Bin Liu's picture

A quasi-static atomistic simulation method at finite temperature

Molecular dynamics (MD) method is an important simulation tool, but its results are always doubtful due to its unrealistic high strain rates. In this paper, a hybrid quasi-static atomistic simulation method at finite temperature is developed, which combines the advantages of MD for thermal equilibrium and atomicscale finite element method (AFEM) for efficient equilibration. Some temperature effects are embedded in static AFEM simulation by applying the virtual and equivalent thermal disturbance forces extracted from MD. Alternatively performing MD and AFEM can quickly obtain a series of thermodynamic equilibrium configurations such that a quasistatic process is modeled.

HHallberg's picture

Postdoc position in Solid Mechanics at Lund University, Sweden

The postdoc position is mainly focused on
development of advanced computational models of microstructure evolution
in metallic materials, with particular focus on recrystallization and
related phenomena. Some experimental activities may also be part of the

The employment is for one year with a possible extension to two years.

A more detailed job description and procedures for
application can be found here .

Trung N Nguyen's picture

Postdoctoral researcher position opening at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea

We are seeking a highly qualified candidate for a full-time postdoctoral researcher position in the area of Computational Mechanics at the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (GIFT), Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea. Candidates with a strong background in continuum/dislocation-based plasticity theory, computational mechanics of sheet metals, FE modelling of sheet metal forming processes… are highly encouraged to apply.

Zhiliang Zhang's picture

PhD Position in Nanomechanics and applied Nanotechnology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

NTNU Nanomechanical Lab at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is looking for a PhD candidate within the field of Nanomechanics-nanotechnology-enabled petroleum engineering. The position is part of a knowledge-building project financed by The Research Council of Norway and industrial partners. The goal of the project is to design and control nanoparticles enabling interfacial wettability alteration and enhanced flow transport in confined space towards petroleum applications through multi-scale experiments and simulations. The PhD candidate will work closely with other specialists involved in the project. Details about the PhD salary and requirements can be seen from the attached annoucement.

Sung Hoon Kang's picture

Complex Ordered Patterns in Mechanical Instability Induced Geometrically Frustrated Triangular Cellular Structures

We have studied how complex ordered patterns can appear from buckling-induced geometrically frustrated triangular cellular structures.

The paper is selected as the Physical Review Letters Editors' Suggestion and highlighted in Physics Synopsis as the link below.


Guoliang Huang's picture

PhD opening in Fall 2014 University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The group of Composite Materials and Dynamics Lab at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has one opening for a Ph.D. scholarship in the field of mechanics of metamaterials and structural health monitoring. The appointment is to commence in Fall 2014 or as early as possible.

Equivalent degree in solid mechanics, mechanical engineering, or material science is needed. Talented applicants with a B.S. degree in the above field will also be considered. Interested applicants are welcome to send a resume to Dr. Guoliang Huang ( at The application will be accepted immediately until the position is filled.

Peter J. Attar's picture

Doctoral Position at The University of Oklahoma

Teng Li's picture

Hydrogenation-Assisted Graphene Origami (HAGO)

Hydrogenation-Assisted Graphene Origami and Its Application in Programmable Molecular Mass Uptake, Storage, and Release 

Shuze Zhu and Teng Li, ACS Nano, published online ASAP (2014)

Journal Club Theme of March 2014: 3D Experimental Measurements in Soft Materials

3D Experimental Measurements in Soft Materials - from measuring cell displacement fields to complex hierarchical material deformations and beyond

The Why? - Why do we need 3D material deformation measurement?

This is an excellent question. If material surface deformation field descriptions are of prime interested, then Digital Image Correlation and interferometry techniques provide the user with a mature field available experimental approaches that might fit the bill [1]. However, if the material of interest presents itself with an internally non-homogenous, non-periodic or simply 3D microstructure, 3D internal deformation measurement techniques might be the only way to investigate the material’s deformation, and ultimately its constitutive behavior.

Hamed Hatami's picture

Ph.D. positions at Oklahoma State University - Computational Solid Mechanics

We are looking for outstanding candidates for doctoral positions in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Oklahoma State University to work in the area of computational solid mechanics.

