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Date: Tue Mar 7 17:19:22 2017
Subject: 17.03.07 Ph.D. Studentship in Computational Catalysis and Materials Science
The Turner Lab at The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL, USA) is seeking
1-2 Ph.D. students to work on modeling projects related to computational
catalysis and advanced materials synthesis.  Both projects involve the
development of advanced kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC) simulation tools, so
strong programming skills and previous computational experience are desired.
Ph.D. students are provided a stipend of $24,000/yr, as well as free tuition
and health insurance.

The first project is a computational and experimental collaboration to
develop atomistically-precise catalysts for the direct epoxidation of
propylene to propylene oxide using gold-based catalysts.  Multi-scale
simulation techniques (DFT, KMC, continuum) are being designed to build a
model capable of predicting catalytic performance relevant to experimental
time-scales.  

The second project is focused on developing a KMC-based technique for
generating amorphous carbon structures for adsorption applications.  This
is a mimetic technique that is intended to minimize or eliminate the
reliance upon experimental scattering data for generating a realistic
atomistic model.  This project will primarily involve KMC model development,
as well as other Monte Carlo techniques for structural analysis.
Send a CV and a cover letter to Prof. C. Heath Turner: hturner||eng.ua.edu

Qualified applicants will be encouraged to submit a formal application via
the UA Graduate School website: http://graduate.ua.edu

Additional information can be found at: http://TurnerResearchGroup.ua.edu
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