Applications are now being accepted for PhD students in Computational Mechanics for the 2014/15 PhD program at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca. The three year doctoral program is articulated in curricula. The 8 curricula currently offered are field-specific, although in many instances they share a common scientific background. The Computational Mechanics curriculum focuses on the development of innovative computational methods to study events governed by the principles of mechanics. As a fundamental part of computational science and engineering, concerned with the use of numerical approaches to characterize, predict and simulate physical events and engineering systems, the present curriculum is oriented towards modelling the behavior of complex heterogeneous materials and structures. Among the multidisciplinary research units at IMT Lucca, the research unit MUSAM will primarily contribute to the curriculum with its unique numerical and experimental facilities.
In particular, strongly motivated by industrial applications and by the recent advances in physics and materials science, special attention is given to the analysis of engineering problems characterized by multiple length scales and multiple fields (coupled problems). Graduates from the curriculum will be qualified to work in universities, public and industrial research centers, and to take on professional roles and high profile tasks and responsibilities in both private companies and public institutions.
All students are based in the newly restored San Francesco complex, a fully integrated campus in the historical center of the beautiful Tuscan city of Lucca. The campus includes residential facilities, including an on-site canteen, study and living rooms, and outdoor recreational spaces, all serving to add a cultural and social dimension to the professional experience of the doctoral program. Eligible students will also receive a research scholarship which amounts to approximately €13,600/year.
The PhD program at IMT attracts students from around the world, providing a truly international environment. English is the official language of the Institute. To further enhance the internationality of the program, all students have the opportunity to spend anywhere from 2-9 months abroad at a research institute or university, with the possibility of receiving additional financing through the Erasmus+ program.
To find out more about the institute, the requirements for admission and how to apply, please see our website. You can also sign up for our free interactive webinar scheduled for June 11th 2014.
The deadline for applications is July 14th 2014, 6 pm Italian time.
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