HetSys is a new EPSRC-supported Centre for Doctoral Training. It recruits enthusiastic students (second intake October 2020) from across the physical sciences who enjoy using their mathematical skills and thinking flexibly to solve complex problems. By developing these skills HetSys trains people to challenge current state-of-the-art in computational modelling of heterogeneous, ‘real world’ systems across a range of research themes such as nanoscale devices, new catalysts, superalloys, smart fluids, laser-plasma interactions etc.
HetSys is built around a closely knit, highly collaborative team of academics from five science departments at Warwick with a strong track record in leading large projects. With its project partners HetSys develops talented, energetic PhD students to push boundaries in this exciting field. The students have the potential to inspire new ideas, approaches and innovation and become future leaders in developing new technologies. HetSys builds on Warwick’s Centre for Scientific Computing (CSC) and the Warwick Centre for Predictive Modelling (WCPM).
PhD Projects Starting in 2020 - apply now
There will be an Open Day for people interested in joining HetSys on Wed. 22nd January 2020 - register here
- 2D Material Heterostructures and novel Twistronic Devices - Dr. Nicholas Hine (Physics) and Dr. Neil Wilson (Physics)
- Adaptive probabilistic meshless methods for evolutionary systems - Dr. Tim Sullivan (Mathematics/Engineering), Dr. James Kermode (Engineering) and Dr. Jon Cockayne (Alan Turing Institute)
- Atomistic modelling of fracture for irradiated materials - Dr. James Kermode (Engineering) and Dr. Lukasz Figiel (WMG)
- Computational Modelling of Leidenfrost Fractals - Dr. James Sprittles (Mathematics) and Prof. Duncan Lockerby (Engineering)
- Electronic and phononic transport in highly heterogeneous nanomaterials and devices - Dr. Neophytos Neophytou (Engineering) and Prof. Julie Staunton (Physics)
- Gone in a flash: Femtosecond laser ablation of nanostructured alloys - Dr. Peter Brommer (Engineering) and Dr. Albert Bartok-Partay (Physics/Engineering)
- Heterogeneous materials in extreme environments: multiscale models of chemo-mechanical processes - Dr. Lukasz Figiel (WMG)
- Investigating the impact of equation of state uncertainties on direct drive inertial fusion energy simulations - Dr. Tom Goffrey (Physics) and Prof. Tony Arber (Physics)
- It’s all in the Structure: Transforming drug design by bringing together molecular simulations and machine learning - Dr. Gabrielle Sosso (Chemistry) and Dr. Anders Broo (Astra Zeneca)
- Modelling the compositional variation of the properties of magnetic refrigeration materials - Prof. Julie Staunton (Physics), Dr. Neophytos Neophytou (Engineering) and Dr. Tilmann Hickel (MPIE, Dusseldorf)
- Nanoscale material discovery for thermoelectric energy harvesting and cooling - Dr. Hatef Sadeghi (Engineering) and Prof. David Quigley (Physics)
- Next generation sampling of organic molecules - Dr. Livia Bartok-Partay (Chemistry) and Prof. David Quigley (Physics)
- Predicting long-term materials ageing using reaction discovery and machine learning - Dr. Scott Habershon (Chemistry) and Dr. Reinhard Maurer (Chemistry)
- Quantum dynamical simulation of tunnelling and electronic friction: what controls hydrogen chemistry on metals? - Dr. Reinhard Maurer (Chemistry) and Dr. Scott Habershon (Chemistry)
- Statistics of porous media attributes and mixing processes state variables across scales - Dr. Mohad M Nezhad (Engineering), Dr Tom Hudson (Mathematics) and Prof. Alberto Guadagnini (Politechnico di Milano)
- Step into the unknown: modelling titanium alloys at extreme conditions - Dr. Albert Bartok-Partay (Physics/Engineering) and Prof. Christoph Ortner (Mathematics)
- Tiny objects causing giant strength: Precipitate formation in superalloys - Dr. Peter Brommer (Engineering); potential co-supervisors (dependent on background/interest of candidate): Dr. Tom Hudson (Mathematics), Dr. Lukasz Figiel (WMG), Dr. James Kermode (Engineering)
- Uncertainty in phase diagram simulations with interatomic potentials - Dr. James Kermode (Engineering), Prof. Christoph Ortner (Mathematics), Dr. Albert Bartok-Partay (Engineering and Physics), Dr. Peter Brommer (Engineering)
Researchers at the University of Warwick have developed a new understanding of how liquids evaporate into vapour, pointing to potential applications for engineering design. A summary is highlighted on the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) website.
The HetSys CDT took part in its first outreach event as part of the University of Warwick's Family Day on 14th September 2019 in association with the British Science Festival, with a stall where visitors could explore how predictive modelling can help improve human life. Thanks to Mohad Mousavi-Nezhad for organising!
Earlier in the British Science Festival week on Tuesday 10th September Becky Notman gave a talk "Skin Deep" on her research on modelling skin.
Participating centres and departments:
Other Warwick CDTs: