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Ph.D. position in solid mechanics at Mahindra University, India

Applications are invited for a Ph.D. position in the area of theoretical/computational solid mechanics. Some topics of research interest are elasticity theory, wave propagation, dynamic fracture and friction, and earthquake dynamics. A good background in mathematical modeling, applied mathematics and scientific computing is required.

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Invitation to MS on Performance-portable algorithms for unstructured mesh applications at USNCCM17

We invite you to participate in a minisymposium at the 17th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM17) conference that will take place in Albuquerque, NM, USA, from July 23-27, 2023. The title of the minisymposium is "Performance-portable algorithms for unstructured mesh applications” (  Abstracts are due by January 15, 2023. 

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Predicting high cycle and ultrasonic vibration fatigue with unified mechanics theory

The unified mechanics theory (UMT) is ab-initio unification of the second law of thermodynamics and Newton's universal laws of motion, in which Boltzmann's second law of entropy formulation governs dissipation & degradation. Hence, the unified mechanics theory does not require any empirical dissipation & degradation potential function or an empirical void evolution function. Material degradation is quantified on the Thermodynamic state index (TSI) axis based on the specific entropy production, which starts at zero and asymptotically approaches one at failure.

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CSME Congress 2023 - Symposium on Solid Mechanics


Symposium Co-Chairs:

Dr. Hamid Akbarzadeh (McGill University) and Dr. Sardar Malek (University of Victoria)

Call for Papers – Submission Deadline: January 15, 2023

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Multiple positions (postdoc and Ph.D) available at MECH - UBC (Vancouver)


Several openings are available in my group ( at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Positions are available immediately and for September 2023. Please see the description below. Applicants that identify themselves as minorities and underrepresented groups in academia are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Antiplane Spectral Boundary Integral Equation Method for an Interface Between a Layer and a Half-Plane

Antiplane Spectral Boundary Integral Equation Method for an Interface Between a Layer and a Half-Plane

Avinash Gupta, Kunnath Ranjith


PhD opportunities

Applicants are sought for PhD positions at Griffith University, Gold Coast (Australia).

If you are interested in a PhD in fibre-reinforced composite materials, please contact me with the following information:

* Brief CV/Resume

* List of publications

* Academic transcript from your Mechanical Engineering Honours degree (or degree from a closely related field).


Associate Professor Wayne Hall (email:

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Ph.D. positions in flexible electronics at University of Southern California

We have several Ph.D. positions available in our group ( in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at University of Southern California for Fall 2023. We are an interdesciplinary group with broad interests in flexible and stretchable sensors, experimental mechanics, advanced materials, and micro/nano manufacturing. Our focus areas include 3D soft electronics, brain-machine interfaces, unconventional micro/nano fabrication, and engineered surfaces/interfaces.

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Immediate opening of RA position at the University of Wyoming for Spring 2023, modeling of fracture in heterogeneous material subjected to multiphysics environment.

The Computations for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Laboratory (CAMML) in the College of Engineering and Physical Science at the University of Wyoming has an immediate opening for a PhD research assistant available, in the general area of modeling of damage and failure in heterogeneous material subjected to multiphysics environment, with a starting date of Spring 2023. 

Research Fellow position in cell mechanics available at NTU, Singapore

We are seeking strongly motivated candidates to fill one Research Fellow position in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. The successful candidate will work on experimental studies in the area of cell mechanics. We are particularly interested in candidates with research experience in tissue engineering, drug delivery, mechanobiology and applied mechanics. 

Required Qualifications:

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Modeling fatigue of pre-corroded metals with unified mechanics theory

The unified mechanics theory (UMT) was used to develop a model to predict the fatigue life of pre-corroded steel samples with BCC structure. Details of the experimental validation are also provided.

3 PhD Research Assistant positions in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno

3 PhD Research Assistant positions in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno starting Spring 2023 or Fall 2023.  The first position is on computational modeling of deformation in nanocrystalline metals, the second on modeling stress corrosion cracking in nuclear materials, the third position is on mdeling deformation in metal/metallic glass composites. Applicants with a background or interest in these research fields are preferred. 

