Past Announcements


PhD-Position - Numerical/experimental Analysis of a High-speed Water Jet in a Converging Nozzle The University of Luxemburg within its multi-disciplinary and –cultural environment has a PhD-position available in mechanical engineering in cooperation with industrial partner CERATIZIT Luxembourg S. à r. l. ( The objective of this study is to predict the fluid dynamics of a water jet enriched with particles in air as multi-phase flow. The description of the flow of the fluid, gas and solid particles will constitute the basis for the simulation of interactions of solid particles with the focussing nozzle. These results will be used to simulate wear effects of the nozzle. Validation of the model will be accompanied by field tests under industrial conditions. The successful candidate is expected to: (i) familiarise with the underlying physics, (ii) develop object-oriented software, (iii) predict interaction between fluids and solids, (iv) post-process predicted results in conjunction with a physically-based analysis, (v) compare experimental measurements and predictions to extract relevant features, (vi) document results and findings. Candidates should have a Master/Diploma degree in Engineering, Material Science, Mathematics, Physics, or equivalent required to pursue a PhD-study. This should ideally be complemented by the following skills: Knowledge of thermo- and fluid-dynamics, multi-phase flow i.e. water – air - particulates, Mathematics and numerical methods for CDF in particular Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), object-oriented programming C++, working languages: English, German or French, willingness to work in an inter-cultural environment. The position includes a salary of app. 2100 €. Interested candidates including students in their final year are invited to send an application including cover letter, CV, certificates, list of publications and projects and further relevant information electronically to: Prof. B. Peters, University of Luxembourg, Campus Kirchberg, Phone: +352 4666 44 5496

Simulating tsunami inundation using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH): Fully funded PhD position available at Bangor University (North Wales) A vacancy exists for for a PhD researcher in SPH. In this project, existing ocean-basin tsunami propagation models, such as those applied to the simulation of the Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami, will be used as boundary conditions to drive the three-dimensional SPH inundation model, which will simulate coastal impact, overland bore propagation, two-phase fluid/sediment flow, and subsequent land drainage. This novel and exciting application of SPH to such a globally significant aspect of fluid dynamics has implications for risk reduction in tsunami hotspots and, with recent UK government policy, for understanding extreme design risks necessary for the safe operation of the next generation of coastal nuclear power plants. For more information, please contact The deadline for applications is 16 February, 2014.

Simulating bed-load and suspended sediment transport with SPH: Fully funded PhD position available at EDF (Electricite de France). The existing SPH models for sediment transport will be extended to the new wall treatment and incompressible approach developed at EDF during the past years. Extension will be done to suspended sediment, following our tools available for thermal diffusion. Applications will be done to scour/erosion and modelling of sediment concentration in a water intake channel. We prefer candidates from the European Union. For more detail, please contact


Post-doctoral 2-year position at EDF, France: coupling SPH with a Finite Element solver for tsunami modelling. The aim of this post-doctoral work is to provide a two-way coupling tool in order to model a complete tsunami, from the generation/propagation phase on a large scale (using shallow water equations in Finite Elements) to the coastal impact stage on a shorter scale (using Navier-Stokes equations in SPH). In other words, we would like our Finite Elements and SPH codes to communicate and exchange data through a common open boundary. We have performed a first attempt of one-way coupling a couple of years ago for simple waves. The purpose of the present work is to extend it to two-way coupling and to apply it to tsunami modeling. The two codes are Telemac-2D (widely used open-source code for non-linear shallow water equations in Finite Elements using Fortran 90) and Sphynx (SPH solver for weakly compressible and incompressible flows using Cuda language for graphic cards). The codes are well-established and validated. The post-doc will take place on the EDF R&D site of Chatou (near Paris, France) under the supervision of Damien Violeau (senior researcher) and Antoine Joly (research engineer). The work may begin in the first months of 2014 and extend 24 months. The post-doctoral fellow will be employed by the “Ecole des Ponts ParisTech”, one of the leading academic institutes in France. His/her salary will be around 1900 euros per month (net salary). The post-doctoral fellow should have good skills in programming and hydrodynamics. Experience on the following topics will be much appreciated: SPH, Fortran 90, Cuda language, coupling methods. Candidates should be motivated by the proposed work and have a good ability for initiative and working within a team. European candidates will be preferred. The working language will be either French or English. Please contact Dr Damien Violeau

