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2 Ph.D. Positions in Computational Materials Science at the University of Manitoba, Canada

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About Us: The University of Manitoba (U of M or UM) is a public research university in Manitoba, Canada. The university maintains a reputation as a top research-intensive post-secondary educational institution and conducts more research annually than any other university in the region. The teaching and research activities at the Department of Mechanical Engineering cover multiple mechanical engineering fields including solid mechanics, materials sciences, fluid mechanics, manufacturing and e.g. The department has several well-established laboratories that can handle the design and testing of advanced alloy materials, smart materials and vibration systems equipped with high-performance computers, LMS data acquisition system, Polytec laser vibrometer, Nanosurf atomic force microscope, Nanoindentation test bench and Electron scanning/transmission microscopes. World-leading high performance computing resources are available through Compute Canada and WestGrid.  

Main Research Direction: (1) Position 1 will focus on the structure, thermodynamics and/or kinetics of grain boundaries in metals; (2) Position 2 will focus on the design and characterization of high-entropy steels. Both positions will use atomistic simulations and machine learning as the main tools.

Supervisor: Dr. Chuang Deng (

Fellowship: $21000 CAD/year


The candidate should

1) hold a M.Sc. degree in Materials Sciences, physics, or a related field;

2) have good communication skills (both writing and oral) in English

3) have strong interests in atomistic simulations (MD, DFT, Monte Carlo, etc.) and machine learning. Previous experience in these fields is not required but highly desired;

4) have good programming skills (python, C, Fortran, etc.).

Application Procedure:

1) Interested students please send a copy of the official transcripts, a C.V., and inquiries to Dr. Chuang Deng ( 2)Suitable applicants will be contacted for interview.

Application End Date:

International applicantsTermAnnual application deadlinesFall (September)February 1Winter (January)June 1Summer (May)October 1

Useful links: Mechanical Engineering (PhD) | Explore UM | University of Manitoba (

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