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Peeling by pulling: In situ SEM blister test on nanoflakes

Dear iMechanicians,

I want to share our recent work published in Nano Letters on the blister test of nanoflakes. The title, abstract, and links for data are as follows:

Pull-to-Peel of Two-Dimensional Materials for the Simultaneous Determination of Elasticity and Adhesion 

Zheng Fang, Zhaohe Dai*, Bingjie Wang, Zhongzheng Tian, Chuanli Yu, Qing Chen, and Xianlong Wei*

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Keh-Chih Hwang(黄克智)passed away on 6 December 2022

It is with great sadness that we post this entry.  Keh-Chih Hwang passed away in Beijing this afternoon, 6 December 2022. 


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Research fellow position in mechanics of smart polymers for soft robotics

A research fellow position is available at University of Pavia in Italy starting February-May 2023. The position is part of a project in collaboration with Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Giulia Scalet (

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Wrinkling of twisted thin films

Thin films usually exhibit instabilities and yield intricate wrinkles when two clamped ends are twisted. Here, we explore the wrinkling behavior and pitch-fork bifurcation of twisted thin films experimentally and theoretically. To quantitatively predict the post-buckling evolution of twist-induced wrinkling morphology, we develop a refined finite-strain plate model derived from 3D field equations and then solve it by using the finite element method with COMSOL. We examine the effects of aspect ratios and pre-tension on the wrinkling profile.

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Two PhD positions in the School of Packaging at Michigan State University

Two PhD positions (Spring or Fall 2023) are available in Packaging Dynamics area in the School of Packaging at Michigan State University.

Basic requirements: A master's degree in mechanical/civil engineering, with a focus on solid mechanics 

Preferred knowledge/skills/records: Vibrations, Composites mechanics, Fracture, Energy harvesting // Experimental solid mechanics // Finite Element Method // Machine Learning // Published research papers 

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Global Composites Experts Webinar by Dr. Steve Tsai

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

Title:  Master Laminates to Simplify Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of Composites

Speaker:  Dr. Steve Tsai, Stanford University

Time: 12/8, 11AM-12PM EST.

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Post-doctoral Position in Solid Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin

This position was originally advertised in Summer of 2022. see

The search has now been reopened. Interested applicants should send their CV and a list of three references by December 20, 2022 for full consideration.

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International Graduate Admissions - Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) will hold an online information session on “Briefing on 2023 International Graduate Admissions - Masters and Ph.D. programs”  on Friday, Dec 9th.  In addition, the UM-SJTU Joint Institute (JI) will organize a specific info session following the SJTU opening introduction.    Please see the attached flyers for more information.  


Briefing on 2023 SJTU International Graduate Admissions

Time: 16:00 - 17:30 on Dec 9th (Beijing Time)

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PhD in Mechanics of Soft Materials

Ph.D. position at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.  The research is concerned with experiments and modeling of failure and fracture in soft materials.  Preference will be given to candidates with background in nonlinear finite element methods and constitutive modeling. If you are interested, please send an email to me at: with a single PDF file containing your CV, grades, names of two references, and a brief description of how your experience and background meet the requirements for this positi

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Coupling of a magnetic field with instability

A bistable curved beam with magnetic torque-driven actuation has the potential for fast and untethered reconfiguration of metamaterials. However, no modeling method of a bistable curved beam whose instability is coupled with an external magnetic field for the design of active metamaterials. A bistable curved beam's second mode (S-shape) generation is essential for a multimodal and multistep reconfiguration of metamaterials, which was not explored before.

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Multiple Positions on Robotic Metamaterials and Flexible Electronics at Duke University

My lab is looking for strongly motivated Ph.D. students and Postdocs to join our group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Duke University. We conduct research on human-centered materials intelligence through a combination of flexible electronics, robotic metamaterials, and artificial intelligence. Two positions are available immediately. 


Position 1: The project will focus on the design, fabrication, and testing of robotic mechanical metamaterials.


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