Openings for Graduate Students
I am searching for a PhD student that would work on a fully-funded project, supported by NRC, on weld cladding of tungsten carbide-MMC overlays by various gas metal arc welding (GMAW) technologies. The work will be mainly experimental combined with certain work on processing modelling, involving possibly in design of experiments (welding), evaluation of resultant weld overlays (with respect to, e.g., microstructures, chemical and mechanical performances), and modelling of weld cladding processes (related, e.g., to solidification, phase transformation, and residual stresses).
The ideal candidate could be a Physical Metallurgist or a Graduate in Mechanical engineering, who has knowledge of (and/or interest in) welding metallurgy, physical metallurgy, mechanical/chemical performance of materials (material wear and corrosion), thermodynamics, and solid mechanics/mechanics of materials. Familiarity with FEM and programming with ABAQUS and MATLAB will be considered as an asset. Preferences will be given to Canadians and/or Permanent Residents with a Master’s degree in the relevant engineering disciplines; a valid Security Clearance will be needed for the student to work in a governmental research lab (NRC-Vancouver).