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Nonlinear statistical mechanics drives intrinsic electrostriction and volumetric torque in polymer networks

Dear colleagues,

We invite you to see the preprint of our new paper "Nonlinear statistical mechanics drives intrinsic electrostriction and volumetric torque in polymer networks" that will appear in Physical Review E. Here we use a nonlinear statistical mechanics approach to the electroelasticity of dielectric polymer chains and obtain a two-way coupling between chain deformation and dielectric response. This two-way coupling leads to electrically induced stresses and volumetric torques within an elastomer network which can be leveraged to develop higher efficiency soft actuators, electroactive materials, and novel electromechanical mechanisms. (

EMI Announces the Winners of Several Prestigious Mechanics Awards

The Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE, is pleased to announce the winners of several 2021 prestigious mechanics awards.  

See details here.

 The presentation of the award will take place during the Award Ceremony of the EMI PMC 2021 Conference to be held as a virtual event on May 25-28.  

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David Henann is the recipient of the 2020 Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty

It gives me great pleasure to announce the outcome of the 2020 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.

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Postdoc in materials atomistic and multiscale modeling

A postdoctoral associate position is available at University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) with Prof. Wei Gao, starting 9/1/2021. The candidate is expected to have a strong background in materials modeling, with at least one of the following skills: density functional theory, molecular dynamics, phase field method and machine learning. The research project will focus broadly on studying the phase transformation and related mechanical behavior in structural and functional materials.

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PhD Positions at Texas A&M University

Two PhD positions are available in the Computational Cardiovascular Bioengineering Lab (C2BL) at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University for Spring 2022 entry. The positions will focus on cardiac imaging, inverse modeling, and machine learning. Candidates with a strong background in mechanics and computational modeling/programming and an interest in cardiovascular medicine are encouraged to send their CV to The Spring 2022 application deadline is July 1st.

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Webinar: Efficient High-Fidelity Design and Optimization of Composite Blades/Wings Using VABS

On April 27th we will present a webinar hosted by our partner @Altair where we will share efficient high-fidelity design and optimization of composite blades using VABS. Register now at

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Implementation of Abaqus user subroutines and plugin for thermal analysis of powder-bed electron-beam-melting additive manufacturing process

Electron beam melting (EBM) is a metal powder bed fusion additive manufacturing (AM) technology that is widely used for making three-dimensional (3D) objects by adding materials layer by layer. EBM is a very complex thermal process which involves several physical phenomena such as moving heat source, material state change, and material deposition. Conventionally, these phenomena are implemented using in-house codes or embedding some user subroutines in commonly used commercial software packages, like Abaqus, which generally requires considerable expertise.

Ph.D. Positions in 3D printed Composites for civil infrastructure and advanced multifunctional durable concretes/cementitious materials - University of Rhode Island, RI, USA

Ph.D. positions (Graduate Research Assistantship)  are available in the field of: (1) 3D printed composite materials for durable infrastructure and (2) advanced multifunctional durable concrete and cementitious materials.  The research work will have both computational and experimental components. Individuals interested in 3D printed polymer composites, multifunctional concretes, multiscale/multiphysics material modeling, and experimental mechanics are encouraged to apply. The positions start Fall 2021 (August 2021).

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Applied Mechanics Reviews

Applied Mechanics Reviews (AMR), a flagship journal of the ASME, is dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion and recognizes these values as pillars of a rich and vibrant scientific community. To pledge its commitment, AMR is proud to announce the appointment of two Diversity Advocates on its editorial board. For a full statement from the AMR Editorial Board, please see the editorial at the link below:


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Postdoc position in Mechanics of Materials at the University of Oxford

Dear Colleagues,

I am looking for a talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher to join my group at the University of Oxford in September 2021 (2-year contract). The project focuses on the constitutive modelling of biodegradable polymers (large deformations coupled to mass transport and chemical reactions). Candidates should have a strong background in continuum mechanics, constitutive modelling (hyperelasticity, viscoplasticity) and finite element methods. 

A complete description of the position is attached.

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Ph.D. Positions in Mechanics and Materials at the University of Houston

We have open Ph.D. positions in my group at the University of Houston (UH) this Fall or Spring 2022. The general area of research is the mechanics of material failure. Of particular interest, is understanding how microstructures influence damage and fracture processes in advanced materials including metals and polymers. We formulate theoretical frameworks to assess and predict material behaviors at different length-scales via computational modeling and simulations. We closely collaborate with experimental groups.

E-Poster Competition on Composite Materials - FutureComposites 2021, KAUST

Dear Colleagues,

The Composites Heterogeneous Materials Analysis and Simulation (COHMAS) Laboratory at KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology), Saudi Arabia, is pleased to announce e-poster competition on composite materials.

Ph.D. position at the Mechanical Engineering Department of University of Houston

There is a Ph.D. opening in my research group in the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Houston to be filled as soon as possible.
The research topic is multiscale modeling of the deformation response of SMAs through Machine Learning and Bayesian Inference.

Interested applicants are requested to contact Theocharis Baxevanis ( with a brief cover letter that includes a summary of skills and copy of CV.
A master's degree in the areas of computational/continuum/fracture mechanics is required.

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One PhD opening in Atomistic and Multiscale Computational Mechanics at the University of Alabama

A PhD position is available as early as Fall, 2021 or Spring 2022 in Dr. Ning Zhang’s group at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa).

Funded MSc or PhD position at École de Technologie Supérieure, Montréal, Canada

Our industrial group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at École de Technologie Supérieure is seeking a talented and highly motivated MSc/PhD candidate who has a strong background in 3D Metrology, Computational Metrology, Computer-Aided Inspection, and CAD/CAM.


The candidate (especially the PhD candidate) should have solid knowledge about Point Cloud and considerable expertise in PolyWorks Software.

The selected applicant will receive financial support.

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Postdoctoral Position Opening at Northwestern University

A postdoctoral associate position is available immediately at the Computational Nanodynamics Laboratory at Northwestern University with Prof. Sinan Keten.

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Immediate Postdoc Openings - Modeling of materials

There are two immediate postdoc positions in the Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at the University of Alabama on multiscale modeling of materials and processes. 

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Global Composites Experts Webinar by Dr. R. Byron Pipes

cdmHUB invites you to attend the Global Composites Experts Webinar Series. 

Title: Rheology of Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic Polymer Composites

Speaker: Dr.  R. Byron Pipes

Time: 4/22, 11AM-12PM EST.

Please go to to register for this webinar.

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Postdoctoral Position in geotechnical earthquake engineering at Université Gustave Eiffel (France)

A postdoctoral  position is open at Université Gustave Eiffel, France. The project will focus on Centrifuge Modelling of soft soil reinforced by rigid inclusions subjected to seismic loading. The post-doctoral researcher will carry out experimental studies on the soil-rigid inclusion-superstructure interaction taking into account several highlighted factors. The experimental study will also provide essential data for numerical modeling.

Start date: October, 2021

Application deadline: Open until Filled

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1st virtual colloquium on Fracture across Scales

I would like to direct your attention to our 1st Virtual FRASCAL Colloquium which is organized by the DFG funded Research Training Group GRK 2423 "FRASCAL - Fracture across Scales".

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PhD Position in Computational Crystal Plasticity

The Advaced Computational Materials Engineering Laboratory (ACME Lab), under the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama is seeking qualified candidates for an open PhD position. This position is open to US citizens.


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