Prediction of Damaging in Hydraulic Machines: ANDRITZ Hydro R&D offers four PhD positions for the study of damaging mechanisms in hydraulic turbines. Four main damaging mechanisms can be identified: hydro-abrasive erosion, impacts of gravels and stones, cavitation erosion and droplet impacts. The research will aim at predicting local damaging intensity and the influence on the life cycle of the turbine, by using coupled fluid-structure numerical approaches. The numerical tools will consist in our mesh-less SPH-ALE software for the fluid flow, coupled with Finite Elements software for the solid components. The work will consist in developing new modelling features in our SPH-ALE tool that are necessary for the proper estimate of erosion phenomena, and in the development of a multi-scale framework in order to account for the whole life cycle of the machine. The research will be done in close collaboration with the LAMCOS laboratory from INSA-Lyon ( and the LMFA laboratory from Ecole Centrale de Lyon ( Each researcher will focus on one damaging phenomenon (intrinsically a fluid-structure problem) but the team will also share work on topics of common interest. The 3-years PhD positions are available from October 1st in Vevey (Switzerland), but half time secondments in Lyon (France) are anticipated. PhD candidates should hold a master degree (or equivalent) in mechanical engineering or applied mathematics. They should be motivated by applied research with a direct application in industry. Knowledge of C/C++ and CUDA programming languages is desirable. For more information on the project and the application process, please contact Dr Jean-Christophe Marongiu

Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) and PhD positions are currently available in the field of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) at Sabanci University, Turkey. The research specifically focuses on the modeling of Non-Newtonian multiphase flow, and fluid-solid interactions (FSI) and will therefore involve the development of an FSI-SPH solver with the capability of treating multiphase Newtonian and non-Newtonian flow problems. Suitable candidates should have a strong background in fluid mechanics and transport phenomena, and be able to program with Fortran and C programming languages. Our current ISPH and WCSPH codes are able to model single and multiphase Newtonian and Non-Newtonian flows. Interested candidates should e-mail their statement of purpose, and detailed CV including their publication records to Dr. Mehmet Yildiz,, Sabanci University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences. Only successful candidates will be informed about the outcome of their applications. The application deadline for PDF and PhD applicants are on June 15, 2013, and May 15, 2013, respectively.

Postdoctoral researcher in particle methods for fluid dynamics, NUI Galway, Ireland. A vacancy exists for for a postdoctoral researcher in particle methods at NUI Galway in the research group of Dr Nathan Quinlan. Research topics include development of the finite volume particle and smoothed particle hydrodynamics methods, biomechanics applications and marine renewable energy applications. Candidates should hold a PhD in computational fluid dynamics (preferably specialised in particle methods) with excellent programming skills. For more information, please contact The deadline for applications is 28 February, 2013.

Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University, Australia). Candidates are sought for a position of Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University. The research involves the application of a new turbulence model for Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamic simulations. The studies will include decaying and forced turbulence, air entrainment during pouring, and geophysical applications to water currents carrying and depositing sediment. The latter will involve collaborations with researchers in Lisbon. The research requires extensive experience in fluid dynamics and computational methods, with emphasis on particle methods. A PhD in a relevant discipline is required. A PhD in a relevant discipline is required. The position is for 2 years, with salary in the range $79,304 – 85,128, including 9% Super. Interested candidates are asked to contact Professor Joe Monaghan ( Deadline for applications is February 13, 2013.


Faculty Position at the Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University (Associate Professor, Applied Mechanics, Computational hydrodynamics): Kyoto University is looking for a faculty member having in-depth knowledge and carrier in hydrodynamics and hydraulic engineering, especially computational hydrodynamics. Starting date is April 1, 2013 at earliest (negotiable). Content of work consists of teaching and research. 1) Teaching: Teach courses at the B.S, M.S. and PhD levels. For the graduate course, teach seminar on hydrodynamics, coastal wave dynamics, continuum mechanics etc. For the undergraduate course, teach hydraulics and exercise, continuum mechanics, coastal engineering, river engineering, graduation research etc. The language for all of the lectures in the graduate and undergraduate courses should be English. The candidate is expected to contribute to the administration of the International Course of Global Engineering. 2) Research: Conduct research on the development of computational methods in hydrodynamics. Free-surface flows, multi-phase flows and violent flows are the main targets of the computational methods to be applied to simulations of floods, tsunamis and high waves for disaster prevention. In addition, it is desirable to conduct basic researches in applied mechanics, especially computational physics of fluids. Deadline for applications is November 27, 2012. For more information including required materials for application, visit:

