New Job Opportunity: HEMI Postdoctoral Fellow – Modeling the dynamic failure of geological materials

Jul 16, 2015 | No Comments | By Michelle Pagano

A new postdoctoral fellow position is available within the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute ( at Johns Hopkins University. The position is in the area of experiments and modeling of inelastic deformations in geological materials (including damage and micromechanics of fracture) under impact mechanical loading conditions. The potential candidate will (a) assist in the development of theoretical and computational models for dynamic behavior and failure of geological materials, (b) closely interact with experts in x-ray phase contrast imaging to characterize microcrack-induced damage in the materials, and (c) help the team design experimental techniques for the characterization of geomaterials. The selected candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. K.T. Ramesh and Prof. Nitin Daphalapurkar.

The potential candidate should have a Ph.D. in engineering or physical sciences disciplines, and background in solid mechanics, numerical methods and constitutive modeling. It is strongly desirable for the candidate to have experience using finite element methods or particle-based numerical methods for analysis of problems in solid mechanics. The University is committed to building a diverse environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you are interested, please send an email to the HEMI office with a single PDF file containing your curriculum vitae, names of at least two references, and a brief description of how your experience and background meets the requirements for this position. Please use the subject line “Postdoctoral Fellow Application: Dynamic failure of geological materials.” Review of applications will begin August 15, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

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