Funded PhD Position Open

A PhD Research Fellowship is available starting immediately at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Chemical Engineering ( in the research group of Prof. Karl Johnson ( The project is fully funded by the NSF and includes a competitive stipend and health care benefits.

Description of Research: This project involves modeling proton transport on novel proton membrane materials and developing modeling techniques for efficient large-scale modeling of proton transport on functionalized graphene. See for an example of preliminary work.

Desired Background: The successful candidate will have a BS or MS degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, materials science or a related field.

· Extensive working knowledge of molecular dynamics simulations with LAMMPS is required

· Strong programming skills with C++ and Python is a must

· Working knowledge of periodic density functional theory, e.g., VASP or CP2K, is preferred

· The candidate must be highly motivated, persistent, and be able to work independently

Application: Interested candidates should send an email with their resume in PDF format to Dr. J. Karl Johnson (Email : [email protected]…1684…).