Reader/Professor within the Fluid and Complex Systems Research Centre September 2018

Country: United Kingdom;

City: Coventry

Vacancy added: 10.10.2018

Employer: Coventry University

Resumes due: 09.11.2018


The Fluid and Complex Systems Research Centre, based at Coventry University is looking to recruit a Reader or a Professor to a new research leadership position. This leading Centre brings together over one hundred leading applied mathematicians, experimentalists, theoreticians, and specialists in scientific computing to tackle cutting edge challenges in fluid and complex systems.

The Centre currently consists of four research groups:

  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Advanced Computing
  • Statistical Physics
  • Flow Measurement and Smart Pipes

Our research benefits from an impressive and growing network of academic, commercial and government partnerships across the globe. We have a current portfolio of 35 active research projects, worth over £11M ranging from prestigious research grants to industrial research contracts. Our unique combination of expertise and facilities allows us to work across multiple research topics industrial sectors to be one of the UK’s leading research centres in fluid mechanics.

We are looking for an experienced engineering fluid mechanics academic on the career pathway to a Professorship position, who will establish a fifth research group in the Centre to be focused on engineering applications of fluid mechanics. The new group will specialise in engineering problems with the unique advantage of the in-house support of world-leading experts in fundamental fluid mechanics, physics, computing and instrumentation from the existing groups.  You will have the passion to lead the development and delivery of a research area relevant to the Centre and capable of stepping into a strong leadership role. 

The requirements for this post include:

  • leading in one or more academic disciplines aligned to engineering fluid mechanics, for example, flow control, material processing, fluid-structure interaction, or others.
  • record of success in achieving high quality research funding from UK and overseas bodies, or industrial partners.
  • strong record of PhD supervision with more than 3 successful completions within the last 5 years,
  • highly motivated individual,
  • extensive high quality publishing record,
  • willingness and ability to lead a multidisciplinary research team.

For further information or informal discussions regarding this appointment, please contact Prof Alban Potherat (Executive Director) on

or Dr Lorna Everall (Operations Manager) on

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