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M.Tech and PhD positions in all areas of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad invites application for M.Tech and PhD positions in all areas of Mechanical Engineering.
The applications are to be made online via this portal.



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Research Associate positions at Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College

Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, an Ivy League institution in New Hampshire, cordially invites applications for TWO Research Associate positions to start immediately. Collaborative projects led by Dr. John Zhang and Dr. Zi Chen are sponsored by NIH Director’s Transformative Award and Fortune 500 companies in the Silicon Valley. We are looking for outstanding junior scholars with great research potential who are desirous of independent academic or industrial R&D careers.

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Turn your computer codes into Apps connected to HPC in the Cloud

Dear Imechanicians, I hope this turns out to be useful for some of you who are interested in sharing their computer codes. We are working on a free platform,, to allow users to quickly turn your scripts into Apps connected with HPC power in the cloud. Currently, the system can easily handle Linux or Windows executables. We are developing new functionalities so that other typical scripts such as Abaqus UMATs, Python scripts, matlab scripts can also be disseminated as launchable Apps in cloud.

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Computational inverse design of non-intuitive illumination patterns to maximize optical force or torque

This paper aims to maximize optical force or torque on arbitrary micro- and nanoscale objects using numerically optimized structured illumination. By developing a numerical framework for computer-automated design of 3d vector-field illumination, we demonstrate a 20-fold enhancement in optical torque per intensity over circularly polarized plane wave on a model plasmonic particle.

Simpleware software training days, May 2017

We run regular one-day training courses that include introductory, advanced and bespoke training days in the UK on using Simpleware software.

Join a session to learn about how to get the most out of Simpleware when generating models from 3D image data (MRI, CT. micro-CT...) suitable for FEA, CFD, CAD and 3D Printing applications.

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International Conference on Composite Materials and Structures, December 2017

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad is organising the 2017 International Conference on Composite Materials and Structures.

Conference webpage:

Dates of conference: 27-29 December

Abstract submission is now open. Last date for submission of abstracts is 30th May 2017.

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Open PhD position

A funded PhD position is open for summer or fall 2017 in the Mechanics and Dynamics Laboratory in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Wichita State University. The research program will focus on the design and development of mechanical metamaterials, their application towards aerospace structures, and will involve a combination of analytical, numerical, and experimental methods. The candidate must have a MS in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering and a strong background in structural mechanics and dynamics.

Marie Curie Fellows and 3 PhD positions available at Cardiff and Luxembourg University in Data Modelling and Simulation

Dear iMechanicians,

One PhD position for a European PhD student is available at Cardiff University in Computational Engineering Sciences.

We are also looking for international candidates from any country for the prestigious President PhD fellowship at Cardiff University.

We are interested in students with a background in Applied Mathematics or Computational Engineering.

We are also welcoming applications for Incoming Marie-Curie Fellows in Computational Engineering and Data Modelling and Simulation, both at Cardiff University and the University of Luxembourg.

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Postdoc Positon in Atomic and Coarse-Grained Simulations of Epoxy Polymers (U.S. Citizenship or Green Card only)

Postdoc Positon in Atomic and Coarse-Grained Simulations of Epoxy Polymers 

(Grant Requirement: U.S. Citizenship or Green Card)


We are soliciting applications from outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral research position in the Computational & Experimental Materials Engineering Laboratory, at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. This will be a one year position renewable depending on performance.


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Postdoc Position on computational mechanics of polycrystaline rocks

Dear colleagues, 

A postdoc position is immediately available in my research group. Experience on derivation, implementation, validation and verification of crystal plasticity model at finite strain is required. Knowledge on meshless method and/or phase field modeling is a plus but not required. 

For further information, please visit our research group webpage listed below.

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Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X, Impact Factor: 1.295) Open Access Journal - Published by MDPI

Dear All,

Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X) is an open access journal on the technology and science of micro-scale machines and micromachinery, published monthly online by MDPI.

