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Journal Club for October 2023: Dynamic Behavior of Ceramics, Ceramic Composites, and Structures: Experimental and Computational Mechanics to Inform Advanced Manufacturing



Journal Club for October 2023: Dynamic Behavior of Ceramics, Ceramic Composites, and Structures: Experimental and Computational Mechanics to Inform Advanced Manufacturing

Authors (alphabetical by last name): James D. Hogan*, Haoyang Li, Saman Sayahlatifi, Sara Sheikhi, Zahra Zaiemyekeh, and Jie Zheng

Funded PhD positions at the University of California, San Diego

Funded PhD positions are available in the department of Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in Prof. Semnani’s research group, with start date of Fall 2024. The positions are in the areas of computational mechanics, machine learning, geomechanics, material characterization and modeling, and composite materials.

We are looking for highly motivated and talented individuals with bachelor’s or master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. A strong background in computer programming and solid mechanics is a plus.

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ECCOMAS 2024: Mini symposium on "Advances in Machine Learning for Composite Materials"

We are organizing a mini symposium at ECCOMAS 2024 ( entitled "Advances in Machine Learning for Composite Materials". The conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on 3-7 June 2024.

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Workshop on Computational Fatigue Analysis 2023 - FKM-Guideline Non-Linear

The workshop is approaching. This is to remind you that those of you or of your colleagues, who would be interested in the latest enhancement of the FKM Guideline for static and fatigue analysis in the direction of non-linear analysis (encompassing both high-cycle and low-cycle fatigue regimes), should apply to the workshop we organize.


Workshop on Computational Fatigue Analysis 2023 - FKM-Guideline Non-Linear

Location: Prague, Czechia

When: October 30 - November 1, 2023

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PhD positions at Purdue University in computational mechanics of materials, non-Newtonian fluids, AI applications

Ph.D. graduate assistant positions with full financial support are available (starting from Spring 2024/Fall 2024) in the School of Construction Management Technology at Purdue University. The admitted students are expected to work with Dr. Chengcheng Tao.


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PhD opening at the Pennsylvania State University in porous media physics

The Mehmani Research Group has one opening for a fully funded PhD student starting Fall 2024 in the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering ( at the Penn State University. The successful candidate will conduct research on the modeling of reactive transport, machine learning, multiscale algorithms, and multi-resolution imaging of geomaterials.

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Two Departmental Lecturer positions in Mechanics of Materials at the University of Oxford

The Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford intends to appoint two full-time Departmental Lecturers in Mechanics of Materials to join the Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering Group to commence as soon as possible. The successful candidates will work at the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford, OX1 3PJ).

Fully funded PhD positions in Cardiovascular Engineering (start Jan. 2024 or later)

Description: The Cardiovascular Engineering Lab (CEL) is actively recruiting multiple graduate students interested in pursuing a PhD in Biological Engineering or Engineering Science at Louisiana State University (LSU). Research focus is flexible, depending on the strengths and interests of the applicant. Projects at CEL encompass both experimental studies of cardiovascular biology and mechanics as well as computational modeling and simulation of cardiovascular function.

Tenure Track Faculty Openings Georgia Tech Aerospace

Dear Colleagues: 

The School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions. Applicants will be considered at all academic levels and any technical areas of relevance to aerospace systems, interpreted broadly.

More information can be found here:

Should you have any questions, do not hesitatate to contact me!

Christos Athanasiou

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PhD position in computational mechanics, FSI, and marine energy structures at Stony Brook University

A fully supported PhD position in computational mechanics and fluid-structure interaction (FSI) is available in the Department of Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University. The position is part of a collaborative project led by Drs. Rigoberto Burgueño, Paolo Celli, and George Moutsanidis. The successful applicant will work within an interdisciplinary research team focusing on the design of innovative structures for marine hydrokinetic energy devices, and will concentrate on the development and application of advanced numerical techniques to support these efforts.

