The James Weir Fluids Laboratory (www.jwfl.ac.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.
Currently, the James Weir Fluids Laboratory offers a fully-funded PhD Scholarship to develop a multiscale computational tool to quantify gas transport in shale rocks. These PhD studentships are part of the Partnership Project with University of Edinburgh and King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUP), Saudi Arabia, which involves the internally-leading research centres at MIT, Stanford University, Cornell University, Universities of Texas and West Australia. The student will work within an international research team which aims to transform the current digital rock analysis methodologies for quantifying flow properties of shale rocks. If you would like to know more about the projects, please contact Prof Yonghao Zhang (email@example.com).
This project offers outstanding opportunities for professional development of the PhD student in an international setting. The successful candidate will become expert in digital rock analysis, modelling of flow systems, and scientific computing. These skills will equip him/her well for engineering fluid dynamics in the growing oil/gas, water and transport industries.
Proposed Start Date: October 2018