|CCL 16.02.18 Computational Materials Postdoc|
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Date: Thu Feb 18 16:12:54 2016
Subject: 16.02.18 Computational Materials Postdoc
A computational materials post-doctoral position at the University of Pittsburgh is available starting immediately on the atomistic simulation of the initial stages of metal oxidation. The appointment is for one year but can be extended upon mutual consent. The position is offered by Professors Judith Yang (Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh), and Wissam A. Saidi (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh). The position involves a close collaboration with Professor Graeme Henkelman (Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin). Surface oxidation processes play critical roles in environmental stability, high temperature corrosion, electrochemistry, functional oxide film growth as well as various energy applications, such as fuel cells and hydrogen storage. The objective of this research program is to develop a mechanistic understanding of nano-oxidation via coordinated theoretical and experimental efforts. The successful applicant will perform multi-scale simulations on the complexities of oxygen interactions with a metal surface. These theoretical predictions, using input parameters obtained via first principles and molecular dynamics, will then be directly correlated with in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) experiments, for comprehensive knowledge of nano-oxidation. This program is funded by the National Science Foundation. A PhD in Materials Science or similar field is required. Also, successful candidates need to be well versed in density functional theory, force-field approaches, and kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC) simulations. This project is at the forefront of materials and surface science, with a comprehensive synergy between the different levels of simulation, including electronic structure, molecular dynamics as well as KMC, and experiments. The Places Rated Almanac named Pittsburgh recently as Americas Most Livable City. The University of Pittsburgh is ranked 37th in the world's top 100 global universities by Newsweek International, and second in the nation for nanoscale research (Small Times, 6(3) 2006).
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