Postgraduate research opportunities Electrohydrodynamics of Droplet Pairs

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Key facts

  • Opens: Tuesday 22 June 2021
  • Deadline: Thursday 30 September 2021
  • Number of places: 1
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Funding: Home fee, Stipend

Overview

The study of droplet electrohydrodynamics is a classic fluid mechanical problem, pioneered by G. I. Taylor and has continued to intrigue scientists to the present day. The proposed research project will further the field of droplet EHD by studying the dynamics of a pair of interacting droplets in an electric field.
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Eligibility

A bachelors degree (upper second class honours or higher) in Mathematics or a related subject like Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or Physics is required. Applicant should have taken at least one undergraduate course on Fluid Mechanics (any advanced Fluid Mechanics course is highly desirable). Some experience in basic coding in any programming language is a plus.

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Project Details

Mathematics and statistics are at the heart of all scientific and engineering disciplines. Strathclyde has a strong international reputation in the use of mathematical modelling and analysis to solve many problems relevant to industry, business and wider society. The department's research interests are in Analysis, Continuum Mechanics & Industrial Mathematics (CMIM), Health & Ecology modelling.

  1. D. Das and D. Saintillan, "Electrohydrodynamics of viscous drops in strong electric fields: Numerical simulations", Journal of Fluid Mechanics 829, 127-152 (2017).
  2. D. Das and D. Saintillan, "A nonlinear small-deformation theory for transient droplet electrohydrodynamics", Journal of Fluid Mechanics 810, 225-253 (2017).
  3. A. Bricard, J.-B. Caussin, D. Das, C. Savoie, V. Chikkadi, K. Shitara, O. Chepizhko, F. Peruani, D. Saintillan, D. Bartolo, "Emergent vortices in populations of colloidal rollers", Nature Communications 6, 7470 (2015).
  4. L. T. Corson, C. Tsakonas, B. R. Duffy, N. J. Mottram, I. C. Sage, C. V. Brown, & S. K. Wilson, "Deformation of a nearly hemispherical conducting drop due to an electric field: Theory and experiment". Physics of Fluids, 26, 122106 (2014).
  5. D. Das and D. Saintillan, "Electrohydrodynamic interaction of spherical particles under Quincke rotation", Physical Review E 87, 043014 (2013).

Further information

The ideal starting date is October 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

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Funding details

The studentship covers home fees and stipend (UKRI minimum level - currently £15,609 for 21/22). All candidates are eligible, but international candidates would need to pay the fees difference between Home and Overseas rates. The duration of PhD is 36 months (extendable depending on availability of extra funds).

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Supervisors

Dr Debasish Das

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow
Mathematics and Statistics

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Professor Stephen Wilson

Mathematics and Statistics

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Start date: Oct 2021 - Sep 2022

Mathematics and Statistics - Mathematics

PhD
full-time
Start date: Oct 2021 - Sep 2022

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Contact us

Dr Debasish Das (debasish.das@strath.ac.uk, tel no 0141 548 3817)