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Two open PhD positions in multi-physics process and performance modeling of alloys at the University of Tennessee

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We have two open PhD position starting in the Fall semester 2020 at the Computational Laboratory for the Mechanics of Interfaces at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville (http://clmi.utk.edu). First research topic centers upon the modeling of texture evolution during processing (e.g. cogging and rolling) of titanium alloys using crystal plasticity and Fast Fourier Transform methods to couple the mesoscale and specimen scale. Second topic focuses on material behavior in extreme environments, such as creep in conditions above 1000°C, by developing multi-physics models to explain mechanisms observed in recent spatially resolved measurements.

Candidates should possess a master's degree in civil, mechanical, or other related engineering field at the time of enrollment at UTK. A strong background in computational mechanics, materials science of metals, and/or computer programming in MATLAB and FORTRAN is desired. US citizenship or residency is also desired, though not required.

If interested, contact Dr. Truster directly at ttruster@utk.edu. Please include your CV along with a brief description of prior research experiences and how your interests align with one of these topics. In your CV, include: GPA, GRE test scores, and publication list. Minimum GRE scores for admission are Q = 155 and Q+V = 300. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after October 27.

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