Search for University Jobs in Engineering

Job ID: 144799

Postdoctoral position: DFT and Atomistic Modelling of alloy solidification
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology


Date Posted Jul. 22, 2020
Title Postdoctoral position: DFT and Atomistic Modelling of alloy solidification
University New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Socorro, NM, United States
Department Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Socorro, New Mexico
Application Deadline Nov. 30, 2020
Position Start Date Mar. 1, 2021
 
 
  • Post-Doc
  • Material/Metallurgy
    Engineering Physics
 
 

Project Description

One AFRL-funded postdoctoral research position will be available from October 2020 in the area of advanced computer modelling of aluminum alloy solidification within the group of Professor Deep Choudhuri at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

Successful candidate will carry our research in ab initio modelling of alloy solidification to examine
1. Structure of the liquid melt as a function of alloying additions
2. Thermodynamic evaluation of quasicrystalline structure in melt and solid states using Ab Inito MD simulations
3. Interfacial structures and energies quasicrystalline structure in Al alloys
4. Develop Monte Carlo codes to couple with existing DFT calculators, e.g. VASP

Successful candidates will be offered a competitive salary among publicly funded universities. Additionally, the postdoctoral candidate will have opportunity of interact closely with scientists in industry and national laboratories. The funding will be for 2 years.

Requirements
1. PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or Mechanical Engineering specializing in metal alloys. Some knowledge in metal solidification behavior will be helpful, but not required. MUST have received PhD degree in the last 3 years.
2. MUST have a strong background in DFT methodology/simulations, preferably using VASP, in an HPC-cluster environment.
3. Knowledge of Python scripting and C++ programming
4. Experience in MD simulations is desirable, but not mandatory
5. The candidate MUST have excellent communication skills via scientific publications and technical presentations. This position mandates excellent interpersonal skills necessary for a multi-disciplinary team fast-paced research environment.
6. The candidate MUST show good judgement, accountability and be a self-starter.
7. Since this project will be conducted in conjunction with AFRL, permanent residents (Green Card) or US citizens will be given preference. However, outstanding candidates will also be considered.
For best consideration, interested candidates are requested to send their CV and one key publication to Dr. Deep Choudhuri at deep.choudhuri@nmt.edu by Aug 31st 2020


  • NMT is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. NMT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 
Please reference AcademicKeys.com in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.
 
 

Contact Information

 
  • Deep Choudhuri
    Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Socorro, New Mexico
    New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
    810 Leroy Pl
    Socorro, NM 87801
  •  
  • deep.choudhuri@nmt.edu

 

Refer this job to a friend or colleague!



New Search | Previous



RSS for the latest higher education jobs
Atom for the latest higher education jobs
Need a Sabbatical Home?
AcademicHomes.com