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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 [email protected]. 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.