Postdoctoral Position in computational materials for nuclear applications
Professor Izabela Szlufarska at University of Wisconsin - Madison
Multiple postdoctoral positions in computational materials science are available immediately with Prof. Izabela Szlufarska. The appointments are in the general areas of defect kinetics and thermodynamics in high temperature materials for nuclear applications. Examples of projects include discovering relationships between microstructure and impurity diffusion in materials used for TRISO fuel coatings and radiation effects in nanocrystalline materials, where the large interfacial area creates complex competition between defect sinks, coarsening, and amorphization. Research on these projects will involve simulations from atomic to microstructure length scales with a combination of ab initio, molecular dynamics, kinetic Monte Carlo, and continuum simulation. The successful candidates will be expected to interact with experimental collaborators at UW-Madison and to work closely with a team of PhD students to construct multiscale models.
PhD in materials science, physics, nuclear engineering or a related field is required. Familiarity with both atomic scale and continuum modeling is preferred but not required. Prior experience with the specific application areas is not required.
The appointment is initially for one year with possible extension. Candidates should send a detailed CV (preferably in pdf format) and contact information for 3 references to Izabela Szlufarska 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/): Izabela Szlufarska’s group is integrated with the larger CMG, 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.