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Ph.D. Positions in Mechanics of Soft Materials at Michigan State University

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Our Group of High Performance Materials in Enviormental & Civil Engineering Department at Michigan State University has an openings for PhD positions to work on Multiscale Modeling of Soft Materials starting sSummer  or Fall 2015.

One research direction is modeling of bio-materials, with combined theoretical and experimental efforts. Highly Stretchable/Flexible gels combines the properties of the water based gels as a scaffold for tissue regenration and mechanical properties of a polymer based composites, and thus do have a very broad biological applications. Examples range from surgical and diagnostic layers that layed over  the human skin to accelerate the  healing procedure to replacement tissues. 

 Another one is mechanics of nano-composites, to study the hysteresis and deformation of aggregated nano-structures in colloidal composites to predict the macro-scale behaviour of the composites.  This project will utilize both analytical and numerical methods to reveal the fundamental mechanics and physics in nano-aggregated composites. 

 Required qualifications for the positions are as follow

1. A M.Sc. or equivalent degree  in Mechanics, Civil, Material or related engineering disciplines.

2. Strong background in Solid & Computational Mechanics; Constitutive Modeling, Finite element.

3. English Proficiency (TOEFL, GRE) 


Prior experience in multiscale modeling, parallel computing, and large scale computation is a plus.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, CV,  representative publications (if any) and names and contact information of  the references to:

Dr. Roozbeh Dargazany (roozbeh at msu .edu)

Please title the email as "PhD position Application" 

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