applications as soon as possible, the deadline for applications is 8th February.