A postdoctoral fellow position is available within the Hopkins Extreme
Materials Institute at Johns Hopkins University, in the area of
experiments and modeling of dynamic failure of geological materials under impact loading conditions. The postdoc will:

(a) assist in the development of theoretical and computational models for dynamic failure of geological materials, (b) closely interact with experts in x-ray phase contrast imaging to
characterize dynamic damage using synchrotron sources, and (c) help design experimental techniques.

The selected candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. K.T. Ramesh and Prof. Nitin Daphalapurkar.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in planetary science, engineering or physical sciences disciplines, and background in mechanics and numerical methods. The University is committed to building a diverse environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates should send an email to with a single PDF file containing curriculum vitae, names of at least two references, and a brief description of your experience and background. Review of applications will begin August 15. The Johns Hopkins University is
an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.