Postdoctoral Position Available in Computational Nuclear Materials
at University of Wisconsin–Madison
A postdoctoral position is available in the Computational Materials Group (CMG) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. This position is joint with Prof. Izabela Szlufarska and Prof. Dane Morgan. The research uses simulation tools from atomistic to continuum scales to understand and model hydrogen uptake processes in nuclear reactor cladding for integration into a virtual reactor model. The insertion and subsequent diffusion of hydrogen inside the nuclear reactor cladding remain poorly understood and plays a critical role in the present nuclear reactor fleet. The applicant will interact with a large and extraordinary team as part of the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), an Energy Innovation Hub dedicated to designing a predictive reactor simulation (http://www.ne.doe.gov/AdvModelingSimulation/casl.html).
A PhD in materials science, physics, nuclear engineering or a related field is required. Familiarity with one or more of ab initio calculations, molecular simulations, continuum rate equations, and thermodynamic/kinetic modeling is preferred, but capable and enthusiastic applicants with varied background will also be considered.
The appointment is initially for one year with the expectation of being extended for multiple years upon mutual agreement. Interested applicants should send a detailed CV, contact information for 3 references, and estimated available date to CMG group recruiter Shujiang Yang at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Computational Materials Group (CMG) (http://matmodel.engr.wisc.edu/): CMG is a joint effort of Izabela Szlufarska and Dane Morgan in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UW Madison. We are a highly active group, with over 30 members and work in areas including nuclear materials, nanomechanics, nano-bio interfaces, fuel cells, batteries, semiconductors, and geophysics. CMG members experience an exciting range of cutting-edge materials research in both fundamental and applied topics, interact with leading researchers from around the world, and learn both technical and leadership skills.