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Faculty Research in Solid Mechanics, review starts on 01/07/2008

Dear Fellow Mechanicians:

 If you know somebody (including yourself) are looking for faculty jobs, please encourage them to apply to Utah State University. We are filling two tenure-track positions in the broad sense of solid mechanics or thermal science. At least one position for solid mechanics. For details of the job descriptions, please refer to my previous post. You need to apply through the online system at We will start reviewing the applicants on January 7th, 2008.

Best regards,

Zaoyang Guo's picture

Ph.D. studentship in smart material at University of Glasgow, UK

A three-year
PhD studentship is available within the Glasgow Research Partnership in
Engineering (GRPE) as part of the Joint Research Institute in Mechanics of
Materials, Structures and Bioengineering at the University of Glasgow. 
specific goals of the PhD will be to manufacture MREs and determine the
influence of manufacture conditions on the micro-structure and magnetic-sensitivity
of the magnetorheological elastomers (smart material).

Recruiting PhD students for Cell Mechanics Lab at Rensselaer

Full support is available for 2 PhD students in cellular mechanics group in Biomedical Engineering Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  

The applicants should have mechanics, materials or soft matter physics background, with some experimental experience at micro-scales.  Experience with any of the following is considered a
plus: computational mechanics, cell/tissue culture, microscopy, image analysis, photonics.

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Two four-year doctoral fellowships at the LaCàN Research group (, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, Barcelona, Spain).

These two fellowships, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education ("beca FPI"), coverfull tuition, a monthly stipend and provide funds for short international research stays. The starting date is expected in the Summer-Fall 2008.

Postdoctoral position in virtual surgery (RPI)

Brief description: The Advanced Computational Research Laboratory, affiliated
with the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA invites applications for a postdoctoral
position to work on a project funded by the National Institute of Biomedical
Imaging and Bioengineering of the NIH on developing real time surgical
simulation technology.  The ideal candidate will develop the

Job wikis

Those of you who are looking for academic jobs and have not heard back from the places that you applied may find the following wiki useful. 

The idea is to let people know whether a position has been filled or not.  You can add the positions you have applied to, whether you have been called for an interview, whether references have been requested, or whether you have got a rejection letter.


Seeking a post doc position about multi-body dynamics

I am a PhD candidate in the department of engineering mechanics, Tsinghua University, China.

My major is multi-body dynamics. I will graduate at July, 2008.


The topic of my dissertation is the study of passive dynamic walking, including simulation an experiments.

Positions: Post doctoral and doctoral

Ph.D and post-doctoral positions available immediately in Professor Zikry's rsearch group at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Currently, we have openings with researchers with backgrounds in computational solid mechanics, atomistic and molecular modeling, multiscale techniques, and fracture mechanics. We also have openings in experimental mechanics.

I can be contacted at Please forward latest cv.


opportunities for PhDs in solid mechanics in San Jose, CA

Choose a channel featured in the header of iMechanica: 

My wife just got a very nice job offer from an IT firm in San Jose.  We've been in the east coast for years and I have not researched the bay area very much.  I would like to get some general information about industry opportunities for PhDs in solid mechanics, such as what the top employers and industries are. 

Any input is appreciated.  


Seeking postdoctoral research position in experimental mechanics


I am looking for a postdoctoral research position in experimental mechanics in US. I'll be graduating in January 2008 with a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia. 

Postdoctoral Positions in Cell Biomechanics at Harvard

The Disease Biophysics Group in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has a postdoctoral fellowship available for PhD/DSc scientists with backgrounds in cellular biomechanics.  The applicants should have training in cell tissue culture, microscopy, and assays for probing the mechanical properties of cells, such as traction force microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and/or the use of magnetic tweezers.

 Applicants should forward their CV (pdf) and examples of up to three manuscripts (pdf). Please have three references emailed to Professor Parker directly.

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Post-Doctoral Fellowships with Dr. T. Belytschko at Northwestern University

We are no longer accepting applications for these positions.  Qualified applicants will be contacted in the near future.  

Thank you for your interest,

 Robert Gracie 


Two Doctoral Research Positions Available in the Cornell Fracture Group

The Cornell Fracture Group (CFG) has 2 new PhD student positions open on NASA-sponsored projects.

NASA Constellation University Institutes Project:  Develop a hierarchical, multi-scale simulator for damage tolerance and durability of advanced composite structures.

NASA Integrated Resilient Aircraft Control Project:  Develop a simulation capability to determine residual strength of damaged aircraft structure.

Asst. Prof. - Harvard - Mechanical engineering - design

Faculty Opening - Assistant Professor.  Mechanical Engineering - Design, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (HSEAS) seeks applicants for a faculty position as a tenure track assistant professor in the area of mechanical engineering. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest and background in teaching design, as well as outstanding research capabilities. Areas of interest include mechanics and materials (particularly MEMS and NEMS), fluids, mechatronics, robotics, and biomechanics.

Post doctoral position in the area of soft tissue Biomechanics at the Advanced Computational Research Lab, RPI, Troy, USA

Brief description: The Advanced Computational Research Laboratory (,
affiliated with the  Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear
Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA invites
applications for a postdoctoral research position to work in the area of in vivo / in situ soft tissue mechanical property estimation and modeling.

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Post doctoral position in geomechanics at CSIRO Petroleum, Melbourne, Australia

The post doctoral fellow will be engaged in research on the mechanics of hydraulic fracturing of rock. The primary aim of this project is to investigate, using a novel approach for experimentation spanning laboratory and field scales, the effect of fracture size on the energy required for fracture extension in rock.

Zhigang Suo's picture

Recruiting PhD students to study Solid Mechanics at Harvard

Each year, several new students begin their studies of Solid Mechanics for PhD degrees at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.  The students come from all over the world.  We have no constraint on where they come from.

Faculty members in Solid Mechanics.   The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is not divided into departments, but faculty do assemble into programs.  Faculty members directly responsible for the program of Solid Mechanics are 

post doc position in Dept of MAE at Univ. of Miami -- position filled

This position has been filled and many thanks to imechanica and those who helped in distributing the news ...


Rowland Junior Fellowship at Harvard University (30 Nov Deadline)

I am writing to draw your attention to our annual solicitation for applications to Rowland Junior Fellows Program, which may be of interest to your graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

We have currently eight Rowland Junior Fellows at the Institute. As a look at our website will tell you (, they work on a broad range of topics, from condensed matter physics to plant physiology.

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Openings for New Ph.D. Students on Composite Materials and Failure Mechanics at Vanderbilt University, USA

New students may start from January 2008 if the graduate students have previous research experience in solid mechanics (e.g., nano/micro-mechanics, computational mechanics) or material engineering (MD simulation, mechanical behaviors). Students will have the opportunities to conduct balanced experimental and computational work on the durabilty and impact failure of marine composite materials; failure and material designs of nanocomposite materials; or rehabilitation of infrastructure materials using composites and other materials.  An MS degree is required.


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