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Webinar on 3D Image-Based Reverse Engineering in Medical AM

You're invited to a webinar run by Synopsys Simpleware on April 22nd, where new trends in 3D image-based reverse engineering and medical additive manufacturing will be explored. The webinar will also look at a recent project with Nikon Metrology, Thornton Tomasetti, and 4WEB Medical.

You can find more information on how to join here

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Postdoc Position in the Area of Functional Hydrogels at Zhejiang University in China


A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Zheng Jia’s group in the Department of Engineering Mechanics at Zhejiang University, China.


(1) Design, synthesis, and characterization of functional hydrogels;

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Postdoctoral Position in Computational Geomechanics at the University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Dear Colleagues,

Hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well in this difficult time.

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Postdoc Position Available in Atomistic Modeling and Simulations of Nanomechanics and Thermal Science at The University of Virginia

A postdoctoral associate position is available in Dr. Baoxing Xu’s group in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia.

The successful candidate will work on a project related to nanomechanics and thermal transport of materials and functional structures and their coupling with applications in the design and manufacturing of electronic devices and structures.

Machine Learning for Fracture Mechanics

Safer batteries, more efficient gas-turbine engines and solar cells, all require better-engineered nanocomposite materials. There is a limitation though -- how to investigate the fracture mechanics of these materials? Machine learning can help us overcome this limitation.

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Inaugural EML Webinar by Prof. John Hutchinson at Harvard on April 15, 2020

Extreme Mechanics Letters (EML)  announces EML Webinar, freely open to anyone interested in mechanics around the world.


The inaugural EML Webinar will be given by Prof. John W. Hutchinson at Harvard University via Zoom meeting.

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Multiple fully-funded PhD positions in Multi-scale Mechanics Modelling, University of Groningen (Netherlands)

Several fully-funded PhD openings are available (flexible start date) in the lab of Dr Maresca at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands (
The research topics will focus on the multi-scale mechanics modelling of the following problems:
a)    Hydrogen embrittlement in steels
b)    High entropy alloys
c)    Shape memory alloys

Abstract submission deadline extended! International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials XIII


International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials XIII

13-18 September 2020 | DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Cod, Hyannis, MA, USA

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to 15 May 2020.

Please submit your poster and oral abstracts on the topics listed below using the online abstract submission system

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Investigation of Spindle Rotation Rate Effects on the Mechanical Behavior of Friction Stir Welded Ti 4Al 2V Alloy

Nowadays, titanium and its alloys are widely utilized in various industrial parts in such areas as the petrochemical, medical, and automotive industries; However, due to structural considerations, the application is problematic in cases of joining. Ti 4Al 2V is a new type of titanium alloy, that in point of the structure is near to the α-series, which have many applications in critical conditions (moisture, steam, temperature, etc.).

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Micro-scale interactions between Arabidopsis root hairs and soil particles influence soil erosion

De Baets, S., Denbigh, T.D.G., Smyth, K.M. et al. Micro-scale interactions between Arabidopsis root hairs and soil particles influence soil erosion. Commun Biol 3, 164 (2020).


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Fully-funded PhD student positions in the field of materials in extreme environments using small-scale computational methods

Dr. Yanqing Su's group in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Utah State University (USU) is looking for fully funded Ph.D. students in the field of materials in extreme environments using small-scale computational methods. Self-motivated individuals who have research experience in one or more of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ph.D. positions in our group:

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A phase-field mixture theory of tumor growth

Our paper on the phase-field mixture theory of tumor growth is published in JMPS. The continuum model simulates significant mechano-chemo-biological features of avascular tumor growth in the various microenvironment, i.e., nutrient concentration and mechanical stress.

Faghihi, Feng, Lima, Oden, and Yankeelov (2020). A Coupled Mass Transport and Deformation Theory of Multi-constituent Tumor Growth. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 103936.

HETSYS PhD studentship in Data-driven materials modelling

PhD in Data-driven modelling of non-linear heterogenous materials

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a sound background in micromechanics/solid mechanics, and interest in data-driven multiscale modelling of heterogeneous materials to work on a project 'Heterogeneous Materials in Extreme Environments' within the Centre for Doctoral Training HetSys at the University of Warwick (see


Entry requirements

PhD scholarship application in Geomechanics at University of Lyon - Micromechanical and multi-scale behaviour of damaged heterogeneous rocks around underground excavations



The goal of this project is to investigate the multi-scale behaviour of clay rocks, going from microscopic to macroscopic scale, with application to underground drilling. The research will be based on multi-scale approach and numerical method allowing to model microstructure media in a double-scale framework (FEMxFEM). Please, see the full description in the attached file here below.

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Theoretical and Numerical Analysis of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and its Prevention

Theory of physical aging from polymer science is, for the first time, introduced to understand ACL injury and its prevention. By analogy to physical aging of amorphous polymer materials, we think physical aging of two bundles of ACL will largely increase risk of ACL injury. Besides, physical aging will also build a heterogeneous stress and strain in ACL due to its natural anatomic structure, which is a large risk for athletes. The specific designed prevention programs for ACL injury such as plyometrics, strengthening and other neuromuscular training exercises [1] are believed to erase physical aging of ACL. ACL with less physical aging is less likely to get injured in sport activities. In this article, a virtual physical aging simulation is built to validate current hypothesis. Erasing physical aging of ACL may provide an accurate and quantitative way to prevent ACL injury.

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Blueprinting Photothermal Shape‐Morphing of Liquid Crystal Elastomers

By Alexa S. Kuenstler, Yuzhen Chen, Phuong Bui, Hyunki Kim, Antonio DeSimone, Lihua Jin, Ryan C. Hayward

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Postdoc Position in Soft Electronics and Robotics at Michigan State University

The Laboratory for Soft Machines & Electronics ( at the MSU has one postdoc associate opening in the areas of soft materials and machines. The research work is expected to be highly multi-disciplinary, and the specific topics includes: Smart materials and structures, Soft robotics, Artificial skins; Energy harvesters, Wearable Electronics, Machine Learning, etc. This position is available immediately.

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Characterizing fracture stress of defective graphene samples using shallow and deep artificial neural networks

Abstract: Advanced machine learning methods could be useful to obtain novel insights into some challenging nanomechanical problems. In this work, we employed artificial neural networks to predict the fracture stress of defective graphene samples. First, shallow neural networks were used to predict the fracture stress, which depends on the temperature, vacancy concentration, strain rate, and loading direction.

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Nonlinear Mechanics of Thermoelastic Accretion

In this paper, we formulate a theory for the coupling of accretion mechanics and thermoelasticity. We present an analytical formulation of the thermoelastic accretion of an infinite cylinder and of a two-dimensional block.

Eight fully funded Master positions in Computational Mechanics and Materials Science at CEMEF (Mines ParisTech & PSL University)

Eight fully funded positions open for the "Digital Materials and Advanced Processes Modelling (MAPMOD)" Master.

MAPMOD is a one-year full-time postgraduated programme in line with industrial needs for high level competences in high added value components or equipment manufacturing in fields such as aeronautics, energy, automotive.

The funding covers tuition fees and partial support of living expenses.


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