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Open Postdoc Position at the University of Utah (Aerospace, Computational Mechanics, Data Science)

A new center at the University of Utah is being formed to lead cross-cutting aerospace materials research. The center will support the missions of NASA, DOD, DOE, and local aerospace industry in Utah with applications in structures, multifunctional materials, energy storage, and radiation shielding. The center is directed by Dr. Mike Kirby and Dr. Jacob Hochhalter.

PhD positions in computational mechanics and additive manufacturing

Two fully funded PhD positions are available in my group in the Mechanical Engineering department at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Successful applicants are expected to work on the development of innovative high performance computational methods for multi-scale modeling of additive manufacturing process and materials. Interested candidates that meet at least two of following requirements are encouraged to apply:

1. Bachelor's degree (or Master) in Mechanical engineering, Civil engineering, Materials science, or relevant fields.

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Full-Time Position in Schlumberger - Modeling and Simulation Engineer – FEA

Title: Modeling and Simulation Engineer

Category: Full-time position in industry

Employer: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Location: United States, Texas, Sugar Land

Opening Date: 01/01/2023



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Ryan C. Hurley takes the role of the next Editor of iMechanica Journal Club

Ryan C. Hurley of the Johns Hopkins University will be the next Editor of the iMechanica Journal Club. The Journal Club was initiated in January 2007, soon after the launch of iMechanica. It has quickly grown into a flagship feature of iMechanica, epitomizing the vibrant topics and dynamic researchers at the frontier of mechanics.

Funded PhD positions in the area of neutron irradiation effects on metals


We are looking for self-motivated and enthusiastic students with a degree in mechanical or materials engineering. Students with following backgrounds are strongly recommended to apply:

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Discussion of fracture paper #36 - The Double-K Fracture Model

The fracture of concrete and other semi-brittle materials offers some simplifications that simplify the analytical analysis. The simple check that reveals if something broken requires an elastic or an elastic-plastic fracture mechanical analysis by just trying to fit the pieces together sometimes fails. The suggestion is that if they do not fit together, we have an elastic-plastic fracture and if they do we have an elastic fracture. We may jump to the false conclusion that linear elastic fracture mechanics can be applied.

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postdoc positions available in the areas of computational fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, and aeroelasticity

The Gu Research Group at UC Berkeley has postdoc positions available in the areas of computational fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, and aeroelasticity. Interested candidates should contact Prof. Grace Gu at and attach your CV. 

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Postdoc openings in mechanics of advanced materials and structures

Postdoctoral positions are immediately available in the Department of School of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (First Class Academic Discipline) at Central South University in Dr. Li research group. Dr. Li’s research focuses on the theoretical, experimental, and computational studies of the mechanics of advanced materials and structures. The candidates are required to have expertise in one of the following areas:

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Two post-doctor positions at Zhejiang University, China

Postdoc positions are available in Dr Min Luo’s group ( at the Ocean College of Zhejiang University, China (ranked #45 in QS Global World Rankings 2022).

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Bridging necking and shear-banding mediated tensile failure in glasses

The transition between necking-mediated tensile failure of glasses, at elevated temperatures

and/or low strain-rates, and shear-banding-mediated tensile failure, at low temperatures and/or

high strain-rates, is investigated using tensile experiments on metallic glasses and atomistic simula-

tions. We experimentally and simulationally show that this transition occurs through a sequence of

macroscopic failure patterns, parametrized by the ultimate tensile strength. Quantitatively analyz-

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Brittle‑to‑ductile transitions in glasses: Roles of soft defects and loading geometry

Understanding the fracture toughness of glasses is of prime importance for

science and technology. We study it here using extensive atomistic simulations in

which the interaction potential, glass transition cooling rate, and loading geometry

are systematically varied, mimicking a broad range of experimentally accessible

properties. Glasses’ non-equilibrium mechanical disorder is quantified through

Ag, the dimensionless prefactor of the universal spectrum of non-phononic

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Research Fellow position on concrete structures against high velocity impact loading conditions

In this project, the research fellow is expected to work on the K&C concrete model in LS-DYNA. Focusing on normal strength concretes of ~45 to 60 MPa compressive strengths, the research fellow has to calibrate the material parameters against experimental data, and to establish all modelling inputs for simulating the response of concrete structures against very high impact loading conditions. The numerical predictions will be benchmarked against experimental data.

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The Laboratory for Fluid-Structure Interaction (LIFE) ( of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) (

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Inverse design of 3D reconfigurable architected materials

We developed an inverse design method for constructing 3D reconfigurable architected structures — we synthesized modular origami structures whose unit cells can be volumetrically mapped into a prescribed 3D curvilinear shape followed by volumetric shrinkage for constructing modules. After modification of tubular geometry, we searched modular origamis’ geometry and topology for target mobility using a topological reconstruction of modules.

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Dynamic Equilibrium Equations in Unified Mechanics Theory

Traditionally dynamic analysis is done using Newton’s universal laws of the equation of motion. According to the laws of Newtonian mechanics, the x, y, z, space-time coordinate system does not include a term for energy loss, an empirical damping term “C” is used in the dynamic equilibrium equation. Energy loss in any system is governed by the laws of thermodynamics. Unified Mechanics Theory (UMT) unifies the universal laws of motion of Newton and the laws of thermodynamics at ab-initio level.

PhD positions in computational cardiovascular biomechanics at University of Glasgow

Are you interested in a PhD in the exciting interdisciplinary field of computational cardiovascular biomechanics? If so, there are positions available in my research group and details are provided below.

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PhD opening in mechanics/dynamics of adaptive structures at Stony Brook University

One fully funded Ph.D. position is available in the Dynamic Structures Lab at Stony Brook University. The intended starting semester is Fall 2023.

A good applicant has a background in engineering, physics or mathematics, and is passionate about mechanics and its application to structural systems at various lengthscales. An ideal applicant has coding experience, is creative and can make things.

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PhD Opportunity in Metal Additive Manufacturing

Structured PhD in Applied Mathematics (4-years full-time)

Project topic: Prediction of the plastic yielding of additively manufactured Steel 316L: Development and validation of a physics-informed mathematical model

Project supervisors: Dr. Doireann O’Kiely, Dr. Kyriakos Kourousis and Professor Michael Vynnycky.

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Postdoc and PhD positions in Uncertainty Quantification and Computational Mechanics - Houston, TX

The Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) Lab at the University of Houston (UH), led by Dr. Ruda Zhang, invites applications for:

  • two (2) PhD student positions in areas of data-driven engineering and uncertainty quantification, and
  • one (1) postdoctoral researcher in areas of surrogate modeling and data-driven dynamics.

For job details and updates, see lab webpage:

 PhD Students - 2023

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Open Ph.D. and Postdoc Positions in Multiscale Modeling of Materials at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA

Our group in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is working on a range of problems, involving mechanics and physics of 2D materials, soft materials and biological systems. We employ methods of continuum mechanics, mathematics, statistical physics and atomistic simulations to explore the mechanics of 2D materials, electromechanical coupling in soft materials, as well as physical mechanisms underlying the interface of nanomaterials and biology.

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PhD position in cold regions offshore wind

Our ice mechanics group at Aalto University (Finland) is looking for a PhD-student to work on offshore wind in cold sea areas. We will use discrete element method to study how drifting sea ice affects an offshore wind farm and how the wind farm affects the sea ice surrounding it.


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