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Postdoc on mechanical challenges in energy conversion technologies


We are looking for a new postdoc to work on mechanical challenges in energy conversation technologies.

If you are interested you can take a closer look at the job description here:

Best regards 

Henrik Lund Frandsen 

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Effects of specimen size and yttria concentration on mechanical properties of single crystalline yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia nanopillars

The nanoscale plastic deformation of yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia (YSTZ) is highly dependent on the crystallographic orientations, i.e., dislocation is induced when the loading direction is 45° tilted to {111} and {101} slip planes, while tetragonal to monoclinic phase transformation dominates the plastic deformation when loading direction is perpendicular to the slip planes.

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GRA (PhD student) positions on two NSF projects at Georgia Tech

Greetings - I am seeking two self-motivated PhD students for two separate NSF projects:

Project 1 is on nonlinear nonconservative dynamics of fiber-based flexible piezoelectric composites for complex 3D deformations (involves theory and experiments)

keywords: vibration, piezoelectricity, nonlinear, dissipation, plates, actuation

(a co-PI and another student will be on the fluid dynamics side of the multiphysics problem, involves strong collaboration)

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DEM Open Forum and ESyS-Particle Workshop

DEM Open Forum and ESyS-Particle Workshop

University of Glasgow

Wed., 30/08/2017, 8:30 am – Fri., 01/09/2017, 5:00 pm 

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Computing Singularly Perturbed Differential Equations

Sabyasachi Chatterjee, Amit Acharya, Zvi Artstein

A computational tool for coarse-graining nonlinear systems of ordinary differential equations in time is discussed. Three illustrative model examples are worked out that demonstrate the range of capability of the method. This includes the averaging of Hamiltonian as well as dissipative microscopic dynamics whose ‘slow’ variables, defined in a precise sense, can often display mixed slow-fast response as in relaxation oscillations, and dependence on initial conditions of the fast variables. Also covered is the case where the quasi-static assumption in solid mechanics is violated. The computational tool is demonstrated to capture all of these behaviors in an accurate and robust manner, with significant savings in time. A practically useful strategy for initializing short bursts of microscopic runs for the accurate computation of the evolution of slow variables is also developed.

Postdoctoral associate position in computational mechanics at RPI

The Center for Modeling Simulation and Imaging in Medicine (CeMSIM) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute invites applications for a postdocotoral associate position to work on projects related to fast computational methods in solid mechanics. Desirable qualifications for this postion includes, but is not limited to the following:

1. PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mechanics or related field.

2. Background in linear complementarity problems

3. Strong background in numerical linear algebra, particularly multigrid methods.

4. Excellent C++ skills

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Postdoc position in mechanics of metamaterials at the University of Minnesota

A postdoc position in the area of mechanics of metamaterials is available in the group of Prof. Stefano Gonella ( at the University of Minnesota. This exciting opportunity is in the context of a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded interdisciplinary project whose main objective is to investigate the behavior of innovative topological metamaterials with asymmetric wave transport capabilities.

Fundamentals of Simpleware Training, Sep 19th 2017, UK

When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Where: Synopsys Reading Training Centre, 100 Brook Drive, Green Park, Reading, RG2 6UJ, United Kingdom


This one-day intensive training course intends to give new and existing users sufficient knowledge of the basic functionality of Simpleware software. It will allow you to develop workflows based your areas of research and future projects.

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Post Doc in multiscale modeling strategies

IMDEA Materials is looking for a Research Associate to work in the research project VIRMETAL (virtual design, virtual processing and virtual testing of metallic materials) funded by an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council.

Research activities will be focused in the development of multiscale modeling strategies to simulate the microstructural development during solidification of metallic alloys.

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Contact in soft tissues

Dear Colleague,  the III International Conference on Biomedical Technology (ICBT 2017, an Eccomas conference) will be held in Hannover (Germany) from November 6th to 8th, 2017.

Postdoc Position for Mechanics of Composites at Northwestern Polytecnical University China

There are multiple Postdoc positions available at Impact Dynamics of Composites Research Group, School of Aeronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, which is located in Xi'an, China.

Candidates with research experience on mechanics of composites, impact dynamics and computational mechanics are encouraged to apply.

