Postdoctoral positions in Computational Materials Science / Nanotechnology : Houston, TX, United States
Postdoctoral and graduate student positions are available in the group of Prof. Boris I. Yakobson at Rice University (Houston, TX). Our research focuses on theoretical/computational studies of nanostructures and materials.
Research project topics include:
I. 3D-networks of carbon nanotubes for energy, structural, or electronics applications.
II. 2D-atomic layer materials of nitrides (BN etc.), sulfides, oxides, for structural and nanoelectronics like quantum dots, interconnects, energy applications.
III. Boron nanostructures and clusters, 2D sheets, fullerenes, nanoribbons, nanotubes, their novel physics and chemistry (joint effort with experimentalists, Ajayan group)
IV. Dynamics of growth processes of nanowires and tubes, in particular, catalytic synthesis of carbon nanotubes/graphene, BN, or B layers.
Applicants should send their CV and references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a cover letter describing your scientific interests, prior research experience (methods and software packages), knowledge of programming languages, familiarity with UNIX/Linux, experience with parallel computers.
Our group is among the leaders in the field. Our research is sponsored by NSF, US Air Force, Office of Naval Research, Honda, Lockheed Martin, and the Welch Foundation, and has been recognized by awards from DOE, NASA, and the Nano-50 Innovator Award. Rice is a top-ranking research university despite its small size, and the city of Houston is famous for its low costs of living and cultural diversity.
Postdoctoral positions are available immediately. The earliest available starting date for graduate students is January (application deadline is November 1).
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