Postdoctoral Research Contract
AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA
We offer a Postdoctoral Position in our Group to pursue research in the
field of NANOMECHANICS, within the framework of an European Project
(FP7/FET‐Open) entitled “Magnetic Nanoactuators for Quantitative
Analysis” (MANAQA) (http://www.manaqa.eu/MANAQA ).
The contract will have a duration of 2 years and the gross salary will be
Specifically, the research will tackle new frontiers in the structurenanomechanics
relationships of nanosized materials (nanocomposites,
ordered nanoporous/mesoporous structures, nanowires, nanopillars or
nanotubes, either lithographed or assembled together to be used as
nano‐electro‐mechanical systems (NEMS)). Different techniques will be
used, such as nanoindentation or microcompression.
The goal is to exploit new nanomechanical phenomena related to
“sample size effect” in highly constrained nanosystems (e.g., enhanced
yield stress and strength, superplasticity, superelasticity, variations in
Young’s modulus, etc.), which stem from the increased surface‐tovolume
ratio. Interpretation of the results will be theoretically supported
by finite element modeling. Emphasis will be put in material properties
that deviate significantly from bulk behavior, leading to enhanced
engineering and nanomechanical functionalities.
The candidate should hold a PhD in Materials Science, Physics,
Mechanical Engineering or a related field. Potential candidates should
send their CV to Prof. Jordi Sort, before 30th August 2013.
Prof. Jordi Sort
Grup de Física de Materials II, Departament de Física (C3‐202)
Facultat de Ciències, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra
E‐mail: Jordi.Sort en uab.cat
Tel: +0034 93 581 2085