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PhD Position in Computational Mechanics / Topology Optimization for Additive Manufacturing
University of Pittsburgh


Date Posted Jul. 6, 2018
Title PhD Position in Computational Mechanics / Topology Optimization 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
 
  • Graduate Student
  • Mechanical Engineering
 
 

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 (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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