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Fluids (ISSN 2311-5521) Open Access Journal - Published by MDPI

Fluids  (ISSN 2311-5521) is an international, open access journal on all aspects of fluids, especially fluid mechanics. It is published quarterly online by MDPI. Fluids provides an advanced forum for studies on fluid dynamic theory and its applications, and fluid simulation, modeling and experimentation in chemical, physical and biological processes. Our aim is to publish state-of-the-art papers, including original research papers, reviews, case reports, as well as technical notes and meeting reports.

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The Shoelace Catastrophe

Readers of this site might be interested in the following paper appeared in the Proceedings of the Royal Society and has received considerable attention in the media:

The roles of impact and inertia in the failure of a shoelace knot

The paper discusses a mechanism for the the accidental untying of a shoelace knot that many of us, including me, experience on a daily basis. The failure is sudden and catastropic as can be seen in the following video:

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International Journal of Structural Glass and Advanced Materials Research (IJSGAMR)

Dear all,

the International Journal of Structural Glass and Advanced Materials Research (IJSGAMR) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal which covers all aspects of theoretical and practical research of materials science.


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Nonlinear Elastic Inclusions in Anisotropic Solids

In this paper we study the stress and deformation fields generated by nonlinear inclusions with finite eigenstrains in anisotropic solids. In particular, we consider finite eigenstrains in transversely isotropic spherical balls and orthotropic cylindrical bars made of both compressible and incompressible solids. We show that the stress field in a spherical inclusion with uniform pure dilatational eigenstrain in a spherical ball made of an incompressible transversely isotropic solid such that the material preferred direction is radial at any point is uniform and hydrostatic.

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Ph.D. position in Mechanical Engineering at Temple University

There is one open Ph.D. student position with financial support in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Temple University to start in Fall, 2017 . The successful applicant will work with Dr. Haijun Liu in his LISTEN Lab ( on interdisciplinary research topics that involve mechanics, biology, acoustics, and sensor technology. To comply with the admission guidelines at the College of Engineering at Temple University, the applicants need to meet the following requirements:

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Call for Abstracts: SES 2017@Boston, Symposium II-B: Computational Mechanics of Soft Materials in Medicine

Dear Colleagues,

We encourage you to contribute an abstract to our symposium “Symposium II-B: Computational Mechanics of Soft Materials in Medicine” at the 54th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) to be held at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, July 25-28, 2017.

Isogeometric analysis course

Dear iMechanicians a few remaining spots for this CISM Isogeometric Analysis Course in Udine, Italy.

Course details:



Stéphane BORDAS

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Short Course on Mechanics of Foams

A short course on the “Mechanics of Liquid and Solid Foams” will be offered at CISM, the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences in Udine, Italy, 3-7 July 2017 (see brochure attached).

The course will focus on relationships between the cellular microstructure and nonlinear mechanical behavior of liquid and solid foams, and foam-like biological and synthetic materials. Theoretical models, experimental methods, and numerical simulations will be presented. The course is aimed at PhD students, postdocs, and researchers in academia and industry.

The speakers are:

PhD position within Scaling and Uncertainty Modelling in multiphase production

As part of the research project Scaling and Uncertainty Modelling in multiphase production (SUM) we announce one PhD position available August 1, 2017.

Research Fellow (PhD) position in SERB funded project at BITS Pilani (Goa Campus)

The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has funded a 3 year project to BITS Pilani (Goa Campus), India. The project will apply statistical ideas of failure mechanics - at an experimental and analytical level to periodic/lattice composites.

Details of application are mentioned in the attachment.

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Huajian Gao Elected to German National Academy of Sciences

Huajian Gao, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Engineering at Brown University, has been elected to the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in recognition of his scientific achievements.

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Performance Optimization of a Centrifugal Fan

You hear about it everywhere: design optimization. The world requires more efficient and reduced emissions products, as with the government regulations directives mandating their adherence to energy standards such as EU’s Ecodesign directive. The competitive pressure across the industry means that it is no longer sufficient to design and manufacture fans that simply work. Energy efficiency, over an extended operating range, has become a vital objective of design effort along with performance to suit the machine’s intended application.

Postdoctoral Appointee Job Opportunity-Sandia National Labs

Postdoctoral Appointee - Computational Mechanics and Shock/Impact Physics Analyst


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