Computational methods for contact and fracture in functionally graded materials and structures

1 Visiting Professor position
(Deadline June 20th, 2024 13:00 )
Researcher with experience in computational contact and fracture mechanics for advanced applications to functionally graded materials and structures. The researcher should demonstrate from his/her CV and list of publications a wide experience on finite element technologies, modelling and simulation of shells structures and composite materials, failure analysis techniques including fracture and damage mechanics, and contact mechanics. The researcher should also demonstrate an outstanding track record of research projects and collaborations with leading universities and research centres worldwide.
The IMT School is committed to gender equality, inclusion, and diversity in the selection procedures.
Research seminars for researchers and PhD students of the IMT School on finite element technologies for the simulation of the mechanical response of composite materials and structrures, including shell structures, made of functionally graded materials. The visiting professor will contribute to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Staff Exchanges project DIAGONAL "Ductility and Fracture Toughness analysis of functionally graded materials" funded by the European Commission (Grant Agreement n° 101086342,, which involves PhD students and researchers of the MUSAM research unit.
If needed, activities can be partially carried out from remote using videoconference tools.
1 month
Gross amount
4.150 €
Formal requirements
  • Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering, structural mechanics, or related areas or equivalent;
  • excellent record of high-impact international publications and international collaborations in the field of computational mechanics;
  • excellent knowledge of both written and spoken English.


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