A fully funded PhD position is immediately available in the area of multi-scale modeling of geomaterials within the research project "Failure of cohesive geomaterials: bridging the scales - GEOBRIDGE" at Laboratoire Sols, Solides, Structures - Risques (3S-R), Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France.
Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS) is
a new research centre at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. At
ICAMS an interdisciplinary team of scientists from engineering,
materials science, chemistry, physics and mathematics is working on
the development and application of a new generation of simulation
tools for multi-scale materials modelling.
A postdoctoral researcher is required to work on adaptive
anisotropic mesh refinement algorithms for the CEMEF, Center for Material
Forming at MINES ParisTech in Sophia Antipolis, French Riviera, France.
Postdoc and Junior research scientist positions in composite materials and computational solid mechanics at CASSubmitted by Yujie Wei on Tue, 2010-04-27 14:48.
Postdoc and Junior research scientist positions in composite materials (design, synthesis, and/or mechanical analysis) and computational solid mechanics at the Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Candidates for the research scientist position should have hand on experience on synthsis of composite materials. Interested ones please send your resume to Dr. Yujie Wei via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A postdoctoral fellow is sought to study the mechanics of magnesium alloys at the University of Waterloo, Canada, under the guidance of Dr. Worswick and Dr. Gracie. The qualified applicant will have a proven background in computational mechanics, substantiated by publications in international journals. Preference will be given to candidates with experience coding large deformation plasticity models, coding the finite element method and with using fracture mechanics. In addition, experience with high strain rate testing of materials is desirable.
Applications must include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and a list of references. .
The University of New Mexico, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and/or the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is seeking candidates for a post-doctoral position to conduct research in the area of computational geomechanics for a project related to modeling the effect of rock joints on tunnel failure. A start date about June 1, 2010 is anticipated, subject to final budgetary approval. A Ph.D. in mathematics, mechanics or a related field is required. Familiarity with one or more of the following areas is a plus: the material-point method, computational inelasticity, constitutive modeling, the mechanics of rock, or computational failure mechanics.
Applicants are invited for an immediate opening of a postdoctoral
researcher position at Northwestern University. This researcher will work on
a research project on vibration energy harvesting that involves close
collaborations with experimentalist. Candidates should possess an earned
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Physical sciences, Electrical Engineering,
Material Science, or related disciplines. Candidate should have a strong
theoretical background in solid mechanics and previous experience in solving
I am looking for a PhD student (RA) in Mechanical
Engineering to start in Sept. 2010. The topic is in modeling in tribology
(biomimetic surfaces, contact mechanics, adhesion). The initial support (RA) can be
provided via INSIC TAPE grant and other sources. Interested persons should send
their resume to me at nosonovs AT uwm.edu. The admission criteria for the PhD
degree can be found at http://www4.uwm.edu/ceas/current_students/graduate_students/index.cfm
A postdoctoral/PhD position in various non-equilibrium problems in solid mechanics is available at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Candidates should have a strong background in physics and/or theoretical mechanics, as well as experience with analytical and computational methods for solving partial differential equations. More details can be found in http://www.weizmann.ac.il/chemphys/bouchbinder/ For information about specific research projects, please send CV, a publications list and a statement of research interests to Dr. Eran Bouchbinder, email@example.com (PhD candidates must have a Master of Science (MSc) degree)
Open PhD position: In Vivo characterization of biological tissues through Magnetic Resonance ImagingSubmitted by Pierre Feissel on Thu, 2010-04-15 07:49.
The identification of the mechanical properties of biological and (in particular human) tissues in in vivo situation is a challenging task, since the measurement of the deformation in the volume of the body is still an open question. The goal of this thesis is to develop a mechanical test for the characterization of muscular tissues where the measurements are based on the coupling of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques and image correlation approaches. The measurements should yield the displacement and strain fields within the bulk of the muscle, hence providing meaningfull information for the identification of the mechanical (heterogeneous) behaviour of the studied tissue. A dedicated numerical approach for the identification is to be developed as well.
The School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is looking for a highly motivated researcher for a three-year Post-doctoral Fellowship in the area of atomistic/molecular dynamics modelling.
The research project is computational based and will focus on the atomistic modelling of lubricant and diamond-like carbon. The work will include molecular dynamics simulations, code programming and publications of research papers. The successful candidate will also have to work closely with scientists from A*STAR.
1. a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering, materials engineering, physics or computational sciences from a reputable university.
A PhD student position is available on nonlinear multiscale modeling of materials for Fall 2010. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP
X. Frank Xu, PhD, Assistant Professor
Dept of Civil, Envir & Ocean
Stevens Institute of Technology
Open position: Senior Researcher in the area of processing of polymer matrix composites at Risø DTU, DenmarkSubmitted by Bent F. Sørensen on Mon, 2010-04-12 06:16.
