Two possible positions for PhD students may open starting in Fall semester 2017 at the Computational Laboratory for the Mechanics of Interfaces. The research topics focus on (1) Modeling of titanium alloys using dislocation density based crystal plasticity finite element method; and (2) Thermo-mechanical modeling of damage in fiber-reinforced composite materials using mixture theory.
Candidates should possess a master’s degree in civil, mechanical, or other related engineering field at the time of enrollment at UTK. A strong background in computational mechanics, materials science of metals, and/or computer programming in MATLAB and FORTRAN is desired. US citizenship or residency is also desired, though not required.
If interested, contact Dr. Truster directly at email@example.com. Please include your CV along with a brief description of prior research experiences and how your interests align with the research conducted at CLMI. In your CV, include: GPA, GRE test scores, and publication list.