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​​Journal Club for May 2022: Machine Learning in Mechanics: curating datasets and defining challenge problems


Over the past several years, machine learning (ML) applied to problems in mechanics has massively grown in popularity. Here is a figure from a slide that I made in early 2020 referencing a few examples from the literature — already this slide feels out of date! All of these authors (and many many others) have published new papers on this topic. 

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Journal Club for June 2020: Mechanically instructive biomaterials: a synergy of mechanics, materials and biology


Mechanically instructive biomaterials: a synergy of mechanics, materials and biology

Zhenwei Ma, Jianyu Li

Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada


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Schlumberger Mechanical Engineer – New Product Development

Title: Mechanical Engineer
Category: Full-time position in industry
Employer: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Opening Date: ASAP


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Postdoc position at Mechanics of composites for energy and mobility group at KAUST

The Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, invites applications for Postdoctoral fellow in Mechanical Engineering at the Mechanics of Composites for Energy and Mobility Lab. (MCEM,

Field of study

A Postdoctoral opening is available in the area of toughening of thermoplastic adhesive tapes.

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Departmental Lecturer position in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oxford

The Department of Engineering Science intends to appoint a full-time Departmental Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering to join the Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering Group with effect from 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will work at the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford, OX1 3PJ). The post is fixed-term for a duration of five years.

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MS/PhD RA positions, U Tennessee Knoxville, Statistical homogenization & multiscale failure analysis

I have up to 4 open positions (funded by the department of defense and other sources) for MS or PhD (preferred) students at the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK). Almost certainly, I cannot hire a postdoctoral fellow. The positions should start in Fall 2022 or at the latest Spring 2023. One of the positions requires US citizenship.


All projects use Multiscale stochastic homogenization of materials using statistical volume elements (SVEs) to some extent.


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Open PhD Position: AI-Assisted Computational Design of Materials

The Automated Computational Mechanics Laboratory (ACML) at The Ohio State University has an open PhD position for a project focused on developing a novel framework relying on numerical techniques and artificial intelligence (AI) for modeling composites and biomaterials. Please check ACML website to get familiar with some of the ongoing research in this lab, focused on computational mechanics and cancer engineering.

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“Mechanics of soft active polymers”

EUROMECH “Mechanics of soft active polymers” Colloquium therefore welcomes the scientists, the early career researchers and industry researchers to contribute to the three sessions devoted to Theory, Experimental and numerical approaches, Applications, including sensors, actuators, robotics and energy harvesters.

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One fully funded Ph.D. position in Bio-inspired Computational Mechanics and Machine Learning - Fall 2022

The Multiscale Modeling of Materials and Machine Learning Laboratory (M4L Lab: at Villanova University is looking for one Ph.D. student. The successful applicant will work with Dr. David Cereceda on interdisciplinary research topics that involve Computational Mechanics, Bio-inspired materials, and Machine Learning. The position starts as early as Fall 2022. Evaluations will start immediately until the positions are filled.

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Cracking predictions of lithium-ion battery electrodes by X-ray computed tomography and modelling

Dear iMechanicians,

I hope that the following work is of interest. We conduct the first multi-physics fracture simulation of Li-Ion battery electrodes. Phase field was combined with advanced X-ray CT imaging to predict degradation of realistic microstructures. 

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Postdoc/Research Fellow for computational mechanics of all solid state battery at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore

I have an opening for a postdoc/research fellow for the modeling and simulations of all solid state batteries. The candidate should have the expertise for modeling and simulations using abaqus, and also familiar with the use of representative volumetirc elements. The opneing will be available from Jan 2023 for a duration of two years. Those who are interested can send the CV and relevant publications to Professor Heow pUeh LEE at

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Two Postdoc positions for acoustics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore

I am recruting two Postdocs/Research Fellows for research in sonic cage study. The candidates are required to have some experience in one of more of the following aspects:

1. acoustic simulations using comsol.

2. acousitc measurements using impedance tube. 

3. data acquisition and analysis. 

One of the openings will be available from July 2022 for a duration of three years. The second opening will be available from Jan 2023 for a duration of two years. 

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Postdoc position for a computational mechanician in the Computational Physics Group @ University of Michigan

The Computational Physics Group at the University of Michigan has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher in data-driven computational mechanics. This position can be available as early as July 1, 2022. Research in the Computational Physics Group is focused on developing data-driven, machine learning and some artificial intelligence approaches that interact with a range of computational methods for problems in materials physics, biophysics and in engineering more broadly.

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PhD Position in Mechanical Engineering at Temple University for Spring/Fall 2023

1-2 funded PhD positions in Mechanical Engineering are available at Temple University.  One research focus is on the design of architected composite structures for 3D printing.  More broadly, the student will be exposed to computational materials and mechanics of energy, nano/bio, and engineering materials.  The student will have opportunities to work with experimentalists and data scientists to generate high-impact research works.  Temple University is located in Philadelphia, the sixth-most populous U.S.

EMI Announces the Winners of Prestigious 2022 Mechanics Awards


The Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE, is pleased to announce the winners of prestigious 2022 mechanics awards.  

See details here.

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SES Symposium 6.8 - Mechanics of Electrochemical Systems - Abstracts Due Monday May 16

Dear Colleagues, 

We are organizing a symposium at the 2022 SES Conference titled “Mechanics of Electrochemical Systems” (Symposium 6.8). The aim of this symposium is to bring together leading researchers on the electro-chemo-mechanics of next generation electrochemical systems. The symposium will cover experimental, theoretical, and numerical efforts related to electrochemical systems.  

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PhD positions opening in contact mechanics at PoliBa

Location: Polytechnic University of Bari, Department of Mechanics Mathematics and Management (DMMM), Via Orabona 4 - 70125 Bari – Italy

Job Type: Full Time

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Centenary of two pioneering theories in mechanics

This note discusses the Timoshenko–Ehrenfest beam theory and the Griffith fracture theory. Both were annunciated in the West in 1921, exactly a century ago. Much progress has been made in these fields. Discussing the deficiencies of the theories might pave way ahead.

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Postdoc openings in Mechanics at Central South University

Postdoctoral positions are immediately available in the Department of School of Traffic and Transportation Engineering at Central South University in Dr. Li research group. Dr. Li’s research focuses on theoretical, experimental, and computational study on instabilities, acoustic metamaterials and wave propagation in soft matter; additive manufacturing and failure mechanism of advanced lightweight composite materials, fluid and structure interaction.

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A few PhD positions are available at PoliBA (Italy) in adhesion regulated by microvibrations

Call for PhD student grants and applications


Location: Polytechnic University of Bari, Department of Mechanics Mathematics and Management (DMMM), Via Orabona 4 - 70125 Bari – Italy

Planar equilibria of an elastic rod wrapped around a circular capstan

We present a study on planar equilibria of a terminally loaded elastic rod wrapped around a rigid circular capstan. Both frictionless and frictional contact between the rod and the capstan are considered. We identify three cases of frictionless contact -- namely where the rod touches the capstan at one point, along a continuous arc, and at two points. We show that, in contrast to a fully flexible filament, an elastic rod of finite length wrapped around a capstan does not require friction to support unequal loads at its two ends.


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