NA Digest, V. 22, # 26

NA Digest Friday, August 05, 2022 Volume 22 : Issue 26

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: James Demmel
Date: July 28, 2022
Subject: More feedback on improved exception handling, BLAS/LAPACK

Thanks for your feedback on our earlier draft of how to improve
exception handling in the BLAS and LAPACK! We have updated our
proposal based on this feedback, and it is available at

Your comments are again welcome.

Jim Demmel, Jack Dongarra, Mark Gates, Greg Henry, Julien Langou,
Xiaoye Li, Piotr Luszczek, Weslley Pereira, Jason Riedy, and
Cindy Rubio-Gonzalez

From: Nakata Maho
Date: July 26, 2022
Subject: MPLAPACK version 2.0.0 released

MPLAPACK v2.0.0 was released on 2022-07-26

- support all complex routines for all precisions except for the
mixed-precision version.
- support all Rectangular Full Packed (RFP) routines
- performed extensive tests with test results (test results are not
part of the distfile, please see git repository)
- on macOS, dylibs are now correctly linked
- on Linux, we set absolute rpath so that mp libraries are correctly
- on Windows, improved accuracy and stability.
- remove debugging symbols by default
- improvements in the installation process
- overflow bugs in sqrt and division are fixed for libqd internally.

From: Mitch Graham
Date: July 28, 2022
Subject: New Book, A Variational Approach to Optimal Control of ODEs

A Variational Approach to Optimal Control of ODEs
by Pablo Pedregal

This self-contained book presents in a unified, systematic way the
basic principles of optimal control governed by ODEs. Using a
variational perspective, the author incorporates important
restrictions like constraints for control and state, as well as the
state system itself, into the equivalent variational reformulation of
the problem. The fundamental issues of existence of optimal solutions,
optimality conditions, and numerical approximation are then examined
from this variational viewpoint.

2022 / xii + 189 pages / Softcover / 978-1-611977-10-3 / Price $69.00

Bookstore link:

From: Ivan Georgiev
Date: July 30, 2022
Subject: Numerical Methods and Applications, Bulgaria, Aug 2022

Tenth International Conference on Numerical Methods and Applications
August 22 - 26, 2022, Borovets, Bulgaria

The conference will be held in hybrid mode - on site and online.
More details can be found on the conference website:

Extended deadlines:
10 August: Submition of Abstracts
12 August: Registration

From: Martin Stynes
Date: July 27, 2022
Subject: Numerical Methods for Fractional-Derivative Problems, ONLINE, Aug 2022

The 6th Conference on Numerical Methods for Fractional-Derivative
Problems, organized by Beijing CSRC, will be held online during 11-13
August. The conference talks each day will be held between 09:00-17:00
approximately, Beijing/China time. Talks will be given in Chinese or
English, according to the speaker's preference.

Registration for the conference is free but is necessary. The
registration deadline is 8 August. Use the registration link at Full
information about the conference is available at this website.

Organisers: Martin Stynes, Jilu Wang and Zhimin Zhang, Beijing CSRC

From: Matthias Mayr
Date: July 28, 2022
Subject: European Trilinos User Group Meeting, ONLINE, Sep 2022

The 2022 European Trilinos User Group (EuroTUG2022) meeting will take
place online on 12-14 September 2022. For details about the meeting
and registration, please visit

The EuroTUG 2022 welcomes participants on all levels of expertise who
are interested to learn about recent developments in Trilinos, report
on their use cases and experiences with Trilinos, interact with the
Trilinos leadership and core developers, form a European network of
Trilinos users and developers.

The meeting program will encompass an introduction and first steps in
Trilinos, talks by active Trilinos developers to spread the word about
recent developments and trends, presentations by active Trilinos users
to showcase various application scenarios of Trilinos, group
discussions on relevant topics.

