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Multiple Open Postdoctoral Positions: NHERI SimCenter @ Berkeley


Postdoctoral Positions Available: Computational Solid and Fluid Mechanics for Probabilistic Simulation and Machine Learning Applied to Performance Based Engineering.  Natural Hazards Engineering Research Initiative SimCenter @ UC Berkeley


Full Professorship on Applied Mechanics (Materials Theory)

open position: Full Professorship on Applied Mechanics (Materials Theory) at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany

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Postdoctoral Cecil and Sally Drinkward Fellowship Competition at Caltech

The Mechanical and Civil Engineering Department at Caltech is inviting applications for a one-year postdoctoral scholar position in Civil Engineering and Applied Science. This is an endowed postdoctoral fellowship with the intention to identify and groom the best talent in the field. More information on the process and how to apply can be found at 

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Acta Mechanica Sinica (Volume 33, Issue 1, 2017 ) is online now !

Acta Mechanica Sinica (Volume 33, Issue 1, 2017 ) is online now !

Dear everyone!

The first issue in 2017 (Volume 33, Issue 1) of Acta Mechanica Sinica (AMS) is online now.

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Compressible, Dense, Three-Dimensional Holey Graphene Monolithic Architecture

We demonstrated outstanding compressibility of holey graphene nanosheets, which is impossible for pristine graphene. Holey graphene powder can be easily compressed into dense and strong monoliths with different shapes at room temperature without using any solvents or binders. 

ACS Nano, Article ASAP,


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3-year PhD position at University Paris-Est on multiscale cracking modeling in 3D printed glass-polymer composites


We are looking for highly motivated PhD candidates to study the multiscale cracking in 3D printed glass-polymer composites. The main objectives of the project are to develop a multiscale numerical modeling framework for cracking in PA12/glass beads samples obtained by additive manufacturing (Selective Laser Sintering, SLS) and to combine these numerical tools with experimental 3D imaging and in-situ mechanical testing techniques to identify the models. The PhD is part of a funded national research project involving several academic institutions and an industrial partner.

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The normal-auxeticity mechanical phase transition in graphene

When a solid object is stretched, in general, it shrinks transversely. However, the abnormal ones are auxetic, which exhibit lateral expansion, or negative Poisson ratio. While graphene is a paradigm 2D material, surprisingly, graphene converts from normal to auxetic at certain strains. Here, we show via molecular dynamics simulations that the normal-auxeticity mechanical phase transition only occurs in uniaxial tension along the armchair direction or the nearest neighbor direction. Such a characteristic persists at temperatures up to 2400 K.

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Localization and instability in sheared granular materials: Role of friction and vibration

Shear banding and stick-slip instabilities have been long observed in sheared granular materials. Yet, their microscopic underpinnings, interdependencies and variability under different loading conditions have not been fully explored. Here, we use a non-equilibrium thermodynamics model, the Shear Transformation Zone theory, to investigate the dynamics of strain localization and its connection to stability of sliding in sheared, dry, granular materials. We consider frictional and frictionless grains as well as presence and absence of acoustic vibrations.

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A phononic band gap model for long bridges. The ‘Brabau’ bridge case

In this paper, we study the dynamic flexural behaviour of a long bridge, modelled as an infinite periodic structure. The analysis is applied to the ‘Brabau’ bridge across the river Tirso in Italy. The approach reduces to a spectral problem leading to the analytical expression of the dispersion relation, which provides the ranges of frequencies for which waves do and do not propagate. The contributions of the bridge structural elements on the dispersive properties of the structure are investigated in detail.




      华中科技大学位居美丽的江城武汉,是教育部直属的全国重点大学,是首批列入国家"211工程"重点建设和"985工程"建设的高校之一。华中科技大学力学系有30多年的发展历史、较为雄厚的科研力量和一些重要的科研成果。力学系拥有力学一级学科,固体力学、动力学与控制、工程力学和流体力学博士学位授予权,工程力学国家级特色专业,力学博士后流动站,湖北省重点学科,工程结构分析与安全评定湖北省重点实验室等学科平台。承办的国际期刊《Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica》被SCI收录并由Elsevier公司向全球发行。




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Sandia Fracture Challenge: Survey

The Sandia Fracture Challenge (SFC) was issued in December 2016, and the SFC supplemental information became available in February 2017.  The predictions are due July 15th, 2017.  We would appreciate feedback from you regarding the Challenge prior to the return of the predictions.   Please email Sharlotte Kramer ( and Brad Boyce ( with (1) your intent to participate in this SFC and/or (2) any comments you may have on the Challenge.

