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Opening for Research Assistantship for doctoral studies

Prof. Vijay Chalivendra is looking for a student who is interested to pursue doctoral studies in his research lab at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, starting fall 2021. The applicant should have either completed Master's degree or is planning to graduate in May 2021 with Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. The preference will be given for a student who has research experience in experimental solid mechanics and published one or two peer-reviewed journal articles.

The selected student will be working on a project titled “Damage sensing of Intra-ply laminated composites under extreme loading conditions.” This project is mostly experimental in nature needs a skill set to fabricate composites, conduct experiments at different strain rates using real-time deformation techniques such as digital image correlation, and analyze the data to make meaningful findings to publish in peer-reviewed journals. It is not essential to have all the above skill set, however, the student should have high levels of motivation for long period of time to conduct excellent quality of research throughout the period of doctoral studies.

If you are interested, please send your resume/CV with any other supporting documents such as published conference and journal articles to Prof. Chalivendra will contact the applicant and set up a zoom meeting to discuss further if the applicant’s profile fits the needs of the position.

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