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Opening for Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia has an opening for a Lecturer-in-Discipline to teach interdisciplinary classes related to mechanical engineering design, product design, and the design processes itself, with applications across all mechanical engineering disciplines including robotics, mechatronics, mechanical systems, thermal systems and energy systems. 

Postdoc in Wind Turbine Drivetrain Bearing Design



The Department of Wind Energy at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Wind Energy) has an open 2-year postdoctoral position in the area of Wind turbine drivetrain dynamics and gearbox bearing load computations with a focus in multi-body simulations and life prediction under White Etching Cracks.

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M.S/ Ph.D. Student Scholarships in Aerospace Engineering – Khalifa University of Science and Technology

The newly established Khalifa University of Science and Technology ( in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) is aiming to become a world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering.  The university endeavors to be a leader among research-intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

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Acta Mechanica Sinica (Vol. 33, Issue 6, 2017 ) (Vol. 34, Issue 1, 2018 )

Dear everyone!

Hope you can read the sixth issue in 2017 (Vol. 33, Issue 6, 2017 ) and first issue in 2018 (Vol. 34, Issue 1, 2018 )  of Acta Mechanica Sinica (AMS).

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Discussion of fracture paper #20 - Add stronger singularities to improve numerical accuracy

It is common practice to obtain stress intensity factors in elastic materials by using Williams series expansions truncated at the r^(-1/2)-stress term. I ask myself, what if both evaluations of experimental and numerical data is improved by including lower order (stronger singularities) terms? The standard truncation is done in a readworthy pape

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ICME Prize

Co-sponsored by cdmHUB, NASA, and Rolls-Royce, the bi-annual AIAA Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) Prize) is open for submission. The best project will be selected and honored at SciTech conference. To participate, you need to submit a description of your project by June 29, 2018, which will be reviewed by the ICME prize committee. More details can be found at If you are interested in submitting, please let me know. 

PhD position on modeling of additive manufacturing in CEMEF, MINES Paristech, France

PhD position for developing an efficient computational platform for additive manufacturing by multi-scale approach and model reduction technique under the framework of finite element and level-set formulation. The additive manufacturing process that will be considered is the SLM process (Selective Laser Melting) for metals.

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PhD positions at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy

Dear Mechanician,

we are searching for excellent PhD candidates for the next 3-yrs PhD programme in Systems Science (Track Computer Science and Systems Engineering, research unit MUSAM on Multi-scale Analysis of Materials) of the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Lucca, Tuscany, Italy) to work on an interdisciplinary research topic across computational mechanics, materials science, optimization, and high-performance computing.

Deadline: August 3rd 2018 at 12.00pm (CEST)

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MSc position in optimization at Howard University, Washington, DC

The Stout Infrastructure, Geotechnics, and Materials (SIGMa) Lab at Howard University, Washington, DC, invites applicants for a Master's position in optimization for Fall 2018. Highly-motivated, industrious individuals with a strong background in programming, geotechnics and structural analysis, adequate English proficiency, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team are encouraged to apply.

Required qualifications 

Two PhD positions in Computational Mechanics at Mines ParisTech (CEMEF)

The group of Computational Solids Mechanics at CEMEF Mines ParisTech, in the French Riviera, is seeking two candidates for Ph.D. positions. The appointment is starting on October 1st 2018.

The research topics are related to :

- 3D Numerical modelling of Ductile Fracture
- Numerical modelling of sheet-like materials under complex loading paths

Interested applicants can send a resume to

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Roll up your sleeves

When you push up your sleeves, wrinkles form, which eventually evolve into ridges (pictured). As familiar as you may be with this phenomenon, have you ever thought about its underlying mechanism? It involves the complex nonlinear mechanical behaviour of large deformations and surface instabilities, which in turn give rise to a sophisticated morphological evolution. And now, Yifan Yang and co-workers have revealed a hitherto unknown post-buckling behaviour that involves multiple bifurcation transitions (Phys. Rev.

A question regarding applying the boundary conditions in thin film peeling

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Hello all,

As is my understanding that, in analytical models such as "Kendall Peeling Model", when they talk about peeling angle it is the angle at which the peeling force is applied (or am I wrong?). But when it comes to FE analysis, if we displace one end of the film at an angle by applying displacement boundary conditions on that end, the resulting forces are not along the same direction of the displacements. So, I am confused as to how to compare the FE results with that of the analytical models.

Thank you.

Postdoctoral vacancy (3 years) on high-frequency vibration techniques for non-destructive inspection of 3D printed metal parts


The use of 3D printed metal structures is taking a very fast ramp-up in industry. General Electric has demonstrated the possibility of printing titanium fuel injectors for their LEAP engine, EADS has printed a nacelle hinge bracket for the Airbus A320, Boeing is printing plastic inlet ducts for high-altitude aircrafts, hip implants and other prosthetics are exploiting the design freedom of additive manufacturing (AM),...

PhD vacancy (4 years) on fatigue testing of composites with advanced instrumentation

Composites are used more and more as structural components in aerospace industry, automotive sector, wind energy applications,… As a consequence, the loads on those composite components are much higher than for secondary components, and can lead to fatigue damage in the composite part. Moreover, the fatigue behaviour of fibre-reinforced composites is much more complex than that of metals, because of the many different fibre/polymer combinations, the heterogeneous nature of the composite, the anisotropic behaviour of the composite and the multitude of damage mechanisms.

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Ph.D and Post-doc Positions Open

Ph.D and Post-doc positions are open in 'Mechanics, Biomimetics, and 3D Printing' lab at the University of New Hampshire.

For application, please directly send CV to:

More information can be found at:

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2 years PostDoctoral Position - Universities Lille & Paris 13 , Paris, France

2 years post Doctoral position is avalaible in France, on material science numerical modeling fields. This is a join project between Univ. Lille (UMET lab), Paris 13 (LSPM lab), CEA (IRFM lab) and Marseille univ. (PIIM lab).

The present postdoc subject is focused on the modeling of the interactions between impurities (H, He...) and tungsten. 

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PhD position in Computational Fluid Dynamics at Villanova University

A Ph.D. position is available at Villanova University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, to conduct numerical simulations of biological and physiological flows. Financial support for tuition and stipend will be provided. The ideal candidate is expected to have a strong background in numerical methods and programming skills. Previous in-house code development experience is strongly preferred. The candidate is expected to start in spring/fall 2019, but the highly qualified candidate is also welcome to begin in fall 2018. 

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Fully funded PhD position in Swansea University, UK


PhD Scholarship  in the field of: Mechanical Engineering/Computational Engineering/Polymer Sciences/Material Engineering/Material Sciences. It is a fully funded PhD scholarship for UK/EU citizens only.

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Postdoc Position at Johns Hopkins in Image-Guided Design of Personalized Biomedical Components

The Whiting School of Engineering and School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow research position exploring innovation in the design and development of orthopaedic components.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.

A Postdoctoral Research Associate Position is available in Professor R. Thevamaran's laboratory at the Department of Engineering Physics to study the dynamic behavior and properties of nanostructured metals and hierarchical materials. A strong background in experimental solid mechanics and materials science is required for this research.

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Research Professor position at Johns Hopkins (all levels)


Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute Johns Hopkins University

Emerging Areas of Mechanics, Materials, and Structures


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