• PhD position at Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, Germany

    At the Max-Planck Institut für Eisenforschung  in the Department Structure and Nano-/Micromechanics of Materials (Prof. G. Dehm) they offer a PhD student position in:

    "Atomistic Computer Simulation of Grain Boundary Structure and Mechanics"


    Understanding how grain boundaries influence plasticity will lead to significant advances in material design. In the context of the department’s research, the overarching aim of this PhD project is to connect grain boundary structures in fcc metals to physical properties.

    Your tasks:

    Your tasks will be to employ molecular dynamics simulations combined with Monte Carlo techniques to predict grain boundary structures at an atomic level and to model their mechanical behavior. A part of the project will be focused on investigating the influence of alloying elements in order to work towards deriving grain boundary design principles for improved materials properties. All of the work is expected to be performed in collaboration with the experimental activities of the department.You have a Masters degree with good to excellent marks in Physics, Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field and you would like to work on challenging problems in Nano- and Micro-Mechanics and Materials Science. Some prior computer simulation or programming experience (especially with Python or C++) is advantageous.

    The working language at our institute is English; sufficient proficiency in English to communicate effectively on scientific topics is required.

    More information, and application system are available at the following address: https://recruitingapp-5424.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/320/Description/2

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