We are looking forward to a vibrant exchange of the Trilinos
community. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us
directly at

From: Alison Ramage
Date: July 27, 2022
Subject: ICIAM Applied and Industrial Mathematics, UK, Sep 2022

ICIAM Workshop on Applied and Industrial Mathematics

The International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
(ICIAM) Board Meeting is held in a different international location
every year, and is preceded by a two-day research workshop. In 2022.
this will take place on 1-2 September at the University of Strathclyde
in Glasgow, Scotland. There are no pre-invited talks: all participants
are invited to present talks on their research based on submitted
abstracts. The topics covered are typically very varied, but, given
the nature of ICIAM, all will be related by the underlying theme of
applied and industrial mathematics.

The workshop has been funded by generous grants from various sponsors,
so registration is free for all participants. We also have some funds
for offering support towards travel and accommodation costs for
participants from Scheme 5 developing countries and mathematicians
(including PhD students) based at Scottish universities.

Registration and abstract submission for this event is via the IMA
webpages at

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 12 August 2022.

From: Pamela Bye
Date: July 28, 2022
Subject: Induction Course for New Lecturers, UK, Sep 2022

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge
14 - 15 September 2022

The Induction Course for New Lecturers in the Mathematical Sciences
has been designed by the mathematics community so that it is ideally
suited for anyone who is new to or has limited experience teaching
mathematics or statistics within UK higher education. It will be
delivered by individuals with significant experience of teaching in
the mathematical sciences and will focus upon the specific details and
issues that arise in mathematics and statistics teaching and learning
within higher education including topics such as: Lecturing;
Supporting student learning; Making teaching interactive; Assessment,
examinations and feedback; Linking teaching & research; Using
technology to enhance teaching and learning; Using examples and
mathematical problem solving; Teaching statistics and its
applications. Additionally, there will be significant opportunities
for delegates to discuss their own ideas, challenges and experiences
with the session facilitators so that individual queries can be

Those leading the sessions at the Induction Course are all experienced
teachers of mathematics within UK higher education. They include: Lara
Alcock (Loughborough University); Michael Grove (University of
Birmingham); Rachel Hilliam (Open University); Kevin Houston
(University of Leeds); Joseph Kyle (University of Birmingham); Steve
Otto (The R&A); Chris Sangwin (The University of Edinburgh); Louise
Walker (The University of Manchester); John Mason (Open University);
Ulrike Tillmann (Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences).

Registration is open via

A full programme for the Induction Course will be released shortly,
but for questions or queries about the academic content or structure
of the Induction Course, please contact Michael Grove:

For general conference queries please contact:

From: Gabriel R. Barrenechea
Date: July 28, 2022
Subject: Call to Organize, Boundary and Interior Layers, 2024

The conference in Boundary and Interior Layers, BAIL 2022 is currently
being organised by Gabriela Armentano (and her colleagues), and will
take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during November 28 to December
2, 2022 (see for more info). It has
been customary to announce at each BAIL conference the location of the
succeeding one, and this is the reason for my email. On behalf of the
BAIL International Steering Committee, we invite proposals for the
hosting of BAIL 2024. As usual the conference should run from a Monday
to a Friday; in principle it can be held at any time during 2024, but
potential organisers should note that in general most of the
participants come from Europe, so it's desirable to hold the
conference at a time that does not clash with teaching commitments in
many European countries. The location should be somewhere that is
easily accessible by international travel. The BAIL International
Steering Committee chooses the location of each BAIL conference but it
has no financial resources. Thus the organisers of BAIL 2024 have to
finance the conference from their own resources: registration fees,
grants, support from the hosting institution, etc. To make a formal
proposal, please send me an email by 31 October 2022 indicating:
(i) you are willing to organise BAIL 2024, and your institution has
lecture room facilities suitable for hosting the conference that will
be available at the proposed time of BAIL 2024 [e.g., they are not
used for the teaching of classes at the time of the conference]
(ii) conference participants can find satisfactory accommodation in
the neighbourhood of the conference
(iii) how easy it is for international travelers to reach your host
(iv) approximate dates (i.e., in which month will it be held?) plus
some explanation for this choice [e.g. local climate, but also
consider availability of participants, many of whom are confined to
academic year holidays]
(v) a brief statement of your plans for financial support [we know it
can't be guaranteed 100% in advance but we'd like to know that you
have some ideas for solving this potential problem]
(vi) anything else relevant that comes to mind, e.g., if you have
experience in organising conferences, if you expect to have any help
from others in organising the conference, etc.

