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PhD Student Position at Rutgers University - 3D Printing of Soft Materials

Prof. Lee’s group in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University has an opening for a PhD student for Spring/Fall 2015 with interests in mechanics of soft materials, 3D printing, and micro-/nano-engineering.

Open Rank Professor - Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions.

Applied Mechanics and Aerodynamics

Two postdoc candidates for composite materials and one for aerodynamic studies will be rented for a three-year project at University of Turkish Aeronautical Association. For more details please contact:


Jingjie Yeo's picture

ICCM 2015: MS-049 Computational Modelling of Biological and Biochemical Systems

The 6th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2015) is slated to held in Auckland, New Zealand, on the 14th of July, 2015. It is my greatest pleasure to invite interested participants to submit their abstracts for presentation at a mini-symposium which I am organizing, titled:

MS-049 Computational Modelling of Biological and Biochemical Systems


For further information, please visit the official websites:

Assistant or Associate Professor-Computational Materials Science

Assistant or Associate Professor #1291


skumaar's picture

Multiple PhD/Postdoc Positions/Spring 2015

Advanced Materials and Multifunctional Structures (AMMS) Group at Masdar Institute (MI) is seeking suitably qualified candidates for PhD/Postdoctoral positions. Please see attached document for details

azadpoor's picture

Special Issue "Mechanics of Biomaterials"

The mechanical behavior of biomedical materials and biological tissues are important for their proper function. This holds true, not only for biomaterials and tissues whose main function is structural such as skeletal tissues and their synthetic substitutes, but also for other tissues and biomaterials. Moreover, there is an intimate relationship between mechanics and biology at different spatial and temporal scales. It is therefore important to study the mechanical behavior of both synthetic and living biomaterials.

PhD Studentship in Design of Polymeric Foams

A 4 year project, in collaboration with SABIC, on the design of polymeric foams will be performed at the Cambridge University department of Engineering. The project will explore the relationship between microstructure and macroscopic properties of a range of new reinforced foams, including composite-reinforced foams.


Extinct Kangaroos Couldn't Hop

Another couple of interesting articles to share. Using some "mechanics" principles, researchers have reasoned that 100,000 years ago, kangaroos were too heavy to hop.

A while ago, a different group of researchers published the results of computer modelling (using genetic algorithms) that showed dinosaurs might have hopped and skipped as forms of locomotion! (But only if particularly happy?)

These articles might be good to share with undergraduate engineers for discussion in tutorials. There are issues to discuss with assumptions in both cases. 

3 Tenure-Track Faculty Positions - AES at CU-Boulder

The Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of structures and materials, small satellites, and bioastronautics. Applicants in structures and materials are especially sought with the following research interests: Design, modeling, fabrication, and characterization of structural and/or multi-functional materials and their integration into innovative aerospace systems; preference given to applicants with an experimental focus.

Postdoc in multi-scale modelling of composites vibration response @ Ghent University (Belgium)

Nowadays, there is an increasing interest to use composite materials in automotive applications, in particular the use of fibre-reinforced plastics (carbon or glass fibres in a polymer matrix) is widely considered. The use of lighter materials, and hence a reduced fuel consumption, can be one of the possible solutions for reduced CO2 emissions.

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in-situ Young's moduli of the constitutive layers in a multilayer systems (e.g. thin films, SOFCs, TBCs etc.)


This recent article present an improved methodology to calculate in-situ Young's moduli of the constitutive layers in a multilayer systems (e.g. thin films, SOFCs, TBCs etc.)

Pandey, A., Shyam, A., Liu, Z., & Goettler, R. (2014). In-situ Young’s Moduli of the Constitutive Layers in a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell. Journal of Power Sources. 



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in-situ Young's moduli of the constitutive layers in a multilayer systems (e.g. thin films, SOFCs, TBCs etc.)


This recent article presents an improved methodology to calculate in-situ Young's moduli of the constitutive layers in a multilayer systems (e.g. thin films, SOFCs, TBCs etc.)


Amit Pandey, Amit Shyam, Zhien Liu, Richard Goettler, In-situ Young's moduli of the constitutive layers in a solid oxide fuel cell, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 273, 1 January 2015, Pages 522-529 



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Full-time job opportunity at ANSYS Inc. Houston, TX

We are pre-screening candidates for an opening for technical services engineer at ANSYS Inc. in Houston, TX.

The job entails providing advanced technical guidance on various aspects of computational Structural Mechanics to clients in industry and academia.

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Postdoc position in Paris on generalized continua modelling and experiments

A postdoctoral fellowship is available at Paris Institute of Technology (ParisTech) to work on generalized continua modeling.

The aim of this project is to probe the pertinence of generalized continua models by maximizing the non-standard effects of such models. It consists in a holistic approach including experimental, computational and modelling work. This project, funded by CNRS and Arts et Métiers-ParisTech, through F2M (Fédération Francilienne de Mécanique), is a collaboration between several laboratories in the Paris region. See the file attached for more details. Can molecules make music? is a crowdfunding site for research (a Kickstarter for science!).

Open to all, a target amount for a project is set, and funds are raised through small individual donations. The success is based on how many people like your idea. It's kind of a fun/alternative idea to traditional grant sources! If you have an interesting idea, I recommend it.

Two PhD positions are available at Iowa State University

Two PhD positions are available at
Iowa State University to perform work on federally funded projects on phase-field
modeling of stress-induced phase transformations, surface-induced phenomena, and interaction between phase transformation

and plasticity using FEM. Positions can be either in Engineering Mechanics program in Aerospace Engineering Department (preferable) or in Mechanical Engineering Department.

Zhigang Suo's picture

Nonlinear viscosity

The attached notes are written for a course on plasticity.  When I update the posts, I will write a note on my twitter account:  

Measurements of surface stress evolution

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Dear Colleagues,

We recently have reported first measurements of surface stress evolution in a material as a function of uniaxial time dependent deformation and at temperatures upto 100 degree C using a new analytical technology, Nanomechanical Raman Spectroscopy developed in our lab (Interfacial Multiphysics Lab directed by Dr. Vikas Tomar at Purdue).


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