The Materials Research Division, Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark, is seeking candidates for a Senior Researcher position in the area of processing of polymer matrix composites to develop innovative strategies and to improve current methods of manufacturing polymer matrix composites for the energy and transport sector.
Risø DTU has close collaboration with the leading wind turbine blade manufactures such as LM Glasfiber A/S, Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Siemens Wind Power A/S.
Professor Wing Kam Liu's group at Northwestern University is looking for a postdoc or a research associate who is good at multiscale methods development, nonlinear finite elements, and has good knowledge of plasticity with some knowledge of high performance computing. Interested applicants please contact: email@example.com
The Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics
(http://www.ilsb.tuwien.ac.at ) of Vienna University of Technology in Vienna, Austria, has an opening for a Postdoc in Experimental (Bio)Mechanics for a period of two years.
Please, see http://www.ilsb.tuwien.ac.at/gener/aussch18e2.pdf for details
There is a growing consensus that state of the art finite volume technology requires, and will continue to require too extensive computational resources to provide the necessary resolution, even at the rate that computational power increases. The requirement for high resolution naturally leads us to consider methods that have a higher order of grid convergence than the classical (formal) 2nd order provided by most industrial grade codes. This indicates that higher-order discretization methods will replace at some point the finite volume solvers of today, at least for part of their applications.
Postdoctoral Researcher on Multiscale Modeling of Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Multifunctional CompositesSubmitted by Javier LLorca on Sun, 2010-04-04 11:32.
The research group on ‘Structural Composites’ at IMDEA Materials seeks a Research Associate (Postdoctoral Researcher) for a collaborative European Project in the area of Multiscale Modeling of Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Multifunctional Polymer Composites, The selected candidate will work under the supervision of the project leader to develop detailed multiscale modeling tools (micro and meso levels) to predict electrical conductivity and mechanical properties of CFRP composites reinforced with nanotubes/nanofibers.
Post Doctoral Fellow at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST): Computational MechanicsSubmitted by Dawei Zhang on Sat, 2010-04-03 07:15.
A postdoc position is available in the Composite and Heterogeneous Materials Modeling and Simulation Laboratory (COHMAS) at KAUST. The successful candidate will be engaged in modeling and numerical simulation in nano-reinforced composite materials for applications in close collaboration with the aeronautical industry.
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Johns Hopkins University - April
RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (Computational Biomechanics) (REF: 3096)
· 3 year appointment
· Salary range: Level B $76,356 - $90,674 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
· Closing date: Friday, 7 May 2010
http://www.jobs.uwa.edu.au (look for position ref. 3096 in Academic Vacancies)
The appointee to this position will work with a large research group on a research grant in computational biomechanics of soft tissues (meshless algorithms for soft tissue failure/damage modelling). The intelligent Systems for Medicine Laboratory is one of the world-leading laboratories in computational biomechanics of soft tissues including real-time computations using non-linear finite element algorithms. More information about our research group can be found at http://school.mech.uwa.edu.au/ISML/.
POSTGRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITIES EXIST
IN MECHANICS AND AEROSPACE DESIGN LAB IN UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
We are seeking high calibre Masters and Doctoral students as well as Post Doctoral Fellows to join a very active and dynamic group at the University of Toronto. We are dealing with very exciting projects, including: Nanoengineering, Structural Health Monitoring, Design of Fast UAV (M=0.85), Structural Integrity of Aeroengine Compressor and Turbine Disc Assemblies, Morphing Wing Design, among many others.
Applications are sought for a postdoctoral position in Solid Mechanics at Brown University, with focus on the mechanics of energy storage materials. Interested candidates can contact Prof. Pradeep Guduru at Pradeep_Guduru@Brown.edu, with CV and a statement of research interests.
I am seeking a student for the summer (May-August) to begin working on the conversion of an existing MATLAB-based code for the Database Assisted Design (DAD) of tall steel buildings under wind loads to C++. Obviously, the only prerequisite is proficiency in both C++ and MATLAB. A background in wind engineering is not needed as you will learn along the way.
Graduate Students Openings
We are currently looking for ambitious graduate students to perform experimental and theoretical studies related to nanostructures. Students must possess a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering,Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, or relevant field. The following materials are required for application.
A post doc position and/or a PhD student position are available immediately at Biomimetics Research Group at Composite Vehicle Research Center, Michigan State University, USA.
Strong communication skills (written and oral presentation in English) and research background in at least one or more of the following key areas preferred