Your proposal does not have to be lengthy, 1 page may be sufficient
provides it addresses the above numbered points. If you are possibly
interested in making a proposal but you are unsure, or if you have any
questions, please feel free to email me
( to discuss these matters before
making a formal proposal. Also, if you can think of any person that
might be interested in hosting a BAIL conference, please forward this
email to her/him. The final decision for the location of BAIL 2024
will be taken by a vote of the BAIL International Steering Committee,
of which I am the Chairperson. Once the location and dates have been
agreed by this committee, the local organiser has complete control
over the conference (selection of speakers, talks timetable, deciding
the registration fee, etc. etc.), but is welcome to consult the
committee for advice.

From: Matthias Schlottbom
Date: August 01, 2022
Subject: Assistant/Associate Professor Position, Univ of Twente

The University of Twente is aiming to appoint an Assistant/Associate
Professor in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing in the
Department of Applied Mathematics.

The position is within the Mathematics of Computational Science group
that mainly focuses on numerical methods for (partial) differential
equations and inverse problems; see

We expect you to actively develop your mathematical profile and seek
connections between fundamental mathematics and societally impactful
applied research in collaboration with, for example, the MESA+
Institute for Nanotechnology, the TechMed Centre for Biomedical
Technology and Technical Medicine, and the ITC faculty for
Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation.

We offer a permanent position with an initial contract for one
year. Near the end you will be subject to a job performance
evaluation. If your performance is evaluated positively and the
circumstances of the organization remain the same, the contract will
be converted into a permanent contract.

For more information please visit

or contact Matthias Schlottbom.

Please submit your application before September 12th.

From: Joerg Fliege
Date: July 26, 2022
Subject: Lectureship Position, OR, Univ of Southampton

Location: University of Southampton
Salary: 32,348 to 51,805 (GPB)
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date: Monday 05 September 2022
Reference: 1916922PJ

We seek an outstanding candidate for a Lectureship in Operational
Research within the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University
of Southampton.

You will have a track record of excellent research, ideally with
interests that enhance or complement our existing strengths in
deterministic and stochastic Operational Research, analytics,
stochastic simulation, or mathematical optimisation.

You should hold a PhD (or equivalent professional qualifications and
experience) in Operational Research or another relevant discipline,
and be able to deliver high quality teaching in a range of topics in
Operational Research at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on
the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call
the HR Recruitment Team on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email Please quote reference 1916922PJ on all

From: Vanessa Peinhart
Date: August 03, 2022
Subject: University Assistant Position, Univ of Graz

The Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing is looking for
an University assistant without doctorate (m/f/d), 40 hours a week,
fixed-term employment for 4 years, position to be filled as of

We are looking for a committed individual who will enrich our growing
working group and add depth and breadth to the existing areas of
interest. These focus areas include, among other things, issues of
inclusion and diversity in mathematics teaching and learning, research
on processes of mathematical thinking and learning, and the
development and research of learning opportunities. In this, we
collaborate with colleagues from German-speaking and international

For more information and application, please visit:

For questions, please contact: Ass.-Prof. Dr. Christina Krause

From: Idoia Hernandez
Date: August 05, 2022
Subject: Permanent Position, Applied Statistics, BCAM

