There is an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher position in Professor Albert To’s research group (www.pitt.edu/~albertto) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at University of Pittsburgh. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a strong background in topology optimization, computational mechanics or materials science, and/or additive manufacturing (AM). Current research focus of our group is on topology optimization for additive manufacturing including graded multifunctional lattice structure infill optimization, support structure design, and cooling channel design. The topology optimization we develop for AM also considers build strategy, microstructure, mechanical behavior to take advantage all the design freedom. Successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art computing AM systems in the ANSYS Additive Manufacturing Research Laboratory (AMRL) that Professor To is directing. These AM systems include the EOSDMLS M290 and Optomec LENS 450 processes. Successful candidate will conduct research in one of the following areas: (1) Topology optimization or (2) Process-microstructure-property modeling.
The candidate must have the following qualifications:
A PhD in mechanical engineering, materials science, or other related fields
Demonstrated expertise and research experience in topology optimization, computational mechanics or materials science, and/or additive manufacturing
Experience in programming in MATLAB, C/C++ and in various CAD and FEA software packages, especially ANSYS, ABAQUS, SolidWorks and Inventor