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Post-Doctoral Position in Experimental/Computational Nanomechanics, Espinosa Group, Northwestern University

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Applications are invited for postdoctoral positions within the Micro and Nano Mechanics Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University.  The successful candidate will participate in a vibrant interdisciplinary research group and be involved in projects addressing experiments and modeling in electro-thermo-mechanical characterization of 1-D nanostructures, probe-based techniques for direct-write fabrication of biological substrates and NEMS, and carbon nanotube-based NEMS.  Broad collaborations are facilitated through participation in the Northwestern Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, the Medical School, and Argonne and Sandia National Laboratories.


  1. A Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related area is required.
  2. Working experience in nanoscale science and/or engineering, including at a minimum one of the following areas: micro/nanofabrication, multi-scale/continuum/molecular dynamics/quantum mechanics modeling, nanopatterning/self-assembly, AFM and/or electron microscopy. 
  3. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

The position is available immediately for a period of one year and may be renewed thereafter.  Actual start date is negotiable.  Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.  Interested candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter describing their research experience and interests, and the names and email addresses of at least three references to: Horacio D. Espinosa, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-3111.  Email:


Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

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