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Funded PhD positions in the area of neutron irradiation effects on metals


We are looking for self-motivated and enthusiastic students with a degree in mechanical or materials engineering. Students with following backgrounds are strongly recommended to apply:

  • Neutron irradiation effects on metal alloys. 
  • Fracture mechanics.
  • Solid mechanics and finite element modeling of materials.
  • Crystal plasticity.
  • Diffraction and imaging experimental techniques.

Prospective candidates will be assessed based on how well they meet the following criteria:

  • Excellent degree in their relevant discipline;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills (iBT TOFEL score must be higher than 86, with no individual score below 20)


The following skills are desirable:


  • Ability to work with finite element packages, eg, ABAQUS.
  • Ability to conduct experiments using SEM, EBSD, TEM, and XRD.
  • Ability to program in any of the following languages:Fortran, Matlab, or Python.
  • Abilitiy to develop or work with user materials subroutines (eg UMAT).


Application Procedure

Please email your CV, TOEFL/IELTS score, and cover letter to

Positions are open until filled.

To apply formally, candidates should send the required documents to the graduate office. For more details please check the following two links:






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