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Postdoc Associate - Topology Optimization / Constitutive Modeling for Additive Manufacturing
University of Pittsburgh


Date Posted Jul. 6, 2018
Title Postdoc Associate - Topology Optimization / Constitutive Modeling for Additive Manufacturing
University University of Pittsburgh
Department Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
  • Pittsburgh, PA
    United States
 
  • Post-Doc
  • Mechanical Engineering
 
 

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 EOS DMLS 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

Desirable criteria:

  • Strong computational skills and/or experimental skills
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team and independently
  • Experience in mechanical testing and materials characterization
  • Experience in using AM system

Position is now open until filled. Interested individual should submit a CV with contact information of three references to Professor Albert To (albertto@pitt.edu).


  • The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Albert To
    Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
    University of Pittsburgh
    508 Benedum Hall
    Pittsburgh, PA 15261
  •  
  • 412-624-2052
  • albertto@pitt.edu

 

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