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PhD Position, Mechanical Engineering-George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

New PhD position is immediately available at Tribology and Surface Mechanics lab for Spring/Summer 2024. Candidates with strong mechanical engineering background in solid mechanics and analytical works are encouraged to apply. Master degree is required. Experience with FEM software is a must. Experience with ABAQUS is preferred. Knowledge on soft polymers mechanical behavior is also preferred, but not required. Priority will be given to those who are already in the US.


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Online seminar "Strain Gradient Plasticity based on saturating internal variables” by Samuel Forest

On Tuesday 24th October at 3:00 pm (Italian time) Samuel Forest will offer the seminar “Strain gradient plasticity based on saturating internal variables” at the Department of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering and Mathematics of the University of Brescia (Italy). Here attached please find the abstract of the seminar. 

Anyone may directly join online through Google Meet at

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Faculty position in additive manufacturing at University of Utah

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of additive manufacturing with an anticipated start date in Fall 2023. Please see the full position details here:


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Ph.D. position on Machine Learning and Computational Materials Modeling, Mechanical Engineering at the Michigan Tech, starting August 2024

Please forward this message to anyone who you feel might be interested in this position. 

We are looking for a self-motivated Ph.D. student to study Machine Learning enabled computational models for applications in Material Modeling and Computational Mechanics, starting August 2024. This project will draw ideas from various subjects including Bayesian Machine Learning, Scientific Machine Learning, Projection-based model reduction, Computational Mechanics, and Medical Imaging. This is a collaborative project between Michigan Tech and University of California, Los Angeles.

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12 days to go - WCFA2023 on FKM-Guideline Non-Linear

In a few days, our Workshop on Computational Fatigue Analysis starts in its new volume.

This is to remind you that those of you or of your colleagues, who would be interested in the latest enhancement of the FKM Guideline for static and fatigue analysis in the direction of non-linear analysis (encompassing both high-cycle and low-cycle fatigue regimes), should apply to the workshop we organize.

Workshop on Computational Fatigue Analysis 2023 - FKM-Guideline Non-Linear

Location: Prague, Czechia

When: October 30 - November 1, 2023

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Global Composites Experts Webinar by Dr. D. D. L. Chung

cdmHUB invites you to attend the Global Composites Experts Webinar Series. 

Title: Structural self-sensing based on measuring the resistance, capacitance or inductance of the structural material, without sensor incorporation

Speaker:  Dr. D. D. L. Chung, University at Buffalo

Time: 10/26, 11AM-12PM EST.

Register in advance for this webinar:

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PhD Openings at UCSB – Solid Mechanics and Materials

We have several openings for PhD positions in the Balakrishna Research Group ( at UC Santa Barbara in the Materials Department. Materials at UC Santa Barbara is a world-renowned department with stellar faculty offering a collaborative and multidisciplinary academic environment.


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Postdoc Positions at UCSB – Solid Mechanics and Materials

We have openings for postdoctoral positions in the Balakrishna Research Group ( at UCSB. The successful candidate will develop mathematical models (phase-field, molecular dynamics, DFT) and numerical methods to investigate the origins of chemo-mechanical degradation in battery materials. Beyond batteries, we also have openings to pursue original research on topics related to phase transformations in soft magnetic alloys, shape-memory alloys, and light interactive molecular crystals.

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Discussion of fracture paper #38 - Fracture of the Thinnest of Sheets - Graphene

The Nobel laureate Andre Geim made graphene by playing with pencil leads and Scotch tape and coauthored a paper on how to get the Nobel prize the fun way. Before that, he co-authored with his hamster, Ter Tisha, a paper on diamagnetic levitation and demonstrated it on a frog. He was honoured with the Ig Nobel prize for the paper and later became the only person so far who got both the Harvard Ig version and the real Alfred version of the Nobel prize. Geim is one of my favourite scientists, which led me to read the paper 

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Postdoc Position in Bioelectronic-Tissue Interfaces at the University of Connecticut

One postdoc position is available in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut (UConn).The Postdoc candidate is expected to

        have a Ph.D. degree in Engineering mechanics, Mechanical/Biomedical/Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or a closely related area.

PhD positions in computational cardiovascular biomechanics at University of Glasgow

Are you interested in undertaking a PhD in the interdisciplinary field of computational cardiovascular biomechanics? If so, there are positions available in my research group and details are provided below.

