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Multiple PhD positions starting in 2021


We are looking for candidates to join the Utah Waves and Architected Materials Group . We have fully funded openings for undergrads, MS and PhD. 


Applicants with track record / experience / expertise / strong passion in ANY ONE of the following technical fields are especially valued:

·        Finite element simulations

Cemal Basaran's picture

Two Post-Doc Positions, in Unified Mechanics Theory

Two Post-Doc Positions are available, Unified Mechanics Theory will be adopted for High Entropy Alloys.

Two Post-doctoral Researchers are sought to work on the H2020-SPACE project ATLAS (Advanced Design of High Entropy Alloys Based Materials for Space Propulsion)

Teng Li's picture

EML Webinar on October 28, 2020 on Multi-scale and Trans-scale Analysis in Particle-laden Turbulence

EML Webinar on 28 October 2020 will be given by Prof. Xiaojing Zheng, Lanzhou University. Discussion leader: Prof. Yujie Wei, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Title: Multi-scale and Trans-scale Analysis in Particle-laden Turbulence

esis's picture

Discussion of fracture paper #27 - Phase-field modelling of cracks and interfaces

Landau and Ginzburg formulated a theory that includes the free energy of phases, with the purpose to derive coupled PDEs describing the dynamics of phase transformations. Their model with focus on the phase transition process itself also found many other applications, not the least because many exact solutions can be obtained. During the last few decades, with focus on the bulk material rather than the phase transition, the theory has been used as a convenient tool in numerical analyses to keep track of cracks and other moving boundaries.

Teng Li's picture

EML Webinar on October 21, 2020: 3D Printing Functional Materials and Devices

EML Webinar on 21 October 2020 will be given by Michael Mcalpine, University of Minnesota. Discussion Leader: Sheng Xu, UCSD.

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Fully funded PhD positions available in Materials Science and Engineering at Tampere University, Finland

Fully funded, four year PhD positions in Materials Science and Engineering available at Tampere University, Finland.  

Application deadline: 29th Oct 2020 (apply as soon as possible!)

Refer: for more details and to apply for these positions.  

Chris Kube's picture

Funded PhD position available at Penn State

Interested students can apply here . A multi-year fully funded PhD research assistantship in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics is available. The project focuses on in situ monitoring of microstructure variation and residual stress during the powder bed fusion additive manufacturing process.

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The Mechanochemistry Discussions

Dear iMechanical Community

Pai Wang's picture

Utah Virtual Open House

The department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah is hosting a Virtual Open House for prospective graduate students and we'd love for you to attend!  We will be going over general program information, how to apply, and how to finance your degree. We’ll also have a faculty and student panel and virtual live lab tours!  This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about our program and see if it's a good fit for you! Register below (space is limited due to Zoom capabilities).

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Fully-funded PhD positions in Multi-scale Mechanics Modelling, University of Groningen (Netherlands)

Multiple fully funded PhD positions are available in the group of Francesco Maresca ( at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, in Multi-scale mechanics modelling of materials, with focus on:

1. Hydrogen Embrittlement in Steels;

2. Solute strengthening in High Entropy Alloys.

Bin Wang's picture

keep reading-17


Bioinspired hybrid materials from spray-formed ceramic templates, Dwivedi, Flynn, Resnick, Sampath, Gouldstone, Advanced Materials, 2015


Jinxiong Zhou's picture

A predictive deep-learning approach for homogenization of auxetic kirigami metamaterials with randomly oriented cuts

This paper describes a data-driven approach to predict mechanical properties of auxetic kirigami metamaterials with randomly oriented cuts. The finite element method (FEM)was used to generate datasets, the convolutional neural network (CNN) was introduced to train these data, and an implicit mapping between the input orientations of cuts and the output Young’s modulus and Poisson’s ratio of the kirigami sheets was established. With this input–output relationship in hand, a quick estimation of auxetic behavior of kirigami metamaterials is straightforward.

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Immediate Postdoc position available at George Mason University

An immediate postdoc position is available in Mechanical Engineering Department at George Mason University. The candidate must have strong background in computational solid mechanics and materials engineering and be willing to perform experimental work when needed. Prior experience in CFD is required. Interested candidate may send CV and interest letter to

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Architected Elastomer Networks for Optimal Electromechanical Response

Dear Colleagues,

This is the preprint of an article on the design of elastomer networks for optimal electromechanical response that will appear in JMPS. We explore how various structural properties of an elastomer network (e.g. density of cross-links, fraction of loose-end monomers, orientation density of chains, etc.) affects both its bulk elastic and dielectric properties, and its performance as an actuator. (


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NSF: Mechanics of Materials and Structures (MoMS) Program Listserv

Dear US Academic Researchers,

If you want to get on to the announcement listserv dedicated to the Mechanics of Materials & Structures (MoMS) program at the National Sciecne Foundation, then perform this task:

Send an email to with the message

subscribe MOMS Full_Name

e.g., subscribe MoMS John Smith

Zhen Yin's picture

Journal Club for October 2020: Toughening Transparent Ceramics with Bio-inspired Architectures

Toughening Transparent Ceramics with Bio-inspired Architectures

Zhen Yin (1, 2)

1 McGill University, Canada

2 Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany

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(Deadline Nov 30th, 2020) Call for Nominations for the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty

It is my pleasure to solicit nominations for the "Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty". This award, launched in 2012, 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. While interdisciplinary work that bridges mechanics with physics, chemistry, biology and other disciplines is encouraged, the ideal awardee will demonstrate clear inspiration from mechanics in his/her research.

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Phase-field modeling of crack propagation in polycrystalline materials

A phase-field model based on a modified form of the regularized formulation of Griffith’s fracture theory is presented to investigate intergranular and transgranular crack propagations in polycrystalline brittle materials. Grains and grain boundaries are incorporated in the crack initiation and propagation model based on a phase-field model for grain growth, in which the elastic anisotropy varies based on the grain orientation angle, and the grain boundary energy is related to the misorientation angle of the adjacent grains.

Jihong Ma's picture

One PhD Position in Computational Nanomaterials at the University of Vermont

One fully-funded Ph.D. position is now available immediately in the area of computational nanomaterials in the group of Dr. Jihong Ma ( at the University of Vermont.


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