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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

Pradeep Sharma's picture

(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.

mohsenzaeem's picture

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.

Wenbin Yu's picture

Global Composites Experts Webinar by Ken L Reifsnider

Title: Direct coupling predicting the strength and life of fiberous composite laminates

Speaker: Dr. Ken L Reifsnider

Time: 10/8, 11AM-12PM EST.

Please go to to register for this talk.

Funded Post-Doctoral/Research Scientist Position in Brain Injury Biomechanics @ University of Texas at San Antonio

The Memar Lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is accepting applications for an immediate fully funded post-doctoral/research scientist position in injury biomechanics and computational modeling of traumatic brain injury. This position is highly collaborative and will involve working closely with a multidisciplinary team from UTSA, Georgia Tech, Emory University, and Children Hospital of Philadelphia.

Azadeh-Sheidaei's picture

A Postdoc position in computational solid mechanics

Postdoc position is available in the area of computational solid mechanics in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University. Interested qualified individuals who have research experience in computational solid mechanics please send an email to ( with your most recent CV, research experience, a list of publications; and a list of references.


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Postdoctoral Researcher opening at Purdue – Computational biomechanics and fluid dynamics

We have an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to perform original computational research on biomechanics and fluid dynamics. 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.

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A simple, non-toxic hydrogel can be a life saver when violent impacts are encountered

This short pamphlet advertises the patented application of methylcellulose hydrogels as potent shock energy mitigators, that could save lives when traumatic organ injury is likely to occur

Apple Hiring Hardware FEA Engineer, Internship Position


I am from Apple Hardware Engineering Team, responsible for FEA simulation and related material testing. Our team has one internship position open, starting by the end of 2020. See the attached job description for details. We prefer last year PhD Student.


If you are interested, please send your resume to Thank you. 




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Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) conference

The ICME Conference 2020, a HxGN LIVE event is a 3-days intensive online conference on October 6-8, 2020 for executives, R&D, manufacturing professionals, engineers, and designers to learn, explore and share about Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) to enable companies to blur the boundaries between manufacturing, materials and part performance for the optimal design of innovative quality products.

Qihan Liu's picture

Fully funded PhD position, Spring/Fall 2021, University of Pittsburgh

The Labortory of Soft Materials Mechanics and Manufacturing ( is recruiting PhD candidates starting either on Spring or Fall 2021. Students with expertise in the following areas are especially valued:

1. Thermodynamics of solids

2. Polymer synthesis

3. Developing customer experimental setups

Arash_Yavari's picture

The Anelastic Ericksen Problem: Universal Deformations and Universal Eigenstrains in Incompressible Nonlinear Anelasticity

Ericksen's problem consists of determining all equilibrium deformations that can be sustained solely by the application of boundary tractions for an arbitrary incompressible isotropic hyperelastic material whose stress-free configuration is geometrically flat. We generalize this by first, using a geometric formulation of this problem to show that all the known universal solutions are symmetric with respect to Lie subgroups of the special Euclidean group. Second, we extend this problem to its anelastic version, where the stress-free configuration of the body is a Riemannian manifold.

Roberto Ballarini's picture

Scholarship in mechanics

A few days ago I had a good discussion with a dear colleague on the topic of the current state of scholarship in mechanics and the education of the new generation of mechanicians. During the past few decades most mechanics researchers have limited their activities to the writing of papers and research proposals. This because the “reward system” places little value to the authoring of monographs and textbooks.

Fan Xu's picture

Intricate evolutions of multiple-period post-buckling patterns in bilayers

Surface instability of compliant film/substrate bilayers has raised considerable interests due to its broad applications such as wrinkle-driven surface renewal and antifouling, shape-morphing for camouflaging skins, and micro/nano-scale surface patterning control. However, it is still a challenge to precisely predict and continuously trace secondary bifurcation transitions in the nonlinear post-buckling region. Here, we develop lattice models to precisely capture the nonlinear morphology evolution with multiple mode transitions that occur in the film/substrate systems.

tehrani's picture

postdoc position in experimental mechanics of composites at the University of Texas at Austin

Immediate #postdoc position in experimental mechanics of #composites at UT-Austin Mechanical Engineering. The applicant must currently be in the U.S. due to the COVID-19 international travel restrictions. Send your CV to

Khalid Jawed's picture

Postdoctoral Position at UCLA in applied math./mechanics/computational science/ML

We have an open postdoctoral position at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Please follow this link for details:


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