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A PhD position in Nanyang Technological University in Singapore


Machine learning-based approaches for modeling and numerical simulation of advanced materials.

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Rashid K. Abu Al-Rub's picture

Novel Metamaterials based on Triply Periodic Minimal Surfaces

Recently, there has been a growing interest in investigating the multi-functional properties of novel types of metamaterials, metastructures, and metacomposites based on triply periodic minimal surfaces (TPMS). TPMS have been discovered more than 160 years ago and thanks to additive manufacturing (3D printing) they become reality only recently and opend the doors for several applications.

Davide Bigoni's picture

Structures loaded with a force acting along a fixed straight line, or the “Reut’s column problem”

How to provide a structure with a force lying on a fixed line?
We provide the answer to this question in our paper: Bigoni and Misseroni (2019) Structures loaded with a force acting along a fixed straight line, or the “Reut’s column problem”.
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids.
Enjoy watching our video below (would you have trouble playing video on YouTube, click here to watch it).

ali_beheshti1's picture

PhD position available in systems engineering with support- George Mason University (Fairfax, Virginia)

A PhD student is sought to perform research on systems engineering theory relying on the mathematics of probability theory, decision theory, game theory and social choice theory.  The student will be supported under an NSF grant in the Mechanical Engineering department of George Mason University and work with Dr. George Hazelrigg.  If interested, please contact Dr. Hazelrigg at

Davide Bigoni's picture

Configurational forces and nonlinear structural dynamics

How a mass falls when attached to a flexible element with varying length?
We provide the answer to this question in our paper: Armanini, Dal Corso, Misseroni, Bigoni (2019) Configurational forces and nonlinear structural dynamics.
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids.
Enjoy watching our video below (would you have trouble playing video on YouTube, click here to watch it).

Francesco Dal Corso's picture

The Elastica Catastrophe Machine

May a catastrophe machine be realized through an elastic continuous element?
We provide a positive answer to this question in our paper: Cazzolli, Misseroni, Dal Corso. Elastica catastrophe machine: theory, design and experiments. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids.

Enjoy watching our videos below (would you have trouble playing videos on YouTube, click here to watch them).

Fan Xu's picture

Functionalized helical CNT fibre bundles as biosensors for healthcare

Mechanical mismatches between implanted electronics and biological tissues can lead to inaccurate readings and long-term tissue damage. Here, we show that functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes twisted into helical fibre bundles that mimic the hierarchical structure of muscle can monitor multiple disease biomarkers in vivo. The flexible fibre bundles are injectable, have a low bending stiffness and display ultralow stress under compression.

Fully funded PhD Positions (UK/EU candidates) within HetSys Centre for Doctoral Training (University of Warwick)

The HetSys team are recruiting its second cohort of enthusiastic students from across the physical sciences who enjoy using their mathematical skills and thinking flexibly to solve complex problems to join our new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems at the University of Warwick, UK. Our exciting range of PhD projects can be found on our webpage.

Fully-funded PhD Opportunity in 3D Printing of Smart Materials

We are looking for an Academic Associate to join the Department of Engineering.  This post is part-time and in addition you will be required to register for a PhD part-time for the duration of the 5-year post. Part-time PhD fees will be paid by the Department for 5 years and the PhD will be in the area of 3D printing of Smart Shape Memory Materials for Advanced Sensors and Actuators.


PhD Title: 3D printing of Smart Shape Memory Materials for Advanced Sensors and Actuators

vh's picture

Prediction of forming limit diagrams using machine learning

Measuring forming limit diagrams (FLDs) is a time consuming and expensive process. Machine learning (ML) methods are a promising route to predict FLD of aluminium alloys. In the present work, we developed a machine learning (ML) based tool to establish the relationships between alloy composition / thermomechanical processing route to the material's FLD.

D.Rittel's picture

Shock attenuation using methylcellulose gels

Shock attenuation is of prime concerns when bodily organs are involved, such as traumatic brain injury. Most armor systems nowadays are aimed at defeating the threat, such as breaking a projectile using hard ceramic armor. Yet, such solutions do not mitigate the initial acceleration (elastic) wave that is responsible for internal organ damage, although no penetration occurred.

