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Shuozhi Xu's picture

Uniaxial deformation of tungsten nanopillars/nanowires/nanotubes: Atomistic and coarse-grained atomistic simulations

Dear Colleague,

In the last two years, we published six papers on uniaxial deformation of tungsten nanopillars/nanowires/nanotubes using atomistic and coarse-grained atomistic simulations:

Luis Ruiz Pestana's picture

One last open position in the Computational Nanomaterials Lab at the University of Miami!

A fully funded Ph.D. position is currently available at the CompNano Lab in the Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Miami ( Our group uses tools from engineering mechanics, statistical physics, and computational chemistry to investigate the fundamental mechanisms governing the remarkable anomalous behavior of nanostructured materials.

Yaning Li's picture

Ph. D and Post-doc positions in Northeastern University, Boston

Ph.D and Post-doc positions are now open in the Department of Mechanial and Industry Engineering (Mechanics, Biomimetics and 3D printing Lab)  at Northeastern University. Students and researchers with background in solid and structure mechanics, materials science and engineering are welcome to apply! 

If interested, please directly email CV to Professor Yaning Li:


Yaning Li's picture

Ph. D and Post-doc positions in Northeastern University, Boston

Ph.D and Post-doc positions are now open in the Department of Mechanial and Industry Engineering (Mechanics, Biomimetics and 3D printing Lab)  at Northeastern University. Students and researchers with background in solid and structure mechanics, materials science and engineering are welcome to apply! 

Please directly email CV to Professor Yaning Li:

Abaqus left eigenvalue and eigenvector

Dear all,


I am working on the subject of the instability problem using Abaqus. 

One of the representative examples may be the squeal noise. 


In the Abaqus simulation, we have the difficulty in obtaining the left eigenvectors. 


It seems that the following comments do not work properly to obtain the left eigenvectors. 


Does anyone know how to obtain the left eigenvectors in SIM?




Gustavo Quino's picture

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - University of Oxford

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Impact Engineering Experimentation for Aerospace Applications

We are seeking a highly talented and motivated researcher to contribute to the characterisation of the mechanical response of titanium alloys at high rates of strain, high temperature and cyclic loading at low and high strain rate. This post is based at the Begbroke Science Park and is available for 2 years.

(Computational mechanics and optimization) Postdoc job available in Hanyang University, South Korea

(Computational mechanics, structural optimization) Postdoc position in Hanyang University, South Korea (2019~)



Harley T. Johnson's picture

Postdoc position at Illinois -- metamaterial device design

A postdoctoral research position in the design of materials and structures for tunable and active plasmonic filters is available immediately in the research group of Prof. Harley T. Johnson in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering and the Materials Research Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Postdoctoral Position in Discrete Element Method Simulations


I am currently looking to hire a postdoc to work on DEM modeling of dynamic problems and impact events. The ideal candidate will have strong programming skills (C++/Python) and existing experience with open source software and GUI development. Full details may be found at this link. The announcement lists a start date of September 1, but this is flexible.


Jingjie Yeo's picture

Postdoctoral position in multiscale computational simulations in the J2 Lab for Engineering Living Materials I am happy to announce that the website of the J2 Lab for Engineering Living Materials is now live! We're very excited to get cracking in Jan 2020 at the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in Cornell University, and we're hiring one postdoc experienced in multiscale computational simulations to kickstart our lab. Please visit our website for more details!

Jinxiong Zhou's picture

Snap-back induced hysteresis in an elastic mechanical metamaterial under tension

We combine experiment and finite element simulation and come up with a design of a mechanical metamaterial which demonstrates snap-back induced hysteresis and energy dissipation. The resultant is an elastic system that can be used reversibly for many times. The underlying mechanism of existence of hysteresis and the physics of snap-back induced elastic instability is unveiled. Our results open an avenue for design and implementation of recoverable energy dissipation devices by harnessing mechanical instability.

