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PhD Student in Material Science or Material Engineering (4 years)

Project: Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge, expertise, and initiative to one of three research projects of their preference: (1) Materials challenges for neuromorphic brain-inspired computing platforms, (2) Molecular surface functionalization and adhesion at nanoscale, and (3) Electronic properties-structure relationship in disordered semiconductor alloys.
Description: Students will be primarily involved in:
  • Developing an understanding of the properties and functions of materials at microscopic scale
  • Predicting properties of materials based on their atomic structures using first-principle (density functional theory) calculations
  • Discovering novel materials that possess desired properties and can be used in technologically advanced applications
  • High-performance computing and data analysis
Preferred areas of interest and ability include:
  • knowledge of electronic materials
  • solid-state physics
  • computer modelling and programming
  • mathematics
Qualified candidates should...
  • have a Master's degree in Material Science, Material Engineering, or Physics
  • satisfy academic and English proficiency requirements (please refer to this link for details)
Details:Starting date - Sept 2017, Jan 2018; duration - 4 years; financial support is available.
Application: Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, a copy of the official transcript of academic work completed to date, and English language certificate (if applicable) to rubelo[-at-]mcmaster.ca. The cover letter should include a brief outline of reasons for interest in the position, as well as a description of how the candidate intends to apply specific skills and abilities to a particular project.

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