Date Posted
27 Oct 2021

PhD Project
Virginia Tech

Ph.D. position in computational modeling of additive manufacturing

27 Oct 2021

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Position Description

Based on the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 24% of public-school buildings were in fair or poor condition and 40% of the 614,387 bridges in the National Bridge Inventory were 50 years or older and 9.1% were structurally deficient. To address the emerging and critical problems associated with a rapidly decaying infrastructure, a fundamental rethinking of material performance and manufacturing is required. This project on advanced manufacturing of metal matrix composite aims to understand and explore new potential for the phase transformation mechanism of ZrO2 ceramic, and study the underlying fundamentals and identify exciting opportunities for a new additive manufacturing process to drive innovations in a new generation of holistically superior, energy/stress dissipative materials and structures.
The ideal candidate will be proficient in solid, damage, and computational mechanics, with a strong interest in the mechanics and physics of composites. Coding experiences would be appreciated.

How to Apply

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Position Category: Engineering. Position Type: PhD Project. Salary: €30'000 - €40'000.