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Two funded PhD positions at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.


We have two funded PhD positions and we are looking for talented, self-motivated, and enthusiastic students 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 TOEFL 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)
  • Good understanding of fracture mechanics.
  • Ability to program in any of the following languages: FORTRAN, MATLAB, or Python.
  • Experience in materials modelling.

Application Procedure

Please email your CV, TOEFL or IELTS score, transcripts, and cover letter to

The positions are 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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