Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, and
Position ID: 835-POSTDOC [#3685]
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researchers
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Doha 24866, Qatar [map]
Application Deadline: finished (posted 2012/04/18, updated 2013/04/21, listed until 2012/10/18)
Solid Mechanics/Applied Mathematics
Seeking: Three Postdoctoral Researchers and One Ph.D. Student
Carnegie Mellon University - Doha, Qatar
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
Two distinct but intellectually related projects are anticipated to begin shortly. One project has as its goal the development and computational implementation of new continuum mechanics based models that describe the mechanics of swelling in highly deformable soft biological tissue. In particular, this research will treat the interaction between liquid and solid constituents when the solid constituent exhibits its own complex microstructure. The second project has its goal the continuum mechanical modeling of complex compliant media, meaning materials with a microstructure that actively rearranges either as a part of its normal function or else when triggered by external stimuli. A particular goal of this research is the identification of kinematical descriptors and associated balance relations that give rise to singular surfaces which have the interpretation of localizing microstructural rearrangement. Each project is a collaboration between Michigan State University and Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. Funding for these projects is made possible by the Qatar National Research Fund.
We anticipate the opening of three postdoctoral positions and one Ph.D. student position in connection with these projects. Two postdoctoral positions, one for each project, will be based at Carnegie Mellon University in Doha, Qatar. A postdoctoral position for the swelling project, and a Ph.D. student position for the compliant media project, will be based at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA. The starting date is somewhat flexible, beginning as soon as possible and remaining open until the positions are filled. The Qatar positions must be filled before the USA positions. In view of cost-of-living issues in Doha, a supplemental housing allowance is part of the compensation package for the positions in Qatar. The Ph.D. student must apply and be accepted in the Engineering Mechanics program as administered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University.
We seek candidates with a strong background in one or more of the following areas:
• Mathematical analysis and applied mathematics techniques
• Numerical analysis and scientific computing
• Nonlinear solid mechanics
• Mechanobiology and physiological modeling
The individuals that will fill each position will each work closely with both of the project PIs: Professor T. J. Pence at Michigan State, and Professor H. Demirkoparan at Carnegie Mellon in Qatar.
For more information and to apply formally please use the project website which is posted at: http://www.egr.msu.edu/finitedef/|
This employer is not accepting applications for this position through Mathjobs.Org. Please see the job description above on how to apply.
- Contact: Hasan Demirkoparan
- Postal Mail:
- Hasan Demirkoparan
5032 Forbes Avenue
Qatar Office SMC 1070
Pittsburgh, 15289, PA
© 2013 MathJobs.Org, American Mathematical Society. All Rights Reserved.