PhD Position Immediately Available in Nanomechanics/Computational Materials Science

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (http://mie.njit.edu) at the

New Jersey Institute of Technology (http://www.njit.edu), United States has immediate

opening for one fully funded PhD position. The position will start from Fall 2016

(September 2016). Interested candidates should apply as soon as possible.

Research Description: Selected student will primarily work on Atomistic and

Molecular Mechanics. S/he will have the liberty to select suitable projects of his/her

interest from three different themes:

Theme 1 - Modeling of Energy Systems: Molecular Dynamics and Density

Functional Theory simulation of energy systems e.g. Lithium-ion Battery,

Nanomaterials/Nanoparticle for Energy Storage and Conversion.

Theme 2 - Mechanics of Nanomaterials: Different aspects of Mechanics (e.g.

Fracture, Friction) of various nanomaterials: Graphene and its derivatives,

Molybdenum Disulfides, and different other 2D nanomaterials and Transition

Metal Dichalcogenide (TMDC).

Theme 3 - Imperfections in Crystalline Solids: Modeling Dislocation Dynamics;

Phase Field methods for microstructure evolution.

Candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with other research groups at NJIT and

many other institutions in all over the world.

Candidate’s background:

  • The position requires an undergraduate/master degree or equivalent within

Nanotechnology, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry,

Civil/Mechanical/Aerospace/Chemical Engineering.

  • Candidate must be motivated for advanced research. S/he needs to have

persistence, perseverance, strong determination, and dedication.

  • Background in Molecular Dynamics (MD) Simulation, Density Functional

Theory (DFT) is preferred – but not essential. Candidate should have strong

interest in learning MD, DFT and related tools (e.g. LAMMPS, VASP).

  • Strong coding skills in Matlab, C++, Shell scripting is preferred.

Funding: The position is fully funded (tuition fee, health insurance everything will be

covered). Candidate will be Teaching Assistant for one course for first four semesters.

S/he will receive monthly stipend of around $2000.

Travel Allowance: Candidate will be paid for travel and accommodation for at least two

international conferences every year (up to $2000/year).

Profile of the Project Supervisor: Dr. Dibakar Datta (http://www.dibakardatta.com/)

will supervise the candidate. Dr. Datta received his PhD from Brown University (2015)

and postdoctoral training at Stanford University (2015-2016).

Application: Interested candidates should send an email with detail CV to Dr. Dibakar

Datta (Email address: [email protected]…6006…).

For any question about this position, candidate should contact Dr. Dibakar Datta by mail

or phone (+1 401 573 6817). For further detail, please visit his homepage:

http://www.dibakardatta.com/