PhD position in geomechanics/damage mechanics at University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Geological Engineering program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a PhD candidate to join the Geomechanics and Damage Group (GeoD).
The successful candidate will participate in several projects relating to microcrack and damage evolution; work will be directly applicable to the areas of enhanced geothermal systems, oil and gas, mining, underground construction, and tunneling. The successful candidate for this position will be part of an interdisciplinary team that is involved with developing physical properties prediction methodologies for the purpose of reducing risk and uncertainty in underground operations in deep environments. Opportunities will be available for the successful candidates to
contribute to a number of tasks in experimental, numerical, and data science disciplines.
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Interested candidates please send (1) a brief cover letter, (2) a CV, and (3) contact information for 3 references in a single PDF to Prof. Jesse Hampton ([email protected]).

• BS in engineering, physics, material science, or a related field at the time of hire
• Excellent independent problem-solving skills
• Excellent writing skills

• MS in engineering, physics, material science, or a related field at the time of hire
• Experimental experience with high-pressure high-temperature laboratory equipment
• Demonstrated publication record
• Experience in data science and machine learning
• Field or industry experience in geothermal energy, oil and gas, mining, or other related laboratory settings

December 21, 2020
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