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Multiple positions (postdoc and Ph.D) available at MECH - UBC (Vancouver)

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Several openings are available in my group ( at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Positions are available immediately and for September 2023. Please see the description below. Applicants that identify themselves as minorities and underrepresented groups in academia are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Desired profiles: Candidates with a strong background in physics, mechanics and materials engineering with knowledge of density functional theory, electronic structure simulations, solid mechanics, mathematical modelling and optimization are encouraged to apply. Additional skills such as high-performance computing, data management, data-driven techniques and scripting are a plus. Postdoctoral candidates should send a CV with a publication list to . Ph.D. applicants should directly apply to the Department as indicated below. Due to the large volume of emails, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 


1-    Postdoctoral position for computational design of high-entropy alloys (Immediately): I am looking for someone with a strong background in electronic structure calculations using density functional theory to model high-entropy alloys. Candidates with experience in VASP and Quantum Espresso are welcome to apply. People with backgrounds in crystalline structure materials, physics, mechanics and materials science are welcome. For samples of the work we carry out in my group, please check:




2-    A Ph.D. position in computational modelling of solid electrolyte batteries is available for September 2023. Candidates with experience in modelling battery systems, including density functional theory, are encouraged to apply for this position. The project is focused on developing the next generation of highly efficient Li batteries using solid electrolytes and novel cathode materials. The position is co-supervised with Prof. Jian Liu at UBC-Okanagan. Sample of the work we carry out in my group:



3-    Several openings for Ph.D. positions in computational modelling of high entropy alloys for catalytic and mechanical applications: Several openings are available for modelling high entropy alloys for mechanical and catalytic applications. These projects involve designing novel materials for CO2 and hydrogen capture and generation and developing materials with extraordinary mechanical properties. Sample of the work we carry in this area:



Ph.D. applicants are encouraged to apply to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UBC. For more information, please consult this page:

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