SHORT DESCRIPTION

PhD (thesis) candidate to work in Multiscale Materials Modeling, with special emphasis in crystal plasticity modelling with the finite element method.


OTHER DETAILS

Ref. num. MMM-RA-01

PhD candidate on Multiscale Materials Modelling - Crystal Plasticity


IMDEA Materials (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies of Materials) is a non-profit, independent research institute, promoted by the Regional Government de Madrid (Spain), to carry out research in Materials Science and Engineering. IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to excellence in research by attracting talent from all over the world and to foster technology transfer to the industrial sector in a truly international environment. More information about the activities of the Institute can be found at: http://www.materials.imdea.org

DESCRIPTION

Searching for a PhD (thesis) candidate to work in Multiscale Materials Modeling, with special emphasis in crystal plasticity modelling with the finite element method.

The position will be within a project funded by the Luxenbourg Funding Agency about the multi-scale simulation of mechanical behavior of metals. The work will deal with the simulation of the deformation and fracture of metals as function of the microstructure using continuum approaches (Crystal Plasticity and Phase-field models using Finite Element and Fast Fourier transform based solvers). The work will be performed under the supervision of the Dr. Javier Segurado.

REQUIREMENTS

The optimum candidate should have the required Master or finish it this academic year in Materials science, Mechanical engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics or similar.

A strong background in some following fields will be positive:

  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Finite element method
  • Programming skills

The candidate should be eager to obtain a PhD degree and will be willing to give the best in a challenging problem. High level of English is mandatory.

CONDITIONS

The tuition and costs associated with the PhD in the UPM covered.
Contract with full social security coverage.
Salary depending on previous experience and credentials.