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Advice on Graduate School Applications

I recently gave a talk to undergraduate engineering students at U.C. Berkekey on advice for applying to graduate schools in the US. The talk is titled "How to Apply to Graduate School and Fail to Get Admitted." The title is intended to be humorous. The audience was one of the most engaging that I have ever encountered and there were lots of requests for the slides.

5 PhD/postdoc vacancies in mechanics of composites @ Ghent University (Belgium)

The Mechanics of Materials and Structures research group at Ghent University (Belgium) is recruiting 5 PhD/postdoc researchers in the field of experimental and computational mechanics of composites. There are 5 positions:

PhD position

Scholarship for PhD student working as a researcher in the project SONATA from National Centre of Science Poland. 

Please see details on attached pdf file.

Best Regards,

Piotr Brzeski and Przemyslaw Perlikowski

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Applications of Algebraic Topology in Elasticity

In this book chapter we discuss some applications of algebraic topology in elasticity. This includes the necessary and sufficient compatibility equations of nonlinear elasticity for non-simply-connected bodies when the ambient space is Euclidean. Algebraic topology is the natural tool to understand the topological obstructions to compatibility for both the deformation gradient F and the right Cauchy-Green strain C. We will investigate the relevance of homology, cohomology, and homotopy groups in elasticity.

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One postdoc position in multiscale modeling available immediately at the University of Manitoba, Canada

We currently have one opening for postdoc position at the Unviersity of Manitoba, Canada in the area of multiscale modeling on High-entropy alloys and functional graded materials

Supervisors: Dr. Nan Wu and Dr. Chuang Deng (,

Fellowship: 33000 CAD/year with 2 year period 


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PhD Positions in Mechanical Engineering at Temple University for Spring or Fall 2020

2 funded PhD positions are available immediately.  The research is on computational mechanics and materials relating to nuclear materials, energy storage materials, biomaterials, and composite materials.  Temple University is located in Philadelphia, the sixth-most populous U.S. city, about 2 hours from New York City and 3 hours from Washington DC.  Temple University is ranked 104 by US News.  Interested candidates please send CV, transcripts and standard test scores to

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ICTAM 2020 - SM07 Impact Mechanics and Wave Propagation

The coming ICTAM will be held in Milan, August 23-28, 2020.

Professor K. Kishimoto and myself have been mandated by the Chairs to organize the following  thematic session:

SM07 Impact Mechanics and Wave Propagation

We hereby invite our colleagues to submit their abstract and make this session a real success!

Dany and Kikuo

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Impact energy mitigation characterization of methyl cellulose hydrogels

Aqueousmethylcellulose solutions are fascinating inverse-freezing materials, known to reversibly form gels upon heating. Recently, these materials have been found to undergo this endothermic solidification upon impact. The imapct-induced solidification was shown to occur in the microseconds’ timescale,  setting the path for examining their functionality for shockabsorption purposes.

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Ph.D. Positions in Mechanical Engineering at NJIT

We have opening for two Ph.D. students in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (Multiscale Modeling of Materials Lab) at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Applicants with background in solid mechanics, material science and engineering are encouraged to apply. For further information please refer to our website. If you are interested, please email me at with your most recent CV.

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Bending of Multilayer van der Waals Materials

Dear colleagues, I'd like to share our recent work on blister testing of multilayer 2D materials that gives a direct measurement of Young's modulus and bending rigidity of a multilayer (~10-70 layers). Materials involved include graphene, MoS2, and hBN.

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Internship Positions in Schlumberger in Cambridge MA

Please see below and also the attached document for more details. Feel free to distribute and forward to anyone who may be interested.

Candidates can apply by submitting an application (include resume, coursework transcripts, a presentation not exceeding 20 pages) to



Job Description and Responsibilities

Faculty Position: Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Faculty Position

Department of Aerospace Engineering, San Diego State Univeristy


Post-Doc position in “Experimental Soft Contact Mechanics”

-- Please email your statement of interest/motivation letter and CV to Prof. Michele Scaraggi,  --

华中科技大学 力学 学科 诚聘优秀青年教师和博士后



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Funded PhD position on Computational/Experimental Materials Discovery in Energy Storage Devices

A fully funded PhD position is open immediately at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) for outstanding candidates in computational and experimental materials discovery for application at energy storage devices such engineering novel energy materials into high-energy rechargeable batteries. We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate strong numerical skills combined with hands on electrochemical expertise.

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ICDT 2020

All invited to attend a promising conference on defence-related topics, in the broad context of the subject:

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About Mechanics-Materials and Dentistry of dental implants

Dental implants are increasingly being placed for edentulous patients worldwide. While the clinical aspects of the implants are extensively investigated, engineering considerations of the implant as a functional structure subjected to ill-defined boundary conditions are less considered. A recent trend is to consider all ceramic implants as an alternative to the classical titanium-based implants.

Strain Hardening Cementitious Composite (SHCC) for crack width control in reinforced concrete beams

Dear all,

Our group at TU Delft has recently (co-)authored an article on crack control in concrete beams using strain hardening cementitious composite layer. Interested readers can access the article here (open access):


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Two Postdoc Positions: DFT/MD and AFM of Oxide Interfaces

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for two full-time Postdoctoral Researcher positions in the laboratories of Prof. D.S. Srolovitz ( and Prof. Robert W. Carpick (


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International Conference and Expo on

Urban and Civil Engineering

June 15-16, 2020 | Montreal, Canada



“New and Innovative Solutions for Urban

and Civil Engineering to Defensible Natural Calamities”

A Postdoctoral Position at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore in the area of Data-Driven Computational Mechanics


(1) Machine learning enhanced computational mechanics for modelling and simulation of advanced materials;

(2) Supervision of undergraduate/postgraduate students.

Job requirements


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