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Early Stage Researchers
« -: 25.02.2009, 15:32:26 »

Dear colleague,

Attached, please find the announcement of two openings for Early Stage
Researchers (one computational, one experimental) in the frame of a
Marie-Curie Initial Training Network on "Multi-scale Complex Fluid Flows

and Interfacial Phenomena (MULTIFLOW)". The positions secure 36-month
funding (about 3000 euros/month) to conduct research at the University
of Thessaly in Volos, Greece, leading to a PhD degree. The researchers
will also benefit from frequent visits to other collaborating
institutions throughout Europe and from participation in a variety of
training events.

I would deeply appreciate your bringing the announcement to the
attention of suitably qualified students in your institution.

Sincerely yours,
Vasilis Bontozoglou
Email: bont@mie.uth.gr

UNIVERSITY OF THESSALUNIVERSITY OF THESSALY
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Marie-Curie Initial Training Network
MULTIFLOW
(Multiscale complex fluid flows and interfacial phenomena)
GENERAL SCOPE OF PROJECT
Understanding and controlling of interfacial phenomena in multiphase fluid dynamics remains one of
the main challenges at the crossroad of Engineering, Physics and Applied Mathematics. Examples
include film flows, spreading and dewetting of (complex) liquids including (nano)suspensions, polymer
solutions, liquid crystals, colloids and biofluids. Such systems are central for technological advances in
the chemical, pharmaceutical, environmental and food industries and are crucial for the development of
microfluidics and nanostructuring. Based on the nature of the dominant mechanism, the scientific
program will examine three generic classes of problems: from nano- to macroscale, these are
dominated by contact forces, reaction-diffusion, and advection. They are also affected by phase
transitions, capillarity, chemical reactions, complex rheology and self-structuring.
The strength of the network is its integration of all scientific disciplines, technical skills and expertise
necessary to support the multi-scale nature of the envisaged research topics. The network fosters the
mobility of a strong group of early-stage and experienced researchers through intense collaborations
between different institutions, disciplines and industries. It also provides state-of-the-art
interdisciplinary training by a well-organised set of summer schools/workshops and short instructional
courses. Thus, it serves the dual purpose: (i) to create a multi-disciplinary, highly innovative and
intersectorial training pool in the field of multi-scale interfacial fluid dynamics; (ii) to generate new
tools and techniques for the theoretical-numerical-experimental investigation of such flows.
More information about the network can be found at the following site, which is still under
development: http://www.mpipks-dresden.mpg.de/~thiele/Multiflow
JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Research Associate / PhD Researcher (Marie-Curie ESR)
Project Title: Computational study of isothermal and non-isothermal film flow along non-flat walls
Department: Mechanical Engineering, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Duration: 36 months
Expected starting date: July 2009 (by agreement with the researcher)
Application deadline: 15 April 2009
Project outline
Film flows are at the heart of many industrial applications, most notably in processes involving heat
and/or mass transfer and in coating processes. A key ingredient of these problems at low and
intermediate Reynolds numbers is the dynamics of the interface, which is dictated by two- or threedimensional
traveling coherent structures, called solitary waves. Frequently, the solid wall on which the
film flows is not flat, either because of construction defects or intentionally in order to promote specific
phenomena. Also, when the liquid is not isothermal, secondary flows develop because of the variation
of surface tension at the interface with temperature (Marangoni convection).
The goal of the present project is the use of computer simulations to understand the combined effects of
wall topography and Marangoni convection in liquid film flows. To this end, available in-house finiteelement
codes will be modified to include the pertinent effects. Also, specialized commercial software
(TransAT of ASCOMP, made available in the frame of the network) will be complementarily used, in
close collaboration with the code developer. The researcher will spend the majority of her/his time in
Volos, Greece. She/he will also be potentially involved in short-time visits to ASCOMP (Zurich),
Imperial College (London), Technion (Haifa) and Universite Libre de Bruxelles, and will participate in
a variety of educational and training events.
Requirements
This is a challenging and highly rewarding course of study and therefore the successful candidate
should have the following qualifications:
 a Masters-level degree in Engineering, Physics or Applied Mathematics with high standard results;
 a good background in fluid mechanics and programming in Fortran;
 excellent communication skills and written/verbal knowledge of the English language;
 high autonomy and adaptability skills;
Eligibility
At the time of their appointment, applicants should:
1. be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers, from the date of obtaining the
degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate;
2. be of any nationality, except a national of Greece. In the case of an applicant holding more than one
nationality (including Greek citizenship), he/she will be eligible if he/she has not resided in Greece
during the previous 5 years;
3. not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in Greece for more than 12 months in the 3
years immediately prior to his/her appointment. Short stays such as holidays are not taken into
account;
As an exception to the abov nationality rule (2), Greek nationals are eligible if they can provide
evidence that they have legally resided and have had their principal activity (work, studies, etc) in a
non-associated third country for at least three out of the last four years immediately prior to the
selection (for example, a Greek student having obtained BS and Msc degrees in the US is eligible). If in
doubt about eligibility for this position, contact Prof. Bontozoglou, whose contact details are listed
below.
Financial information / Salary
Annua l gross salary and mobility allowance: around 37480 euro (estimated with average mobility
allowance, which actually varies from 5406 euro to 8649 euro depending on family obligations).
Travel allowance: between 250 and 2,500 euro per year, depending on the researcher s country of
origin
Career exploratory allowance: a single payment of 2,000 euro
Contacts
For more information about the post or your eligibility to apply for it, please contact:
Prof. Vasilis Bontozoglou: bont@mie.uth.gr
Application procedure
Applications for this position, including a Curriculum Vitae with the contact details of three
referees, a cover letter, attestation of the diploma/master degree and final transcript of academic
records, should be sent via email, using the reference MULTIFLOW in the subject line, to:
Prof Vasilis Bontozoglou: bont@mie.uth.gr
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Thessaly, Pedion Areos, Volos 38334, Greece
Deadline for applications: 15 April 2009

