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One fully funded Ph.D. position in Bio-inspired Computational Mechanics and Machine Learning - Fall 2022

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The Multiscale Modeling of Materials and Machine Learning Laboratory (M4L Lab: at Villanova University is looking for one Ph.D. student. The successful applicant will work with Dr. David Cereceda on interdisciplinary research topics that involve Computational Mechanics, Bio-inspired materials, and Machine Learning. The position starts as early as Fall 2022. Evaluations will start immediately until the positions are filled. Please, see the description of each position below.



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, or related disciplines.
  • Strong background in machine learning and deep learning.
  • Strong background in Solid and Computational Mechanics is desirable but not required. 
  • Prior experience in numerical modeling with FEM (ABAQUS, ANSYS) is desirable but not required.
  • Prior experience with High-Performance Computing is desirable but not required
  • Willingness and motivation to work in a highly interdisciplinary field. 


Starting date: Fall 2022.


How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to email Dr. David Cereceda ( with their latest CV, a statement describing their research experience and interests, B.S. and M.S. transcripts, and the contact information for 3 references, all as email attachments in PDF format. This and any other specific inquiries should be addressed with “#Name: Postdoc applicant-Fall-2022” (for postdoc position) or “#Name: Ph.D. applicant-Fall-2022” (for Ph.D. position) in the subject line. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit these materials to Dr. David Cereceda before submitting the online application at Villanova University.


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