MehdiAmiri's picture

Ph.D. Position is available in Mechanical Engineering at George Mason University

An immediate Ph.D. position is available in Mechanical Engineering Department at George Mason University. Candidates should have strong background in computational solid mechanics and materials engineering and be willing to perform experimental work when needed. Candidates must have a Master degree in engineering. Interested candidate may send CV and interest letter to

Kmomeni's picture

A funded PhD position in computational mechanics and materials

A fully supported Ph.D. position is open in the Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at Louisiana Tech University on multiscale modeling of additively manufactured parts and processes. During this project, the candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with NASA research centers and national labs.

Javier LLorca's picture

Scientists positions in Materials for health care at IMDEA Materials Institute

IMDEA Materials Institute is a public research organization founded in 2007 by Madrid’s regional government to carry out research of excellence in Material Science and Engineering by attracting talent from all over world to work in an international and multidisciplinary environment. IMDEA Materials has grown rapidly since its foundation and currently includes more than 120 researchers from 17 nationalities and has become one of the leading research centers in materials in Europe which has received the María de Maeztu seal of excellence from the Spanish government.

Teng zhang's picture

Postdoctoral Researcher- Biomaterials

 The Syracuse Biomaterials Institute and the Departments of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (BMCE) and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research position, scheduled to begin in the fall of 2019.

Leon Mishnaevsky's picture

Postdoc position in computational mechanics of engineered coatings, in Denmark

Postdoc position is available at DTU Wind Energy, the Section for Composite Mechanics and Structures.
The position is in the framework of Innovation Foundation project “DURALEDGE/ Durable leading edges for high tip speed wind turbine blades".

Kavan Hazeli's picture

Immediate Research Engineer (postdoctoral research) position-University of Alabama in Huntsville

We have an immediate opening for a research engineer (postdoctoral researcher) to perform research on the physical and mechanical properties of energy storage materials. 


·Experience in performing experimental mechanical testing in conjunction with computation mechanics analysis (e.g., finite element)

·U.S. Citizenship is required

Antonio Papangelo's picture

Citation metrics author database for many scientific fields

Citation metrics are widely used and misused.  Ioannidis and co-authors have created a publicly available database of 100,000 top scientists that provides standardized information on citations, h-index, coauthorship-adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator.

Arash_Yavari's picture

Compatible-Strain Mixed Finite Element Methods for 3D Compressible and Incompressible Nonlinear Elasticity

A new family of mixed finite element methods --- compatible-strain mixed finite element methods (CSFEMs) --- are introduced for three-dimensional compressible and incompressible nonlinear elasticity. A Hu-Washizu-type functional is extremized in order to obtain a mixed formulation for nonlinear elasticity. The independent fields of the mixed formulations are the displacement, the displacement gradient, and the first Piola-Kirchhoff stress. A pressure-like field is also introduced in the case of incompressible elasticity.

How inhomogeneous zipping increases the force output of Peano-HASEL actuators

Please take a look at our newest paper in Extreme Mechanics letters. In this paper we investigate why Peano-HASEL (Hydraulically Amplified Self-healing Electostatic) actuators zip inhomogeneously at large loads. We develop a theoretical model to explain the phenomenon and validate it experimentally. We show that inhomogeneous zipping increases the blocking force of Peano-HASEL actuators by ~50% compared to homgenous zipping. Even though our analysis is limited to Peano-HASEL actuators, the physical principle is valid for other geometries of HASEL acutators, too.

Mike Ciavarella's picture

On the top 100 000 scientists in the world / the most authoritative and impressive ranking available today

See this impressive ranking of the top 100 000 scientists in the world.


Somebody told me about it as I appear as the best of my University, Politecnico di Bari in Italy.



Jihong Ma's picture

PhD positions available in Mechanical Engineeing at UVM for Fall 2020

Multiple PhD positions are now available in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Vermont starting Fall 2020. Successful candidates will be under the supervision of Dr. Jihong Ma. Dr. Ma’s research focuses on understanding the physical properties of materials with complex structures at multiple scales (from nano- to macroscale) via a combination of theoretical analysis, numerical simulations and experimental characterizations. The goal is to uncover or enhance material performance characteristics for industrial, medical, and aerospace applications.


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