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Title Seeking a motivated Ph.D. student
Employer/Location: The Center of Natural Resources at New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ, USA

The Center for Natural Resources led by Professor Michel Boufadel is seeking highly motivated Ph.D. students in the general area of fluid dynamics to conduct research related to the behavior of oil and water at various scales (microns to meters).  The work would be mostly numerical, but some experimental work would be needed. The research applies to the oil spills, such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Positions available on soft matter tribology


we have two open postdoc positions on soft matter tribology at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in the beautiful Lecce, Italy (Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies, CBN, The activities will be performed in strict collaboration with the University of Salento, located in the same city, as well as with an international industrial partner. The positions are for 1 year, renewable up to three.

Yonggang Huang's picture

Journal of Applied Mechanics continues to be a very fast journal

Journal of Applied Mechanics (JAM) continues to be a very fast journal.  Among all papers submitted in 2017, the average time from submission to the final decision (i.e., reject or accept) is less than 16 days.  These include the time for review and the time for authors' revisions (if needed).

CWRU-Faculty Position in Controls for Aerospace and Cyber Physical Systems

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at Case Western Reserve University is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track position in the area of controls, with an anticipated starting date of August 1, 2019 or thereafter. The position will be at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, although appointment to Full Professor may be considered for candidates with an excellent track record in scholarship and education, recognition from the research community, and the promise of continued distinction.

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On stickiness criteria for multiscale random rough contacts

We have just submitted a paper which solves a problem that I have been struggling to solve for many years.

Any comments are welcome to improve, while the paper goes the standard review process in the journal we submitted it.


Postdoctoral/Research Associate Positions at Khalifa University, Masdar Institute in collaboration with MIT and Harvard Medical School

Advanced Materials and 3D Printing Lab (AM3DP) at Khalifa University, Masdar invites applications for Postdoctoral and Research Associate positions to work on a multi-disciplinary collaborative project. Successful candidate(s) will work at AM3DP lab and will be based in the Mechanical Engineering department at Masdar. These positions warrant regular communication with the international collaborative team: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Medical School.

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Strain Hardening Cementitious Composite (SHCC) layer for crack width control in reinforced concrete

Dear all,

Our group has recently performed a study on using ductile concrete, so called SHCC, as a surface layer in reinforced concrete structures in order to control the crack width. This will enable engineers to reduce the amount of reinforcement needed for crack control by using an advanced concrete type only where it is needed, thereby limiting the costs.

Doctorate PhD position on Discrete Element Modellind DEM / Computational FLuid Dynamics CFD on powder materials J44: Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher - PhD Scholarship in Heat Generation and Transfer of Reactive Granular Materials (Full-time for 36 months)

Location: Johnson Matthey Technology Centre Chilton, Billingham, TS23 1LB, UK  

Wenbin Yu's picture

Register for AIAA’s 25 October DirectTech Webinar

Mechanics of Structure Genome 

25 October | 1300–1430 hrs EDT

Postdoc in Solid Mechanics at Brown University

The Brown/General Motors Collaborative research laboratory in computational materials research has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate.

If you have a gmail or google account you can upload application materials here

If you cannot use the form you can email a CV, and names and email addresses of two references to

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Konstantin Volokh's picture

An explanation of the drag reduction via polymer solute

The remarkable phenomenon of the drag reduction via addition of small amounts of polymer molecules to a Newtonian solvent was observed experimentally long ago. However, the theoretical explanations of this observation are not overwhelming yet. In this note, we present a possible theoretical account of the phenomenon. It is based on the use of the Navier–Stokes model with viscous strength for the solvent and the upper-convected Maxwell model for the polymer solute.

WaiChing Sun's picture

Slides for WCCM 2018 Workshop on funding opportunity for computational mechanics

Dear colleagues, 

I have been just notified that the slides of the talks given by program managers on funding opportunity in WCCM New York have been posted in the official website of WCCM New York. You can download the slides from the following URL:

Thank you again for your support to WCCM New York. 

