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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 or non-destructive evaluation are sought. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in composite structures or optical imaging for NDE etc. Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae to

Computational Biomechanics Postdoc Position at New Jersey Institute of Technology

A postdoc position in computational biomechanics with a focus on trauma and injury is immediately available at the BioDynamics Laboratory directed by Dr. Alex Zhou at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The lab’s research ( is focused on computational biomechanics, human-robot interaction, and personalized medicine. The ideal candidate should have strong background and experience in one of the following areas: computational biomechanics, meshfree or particle methods, and numerical computation.

2022 Warner T. Koiter Medal – Professor Vikram Deshpande

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to congratulate Professor Vikram Deshpande, Professor of Materials Engineering, University of Cambridge, as the recipient of the 2022 Warner T. Koiter Medal.

2022 Daniel C. Drucker Medal - Professor Horacio Espinosa

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to congratulate Professor Horacio Espinosa, James and Nancy Farley Professor of Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, as the recipient of the 2022 Daniel C. Drucker Medal.

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The Universal Program of Nonlinear Hyperelasticity

For a given class of materials, universal deformations are those that can be maintained in the absence of body forces by applying only boundary tractions.  Universal deformations play a crucial role in nonlinear elasticity. To date, their classification has been accomplished for homogeneous isotropic solids following Ericksen's seminal work, and  homogeneous anisotropic solids and inhomogeneous isotropic solids in our recent works. In this paper we study universal deformations for inhomogeneous anisotropic solids defined as materials whose energy function depends on position.

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Call for Book Chapters of Our Proposed Book on “Smart Technologies for Improved Performance of Manufacturing Systems and Services"

Dear Professor,


We are inviting chapters for our proposed book on “Smart Technologies for Improved Performance of Manufacturing Systems and Services”.


To be published by CRC Press (Taylor n Francis Group), USA; Book series: Advances in Intelligent Decision-Making, Systems Engineering, and Project Management.


Postdoc vacancy (3 years) on computational mechanics of thick adhesive joints in large wind turbine blades

Over the last years, UGent-MMS has developed the stand-alone BladeMesher software for generating finite element models of large wind turbine blades. The software reads in the material data and airfoil data of the wind turbine blade, and automatically constructs the geometry and finite element mesh for the blade. In a next step, the nodal and element information of the finite element mesh is written out to an input file for a commercial finite element solver (Abaqus in this case).

PhD positions in Mechanical Metamaterials


MetaLab Research Group within the Cluster of Excellence Living, Adaptive and Energy-autonomous Materials Systems (livMatS) opens up to two Ph.D. positions for the project associated with fabrication, characterization, and statistical analysis of mechanical metamaterials.

Candidates with background in mechanical engineering, materials science, statistics, or similar fields are welcome to apply.

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PhD positions in University of New South Wales, on structural vibration / nonlinear dynamics / energy harvesting

Two PhD positions are available:


Dr Liya Zhao from the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney, global ranking QS = 45th, US News = 41th), is seeking PhD students to work on projects related to the following topics. Full scholarship will be provided (Tuition & stipend).


• Nonlinear dynamics

• Vibration energy harvesting (harnessing renewable energy from base vibration or wind-induced vibration, ocean wave, etc.; developing efficiency enhancement innovations)

Post-Doctoral Opening in Mechanics of bonding in Solar Cells (KAUST)

The Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, invites applications for Postdoctoral fellow in Mechanical Engineering at the Mechanics of Composites for Energy and Mobility Lab.


Field of study

A Postdoctoral opening is available in the area of bonding engineering for solar cells.

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PhD position in the filed of computational mechanics on metal alloys based Additive Manufacturing

GRAMME project aims at developing an efficient and relevant coupling strategy in laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) process modelling between microstructure development and anisotropic mechanical behaviour at part scale during and after construction. An efficient computational platform based on model-order reduction and experimental validations will be established by the end of the project to meet this objective.

