Openings for New Ph.D. Students on Composite Materials and Failure Mechanics at Vanderbilt University, USA
New students may start from January 2008 if the graduate students have previous research experience in solid mechanics (e.g., nano/micro-mechanics, computational mechanics) or material engineering (MD simulation, mechanical behaviors). Students will have the opportunities to conduct balanced experimental and computational work on the durabilty and impact failure of marine composite materials; failure and material designs of nanocomposite materials; or rehabilitation of infrastructure materials using composites and other materials. An MS degree is required.
Please email a resume with GER and TOEFL scores (for international students), and previous research information (publications, skills) to Dr. L. R. Xu (L.Roy.Xu@Vanderbilt.Edu) at Vanderbilt University in Nashville (website: http://people.vanderbilt.edu/~l.roy.xu). Vanderbilt University ranks 19 among top 50 universities in the US by the US News and World Report in 2007. Nashville is the state capital of Tennessee with a metropolitan population of one million.