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Engineering | Adaptive Intelligent Materials & Systems Center (AIMS)

Announcements for Open Positions

PhD Position

The Adaptive, Intelligent Materials and Systems (AIMS) Center at Arizona State University is seeking to recruit a Ph.D student. The research will be conducted under the supervision of Professor Aditi Chattopadhyay, director of the AIMS center. 

Desired Skills:

  • Background in mechanics, composite materials and related areas
  • Good programming skills (FORTRAN, C, Matlab, Python, etc.)
  • Finite element analysis
  • Experience with ASTM standard tests on Composites or Metals

Academic qualifications: Candidates are expected to have a Masters degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Materials Engineering (or a related field). Outstanding candidates with Bachelors’ degree are also encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Send necessary documents (curriculum vitae, transcripts, evidence of past research experience, etc.) to Dr. Bonsung Koo @ and formally apply to ASU for admission to the doctoral program in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE). Review of applications will begin as they arrive and acceptance of candidates will be on a rolling basis.

For More Information:


  •  Dr. Bonsung Koo (Phone: (480) 965-0470   email: ).
  •  Dr. Ashwin Rai (Phone: (480) 727-9592   email:



The Adaptive, Intelligent, Materials & Systems (AIMS) Center at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research position. A Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, or a related area is required. Individuals with strong academic background and evidence of scholarly research are encouraged to apply. The position requires experience in computational mechanics with particular focus on advanced composites and nanocomposites.  Laboratory experience is preferred.  The successful candidate will work in a multidisciplinary research environment; therefore willingness to work in transdisciplinary setting is highly desired. Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on performance and available funding. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

*Applicants must apply online and submit their vitae, including a list of publications, a summary of research accomplishments and interests, and the names and addresses of at least three potential references. This appointment is subject to the University’s background check policy.*

For More Information


  • Dr. Bonsung Koo (Phone: (480) 965-0470   email: ).
  • Dr. Ashwin Rai (Phone: (480) 727-9592   email:
Volunteer Positions, Topic: Various

Volunteers at various levels (Bachelors, Masters or PhD) and engineering fields are welcome to inquire about possible opportunities at the AIMS center. Please send supporting documents (cover letter,curriculum vitae,evidence of past research experience if applicable, references etc.) to Dr. Bonsung Koo @

For More Information


  • Dr. Bonsung Koo (Phone: (480) 965-0470   email: ).
  • Ashwin Rai (Phone: (480) 727-9592   email: