Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate
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About the Opportunity:
A post-doctoral position in the general area of continuum simulations of high-strain rate impact phenomena and thermo-mechanical modeling in moving boundary problems is available in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Northeastern University. The specific goals of this post-doctoral research opportunity are to investigate the causes of residual stresses in metal additive manufacturing based on cold-particle gas spray technology and to design strategies to optimize its distribution. The successful candidate will interface with a strong group of experimentalists working on the technology. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Professor Sinan Muftu (email@example.com) with a letter describing their relevant experience, and send their CV with the names of three references.
Performs basic or applied research of a limited scope, primarily using existing theories and methods. Assists the supervisor in the interpretation and publication of results and grants. Maintains the laboratory and may exercise functional supervision over supporting research staff. The candidate's primary responsibility will be to work on micro, meso and macro scale thermo-mechanical simulations of moving boundary problems by using the finite element method.
Continuum simulations of high-strain rate impact phenomena and thermo-mechanical effects in moving boundary problems related to additive manufacturing.
Strong background in finite element theory, contact mechanics, plasticity, fracture mechanics and cohesive zone using customized codes and Abaqus are required. Experience with LS-Dyna will be a welcome addition. Experience with writing own finite element codes, Abaqus user subroutines and Python code will be helpful for the position. The post-doctoral fellow will interact with a network of PIs, post-docs and graduate students working in continuum mechanics, molecular dynamics, metallurgy and experiments.
The position is available for one year with possible extension for another. US citizenship or permanent residency are required for the position.
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