The activity concerns "Isogeometric numerical methods for continuum mechanics" and will be funded by the ERC Starting Grant ISOBIO (Principal Investigator is Alessandro Reali, University of Pavia). The activity will be supervised by Annalisa Buffa (firstname.lastname@example.org), Alessandro Reali (email@example.com), and Giancarlo Sangalli (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The applicant should have a solid knowledge of finite elements methods and a solid programming experience in C++. The net salary can vary between 1500 and 2000 Euros per month (after taxes), depending on the level of the applicant. The duration of the Post-Doc position is 1 year, and can be extended to 2 years.
Isogeometric Analysis (IGA) is a recent idea (introduced by T.J.R. Hughes et al. in 2005) to bridge the gap between Computer Aided Design (CAD) and numerical simulation based on partial differential equations. The key feature of IGA is to extend the finite element method, representing both field variables and geometry by functions, such as Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines (NURBS), which are used by CAD systems. The IGA research group in Pavia focuses on both theoretical and applicative aspects of IGA.