The Multiphase Flow Lab headed by Prof. Bhargav Rallabandi at the University of California, Riverside has openings for two PhD students starting in Spring or Fall 2019. The research of the group focuses on transport phenomena in complex systems at both small and large scales. More information can be found on the lab website (https://flow.ucr.edu/). Candidates with a B.S. or M.S. degrees in Engineering or Physics, preferably with prior exposure to fluid mechanics or soft materials, will be considered.
The first position is on microscale colloidal propulsion under applied external fields. We are currently interested in acoustic and magnetic actuation methods for the directed propulsion of colloids. The research will involve an experimental component using microfluidic techniques, with the possible inclusion of a modeling component. Prior experience with experimental microfluidics or hydrodynamic modeling is a bonus.
The second position will focus on the coarse-grained mechanics and transport of Arctic sea ice. The research will center around data analysis and modeling, with the possibility of developing an experimental realization of sea ice in the lab.
Interested candidates are encouraged to email their CV and relevant experience in PDF format to Prof. Bhargav Rallabandi (firstname.lastname@example.org).