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PhD Studentship: Digital Manufacturing of Graphene-Enhanced Composites for Electric Vehicles (GraphEVe)

There is a PhD position available for UK/EU students at the School of MACE, University of Manchester.

This PhD opportunity in fluid dynamics/nanocomposite manufacturing at the University of Manchester. We are looking for a motivated student with a strong background in fundamental fluid mechanics, applied mathematics and computer programming.

Applications or inquiries may be sent to Dr. Masoud Jabbari, at

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2019 IMECE Student Paper Competition for Experimental Mechanics

The ASME Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) Technical Committee for Experimental Mechanics is soliciting oral-only student presentations across four topic areas:

•    11-13: Quantitative Visualization in Fracture & Fatigue
•    11-15: Mechanical Characterization in Extreme Environments
•    11-17: Mechanics of Adhesion and Friction
•    11-18: In-Situ Techniques in Experimental Mechanics

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PhD RA Position in Mechanical Engineering at Temple University for Fall 2019 or Spring 2020

2 PhD Research Assistant positions are immediately available.  The research is on computational mechanics and materials relating to nuclear materials, energy storage materials, proteins, and composite materials.  Applicants with background or interest in related research are preferred.  

Temple University is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Philadelphia is the sixth-most populous U.S. city, about 2 hours drive from New York City and 3 hours drive from Washington DC. 

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An introduction to thermodynamics

I will be teaching undergraduate thermodynamics in the Fall 2019. I am writing a google doc for the lectures and problems.

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Funded PhD position

I have a fully funded PhD position available in my research group. Please pass it around to your contacts and students.Details can be found below or one can directly get in touch with me for more details. 

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Size-dependent mechanical behaviour of nanowires: an overview

A recent study reviews achievements made in the determination of the size‐dependent mechanical properties of nanowires. Covering both measurement techniques and computational approaches, data reported in the literature are summarized for a variety of nanowires.

2019 Warner T. Koiter Medal – Professor K. T. Ramesh

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor K.T. Ramesh, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, as the recipient of the 2019 Warner T. Koiter Medal.

2019 Daniel C. Drucker Medal - Professor John Bassani

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor John Bassani, Richard H. and S. L. Gabel Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania, as the recipient of the 2019 Daniel C. Drucker Medal.

2019 Stephen P. Timoshenko Medal - Professor J. N. Reddy

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor J. N. Reddy, Oscar S. Wyatt Jr. Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, as the recipient of the 2019 Timoshenko Medal.

Postdoctoral fellowship in computational fracture mechanics at Duke University

I have an opening for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University.  The project is a collaboration with experimentalists. and concerns problems in which fractures are driven by fluid flow through porous media.

The ideal candidate will have some background in finite element methods and mechanics, nonlinear coupled field problems, C++, and high-performance computing.  Experience with fracture mechanics is useful but not required.  

The fellowship can begin as soon as this September, 2019, with some flexibility on the start date.  

PhD student scholarships available (Automotive Safety/Biomechanics) - Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne, Australia)

Multiple postgraduate student (PhD or Masters by Research) positions at Swinburne-Automotive Engineering Graduate Program (AEGP) funded by Australia’s Department of Industry Innovation and Science - Supervisors: Dr. Kwong Ming Tse & Prof. Guoxing Lu

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Postdoc Positions at Jiangsu University, China

Postdoc positions are available in the group of Prof. JG Zhu at Jiangsu University, China. Those possessing PhDs in the area of solid mechanics and material science are sought. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in experimental mechanics, composite materials and structures, optical measurement etc.

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Buckling and twisting of advanced materials into morphable 3D mesostructures

In this work, we present concepts that allow controlled introduction of buckling and twisting deformations to the mechanically guided assembly of 3D mesostructures.

Postdoctoral and graduate student positions available

Applications are invited for multiple postdoctoral positions to work with J. Hanna in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.  Those interested in Ph.D. and M.S. positions are also invited to make contact.

Winners & Finalists of the 31th Edition of the Annual Robert J. Melosh Competition at Duke University

The winner of the 2019 Robert J. Melosh Medal is Dewen Yushu (University of Notre Dame), who presented the paper "The data-driven multiscale multigrid solver, preconditioner and reduced-order model."

Congratulations also to the other finalists! They are listed below, with their respective papers:

Siddhant Kumar, California Institute of Technology and ETH Zurich "Enhanced local maximum-entropy approximation for stable meshfree simulations;"

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Unified finite element formulation for computational solid mechanics

Dear iMechanica members,

I have recently proposed a novel finite element framework for computational solid mechanics. I hope you find it interesting. I appreciate any feedback.


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15 phd positions in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING at Politecnico di BARI

For infos about projects in contact mechanics, friction, wear, thermoelastic instabilities (for some ideas, please contact me at

Deadline for application Sept.6, 2019.

Details on admission at:

JRF/Ph.D. Position in the area of 3D printing at BITS-Hyderabad Campus, India.

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for JRF/Ph.D. to work on the project sponsored by DST-SERB, under the supervision of Dr. Pavan Kumar Penumakala, Department of Mechanical Engineering, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad campus.
Title of the project: 3D printing of graphene nanocomposites for energy storage applications
Duration of the project : 3 years
Fellowship amount : Rs. 31,000/- per month for first 2 years, Rs. 35,000/- per month for third year subjected to terms 

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Application Engineering Position at ANSYS, Houston, TX

We are pre-screening candidates for an opening for an application engineer at ANSYS Inc. preferably in Houston, TX.

The job entails providing advanced technical guidance on various aspects of computational Structural Mechanics with a focus on Thin-Walled Structures and Large Deformation to clients in industry and academia.

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Electronic structure study regarding the influence of macroscopic deformations on the vacancy formation energy in aluminum

Dear Colleagues,

Here is our recently published article about the influence of macroscopic deformations on vacancies in Aluminum. 

Title: Electronic structure study regarding the influence of macroscopic deformations on the vacancy formation energy in aluminum

 Authors: Swarnava Ghosh, Phanish Suryanarayana*


Assessing Hydrated Cement Paste Properties Using Experimentally Informed Discrete Models

Dear all,

Our group has just published an artile on using experimentally-informed discrete models for calculating elastic and transport properties of cementitious materials. The article is published in the Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE) as open access. It can be freely viewed at:



PDF position in Biopriniting York University, Toronto, Canada

A post-doctoral research fellow position is available in IDEA-Lab of Professor Aleksander Czekanski at York University. This position is part of a project to design and build a 3D printer for super soft tissue. The perspective postdoc is expected to have a PhD in biomechanics, biomedical engineering, or a relevant field. The ideal candidate should have experience in the 3D bioprinting of soft tissue (low stiffness), mathematical modelling of soft tissue, and biocompatibility requirements of bioinks. The prospective applicants should be available to start immediately.


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