and School of Nuclear Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045
Ph.D. positions available
Several Ph.D. openings are available in Professor El-Azab's group for students wishing to start in the fall of 2018 and spring 2019. The group performs advanced theoretical and computational research in the areas of mesoscale plasticity and dislocation dynamics, radiation effects in materials, microstructure evolution, phase field method development, phonon and electron thermal transport in crystalline solids, and computational methods for materials science and mechanics. The ideal applicant should have MS in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, solid state chemistry, or materials science and engineering, with some experience (graduate course and/or research) in microstructure science, elasticity, defects in crystalline solids, numerical methods, computational techniques such as finite element method, and an advanced programming languages, e.g., Fortran or C++ or both. The more background in these areas an applicant has, the higher the chances he or she can be made an offer to join the group. For inquiry please send an email to Professor El-Azab. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Post-doctoral positions available
Two post-doctoral openings will be available in Professor El-Azab's group starting fall of 2018/spring 2019. The group performs advanced theoretical and computational research in the areas of mesoscale plasticity and dislocation dynamics, radiation effects in materials, microstructure evolution, phase field method development, phonon and electron thermal transport in crystalline solids, and computational methods for materials science and mechanics. The first post-doctoral position is in the area of mesoscale deformation of metals with and without irradiation induced defects. The postdoc is expected to have a good background in mechanics, dislocation dynamics, and finite element methods, with excellent programming skills in Fortran and/or C++. The second post-doctoral position is in the area of thermal transport in crystalline solids. The postdoc will use Boltzmann Transport Equation approach to investigate the phonon and electron thermal transport in solids with defects. A solid state physics background is required for this position. The ideal candidate will be one who is strongly interested in fundamental theoretical concepts related to thermal transport. For inquiry please send an email to Professor El-Azab. (email@example.com).
Keywords:Dislocation dynamics, Mesoscale plasticity, Microstructure, Phase field methods, Radiation effects in materials, Defect disorder in oxides, Phonon and electron thermal transport, Computational methods in Materials Science.
- Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering, UCLA, 1994
- Dr. El-Azab obtained a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1994, and an M.S. and B.S. in Nuclear Engineering, both from the University of Alexandria, Egypt in 1989 and 1986, respectively. Dr. Anter El-Azab is a professor of Nuclear Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at Purdue University. He obtained his PhD at UCLA in Nuclear Engineering/Materials. He joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for six years as a research scientist in modeling and simulation in materials and nanoscale systems. He then joined Florida State University as an associate professor and then full professor of Computational Science, Materials Science, and Mechanical Engineering.
- MSE 597: Dislocation Dynamics (Spring 2018)
- MSE 250: Physical Properties in Engineering Systems (Fall 2017)
- MSE 367: Materials Processing Laboratory (Spring 2017)
- MSE 697: Materials in Extreme Environments (Fall 2016)
- MSE 597: Dislocation Dynamics (Spring 2016)
- NUCL 320: Introduction to Materials for Nuclear Applications (Fall 2015)