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Postdoc position in Paris on generalized continua modelling and experiments

A postdoctoral fellowship is available at Paris Institute of Technology (ParisTech) to work on generalized continua modeling.

The aim of this project is to probe the pertinence of generalized continua models by maximizing the non-standard effects of such models. It consists in a holistic approach including experimental, computational and modelling work. This project, funded by CNRS and Arts et Métiers-ParisTech, through F2M (Fédération Francilienne de Mécanique), is a collaboration between several laboratories in the Paris region. See the file attached for more details. Can molecules make music? is a crowdfunding site for research (a Kickstarter for science!).

Open to all, a target amount for a project is set, and funds are raised through small individual donations. The success is based on how many people like your idea. It's kind of a fun/alternative idea to traditional grant sources! If you have an interesting idea, I recommend it.

Two PhD positions are available at Iowa State University

Two PhD positions are available at
Iowa State University to perform work on federally funded projects on phase-field
modeling of stress-induced phase transformations, surface-induced phenomena, and interaction between phase transformation

and plasticity using FEM. Positions can be either in Engineering Mechanics program in Aerospace Engineering Department (preferable) or in Mechanical Engineering Department.

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Nonlinear viscosity

The attached notes are written for a course on plasticity.  When I update the posts, I will write a note on my twitter account:  

Measurements of surface stress evolution

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Dear Colleagues,

We recently have reported first measurements of surface stress evolution in a material as a function of uniaxial time dependent deformation and at temperatures upto 100 degree C using a new analytical technology, Nanomechanical Raman Spectroscopy developed in our lab (Interfacial Multiphysics Lab directed by Dr. Vikas Tomar at Purdue).

Postdoc position in AICT of Seoul National University

Applications are invited for the position of postdoctoral fellow in the area of computational biology, biomechanics, biophysics and rheology. A Ph.D. degree with relevant research experience in the following areas will be preferred:

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Postdoc position at Northeastern: Cellular structures, Soft Matter, and Biomimetic materials and structures

A postdoctoral fellow position at Northeastern University is available immediately, focused on the analysis of the nonlinear behavior of soft matter using computational mechanics and the development and analysis of active cellular structures, and biomimetic materials. The research will be carried out at the High Performance Materials and Structures Laboratory (

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering at Villanova University (in Philadelphia)

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Villanova University has an opening for a tenure-track position in the area of advanced manufacturing.  We are seeking to hire an outstanding individual with strong fundamentals.  Areas of interest include small-scale manufacturing, additive manufacturing, and advanced materials design, synthesis, and processing.  The primary responsibilities are to develop a vibrant research program and to teach undergraduate and graduate courses.   Required are a Ph.D.

Two PhD Positions available


Multiscale material design group  in SUNY at StonyBrook is looking for two qualified candidates pursuing PhD degree starting Winter 2015  or Fall 2015.

One position is on multi-scale simulations ( first principles, MD, FEA) and conducting experiments on compoistes materials

One position is  on developing new ultrasonic method for nondestructive evaluation for simulations and tests on navel composites materials

Phase Field Simulation of Precipitation in a Binary Alloy

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Hello Everybody,


3 year Ph.D. Fellowship Positions Available at University of Connecticut

Fellowship Positions are available for U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents who have completed a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Civil Engineering or a related field and wish to pursue Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from Spring 2015 (preferred) or Fall 2015. Three-year stipends with up to $32,000 per year will be provided depending on a student’s financial need. A full tuition waiver and health benefits are also included.

Transversely Isotropic Viscoelastic Material

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I am looking for a viscoelastic model for transversely isotropic materials with applications in geomechanics. I also look for the material properties and viscoelastic coefficients for one or two TIV material. Can any one help me? 

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position with a start date of September 1, 2015 or thereafter.   The department is conducting a search for exceptional candidates with a strong background in any discipline related to Aerospace Engineering, broadly defined.   We are seeking highly qualified candidates with a commitment to research and education.   Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, advising students, and conducting research.

Probing the intermediate states between rolling-up and wrinkling thin films

Self-positioned nanomembranes such as rolled-up tubes and wrinkled thin films have been potential systems for a variety of applications and basic studies on elastic properties of nanometer-thick systems. Although there is a clear driving force towards elastic energy minimization in each system, the exploration of intermediate states where specific characteristics could be chosen by a slight modification of a processing parameter had not been experimentally realized.

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Is anyone familiar with the use of yield strength in creep zone?

I was going through some literature on AUSC steam turbine (operating temperature 700 deg C). In many of the papers i have seen that 400 MPa yield strength at operating temperature was used as material selection criteria for turbine rotor. At the same time some people are using Alloy 617 for same application, for which creep rupture is quite high (around 137MPa at 700 deg C) at operating temperature but yield strength is around 200 MPa.

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Two Ph.D. positions available at University of Houston

Two Ph.D. positions in the general area of mechanics are currently available in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Houston.

Applicants should possess an MS degree in civil, mechanical, or other related engineering field at the time of enrollment at University of Houston. A strong background in continuum mechanics is required.

Call for Abstracts; EMI 2015 Stanford

Dear colleagues,

I invite you to submit an abstract to the following minisymposium: Modeling and Characterization of Nanocomposites and Molecular Heterostructures as part of the Engineering Mechanics Institute annual conference at Stanford University.


Best Regards,

Steven Cranford

Northeastern University


MS 12: Modeling and Characterization of Nanocomposites and Molecular Heterostructures

Survey of Computing Platforms for Engineering Simulation

How many organisations are using Cloud Computing? Is the use of High Performance Technical Computing in engineering simulation set to grow in the next 5 years? Will Tablet PCs be powerful enough to run my application? What do my peers think?

These are typical questions asked by the engineering simulation community. Wouldn't it be great if we could take a snapshot of the type of computing platform we're using today and also predict where we will be in the next 5 years? 

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Research Fellow at National University of Singapore

One Research Fellow: To design, fabricate and test endovascular stents

Job requirements:

Cracks found at reactor at Hunterston B nuclear power station

Perhaps some of those on this site have seen the news article on the BBC website yesterday about cracks appearing in the reactor at the Hunterston B nuclear power station. As the article states, cracking in the graphite bricks is predicted and the regulators are happy that the reactor is safe to operate.

8th International Congress of Croatian Society of Mechanics – Abstract Submission Deadline Approaching

For the 8th time, Croatian Society of Mechanics is organizing its international congress, which will be this time held in Opatija, Croatia, from 29 September to 2 October 2015. International Congress of the Croatian Society of Mechanics is triennial meeting established for the mutual exchange of scientific and technical information in the domain of Mechanics with a focus not only to the Central Europe but also beyond this region.


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