Modelling non-Newtonian flows using Incompressible SPH (Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK). A fully-funded 3 year PhD studentship is available to UK/EU students for research into non-Newtonian flows using Incompressible Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (ISPH). This PhD project will use an incompressible version of SPH (originally developed with collaborators at the University of Manchester), and will extend it to model a number of important environmental and industrial non-Newtonian fluid flows. The candidate should have a strong mathematical and programming background (at least an upper second class honours degree, or equivalent, in engineering, mathematics, physics, or a related subject). Knowledge of Fortran and parallel programming is desirable. The application deadline is Monday 2nd April 2012. For more information on the project and the application process, interested candidates are asked to contact Dr Steven Lind (

Research Assistants and PhD candidates are being sought at the institute for fluid dynamics and ship theory of the Hamburg-University of Technology to support the CFD development related to an upcoming project in the area of computational hydrodynamics using Lagrangian Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics. The expected starting date of the three-year fellowship is March 2012. Master or Diploma applications from outstanding candidates aiming for a PhD. are invited. Work associated to the project is concerned with various aspects of computational modelling for SPH systems, multibody-hydrodynamics using SPH, advanced propeller flow modelling, floating body motion for multiple bodies, advanced soil modelling & fluid-soil-interaction, dynamic particle resolution, anisotropic & adaptive kernels, pre-processing & initialisation for complex CAD-based geometries See: For further information, please

Modelling wave impact on breakwaters with SPH: EDF R&D is now looking for a PhD student starting between October 2012 and January 2013. The work consists of using our SPH codes (Spartacus and GPU-SPH) to model the action of water waves on breakwaters. 2D and 3D simulations will be considered, with complex geometries including real rubble-mounded dykes. The validation process will be particularly important. The goal is to improve our knowledge regarding the stability of breakwaters as well as quantifying overtopping rates under particular circumstances. The thesis will take place near Paris (France) in EDF R&D's labs, and will be supervised by Damien Violeau. The candidate should have skills in fluid dynamics and programming (knowledge of Fortran and parallel programming is desirable), as well as the capability to work in a short team. Initiative and autonomy are appreciated. To apply, please contact


GPU modelling of wall boundary conditions in SPH: EDF R&D is now seeking for a post-doctoral fellow working one year, starting at the beginning of 2012. The work consists of implementing turbulent wall boundary conditions in an existing GPU 3-D code based on the SPH method. The work developed in 2010 and 2011 in Fortran by Ferrand et al. is expected to be implemented in the CUDA language. Validation cases will be required, as well as a real application case to be defined. The candidate should have good skills in GPU programming, and ideally some knowledge on SPH, although this is not striclty required. The work will take place at the Chatou research center of EDF, in Paris suburbs, and will be supervised by Damien Violeau and Christophe Kassiotis (from Saint-Venant Laboratory for Hydraulics). To apply, please contact

Modeling of Non-Newtonian Multiphase flows by Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics: PhD and MSc positions are currently available in the field of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics. The research specifically focuses on the modeling of Non-Newtonian multiphase flow, and fluid-solid interactions in the field of biomechanics. Suitable candidates should have a strong background in fluid mechanics and transport phenomena, and be able to program with Fortran and C programming languages. Our current ISPH and WCSPH code is able to model single and multiphase Newtonian and Non-Newtonian flows. Interested candidates should e-mail their statement of purpose, and detailed CV including their publication records to Only successful candidates will be informed about the outcome of their applications before November 20, 2011. Application deadline is November 15, 2011.

PhD position available in incompressible free-surface flows at EDF (Electricité de France), in Chatou (near Paris), France, starting Nov. 2011. The work will consist of two main topics: 1) developing active scalar diffusion in a truly incompressible framework, and 2) introducing particle refinement/coarsening. It will be done in the Spartacus software (2D and 3D) in Fortran 90. The goal will be, on one hand to extend the applicability of Spartacus to flows involving small temperature variations with buoyancy, accounting for turbulence damping effects; on the other hand to optimize the CPU time and memory for industrial applications, by allowing particles to split or merge, according to local gradient conditions and considering conservation laws. Applications will be proposed on coastal and river waterworks (free-surface flows). The candidate should have a good knowledge in Fluid Dynamics, possibly including turbulence, and an excellent knowledge in programming in Fortran with OpenMP. A small background on SPH will be appreciated. A strong motivation for scientific development and innovation is requested. Candidates should send their curriculum vitae to

