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Simpleware: 15-minute Medical Devices webinar - May 2nd 2019

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Join this short webinar to learn about solutions to typical bottlenecks for medical device design, from patient-specific modelling to pre-surgical planning. We will cover the ways in which Simpleware software solves common medical device design challenges, with topics including: 

• Brief overview of the key features of Simpleware software

• Benefits of CE-marking and FDA 510(k) clearance in Simpleware software

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Postdoc Positions at Jiangsu University, China

Postdoc positions are available in the group of Prof. JG Zhu at Jiangsu University, China. Those possessing PhDs in the area of solid mechanics and material science are sought. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in experimental and computational mechanics, composite materials and structures, structural dynamics, and micro/nano mechanics etc.

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Toward rational algorithmic design of collagen-based biomaterials through multiscale computational modeling We review the most recent developments in multiscale computational modeling of collagen-based biomaterials to determine their structural, mechanical, and physicochemical properties.

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Postdoc positions at MIT available

We have one or more postdoc positions available, to be filled immediately, at MIT’s Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics, under the direction of Professor Markus Buehler. We are looking for postdocs in two broad areas, as described below. 

Position #1: Materials science modeling 

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PhD position / La Rochelle - France

A PhD position is available at LaSie (La Rochelle University, France), until oct. 2019.

The work will be dedicated to the caracterisation (numercial and experimental) of the effect of grains boundary on the Hydrogen diffusion in Nickel polycrystals.

Please send your resume and application letter to:

J. Bouhattate (

PhD positions in Controls are available at George Mason University

Applications are invited for PhD positions at the Algorithms in Medicine and Neuro-Technology Lab (AIMAN Lab) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. "Research" The AIMAN Lab pursues fundamental breakthroughs in biomedical cyber-physical systems.

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Call for abstracts - Society of Engineering Science 2019 - "Multiscale mechanics of porous and nanostructured materials"

Dear colleagues,

We are currently inviting abstract submissions to the symposium “Multiscale mechanics of porous and nanostructured materials” at the Society of Engineering Science (SES) meeting that will be hosted at Washington University in St. Louis on October 13-15, 2019.

Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Computational and Experimental Biomechanics at East Carolina University

The Postdoctoral Scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of computational and experimental biomechanics. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of research related to biomechanical characterization and computer modeling of biological tissue and implants in Vahdati Lab. The research projects include investigation of mechanopathologies of soft and calcified tissue and design of personalized medical devices.

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The 55th Meeting of the Society for Natural Philosophy Call for Roundtable Talks

The 55th Meeting of the Society for Natural Philosophy: Microstructure, defects, and growth in mechanics
September 13-15, 2019, Loyola University Chicago

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Call for abstracts: Symposium on "Functional Soft Composites - Design, Mechanics, and Manufacturing" - SES 2019

Dear friends and colleagues,

We would like to welcome your ideas and invite you to submit an abstract to the symposium on Functional Soft Composites - Design, Mechanics, and Manufacturing (symposium 7.2 under the Track 7: Mechanics and Physics of Materials) at the Society of Engineering Science (SES) that will be held at Washington University in St. Louis October 13-15, 2019.

4th Indian Conference on Applied Mechanics, July 3-5 2019

The Mechanical and Civil Engineering departments at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore are organizing the 4th Indian Conference on Applied Mechanics (INCAM 2019), to be held on campus from July 3-5, 2019. 

Details about the conference can be found at:

Abstracts are due by April 20, 2019.


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Century Fracture Mechanics Summit 2019, organized by the Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore All speakers and delegates are by invitation only. Mechanicians who would like to follow the proceedings online, I will be live-tweeting updates as the event progresses, so follow me on Twitter at Scheduled to be held from 8 to 10 April 2019, the Century Fracture Mechanics Summit will feature an international line-up of influential and visionary speakers from around the world.

Crystal-inspired architected materials: Nature 565 (2019) & 3-year postdoc position at Imperial College London

We recently presented an original research that uses 3d printing to realise the mimicry of the microstructure observed in crystalline metals to employ crystals’ hardening mechanisms to develop robust and damage-tolerant architected materials (Nature 2019; 565:305 -

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How to land a faculty position

Hey all, 

I put a package together for those who are interested in landing a faculty position. I always see candidates making the same mistake over and over. 

There are bunch of obvious stuff such as how to prepare a CV and cover letter and then some insights for the phone and campus interview. 

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The first 10 people will get 50 % discount through a coupon code: " phd50phd  "


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UMAT non-associated Drucker Prager



I am looking for a UMAT or some sort of reliable piece of code to implement the non-associated Drucker-Prager plasticity. I appreciate your help.



PhD position: High rate behaviour and fragmentation of printed metals


Open PhD student position

Research topic: Multiple localization and fracture in printed metallic rings subjected to dynamic expansion

Research project: ERC starting grant - PURPOSE

Institution: University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain)


Torso Model Generation for Simulating Pacemaker Performance

MicroPort develop lifesaving medical products for patients around the world. One of MicroPort’s specialties is in manufacturing cardiac rhythm management devices (CRM) for treating cardiac rhythm disorders and heart failures. The company use Synopsys Simpleware software to model complex pacemaker geometries to better understand patient therapies for conditions such as bradycardia and tachycardia.

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Strong Adhesion in 3D Printing of Soft Materials

(Yang et al Adv. Funct. Mater. 2019, 1901721). In our new paper, strong adhesion is achieved in integrated structures of a hydrogel and an elastomer extrusion-printed in arbitrary sequence.

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Parameters controlling the strength of stochastic fibrous materials

Many materials of everyday use are fibrous and their strength is important in most applications. In this work we study the dependence of the strength of random fiber networks on structural parameters such as the network density, cross-link density, fiber tortuosity, and the strength of the inter-fiber cross-links. Athermal networks of cellular and fibrous type are considered. We conclude that the network strength scales linearly with the cross-link number density and with the cross-link strength for a broad range of network parameters, and for both types of networks considered.


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