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Two PhD positions in computational modeling of materials behavior in extreme environments
Two Graduate Research Assistantship
positions are currently available in the Multiscale Materials Modeling
Group to support graduate study leading to a PhD in Materials Science
and Engineering at the University of Connecticut starting Spring/Fall 2013.
The focus of the projects will be in the area of materials behavior in extreme environments (shock
loading, high strain rates, corrosion, radiation damage, etc.) using
materials modeling methods across multiple scales
(atomic-to-meso).Students will gain experience in the application of
atomic scale modeling methods (molecular dynamics,Monte Carlo, density
functioal theory, etc.) as well as development of multiscale modeling
methods (concurrent, heirarchical) in these programs.
A strong background in materials
science, mechanical engineering, physics, or a related discipline is
required. Previous experience with computational research is not
necessary, but strong motivation, sincere interest and creativity in
scientific research is required.
Interested students should email their CV to Prof. Dongare at dongare(at)uconn.edu.