PhD Position: Development of an efficient, stable and accurate three-dimensional parallel code for SPH at the University of Plymouth. Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship. The studentship will start on 1st October 2011. This research project is one of three being offered by the School of Computing and Mathematics; it is in competition for funding with the other two projects. The project which receives the best applicant will be awarded the funding. The focus of the project will be the development of a three-dimensional parallelized code for implementing the SPH (Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics) method, which can be used on the Faculty HPC (High Performance Computing) facility. This project will also require the need for a mathematical analysis of the key areas of the SPH method, such as boundary condition implementation, pressure equation formulations and the performance of various density and gradient corrections. The knowledge gained from this analysis will influence the code development. Validation of the developed code against test cases, for which experimental data and results obtained by alternative numerical methods are available, will also need to be carried out. This will allow an accurate, efficient, stable and versatile code to be produced. For detailed information see

PhD/Postdoc position available in Computational Biofluid Mechanics at The Institute of Aerodynamics at the Technical University Munich in the Microfluidics group. The position will be supported by the German Science Foundation, via the DFG Project “Numerical investigation of leukocyte binding in the human vasculature“. The candidate is expected to conduct independent research in the area of computational biofluid mechanics with a particular focus on cardiovascular blood flow. This project is based around the theme of atherosclerosis, in particular how this disease initiates and progresses. This topic is of great interest the world over due to the significant pressure it puts on health and monetary systems. In this project we aim to build a framework for studying the initiation of this disease via a coupled particlestochastic binding model. In particular we aim to model the transport of blood borne particles in realistic carotid bifurcation geometry utilizing Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamic (SPH) methods. This transport model for particles, in particular leukocytes, will be coupled to an endothelial cell receptor binding model in order to link the transport and surface biology. This investigation should allow advances in the understanding of leukocytereceptor binding and potentially identify conditions which are adverse from a mechanobiological perspective. The project will benefit from close collaboration with Dr. Comerford at the Institute for Computational Mechanics, TUM. The candidate should have an excellent knowledge of programming (especially Fortran) and a solid background in fluid dynamics and statistical physics. Previous experience with coding of particlebased algorithms (SPH, DPD etc.) and parallel programming would be beneficial. Interested candidates should submit a full curriculum vitae, covering letter together with academic records to the email address Dr. Marco Ellero, For more information click here:

Post-doctoral position in High Performance Computing at ETH Zurich Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position in HPC in the Chair of Computational Science (Professor Petros Koumoutsakos) at ETHZ to begin January 1st, 2011. Applicants must have demonstrated expertise in massively parallel computing and evidence of strength in a scientific discipline such as Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Fluid and Structural Mechanics, Materials Science. Experience in developing software for multicore architectures is highly desirable. The successful candidates will participate in an international,interdisciplinary team that develops methods and software for Scientific and Engineering problems with largely disparate temporal and spatial scales. A problem of particular interest involves multibillion element flow simulations on tens/hundreds of thousands of processors to investigate the singularity of the Navier-Stokes equations (one of the Clay Institute millenium problems). Applications should include a curriculum vitae including a list of publications and contact information of three references. Please e-mail your application to Professor Petros Koumoutsakos : Applications are welcome until the position has been filled.


PhD Position Cranfield University (UK) is looking for a PhD student to work on SPH method development including SPH – Finite Element coupling. The coupled method is intended for prediction of structural response to fluid loading. The project aim is to develop techniques for accurate prediction of aircraft structural behaviour during ditching on water, within a European collaborative research project. The PhD post is fully funded and open to UK and EU applicants only. The project should start late 2010. For more information please contact Dr James Campbell. A one-year MSc-by-research position is also available on the same topic.

Post-Doctoral Position using Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) for multi-physics code (finite elements, corpuscular, DEM, SPH) at ISAE, Département Mécanique des Structures et Matériaux, IMPETUS Afea France. See following link for more information on IMPETUS Solver: Duration : 12 months dates: Sept. 2010 – August 2011 (before is possible). For more information click here or contact: or

PhD Position EDF (Paris, France) is now looking for a PhD student in order to work on wall boundary conditions in turbulence modelling with SPH. The work should take place half at the University of Manchester (UK), half at EDF (France). The EDF code Spartacus should be used, on the basis of the recent developments made on wall BC. The work will be supervised by Prof. D. Laurence, Dr B. Rogers and D. Violeau. Starting before the end of 2010.