The Basque Centre for Applied Mathematics (BCAM), together with
IKERBASQUE invites applications for one permanent position in APPLIED
STATISTICS. This call is open both to:
- Established researchers, postdoctoral researchers who conduct
research independently, with an established reputation based on
research excellence in their field (a permanent Research Associate
- Senior leading researchers, with international reputation based on
research excellence in their field and a proven record in securing
significant research funding (a permanent Research Professor

The candidates are expected to be outstanding scholars with a proven
record of achievements and demonstrated potential to lead and sustain
ambitious internationally recognized, competitively funded research
programs that complement and extend the strengths of BCAM in the area
of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. Candidates are required
to have developed not only outstanding methodological research in the
field of Statistics but also multidisciplinary applications in
collaboration with research institutions, companies, and policymakers,
and to have produced efficient computational tools and algorithms for
solving real-life applications. Applicants must have a PhD in
Statistics, Mathematics, or closely related fields.

Applications at:

From: Julien Langou
Date: July 30, 2022
Subject: Research Assistant Position, NLA, Univ of Colorado Denver

The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the
University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a 0.50 FTE
Professional Research Assistant position. The Professional Research
Assistant will work in collaboration with PI Professor Julien Langou
and Research Associate Weslley Pereira on NSF award #2004850 entitled:
"Collaborative Research: Frameworks: Basic ALgebra LIbraries for
Sustainable Technology with Interdisciplinary Collaboration
(BALLISTIC)". The hiring salary for this position has been established
at $18,500 at 0.50 FTE. Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer
Sciences or Applied Mathematics or Mathematics or a related field.

For more information, see:

From: Idoia Hernandez
Date: August 05, 2022
Subject: Research Technician Position, Biomathematics, BCAM

Basque Center for Applied Mathematics -BCAM offers a Research
Technician position to work on the development and analysis of
mathematical models to understand the dynamics of infectious diseases
transmission and the impact of control measures. This project is to be
carried out withing the BMTF project framework. We seek promising
young researchers, eventually interested to develop a PhD project on
infectious disease dynamics. Note that a PhD position is to be
financed by a national or international call. Candidates must apply
for the PhD grant individually, with the support of the host
institution and supervisor.

The preferred candidate will have: Strong background in statistics.
Information Technology Background. Knowledge of bio-statistics and
experience in advanced programming are essential.

Applicants must have their Bachelor's or Master degree preferable in
computer science, mathematics or quantitative life sciences field.

Deadline: 15/09/2022

From: Idoia Hernandez
Date: August 04, 2022
Subject: Research Technician Position, Data Science, BCAM

Basque Center for Applied Mathematics - BCAM is offering a Research
technician position in Data Science in the framework of MATH4SPORTS -
Modelizacion matematica para la industria deportiva: salud y
rendimiento to work with Dr Dae-Jin Lee. Statistical modelling applied
to sports sciences with particular interests in athlete's performance,
sports medicine, biomechanics and sports analytics topics will be

Principal duties and responsibilities: Collaboration in activities and
tasks related to MATH4SPORTS project. Data processing, data
management and data analysis. Writing code to analyse data and
produce results. Summarizing and interpreting data and results.
Preparing, producing, updating and automating reports. Elaborating
interim and final analysis of research projects. Assisting and
preparing presentations to stakeholders. Contribution to the
preparation and production of scientific publications and report.

Deadline: 31 August 2022
Applications at:

Requirements: Master's and or PhD degree in Statistics, Computer
Science, Biomedical Engineering, or a closely related field. Strong
background in Statistics and Mathematics and Computer Science.
Fluency in spoken and written Spanish and English

Skills: Knowledge of advanced statistical methods and/or machine
learning techniques, data base management and data visualization.
Experience with statistical software packages and good programming
skills in R, including creating R packages. Creation of visualization
tools (e.g. R shiny or similar). Ability to analyse data, perform
statistical analysis, elaborate scientific reports and interpret
results. Knowledge in Python and SQL. Strong analytical and
problem-solving skills. Strong programming skills. Ability to read
scientific publications and implement mathematical algorithms. Good
interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively communicate and present
research ideas to researchers and stakeholders with different
backgrounds. Demonstrated high level written and oral communication
skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a
collaborative research team.

