• Two post-doctoral positions are available at EMPA-Thun (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Engineering)

    -Post-doc or Scientist in the Field of microscale additive manufacturing and metamaterials research

    -Post-doc or Scientist in the Field of 3D Printing via Electrodeposition of Metals

    For further information about the positions please contact Dr Johann Michler:  johann.michler@empa.ch and visit the following websites:

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  • Postdoctoral position at Johns Hopkins, with a designated visiting scholar position at Sandia National Laboratories (NM), focused on in-situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) experiments and machine learning to investigate radiation damage processes in both pure metals and high entropy alloys.

    The successful applicant will be part of a dynamic, multi-university team which includes both theoretical and experimental personnel. Ideal candidates will have experience with in-situ and high resolution TEM (including aberration correction), electron diffraction, sample fabrication, and defect and microstructural analysis of metallic systems. Experience with image processing, scripting/programming (Python, Matlab, C++) for data processing is preferred, and must be comfortable to travel periodically to Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM.


    Please apply directly in Interfolio: https://lnkd.in/ezTJz_5.
    Include: cover letter, CV, list of names/contacts of three references, and copies of relevant publications.

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  • ESMC2022, the 11th European Solid Mechanics Conference 4 – 8 July 2022 (www.esmc2022.org) will be held in Galway, Ireland.

    The abstract submission portal opens on July 12th .

    Please consider sending abstracts to the Mini-Symposium “Experimental Micromechanics and Nanomechanics”.

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  • Post-doctoral position in in situ and high-resolution STEM characterization of ferroelectric materials

    The Khan Lab and the Kacher Lab jointly are currently looking for a dynamic researcher to aid in the efforts to understand the phase state and switching behavior in novel ferroelectric and anti-ferroelectric materials, nano-structures and nano-devices. Currently, we are accepting applications for a post-doctoral position focused on applying in situ biasing and high-resolution STEM imaging techniques to understand the factors that dictate ferroelectric and anti-ferroelectric behavior. The work will involve in situ S/TEM biasing experiments using probe and chip-based biasing holders in an aberration corrected STEM. The position is available beginning in May 2021 and will continue for one year from hire date, with yearly extensions to a second and third year possible depending on performance and funding.

    Required Qualifications:

    • A Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related discipline.
    • Excellence in written and oral communication as evident by a strong publication and presentation track record.
    • Expertise in electron microscopy-based characterization

    Desired Qualifications:

    Strong candidates will have experience in at least some of the following areas:

    • High resolution STEM imaging
    • FIB-based sample preparation

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV including a list of publications and presentations, three potential references with phone numbers and emails included to Prof. Asif Khan (asif.khan@ece.gatech.edu) and Prof. Josh Kacher (josh.kacher@mse.gatech.edu). Reviews of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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  • PhD subject: 'Multimodal analysis of stress corrosion crack damage in Ni superalloy'


    Quantitatively analyze the evolution of stress corrosion damage in bulk Ni superalloy by means of tomographic X-ray diffraction and imaging techniques.

    Profile, skills & experience:

    • MSc, Master 2 de Recherche, Laurea (or equivalent) in physics, materials science, chemistry
    • Background in image processing and programming skills in Python or Matlab


    More details about the application procedure on www.innovaxn.eu/for-students/documents/

    The successful candidate will be enrolled in the doctoral school of INSA Lyon and based full-time at the ESRF (Grenoble, France), with missions to FRAMATOME (mainly Lyon and le Creusot, France), Ecole Centrale, Nantes.

    Further information are available in the following document: « InnovaXN-PhDadvert.pdf » / or by contacting Wolfgang LUDWIG (ludwig@esrf.fr) and Didier BARDEL : didier.bardel@framatome.com

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