Mesoscopic Modeling - Postdoctoral Researcher
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We have multiple positions for Postdoctoral Researchers to conduct research in the area of mesoscopic modeling of reactive interface kinetics and associated microstructure evolution of materials, focusing on 1) microstructure-aware energy storage mechanisms; 2) microstructure-aware degradation mechanisms; and/or 3) processing-microstructure relationship. You will actively participate in the research and development of mesoscale computational models and codes for investigating mechanisms and simulating kinetic processes in materials, including solid-state battery materials, solid-state hydrogen storage materials, and/or structural metals. These positions are in the Computational Materials Science group of the Materials Science Division.
In this roleyou will
- Conduct fundamental and applied research in the kinetics of reactive interface phenomena and associated microstructure evolution of materials.
- Develop integrated modeling and simulation capabilities for simulating concurrent (electro)chemical and materials kinetic processes in materials.
- Design and perform systematic computer simulations on LLNL supercomputers for establishing the foundational understanding of operating kinetic mechanisms in these materials.
- Pursue independent but complementary research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
- Collaborate with scientists in multidisciplinary team environment, including experimental and multiscale modeling experts.
- Document research; publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, and present results within the DOE community and at conferences.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- PhD in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, or related field.
- Knowledge in materials phase transitions and/or (electro)chemical kinetic mechanisms.
- Experience in mesoscale modeling and simulation techniques (e.g., (micro)kinetic modeling, etc.) and a background in surface/interfacial processes and phase transitions in materials.
- Experience with the phase-field method or comparable continuum modeling techniques.
- Experience with numerical methods for solving partial differential equations such as finite difference, finite element, and/or spectral methods.
- Experience writing computer codes and/or advanced numerical solvers.
- Ability to develop independent research projects demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed journal articles.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills as reflected in effectivepresentations at seminars, meetings and/or teaching lectures.
- Initiative and interpersonal skills with desire and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.
Qualifications We Desire
- Experience with FORTRAN, C/C++, and parallel computing.
- Experience in theoretical/computational studies of material microstructure evolution involving microelasticity effects and/or interfacial chemical reactions.
- Experience with developing quantitative, parameterized phase-field models for solid-state phase transformation of real materials systems.
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