PhD Position at the University of Pittsburgh Available Immediately

A PhD Research Fellowship is available starting any time in 2019 at the University of Pittsburgh, in the Computational Modeling & Simulation PhD Program,, 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, and for an examples 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. We are looking for a student with:

· Working knowledge of molecular dynamics simulation techniques, preferably with the LAMMPS software package

· Strong programming skills with C++ and Python

· Working knowledge of periodic density functional theory, e.g., VASP or CP2K is a plus (not required)

Application: Interested candidates should send an email with their resume in PDF format to Dr. Karl Johnson (karlj at