Candidates should have earned a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a related field from an accredited University.

Cai Shengqiang's picture

Symposium on New Developments in Defect Mechanics - a unique intellectual event

Faculty from Caltech, UC Berkeley , University of Michigan, Georgia Tech, Brown University, University of Calgary, University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, Johns Hopkins University, Imperial College, London, and UCSD and researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories congregated to UCSD  on January 18-19, 2014 to attend the third in a series of symposia on Multiscale Dislocation Dynamics and to honor Professor Michael Ortiz  on his 60th birthday. Faculty also brought their graduate students and postdocs to engage in such a powerful intellectual activity.

Full time PhD scholarship at RMIT University, Australia: Mechanics of Nanocomposites

The positions below are still available. Eligible candidates are welocme to apply. Those who have already applied do not need to resubmit your application. 

Gareth Forbes's picture

Publication citation metrics and h-index for Australian Universities

For similar reasons outlined by Zhigang’s post I
have found it necessary to find comparisons in publication citation
metrics/indices whilst in Academic employment. Much has been discussed about
the appropriate use of these metrics and the arguments on the benefits and
drawbacks are both compelling. Whatever your opinion, it seems that for the
foreseeable future these publication citation metrics are here to stay.

m.semkiv's picture

Call for abstracts: Symposium on "Multiscale Mechanics of Polymers, Soft and Biological Materials"

Symposium "Multiscale Mechanics of Polymers, Soft and Biological Materials"

at the 7th International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling (Oct 6-10, 2014)

Abstract submission deadline: February 28, 2014


ndaphalapurkar's picture

Postdoc position — Modeling fragmentation in brittle materials

Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI; of The Johns Hopkins University is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on modeling fragmentation in brittle materials under extreme loading conditions. The potential candidate should have a Ph.D., with some background in fracture mechanics and experience working with the finite element or some other numerical method.

If you are interested, please send an email to Bess Bieluczyk at with your curriculum vitae and the names of at least two references. Please use the subject line "Postdoc Application--Modeling fragmentation in brittle materials". Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


New test data in a 2013 conference paper. Details in the attached file.

Post Doctoral Research Associate at Loughborough University



The project will form one of the integral parts of a collaborative UK/India research grant, which is funded by the EPSRC and the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Duration: 1 year

Deadline for application: 25 March 2014  


The projects aims to:


Comparing experimental fracture properties and micromechanical (or global-local/multiscale) finite element simulations

I am interested in developing a global-local finite element model (micro/macro) to simulate flexural testing of a composite material. Flexural loading will be applied on global model (macro) and crack propagation will be simulated in the local model (micro). I want to compare stress intensity factor or any other fracture property obtained from local model (micro) with that of experimental results.

I would appreciate if anyone could suggest some references/literature in this area. Any kind of suggestions would be great!


sungha's picture

MS, PhD Candidate Positions on Computational Simulation of Composite Materials and Structures in Hanyang University, South Korea

MS, PhD candidates for fall semester-2014 on computational simulation of composite materials and structures are available in Hanyang University, South Korea.

R.Mehrabi's picture

Microplane modeling of shape memory alloy tubes under tension, torsion, and proportional tension–torsion loading

In this paper, a phenomenological constitutive
model based on microplane model is used to simulate tension, torsion and proportional tension-torsion on NiTi thin-walled tube. Validation of the
microplane model against experimental results in different loading conditions demonstrates
the capability of this approach.
This publication will benefit the numerical and experimental study on SMAs.

ksaavedra's picture

13th Congress of Computational Mechanics, October 2-3, Chile

Dear colleague,

The University of Talca and the Chilean Society of Computational Mechanics invite professionals, academics, researchers and students to the XIII Jornadas de Mecánica Computacional (XIII Congress of Computational Mechanics), to be held on October 2-3, 2014 at the University of Talca, campus Curicó, Chile.

Zhigang Suo's picture

Elastic strain engineering for unprecedented materials properties

Ju Li, Zhiwei Shan and Evan Ma have edited the February 2014 issue of the MRS Bulletin devoted to the effects of elastic strains on solid-state devices.

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