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PhD Position Immediately Available in Nanomechanics/Computational Materials Science

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The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (http://mie.njit.edu) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (http://www.njit.edu), United States has immediate opening for one fully funded PhD position. The position will start from Fall 2016 (September 2016). Interested candidates should apply as soon as possible.

Research Description: Selected student will primarily work on Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics. S/he will have the liberty to select suitable projects of his/her

 interest from different topics :

- Modeling of Energy Systems: Molecular Dynamics and Density Functional Theory simulation of energy systems e.g. Lithium-ion Battery, Nanomaterials/Nanoparticle for Energy Storage and Conversion.

Mechanics of Nanomaterials: Different aspects of Mechanics (e.g. Fracture, Friction) of various nanomaterials: Graphene and its derivatives,

Molybdenum Disulfides, and different other 2D nanomaterials and Transition Metal Dichalcogenide (TMDC).

 - Modeling Defects  in Crystalline Solids: Modeling Dislocation Dynamics; Phase Field methods for microstructure evolution.

Candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with other research groups at NJIT and many other institutions in all over the world.

Candidate’s background: 

- The position requires an undergraduate/master degree or equivalent within Nanotechnology, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Civil/Mechanical/Aerospace/Chemical Engineering.

- Candidate must be motivated for advanced research. S/he needs to have persistence, perseverance, strong determination, and dedication.

 - Background in Molecular Dynamics (MD) Simulation, Density Functional Theory (DFT) is preferred – but not essential. Candidate should have strong

interest in learning MD, DFT and related tools (e.g. LAMMPS, VASP).

 - Strong coding skills in Matlab, C++, Shell scripting is preferred.

Funding: The position is fully funded (tuition fee, health insurance everything will be covered). Candidate will be Teaching Assistant for one course for first four semesters. S/he will receive monthly stipend of around $2000.

Travel Allowance: Candidate will be paid for travel and accommodation for at least two international conferences every year (up to $2000/year).

Location : NJIT is located near New York City and Philadelphia. 

Contact : Interested candidates should send an email  to Dr. Dibakar Datta (Email address: dibakar_datta@alumni.brown.edu).

 

 

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