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Post Doctoral Appointment in Deformation-Microstructure Modeling

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Professor Gregory B. Thompson at the University of Alabama seeks post doctoral applicants for projects related to deformation modeling and oxidation in high temperature ceramic systems.  The qualified candidate will use modeling to explain and help direct experimental studies. The post doc candidate will primarily contribute to a two-part program: (1) modeling the thermo-deformation modes and mechanisms in multiphase carbide and nitride materials and (2) the oxidation behavior in these same systems.  The candidate will be part of a team effort to link this data to analytical microscopy characterization to elucidate those mechanisms.   The ideal candidate should be versed in computational dislocation dynamics, finite element modeling, or related approaches. The candidate will have opportunities to interface and use a variety of state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation in conjunction with his/her modeling centric focus. This will provide for a multi-disciplinary post doctoral research experience.

The post doctoral fellows will be expected to actively publish their research as well as present their research at national and international meetings. The candidates will also assist in proposal writing and preparation. Professor Thompson’s research group collaborates with several national laboratory facilities including Sandia National Laboratories, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and NASA Glenn Research Center as well as industrial partners. Previous students and post docs in his group have been able to travel and collaborate at these off-site facilities increasing their personal interaction in the field and research education. Successful candidates will be offered competitive stipends and health coverage.

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which is approximately 60 miles southwest of Birmingham. The student body is approximately 33,000.  Tuscaloosa offers a variety of shopping, restaurants and states parks in the vicinity. The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering was founded in 1831 and is the 5th oldest college of engineering in the country.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Thompson:

Dr. Gregory Thompson
University of Alabama
Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering                
301 7th Ave, 116 Houser Hall                            
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0202                    

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