There is a PhD position opening 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 background in topology optimization, computational mechanics, and/or additive manufacturing (AM, commonly known as 3D printing). Current research focus of our group is on the mechanics, design, and fabrication of lightweight AM structures. We have access to some top-notch computing facilities and to several state-of-the-art AM systems which include the EOS DMLS, Optomec LENS, ExOne binder jetting, and Stratasys Objet Connex machines. Successful candidate will conduct research in one of the following: (1) Develop topology optimization algorithms for additive manufacturing or (2) model the deformation and failure of AM materials
The candidate should have the following qualifications:
- A MS degree in mechanical engineering, materials science, or other related fields
- Familiar with mechanics theory and finite element method or topology optimization
- Experience in programming in MATLAB, C/C++ or Fortran, and in various CAD and FEA software packages, especially ANSYS, ABAQUS, SolidWorks and Inventor
Position is now open until filled. Interested individual should submit their resume to Professor Albert To (firstname.lastname@example.org).