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Keh-Chih Hwang(黄克智)passed away on 6 December 2022

It is with great sadness that we post this entry.  Keh-Chih Hwang passed away in Beijing this afternoon, 6 December 2022. 


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Research fellow position in mechanics of smart polymers for soft robotics

A research fellow position is available at University of Pavia in Italy starting February-May 2023. The position is part of a project in collaboration with Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Giulia Scalet (

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Wrinkling of twisted thin films

Thin films usually exhibit instabilities and yield intricate wrinkles when two clamped ends are twisted. Here, we explore the wrinkling behavior and pitch-fork bifurcation of twisted thin films experimentally and theoretically. To quantitatively predict the post-buckling evolution of twist-induced wrinkling morphology, we develop a refined finite-strain plate model derived from 3D field equations and then solve it by using the finite element method with COMSOL. We examine the effects of aspect ratios and pre-tension on the wrinkling profile.

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Two PhD positions in the School of Packaging at Michigan State University

Two PhD positions (Spring or Fall 2023) are available in Packaging Dynamics area in the School of Packaging at Michigan State University.

Basic requirements: A master's degree in mechanical/civil engineering, with a focus on solid mechanics 

Preferred knowledge/skills/records: Vibrations, Composites mechanics, Fracture, Energy harvesting // Experimental solid mechanics // Finite Element Method // Machine Learning // Published research papers 

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Global Composites Experts Webinar by Dr. Steve Tsai

cdmHUB invites you to attend the Global Composites Experts Webinar Series. 

Title:  Master Laminates to Simplify Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of Composites

Speaker:  Dr. Steve Tsai, Stanford University

Time: 12/8, 11AM-12PM EST.

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Post-doctoral Position in Solid Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin

This position was originally advertised in Summer of 2022. see

The search has now been reopened. Interested applicants should send their CV and a list of three references by December 20, 2022 for full consideration.

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International Graduate Admissions - Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) will hold an online information session on “Briefing on 2023 International Graduate Admissions - Masters and Ph.D. programs”  on Friday, Dec 9th.  In addition, the UM-SJTU Joint Institute (JI) will organize a specific info session following the SJTU opening introduction.    Please see the attached flyers for more information.  


Briefing on 2023 SJTU International Graduate Admissions

Time: 16:00 - 17:30 on Dec 9th (Beijing Time)

Konstantin Volokh's picture

PhD in Mechanics of Soft Materials

Ph.D. position at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.  The research is concerned with experiments and modeling of failure and fracture in soft materials.  Preference will be given to candidates with background in nonlinear finite element methods and constitutive modeling. If you are interested, please send an email to me at: with a single PDF file containing your CV, grades, names of two references, and a brief description of how your experience and background meet the requirements for this positi

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Coupling of a magnetic field with instability

A bistable curved beam with magnetic torque-driven actuation has the potential for fast and untethered reconfiguration of metamaterials. However, no modeling method of a bistable curved beam whose instability is coupled with an external magnetic field for the design of active metamaterials. A bistable curved beam's second mode (S-shape) generation is essential for a multimodal and multistep reconfiguration of metamaterials, which was not explored before.

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Multiple Positions on Robotic Metamaterials and Flexible Electronics at Duke University

My lab is looking for strongly motivated Ph.D. students and Postdocs to join our group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Duke University. We conduct research on human-centered materials intelligence through a combination of flexible electronics, robotic metamaterials, and artificial intelligence. Two positions are available immediately. 


Position 1: The project will focus on the design, fabrication, and testing of robotic mechanical metamaterials.

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Isogeometric Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis in the nonlinear regime

In the works below, an isogeometric analysis combined with adjoint sensitivity analysis is used for the design of mechancial metamaterials. A detailed introduction to isogeometric analysis (IGA), formulation and implementation of adjoint sensitivity analysis in the nonlinear regime for auxetics design is included in the thesis and papers below. The work presents a holistic physics-based approach for structural shape optimization using IGA. Kindly cite the work if you find useful. 


2023 Thomas J. R. Hughes Young Investigator Award – Professor Cunjiang Yu

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to congratulate Professor Cunjiang Yu, Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Associate Professor of Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics and Department of Biomedical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, as the recipient of the 2023 Thomas J. R. Hughes Young Investigator Award.

2023 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award – Professor Jian Cao

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to congratulate Professor Jian Cao, Cardiss Collins Professor of Mechanical Engineering and (by courtesy) Civil and Environmental Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, as the recipient of the 2023 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award.

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PhD positions in Wave Mechanics and Metamaterials Laboratory at the Technion (Israel)

Wave Mechanics and Metamaterials Laboratory seeks candidates with strong knowledge in magnetoelasticity, wave mechanics, finite element modeling (ideally of magneto-mechanical coupling), or strong experimental background in ultrasonics or magnetism (ideally knowing how to operate an electromagnet). For more details, pls, see attached file.

Postdoc position in Mechanical Engineering

A postdoc position in data-driven optimization of manufacturing processes

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ICMAA 2023 - The 7th International Conference on Mechanical, Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

ICMAA 2023

The 7th International Conference on

Mechanical, Aeronautical and

Automotive Engineering


Bangkok, Thailand


FEBRUARY 10-12, 2023



Conference Staff

A postdoc position: nonlinear metamaterials

Please see the attached for a postdoc position with the following title:
"Experimental investigation of nonlinear metamaterials for vibro-acoustical control"

The position is financed by "Le Centre Lyonnais d’Acoustique » (CELYA).

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A Mixed Mode Phase-Field Model of Ductile Fracture

We present the first mixed mode phase-field model of ductile fracture. The contribution of crack opening and shearing deformations to the propagation of a crack is expressed by introducing two phase fields. Constitutive relations are then introduced to couple and distinguish these phase fields. Special attention is given to the maximum shear stress and its effect on the development of fractures. The proposed model is validated by tensile testing experiments found in the literature on Al 2024 T-351.

Funded PhD opening in Metal Forming and Additive Manufacturing in Southern Methodist University(Dallas, TX)

Prof. Wei TONG of Southern Methodist University is looking to recruit several Ph.D. students in the fall of 2023 to work on anisotropic plasticity, metal forming,  laser materials processing, and additive manufacturing research projects at Research Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM).  Good background in solid mechanics, experimental technique, or finite element modeling is highly welcome. The potential candidate should hold an M.S. degree in mechanical, aerospace engineering, solid, engineering mechanics, or other related majors. 


CFD-DEM Postdoc position - Munster Technological University - Ireland

Applications by MTU eRecruitment systems only. Applications will not be accepted in any other format. Please log on to 

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1pm on 6 th January 2023

DEM CFD Postdoc position - Munster Technological University - Ireland

Applications by MTU eRecruitment systems only. Applications will not be accepted in any other format. Please log on to 

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1pm on 6 th January 2023

Funded PhD Student positions in Machine Learning and Computational Mechanics at UC San Diego

Funded PhD positions are available in the department of Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in Prof. Semnani’s research group, with start date of Spring 2023 and Fall 2023. The positions are in the areas of computational mechanics, machine learning, geomechanics, material characterization and modeling, and composite materials. We are looking for highly motivated and talented individuals with bachelor’s or master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering or Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.


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