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Postdoc position at Imperial College London on predicting hydrogen embrittlement

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The Mechanics of Infrastructure Materials research group are looking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to work in the prediction of hydrogen-assisted failures using computational methods. The Research Associate will work under the supervision of Dr Emilio Martínez-Pañeda and the project is supported by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Hydrogen embrittlement is arguably the biggest threat to the deployment of a hydrogen energy infrastructure and the cause of numerous structural integrity problems in the transport, defence, marine and construction sectors. When exposed to hydrogen, metallic materials exhibit a significant drop in ductility and fracture toughness (of up to 90%). Building upon recent developments in multi-physics modelling and computational fracture mechanics (e.g., phase field), there is an opportunity now to deliver predictions over technologically-relevant scales and map safe regimes of operation.



The Research Associate will have access to state-of-the-art HPC facilities and codes. The initial term will be one year. The starting date is relatively flexible, with a preference for the period March-June 2022. Salary: £41,593-£49,210. 

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