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Job Record #11909
TitleTwo PhD Studentship
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerUniversità degli Studi di Brescia
LocationItaly, Brescia
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateSunday, August 31, 2014
Description:
Two Phd Studentship positions are available at Università degli Studi di Brescia

POSITION #1

A Ph.-D. position is available within the project “NANO-BRIDGE – Heat and mass transport in NANO-
structures by molecular dynamics, systematic model reduction, and non-equilibrium thermodynamics: An 
international collaborative effort to develop authentically multi-scale engineering recipes to BRIDGE the 
gap among scales and to validate them for carbon binders in thermal storage and carbon-based nano-
filters”. 

The project is sponsored by MIUR under the framework PRIN2012 (Progetti di Ricerca di Interesse 
Nazionale) and will be carried out in close collaboration with prof. P. Asinari (Politecnico di Torino) and 
profs. E.N. Wang (MIT) and N.G. Hadjiconstantinou (MIT).

The main aim of the project is the development heterogeneous atomistic continuum models for heat and 
mass transfer applications. Further information on the topic can be obtained from the paper “K. M. Issa and 
P. Poesio, Algorithm to enforce uniform density in liquid atomistic subdomains with specular boundaries, 
Phys. Rev. E 89, 043307, 2014”.

The PhD fellowship is awarded for three years and the project will be developed at Laboratorio di Fisica 
Tecnica (www.fisicatecnicabs.net) of the Università di Brescia with an exchange period at the Department of 
Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Further information can be 
obtained by directly contacting prof. Pietro Poesio (pietro.poesio@unibs.it).

Applicants must have

-	Master degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or equivalent;
-	some experience in numerical analysis;
-	the ability to effectively communicate in English.

Knowledge of Molecular Dynamics is welcomed, but not essential.

Starting date is November 1st 2014. Further instructions for application can be obtained directly from prof. 
Pietro Poesio (pietro.poesio@unibs.it). PLEASE: write "PhD multiscale" in the subject



POSITION #2

A sponsored Ph.-D. position is available within the project “Steepest Entropy Ascent models for Non-
Equilibrium Thermodynamics, Chemical Kinetics, and Small-Scale Hydrodynamics”. 

The main aim of the project is the development a new family of models for advanced heat, momentum and 
mass transport applications as well as combustion and other complex chemical kinetics modeling, based on 
a novel geometrical approach to non-equilibrium theory that guarantees strong thermodynamic 
consistency. 

Further information on the topic can be obtained from the papers:
G.P. Beretta, Steepest-Entropy-Ascent and Maximal-Entropy-Production Dynamical Models of Irreversible 
Relaxation to Stable Equilibrium from Any Non-Equilibrium State. Unified Treatment for Six Non-
Equilibrium Frameworks, http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.3173
G.P. Beretta, J.C. Keck, M. Janbozorgi, and H. Metghalchi, The Rate-Controlled Constrained-Equilibrium 
Approach to Far-From-Local-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/14/2/92
G.P. Beretta and N.G. Hadjiconstantinou, Steepest Entropy Ascent Models of the Boltzmann Equation: 
Comparisons With Hard-Sphere Dynamics and Relaxation-Time Models for Homogeneous Relaxation From 
Highly Non-Equilibrium States, Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering 
Congress and Exposition IMECE2013, November 15-21, 2013, San Diego, California, USA, paper 
IMECE2013-64905.

The PhD fellowship is awarded for three years and the project will be developed at the Department of 
Mechanical Engineering of the Università di Brescia, Brescia, Italy with the possibility of an exchange period 
at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of either the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) or 
the Northeastern University or Virginia Tech depending on the direction in which the research will develop. 
Further information can be obtained by directly contacting prof. Gian Paolo Beretta 
(gianpaolo.beretta@unibs.it).

Applicants must have:

-	Master degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or equivalent;
-	an inclination for mathematical physics and some experience in numerical analysis;
-	a strong motivation in pursuing fundamental engineering research;
-	the ability to effectively communicate in English.

Previous exposures to Chemical Kinetics, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, 
Information Geometry are welcome, but not essential.

Starting date is November 1st 2014. Further instructions for application can be obtained directly from prof. 
Gian Paolo Beretta (gianpaolo.beretta@unibs.it). PLEASE: write "PhD Steepest Entropy" in the subject


Contact Information:
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Nameprof. Poesio
Emailpietro.poesio@unibs.it
Email ApplicationNo
URLhttp://www.unibs.it
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