Who We Are

Since its inception over a decade ago, the Institute for Micromanufacturing (IfM) has been at the forefront of integrated multidisciplinary research and education. Starting from its original micromanufacturing emphasis, the Institute’s research and educational efforts have grown and expanded significantly to its current five thrust areas of emphasis, identified as Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Biomedical Nanotechnology, Environmental Technology, and Information Technology. The activities carried out through these thrust areas, coupled with the Institute’s integrated nanomanufacturing and micromanufacturing resources, have led to the realization of a broad range of research, educational and commercialization efforts.

The Institute, through its leading-edge resources and modern facilities, has been providing a broad range of technical training, processing, and measurement services to external users, including industrial, governmental, and commercial customers.  The Institute consists of an interdisciplinary team of faculty and staff, and 65,000 sq. ft. of user facilities, headquartered in a modern 41,000 sq. ft. building, designed specifically for research and development of micro/nanoscale technologies and systems. The R & D complex includes laboratory facilities with a full suite of micro- and nanomanufacturing capabilities, and a comprehensive set of measurement and characterization tools, as well as modeling and simulation software.

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Ph.D. Positions in Multiscale Modeling of Materials Under Extreme Conditions

Ph.D. positions are open immediately in Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at Louisiana Tech University on multiscale modeling of materials under extreme conditions. The Ph.D. positions are for a collaboration with MIT, Georgia Tech, and Idaho National Lab that is supported by the United States Department of Energy. The candidates must have earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field (applicants with a Master of Science will be given priority) and have a solid background in theoretical and computational mechanics. Having knowledge of continuum mechanics, finite element modeling, and a programming language (preferably C++) is a plus.

The applicants should email the following materials to Dr. Kasra Momeni, put Ph.D. Applicant in the subject of the email and include the following.

• Cover letter (summarizing their background, achievements, and motivations)
• CV (including list related courses, publications, presentations, projects, and GRE/TOEFL scores)
• Transcripts
• One representative publication (if applicable)

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