Modelling the multi-phase flows in Nuclear Decommissioning using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) A fully-funded PhD Position opportunity is available at the University of Manchester, School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering. This PhD studentship is part of a National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) funded EPSRC CASE Award in the exciting new area modelling of the multi-phase thermal nuclear flows and civil engineering hydraulics using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH). The PhD Studentship is available immediately. This studentship is to use SPH for various fields including scour around hydraulic structures and the heat-generating flows in the nuclear industry. For more information click here or contact: Dr B.D. Rogers (Remove _NOSPAM), Starting date: April or Sept 2010.

Modelling surface tension using SPH, 3.5 year PhD Position, Join an interdisciplinary collaboration using supercomputer fluid dynamical simulations to model surface tension. Our team has already adapted a numerical technique developed in astrophysics and applied it to a real-world application. This project intends to study droplet formation on the end of a pipette, where the surface tension strength will control "necking" behaviour and droplet size. This is a novel and innovative approach with many potential spin-off applications such as high speed jet fragmentation as well as droplet-droplet and oil-surface interactions. For more information click here: or contact: Tel: +44 115 9515160, Closing date: Jan 2010.


PhD Research Studentship in Fluid Mechanics, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, UK This post is part of an EPSRC grant which concerns the numerical modelling of extreme free surface flows, with applications to breaking waves, wave-structure and wave-vessel interactions. The emphasis of the work is numerical modelling, combining Boundary Element Methods (BEM) and Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), but there is also the possibility to undertake experimental work as part of the model validation. The successful applicant must have a keen interest in numerical modelling, ideally with applications to free-surface flows. They will have a strong academic background, and a willingness to participate in a challenging research programme. The studentship covers the full costs of a PhD programme (University fees and living expenses), but is restricted to UK and EU nationals. Informal enquiries would be welcomed by Professor Chris Swan, Applications should include a CV, and the names and addresses of two referees.

Post-Doctoral Position using Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) for SPH A three-year post-doctoral position is available at the University of Manchester, School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering, UK. This research project aims to use the novel approach of Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) as an efficient technique to accelerate our simulations of hydrodynamics using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH). The main purpose of this role will be to develop a multi-GPU machine for our own open-source SPHysics code ( You will familiarise yourself with the GPU architecture and programming language CUDA before addressing the best techniques for using multiple GPUs to simulate problems requiring many millions of particles. You will be expected to interact closely with our international collaborators in the SPHysics group and other industrial partners. For more information click here or contact: Dr B.D. Rogers (Remove _NOSPAM), provisional closing date: 20th August 2009.

Postdoctoral Position on multiphase flows, reactive transport and ice sheet dynamics. A two-year postdoctoral position is available at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (US). Primary job activities will be developing new algorithms and computer programs to simulate ice sheet dynamics and/or multiphase flow and biogeochemical processes in porous materials on the pore-scale level with applications to the subsurface flow, transport and CO2 sequestration. The applicant must have applied mathematics and computational modeling expertise as demonstrated in peer-reviewed publications in the field. Familiarity with current state-of-the-art modeling schemes is expected, including good familiarity with Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics and/or Dissipative Particle Dynamics. The applicant is expected to have developed computer programs for complex non-linear physical problems. For more information please contact Dr. Alexandre Tartakovsky,, deadline Dec 31 2009.

Multi-Phase Modelling of violent hydrodynamics using SPH A fully-funded PhD Position opportunity is available at the University of Manchester, School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering, Starting date: September/October 2009. This studentship is to use Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), an innovative meshless computational technique ideal for potentially violent free-surface hydrodynamics where the role of air and bubbles is important. The project will address the issues of identifying the best techniques for multi-phase modelling of mixtures such as air and water for cases such as the impact of breaking waves at beaches and coastal structures, or the slug flow problem for the nuclear industry. Development of a fully 3-D model with be validated with analytical and experimental lab data, and applied to real cases in fluids and structural engineering. Note: EPSRC-funded so open to UK & EU applicants only. For more information click here or contact: Dr B.D. Rogers (Remove _NOSPAM), Closing date: 15th August 2009.

