Welcome to VOILAb: Vortex Interaction Collaboratory

VOILAb is a group of researchers interested in fluid dynamics and vortex-dominated flow within the Institute for Energy Systems of the University of Edinburgh. This website aims to provide an overview of the research on applied fluid dynamics performed within this group, led by Dr Ignazio Maria Viola.



We will advertise 3 postdoc positions in December 2020 (interviews in January 2021 and start expected in early spring) for a project on morping blades of tidal turbines. The 3 positions are on:

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Experimental fluid dynamics
  • Structural analysis

More information will be posted here when available.

For PhD opening positions see the dedicated tab on the left hand side. 


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