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.
- The position requires an undergraduate/master degree or equivalent within
Nanotechnology, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry,
- 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: