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Faculty Openings in Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology

The School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) seeks to add tenure-track faculty who have an established record of nationally and internationally recognized excellence in research and leadership. Outstanding candidates with demonstrated expertise in materials science and engineering featuring some combination of synthesis, processing, theory, computations, data analytics, and/or high-throughput experimentation are sought. Exceptional candidates may also be considered for the College of Engineering interdisciplinary hire in Data-enabled Design and Manufacturing.

Qualified candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or a closely related discipline. Successful candidates will be expected to provide leadership in research programs that cut across several academic units. The ideal candidate will champion independent and collaborative research at the cutting edge of his/her field and be able to attract external funding to build strong sponsored-research activities. The top candidate will also be expected to successfully mentor graduate students, and develop and teach fundamental courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in materials science and engineering.

MSE at Georgia Tech currently boasts 34 faculty FTEs whose research portfolio spans all forms and classes of materials that are aimed at addressing various societal grand challenges.   Faculty have numerous opportunities for campus-wide interactions, including joint faculty and courtesy appointments within the various academic units in the Colleges of Science, Engineering, and Computing. There are also six interdisciplinary research institutes (IRIs) which have strong materials research components, such as the Institute for Materials (IMat), the Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI), the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI), the Institute of Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN), the Strategic Energy Institute (SEI), and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Additionally, there are many state-of-the-art shared user facilities all over campus which include the recently established centralized Materials Characterization User Facility, and a new High-Performance Computing Center that is currently under construction.

Interested applicants must submit an online application, which includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research interest and teaching philosophy, and the names (and contact information) of at least five references, at:


Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their completed application package by December 2, 2016 to ensure full consideration. The selection process will include passing a pre-employment background screening.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Other Positions

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW POSITIONS  /  Computational Materials Science
Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

The School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, (http://www.mse.gatech.edu), seeks to hire two applicants for Post-doctoral Fellow position in computational materials science.  

The general area of interest is in large scale ab initial calculation of liquids and molecular dynamics simulation of crystal deformation and defects. Candidates should have relevant prior experience in computational or numerical work in materials science, physics or mechanics, and training in thermodynamics, statistical physics and mechanics.

Candidates for these positions must have an earned doctorate. Interested candidates should apply by sending a single PDF file containing a resume, the names of at least three references, and two or three publications to Professor Mo Li, mo.li@gatech.edu.



Two undergraduate Research Assistant positions are immediately available to work on Multi-Scale Modeling and Simulations project. The position will pay $15 / hr. with possibility of performance based increase and opportunities to participate / compete in the Undergraduate Research Poster Competition / National Conferences.

The multi-scale modeling and simulations of materials have gained prominence in the last decade with the focus to understand materials deformation at atomic-to-continuum length scale as well as to design new materials. The current project is focused on understanding the deformation of homogeneous as well as heterogeneous materials at µm-to-mm length scales when they are subject to high velocity impact and shock loadings. With very few software available for such simulations, focus is on developing the software as well as carrying out smart simulations to bring out the materials deformation phenomena which can not only be measured, but also can be tweaked / manipulated to design new materials. You should be sophomore or junior with at least 3.5 GPA and must have completed statics, dynamics, calculus II, and linear algebra courses.

A prior experience in programming is desired, but not required. If interested, please send your resume to the PI, Dr. Sunil Dwivedi (sunil.dwivedi@mse.gatech.edu). You may also contact him any time at 404-804-2226 for further information / clarification.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an AA/EOE employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Georgia Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications from women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged.