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Funded PhD and Research Fellow position in Computational and Theoretical Solid Mechanics

There are vacancies for the following positions

  • Fully funded PhD, and
  • Research Fellow

in the research groups of Prashant Saxena and Chinthapenta R Viswanath in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at IIT Hyderabad.

Interested candidates may please refer to the attachments for details on how to apply.

Last date for application is 30 June 2017.

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Professor Walter Noll

Below is a message from the Secretary of the Society for Natural Philosophy. A formative influence of our field passes on.

 Dear Members of the Society for Natural Philosophy.

 We are sorry to be the bearers of sad news, but on Tuesday June 6th, 2017, Walter Noll passed away at his home in Pittsburgh surrounded by his wife Marilyn and two children, Victoria and Peter.  He was a founding member and a past Chairman of the Society. He made major contributions to the fields of continuum mechanics and thermodynamics.  There will be a memorial service at Carnegie Mellon University, which has yet to be scheduled.


Wladimir Neves.

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Investigating phase formations in cast AlFeCoNiCu high entropy alloys by combination of computational modeling and experiments

Selection and thermal stability of phases are important in design of high entropy alloys (HEA). In this study, phase formations in cast AlFeCoNiCu HEA were investigated. Ab-initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) simulations were used to determine crystal structures of phases at different temperatures in equiatomic composition of AlFeCoNiCu. The AIMD results showed a possible coexistence of a face-centered cubic (fcc) phase and a bodycentered cubic (bcc) phase at the room temperature and indicated stabilization of a single fcc phase above 1070 K at the equiatomic composition of AlFeCoNiCu.

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Ares Rosakis and Huajian Gao received the von Karman medals together

Professor Ares Rosakis (Caltech) and Professor Huajian Gao (Brown University) were awarded the 2016 and 2017 von Karman Medals, respectively, by Professor JS Chen (UCSD), President of the Engineering Mechanics Institute, ASCE, at its annual conference in San Diego, CA, in June, 2017.


sockalsi's picture

PhD Position in Computational Modeling of Dynamic Impact onto Composite Materials

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship position as soon as possible at the University of South Carolina, focused on computational modeling of dynamic impact onto composite materials. The research involves modeling using finite element techniques to predict damage and failure in aerospace composites. The successful applicant, preferably a US citizen, must have a background in computational mechanics and finite element modeling. Familiarity with LS-DYNA is a plus.

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Postdoc positions in Nonlinear Solid Mechanics, MIT

I am in search of two postdocs to join my group, at MIT, on September 1st , 2017, or earlier. These positions will provide a unique flexibility in choice of research topic which will, in general, target problems in nonlinear solid mechanics. See our group website ( for more information on our present research thrusts. Though our primary focus is on theoretical mechanics, candidates with experimental and computational experience are also encouraged to apply.

Computational Biomechanics for Medicine XII Workshop: call for papers (deadline: June 16)

Computational Biomechanics for Medicine XII; MICCAI 2017 Workshop, Quebec City, Canada, 2017 September 14

Quebec City, Canada
The MICCAI Computational Biomechanics for Medicine Workshops are held annualy in conjunction with
the MICCAI International Conferences on
Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention.

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Fracture as a material sink

Cracks are created by massive breakage of molecular or atomic bonds. The latter, in its turn, leads to the highly localized loss of material, which is the reason why even closed cracks are visible by a naked eye. Thus, fracture can be interpreted as the local material sink. Mass conservation is violated locally in the area of material failure. We consider a theoretical formulation of the coupled mass and momenta balance equations for a description of fracture.

3D-printing biomimetic structures to reveal the mechanics of natural systems

Choose a channel featured in the header of iMechanica: 

Michael M Porter 

Natural Engineering Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University; Zucker Graduate Education Center, N. Charleston, SC, 29405

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PhD position in Multiscale Modeling of the Synthesis Process of Nanomaterials

A PhD position is open for fall 2017 in Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at Louisiana Tech University on multiscale modeling of the synthesis process of nanomaterials. The candidates must have a degree in Mechanical Engineering or related fields. Having a background in theoretical and computational mechanics, specifically continuum mechanics and finite element modeling, such as COMSOL, is a PLUS. Familiarity with the software package ParaView is desired. 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Mechanics

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship, attached to the South African Research Chair in Computational Mechanics, and tenable at the Centre for Research in Computational and Applied Mechanics (CERECAM), University of Cape Town, South Africa.


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CEE Department Chair Opening at GA Tech

The College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology is seeking nominations and applications for the position of the Karen and John Huff Chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE).

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PhD positions - IMT Lucca - Multiscale Analysis of Materials

2017/18 PhD program at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy) - follow up announcement

Deadline for applications – July 18th 2017, 12 pm (midday) Italian time


Applications are being accepted for the 2017/18 PhD program at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (, for the track on Computer Science and Systems Engineering (CSSE) focusing on Cyberphysical Systems.


As a mechanician, you will benefit from:

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On a systematic approach for cracked rotating shaft study: breathing mechanism, dynamics and instability

We present a systematic approach to deal with the modelling and analysis of the cracked rotating shafts behaviour. We begin by revisiting the problem of modelling the breathing mechanism of the crack.

Here we consider an original approach based on the form we give to the energy of the system and then identify the mechanism parameters using 3D computations with unilateral contact conditions on the crack lips.

Computational Biomechanics for Medicine XII Workshop: call for papers (deadline: June 16)

Computational Biomechanics for Medicine XIIA MICCAI 2017 Workshop, Quebec City, Canada, 2017 September 14

Quebec City, Canada

The MICCAI Computational Biomechanics for Medicine Workshops are held annualy in conjunction with the MICCAI International Conferences on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention


Frederick Gosselin's picture

Funded PhD Position, Automation of Forming of Wing Skins, Montreal, Canada

A fully funded PhD Position in mechanical engineering is available at Polytechnique Montreal in Canada to automate the peen forming of aircraft wing skins.

Peen forming automation through in-process 3D shape measurement

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A theoretical study on the piezoresistive response of carbon nanotubes embedded in polymer nanocomposites in an elastic region

Herein, we report a theoretical study of polymeric nanocomposites to provide physical insight into complex material systems in elastic regions. A self-consistent scheme is adopted to predict piezoresistive characteristics, and the effects of the interface and of tunneling on the effective piezoresistive and electrical properties of the nanocomposites are simulated. The overall piezoresistive sensitivity is predicted to be reduced when the lower interfacial resistivity of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and the higher effective stiffness of nanocomposites are considered.

PhD positions in the area of materials modelling and characterization: Western University, Canada

PhD positions are available:

I am looking for talented, self-motivated, and enthusiastic students with MSc degree in mechanical or materials engineering. Students with a background in any of the following areas are recommended to apply:

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Characterization of Human Diaphragm at high strain rate loading.

In this paper, we studied the strain rate dependent failure properties of human diaphragm tissue using uniaxial tensile testing at four strain rates, i.e. 0.0015/s, 65/s, 130/s and 190/s. The custom made quasi-satatic and drop tower based dynamic test setups was used to conduct the tests uptill 200/s strain rate.

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Postdoc position in soft tissue mechanics

A postdoctoral position is available in the area of characterizing the mechanical properties of biological materials. The primary objective is to use experimental methods to investigate the mechanical response of soft tissues. The candidate is responsible to develop and carry out the experiments, analyze the results, and develop computational models to understand the measured properties. Please note that applicants must have previous experience with conducting experiments on soft tissues or soft materials and they are required to have a Ph.D.


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