Funded PhD Positions in Computational Biomimetics

The Computational Multi-Physics Coupled Analysis Laboratory at Kyushu Institute of Technology, which is located in Fukuoka Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan, is currently offering the funded Ph.D. position, with start date of Spring/Fall 2024. The successful candidate will carry out researches in the areas of computational mechanics for biomimetics, and coupled multi-physics problems such as flying insects and energy harvesting. The detail is shown in the attached pdf.

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Composites and Heterogeneous Materials Technical Committee Meeting at ASME IMECE 2023

Dear Colleagues,  We cordially invite you to attend the annual meeting of the Technical Committee on Composites and Heterogeneous Materials, at ASME IMECE 2023, New Orleans. The details are as below:

Date: Monday, October 30 2023
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Room: 383 (at the convention center)

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Viscoelastic increase of detachment stress of a rigid punch from adhesive soft viscoelastic layers

The problem of the detachment of a sufficiently large flat indenter from a plane adhesive viscoelastic strip of thickness “b” is studied. For any given retraction speed, three different detachment regimes are found: (i) for very small “b” the detachment stress is constant and equal to the theoretical strength of the interface, (ii) for intermediate values of “b” the detachment stress decays approximately as b−1/2, (iii) for thick layers a constant detachment stress is obtained corresponding to case the punch is detaching from a halfplane.

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Modeling ribbons/strips as a Cosserat rod

This study presents a computational approach to obtain nonlinearly elastic constitutive relations of strip/ribbon-like structures modeled as a special Cosserat rod. Starting with the description of strips as a general Cosserat plate, the strip is first subjected to a strain field which is uniform along its length. The Helical Cauchy-Born rule is used to impose this uniform strain field which deforms the strip into a six-parameter family of helical configurations-the six parameters here correspond to the six strain measures of rod theory.

Special Issue: Advanced Modeling and Design for Composite Materials and Structures

Dear Colleagues of the composite community,

Our first Special Issue are already published on Applied Composite Materials as Volume 30, issue 4:

Applied Composite Materials | Volume 30, issue 4 (

Full article list are provided here:


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PhD Position Available in Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State

Multiple PhD positions are available in the areas of elastodynamic modeling, elastic waves, scattering theory, metamaterials, and micromechanics.

A strong background in mechanics is required.

Desired skills include:

2023 IMECE student travel award competition (deadline extended)

Nomination deadline extended to October 18, 2023. For this year, the travel awards are not limited to students at institutions in the USA. 

The Applied Mechanics Executive Committee (AMD-EC) is pleased to announce the 2023 IMECE student travel award competition, which is sponsored by the Haythornthwaite Foundation*.

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PhD positions at Purdue – Computational biomechanics and fluid dynamics

We have several openings for a PhD positions. The successful candidate will conduct original research in the general area of biomechanics and fluid dynamics. They 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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Open faculty positions in aeronautical & astronautical engineering at Arizona State University

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE) seek applicants for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in the area of Aerospace and Astronautical Engineering.

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EML Webinar Young Researchers Forum by Emma Lejeune, on 17 October 2023: Data Driven Modeling of Mechanical Systems

EML Webinar (Young Researchers Forum) on 17 October 2023 will be given by Emma Lejeune at Boston University via Zoom meeting

Title: Data Driven Modeling of Mechanical Systems

Discussion leader: Adrian Buganza Tepole, Purdue University

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Nonlinear Anisotropic Viscoelasticity

In this paper we revisit the mathematical foundations of nonlinear viscoelasticity. We study the underlying geometry of viscoelastic deformations, and in particular, the intermediate configuration. Starting from the multiplicative decomposition of deformation gradient into elastic and viscous parts F=FeFv, we point out that Fv can be either a material tensor (Fe is a two-point tensor) or a two-point tensor (Fe is a spatial tensor).

Multiple PhD positions in the are of micromechanics of polycrystalline materials

We have multiple PhD positions in the area of micromechanics of polycrystalline materials, e.g., metals and alloys as well as ceramics. We are looking for self-motivated and enthusiastic students with a degree in mechanical or materials engineering. Students with following research backgrounds are strongly recommended to apply:


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