UNIVERSITY OF THESSALUNIVERSITY OF THESSALY
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Marie-Curie Initial Training Network
MULTIFLOW
(Multiscale complex fluid flows and interfacial phenomena)
GENERAL SCOPE OF PROJECT
Understanding and controlling of interfacial phenomena in multiphase fluid dynamics remains one of
the main challenges at the crossroad of Engineering, Physics and Applied Mathematics. Examples
include film flows, spreading and dewetting of (complex) liquids including (nano)suspensions, polymer
solutions, liquid crystals, colloids and biofluids. Such systems are central for technological advances in
the chemical, pharmaceutical, environmental and food industries and are crucial for the development of
microfluidics and nanostructuring. Based on the nature of the dominant mechanism, the scientific
program will examine three generic classes of problems: from nano- to macroscale, these are
dominated by contact forces, reaction-diffusion, and advection. They are also affected by phase
transitions, capillarity, chemical reactions, complex rheology and self-structuring.
The strength of the network is its integration of all scientific disciplines, technical skills and expertise
necessary to support the multi-scale nature of the envisaged research topics. The network fosters the
mobility of a strong group of early-stage and experienced researchers through intense collaborations
between different institutions, disciplines and industries. It also provides state-of-the-art
interdisciplinary training by a well-organised set of summer schools/workshops and short instructional
courses. Thus, it serves the dual purpose: (i) to create a multi-disciplinary, highly innovative and
intersectorial training pool in the field of multi-scale interfacial fluid dynamics; (ii) to generate new
tools and techniques for the theoretical-numerical-experimental investigation of such flows.
More information about the network can be found at the following site, which is still under
development: http://www.mpipks-dresden.mpg.de/~thiele/Multiflow
JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Research Associate / PhD Researcher (Marie-Curie ESR)
Project Title: Experimental study of interfacial dynamics of film flows:the effects of wall topography
and fluid complexity
Department: Mechanical Engineering, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Duration: 36 months
Expected starting date: July 2009 (by agreement with the researcher)
Application deadline: 15 April 2009
Project outline
Film flows are at the heart of many industrial applications, most notably in processes involving heat
and/or mass transfer and in coating processes. A key ingredient of these problems at low and
intermediate Reynolds numbers is the dynamics of the interface, which is dictated by two- or threedimensional
traveling coherent structures, called solitary waves. Frequently, the solid wall on which the
film flows is not flat, either because of construction defects or intentionally in order to promote specific
phenomena. Also, the liquids of interest may be complex, consisting for example of a Newtonian base
liquid with dispersed surfactants or polymeric threads.
The goal of the present project is the use of optical techniques for the experimental characterization of
such flows. Experiments will be performed in an available inclined flow channel, using fluorescence
imaging and conductance probes. Data will be compared with theoretical predictions developed by
other partners. The researcher will spend the majority of her/his time in Volos, Greece. She/he will also
ben potentially involved in short-time visits to Imperial College (London), Technion (Haifa) and
CNRS-IT (Paris), and will participate in a variety of educational and training events.
Requirements
This is a challenging and highly rewarding course of study and therefore the successful candidate
should have the following qualifications:
 a Masters-level degree in Engineering, Physics or Applied Mathematics with high standard results;
 a good background in fluid mechanics and programming in Fortran;
 excellent communication skills and written/verbal knowledge of the English language;
 high autonomy and adaptability skills;
Eligibility
At the time of their appointment, applicants should:
1. be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers, from the date of obtaining the
degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate;
2. be of any nationality, except a national of Greece. In the case of an applicant holding more than one
nationality (including Greek citizenship), he/she will be eligible if he/she has not resided in Greece
during the previous 5 years;
3. not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in Greece for more than 12 months in the 3
years immediately prior to his/her appointment. Short stays such as holidays are not taken into
account;
As an exception to the abov nationality rule (2), Greek nationals are eligible if they can provide
evidence that they have legally resided and have had their principal activity (work, studies, etc) in a
non-associated third country for at least three out of the last four years immediately prior to the
selection (for example, a Greek student having obtained BS and Msc degrees in the US is eligible). If in
doubt about eligibility for this position, contact Prof. Bontozoglou, whose contact details are listed
below.
Financial information / Salary
Annua l gross salary and mobility allowance: around 37480 euro (estimated with average mobility
allowance, which actually varies from 5406 euro to 8649 euro depending on family obligations).
Travel allowance: between 250 and 2,500 euro per year, depending on the researcher s country of
origin
Career exploratory allowance: a single payment of 2,000 euro
Contacts
For more information about the post or your eligibility to apply for it, please contact:
Prof. Vasilis Bontozoglou: bont@mie.uth.gr
Application procedure
Applications for this position, including a Curriculum Vitae with the contact details of three
referees, a cover letter, attestation of the diploma/master degree and final transcript of academic
records, should be sent via email, using the reference MULTIFLOW in the subject line, to:
Prof Vasilis Bontozoglou: bont@mie.uth.gr
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Thessaly, Pedion Areos, Volos 38334, Greece
Deadline for applications: 15 April 2009
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