From: Idoia Hernandez
Date: August 05, 2022
Subject: Postdoc Fellowship Position, Biomathematics, BCAM

Basque Center for Applied Mathematics -BCAM offers a Postdoctoral
position. Within the BMTF project, the research project will be
focused on the development of spatio-temporal models variations on
infectious diseases transmission and control and its impact on the
Basque surveillance system; Modeling different social contact
structures to understand disease spreading; Modeling the role of
social behavioral changes, lock downs and other control measures
affecting the dynamics of seasonal respiratory disease.

We seek an experienced postdoctoral fellow, highly motivated and
skilled person, able to work effectively as part of a team.
Applicants must have professional experience, with a relevant
curriculum in the scientific area of modeling infectious disease

The preferred candidate will have: PhD degree in applied mathematics,
mathematical biology, physics or related disciplines on quantitative
life sciences field. Research experience in modeling COVID-19 and
other respiratory disease dynamics. Research experience in network
theory. Research experience in stochastic processes. Research
interest in mathematical modeling of infectious diseases and
population biology, dynamical systems theory, non-linear dynamics
complex systems and computer programming. Strong background in
statistics is advantageous. Experience in interdisciplinary research,
formulation and analysis of mathematical/computational models.
Knowledge of bio-statistics and experience in advanced programming are

Deadline: 15 September 2022
Applications at:

From: Idoia Hernandez
Date: August 05, 2022
Subject: Postdoc Position, CFD Modelling and Simulation, BCAM

Mesoscopic flow modelling of complex particle suspensions Applications
are invited for two postdoctoral positions in mesoscopic modelling of
complex suspensions at the CFD group (BCAM). Many numerical
techniques have been developed in the past decades to target
suspensions with simple Newtonian solvents, however scarce results are
available in the case of non-Newtonian matrices or
morphologically-complex shapes. Building upon our previous work, the
goal of this project is to design and further develop fully-resolved
Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) models of particulate systems
(1) interacting with complex viscoelastic and thixoplastic suspending
media and (2) with complex anisotropic and highly-irregularly-shaped
particles in suspension. Focus will be on the specific particle
dynamics (sedimentation etc.), as well the resulting rheological
behaviour of the suspension and link to microstructure. The
postdoctoral candidate will work under the supervision of Ikerbasque
Prof. Marco Ellero (CFD group, BCAM) on the developments and use of
novel mesoscopic particle-simulation methods to better understand the
fluid dynamics and rheology of complex suspensions. Close
collaborations with technological centers in the Basque Country is
expected (Leartiker, Tecnalia), where experimental data will be
provided to calibrated and validate the models.

Deadline: 9 September 2022
Applications at:

Requirements: Applicants must have their PhD completed before the
contract starts. PhD degree preferable in Physics, Applied
Mathematics, Chemical/Mechanical Engineering.

Skills: Good communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to
effectively communicate and present research ideas to researchers with
different background (e.g., mathematicians and engineers). Ability to
clearly present and publish research outcomes in spoken (talks) and
written (papers) form. Good command of spoken and written English

The preferred candidate will have: Background in fluid mechanics,
rheology, soft matter, particulate systems or complex fluids.
Experience in modelling and simulation using particle methods such as
smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH), dissipative particle dynamics
(DPD) or molecular dynamics (MD) is required. Knowledge of C/C++ or
Fortran programming languages is required. Experience in parallel
programming for HPC is desirable.

