University of Notre Dame College of Engineering
C-SWARM | Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials


Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials


Research Scientist Position

The University of Notre Dame, Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials (C-SWARM), is seeking a highly qualified candidate for a Research Scientist position in the area of computational mechanics. C-SWARM is a newly established center of excellence by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) whose primary focus will be on the emerging field of predictive science. The main mission of C-SWARM is to predict shock conditions under which new materials can be synthesized using predictive computational models that are verified and validated with quantified uncertainty on future high-performance Exascale computer platforms.

The successful candidate will be key personnel in a team that is developing and implementing adaptive, multiscale, high-performance (parallel) computational algorithms for numerical solutions of chemo-thermo-mechanical POE’s with emphasis on complex heterogeneous materials, such as heterogeneous reactive composites, etc. The candidate should have proven supervisory skills with detailed knowledge of relevant technical area of science, engineering, and computer technology, broad knowledge of computer hardware, system software, and applications software for advanced scientific computing, proven management skills with the ability to collaborate in a variety of relevant disciplines. Citizenship/visa restrictions apply.


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Applied Mathematics, Physics or related engineering/science discipline is required with a minimum of 3 years related work experience employing a variety of technical applications, publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations.

  • Knowledgeable in computational nonlinear mechanics, numerical methods, nuid dynamics, and/or chemical kinetics and solid-solid phase transformations.
  • Knowledge of C/C++, Fortran and UNIX operating system is required.
  • Experience in parallel programming.

Close Date:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Interested applicants should send a CV with a cover letter, names of at least three references, and a summary of recent work. All applications should be submitted electronically (paperless process) as a single PDF document to:

Gail Small, Administrative Center Coordinator
Tel: 574-631-6381

The University of Notre Dame is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.