The Nguyen Lab (nguyenlab.wse.jhu.edu) invite applications for a postdoctoral position in computational mechanics of stimuli-responsive, architected materials The postdoctoral scholar will be involved in a funded project to design light-weight architected materials and structures that can reconfigure its shape in response to external stimuli. The project is highly interdisciplinary and involves collaborations with team members for topology optimization, materials/structural characterization, and additive manufacturing. The postdoctoral scholar will also have opportunities develop an independent project on an area of mutual interest. An initial appointment will be for a 12-month period with future renewals contingent on performance. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable, but spring 2022 is preferable.
The candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a related field. The successful candidate must have experience in finite element analysis. Experience with architected materials, various multi-physics simulation programs, and machine learning are desirable. All candidates should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a strong publication record, and the ability and motivation to work independently. Researchers are expected to participate in the preparation of manuscripts, grants, and presentations.
Please email a complete curriculum vitae, representative publications, and the names and addresses of two references to [email protected]. Please put “postdoctoral position in architected materials” in the subject line of the email. Women and members of groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering are highly encouraged to apply.