Computational Materials Science
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 8/23/2019

Opportunity Description

Computational Materials Science Advisors: Mark A. Tschopp [Click Here To Join]; 410-306-0855); Dr.Shawn Coleman [Click Here To Join]) Research opportunities exist in computational materials science of polycrystalline metals and ceramics, ranging in length scales from atomistic to mesoscale. This interdisciplinary research includes approaches related to ICME (integrated computational materials engineering), whereby research utilizes computational approaches and modeling techniques to understand and exploit relationships between material chemistry, processing methods, microstructure and its evolution, properties over multiple length and time scales, and performance of advanced materials (nanocrystalline materials, interfacial design, high strength steels, lightweight materials, etc). Much of the research within our group focuses on bridging the gap between materials science, solid mechanics, and computational science with a heavy focus on integrating with experiments. Focus areas include, but are not limited to, (1) quantum mechanical calculations of interfaces and grain boundary structures, (2) interatomic potential development and scale bridging, (3) molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations of microstructure evolution and mechanical properties in nanocrystalline materials, (4) mesoscale modeling, including phase-field modeling of microstructure evolution, dislocation dynamics, and Monte Carlo approaches, (5) material informatics, metamodeling, and design optimization of material systems, (6) thermodynamic modeling for materials and processing design, and (7) quantitative materials characterization and their statistical representation. Our research is performed in collaboration with other computational and experimental teams within ARL and academia.

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