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Post doc position in computational solid mechanics

Arttu Polojärvi's picture

We in Aalto Univeristy (Finland), Department of Mechanical Engineering, look for a post doc to join our group for a study on the breakage and fragmentation of ice blocks under compressive loads. The fragmentation process is complicated and requires the use of novel experiments and numerical models, and in this research, you will be working on both. The unique experiments on this topic will be performed in the cold room of the department.  Numerical modelling will be done on a variety of scales. We have an in-house FEM-DEM code to base the work on, but are open for other solutions as well. We aim for new understanding  numerical models for block breakage.

You will be working the Arctic technology group of our department and the direct applications of this research are related to sea ice. Anyhow, the results will have implications on other fields that include material fragmentation.


The call is open for candidates with a Doctor’s degree in a range of backgrounds. Deep understanding of solid and computational mechanics (and related computational tools) is required. A suitable background may come from applied or computational mechanics, mechanical engineering, marine engineering, civil engineering, engineering physics, or related disciplines. Background including both, computational and experimental research, is favorable.

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Detailed information related to this research and the position, together with a link to apply, you can find behind the following link:

In case of questions related to the position, please send an email to Arttu Polojärvi (

Application deadline is on 31st August 2017

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