From: Idoia Hernandez
Date: August 04, 2022
Subject: Postdoc Position, Climate Change Data Science, BCAM

In the framework of the IKUR Strategy. The "Applied Statistics"
research line at the BCAM looks for candidates to work on Climate
Change Data Science related projects including spatial downscaling,
uncertainty quantification in climate data, climate projections and

Deadline: 11 August 2022
Applications at:

Requirements: Applicants must have their PhD completed before the
contract starts. PhD degree preferable in Mathematics, Statistics,
Physics, Computer Science, Environmental Sciences or related fields

Skills: Good interpersonal skills. A proven track record in quality
research, as evidenced by research publications in top scientific
journals and conferences. Demonstrated ability to work independently
and as part of a collaborative research team. Ability to present and
publish research outcomes in spoken (talks) and written (papers) form.
Ability to effectively communicate and present research ideas to
researchers and stakeholders with different backgrounds. Fluency in
spoken and written English.

Scientific Profile: Strong background in mathematics/
probability/statistics and physics. Background in spatial modelling,
spatio-temporal data modelling, spatial downscaling, environmental and
climate data modelling, Uncertainty Quantification, Machine Learning
(including Gaussian Processes, Neural Networks), Deep Learning
architectures, Bayesian computing. Good programming skills in R,
Python, Spark, and/or C/C++. Knowledge in High Performance Computing
(HPC) systems, GIS tools. Interest and disposition to work in
interdisciplinary groups.

From: Jakub Sistek
Date: August 01, 2022
Subject: Postdoc Position, Institute of Mathematics, Czech Academy of Sciences

There is a 2-year postdoc position open at the Institute of
Mathematics of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, see The deadline for
applications is August 14, while the position is starting from January

Although the position is open for applicants from all fields of
mathematics, we particularly welcome strong candidates interested in
numerical analysis. The topics may include those already studied at
the Institute such as domain decomposition methods, high-performance
computing, numerical linear algebra, and finite element method and
error estimates. However, complementary topics in numerical analysis
and HPC are also encouraged. The position in not associated with a
particular project and gives the successful candidate the option to
carry on research in his/her own direction.

Informal enquiries to Jakub Sistek (

From: Markus Rampp
Date: July 25, 2022
Subject: Postdoc Positions, HPC/NA, MPCDF, Germany

The Max Planck Computing and Data Facility(MPCDF) has opened two
postdoc positions in HPC and numerical analysis.

The successful candidates will be associated with the applications
group at the MPCDF (based on the research campus Garching near Munich,
Germany) and will work on the development and optimization of
scientific HPC simulation codes for upcoming Exascale computer
architectures as well as on the underlying numerical methods,
primarily in the fields of numerical plasma physics and biophysics,
and in the context of a German and EU funded project, respectively.

For detailed information please visit

From: Tan Bui-Thanh
Date: July 29, 2022
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Scientific Deep Learning, UT Austin

There are two immediate postdoctoral positions in Prof. Tan Bui-Thanh'
group (see more below) at the Oden Institute for computational
engineering and sciences, at the UT Austin. These positions are
supported by two NSF grants for 3 years and thus the postdoctoral
position can be renewed at least for three years. The starting salary
is $62K/year and can be increased each year based on performance and

Responsibility: conduct research on either of these:
1. Scientific deep learning for solutions of PDEs, inverse problems
and uncertainty quantification governed by PDEs.
2. Machine learning and mathematical methods for the deployment and
monitoring digital twins
3. Federated learning

For any of these research area, we conduct research in both
theoretical/algorithm developments and implementations for appropriate

Qualifications: Prior experience/background in one or more of the
following are important but not necessary:
1. deep learning and machine learning;
2. computational applied math;
3. computational science and engineering;
4. PDEs (numerical or theoretical);
5. inverse problems and uncertainty quantification.

