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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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Postdoctoral Position Available at Khalifa University: Composite Manufacturing and Multiscale Modeling

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available immediately in the aerospace department at the Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates. The research project focuses on Composite materials and manufacturing, Autoclave/out of autoclave techniques, LCM, constitutive and multi-scale computational modeling of the viscoelastic and other inelastic behavior of composites.

Post-Doc position in nanoscale plasticity and molecular dynamics simulations

Job Summary: The successful candidate will join an internationally collaboration team of scientists in the New Technologies – Research Centre at University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic. He or she will contribute to ongoing research projects and have the opportunity to propose, design, and carry out new research efforts within the broader scope of the group's research topics, which focuses on computer simulations of metal plasticity at nanoscale and piezo-electric responses of ceramics. Experience with classical molecular dynamic techniques is particularly valuable.

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Joint Johns Hopkins / ARL Postdoc Position

The Shields Uncertainty Research Group (SURG) in the Dept. of Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the Computational and Information Sciences Directorate of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) are seeking applications for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow. The postdoc will work on a collaborative effort to build novel stochastic simulation-based methodologies for advanced computational uncertainty quantification in hierarchical materials modeling.

Workshop: Virtual Orthopedics – Digital Solutions to New Implants and Prostheses, Berlin, June 12th

Date / Time: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 / 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (optional hands-on until 3:30  pm)

Location: Dassault Systemes Berlin, Germany

Fee: Free-to-attend. Pre-registration is required as places are limited

Register here


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Modified multiplicative decomposition model for growth: Beyond the initial stress-free state

The multiplicative decomposition model is widely employed for predicting residual stresses and morphologies of biological tissues due to growth. However, it relies on the assumption that the tissue is initially in a stress-free state, which conflicts with the observations that any growth state of a biological tissue is under a significant level of residual stresses that helps to maintain its ideal mechanical conditions.

Programme announced for 8th International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis (ICEFA2018)

<p>The 8th International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis will be held 8-11 July 2018, Budapest, Hungary. We are pleased to announce the oral programme is available to view and download at - the ICEFA2018 conference will bring together world-class researchers, users and specialists involved in all aspects of failure analysis and prevention from the fields of mechanical, manufacturing, aeronautical, civil, chemical, corrosion and design engineering.

Bifurcation & Chaos in Nonlinear Structural Dynamics: Novel & Highly Efficient Optimal-Feedback Accelerated Picard Iteration Algorithms

A new class of algorithms for solving nonlinear structural dynamical problems are derived in the present paper, as being based on optimal-feedback-accelerated Picard iteration, wherein the solution vectors for the displacements and velocities at any time in a finitely large time interval are corrected by a weighted (with a matrix) integral of the error. We present 3 approximations to solve the Euler-Lagrange equations for the optimal weighting functions; thus we present 3 algorithms denoted as Optimal-Feedback-Accelerated Picard Iteration (OFAPI) algorithms-1, 2, 3.

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Postdoc position in granular mechanics and discrete element modeling

A postdoc position is available in the area of computational mechanics, in particular, granular mechanics and discrete element modeling (DEM), in support of a Department of Energy-funded research project on Integrated Process Optimization for Biochemical Conversion. This is a multidisciplinary research project with collaborations between multiple academic institutions and the DOE's Idaho National Laboratory.

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Funded Ph.D. position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering- Engineering Mechanics at the Michigan Technological University. Starting September 2018.

We are looking for a self-motivated PhD student to study Machine Learning enabled computational models for applications in Biomedical Imaging and Multi-Scale Material Modeling. 

This project will draw ideas from various subjects including Computational Mechanics, Machine Learning and Materials Physics. This is a collaborative project between MTU and University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

Assistant Professors (tenure track) / Associate Professors in Mechanical Engineering, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University 979843

The Department of Engineering at Aarhus University has a number of open positions as Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor at the Section of Mechanical Engineering. The University seeks innovative and visionary engineers/researchers capable of developing the research in Mechanical Engineering.

The positions are available from October 1, 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

2018 Stephen P. Timoshenko Medal - Professor Ares Rosakis

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Ares Rosakis, the Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, as the recipient of the 2018 Timoshenko Medal.

2018 Daniel C. Drucker Medal - Professor David Barnett

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor David Barnett, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus, Stanford University, as the recipient of the 2018 Daniel C. Drucker Medal.


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