Research Fellow in Fluid Dynamics

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7081087 (Ref.No. EPSPE1042)
Posted: July 14, 2021

Job Description

Do you have a fascination and energy for understanding the behaviour of fluids, and in particular the behaviour of particles and droplets? Can you demonstrate your expertise in the area, and your ability to design, analyse and interpret experiments that give us new insights? Do you want to develop your career in an active group at one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities?

We are seeking to appoint a talented and highly motivated Research Fellow to study the behaviour and interactions of droplets and particles. In particular, we are interested in furthering our understanding of droplet and particle interactions as droplets dry. This role will be part of an EPSRC funded collaborative project ‘Evaporative Drying of Droplets and the Formation of Micro-structured and Functional Particles and Films’ and is a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Durham and Bristol and 13 industrial partners. The project brings together modelling and experimental expertise to address the complex challenge of understanding the wealth of dynamics that change the distribution of material inside a droplet as it dries and how particles come together to form agglomerates and films. 

The research will primarily involve designing, performing and analysing experiments that enable our understanding of the collision and spreading dynamics of droplets and particles to be characterised, quantified and understood.  From these, the role holders will develop new insights and models which can be used to predict behaviour and guide design in industrial applications.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Andrew Bayly, Chair of Chemical Engineering

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0167 or email:

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Chemical & Process Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £35,845 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (12 months (grant funding))
Release Date:  Tuesday 13 July 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 15 August 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSPE1042

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