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Two year post-doctoral position on high strain rate deformation imaging, University of Southampton

We are currently looking for a post-doctoral researcher to join the Photo Dyn group ( The initial contract if for two years, starting October 1st 2017. The online application deadline is May 12th 2017. For more information, please see

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Mechanics

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship attached to the South African Research Chair in Computational Mechanics.


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One PhD Position on “Atomistic Simulations and First-principles Experimental Investigations of Nanomaterials for Energy Harvesting” at Kansas State University

Applications are invited for a PhD position in atomistic simulations and first-principles experimental investigation of nanomaterials for energy harvesting in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Kansas State University. Preference will be given to candidates with a master degree. Candidates should possess a strong background in continuum mechanics, coarse-grained simulation, multiscale modeling, molecular dynamics, and computer programming.

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PhD studentship available - University of Southampton - EU/UK applicants only

We are looking for candidates for this PhD project entitled: 'Strain rate sensitive properties of skin- The development of combined theoretical and experimental tools to capture the strain rate dependent behaviour of soft tissues'. If you are interested, you can consult the full project description here, and contact Dr Frances Davis at

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Research Scientist at A*STAR Singapore (Developing medical devices)

We recently awarded a grant to develop stent-graft. We welcome those young scientists to apply for a 'Research Scientist' position at IHPC, A*STAR.

PhD Position in "Mechanics and Manufacturing of Composites" at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Applications are invited for a PhD position in Mechanics and Manufacturing of Composites in the Department of Civil & Env. Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in solid mechanics, finite element analysis and computer programming. Prior knowledge of polymeric composites and manufacturing will be advantageous. The position will start in Fall 2017.

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Fellowships (3 year) available in computational mechanics of composite materials

Expressions of interest are invited for applicants interested in applying for a 3 year post-doctoral fellowship in the area of computational mechanics of composite materials.

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Shape formation of helical ribbons induced by material anisotropy

Helices are ubiquitous building blocks in natural and engineered systems. Previous studies showed that helical ribbon morphology can result from anisotropic driving forces and geometric misorientation between the principal axes of the driving forces and the geometric axes. However, helical ribbon shapes induced by elastic modulus anisotropy have not been systematically examined even though most natural and engineered structures are made of composite materials with anisotropic mechanical properties.

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PhD position in mechano-chemical organisation in single cells @UPC, Barcelona.

We have an open PhD position to study the mechano-chemical organisation of cells from a physical and mathematical point of view. Individually or collectively, cells move due to mechanical and chemical gradients and doing so they self-organise in very specific forms. Understanding the physical laws under mechano-chemical gradients can head to establish new protocols in the control of cell structures. The final goal of the project is to manipulate cells so that the morphology of cell structures can be predicted, e.g. in biological-based prosthesis.

PhD position "Microscale matrix and interfacial properties of fibre-reinforced composites" at Weizmann Institute of Science

Our partner Weizmann Institute Science in Israel is currently trying to fill a PhD position for the FiBreMoD project. The title of the PhD project is "Microscale matrix and interfacial properties of fibre-reinforced composites", and will be supervised by Prof. Daniel Wagner. If you are an enthusiastic and motivated candidate with a background in Materials Science, Composites, Mechanics, or Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, then you should consider applying.

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2017 ASME Congress invitation-Dynamic failure of advanced materials

Dr. Jun Xu and I organize  one topic on “Dynamic failure of advanced materials (fatigue failure is included also)” for 2017 ASME Congress. Our keynote speakers include a senior program manager of US Office of Naval Research and a distinguished researcher of US Army Research Laboratory. We would invite you (also your colleagues  and group members)  to submit a short abstract before ASME’s deadline March 6. More details below: 


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