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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.

PDF position in Elastomers @ York University, Toronto, Canada

Vacancy exists for high calibre one postdoctoral fellow to join the Innovative Design and Engineering Analysis Laboratory at York University, starting immediately.

The position’s primary area of research will focus on characterization and modelling of elastomers subject to high strain rates.



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Post-doctoral Research Associate Position in Nanomechanics of Bone

The Mechanics of Biological Materials/Structures Laboratory at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is seeking to fill a Postdoctoral Research Associate position working on a NIH supported research project. In this five-year research project, we intend to elucidate the effect of proteoglycans on the age-related deterioration of bone quality and to develop therapeutic strategies for preventing or deterring such adverse effect.

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Ph.D. position in Robotic Materials

In the Materials and Technology Center of Robotics at Empa (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology), we are looking for a Ph.D. student in Robotic Materials to perform a pioneering research in bio-hybrid materials for Aerial Robotics.

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Postdoc in computational mechanics & topology optimization at SUTD in Singapore

We invite applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions with the Bio-inspired Robotics & Design Laboratory ( at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

The project will investigate modelling, simulation and optimisation of soft robots and structures using computational mechanics.
Research areas include: structural and morphological optimisation and multi-physics optimisation. 

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A micromechanical model for the growth of collagenous tissues under mechanics-mediated collagen deposition and degradation

In this study, we developed a micromechanical model for the growth and remodeling of a soft tissue based on the concurrent action of collagen deposition and degradation. We assumed in the model that collagen degradation causes a reduction in the fiber radius, while collagen deposition can increase both the radius and length of the collagen fibers growing under load. The latter arises from the assumption that collagen is deposited in an unstressed state, which increases the reference length of a fiber growing under mechanical load.

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Bifurcation instability of substrate-supported metal films under biaxial in-plane tension

The stretchability of metal materials is often limited by the onset and development of necking instability. For instance, necking of lithium metal often occurs at low strains and thus hinders its practical applications in stretchable lithium batteries. Substrate/metal bilayers are emerging as a promising solution to the stringent stretchability requirement of metal electrodes and current collectors in flexible and stretchable batteries.

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Laser manipulated wrinkling patterns

Smart soft materials, because of their mechanical flexibility and quick response to multi-physics stimuli, have drawn considerable attention over the past few years. Here, we present controllable wrinkling patterns of a liquid crystal polymer film attached on a soft substrate, controlled by laser illumination that holds unique optical characteristics of high coherence and irradiance.


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