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The Duke Center for Materials Genomics provides a multidisciplinary setting, implementing the most advanced theoretical and computational methods for materials research. It is a hub of education and research activities with collaborations throughout Duke and other institutions in the US and around the world.

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Review on high-throughput computational mateirals design in Nature Materials

Prof. S. Curtarolo published a review in Nature Materials.
S. Curtarolo, G. L. W. Hart, M. Buongiorno Nardelli,
N. Mingo, S. Sanvito, and O. Levy,
The high-throughput highway to computational materials design", Nature Materials 12(3), 191-201 (2013). [doi=10.1038/NMAT3568]



The group of Professor Stefano Curtarolo at Duke-University Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and at the Duke Center for Materials Genomics has several fully-funded postdoctoral positions available in ab initio electronic structure methods, materials informatics, and computational materials design. The Curtarolo’s group is at the forefront of the development of automatic electronic structure computational methods (AFLOW) for applications in materials development: energy conversion, magnetic-spintronics systems, topological insulators, and others (aflowlib.org)

The successful candidates must have solid expertise in thermodynamics of materials, solid-state theory, and transport processes (mechanical and electronic). He/she should be highly skilled with VASP and/or Quantum Espresso, C++, php, UNIX (Linux). Successful candidates must have a PhD in materials science, physics, chemistry, or related fields. Potential candidates should send their curriculum vitae and name of three references to stefano@duke.edu (only PDF material will be considered).