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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 parallel numerical methods. C-SWARM is a center of excellence established by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) whose primary focus is on the emerging field of predictive science.

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Bauschinger effect in nanowires

Intrinsic Bauschinger Effect and Recoverable Plasticity in Pentatwinned Silver Nanowires Tested in Tension

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Rodrigo A. Bernal, Amin Aghaei, Sangjun Lee, Seunghwa Ryu, Kwonnam Sohn, Jiaxing Huang, Wei Cai, and Horacio Espinosa

Seventh International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis - 3 - 6 July, 2016 - Abstract Submissions now open

Engineering failure analysis is a key tool for the improvement of the modern innovation cycle now demands that component design involves a whole-of-life approach, incorporating an awareness of manufacture, safety, reliability, environmental sensitivity and disposal. This has focused attention on the pivotal role of failure analysis as an essential tool to improve equipment availability, help prevent accidents and disasters and to inform the processes of design, manufacture, operation and maintenance of key plant and equipment.

Simpleware Workshop at CMBBE 2015

We're running a workshop at the 13th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE) in Montreal, Canada.

Date: Thursday, September 3rd 2015
Time: 3.25pm-5.30pm
Presenter: Tom Spirka (PhD)

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Open Faculty Positions at the University of Houston: Multiple areas; All ranks; Solid Mechanics/Control Systems


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston (UH) invites applications for an open rank faculty position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level beginning Fall 2016. Successful candidates are expected to establish an internationally recognized dynamic research program in the broad areas of solid mechanics or control systems.


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PhD Position at McGill University in Bioenergy/Biomass

One MSc/PhD position is available for January 2016 for Canadian students or for September 2016 for Internatioanl students in Bioresource Engineering Department of McGill University in a collaboration with the Mechanical Engineering Department. The research direction is on Bioenergy and Biomass, specifically on numerical simulation and experimental testing of the thermal behavior and gasification.  


Required qualifications for the position are:

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PhD Positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago

PhD Positions in the areas of computational mechanics and soft tissue biomechanics are available in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois, Chicago.


a.       The candidates must have already earned (or should soon earn) an M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a closely related field.

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Stick-slip instabilities in sheared granular flow: The role of friction and acoustic vibrations

We propose a theory of shear flow in dense granular materials. A key ingredient of the theory is an effective temperature that determines how the material responds to external driving forces such as shear stresses and vibrations. We show that, within our model, friction between grains produces stick-slip behavior at intermediate shear rates, even if the material is rate-strengthening at larger rates. In addition, externally generated acoustic vibrations alter the stick-slip amplitude, or suppress stick-slip altogether, depending on the pressure and shear rate.

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Mechanical research engineer in Fatigue Analysis of 304L Steel

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EDF Research and Development and EDF Energy are currently developing their new centre: the EDF Energy R&D UK Centre. In addition, EDF R&D and the University of Manchester have created the Modelling and Simulation Centre in 2011. In the scope of the development of nuclear energy in the UK, EDF R&D and EDF Energy Generation wish to take advantage of this new centre in Manchester.


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Strengthening high-stacking-fault-energy metals via parallelogram nanotwins

A variety of questions remain open in the new form of nanotwins in Ni, welcome any comments! 

Visiting Scientist Program at University of Cagliari

The University of Cagliari has launched the Visiting Scientists Programme.

The deadline for application is 10/09/2015

Position and salary grade is set for leading scientists.



Contact: Prof. Michele Brun



Open Stanford faculty position in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor). Applications will be reviewed across all disciplines of mechanical engineering. As part of recent strategic planning, the department has identified special hiring needs and opportunities in controls, robotics, manufacturing, and biomedical engineering.

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Two PhD positions are available immediately in Computational Materials & Mechanics

Two PhD positions are available immediately in the Computational Materials & Mechanics Laboratory at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla),

The project is about multi-phase field modeling of formation and evolution of intermetallics and oxides at high temperatures. 


Candidates should have a master's degree in materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, solid-state physics, or applied mathematics. A background in phase field modeling is desired.

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Urgent - EU PhD student needed: Modelling of the mechanical and electrical response of composite materials

We are looking for a PhD researcher to work at numerical simulations of the electro-mechanical response of nano-reinforced polymers. The position is fully funded including tuition fees and a competitive maintenance/salary (of approximately 3k euros/month), as well as additional benefits for those with a family. The researcher will work towards a PhD in Mechanics of Composites at Imperial College London, Department of Aeronautics, under the supervision of Dr V.L. Tagarielli and Dr S.T. Pinho and in collaboration with several research groups in London and across Europe.

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4 postdoc openings - UC San Diego (US) and Cardiff (UK)

Applications are sought for four Post-Doctoral Research Associates to join a very active research group at Cardiff University, UK (School of Engineering) and the University of California, San Diego, USA (Structural Engineering Department).  Three postdocs will be based at Cardiff and one at UC San Diego, and there will be frequent interactions and travels between.

Postdoctoral opening in bioMEMS at Northwestern University

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the area of bioMEMS. The candidate will interact closely with personnel at the start-up company iNfinitesimal, LLC and collaborators at Northwestern’s Feinberg Medical School.  The position will involve research at the intersection of engineering and biology with an emphasis in device design, fabrication, and system integration toward the development of nano- and micro-technologies for biological applications.



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Postdoc in Soft Tissue Biomechanics and Imaging, University of Pittsburgh

The Laboratory of Ocular Biomechanics at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellow position on multi-scale biomechanics of soft tissues. The project goal is to understand aging and vision. To apply, send TWO representative publications and CV to Ian Sigal, PhD ( More details about the Laboratory of Ocular Biomechanics at Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so early submission is encouraged.

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On the Compatibility Equations of Nonlinear and Linear Elasticity in the Presence of Boundary Conditions

We use Hodge-type orthogonal decompositions for studying the compatibility equations of the displacement gradient and the linear strain with prescribed boundary displacements. We show that the displacement gradient is compatible if and only if for any equilibrated virtual first-Piola Kirchhoff stress tensor field, the virtual work done by the displacement gradient is equal to the virtual work done by the prescribed boundary displacements. This condition is very similar to the classical compatibility equations for the linear strain.


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