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The department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is looking for an Associate Research Scientist.  Responsibilities include:

  • Perform research in the following areas:
    • Shear localization modeling and process window estimation for friction stir processes and applications in dissimilar materials joining
    • Structural strain based master E-N curve development for a unified treatment of low and high cycle fatigue behaviors incorporating power-law hardening of Ramberg-Osgood type
    • Thermal ratcheting modeling and construction of Bree diagram for ASME Code adoption
  • Publish and present research results in peer-reviewed professional journals and at scientific conferences. 
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students engaged in research activities and perform service as a member of dissertation committees.

Required Qualifications*

Ph.D. in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or related field, plus relative research experience.

Additional Information

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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.