Post-Doctoral Opening in Mechanics of Composite bonding (KAUST)

The Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, invites applications for Postdoctoral fellow in Mechanical Engineering at the Mechanics of Composites for Energy and Mobility Lab. (MCEM,

Field of study

A Postdoctoral opening is available in the area of toughening of thermoplastic adhesive tapes.

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Fully funded PhD studentship in Mechanics of Materials at University College London

A fully-funded PhD studentship is available at University College London (UCL), on the mechanics of fibre/metal laminate systems. The full desccription of this position is atached, and we welcome candidates with a first-class (>70%) undergraduate or Masters degree in relevant fields. Applications are welcome until 06 July 2021, and the intended start date of the studentship is October 2022.

All potential candidates are welcome to contact me for a preliminary discussion at

Best wishes,

Eral Bele

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Journal Club for June 2022: Computational mechanics for local-scale modelling of coastal hazards

In 2016, our colleague (Prof. Ahmad Elbanna) addressed one such extreme event (namely, earthquakes and the associate rupture physics). In this journal article, I will be focusing on two other extreme events, namely tsunamis and storm surges and some of the modelling efforts to address these coastal hazards.

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Multiscale modeling of viscoelastic behavior of unidirectional composite laminates and deployable structures

Due to the inherent viscoelasticity of constituent matrix and the possibility of long-term storage, space deployable structures made of composites are likely to exhibit relaxation in the stored strain energy, which may degrade their deployment performance. This paper presents a bottom-up finite element based multiscale computational strategy that bridges the experimentally measurable properties of constituent fibers and matrix to numerical predictions of viscoelastic behavior of composite laminates and general shell structures.

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Machine learning based prediction of the electronic structure of quasi-one-dimensional materials under strain

I am happy to share our recent work, that has been published in the Physical Review B journal. I would be happy to share the paper with anyone interested, let me know if you cannot access the paper otherwise.

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PhD fully-funded position in Computational Solid Mechanics - emphasis on Fracture Mechanics (call deadline: end of July 2022) – University of Udine (Italy)


Structural Integrity and MEchanical Design (SIMED) group is seeking a PhD candidate to conduct research in computational solid mechanics, mainly applied to structural problems. The successful applicant will work at the Polytechnic Engineering and Architecture Department (DPIA) of the University of Udine, under Dr Enrico Salvati’s supervision.

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PhD position in the field of fracture mechanics of fibre composites

We have an open position as a PhD student in the area of fracture mechanics of fibre composites. The focus of the position is to develop "element test specimens", i.e., test specimens that are purposely-designed with the aim of checking the accuracy of model predictions of damage evolution (two or more damage types) in composite structures subjected to static and cyclic loading.

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In-situ characterization on the fracture behavior of three dimensional polymer nanocomposites reinforced by CNT sponge

This paper reported the fracture behavior of polymer-based nanocomposites reinforced by carbon nanotubes (CNTs). In order to solve the problem associated with the dispersion and re-agglomeration of CNTs, three dimensional CNT sponge was prepared and incorporated into the epoxy through the monomer infusion process. The fracture toughness and critical energy release rate of the nanocomposites were enhanced by more than 100% and 250%, respectively.

Postdoctoral Position in Discrete Element Modelling at Hongik University in Sejong, Korea

One postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Department of Mechanical and Design Engineering at Hongik University in Sejong, Republic of Korea. 

The postdoc candidate should have a strong background in computational mechanics of granular materials (especially, in particle-level high-speed contact/impact of solids), numerical methods (such as DEM and FEM), and computational code development with C/C++, Fortran and/or Python. 

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Postdoc position available at Penn State University

A fully funded 2 year postdoc position is available at Penn State University in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics. The research is in the area of elastodynamic modeling of wave propagation and scattering in polycrystals. Candidates with a strong background in mathematics, elasticity, and elastic waves are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates can send their CV to More information is found at


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