SPH position on Multiphase Flows and Fluid-Structure interactions SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Department of Process Technology (Trondheim, Norway) has identified SPH as an important research tool for our existing and future clients in oil & gas, metallurgical and process industries. We wish to employ a research scientist working with SPH mainly on multiphase flows, but also on fluid-structure interactions. Candidates should have experience with SPH and preferably at a Ph.D. level. To interact with other people in our groups, it is also preferable that the candidates are familiar with traditional CFD and/or DEM. See full announcement at Submit application with references, CV and certificates to Personnel Consultant Anne Larsen, e-mail: Further information about this positions is available from Research Director Ole Wærnes phone +47-93059483 , or Research Manager Paal Skjetne, phone +47 9342342, e-mail Closing date: Immediate/February 28, 2009.

Postdoctoral reseracher in meshfree CFD A 33-month postdoctoral position is available at National University of Ireland Galway to develop, analyse and implement the smoothed hydrodynamics (SPH) and finite volume particle method (FVPM) mesh-free methods. The main themes of the research are boundary conditions, adaptivity and fluid-structure interaction. Applicants must hold (or have submitted a thesis for) a Ph.D. in computational fluid dynamics, with proven expertise in development, analysis and application of numerical algorithms. Research experience in SPH, FVPM or another mesh-free technique is highly desirable. Experience in any of the following areas is also desirable: mesh adaptation, fluid-structure interaction, high-performance computing, biomedical fluid dynamics, turbulence. For more information please contact Closing date: 10 June, 2009.


PhD studentship on SPH - Modelling Tsunamis from Reconstructed Landslide Scenarios using SPH . A fully-funded PhD Position opportunity is available at the University of Manchester, School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering, Starting date: January 2009 or as soon as possible. The project will address the important issues of identifying the best techniques for modelling landslides in the context of predicting the resultant hydrodynamics, validate with experimental lab data, apply to cases involving field data, simulate and identify effects of different landslide mechanisms on tsunami generation. This project will be conducted with the collaboration of the National Oceanography Centre (University of Southampton) as part of the NERC-funded Strategic Ocean Funding Initiative (SOFI). Note: NERC-funded so open to UK & EU applicants only. For more information click here or contact: Dr B.D. Rogers (Remove _NOSPAM), Closing date: 30th November 2008.

CFD researcher on meshless methods, 2 year position, potentially leading to a permanent position in the RESEARCH GROUP of Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN), Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (LMF), Hydrodynamic and Ocean Engineering (HOE) group. The researcher will be integrated in the HOE group of LMF/ECN (35 persons). This research group works both on numerical and experimental aspects of marine hydrodynamics. It manages large experimental facilities (towing and wave tanks). It has developed a variety of numerical models and does High Performance Computing (HPC). Requirements: PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics, preferably on meshless methods, with 2 years+ of experience. Experience in fluid simulation, code programming and HPC is required. Experience of different numerical methods, especially for free surface flow simulation, and knowledge of the physics of such flows will be appreciated. RESEARCH ACTIVITY: Numerical simulation of marine applications using the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method, reporting and participation to the management of research projects to which the applicant will be affected. CONTACT: David Le Touzé, Deadline: 01 Dec 2008.

CFD Engineer in development / application with SPH. HydrOcean is a startup consultancy company located in Nantes (France), dedicated to innovative CFD developments and applications in hydrodynamics and fluid dynamics. Our activity is dedicated to marine and offshore. HydrOcean is a spinoff from Ecole Centrale de Nantes Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, and one of our main activities is the development of an innovative CFD solver based on a SPH model. This solver is nowadays one of the most advanced SPH code for hydrodynamic applications, with about five full time developers shared between ECN and HydrOcean. As a new engineer you will join the SPH development team, working on the numerical model, developing new functionalities, and applying it to new industry fields. We are looking for a post graduated or a PhD in fluid dynamics. Experience in CFD development is needed. Preliminary experience in particle methods could be a plus. Your position in our startup will be very challenging, in a very dynamic, friendly and enthusiastic environment, at the crossroad of research and high technology industries. For further information, and application to this position, please send email to Dr. Erwan Jacquin, HydrOcean : Provisional deadline: August 2008.

