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Research Assistant in Combined Synchrotron Radiographic Quantification and Lattice Boltzmann Method

A new postdoctoral associate position is available at Imperial College London. Applications should be sent before January 01, 2019.

Solidification is the first step in the processing of almost all alloys, and the solidification microstructure often influences subsequent processing and in-service performance. A wide range of casting processes also deform the alloy as it is solidifying and an improved understanding and modelling capability is required to minimise defect formation and optimise productivity. This post focuses on (i) quantifying the development of solidification microstructure and semi-solid deformation behaviour in synchrotron radiography datasets, and (ii) developing a coupled lattice Boltzmann method – discrete element method (LBM-DEM) model to gain a deeper understanding of macrosegregation in casting processes. An important part of the project is close collaboration with experimental colleagues and particulate discrete element method modelling colleagues.

To undertake instruction of PhD and master students, as agreed.

Candidates/post holders will be expected to demonstrate the following

Imperial College London is a science-based institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any UK university. The Faculty of Engineering, consistently rated among the best in the world, is made up of ten academic departments and is committed to increasing its research activity by focusing on engineering-led multidisciplinary growth areas that target a number of global challenges. All of our academic departments are located on a single campus in South Kensington, giving a concentration of talent that creates a stimulating and vibrant research community. You can find out more about our staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements and our excellent professional development opportunities, here: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/staff-benefits/

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range 33,380 – 35,061 per annum.

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact Mrs Darakshan Khan (d.khan@imperial.ac.uk).

Further information can be obtained from Dr. Chris Gourlay (c.gourlay@imperial.ac.uk).


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