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Ph.D. Research Positions in Bio-Inspired Self-Healing of Cementitious Materials

Ph.D. research positions are available immediately in the Advanced Materials Research Lab at the University of Miami to perform NSF-funded research in the area of bio-inspired self-healing of cementitious materials. Highly motivated applicants are encouraged to send a CV to Dr. Ali Ghahremaninezhad via email at

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PhD position for EU/UK in Digital Manufacturing of Graphene-Enhanced Composites for Electric Vehicles (GraphEVe)

This project will focus on developing innovative and advanced simulation tools (non-isothermal multi-scale multi-phase flow solver) to manufacture graphene-enhanced polymer composites, which can be used in in EVs with applications in battery cooling systems, battery module housing, and structure of the car body, with improved curing and cooling cycles, reduced time and cost, and tailored thermal-mechanical properties of parts.


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Discussion of fracture paper #24 - The sound of crack growth

Carbon fibre reinforced polymers combines desired features from different worlds. The fibres are stiff and hard, while the polymers are the opposite, weak, soft and with irrelevant fracture toughness. Irrelevant considering the small in-plane deformation that the fibres can handle before they break. It is not totally surprising that one can make composites that display the best properties from each material. Perhaps less obvious or even surprising is that materials and composition can be designed to make the composite properties go beyond what the constituent materials are even near.

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Ph.D. position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UBC

A PhD position is available in the Modelling and simulation group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. The position is related to the computational design of lightweight alloys based on high-entropy alloys and metallic materials with nano-architected structure (see sample here).

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Elastic behavior in porous materials

In the work shown here:

Multiscale modeling of effective elastic properties of fluid-filled porous materials

The elastic deformation and its dependence on fluid displacement is studied at two distinct scales, to address the multi-scale nature of porous structures in nature.




Lihua Jin's picture

A postdoc opening at UCLA

There is an immediate opening of a postdoctoral researcher in the Mechanics of Soft Materials Lab ( in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. The research will be on experimental mechanics of soft materials, and fabrication of soft machines. The successful candidate should have a PhD degree with expertise in experimental polymer chemistry and polymer materials.

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Symposium on Coupled Problems in Material Mechanics at EMMC17, May 27-29, 2020, Madrid.

Dear colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the following symposium at the 17th European Mechanics of Materials Conference (EMMC17) to be held in Madrid, May 27-29, 2020:

S9: Coupled Problems in Material Mechanics 

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Postdoc opening at Purdue

We have an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to perform original research on computational fluid dynamics, with particular emphasis on biofluids. The successful candidate will develop numerical methods to model coupled processes on high-performance computing platforms. This position is in the Gomez Research Group ( in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue. This is a one-year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years.


Cai Wei's picture

Stephen Timoshenko Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University (2020)

The Mechanics and Computation Group (Department of Mechanical Engineering) at Stanford University is seeking applicants for the “Stephen Timoshenko Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship.” This appointment is for a term of two years, beginning in September 2020.

Faculty Positions in Civil & Systems Engineering at Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Civil Engineering (currently transitioning to the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering) seeks applicants for tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at all levels and across all areas of Civil and/or Systems Engineering.

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Postdoctoral position at the Polytechnic Univesity of Hauts-de-France

Proposal of a Postdoctoral position

Fall of the vulnerable person – Impact Modeling of a fall on the human skeleton taking into account the variability between individuals

Salary level: 32k€ gross annual (2669.34€/month)
Host institution: Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France
Lab. LAMIH (
Partner : CHRU de Lille, Lab. d’anatomie.
Starting date: January 2020
Duration: 12 months

Xuanhe Zhao's picture

Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering at MIT

Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

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Abstract Deadline Extended: SEM 2020 Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues,


The SEM 2020 annual conference abstract deadline has been extended to Monday, October 28, 2019. Please see the Call for Abstracts below and consider submitting an abstract.


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ASME Robert Henry Thurston Lecture at IMECE 2019

Professor Yonggang Huang from Northwestern University will deliver the ASME Robert Henry Thurston Lecture during the IMECE 2019 at Salt Lake City, Utah. The time and location of this lecture is as follows:

TIME: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, November 13 (Wednesday)

LOCATION: Room 151 G, 1st Level, Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center

More information about this lecture can be found in the attached flyer.

PhD openings in solid/structural mechanics at Stony Brook University

I would like to advertise several openings for Ph.D. students in my recently-established research group, the Dynamic Structures Laboratory at Stony Brook University. The intended starting semester is Fall 2020.

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Drastic swelling-induced softening of polymer networks with non-covalent cross-linking bonds

Our recent work introduces a microscopically motivated model for the swelling response of polymer networks with non-covalent cross-linking bonds.

Fred Sansoz's picture

PhD Position in Nanocrystalline Alloys at the University of Vermont (USA)

A new PhD position is available immediately in my group in the area of computational atomistic modeling of grain-boundary segregation and plasticity mechanisms in nanocrystalline alloys. Full description available in the attached file. 

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Multiple faculty positions in Mechanics and Materials at TU/e Eindhoven

There are several openings for faculty positions in the field of Mechanics and Materials in our Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands. The department is seeking for outstanding faculty members at all levels and in particular the fields of Function integration in material systems and Development, optimization and behaviour of new advanced materials. At present, talented people with an experimental profile are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Contact stiffness of rough surfaces

Contact stiffness of multiscale surfaces by truncation analysis


In this concise piece of work, an effective method is shown to gain new understandings into the role of surface structure in the field of contact mechanics. In particular, normal contact stiffness is correlated to parameters of surfaces' fractal dimension and amplitude. 


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