Multiple Computational Research Positions

Mentor Name:
Pai Wang

Mentor Position:
Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering



Project Description:

We are looking for motivated candidates to join the Utah Waves and Architected Materials Group.
Applicants with track record / experience / expertise / strong passion in ANY ONE of the following technical fields are especially valued:
– Finite element simulations
– Acoustics, Vibrations and Waves
– Frontiers in condensed matter physics, including topological invariant, magic angle, multi-body topological order, spin-orbital coupling of phonon system, etc.
– White-box machine learning techniques
– Quantum algorithm

Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; This is a paid research position; This is a work-study research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis; Earn independent study credit

Student Role:

Students will use commercial simulation platforms or open-source software packages. Students will be responsible for data exaction, management and visualization as well.

Student Benefits:

We have paid positions and unpaid opportunities for senior/honors thesis, independent study with course credit as well as volunteers

Project Duration:

One or more semesters (summer included); 10 to 20 hours per week

Minimum Requirements:

Familiarity with numerical methods and linear algebra; AND Proficiency in either (1) finite element software or (2) any programming language.