Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Engineering Department

Murat Vural

Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering



Research Group


Position Openings


● Ph.D. Student opening with Research Assistantship support


There is an opening for a highly qualified Ph.D. student who will work in the area of experimental solid mechanics with emphasis on high-strain-rate mechanical response and constitutive modeling of materials. A Master of Science or equivalent degree in physics or engineering in a related discipline is required. Background in experimental solid mechanics is desirable but not required.


The duration of financial support is initially for one year, and will be extended on performance basis through research assistantship up to 4 years. Financial support includes full tuition and a monthly salary.


Interested students should first contact Prof. Vural ( with a complete CV and a brief statement summarizing your background and previous research experience (2 page max). You will eventually be required to submit , TOEFL (for non-US citizens) and GRE scores, and the names & contact information of at least 3 references to (preferably by email):


Prof. Murat Vural

Illinois Institute of Technology

Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng. Dept.

10 West 32nd Street

Chicago, IL 60616




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last modified: 21-Sep-2006