Problem with MPC subroutine to implement proportional loading (i.e. stress ratios constant) with *ORIENTATION feature in ABAQUS.

I am using an MPC subroutine to implement proportional loading on a cubic RVE. This subroutine serves the purpose of keeping stress ratios constant (<0.8% error) if I don't use *Orientation. But once I add  *Orientation feature in the input file, the subroutine fails to keep stress ratios constant (>23% error). 

Note: I am defining the material orientation triad along the triad of cubic RVE.

Post-Doctoral Position – Thermal Transport in Crystalline Solids

The Materials Theory Group at the School of Materials Engineering of Purdue University has a post-doctoral opening in the area of physics of thermal transport in crystalline solids. The postdoc will use Boltzmann Transport Equation (BTE) approach to investigate the phonon and electron thermal transport in crystalline solids with lattice defects. A solid state physics background is highly desired for this position but applicants with a strong, closely related theory background from materials science or other engineering disciplines will be considered. The ideal candidate is one who is strongly interested in the fundamental theoretical concepts related to thermal transport and related computational modeling, and must have excellent programming skills in Fortran and/or C++. For inquiry please send an email to Professor Anter El-Azab ( The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates can send a curriculum vita with list of publications, a one-page or less statement of research interests and the names of at least two references, with their email addresses and telephone numbers to the provided email. The Materials Theory Group performs theoretical and computational research in the areas of mesoscale plasticity and dislocation dynamics, radiation effects in materials, microstructure evolution, phase field method development, phonon and electron thermal transport in crystalline solids, and computational methods for materials science and mechanics. The group has over ten graduate students and postdocs, with a wide range of collaborations.
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Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All qualified individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Wei Hong's picture

Multiple Faculty Positions at SUSTech

Faculty Positions in Interdisciplinary Mechanics 

Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering 

Southern University of Science and Technology

Phanish Suryanarayana's picture

Postdoctoral positions at Georgia Institute of Technology

There are two openings for the position of post-doctoral scholar starting immediately for the US Department of Energy (DOE) Computational Chemical Sciences (CCS) project titled “SPARC-X: Quantum simulations at extreme scale — reactive dynamics from first principles” at Georgia Institute of Technology. This is a four year interdisciplinary research project being led by Phanish Suryanarayana, Andrew J Medford, Edmond Chow, and Polo Chau in collaboration with John E Pask (LLNL).

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Faculty Positions at ETH Zurich

The Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zürich invites applications for professorial faculty positions of all ranks and in all areas of Mechanical and Process Engineering.

2019 EMI International Conference at INSA of Lyon, France – Call for Mini-Symposia Proposals

The Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE, EMI, is pleased to announce its 2019 EMI International Conference to be held on July 3-5, 2019at INSA of Lyon, Villeurbanne, France. The conference will be chaired by Prof. Ali Daouadji (INSA of Lyon) and will be a forum to present the newest findings and to depict the future development of Engineering Mechanics and Mechanical Sciences, understood in the broadest sense.

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Faculty Opening in Cornell University Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University seeks candidates for tenure-track faculty positions. Of particular interest are candidates in the areas of Solid Mechanics and Materials, Fluid and Thermal Sciences, Haptics, and Design, although applications aligned with any of the School’s strategic disciplines/applications will be considered. 

Early Stage Researcher: PhD/Research Engineer Vacancy - Biomechanics - Luxembourg

Synopsys NE Ltd ( invites applications for an Early Stage Researcher position (Doctoral Candidate) as part of the Rapid Biomechanics and Simulation for Personalized Clinical Design (RAINBOW) MCSA European Training Network. RAINBOW is funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

Early Stage Researcher: PhD/Research Engineer Vacancy - Biomechanics

Synopsys NE Ltd ( invites applications for an Early Stage Researcher position (Doctoral Candidate) as part of the Rapid Biomechanics and Simulation for Personalized Clinical Design (RAINBOW) MCSA European Training Network. RAINBOW is funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.


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