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Nonlinear Mechanics of Remodeling

In this paper, we present a large-deformation formulation of the mechanics of remodeling. Remodeling is anelasticity with an internal constraint---material evolutions that are mass and volume-preserving.  In this special class of material evolutions, the explicit time dependence of the energy function is via one or more remodeling tensors that can be considered as internal variables of the theory. The governing equations of remodeling solids are derived using a two-potential approach and the Lagrange-d'Alembert principle.

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On the Shrimali and Lopez-Pamies theory on viscoelastic fracture mechanics

dear collegues


   I have been attracted recently by a theory from Shrimali and Lopez-Pamies which is based on experimental evidence obtained from Suo's group in Harvard in 2012 in a (limited, but significant) set of experiments on rubber.   The theory assumes that the stretch to nucleating a crack is constant and independent on stretch rate.  The theory is then built on that, to predict the increase of fracture energy with rate.


Ashby Postdoctural Fellowship in Mechanics and Materials (fixed term)

The Ashby Postdoctural Fellow will be given the opportunity to pursue independent research in the general area of mechanics and materials, as well as contribute to ongoing research in the Mechanics and/or Materials Groups.

The Fellowship is normally for 3 years, with the post holder located in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK.

Further information, including details of the application process can be found at:

Open Post-doc Position in solid mechanics/elasticity: New as of September 21 2023

New as of September 21 2023

I have a new Open Postdoc Position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

(Solid Mechanics, Elasticity, Composite Mechanics, Continuum Mechanics)

I have funding for a postdoctoral researcher. The position is initially for one year but can be extended to two and possibly three years depending on performance and availability of funding.
Interested applicants should send an email expressing interest and a CV to
Peter Schiavone

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PostDoc Position at Microsolidics Group, IIT Guwahati

Dear Colleagues,

I am looking for a potential postdoctoral fellow of any nationality to work at Microsolidics Group, IIT Guwahati in the area of micromechanics and homogenization of fibrous composites/ multiscale modeling of composites. 


There is a funding opportunity from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India limited to 2 years which is received by the candidate directly. The advertisement link is here.

Deadline: 08.10.2023, 17:00 hrs IST

Postdoc Positions in Biomechanics Lab at Medical College of Wisconsin

The Biomechanics Lab in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin is recruiting Postdoctoral Research Associates to work on biomechanics and biomedical engineering research. The successful candidates will work on and contribute to ongoing research that solves problems related to the cardiovascular and brain by developing multiscale/multiphysics computational models as well as publish peer-reviewed journal papers.

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Fully-Funded PhD position - Computational Soft Matter Research Group

 One fully funded Ph.D. position will be available either in Spring or Fall of 2024 at the Computational Soft Matter Lab, situated at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (( The  primary goal of this research project is to employ multiscale modeling and innovative simulation methods to explore the interactions of soft materials with interfaces and surfaces. 

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Tenure-track faculty position

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rochester is hiring tenure-track faculty in the area of experimental materials science.


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Multiple postdoc and PhD positions at the University of Oxford (deadline Sept 25)

Dear iMechanicians,

Let me bring to your attention the following PhD and postdoc positions within my group (the Mechanics of Materials Lab) at the University of Oxford. Please note the September 25 deadline for the postdoc jobs. 

General advert:

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Faculty positions at University of Michigan (Solid Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics)

There are multiple faculty positions (tenured/tenure-track, open rank) open in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. The focus of our search this year is in the areas of solid mechanics and fluid mechanics. Link to the announcement:



Vikram Gavini

Article: A new criterion for the instability threshold of a square tube bundle subject to an air-water cross-flow

We investigate the fluid-elastic instability of a square tube bundle subject to two-phase cross-flow. A dimensional analysis is carried out, leading to a new criterion of instability. This criterion establishes a direct link with the instability thresholds in single-phase flows. In parallel to the dimensional analysis, experimental work is carried out to i) determine the instability thresholds in single-phase flows (new relation between the Scruton, Stokes and Reynolds number), ii) to test the validity of the two-phase flow instability criterion, derived from the dimensional analysis.

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Assistant Professor in Fluid Dynamics at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dear Colleagues,

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of experimental fluid dynamics with applications to aerodynamics, turbulence, wind energy, flow control, bio-inspired flows, or related fields. Please see the job description here:


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