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Funded PhD position at the University of Southampton, UK

There is an opening for a funded PhD in mechanical engineering at the University of Southampton starting Fall 2023 or Spring 2024, under the supervision of Dr. Benjamin Cameron. This will involve the development of novel theoretical/computational methods to extract material properties from digital image correlation (or digital volume correlation) data in complex settings. See below for a more detailed description of the project. 

David J Unger's picture

plane stress, steady-state, mode I asymptotic solution for elastic / perfectly plastic materials

I would like to inform the fracture mechanics community of an asymptotic solution for the steady-state mode I crack problem for an elastic / perfectly plastic material under plane stress loading conditons.  See the following article in ZAMP, i.e., 

Unger, D.J. Plane stress asymptotic solution for steady crack growth in an elastic/perfectly plastic solid for mode I crack propagation. Z. Angew. Math. Phys. 74, 77 (2023).

Funded Ph.D. Openings at MEM, Drexel University, Philadelphia

There are openings for funded PhD positions in Dr. Yue Zheng's lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Drexel University, starting in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024. We're looking for highly motivated students who have a strong interest in the mechanics of soft materials and metamaterials. 

Check Yue ZHENG - Research ( for Dr. Zheng's past work.


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PhD Position, Mechanical Engineering-George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

A new PhD position is available at Tribology and Surface Mechanics lab for Fall 2023. Candidates with strong mechanical engineering background on solid mechanics and analytical works are encouraged to apply. Experience with FEM software is a must. Experience with ABAQUS is preferred. Master degree and previous experience in surface mechanics is a plus, but not required.

Eran Bouchbinder's picture

Postdoc position

Position title: Postdoctoral researcher in physics 



Article: Viscous Theory for the Vibrations of Coaxial Cylinders: Analytical Formulas for the Fluid Forces and the Modal Added Coefficients

This article addresses the small-amplitude forced beam vibrations of two coaxial finite-length cylinders separated by a viscous Newtonian fluid. A new theoretical approach based on an Helmholtz expansion of the fluid velocity vector is carried out, leading to a full analytical expression of the fluid forces and subsequently of the modal added mass and damping coefficients. Our theory shows that the fluid forces are linear combinations of the Fourier harmonics of the vibration modes.

Postdoctoral research associate position in computational Mechanics of Materials

A postdoctoral research associate position is available starting immediately in the area of modeling material behavior with emphasis on energetic materials. Candidates with expertise in multiscale techniques and experience with reactive models

are particularly encouraged to apply. The hire must be currently present in the United States. The qualified candidate will have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science. The duration of the appointment is one year.

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Ph.D. and Postdoctoral positions at the University of Connecticut

The Wang Research lab ( in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) and the Institute of Materials Science (IMS) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) has multiple Ph.D. positions and postdoc positions with details described below.


Ph.D. positions

montero's picture

Engineer internship position followed by a PhD thesis

Title: Computational modeling of lithium ion battery electrode manufacturing

frankyong0707's picture

Ph.D. Position at Binghamton University (SUNY)

We are seeking to recruit a PhD student with full financial support in the form of research assistant/teaching assistant in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Binghamton University (SUNY), starting Fall 2023 or Spring 2024. The student will work in a diverse and inclusive research team and collaborate with experimentalists at the University of Minnesota, UC Riverside, Rutgers University. Interested candidates should send a CV (including GRE/TOFEL scores and contact information of at least three professional references) and transcripts to Dr. Xin Yong (xyong at binghamton dot edu).

Research Associate in SERB-CRG Project

Research Associate Position in SERB sponsored Project

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PhD and Master’s Positions in Soft Tissue Mechanics

The LESION (CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM BIOMECHANICS) Laboratory at the University of Mississippi's Department of Biomedical Engineering is seeking graduate students (PhD, MSc).

The LESION Lab aims to develop imaging and modeling tools for the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of central nervous system disorders, with a particular focus on diseases related to the eye and brain, such as glaucoma and traumatic brain injury.

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About plastic anisotropy and thermomechanical coupling

A point that has been overlooked is whether plastic anisotropy affects the thermomechanical coupling, expressed via the Taylor Quinney coefficient.
In a paper to appear in IJ. Eng. Sc., Gleb Gil Goviazin and I address this issue experimentally. The abstract follows:
An nteresting point that G. Goviazin and I report about in a paper to appear in Int. J. Eng. Science.



Does plastic anisotropy affect the thermo-mechanical coupling in steel?

Postdoc position on digital twins for machines and structures

Are you interested in developing Digital Twin technology for machines and structures? Do you have experience with virtual/hybrid testing and/or structural health monitoring? Are you eager to bridge the gap between structural engineering and cyber-physical system engineering? Then the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering invites you to apply for a 1.0-year Postdoc position funded by the IFD project “Cyber-physical systems for machines and structures – CP-SENS.”

Expected start date and duration of employment

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3rd International Workshop on Plasticity, Damage and Fracture of Engineering Materials

 Dear colleagues,

Allow me to bring to your attention the 3rd edition of the International Workshop on Plasticity, Damage and Fracture of Engineering Materials, to be held in Istambul on October 4-6, 2023 (Link

Ramathasan Thevamaran's picture

Dynamic Hardness Evolution in Metals from Impact Induced Gradient Dislocation Density

Dear Colleagues,

I invite you to read our recent publication on Acta Materialia on the dynamic hardness evolution in metals.


arash_yavari's picture

Finite Extension of Accreting Nonlinear Elastic Solid Circular Cylinders

In this paper we formulate and solve the initial-boundary value problem of accreting circular cylindrical bars under finite extension. We assume that the bar grows by printing stress-free cylindrical layers on its boundary cylinder while it is undergoing a time-dependent finite extension. Accretion induces eigenstrains, and consequently residual stresses. We formulate the anelasticity problem by first constructing the natural Riemannian metric of the growing bar. This metric explicitly depends on the history of deformation during the accretion process.

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Dear Colleagues,


It gives us great pleasure to announce the Euromech Colloquium “CELLULAR MECHANOBIOLOGY AND MORPHOGENESIS” to be held in Sirmione, Italy, 21-24 August 2023 (

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Mini-symposium at ASME IMECE 2023 on scientific machine learning and uncertainty quantification

Jessica  Zhang, Alireza Tabarraei, Kathryn Maupin, and myself are organizing a mini-symposium on “Data-Enabled Predictive Modeling, Machine Learning, and Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Mechanics,” in the ASME IMECE 2023 (October 29 – November 2, 2023). The symposium solicits abstracts on novel scientific machine learning (SciML) and uncertainty quantification (UQ) methods a wide range of applications across science, engineering, and medicine.


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