Open Ph.D. Position (starting Fall 2023) in computational materials research (molecular dynamics, organic-inorganic interactions)


Our Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering team at the University of Houston
(Konrad Krakowiak | UH Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Konrad J. Krakowiak Google Scholar) seeks a motivated and hard-working Ph.D. student.

Applicants interested in computational materials science, as applied to (but not limited
to) building materials, are encouraged to apply. Candidates with a strong
background/interest in the following are given priority (a) programming (Python preferred,
Matlab or lower level languages such as C++), (b) computational research areas such as
molecular dynamics, density functional theory, or finite elements, and (c) basic theory such
as thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.

The successful applicant will actively realize part of the core objectives within NSF-funded
research on modelling organic-inorganic interactions (polymer-cement). The candidate will work alongside the experimentalists and collaborate with research teams from partnering institutions.

Applicants with a B.Sc. or M.Sc. in materials science and engineering, chemistry, applied
physics, mechanical or civil engineering, and other relevant fields are invited to apply. The
position is FULLY funded, i.e., a competitive stipend, full tuition waiver, and health
insurance benefits.

The opening is for Fall 2023.

To apply, contact Dr. Konrad J. Krakowiak at [email protected] with the subject line: Ph.D.
position 2023, attach your detailed CV.