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Post-doc position damage/fracture (position filled, thank you)

To improve further computational tools for fracture, we need a 

talented phd. We are developping transition models from damage

to fracture  for several type of materials (quasi-brittle and ductile).

The position will be open until filled. Please send me your CV

if you are interested. 

The theoretical framework is the Thick Level Set model for damage (TLS)

and the numerical implementation uses level sets and the extended

finite element  method (X-FEM).

The research team currently gathers 9 persons.

Computational Biomechanics for Medicine X (5 October 2015, Munchen, Germany): A MICCAI 2015 Satellite Workshop. Second Call for Papers. Paper submission deadline June 08

Computational Biomechanics for Medicine X ( will be held in Munich, Germany, on 5 October 2015, in conjunction with MICCAI 2015 (
Join us in celebrating the tenth anniversary of our workshop, which began in Copenhagen in 2006, then went to Brisbane (2007), New York (2008), London (2009), Beijing (2010), Toronto (2011), Nice (2012), Nagoya (2013), and last year to MIT Boston (2014).

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SES2015: Symposium on “Mechanics of Instability and Interfacial Adhesion in Bio-Compatible Electronics”

Dear colleagues and friends,

Please consider to contribute a talk at the symposium of “Mechanics of Instability and Interfacial Adhesion in Bio-Compatible Electronics”, organized for the 52nd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES). The SES 2015 meeting will be held at Texas A&M University, Oct 26-28, 2015.  Abstracts are due Jun 26, 2015. 

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PhD Position in microstructure modeling using multicomponent multiphase-field method

The Graduate School -1483 of the German Research Foundation (DFG) “Process Chains in Production - Interaction, Modeling and Assessment of Process Zones” at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences invite applications for a PhD candidate position (Salary scale TV-L E13).

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Postdoctoral Associate

The Computational Physics Group at the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Notre Dame is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the post-doctoral associate position in Computational Science and Engineering. The successful candidates will be a key part of a team that is developing and implementing adaptive, multiscale, high-performance (parallel) computational algorithms for numerical solutions of chemo-thermo-mechanical PDE’s with emphasis on complex heterogeneous materials, such as heterogeneous reactive composites, etc. 

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Symposium on Mechanics and Characterization of Micro/nanoporous Materials and Applications in Energy and Environments at 2015 SES, Texas A&M

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the Symposium on "Mechanics and Characterization of Micro/nanoporous Materials and Applications in Energy and Environments" at the 2015 SES meeting to be held at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, October 25-28, 2015.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

--Mechanics and design of micro/nanoporous materials

--Interface mechanics of functionalized micro/nanoporous materials

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Symposium on "Computational Materials with Emphasis on Phase Transformation" at SES 2015 in Texas A&M

Dear Colleagues:

Please, consider to attend the symposium entitled "Computational Materials with Emphasis on Phase Transformation" organized for the occasion of the 52nd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES). The SES meeting will be held at Texas A&M University, October 26 - 28, 2015 (

Journal Club Theme of June 2015: Gradient structures for optimal mechanical design

The outmost surface of engineering materials typically faces the most severe risk of damage. When such boundary conditions are given, employment of graded structures is desired to enhance the safety of the structure in an economic way [1]. Mechanically, adopted gradient structures typically involves change in Young’s modulus or strength, and are beneficial to crack shielding, reducing stress concentration, retarding shear localization, etc.

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Opening for PhD student at Lille 1 university North France

The work involves working independently and collaboratively on "Investigating the fatigue life of different grades of polyethylene". The Phd student will be conducting heavy experimental work to fully characterize the fatigue property of Polyethylene. The modeling part is the second part of this work; which involves developing criterion and cumulative damage laws to predict the fatigue life of polyethylene under multiaxial loadings.

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PhD scholarship in Improvement of Cell Strength in High Temperature Electrolysis Cells

The section for Mixed Conductors, Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark, is seeking a candidate for a PhD student position as part of the project “Synfuel: Sustainable synthetic fuels from biomass gasification and electrolysis”.

Post Doctoral Research Associate position at RPI

There is an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate position in the Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging in Medicine (CeMSIM) at RPI, Troy NY to work on problems involving novel iterative algorithms for nonlinear problems in solid mechanics using nonconventional discretization schemes. Encouraged to apply are creative, self-motivated candidates with a sound background in computational mechanics.

