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Funded PhD Fellowship in Multiscale Computational Mechanics of Bone Fragility in T2 Diabetes

The Biomechanics Research Centre (BioMec) at NUI Galway is seeking applications for a funded-PhD position in Multiscale Mechanics of Bone Fragility in Type-2 Diabetes for a project funded by the European Research Council Starter Grant Scheme, under the supervision of Dr. Ted Vaughan (Google Scholar).

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2019 ASME Congress invitation-Dynamic failure of materials and structures

interfacial crack initiated from a polymer notch (click here to view this YouTube video from our experiment),     read more below to submit your abstracts

Prof. Jun Xu, Dr. Scott Grutzik, and I organize one topic on “Dynamic failure of materials and structures” for 2019 ASME Congress. We invite you, your colleagues and group members to submit short abstracts before ASME’s deadline of Feb 25, 2019. More details below: 

Two Doctoral Student Positions in Ice Mechanics

Aalto University School of Engineering in Finland invites application for 


The positions are in the research group of Marine and Arctic Technology.

PhD positions at George Mason University, ME Department (Controls in brain-computer interface & healthcare)

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.

The AIMAN Lab pursues fundamental breakthroughs in biomedical cyber-physical systems. The lab’s primary research focuses on application of mathematical modeling, controls and estimation theory, and machine learning in health information technology including decision support and automated care systems, with the intention of improving the quality of healthcare, as well as brain-computer interfaces to bring neuro-enhancements to the daily consumer.

Interested researchers with passion in digital healthcare and neuroscience are encouraged to send their CV to Dr. Ramin Bighamian at

Experience in controls engineering, estimation theory, machine learning, MATLAB
A Master's degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or other related disciplines.

Solving incompressible finite elasticity without tears

Solving incompressible elasticity has been quite challenging numerically. The conventional approach for handling incompressibility is the so-called penalty method. A volumetric energy term enters into the strain energy and penalizes the volumetric deformation. One straightforward issue is that the penalty parameter goes directly into the tangent matrix. The bigger the penalty parameter, the worse the condition number of the matrix. This is really a manifestation of the ill-posedness of theories based on the Helmholtz free energy, in my opinion [3].

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PhD or Post Doc position in “Multi-scale Multi-Physics simulations of Shape Memory Composites”

As part of a collaborative project between different faculties of the University of Liege (Belgium), there is an open position to develop and validate numerical models for shape memory composite.

PhD or Post Doc opportunity
The project will be supervised by Prof. L. Noels of ULg ( The position is that of either a PhD student or a Post-Doc for renewable periods of 12 months starting immediately.

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Forget 3D printing....

In the last number of ....Nature an article which sounds like promising a new revolution in 3D printing.

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Tearing a hydrogel of complex rheology

Dear colleagues,

I would like to share with you our latest paper focusing on the fracture of hydrogels of complex rheology.


Title: Tearing a hydrogel of complex rheology

Authors: Ruobing Bai, Baohong Chen, Jiawei Yang, Zhigang Suo*


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One week intensive DIC course, 1-5 July, Ghent, Belgium

The 7th edition of the International Digital Image Correlation (DIC) course will be held in Ghent, Belgium, 1-5 July 2019. There are still a few seats available (total participation limited to 20 to ensure maximum interaction). The course consists of lectures, hands-on data processing sessions and labs (camera set-up, 2D DIC and Stereo-DIC). Details and registration available here.

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review paper: The role of adhesion in contact mechanics

Journal of The Royal Society Interface 16(151), February 2019.    DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2018.0738

Michele Ciavarella Junki Joe Junki Joe Antonio Papangelo James Richard Barber

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The role of adhesion in contact mechanics

Just published in Journal of the Royal Society Interface

Ciavarella M, Joe J, Papangelo A, Barber JR. 2019 The role of adhesion in contact mechanics. J. R. Soc. Interface 16: 20180738.


The effect of local inertia around the crack-tip in dynamic fracture of soft materials

Phase-field or gradient-damage approaches offer elegant ways to model cracks. Material stiffness decreases in the cracked region with the evolution of the phase-field or damage variable. This variable and, consequently, the decreased stiffness are spatially diffused, which essentially means the loss of the internal links and the bearing capacity of the material in a finite region. Considering the loss of material stiffness without the loss of inertial mass seems to be an incomplete idea when dynamic fracture is considered.

Fully funded PhD Positions within new HetSys Centre for Doctoral Training at Warwick for October 2019 start

HetSys is an entirely new EPSRC-supported CDT which will train people to challenge current state-of-the-art in computational modelling of heterogeneous, real-world systems across a range of research themes such as nanoscale devices, new catalysts, superalloys, smart fluids, laser-plasma interactions etc.

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Multiple Ph.D. Positions focusing on real-time SHM, structural mechanics, and intelligent infrastructure at the University of South Carolina

Dr. Austin Downey in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina is looking for multiple Ph.D. students who wish to work in the fields of real-time structural health monitoring (SHM), structural mechanics, structural control, and intelligent infrastructure. Successful candidates must be excited to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment that will fuse concepts from solid mechanics, machine learning, real-time computing, prognostics, and multifunctional materials.

Post-Doc position for “Computational Soft Contact Mechanics”

The Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies in Lecce is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented candidate with background in computational contact mechanics, fluid dynamics, modelling and simulation of interface mechanics, or related areas.

The objective of the project is to develop numerical models for the simulation of the interface processes occurring during the wetting/dewetting of thin fluid films among and across soft interacting interfaces, in order to predict the local interface flow and dissipation dynamics.

PhD positions in Controls are available at George Mason University

<p>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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Xiaoyan Li is the recipient of the 2018 Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty

It gives me great pleasure to announce the outcome of the 2018 competition for the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty. This award is given annually to rapidly emerging junior faculty who exemplify the creative use and development of mechanics. The intent of the award is to promote the field of mechanics, especially among young researchers. The selection committee consisted of: K. Ravi-chandar (UT Austin), Huajian Gao (Brown University), G.

Funded Biomechanics PhDs via H2020 Project - UK & Luxembourg

Two available Early Stage Researcher/PhD positions for EU H2020 biomechanical simulation project at Synopsys Exeter, UK, with individual placements at Cardiff University and the University of Luxembourg.

Full-time, competitive salary, provides valuable industrial experience:

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PhD position at ETH Zurich: Fracture growth in anisotropic rocks

A PhD position in the area of computational fracture mechanics is available at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. The aim of the project is to numerically simulate fracture propagation in anisotropic rocks during coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical processes. See attached for more details. 

Postdoctoral position in computational damage geomechanics

A postdoctoral position in the field of Computational damage geomechanics is open at Université Côte d'Azur.

This project is the result of a collaboration between Geoazur at Université de Nice, the Centre for Material Forming (CEMEF) at Mines ParisTech and the Laboratoire Jean-Alexandre Dieudonné (LJAD) at Université de Nice.


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