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Postdoc position available at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Purpose: Under general supervision, the postdoctoral research associate will be conducting research specifically in battery manufacturing R&D to lower cost, raise energy density, increase production yield, and address manufacturing bottlenecks. This incumbent will work in close collaboration with other researchers involved with ORNLs applied energy storage program. This position resides in the Department of Energy (DOE) Battery Manufacturing Facility and the Manufacturing Systems Research Group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Kun Zhou's picture

Multiple postdoctoral research positions at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Enthusiastic and highly motivated postdoctoral scientists are sought to work on the following topics at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  

1. Nanostructured membranes for water purification.

2. Solar cells based on graphene-semiconductor heterojunction

3. Wear and contact fatigue

4. 3D printing.

The candidates should have rich experiences in relevant research areas, good publication records and excellent writing skills.

Lihua Jin's picture

Ridge localizations and networks in thin films compressed by incremental release of large equi-biaxial substrate pre-stretch

Atsushi Takei, Lihua Jin, John W Hutchinson, Hiroyuki Fujita, Ridge localizations and networks in thin films compressed by incremental release of large equi-biaxial substrate pre-stretch, Advanced Materials, 2014, 26 (24): 4061-4067.

Marc-Andre Keip's picture

PhD Position in Computational Mechanics at the University of Stuttgart

At the Junior Research Group on Computational Micromechanics and Material Design at the
University of Stuttgart, Institute of Applied Mechanics, Chair of Material Theory, a

PhD position

is to be filled as soon as possible. The position is funded by the German Research Foundation
(DFG) in the framework of the Cluster of Excellence on Simulation Technology and initially
limited to the duration of three years (salary according to E 13 TV-L).

Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering

The University of West Florida (UWF) is establishing a new undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering (ME) to tentatively start in fall 2016. UWF invites experienced applicants in the ME or related fields for a faculty position at the Associate Professor level starting fall 2015 (Position # 122040). The successful candidate will work with the chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, the college dean and the Provost Office to set the foundations of the new program and work out the details of its curriculum.

Assistant or Associate Profesor in Computational Materials Science at the University of Wyoming

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of computational materials science, with an emphasis on multi-scale modeling, including atomistic and molecular scale modeling. Special consideration will be given to applicants with expertise in energy-, bio- or high-temperature materials.

Meredith N. Silberstein's picture

Biomechanics Tenure Track Position in Cornell MAE

We are recruiting applicants for a tenure track position at Cornell University in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the field of Biomechanics. Areas of particular interest include spine biomechanics/ kinematics, cell and tissue engineering and cell and tissue mechanics. Biomechanics faculty at the School have opportunities to take part in the Cornell-Hospital for Special Surgery Institute for Orthopaedic Biomechanics as well as other research centers/facilities on the Ithaca campus and the newly founded Cornell NYC Tech campus in New York City. 

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Part II of Professor Christensen's paper on failure mechanics is published in JAM

Failure Mechanics—Part II: The Central and Decisive Role

of Graphene in Defining the Elastic and Failure Properties

for all Isotropic Materials


Continuing from Part I (Christensen, 2014, “Failure Mechanics—Part I: The Coordination

Between Elasticity Theory and Failure Theory for all Isotropic Materials,” ASME J.

Appl. Mech., 81(8), p. 081001), the relationship between elastic energy and failure specification

is further developed. Part I established the coordination of failure theory with

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Invitation to submit abstracts for MS54 in EMI 2015 (Stanford)

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to the following minisymposium taking place as part of the EMI conference in Stanford (June 16-19, 2015)

MS 54: Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Fracture and Fragmentation Processes

Ahmed Elbanna*, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
Glaucio Paulino, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA

Howon Lee's picture

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

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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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