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Complete the following questionnaire for - IC2022_08 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Atomistic Simulation of Steels in Hydrogen Rich Environments (Elkartek M-Kontak KK-2022/00006)  (154 KB)

Hydrogen embrittlement, atomistic modelling, kinetic Monte Carlo, Molecular Dynamics, Density Functional Theory, steels, Hydrogen diffusion, mesoscale models.

This work is framed within the Basque government funded M-KONTAK project, in which several agents of the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network (including BCAM) are involved. The purpose of M-KONTAK is the development of a multi-scale modelling methodology to fundamentally understand the behavior of steels in hydrogen-rich environments. In BCAM, we will be focusing on the atomistic modelling of Hydrogen-induced embrittlement (HE), which can significantly reduce the ductility and load-bearing capacity and cause cracking and catastrophic brittle failures at stresses below the yield stress.

The postdoctoral fellow will combine density functional theory with kinetic Monte Carlo and/or Molecular Dynamics to simulate hydrogen diffusion at steel grain boundaries, with the aim of extracting kinetic and thermodynamic parameters that can be employed by our partners in continuous phase field models to understand the influence of morphology, temperature, and composition on HE at a microscopic scale.

Deadline: 14th October 2022, 14:00 CET (UTC+2) .

Applications will be evaluated in a continuous manner, with a response period no longer than 4 weeks after the call deadline.

Contact: recruitment@bcamath.org

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Eusko Jaurlaritza - Gobierno Vasco ikerbasque - Basque Foundation for Science Bizkaia xede. Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia innobasque - Agencia vasca de la innovación Universidad del PaÌs Vasco (UPV/EHU)