PhD student position in computational material mechanics
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
Number of reference: 2020/3122
- The research focuses on the development of algorithms for numerical modeling of porous materials using high-resolution phase field models. Phase field models have become extremely popular in materials mechanics, largely due to their versatility and simplicity; the models can, for example, handle cracks that initiate, grow and branch without any need for model-adapted criteria.
- Models will mainly be used to analyze porous and/or randomly structured heterogeneous materials in order to design implants for the treatment of, for example, bone fractures or structures for tissue regeneration.
- Production of such complex porous geometries has recently been made possible with the help of modern technology for 3D printing. A number of sophisticated experiments at synchrotron light facilities are a natural part of the project as well as a flora of national and international collaborations.
- A long-term goal is to provide useful numerical engineering tools to Swedish industry for optimal design of load-bearing structures with complex geometries. An interest in mechanics, physics and programming is an absolute requirement.
- Must have a master’s degree in engineering with a focus on physics, mechanical engineering or equivalent.
- Knowledge and skills in solid mechanics, mathematics and physics as well as adequate knowledge in programming is required.
- Previous experience of numerical modeling in mechanics is an advantage.
- Good oral and written proficiency in English.
The application should contain a brief description of research interests and relevant experiences, CV, copies of diplomas and grades, degree project (or a draft thereof) and other documents that the applicant wishes to invoke.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
For further information about the position please contact: Professor Per Isaksson, email@example.com or professor Cecilia Persson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system (link at the end of the post).
Union representative: ST/TCO email@example.com
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|Subject Area||Physics, Mechanical Engineering|
|Fellowship Amount||Fully-Funded (As per University norms)|
|Eligibility||Open for international candidates|