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Multiple PhD Student Positions in Brain Mechanics
Stevens Institute of Technology

Date Posted Jul. 13, 2018
Title Multiple PhD Student Positions in Brain Mechanics
University Stevens Institute of Technology
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Summer 2018
  • Hoboken, NJ
    United States
  • Graduate Student
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

The Weickenmeier Lab in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stevens Institute of Technology in New York is seeking applicants for multiple PHD STUDENT positions in the area of COMPUTATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL BIOPHYSICS OF SOFT BIOLOGICAL TISSUES. Successful applicants are expected to participate in a rigorous research program on topics such as constitutive and multi-field modeling, continuum field theories, numerical implementation of numerical methods, medical image analysis, and experimental characterization of tissue properties.

Our work focuses on developing experimental and computational tools to study complex biological systems such as skin and brain. We integrate mechanics, biology, and biophysics to understand their relation in explaining function and form of the healthy and pathological behavior of organs.

New PhD Students will collaborate with current researchers and students at Stevens, as well as with other faculty members active in the area of solid mechanics, computational biophysics, and experimentation.


Successful applicants will contribute to ongoing research on:
- Modeling of the mechano-bio-chemical mechanisms in neurodegenerative diseases
- Simulation of brain tissue changes during the life cycle
- Understanding cortical folding during the early weeks of gestation
- Mechanical characterization of brain tissue in response to aging and neurodegeneration
- Experimental characterization and constitutive modeling of the full-thickness skin tissue response


> Applicants must have BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. An MS degree is not required and students can start immediately. All PhD students are fully funded, including their tuition and a generous stipend. Interested applicants should email a CV to and submit an application via

More information is available here:

Inquiries can be directed to the PI.

  • Stevens is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is building a diverse faculty, staff and student body and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities. Stevens is an NSF ADVANCE institution committed to equitable practices and policies.

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Contact Information

  • Johannes Weickenmeier
    Mechanical Engineering
    Stevens Institute of Technology
    1 Castle Point Terrace
    Hoboken, NJ 07030


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