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PhD positions in first-principles materials theo ... (No replies)

3 months ago
liping 3 months ago

Multiple Ph.D. positions in Computational Materials Physics & Design are immediately available in the Department of Physics and Astronomy ( at the University of Maine (UMaine). Successful applicants for this studentship will have opportunities to work in the cutting-edge research areas of first-principles materials theory and design. Examples of research topics include, but are not limited to, photovoltaics, interface and surface physics, defects in solids, oxide interface materials for next-generation electronics, and 2D materials for flexible electronics.  Close collaboration with experimental partners in the Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies (FIRST) ( and other related departments at UMaine is expected.

Students with a BS or MS degree in physics, applied physics, chemistry, materials science, or a related field are welcome to apply.  Experiences of DFT calculations and scientific programming in Python (or other languages) are highly desired, but not mandatory. 

GRE is not required. For applicants from non-English speaking countries, TOEFL may also be waived.

For questions, please contact Prof. Liping Yu ( [email protected] ). Applications should be made through

For more details regarding the application, please see:

The University of Maine is the flagship campus of the University of Maine System and is the principal graduate institution in the state. It is the state’s land, sea, and space-grant university, enrolling over 11,000 students. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools in neighborhoods where children can walk to school, high-quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. The University of Maine is located just 60 miles from the scenic Bar Harbor area and Acadia National Park and two hours from Portland.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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