Computational Solid Mechanics and Materials Modeling Postdoc position available at Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Computational Solid Mechanics and Materials Modeling Postdoc position available at Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics Group (T-3) is seeking outstanding candidates for multiple post-doctoral research opportunities in the areas of solid mechanics, materials modeling, and numerical methods development. The prospective post-doctoral research associates will take lead roles in the development of (i) models of inelastic deformation and/or failure in solid materials, and (ii) computational techniques for the effective representation of such behaviors.

Strong background and demonstrated research experience in theoretical modeling and numerical simulation of large-deformation problems involving metallic, polymeric, and/or organic crystal systems.  Strong interest and expertise in the mechanics and physics of plasticity and damage processes, and models for the representation of these behaviors.  Demonstrated experience with computational methods for the solution of initial/boundary value problems and/or implementation of new material models. Excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work independently and as an integral part of a team conducting theoretical/computational and experimental work, and the ability to interact effectively with other members of such a diverse team of specialists.

Desired Skills: Expertise in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable.

  • Classical and/or single-crystal plasticity models,
  • Poly-crystal plasticity with homogenization or full-field (FEM or spectral) methods,
  • Microstructure evolution processes,
  • Damage and failure models for ductile and/or brittle materials,
  • Phase field models of microstructural evolution or damage/failure processes,
  • Polymer strength/damage models,
  • Nonlocal/generalized continuum mechanics and constitutive modeling,
  • Coupled multi-physics problems,
  • Concurrent multiscale modeling techniques,
  • Data-driven / machine-learning approaches,
  • Algorithm and code development for massively parallel and emerging architectures.

Education: A doctoral degree in engineering, materials science, scientific computing, or a related field, completed within the last five years or soon to be completed.

Additional Details: Position does not require a security clearance.  Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

 

To apply for this position or to learn more about it, please visit the Los Alamos National Laboratory job posting here.

Los Alamos Computational Physics Student Summer Workshop

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Los Alamos Computational Physics Student Summer Workshop

The Los Alamos Computational Physics Student Summer Workshop seeks to bring a diverse group of exceptional undergraduate and graduate students for informative, enriching lectures and to work with its staff for 10 weeks on interesting, relevant projects that may culminate in articles or conference presentations. Students are organized into teams of 2 working under the guidance of one or more mentors.

THIS YEAR’S PROJECTS

  • Why explosions look like earthquakes
  • Numerical investigation of explosive particle jetting
  • Materials phase diagrams from density functional theory
  • Uncertainty quantification in high-explosive equations of state
  • Photon transport in warm dense matter
  • Equations of state for modeling high-explosives
  • Deep neural networks for a photon and neutron transport problem
  • Emulating fission observables
  • Code verification for MCNP unstructured mesh geometry
  • Two mesh radiation-hydrodynamics methods
  • Using Richtmeyer-Meshkov instability to study the constitutive behavior of solid media subjected to shock-loading
  • They dynamics of plasma jets moving in the hot medium

Applications are now open for this year’s workshop, which will run from Monday, June 8, until Friday, August 14, 2020. Applications are due by January 20, 2020.

For previous year’s research reports, information about stipends, how to sign-up for the mailing list, and complete application instructions, visit  http://compphysworkshop.lanl.gov.

Applications are accepted from US citizens only.

2020 SIAM Mini-Symposium in Applied Mathematics

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2020 SIAM Mini-Symposium in Applied Mathematics

The SIAM student chapter at the University of Michigan is hosting a student mini-symposium in applied mathematics on May 29, 2020. This event will allow students from different disciplines in the area to see what is being done in the field and promote interest in applied mathematics in general. This mini-symposium is open to all graduate students at the University of Michigan whose research is related to applied mathematics and/or scientific computing.

Time: Friday, May 29th, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Location: East Hall 3096, Department of Mathematics

Important Deadlines:

Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 14, 2020

Registration deadline: May 5, 2020

Registration is Open!

Registration to attend the 2020 SIAM Student Mini-Symposium in Applied Mathematics is now open. All are welcome to attend the conference, regardless of registration status, but lunch will be provided only for registered attendees.

To register please fill out the form provided by May 5, 2020.

 

The link for the mini-symposium can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/siam-minisymposium-2020.