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Joint PhD position (UNIBS/ND) on energy storage materials

The Multiscale Mechanics and Multiphysics of Materials Lab ( at the School of Engineering at the University of Brescia, Italy announces a joint PhD fellowship between the Universities of Brescia (Italy) and Notre Dame (USA) on the subject of  Co-designed modeling and experimental investigations on electrodes modified with lithiated organic ligands. The student, who must have graduated in a non-Italian institution, will be co-advised by Prof. A. Salvadori (UNIBS) and J. Schaefer (ND).

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Postdoc on mechanical challenges in energy conversion technologies


We are looking for a new postdoc to work on mechanical challenges in energy conversation technologies.

If you are interested you can take a closer look at the job description here:

Best regards 

Henrik Lund Frandsen 

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Effects of specimen size and yttria concentration on mechanical properties of single crystalline yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia nanopillars

The nanoscale plastic deformation of yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia (YSTZ) is highly dependent on the crystallographic orientations, i.e., dislocation is induced when the loading direction is 45° tilted to {111} and {101} slip planes, while tetragonal to monoclinic phase transformation dominates the plastic deformation when loading direction is perpendicular to the slip planes.

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GRA (PhD student) positions on two NSF projects at Georgia Tech

Greetings - I am seeking two self-motivated PhD students for two separate NSF projects:

Project 1 is on nonlinear nonconservative dynamics of fiber-based flexible piezoelectric composites for complex 3D deformations (involves theory and experiments)

keywords: vibration, piezoelectricity, nonlinear, dissipation, plates, actuation

(a co-PI and another student will be on the fluid dynamics side of the multiphysics problem, involves strong collaboration)

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Computing Singularly Perturbed Differential Equations

Sabyasachi Chatterjee, Amit Acharya, Zvi Artstein

A computational tool for coarse-graining nonlinear systems of ordinary differential equations in time is discussed. Three illustrative model examples are worked out that demonstrate the range of capability of the method. This includes the averaging of Hamiltonian as well as dissipative microscopic dynamics whose ‘slow’ variables, defined in a precise sense, can often display mixed slow-fast response as in relaxation oscillations, and dependence on initial conditions of the fast variables. Also covered is the case where the quasi-static assumption in solid mechanics is violated. The computational tool is demonstrated to capture all of these behaviors in an accurate and robust manner, with significant savings in time. A practically useful strategy for initializing short bursts of microscopic runs for the accurate computation of the evolution of slow variables is also developed.

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Postdoc position in mechanics of metamaterials at the University of Minnesota

A postdoc position in the area of mechanics of metamaterials is available in the group of Prof. Stefano Gonella ( at the University of Minnesota. This exciting opportunity is in the context of a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded interdisciplinary project whose main objective is to investigate the behavior of innovative topological metamaterials with asymmetric wave transport capabilities.

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PhD position in Multiscale Structural Optimization at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

We are looking for a motivated PhD student in the area of structural optimization and additive manufacturing. Applicants with background in the area of solid mechanics/ computational mechanics/ structural optimization/ additive manufacturing will be preferred.

Please send your application (including CV and representative publications) to

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PhD Scholarship Available, UNSW Sydney, High Entropy Alloys

This opportunity is for a PhD scholarship for up to two students commencing in 2018 which includes an annual stipend of AUD$ 40k tax free, a UNSW tuition fee scholarship for international students (~AUD$ 38k p.a.), and additional AUD$ 10k p.a. for career development and conference travel. The project duration is four years.

A PHD position available in University of North Texas

A Three-year PHD position is available immediately in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, University of North Texas-Denton in the fields of piezoelectric gas sensor.

Candidates should have a Bachelor/Master's degree in mechanical engineering, Solid Mechanics,  Electrical engineering or Chemical engineering with good academic standing and should have at least one of the experience in the following:

(1) Piezoelectric sensor device modelling and experiment

(2) MEMS device fabrication

(3) Gas sensor development

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Open challenges in the phase field approach to fracture mechanics

Open challenges in the phase field approach to fracture mechanics

Minisymposium organized by Marco Paggi and José Reinoso at the World Congress in Computational Mechanics WCCM 2018 in New York, USA:


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Geometrically nonlinear microstructured materials for mechanical wave tailoring

Geometrically nonlinear microstructured materials for mechanical wave tailoring

Nicholas Boechler, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington 

2017 Stephen P. Timoshenko Medal - Professor Viggo Tvergaard

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Viggo Tvergaard, Professor Emeritus, Technical University of Denmark, as the recipient of the 2017 Timoshenko Medal.

2017 Daniel C. Drucker Medal - Professor David Parks

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor David Parks, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as the recipient of the 2017 Daniel C. Drucker Medal.

2017 Warner T. Koiter Medal – Professor Wei Yang

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Wei Yang, President of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, as the recipient of the 2017 Warner T. Koiter Medal.

2017 Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award - Professor José Andrade

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor José Andrade, George W. Housner Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, as the recipient of the 2017 Thomas J. R. Hughes Young Investigator Award.

2017 Ted Belytschko Appl. Mech. Award – Professor Jiun-Shyan Chen

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Jiun-Shyan Chen, William Prager Chair Professor, University of California, San Diego, as recipient of the 2017 Ted Belytschko Appli

2017 Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award – Professor Richard H. Rand

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Richard H. Rand, Professor of Mathematics and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, as the recipient of the 2017 Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award.

EMI-2018@MIT – CALL FOR MINI-SYMPOSIA NOW OPEN (July to September 15, 2017)

Dear Colleagues,

EMI 2018, the 2018 Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Conference will be held at M.I.T. from May 29 to June 1, 2018.

For this annual prime venue for Engineering Mechanics as a core discipline of science-enabled Civil Engineering, the CALL FOR MINI-SYMPOSIA Proposal Submission is NOW OPEN at:

All you need is:

AMD Newsletter 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached the new 2017 issue of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division Newsletter. Featured highlights include:

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6th International Workshop on Design for Civil and Environmental Engineering

Design means to analyze, compare, manage and connect a large amount of data in order to develop, expand and materialize the starting idea, which was born to solve the initial problem. In this process, the engineer is the bridge of connection between the creative moment and its real implementation.

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PhD position Superalloy hot forging modelling (Mondragon Unibertsitatea)


La simulación numérica es una herramienta clave para la optimización de los procesos de forja y la correcta predicción de las propiedades finales de los componentes forjados. Tanto en el sector Aeronáutico como en el de la energía, entre otros, las aleaciones de base Niquel se utilizan en componentes críticos de alto valor añadido. Las altas prestaciones de estos componentes junto con el elevado coste de la materia prima conllevan a la necesidad de una correcta optimización de los procesos de conformado.

DEADLINE: September 15th, 2017 | AMD/ASME Awards - Call for nominations 2017


REMINDER: The deadline for nominations for the AMD/ASME awards is September 15th, 2017.

Information and details on each of the awards are provided below.


Applied Mechanics Division – Haythornthwaite Foundation Research Initiation Grants 2017

With funding from the Haythornthwaite Foundation, the Executive Committee (EC) of the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of ASME is pleased to announce the establishment of the Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant Program, targeting university faculty engaged in research in theoretical and applied mechanics that are at the beginning of their academic careers. Applicants must hold a tenure‐track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor at a US university on October 1, 2017, and must not be more than 5 years beyond receipt of their doctoral degree at the time the award is made.

Opening for a Senior Computational Mechanics Research Engineer at Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes has an opening for a senior computational mechanics research engineer in The Woodlands, Texas (USA) office as described below. Interested candidates are encouraged to review the posting and apply online on the Baker Hughes careers web site


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