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PhD Studentship at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,UK in the Area of Peridynamics

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship on PERIDYNAMIC MODELLING in the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering at the University of Strathclyde under the supervision of Dr Julia Race and Dr Selda Oterkus.


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Polymer constitutive modelling: Formulation and computational aspects

  • This work formulates an elasto-viscoplastic model at finite strains.
  • A particularly efficient numerical integration algorithm is presented.
  • A closed-form analytical expression is derived for the consistent tangent operator.
  • The non-linear behaviour of polymers is captured in the numerical examples.
  • Quadratic rate of convergence is successfully achieved.
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Computational Biomechanics of a Subject-specific Brain: Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University

A Postdoctoral Fellowship is available at The Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering, in the area of Computational Brain Biomechanics under accelerative conditions. The goals include modeling the dynamic response of the brain and modeling subject-to-subject variability. The approach will develop computational head model using finite element method, considering advanced mathematical and computational techniques and up-to-date mechanics-based understanding of the brain biomechanics.

Mechanics, Education and Research Universities: Perspectives for the 21st Century

A Symposium to celebrate Choon Fong Shih on the occasion of his 70th birthday

Group photo I, Group photo II

11 May 2016, 5pm-7pm.  Reception at the Harvard Faculty Club (20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138)

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PhD and Postdoc Fellowships in Rock Mechanics at Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris France

The Rock Mechanics group at the laboratoire de Géologie of Ecole Normale Supérieure, in Paris France, is opening the following three positions:

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Geometry and mechanics of thin growing bilayers

Matteo Pezzulla, Gabriel P. Smith, Paola Nardinocchi, and Douglas P. Holmes, Soft Matter, 12, 4435-4442, (2016).


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New 2016 PhD call at IMT Lucca on cyberphysical systems and computational mechanics

The International 2016 call for PhD applications at IMT Lucca (Italy) is now open!


Applicants may apply online at:


For people interested in computational mechanics, please select the CSSE Track and specify MUSAM as the research unit to be enrolled in.


Postdoc position - wave dynamics/metamaterials

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow in the fields of mechanical engineering for a duration of 12 months in the wave dynamic lab ( at Beijing Institute of Technology in China. Any candidates with strong experience in wave dynamics of periodic structures, metamaterials and soft structures are welcome. Gross salary 30,000USD annually. 

PhD Position in experimental and theoretical damage mechanics

A fully funded PhD position for Fall 2016/ Spring 2017 is available in the area of experimental and computational damage mechanics at North Dakota State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Candidates are expected to (preferably) have a Master’s degree in Civil (Structures), mechanical, material science or any relevant engineering discipline with strong interest in mechanics, numerical methods, experimental techniques and programming.

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Business development and customer application engineer in digital image correlation at MatchID

A permanent position at MatchID - Metrology beyond colors- is open with a focus on digital image correlation, material identification and model validation.

 As a business development engineer you

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Two postdocs and two PhDs at UC San Diego and Cardiff University (UK)

Applications are sought for one Post-Doctoral Researcher at University of California, San Diego (USA) and one Post-Doctoral Researcher at Cardiff University (UK) and two PhDs (Cardiff) to join a very active cross-continental M2DO research lab. The primary research focus is to develop topology optimization for multiscale and multiphysics problems optimizing materials and structures. The research members are required to travel between US and UK regardless of their bases.  

Postdoctoral Associate

The University of Notre Dame, Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials (C-SWARM), is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the postdoctoral associate position in the area of computational mechanics/physics with emphasis on chemically reactive solids. C-SWARM is center of excellence established by National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) whose primary focus is on the emerging field of predictive science.

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A new review article on stretchable and reconfigurable electronics

Muhammad Hussain leads a dynamic group at KAUST working on the development of stretchable and reconfigurable electronics.  He came to the field with a background of semiconductors.  Last year he gave an Applied Mechanics Colloquium at Harvard.  Students and faculty were all deeply impressed by the creativity and range of his work.

PhD studentship available at Imperial College London –UK students only

Applicants are invited for a 4-year PhD position within the Mechanical Engineering Department to start Oct 2016.

The project will be focused on computational modelling of particulate composites for the defence sector, dealing with non-linear materials and developing interfacial models. The project is fully funded (includes bursary and fees) by an ESPRC CASE award and the student will be expected to spend a portion of the studentship with the industrial collaborators.

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Research position (E 13 TV – TU Darmstadt), Doctoral Candidate

Research position (E 13 TV – TU Darmstadt), Doctoral Candidate

The Mechanics of functional materials Division is offering a position for a Doctoral candiate starting as soon as possible. The position is scheduled for three years.

Tasks and opportunities

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Funded PhD studentship: Modelling of Fibroblast Mechanobiology

Supervisor: PN Watton, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield.

Co-supervisors: Prof Ray Ogden, School of Mathematics and Statistics & Dr Huabing Yin, Bioengineering, University of Glasgow

We are seeking applications from motivated mathematics, science or engineering graduates with strong mathematical/computational modelling skills interested in studying for a Ph.D. in an exciting interdisciplinary environment.

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Intrinsic stress mitigation via elastic softening during two-step electrochemical lithiation of amorphous silicon

Zheng Jia, Teng Li, Intrinsic stress mitigation via elastic softening during two-step electrochemical lithiation of amorphous silicon, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 91, 278–290, (2016) (DOI:10.1016/j.jmps.2016.03.014)



Harnessing atomistic simulations to predict the rate at which dislocations overcome obstacles

Predicting the rate at which dislocations overcome obstacles is key to understanding the microscopic features that govern the plastic flow of modern alloys. In this spirit, the current manuscript examines the rate at which an edge dislocation overcomes an obstacle in aluminum. Predictions were made using different popular variants of Harmonic Transition State Theory (HTST) and compared to those of direct Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations. The HTST predictions were found to be grossly inaccurate due to the large entropy barrier associated with the dislocation–obstacle interaction.

2016 Melosh Medal Winner and Finalists

The 2016 winner of the Robert J. Melosh Medal is Maruti Kumar Munuduru, with the paper “Structure-Preserving Finite Element Formulations for Advective-Diffusive-Reactive Systems.” Maruti earned a Ph.D. Degree from the University of Houston, and is currently a post-doctoral appointee at Los Alamos National Laboratory.


The other five finalists in the competition were (in alphabetical order):

Miguel Arriaga (Columbia University) “Stability Analysis of Metals Capturing Brittle and Ductile Fracture through a Phase Field Method and Shear Band Localization”

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Quantifying dislocation microstructure evolution and cyclic hardening in fatigued face-centered cubic single crystals

Discrete dislocation dynamics simulations were performed to investigate the dislocation microstructure evolution and cyclic hardening during the early stages of fatigue loading in nickel single crystals. The effects of the crystal size and initial dislocation densities on both the mechanical response and the evolution of dislocation microstructure were quantified.

positions available for PhD students, visiting students, or visiting scholars

We have PhD student positions available who are interested in soft tissue biomechanics of the brain. Work will involve developing sophysticated, yet efficient computational models of the human brain to study the mechanisms of brain injury. This work is supported by NIH grants.

In addition, we have openings for visiting students or visiting scholars who have their own funding to stay in the lab. 

Interested applicants please contact: Songbai.Ji [at]


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