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Postdoc position in nanoscale fluid-structure interaction at QMUL London (ERC project FLEXNANOFLOW)
A postdoctoral research position in computational soft matter will soon open in the Division of Engineering Science, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Queen Mary is part of the Russell group of elite, research-intensive UK universities, and provides an attractive campus environment within the heart of London.
The researcher will develop computational models of ultra-flexible nanomaterials in sheared liquids, using techniques borrowed from computational fluid and solid mechanics. The project will investigate the interplay between fluid flow, adhesion and elasticity in the nanomechanics of thin flexible 2D nanomaterials. The candidate will hold a PhD in engineering, physics, applied mathematics or related subjects, will have excellent code writing ability and will have a strong background in computational physics of fluids and/or solids. A solid knowledge of continuum mechanics and an interest in fluid-structure interaction problems at the nanoscale are essential. In addition to fluid or solid mechanicians, experts in computational aspects of adhesion, fracture phenomena and tribology are also invited to apply.
The official advert of the position will be out soon. This post is to scope potential candidates. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to start working in early summer 2017 or as soon as possible. For more information about the project, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The researcher will join a vibrant research team investigating the fluid mechanics of nanostructured materials (https://bottogroup.wordpress.com/), and benefit from the collaborative research and training activities organized by QMUL's Fluids Group: http://www.fluids.qmul.ac.uk/