Research

Postdoc position: uncovering mathematical descriptions for use in the Japanese art of paper cutting at Aarhus Denmark

Applications are invited for a 2 year (1+1) postdoctoral position with a background in theoretical and computational mechanics, soft condensed matter physics, or Applied Mathematics. This project focuses on uncovering mathematical descriptions for use in the Japanese art of paper cutting, namely Kirigami, and Reticulated Structures. The research question is on how optimal geometric design leads to remarkable mechanical performance. Driven by a wide range of applications, materials with novel structural properties will be designed for diverse functionalities, which is of particular interest in the growing field of smart materials, where mechanical requirements must be satisfied while meeting sustainability and economic criteria. These are timely issues and most efficiently addressed by going beyond the ordinary properties of matter, towards engineered geometrical selection allowing the control of bulk properties. This is central to this work and we are looking for a candidate who is excited to contribute to the discovery of the next generations of advanced materials.

 

For more information and to apply to this position, please follow the link:http://international.au.dk/about/profile/vacant-positions/academic-positions/stillinger/Vacancy/show/1008833/5283/

 

Deadline: 30th of November 2018