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PhD Position: Mechanics and Manufacturing of Architected Devices

Position details: The Autonomy and Intelligence of Materials and Structures (AIMS) group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at the University of Alabama has an opening for a PhD student starting from Spring 2025. The research theme for this position is Mechanics and Manufacturing of Architected Devices. Students with the following profile will be considered.


  1. BS and preferably MS in Mechanical, Civil, or Aerospace Engineering.
  2. Proven expertise in continuum mechanics and excellent programing skills (MATLAB, Python).
  3. Have keen interest to gain expertise for the Position 2 stated in the AIMS Group link (Opportunities).
  4. Meet the requirements for Ph.D. admission stated in the ME Department admission link.

Application process:

Interested candidates are encouraged to check the Opportunities page for detailed description of Position 2. To be considered for the group, please email the PI at with the subject line “PhD Position 2 – Student’s Name”. The email should include the following documents in a single pdf file.

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Contact information for 3 references
  3. Undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts
  4. Statement of purpose or cover letter (optional, but preferred)

Review and start date:

Review of application will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Although the deadline for Spring 2025 semester is in September, we expect to complete the recruitment process soon.

Group details: The vision of the AIMS group in the ME Department is to harness the intelligence of micro/nanocomposites and adaptive architectures to manufacture and control multifunctional devices. To provide autonomous and intelligent platforms for healthcare, robotics, infrastructures, and energy sectors, we establish the links between conductive/active materials, reconfigurable structures, and customizable manufacturing methods. For details of the group please visit the AIMS website. To learn more about the department, you can visit the ME Department website.



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