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[DEM] 2022 PhD Student Internship Opportunity at Idaho National Lab

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Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking PhD student internship applicants for DEM particle mechanics simulations for engineering-type applications & research.

Work Location:

  • Option 1 (on-site): Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States. Weekly stipend of temporary living is provided. Expense for travel to Idaho Falls and back to campus is covered.
  • Option 2 (remote): must be in the U.S.


  • Option 1: Summer (about 14 weeks).
  • Option 2: Spring semester (dependent on student's university calendar) + Summer (about 14 weeks)


  • Research experience with the discrete element method (DEM) is preferred.
  • Proficiency with LAMMPS or LIGGGHTS DEM simulation package is a significant plus.
  • Computer programming: C/C++, familiarity of Linux/UNIX environment, and basic user experience of HPC.
  • 3D geometry creation with SolidWorks or AutoCAD.
  • Ability to work and communicate (in-person and/or via virtual platform) effectively with in a group of modeling and experimental scientists is preferred.
  • Technical writing in LaTeX is preferred but not required.

Contact Dr. Yidong Xia ( for questions.

Formal applications must be submitted online at <


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