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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg | Institute for Materials Simulation (WW8)

PhD position (for three years) in materials simulation

  • Online seit 25.01.2021
  • 210125-442620
  • Wissenschaftl. Stellen


Modeling of electro-mechanical coupling in perovskite based materials and composites

The IGK 2495 was established at Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in 2019 with our partner institute, the Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan, to advance the understanding of lead-free perovskite materials for electro-optical-mechanical energy conversion systems. These materials offer an alternative route to renewable energy for the future, and especially for high-tech small-scale applications, such as powering unattended wireless sensors. Of particular importance is the improved understanding of multi-length scale phenomena responsible for the energy conversion, development and implementation of state-of-the-art lead-free perovskite materials, novel 2D and 3D processing techniques, and integration into devices. Various synthesis, manufacturing, and experimental techniques will be utilized and coupled to cutting edge simulations, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration

We are looking for a highly motivated person with MSc or equivalent in materials science, physics, mathematics or computational engineering. The candidate will work at the Institute of Materials Simulation at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg (WW8) on modeling and simulation of ferroelectrics under electrical and mechanical loading. Hence, a good background in (several) of the following areas is desirable: continuum mechanics, thermodynamics, programming, data analysis and simulation. Phase-field models for ferroelectric domain evolution will be developed, and bridges to the atomistic simulation techniques of our Japanese partner at NITech will be established. At the Institute of Materials Simulation (WW8), Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, modeling and simulation studies on a broad range of disordered systems, network structures and functional materials, from atomistic to continuum scales are conducted (http://www.matsim.techfak.uni-erlangen.de). Recent simulation tools, both open source and commercial, are available, and access to high performance computing is provided.

We offer a vibrant research environment, where your work is embedded into an international team of German and Japanese scientists and engineers covering various aspects of electro-optical-mechanical materials and devices. The international training group will offer a variety of educational activities, such as tutorials, hands-on workshops, and yearly summer schools, to support doctoral researchers during their projects as well as develop intercultural training. As part of each project, an extended research stay (6 to 12 months) at our partner institute Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan is expected. We strive for an open and inclusive research environment (more information: https://www.igk2495.fau.de/).

The position is full-time, with a duration of 3 years and payment follows the German TV-L 13 (100%) scale. Starting date is as soon as possible. Please send applications in electronic form (pdf) only, containing a letter of motivation, academic transcripts and certificates, a letter of recommendation, and, if necessary, a letter detailing any other pertinent information. The Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg promotes the employment of women in research and teaching positions and, therefore, strongly encourages female researchers to apply. Disabled applicants will be preferentially considered in case of equivalent qualification.

Further detailed information / applications to:

Dr. Frank Wendler
Department Werkstoffwissenschaften
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffsimulation (WW8)
Dr.-Mack-Str. 77
90762 Fürth
Tel. +49 911 65078-65067
Fax +49 911 65078-65066
E-Mail: frank.wendler@fau.de


* Master of Science (or equivalent) in materials science, physics, mathematics or computational engineering

* Strong background in continuum mechanics, thermodynamics, scientific programming

* Good skills in spoken and written English

* Enthusiasm for learning, communicating and teaching


Art der Beschäftigung
Zeitraum der Beschäftigung
3 years
TVL-E13 (100%), German Public Sector Scale
Sonntag, 28. Februar 2021 - 23:59


Hochschule / Einrichtung
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Institut / Einrichtung
Institute for Materials Simulation (WW8)
Dr.-Mack-Str. 77
90762 Fürth, Deutschland
Herr Dr. Frank Wendler




Herr Dr. Frank Wendler




Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg | Institute for Materials Simulation (WW8)


Dr.-Mack-Str. 77
90762 Fürth