2 PhDs in SPH in Microfluidics at Institute of Aerodynamics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the TU Munich (1) “Numerical modeling of colloidal suspensions with particle methods”, and (2) "Numerical modeling of turbulent flows with particle methods". The position will be supported by the German Science Foundation, via the Emmy-Noether Program “Unified Lagrangian particle models for the simulation of complex fluids and multi-scale flow phenomena”. For more information, please see Interested candidates should submit a full curriculum vitae, covering letter together with academic records (pdf.file, please) to: Dr. Marco Ellero, Institute of Aerodynamics, Technical University Munich Email:

PhD in Multiscale and Multiphysics modelling of Cavitation - ETZH & EPFL This project focuses on the development of computational methods in the CSE Laboratory (Prof. Koumoutsakos of ETHZ) in close collaboration with related experimental work at the laboratory of hydraulic machines (Prof. Avellan of EPFL). For more information see or contact Prof. Koumoutsakos

Cranfield School of Engineering – Crashworthiness Impact and Structural Mechanics (CISM) group is interested in supporting a PhD student jointly with the Engineering and Physics Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the field of the SPH method development and application. Range of problems of interest for application of the SPH method include: Fragmentation and failure of materials under impact and blast loading, Impact of aircraft structures onto water or soil, Bird strike caused damage including penetration of bird through the aircraft skin and interaction with the inner parts of the structure, Wave loading of offshore/naval structures. Work is strongly analytical in character, involving development and implementation of numerical techniques and constitutive models into a non-linear finite element code followed by verification tests. Applicants should be British nationals and have a first-class or upper second-class degree in the physical sciences or engineering with a bias towards materials or applied mathematics. Candidates are unlikely to have experience in all of the above, but should not be discouraged from applying for that reason. The research engineer will receive a tax free stipend of at least £12k p.a. depending upon entry requirements and experience. Contact: Prof. Rade Vignjevic, Tel: 01234 754736, Structures Impact and Machine Dynamics Fax: 01234 752149, School of Engineering, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedford MK43 0AL.


PhD studentship on SPH - Modeling micro-fluidics with particle methods. A full research position initially for two years is available for a good candidate (Master Degree or equivalent with high grade) with a background in mechanical engineering, physics or equivalent interested in numerical modeling on micro-fluidics with particle methods (dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) or smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH)).This research will be a part of the work which leads to a doctor degree in mechanical engineering. Contact: Xiangyu Hu, Email: Deadline: End of July 2007.

Two-years Postdoctoral position in Computational Astrophysics at the University of Tübingen (Germany) , within the research group on SPH. The research activities of the Institute include Astronomy, Instrumental Design/High Energy Physics, Computational Physics and Theoretical Astrophysics. The successful applicant will carry out original research in a project regarding the application of the numerical method Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) in the context of Planet Formation. In particular, the candidate is expected to develop new algorithms to include porosity models into the SPH method to simulate collisions of porous pre-planetesimals. Relevant experience in these fields is highly desirable. Deadline for application (including a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research interests and experience, and the names (address, email) of three potential referees) is August 15th 2007. Contact: Dr Roland Speith, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Tübingen (IAAT)

Short-term post-doctoral position in naval engineering at Virginia Tech. This short term (less than 1 year) post-doctoral position is to apply SPH to calculating dynamic pressures and forces on an air-cushion vehicle skirt and other deformable attachments in large waves. The position is open immediately and regardless of start date will likely need to end May 31, 2008. For further information please contact Leigh McCue

EDF R&D / LNHE is now offering a post-doctoral position for a duration of 18 months, possibly starting as soon as possible in 2007, to work on multiphase developments and applications of the lagrangian numerical method SPH. THe post is part of a 5-partner European SPH Initiative (ESPHI) project and will involve 6 months posted at the University of Manchester, followed by 12 months at EDF in Chatou, France. Any interested person can contact Dr Damien Violeau directly. Deadline: Open. More information - click here.

Post-doc Position available at the University of Bristol, U.K. in meshless point vortex methods. Follow the link for a poster announcement, or here for Online applications. More information about the Department, here. Contact Dr Lorena Barbara, by 1st May 2007.

Senior Computational Scientist Reference: 2007/284, CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences is seeking to appoint a Senior Computational Scientist to join the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) group in Melbourne. The successful applicant would work in dynamic, leading-edge areas of CFD involving the development and use of computational software for the numerical simulation of granular and fluid flows. This position offers the opportunity to be highly creative, exercise significant initiative, develop a strategic and/or leadership role within the group be innovative in developing novel algorithms, publish in reputed journals and conferences, co-supervise interns, post-docs and PhDs, interact with leading-edge users of CFD solutions and software, work on developing leading-edge applications, work as part of a high-performing, energetic and dynamic team of CFD scientists and code-developers. Tenure: Indefinite. click here. Contact: Dr Paul Cleary,, deadline: 11th April 2007.

