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
We are no longer accepting applications for 2020. Applications for October 2021 will open later in the year.
- Modelling the extraordinary strength of superalloys - Dr. Peter Brommer (Engineering) - FILLED
- Nanoscale material discovery for thermoelectric energy harvesting and cooling - Dr Hatef Sadeghi (Engineering) and Prof. David Quigley (Physics) - FILLED
- 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) - FILLED
- Multiscale models for solid-state battery materials - Dr. Lukasz Figiel (WMG)
- Gone in a flash: Femtosecond laser ablation of nanostructured alloys - Dr. Peter Brommer (Engineering) and Dr. Albert Bartok-Partay (Physics/Engineering)
- 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) - FILLED
- 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)
- Atomistic modelling of fracture for irradiated materials - Dr. James Kermode (Engineering) and Dr. Lukasz Figiel (WMG) - FILLED
- Computational Modelling of Leidenfrost Fractals - Dr. James Sprittles (Mathematics) and Prof. Duncan Lockerby (Engineering) - FILLED
- Electronic and phononic transport in thermoelectric materials - Dr Phytos Neophytou (Engineering) and Prof. Julie Staunton (Physics) - FILLED
- Investigating the impact of equation of state uncertainties on direct drive inertial fusion energy simulations - Dr. Tom Goffrey (Physics) and Prof. Tony Arber (Physics) FILLED
- 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) FILLED
- Predicting long-term materials ageing using reaction discovery and machine learning - Dr. Scott Habershon (Chemistry) and Dr. Reinhard Maurer (Chemistry) - FILLED
- Step into the unknown: modelling titanium alloys at extreme conditions - Dr. Albert Bartok-Partay (Physics/Engineering) and Prof. Christoph Ortner (Mathematics) - FILLED
- 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) FILLED
- Next generation sampling of organic molecules - Dr. Livia Bartok-Partay (Chemistry) and Prof. David Quigley (Physics) FILLED
WCPM: Justin Dirrenberger (Arts et Metiers, Sciences et Technologies)
WCPM: Andrew Logsdail (Cardiff)
WCPM: Birgit Strodel (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
Call for 2021 PhD Projects Open
The call for HetSys PhD projects for October 2021 is now open. Deadline for submission is 23rd October at 5pm.
Multiscale Musings Podcast
Listen to our new podcasts, created by the PhD students from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems. The podcast features interviews with academics with research related to the key themes of the CDT.
Download the podcasts here: https://www.mixcloud.com/hetsys/
Duncan Lockerby and James Sprittles develop theory to predict the lifespan of liquid droplets
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.
Participating centres and departments:
Other Warwick CDTs: