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Post-Doctoral Research Position in Dynamic Failure of Advanced Materials at Northwestern University

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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position within the Micro and Nano Mechanics Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University.  The successful candidate will join a vibrant interdisciplinary research group and be involved in projects addressing multiscale experimentation and modeling of material dynamic failure.  We seek a motivated, talented and independent individual interested in conducting research on the characterization of material instabilities in novel metallic alloys and polymer composite materials. The experiments will involve high strain rate testing, digital image correlation with high speed photography, and full field temperature detection.

1.    A Ph.D. in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or a related area is required.
2.    Candidates with background and coursework in continuum mechanics, finite deformation plasticity, wave propagation, materials science and nonlinear numerical analysis will be given priority. Experience in the use of Kolsky bar and gas gun apparatus is desirable.
3.    A good record of publications.
4.    Strong verbal and written communication skills.

The position is available immediately for a period of one year and may be renewed thereafter.  Actual start date is negotiable.  Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.  Interested candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter describing their research experience and interests, and the names and email addresses of at least three references to:

Professor Horacio D. Espinosa
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston, IL 60208-3111

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

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