Skip to content Skip to main navigation Report an accessibility issue

Open PhD position in multi-resolution fatigue modeling, Spring 2020 – FILLED

We have an open PhD position starting in the Spring or Fall semester 2020 at the Computational Laboratory for the Mechanics of Interfaces at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. A high quality PhD student is sought to study failure of structural materials under fatigue by developing a novel computational approach that explicitly targets traction equilibrium and displacement compatibility along the grain boundaries. Potential aspects of the research topic include: Discontinuous Galerkin methods for interfacial mechanics, multi-resolution computational solid mechanics, high performance and adaptive computing, and data analytics with machine learning. See more information at

Candidates should possess a master’s degree in civil, mechanical, or other related engineering field at the time of enrollment at UT. 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 Timothy Truster directly at 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. Minimum GRE scores for admission are Q = 155 and Q+V = 310. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after June 3.