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A funded PhD position: University of Western Ontario, Canada


We are looking for a talented, self-motivated, and enthusiastic student with a BSc or MSc degree in mechanical or materials engineering. Students with strong background in crystal plasticity and computational mechanics are recommended to apply.


Prospective candidates will be assessed based on how well they meet the following criteria:

§  Excellent degree in their relevant discipline;

§  Excellent written and spoken communication skills (iBT TOFEL score must be higher than 86, with no individual score below 20)


The following skills are desirable:

§  Ability to work with finite element packages, eg ABAQUS.

§  Ability to develop User Materials Subroutines (eg UMAT, VUMAT, etc)

§  Ability to program in any of the following languages: FORTRAN, MATLAB, or Python.

§  Experience in materials modelling.


Application Procedure

Please email your CV, TOEFL score, and cover letter to hamid.Abdolvand[at]uwo[dot]ca

The position is open until filled.

To apply formally, candidates should send the required documents to the graduate office. For more details please check the following two links:












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