Research Associate in Computational Physics of Materials

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity in the Materials Science and Engineering department for someone to join the Multiscale Materials Informatics and Innovation (M2i2) group.

You will develop physics-based computational methods for industrial applications focusing on simulating the evolution of microstructure and mechanical fields during solid-state joining of advanced nickel-based superalloys. The computational framework to be developed will couple statistical models of solid-state transitions (i.e., dissolution/precipitation of gamma prime in superalloys) to microstructure-sensitive constitutive flow stress descriptions. Full field simulations of the micromechanical fields and texture evolution based on representative volume element analysis will be carried to derive correlations between process-induced microstructures and process parameters.

Experience in numerical methods is essential as well as in the implementation of constitutive models within commercial finite element schemes. You are expected to work closely with academic and industrial partners during the project.

You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in metallurgy, manufacturing, and process modelling.

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