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PhD position: multiscale computational mechanics of advanced composites

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The Composites Materials Group ( at IMDEA Materials, led by Dr. Carlos González and Dr. Cláudio S. Lopes, invites applications for a PhD student position in the field of multiscale computational mechanics of advanced composites. Candidates with interest and knowledge on computational damage mechanics, model development, numerical simulation and optimization methods for advanced composite materials and structures are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience in experimental mechanical testing of composites is highly valued. The PhD candidate will work in a vibrant multinational research group, composed of researchers, post-doctoral researchers, PhD and MSc students.


- MSc degree in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering or related.

- Knowledge on computational mechanics and optimization of advanced composite materials.

- Experience with commercial FE software tools (Abaqus/LS-Dyna/etc.), including knowledge of user subroutines.

- Fluent English.

- Good social skills, teamwork spirit and proactive attitude.

Contract duration and conditions: 

- Three-year contract with full social security coverage.

- Gross Salary: 18-21k€ annually, depending on qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates please send your CV and motivation to:

Cláudio S. Lopes (

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