Job ID: 128813

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Rochester

  • Sep. 10, 2019
  • Open until filled
  • Aug. 1, 2020
  • Graduate Student
  • Physics - General
    Materials Sciences/Polymer Sciences
    Chemistry - Analytical
    Sciences - General

The Mechanics and Analytics Group at the University of Rochester is currently looking to fill one PhD research assistant position in the area of mechanics of materials and computational mechanics for Fall 2020 start date. We encourage motivated and hardworking applicants with background and interest in this subject area to apply. Successful applicants will carry out challenging research projects in a highly intellectual and collaborative research environment. The candidate will develop computational methodologies to study strain transfer in 2D materials and how strain triggers phenomena such as phase change, hysteresis and structural damage, ultimately affecting quantum electrical properties. They will gain access to the powerful computing facilities at the Center for Integrated Research Computing at the University of Rochester. Interested applicants should email Prof. Askari with their resume and research statement (half to one page) indicating proposed start date, project(s) they have carried on in the past, future projects sought and future career goals. Questions regarding these positions are welcome. The desired qualifications for this position are as follows:

Experience with developing Density Functional Theory (DFT) methodologies for verifying or constructing inter-atomic potentials
Experience in application of Molecular Dynamics (MD) method
Experience in computational mechanics
Having completed a Master’s degree
Some background in electrical engineering

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Contact Information

  • Hesam Askari
    Mechanical Engineering
    University of Rochester
    Rochester, NY

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