A funded position is available for a new PhD student in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton. We are looking for enthusiastic and capable students to carry out analytical and computational studies on the behavior of complex fluids and polymeric materials. In particular, the current focus of the group encompasses modeling the following phenomena: interfacial self-assembly of stimuli-responsive nanoparticles, electrospray of |
colloidal inks, droplet impact on soft surfaces, flow of multi-phase fluids in confined geometries, and behavior of functional polymer nanocomposites. The ideal candidate should have C/C++ coding experience. Knowledge of either statistical mechanics, fluid dynamics, interfacial phenomena or polymer physics is desirable. A background in Unix/Linux, parallel computing, and specific simulation techniques (molecular simulations, dissipative particle dynamics, or lattice Boltzmann method) is an advantage. The review of the applications is currently undergoing, interested students should email Dr. Xin Yong (firstname.lastname@example.org) with CV enclosed. More information can be found on Dr. Yong's website (http://bingweb.binghamton.edu/~xyong/). This position is contingent on acceptance into the Graduate School at SUNY Binghamton.