The Multiscale Modeling and Simulation MSME lab (MSME UMR 8208 CNRS) of the university Paris-Est offers a PhD scholarship in the domain of mechanics of materials.

The proposed subject concerns the modeling of fracture propagation in complex random media (i.e. materials whose mesoscopic properties are heterogeneous and described by a random tensor-valued field). The key issues are: (1) propagating the uncertainty from the micro- to the meso-scale; and (2) solving inverse statistical problems.

Interested candidates should have some knowledge of theory of probability and be able/interested in developing numerical codes.

For more information, please contact prof Christophe Desceliers (christophe.desceliers@u-pem.fr) who will supervise the PhD candidate.

The selected candidate will have to make an oral presentation on June 5, 2019.

Interested candidates should apply ASAP in order to go through all the application steps at best.

Please, feel free to forward this announcement to anyone who would find it of interest.

Vittorio Sansalone