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Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position – Laminated Composite Fatigue Prediction and Uncertainty Quantification

<p>Applications are sought for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position in the Aerospace Engineering Department at San Diego State University, San Diego, CA to work on development of numerical methods for multiscale modelling and uncertainty quantification of fatigue damage and life prediction in fibre reinforced polymer matrix laminated composites. The position is for a period of six months, with possibility for annual renewal for up to two year. The position is available for an immediate start.

Job Opening - Stanford EE Dept - Faculty Position

The Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor) in the broadly defined field of electrical and computer engineering. The department is especially interested in candidates in computer architecture, embedded systems, autonomous systems, and energy systems.

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Acta Mechanica Sinica (Volume 31, Issue 4, 2015 ) is online now !

Dear everyone!

The fourth issue in 2015 (Volume 31, Issue 4) of Acta Mechanica Sinica (AMS) is online now, including special issue articles on 30th anniversary .

Welcome to this SCI-indexed journal for rapid publication of your exciting results.


A PhD student position on wave propagation analyses and inverse problems.

A PhD student position is available in Department of Civil Engineering, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC from Spring 2015.

PhD Research Topics: mathematical/numerical modeling in the following areas:

- Structural dynamics and wave propagation analyses

- Inverse problems in science and engineering 

 For more information, contact:

 Jeong at cua dot edu 


Chanseok Jeong, PhD., Assistant Professor,

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PhD scholarship in experimental and modelling study of the composite pultrusion process for manufacturing of pre-fabricated elements for wind turbine blades

The Section for Composites and Materials Mechanics, DTU Wind Energy, is seeking a PhD student for an experimental and modelling study of the composite pultrusion process for manufacturing of pre-fabricated elements for wind turbine blades. The PhD scholarship is part of the OPTI_MADE_BLADE project funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark. The project targets the development of design and manufacturing solutions for large (>70m) offshore wind turbine blades.

 In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:

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The surface-forming energy release rate based fracture criterion for elastic-plastic crack propagation and interpretation on paradox of Rice

The J-integral based criterion is widely used in elastic-plastic fracture mechanics. However, it is not rigorously applicable when plastic unloading appears during crack propagation. One difficulty is that the energy density with plastic unloading in the J-integral cannot be defined unambiguously.

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PhD position at Polytechnique Montréal on the mechanics of biosourced composites


Biosourced composites and polymers for tommorow’s structural applications

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Computational Inverse Problems and Optimization at Duke University

Postdoctoral Research Position in Computational Inverse Problems and Optimization Candidate sought for working on PDE-constrained optimization techniques for inverse problems. The candidate is expected to have a strong background in computation, solid mechanics, and optimization. In addition, the position requires prior experience with inverse problems, numerical optimization, and an object-oriented programming language either through coursework or research. This is a valuable opportunity to work with an active, multidisciplinary research group on important biomedical inverse problems.

Faculty Positions at Duke University

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University invite applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in one or more of the areas of: (1) optimization, design, control, and decision making under uncertainty; (2) coupled-field problems in geo-mechanics with application to energy production, energy storage, hazardous waste storage/disposal, and environmental protection; (3) new or emerging materials with application to renewable energy; and (4) computational science and engineering with impact on societally-relevant problems and the

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Predicting fracture energies and crack-tip fields of soft tough materials

Soft materials including elastomers and gels are pervasive in biological systems and technological applications. Whereas it is known that intrinsic fracture energies of soft materials are relatively low, how the intrinsic fracture energy cooperates with mechanical dissipation in process zone to give high fracture toughness of soft materials is not well understood. In addition, it is still challenging to predict fracture energies and crack-tip strain fields of soft tough materials.

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Journal Club Theme of September 2015: Kinematics of Crystal Elasto-Plasticity: F=FeFp

This month’s blog focuses on one of the most common kinematic assumptions in the continuum mechanics of finite elasto-plasticity: the multiplicative decomposition .

Ph.D. Position in Computational Mechanics

A fully-funded Ph.D. position is available with a start date of Spring 2016 or Fall 2016 at the Computational Biomechanics and Solid Mechanics Laboratory ( at Villanova University which is located in the greater Philadelphia area (

A postdoc position in crystal resonator modelling and experiment

A postdoc position is available in the Department of Engineering Technology, University of North Texas-Denton in the fields of crystal resonator modeling and experiment. Candidates should have a PHD degree in engineering mechanics, mechanical engineering or electrical engineering and should have some experiences in the following:

(1) In-depth understanding of piezoelectric theory and crystal resonators,

(2) Proven publication record on crystal resonator modelling or experiment,

(3) Fundamental knowledge on tensor analysis and transformation,

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Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) lab at TU Delft

After several years of research in the area of additive manufacturing, biofabrication, and additively manufactured biomaterials and implants, I finally put up the first version of the website of my lab. I will gradually improve the website, but there is already links to all publications coming out of my lab in the general area of AM.


Postdoctoral Position in the general area of Computational Mechanics

Postdoctoral Position in the general area of Computational Mechanics

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A strong background in Continuum Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials is required.

A strong interest in C++ and Python programming for large-scale simulation is required, regardless of previous experience.

Interested candidates should contact

Raul Radovitzky (

Advanced Mechanics of Materials now Online

Dear Colleagues
The condensed version of Advanced Mechanics of Materials book in now posted on my web page for you to review. You can go directly to it using this link. I welcome comments, suggestions, and corrections.

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Two Ph.D. positions in multifunctional surfaces

Please find details in the attached document.

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Modulating crack propagation in a multilayer stack with a super-layer

Quantitative characterization of interface adhesion and fracture properties of thin film materials is of fundamental and technological interests in modern technologies. Sandwich beam specimens used in fracture mechanics techniques, such as four-point bending and double-cantilever beam have been widely adopted, including the semiconductor industry.

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Constructive and Destructive Interplay between Piezoelectricity and Flexoelectricity in Flexural Sensors and Actuators

Flexoelectricity is an electromechanical effect coupling polarization to strain gradients. It fundamentally differs from piezoelectricity because of its size-dependence and symmetry. Flexoelectricity is generally perceived as a small effect noticeable only at the nanoscale. Since ferroelectric ceramics have a particularly high flexoelectric coefficient, however, it may play a significant role as piezoelectric transducers shrink to the sub-micrometer scale.

Open University of Turkish Aeronautical Association (UTAA) faculty positions in Engineering (Mechanical, Mechatronics, Computer, Industrial, Electronics, Aeronautical and Astronautical)

The Department of Engineering at UTAA ( invites applications for a faculty appointment at the senior and junior level. UTAA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from all nations, members of minority groups, individuals with disabilities, etc. If you have any queries, please contact Dr. Ferhat Kadioglu (



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