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PhD Dissertation Positions in Nanomechanics at Northwestern University

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Applications are invited for graduate studies within the Micro and Nano Mechanics Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University.  The successful candidate will join a vibrant interdisciplinary research group and be involved in projects addressing atomic scale experimentation and modeling of advanced materials.  We seek motivated, talented and independent individuals interested in pursuing a PhD in one of the following areas:
•    Mechanics of Graphene and applications
•    Nanofibers made of double-walled carbon nanotubes and polymer matrices
•    Electro-mechanical properties of metallic and semiconducting nanowires



1.    A Master of Science or equivalent degree in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or a related area is required.
2.    A good record of publications.
3.    Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.  Interested candidates should submit a CV, GRE and TOEFL scores, a cover letter describing their research experience and interests, and the names and email addresses of at least three references to:

Professor Horacio D. Espinosa
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston, IL 60208-3111


The duration of the assistantship will be for up to 5 years. Benefits include: a monthly salary, tuition, and health insurance. Why this is a great opportunity:
•    Great experience in a top US university and world renowned Mechanics Group
•    Interaction with leading Nanotechnology researchers at Northwestern, Argonne National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratory
•    Unique experimental and computational facilities in one lab
•    Challenging applications with an opportunity to make a big impact
•    First class working environment and supporting facilities
•    Many cultural and recreational activities in the university and Chicago area

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