Emilio Martínez Pañeda's picture

Mode II fracture of an elastic-plastic sandwich layer

Dear iMechanicians,

Please find below a paper, co-authored with Ivan Cuesta and Norman Fleck, on the mode II fracture of elastic-plastic sandwich layers. The paper is part of the special issue in the Journal of Applied Mechanics dedicated to John Hutchinson's 80th anniversary and the Century Fracture Mechanics Summit.

amir.sakhaei's picture

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence


I am sharing this position on behalf of Prof. Tim Dodwell, University of Exeter:


The position is a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship within the Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Exeter. The role will work with Turing AI Fellow Prof Tim Dodwell .


Stephan Rudykh's picture

Soft Magneto-Active Composites

"Soft magnetoactive laminates: large deformations, transverse elastic waves and band gaps tunability by a magnetic field"  by  N. Karami Mohammadi et al (2019) has been published in November Special Issue in Journal of Applied Mechanics.

This paper is part of my group and co-author work on the topic of Soft Magneto-Active Composites:

Teng zhang's picture

Harnessing energy landscape exploration to control the buckling of cylindrical shells

Abstract: Even for relatively simple thin shell morphologies, many different buckled configurations can be stable simultaneously. Which state is observed in practice is highly sensitive to both environmental perturbations and shell imperfections. The complexity and unpredictability of postbuckling responses has therefore raised great challenges to emerging technologies exploiting buckling transitions.

jingyun's picture

A postdoctoral position or a Ph.D position for data-driven computational dynamics at Kyung Hee University (2020 fall)

The M&S Lab in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyung Hee University (South Korea) is recruiting highly motivated a postdoctoral researcher (starting 2020 summer) and a Ph.D student (starting 2020 September). The candidate is expected to be highly self-motivated, independent, and high-level coding skill (For examples, Fortran, JAVA, C/C++, Python, matlab, etc). Excellent publication record additionally requires to the postdoctoral research position. High performance computation skills such as parallel and/or domain decomposition are good aspects in the positions.

oliver oreilly's picture

A Delicate State of Instability

Dear Colleague,

It is well known that the straight configuration of a flexible vertical riser conveying fluid destabilizes in a divergence-type buckling instability once the velocity of the transporting fluid exceeds a critical speed. To compute the critical velocity, the dynamics of small amplitude perturbations to the straight configuration are computed. If the perturbations are sufficiently small and the transport speed is above a critical value, then the instability of the vertical riser can be detected.

oliver oreilly's picture

Broad Search for a Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley

Dear Colleague,


I'm delighted to inform you that the Department of Mechanical Engineering University of California, Berkeley, seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, starting July 1, 2020 or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. The department seeks candidates with expertise in one or more of the following: Fluid Mechanics; Energy Science and Technology; Design and Manufacturing; and Control and Robotics.


jsegurado's picture

PhD position in IMDEA-Materials on Multiscale modeling of lattice materials fabricated by AM

The research group of Multiscale Materials Modeling at IMDEA Materials is seeking a 

PhD candidate - Multiscale mechanical modeling of metals  

(Ref:  MOAMMM_JS-RA01)

Marino Arroyo's picture

Several PhD and Postdoctoral positions in theoretical and computational modeling of cells, tissues and bio-inspired soft materials.

The group in “Mechanics of soft and living interfaces” at UPC in Barcelona (also affiliated to IBEC and CIMNE) lead by Prof. Marino Arroyo seeks for candidates with a background in theoretical/computational mechanics, scientific computing, applied mathematics or biophysics to work in an interdisciplinary and collabor

danialfaghihi's picture

PhD Positions in Computational Engineering at the University at Buffalo for Fall 2020

Multiple Ph.D. students are being sought to fill openings in the Predictive Computational Engineering (PCE) Lab in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. PCE Lab concerns with multidisciplinary research at the intersect of multiscale modeling of materials, physics-based machine learning, and scientific computing.


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