HetSys is an entirely new EPSRC-supported Centre for Doctoral Training. It is recruiting enthusiastic students (first intake October 2019) from across the physical sciences who enjoy using their mathematical skills and thinking flexibly to solve complex problems. By developing these skills HetSys will train 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 will develop talented, energetic PhD students to push boundaries in this exciting field. The students will therefore 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).
Funded Studentships for Oct 2019
Overview of training programme
- A Game of Order Parameters - Dr David Quigley (Physics) and Gabriele Sosso (Chemistry)
- Accelerating Theoretical Spectroscopy through Machine-learning - Dr Nicholas Hine (Physics)
- Advanced Boundary Conditions to Enable Quantification of Uncertainty in Atomistic Simulation of Defects - Dr James Kermode (Engineering) and Prof. Christoph Ortner (Mathematics)
- Atomistically-informed continuum interface models for functional composites - Dr Lukasz Figiel (WMG) and Dr Phytos Neophytou (Engineering)
- Automatic Prediction and Characterisation of Complex Chemical Reactions - Dr Scott Habershon (Chemistry)
- Continuum Models and Inverse Problems - Prof. Florian Theil (Mathematics)
- Coupling fluid and kinetic codes for laser-driven inertial fusion energy simulations - Prof. Tony Arber, Dr Keith Bennet and Dr Tom Goffrey (Department of Physics)
- Electronic and thermoelectric transport in highly heterogeneous nanometerials and devices - Dr Phytos Neophytou (Engineering)
- Fluctuating Hydrodynamics for Liquid Spreading over Heterogeneous Surfaces - Dr James Sprittles (Mathematics) and Prof. Duncan Lockerby (Engineering)
- Mathematical Foundations - potential supervisors include (non-exhaustive list): Andreas Dedner, Tobias Grafke, Thomas Hudson, Christoph Ortner, James Sprittles, Bjorn Stinner, Florian Theil, Charlie Elliot, Sebastian Vollmer.
- Modelling the Barrier and Elastic Properties of Skin - Dr Rebecca Notman (Chemistry).
- Physics of magnets and the arrangements of atoms comprising them - Prof. Julie Staunton (Physics) and Dr Juliette Soulard (WMG).
- Uncertainty Assessment of Solute Mixing in Heterogenous Porous Media - Dr Mohad M. Nezhad (Engineering).
- Uncertainty quantification of long-timescale evolution in precipitation-strengthened alloys - Dr Peter Brommer (School of Engineering)
EPSRC have announced funding for a Centre for Doctoral Training in Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems at the University of Warwick. HetSys involves academics from the departments of Physics, Engineering, Chemistry and Mathematics and the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) and is now recruiting its first cohort of students to start in October 2019. The University of Warwick has issused a press release.
The first batch of HetSys PhD projects for an October 2019 start have been announced and are now open for applications. The computional modelling and simulation projects span a range of application themes including novel electronic devices, high performance alloys and smart nanofluidic interfaces.
Participating centres and departments:
Other Warwick CDTs: