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Postdoctoral fellowship to develop computational methods for flexoelectricity

Published: 23/09/2016

The UPC is recruiting a talented Postdoctoral fellow to develop computational methods for flexoelectricity, a nanoscale electromechanical coupling. This work is part of a broader effort to build a computational platform for the self-consistent numerical solution of general flexoelectric boundary value problems and use it to develop new material architectures to exploit this nanoscale effect at the macroscale. Continuum models of flexoelectricity involve coupled systems of high-order PDEs. The successful candidate will develop and implement in parallel new numerical methods for flexoelectricity in general 3D geometries.

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist with a strong background in computational mechanics and experience in parallel code development and nonlinear solid mechanics. Knowledge of spline-based Galerkin methods and embedded boundary methods is desirable. The candidate should be ready to work in an interdisciplinary team.

The position is for 2 years and subject to renewal.

The review of applications will begin immediately but applications will be accepted continuously until the position is filled.

To apply please send a CV with a list of at up to 3 references, a short (max one page) statement describing your research interests, and your academic transcripts. This and specific inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Irene Arias ( with “Postdoc numerics” in the subject line.