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Postdoc Scholar in First-principles Phonon/Magnon Simulation
University of California, Santa Barbara

Date Posted Oct. 14, 2021
Title Postdoc Scholar in First-principles Phonon/Magnon Simulation
University University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Mechanical Engineering

Postdoc Position Opening: First-principles Simulation of Phonon and Magnon Dynamics

Position Description:
We are looking for a postdoc scholar with strong hands-on experience in first-principles simulations of materials. Preferred expertise/experience includes: DFT based first-principles materials simulation; lattice dynamics and phonon transport; magnetic materials and magnetic refrigeration. The main project is to develop computational methods to predict magnetic refrigeration properties of selected materials. For more information about our lab, please visit Interested applicants should send a CV to

Bio of PI: Bolin Liao is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UCSB. Bolin obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in March 2016. His Ph.D. thesis focused on developing theoretical, computational and experimental tools to understand transport and interaction of microscopic energy carriers in thermoelectric materials. He was a Kavli Postdoctoral Fellow at California Institute of Technology from May 2016 to June 2017, where he worked on scanning ultrafast electron microscopy. Bolin is a recipient of early career awards from multiple funding agencies, the Regents’ Junior Faculty Fellowship at UCSB and the Wunsch Foundation Award for Outstanding Thesis from MIT Mechanical Engineering.

  • The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Contact Information

  • Bolin Liao
    Mechanical Engineering
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    Esb 3231E, Ucsb
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • 8058937251


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