Computational Scientist - Algorithm Development and Applications, Reference: 2007/171, CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences is seeking to appoint a Research Scientist to join the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) group in Melbourne. The successful applicant would work in dynamic, leading-edge areas of CFD involving the development and use of computational software for the numerical simulation of granular and fluid flows. The successful applicant will be a dynamic and highly motivated person with significant expert knowledge of usage of CFD to solve application problems, CFD solution algorithms (FEM, DEM and SPH) and strong problem solving skills. Salary : AUD$72 to 97K,Tenure: Indefinite, Melbourne, Australia. click here. Contact: Dr Paul Cleary,, deadline: 11th April 2007.

Post Doctoral Fellow in SPH Modelling of Fluid-structure Interaction, Reference: 2007/201. The CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences has an exciting opportunity for a Post Doctoral Fellow to join the application team to work with leading edge simulation software. Fluid flow interacting with complex moving bodies, particularly when these are self-propelling, possibly flexible and involving significant free surface interaction,splashing and wake formation are an exciting class of problems that present significant challenges to CFD. SPH is a meshless method that has significant advantages for modelling such flows. The successful applicant will be a dynamic and highly motivated person with a knowledge of computational fluid dynamic methods, scientific programming skills in C++ and or F90 and strong problem solving skills. Salary : AUD$65 to 67k, Tenure: 3 years, Melbourne, Australia click here Contact: Dr Mahesh Prakash,, deadline: 17th April 2007.

Post Doctoral Fellow in Multiscale Modelling, Reference: 2007/220. The CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences is seeking a Post Doctoral Fellow to work closely with the development team on leading edge DEM, SPH and FEM simulation software to develop advanced CFD based multiscale modelling capabilities applicable to a very broad range of areas. Multiscale modelling is emerging as an important approach for overcoming the difficulties created for simulation by the large ranges of spatial and time scales found in many industrial, biological and geophysical problems. The successful candidate will also develop and implement methodologies for the characterisation of complex flows, the automatic generation of appropriate microscale models and for the robust mapping of information between macro and microscales for both 1-way and 2-way coupling. You will also be responsible for the development of new microscale simulation models including porous media, prediction of particulate fracture, moisture transport in fluid films, two and three phase fluid rheology, phase change and solidification. This is an exciting opportunity to work with leading edge simulation software and participate in the development of an emerging technology that addresses one of the most challenging problems in complex flow simulation. Salary: AUD$65 to 67k, Tenure: 3 Years, Melbourne, Australia click here, Contact: Dr Matthew Sinnott,, deadline: 17th April 2007

2 Post-Doctoral Research Positions: Ensemble Prediction of Inundation Risk and Uncertainty arising from Scour (EPIRUS), University of Plymouth, UK. Please click here for more information regarding these positions and an application form. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Qingping Zou on 01752 233698 or email Deadline: 12 noon, Friday 19 January 2007.


BAE SYSTEMS Advanced Technology Centre, Material Dynamics Group, Filton, Bristol. The Material Dynamics Group is part of the Mathematical Modelling Department. The group's activities are focused on the analysis of a wide range of engineering problems using in-house developed computer programs, proprietary packages, and university developed software. Example applications include bird strike, crashworthiness, and fuel sloshing. An opportunity exists within the Group to work on CFD, structural analysis, and the development of a Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics code. The post would suit a graduate with a 2:1 or 1st or a doctorate/masters, in the fields of Engineering, Physics or Mathematics. Experience in one of the following would be advantageous: coupled fluid structural analysis, impact analysis, SPH and experience of LS-DYNA, CFX, Hypermesh, or MSC-Patran would be an advantage. Closing date: 27/2/06 Please send CV & covering letter to Robert Banim

Position as postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics of the University of Oslo, "Applications of Regularized Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics to gravitationally dominated fluids in astrophysics", is available. Further information: Professor Jan Trulsen, phone.: (+47) 22 85 65 40, email:, Deadline: 15th December, 2006

Ph.D. at the University of Manchester, U.K., deadline 30th June 2006.