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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics

Seminar: The dynamics of tropical cyclones

The first ICAS external seminar of the year is on Tuesday 11th October, 2-3pm in the SEE Level 8 seminar rooms.

The speaker is Roger K Smith, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Germany who is talking on "The dynamics of tropical cyclones".

A full abstract is available here.

Seminar: Hydrodynamic interactions and mass transfer in suspensions – a particle's perspective

We are pleased to announce that Prof Jos Derksen, a world-leading expert in modelling multi-phase flow is coming to give a Frontiers lecture in October (details below). If anyone is interested in meeting with Prof Derksen, please contact Prof Bayly direct.

Hydrodynamic interactions and mass transfer in suspensions – a particle's perspective
Prof. Jos Derksen
University of Aberdeen - School of Engineering

October 26th, 2016.
1 – 2 pm Lecture Theatre C (1.05) – Houldsworth Building, School of Chemical and Process Engineering


Many chemical engineering processes rely on mass transfer between a solids phase and a liquid phase. Agitation and fluidization of dense solid-liquid suspensions are common ways of enhancing transfer rates. Slip velocities between the phases contribute to the transport of species towards and away from the solid-liquid interfaces. We present detailed simulations of flow dynamics and mass transfer in dense suspensions with explicit resolution of the solid-liquid interfaces. Challenges we face relate to the high Schmidt numbers usually associated with liquids which ask for dedicated numerical methods for sufficient resolution of the (fine) mass-transfer boundary layers, and to handling interactions between non-spherical particles in dense suspensions.

Fluids and MHD seminars 2015-16

Semester 1, 2016-2017
Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in MALL 1 & 2, School of Mathematics

Campus map showing our location

Forthcoming seminars

Thu 29th September, 2016
4:00 PM
Helen Burgess (School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews) 
Scaling theory for vortices in the two-dimensional inverse energy cascade
Thu 6th October, 2016
4:00 PM
Julian Mak (School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh) 
A new gauge invariant method for diagnosing eddy diffusivities
Thu 20th October, 2016
4:00 PM
Ed Llewellin (Department of Earth Sciences, University of Durham) 
Slugs and plugs: multiphase magma flow in basaltic volcanic conduits
Thu 27th October, 2016
4:00 PM
Anne Juel (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manchester) 
Using inkjet printing to deposit lines of fluids
Thu 3rd November, 2016
4:00 PM
Nobumitsu Yokoi (Insitute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo) 
Large-scale flow induction by inhomogeneous turbulent helicity
Thu 10th November, 2016
4:00 PM
Rob Lamb (JBA Trust) 
Thu 17th November, 2016
4:00 PM
Sylvain Laizet (Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London) 
A 2D domain decomposition, a customized immersed boundary method and a zest of numerical dissipation: a successful cocktail to tackle turbulence on supercomputers
Thu 1st December, 2016
4:00 PM
Andrew Hillier (Department of Mathematics, University of Exeter) 
Thu 8th December, 2016
4:00 PM
Xiomara Marquez Artavia and Joshua Kirk (School of Mathematics, University of Leeds) 

Further information:

Click here to view past seminars.

CDT Open Day – 9 November 2016

Whether you've already applied or plan to apply to one of the EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training offered by the University of Leeds come along to our CDT Open Day. Meet the CDT directors and current students, learn more about the Centres for Doctoral Training programmes, and have the opportunity to get your questions answered.

The EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) bring together diverse areas of expertise in order to train researchers to address engineering and science related problems. They draw on world class and internationally recognised research from a range of disciplines and provide students with the knowledge and skills through which to address today's global issues and prepare them for future challenges.

The University of Leeds hosts the following integrated MSc/PhD programmes, each have up to 10 fully funded places available for September 2017 entry and will be in attendance at the Open Day:

  • Bioenergy
  • Complex Particulate Products & Processes
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Integrated Tribology
  • Nuclear Fission – Next Generation Nuclear
  • Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine – Innovation in Medical & Biological Engineering

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The Pint of Science 23-25 May 2016

The Pint of Science international festival is coming to Leeds for the first time! We'll be in three Leeds pubs on 23-25 May to bring you talks from University of Leeds scientists as well as demos, quizzes and prizes. Come along for a couple of drinks and learn about some of the world class research that goes on here in Leeds.

Tickets are just £4 each and can be purchased from

CDT Poster Evening 5 May 2016

The CDT poster evening will showcase students’ posters and research from the following Centres for Doctoral Training at the University of Leeds:

  • Bioenergy
  • Complex Particulate Products and Processes
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Integrated Tribology
  • Next Generation Nuclear
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine – Innovation in Medical and Biological Engineering
  • As well as posters from the Water@Leeds Centre
  • 17:15-17:25 - Welcome
  • 17:25-18:25 - Poster Presentations
  • 18:25-18:45 - Poster Prizes


Be Curious Festival 19 March 2016

First year CDT students are presenting a stand of interactive demonstrations of Fluid Dynamics and their applications for health and wellbeing. We even have a 3-D printed nose! Come along and see us in the foyer of Mechanical Engineering!

More information on the event:

Open Days and Careers Fairs

The CDT's at Leeds have a representative attending the following open days and careers fairs.

Internal Events

  • Autumn Careers Fair, The Edge – 12/10/2015
  • Russell Group Roadshow, Parkinson Building – 03/11/2015
  • CDT Open Day, Engineering – 04/11/2015
  • University of Leeds Postgraduate Open Day - 05/02/2016

External Events

  • FindaPhD, University of Cambridge – 28/10/2015
  • FindaPhD, University of Oxford, 29/10/2015
  • Russell Group Roadshow, University of Bristol – 02/11/2015
  • Postgraduate Fair, University of Manchester – 16/11/2015
  • Postgraduate Studentships, London – 01/12/2015

Postgraduate Open Day – 5th February 2016

Centres for Doctoral Training Open Day – 4th November 2015

Interested in studying for a PhD? Come along to the EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training Open Day at the University of Leeds. We have up to 40 fully funded PhD studentships available to UK/EU students for 2016 entry within the following areas:

There will be the opportunity to attend talks giving an overview of what each programme has to offer, and you will get to meet some of the staff and ask questions about the programmes over lunch.

To attend please register here: you will then be sent further information for the day.

When: Wednesday, 4 November 2015 from 13:00 to 16:00 (GMT)
Where: University of Leeds - Leeds LS2 9JT

Launch Conference 16th April 2015

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics at the University of Leeds held a one day conference to celebrate its launch in the academic year 2014/15. The conference took place on Thursday 16th April 2015 at University House. Around 80 people attended, with guests from across different Faculties as well as external partners. Four guest speakers presented at the conference, reflecting the broad range and multidisciplinary nature of research conducted in the Centre.

For further details on the event and to view the speakers’ presentations, please click ‘read more’.

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Engineering Experience 21st March 2015

On Saturday 21st March, the EPSRC CDT Fluid Dynamics students assisted with this free, public event in the Parkinson Court at the University of Leeds, designed to demonstrate the importance of Engineering disciplines. The students had their own stand, demonstrating interactive, hands-on activities related to their field. The event was suitable for all ages, with demonstrators from other Engineering disciplines, such as Medical, Civil and Electrical Engineering, showing just how exciting science can be.

Engineering Experience

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