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Multiple Computational Research Positions

Faculty Mentor: Pai Wang
Title: Assistant Professor
College: Engineering
School / Department: 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

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
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
Is this a paid opportunity: Yes
Minimum Requirements: Familiarity with numerical methods and linear algebra; AND
Proficiency in either (1) finite element software or (2) any programming language.