Please send an email Prof. Bui at for further

From: Bangti Jin
Date: July 30, 2022
Subject: PhD Position, ML Approaches for Inverse Problems, CUHK

We offer one fully-funded PhD position at the Department of
Mathematics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, to start in August
2023, under the supervision of Prof. Bangti Jin. The focus of the
proposed PhD project is to develop machine learning-based approaches
for solving inverse problems, especially those described by PDEs. We
shall employ state of the art techniques from machine learning,
including various deep neural networks, to represent the parameter /
state or to learn the relation between the parameter and state
variables, with a focus on either practical implementation or
theoretical analysis.

The project combines modern machine learning techniques and
(computational) inverse problems. Therefore, a solid foundation in
mathematics, or computer science or related disciplines is required,
and experiences with numerical methods and programming in python etc
are highly desirable.

Please send your application by September 15th, 2022 (cover letter,
CV, grade reports) electronically to Bangti Jin via

From: Dimitri Breda
Date: August 03, 2022
Subject: PhD Position, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Univ of Udine

A call is now open for applying to a specific position on
"Computational methods for analyzing the dynamics of certain diseases"
in the PhD programme in Mathematical and Physical Sciences under the
funding of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR). The
successful candidate will join the research group at CDLab

Information at

Deadline September 2, 2022 - 2.00 pm (Italian time).

From: Idoia Hernandez
Date: August 04, 2022
Subject: PhD Position, Modelling and Simulation, BCAM-Tekniker

We are looking for a PhD student to work on the multiscale simulation
of hydrogen-induced embrittlement (HE) of steels. This research will
be jointly supervised by Dr. Mauricio Rincon Bonilla from the Basque
Center for Applied mathematics (BCAM) and Dr. Iban Quintana from
Tekniker. HE is connected to the fast diffusion of hydrogen atoms
through the solid material lattice, often by quantum mechanical
tunnelling (even at room temperature) followed by interaction with
crystal defects, such as vacancies, dislocations, and grain
boundaries. Despite great efforts, this process is still poorly
understood. Moreover, the in-silico analysis of realistic,
multicomponent steel specimens remains a great computational
challenge. The student will combine micromechanical and structural
characterization techniques to study the behaviour of hydrogen-charged
steels prepared at Tekniker. He/she will combine these analyses with
hydrogen diffusion simulations developed and performed at BCAM. With
this information, we aim to propose strategies for the development of
new steels, heat treatments or coatings against HE. Modelling
activities will initially focus on the atomistic scale, combining
quantum mechanical methods, molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo
schemes. The insights obtained from these studies will be incorporated
into a multiscale framework to allow direct comparison with
macroscopic experiments, as well as the parameterization of continuous
phase field or finite elements models.

Deadline: 31 August 2022
Applications at:

Requirements: Promising and outstanding young researchers in
engineering, mathematics, physics, or chemistry. Experience: At the
call deadline, applicants must be in the first year of their research
careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree.

Studies pursued: At the time of recruitment, candidates must comply
with one of the following options:
- To have completed the studies that lead to an official university
degree adapted to the European Higher Education Area awarding 300
ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits must correspond to
master level.
- To have completed a degree in a university not adapted to the
European Higher Education Area that gives access to doctoral
studies. The verification of an equivalent educational level to the
ones mentioned above will be made by the university when the
admission procedure starts.

From: Angela Huehnerfuss
Date: July 26, 2022
Subject: PhD Positions, Computational and Data Science, KIT

6 Doctoral Researchers (f/m/d) in Computational and Data Science
(KIT Graduate School Computational and Data Science)

Deadline for applications: Monday, Aug 29, 2022.

KIT Graduate School Computational and Data Science (KCDS) is a new
graduate school at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
starting in winter semester 2022/23 that offers an interdisciplinary
training program for doctoral researchers in the field of model-driven
and data-driven computational science. We are looking for master
degree holders who are interested in interdisciplinary research
projects that revolve around computational methods such as
mathematical models, simulation methods and data science techniques,
all the while building bridges between mathematical sciences and an
applied SEE discipline (science, economics and engineering).

More info on the doctoral projects and the application procedure on
the KCDS website:

Application form:

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