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Osborne Reynolds 2014

12th Osborne Reynolds Research Student Award


18th June 2014

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University College London

Gower Street

London WC1E 6BT

This prestigious award recognises the quality of young UK researchers in fluid dynamics, acoustics, combustion or turbulence and their ability to communicate their work.

You are encouraged to enter the award competition if:

 You are a PhD student currently studying in the UK or have been awarded a PhD from a UK University after 1st January 2012.

 Your research topic is in any fluid dynamics, acoustics, combustion or turbulence specialisation. Areas of “applied” fluid mechanics or the “physics of flows” are particularly welcome.

The award finalists, who will be selected from entrants on the basis of submitted abstracts, will be invited to present their work at The BP Institute, Tuesday 16th July 2013. The sponsors will meet travel costs to and from the venue. A panel of eminent researchers will judge the presentations. The winner will be awarded the Osborne Reynolds Prize of £400, and the runner-up will receive £100. Five finalists will receive a certificate of merit in recognition of their effort. Up to three of the highest ranked finalists will be entered into the European wide da Vinci award.

Please submit a 3-page long extended abstract, including relevant figures, results and key objectives of their research (Arial font 10 or larger) in electronic format to Dr. David Standingford ( Previous entrants may re-apply if they still qualify.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 9th May 2014 (5 pm)
Finalists will be selected by: 28th May 2014

ERCOFTAC welcomes all entries from Physics, Engineering and Mathematical Departments. Topics can have a wide scope from applied applications, quantum turbulence to the fundamentals of fluid dynamics!

Click here for last years event summary   

Previous Winner

"The diversity and calibre of presentations at the ERCOFTAC Osborne Reynolds and Da Vinci competitions was very impressive and it was a privilege to be part of the finals. The research topics presented were truly fascinating and the standard of research was top-notch. It was a great honour to be selected as a winner by an eminent set of experts from different areas of fluids, turbulence, acoustics and combustion and these awards were significant capstones to my doctoral research. I am currently part of a team of climate scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Berkeley, California researching extreme weather and climate events." (Dr. Karthik Kashinath, previous winner of both the Osborne Reynolds and da Vinci awards).

To register or for further information, please contact:
Dr. David Standingford |

ERCOFTAC UK Industry Day

15th July 2014

Centre for Modelling and Simulation, Bristol and Bath Science Park Emersons Green, Bristol BS16 7FR

We are holding a UK Industry Day to bring together the UK flow, turbulence and combustion community to consider challenges of interest to industry and academia, where opportunities may exist for collaborative innovation. The topic will be "Off-body flow" - to cover free-stream vortices and shear layers. We will be announcing the full agenda shortly, including speakers from industry (aerospace, civil engineering, automotive and renewable energy) plus UK academia and the research councils ( EPSRC and Technology Strategy Board).