Anyone interested in PhD or postdoc opportunities please contact Professor Omar K Matar.

Department of Chemical Engineering, Room 506
Imperial College London
Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2AZ

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Research Associate

Salary in the range: £36,070 to £43,350 per annum*

Fixed term 18 months

Applications are invited for a research associate position to work at Imperial College London, at the South Kensington Campus. The main role of the post holder will be to carry out research in the area of numerical modelling of multiphase flows with phase change as would arise in, for instance, wax deposition, and fouling in upstream and downstream oil-and-gas applications, respectively. The purpose of the project will be to create the next-generation multi-scale modelling tools for complex multiphase flows with input from molecular-scale models for the fluid phase behaviour. The numerical tools will incorporate advanced computational techniques, the use of adaptive mesh-refinement, and massive parallelisation. This post will be funded by a grant from PETRONAS on multiphase fluid dynamics and thermal management, in support of the RAEng/PETRONAS Research Chair for Professor. Matar. There will be synergies with on-going PETRONAS-funded projects in the Matar Fluids Group involving experimental studies of systems that feature coupled multiphase flows and deposition.  There will also be considerable synergies with the £5M EPSRC-funded programme MEMPHIS (PI, Matar) whose objective is to effect a paradigm-shift in the approach used to model multiphase flows.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, applied mathematics or a closely-related discipline. (S)he should have a strong background in multiphase fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and fluid phase equilibria, multi-scale and numerical modeling. (S)he should have considerable experience in developing models, numerical tools, and writing computer programs to implement numerical methods to solve flow problems, and parallelization. (S)he should have knowledge of programming languages (e.g. FORTRAN, C++).

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Omar Matar (

Closing Date   :  26 May 2017 (midnight GMT)

Our preferred method of application is online via this website. Please download the following application form and save to your computer. Once completed, please upload your application form prior to submitting your application.
Please note that CVs should only be submitted for Academic posts and must be accompanied by an application form. For all other posts, including Research and Administrative and Support posts, please submit an application form only, unless requested otherwise.

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