Salary is around 150-220K RMB depending on the qualification of the candidate. The PI offers additional bonus.

Excellent candidates can be considered for faculty positions (assistant professor or un-tenured associate professor).

Post Doc in Mechanics of Batteries - Cambridge

Lithium ion batteries are prone to degradation by a range of mechanisms including dendritic formation and swell-induced fatigue and micro-cracking. The topology of the battery plays a role over a number of length scales, from macro scale geometry of battery to the microstructural scale of the mixing of the negative electrode in the electrolyte. Topology has a major effect both on performance and on the failure mechanisms.

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PhD position at Binghamton University on additive manufacturing

A funded PhD position is available at the department of mechanical engineering in Binghamton University starting from Jan. 1st or Sep. 1st, 2018.  Current topics of interest include: 1) mechanics of additive manufactured materials for biomedical usage; 2) optimal design/fabrication of 3D printed composite structures. The lab is equipped with the state-of-the-art 3D printers like EOS M290, Objet PolyJet, Stratasys FDM, MarkForged, etc. and new machines are upon ordering.

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PhD position in Multiscale Structural Optimization at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

We are looking for a motivated PhD student in the area of structural optimization and additive manufacturing. Applicants with background in the area of solid mechanics/ computational mechanics/ structural optimization/ additive manufacturing will be preferred.

Please send your application (including CV and representative publications) to

Can we predict when the Larsen-C ice shelf will fail?

My opinion is "Not yet".

What stops us from predicting the date on which the Larsen-C ice shelf will fail?

-- Biswajit

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the Taylor-Quinney coefficient may depend on the loading mode....

A systematic comparison of dynamic tension, compression and shear....The TQ factor is not necessarily the same for different loading modes, emphasizing the role of the deformation micromechanisms.

Webinar: Simpleware Human Body Models, July 13th

Simpleware Human Body Models

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017 

Time: 8:00 am PDT (West Coast) / 11:00 pm EDT (East Coast) / 4:00 pm BST (UK) / 5:00 pm CEST (Europe)

Attend this webinar to discover how Simpleware software and/or services can be leveraged to generate high-quality human body models from sources like MRI and CT image data. In partnership with SIMULIA.

Topics covered include:

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PhD Scholarship Available, UNSW Sydney, High Entropy Alloys

This opportunity is for a PhD scholarship for up to two students commencing in 2018 which includes an annual stipend of AUD$ 40k tax free, a UNSW tuition fee scholarship for international students (~AUD$ 38k p.a.), and additional AUD$ 10k p.a. for career development and conference travel. The project duration is four years.

A PHD position available in University of North Texas

A Three-year PHD position is available immediately in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, University of North Texas-Denton in the fields of piezoelectric gas sensor.

Candidates should have a Bachelor/Master's degree in mechanical engineering, Solid Mechanics,  Electrical engineering or Chemical engineering with good academic standing and should have at least one of the experience in the following:

(1) Piezoelectric sensor device modelling and experiment

(2) MEMS device fabrication

(3) Gas sensor development

Overhead Electrical Conductors: Louis Cloutier's legacy

I have been asked to give more details on Dr Cloutier's contribution to the field of overhead electrical conductors (power transmission lines) mechanics. I just received the attached document, written by one close colleague of his, Dr. Claude Hardy, who retired from IREQ, Hydro-Quebec research branch. A nice tribute to Louis Cloutier's legacy.

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Open challenges in the phase field approach to fracture mechanics

Open challenges in the phase field approach to fracture mechanics

Minisymposium organized by Marco Paggi and José Reinoso at the World Congress in Computational Mechanics WCCM 2018 in New York, USA:


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Geometrically nonlinear microstructured materials for mechanical wave tailoring

Geometrically nonlinear microstructured materials for mechanical wave tailoring

Nicholas Boechler, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington 

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Ph.D. Research Position

One Ph.D. research position is available immediately in the Advanced Materials Research Lab at the University of Miami to perform interdisciplinary research in the area of bio-inspired cementitious materials. Interested applicants are encouraged to send a CV to Dr. Ali Ghahremaninezhad via email at


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