Graduate student position openings : New Mexico Tech

Graduate student position openings – DFT and Atomistic Modelling of alloy solidification

Starts from Spring semester 2021

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Socorro, New Mexico

Project Description

TWO, Army-funded, graduate student positions will be available from Spring 2021 in the area of advanced computer modelling of alloy solidification within the group of Professor Deep Choudhuri at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

Students will carry our research in ab initio modelling of alloy solidification to examine

  1. Structure of the liquid melt as a function of alloying additions

  2. Thermodynamic evaluation of precipitate structure in melt and solid states using Ab Inito MD simulations

  3. Interfacial structures and energies of precipitate structures in Al and Ni-based alloys

  4. Work towards their Master/PhD degrees

Students will close interact with scientists in industry and national laboratories.


  1. Bachelors/Masters in Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or Mechanical Engineering specializing in metal alloys. Some knowledge in metal solidification behavior will be helpful, but not required.

  2. Knowledge of Python scripting and C++ programming is desirable by not necessary

  3. Experience in MD simulations is desirable, but not mandatory

For best consideration, interested candidates are requested to send their CV to Dr. Deep Choudhuri at [email protected]…1033… , and apply to NMT’s graduate school at

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Regional Attractions: New Mexico Tech is located in Socorro, in the scenic Rio Grande River Valley of central New Mexico, 75 miles south of Albuquerque with its many attractions, and 139 miles south of Santa Fe. Nearby mountains and desert canyons provide opportunities for excellent hiking, climbing, and mountain biking. The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, located just south of Socorro along a major north-south flyway, offers some of the best birding in the USA.

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