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Modeling of Localized Inelastic Deformation 2015

Dear colleagues,

on behalf of the course organizer, I would like to bring to your attention to the advanced course on Modeling of localized inelastic deformation that will be taught by Milan Jirasek in Prague, Czech Republic on 7-11 September 2015. More detailed information on the course is posted at We are looking forward to seeing you in Prague!

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18 months Post-Doc position at University of Trento (Italy): deadline June 15, 2015

If you are strongly motivated to work with a very active group in Solid Mechanics,

we have a PostDoc position (18 months) available from June 2015.

Deadline for application is June 15, 2015, 12.00 pm (Italian time).

The position is addressed to numerical/theoretical modelling of cellular materials obtained via 3D printing.

For details about the application see the attachment.

Post-Doctoral Researcher - Fatigue/Fracture of Materials

DEPARTMENT:  Department of Energy

AGENCY:  National Energy Technology Laboratory

LEVEL:  Post-Doctoral

POSITION INFORMATION:  Temporary, 12 months full-time with the possibility of extension

DUTY LOCATION:  Albany, Oregon

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Postdoctoral fellow positions in solid mechanics/biomechanics at Dartmouth

Two postdoctoral fellow positions in solid mechanics/biomechanics at Dartmouth are available from July 2015.

The subjects of research include, but are not limited to, mechanics of morphogenesis in embryos and plants, fast motion of plants (e.g., the Venus flytrap's rapid closure), mechanical self-assembly and instability of thin structures (e.g., DNA, origami structures, plant tendrils, self-assembly of nanostructures, etc.), and bioinspired structures.

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CECAM Workshop "Chemical and structural transformations in materials under mechanical load"

We are pleased to announce a 4-day CECAM/Psi-k Workshop on

"Chemical and structural transformations in materials under mechanical load",

 that will take place at the EPFL campus in Lausanne from Tuesday 1st September to Friday 4th September 2015.

ICMOBT 2015 - Abstract deadline reminder!

This is just a reminder that the deadline for submitting your abstract to the ICMOBT Conference is now only a month away.
Submit your abstract NOW!

Oral and poster abstracts are invited on the following topics and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system by 26 June 2015. For a more detailed list of topics, please check the conference website.

1. Biological Materials
2. Biomaterials
3. Bioinspired Materials

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RSS- -Cost-Efficient Open Source Desktop Size Radial Stretching System With Force Sensor

The rapid and efficient development of soft active materials requires readily available, compact testing equipment. We propose a desktop-sized, cost-efficient, and open source radial stretching system as an alternative to commercially available biaxial and uniaxial stretching devices. It allows for doubling the diameter of an elastomer membrane while measuring the applied force. Our development enables significant cost reduction (<300 €) and increase the availability of equibiaxial deformation measurements for scientific material analysis.

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Available PhD position in material science at LSPM - Paris, france

Multi-Components Refractory Metallic Alloys with a High Mixing Entropy: Formulation, Microstructural Evolution and Behavior under large Deformation

Fracture Symposium at the SES Annual Technical Conference

Dear Colleagues:

We are pleased to announce a mini-symposium on Fracture Mechanics at the 52nd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, to be held at the Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, October 26-28, 2015.

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Faculty Positions in School of Mechanics and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University(西南交通大学力学与工程学院), Chengdu, China

School of Mechanics and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University (西南交通大学力学与工程学院) has always paid great attention to the development of its faculty group. We are actively recruiting talents in all fields of mechanics, including (in order of priority) Fluid Mechanics,Dynamics and Control,Solid Mechanics and other related fields.

1. A Ph.D. in Mechanics, Material, Mechanical Engineering or related field.
2. A good record of publications.
3. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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2015 IIMEC Summer School on Advanced Material Systems: Experimentation and Modeling

On behalf of the International Institute for Multifunctional Materials for Energy Conversion (IIMEC) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, we would like to announce a summer school on Advanced Material Systems: Experimentation and Modeling. The summer school will be held from July 13–18, 2015 on the Aristotle University campus in Thessaloniki, Greece. 

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A modified two-mode phase-field crystal model applied to face-centered cubic and body-centered cubic orderings

In this work, we present a modified two-mode phase-field crystal (PFC) model for nano-structural evolution of materials. The model is used to study both the face-centered cubic (FCC) and body-centered cubic (BCC) orderings, as well as the solid–liquid coexisting phenomenon. This two-mode PFC model incorporates three parameters in its formulation and damps out the dynamics of the system, except near the first two critical wavelengths.


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