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Postdoctoral Fellows at Johns Hopkins University in Experimental Characterization and Computational Modeling of Dynamic Deformation Mechanisms of Concrete

We are seeking two highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellows with interests in experimental and/or computational studies of dynamic deformation mechanisms of concrete. Successful candidates will be appointed as Postdoctoral Fellows in the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) at Johns Hopkins University, and will be associated with the Materials Science in Extreme Environments University Research Alliance (MSEE URA). HEMI is an interdisciplinary institute which seeks to develop the science and technology to protect people, structures, and the planet.


Greetings IMECE COMMUNITY! We are excited to meet you again in person at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition and to announce:



PANEL: 5:00PM – 6:00PM

RECEPTION: 6:00PM – 7:00PM

MODERATOR: Caterina Rizzi, University of Bergamo, Italy


- Judith Bamberger, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

- Karen Ohland, Princeton University Art Museum, ASME Past President

- Assimina Pelegri, Rutgers University

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Preprint: A Dimensionally-Reduced Nonlinear Elasticity Model for Liquid Crystal Elastomer Strips with Transverse Curvature

This article will appear in Soft Matter (


A Dimensionally-Reduced Nonlinear Elasticity Model for Liquid Crystal Elastomer Strips with Transverse Curvature


Kevin LoGrande (1, 2), M. Ravi Shankar (3) and Kaushik Dayal (1, 4, 5)


1Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

2Computation and Information Sciences Directorate, CCDC Army Research Lab

3Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

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PhD Openings on Multiscale Materials Modeling in University of Kentucky

Greetings from Lexington, Kentucky! We are an interdisciplinary research group in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kentucky. We specialize in the modeling, computation and simulation of materials across multiple length- and time-scales. Our missions include advancing fundamental understanding of materials under different operating environments and making contributions to material design and discovery for diverse applications.

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Ph.D. and Postdoc positions on mechanics of compostie materials and structures

Ph.D. and Postdoc positions are available in the  School of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (First Class Academic Discipline) at Central South University in Dr. Li's research group. Lists of topics of interest are:


1. Rain/sand erosion;

2. Fatigue of fiberglass composite for wind turbine blade;

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PhD position at the University of Minnesota (Stefano Gonella's group)

A PhD position is available at the University of Minnesota in the group of Prof. Stefano Gonella. The position is in the general area of mechanics and physics of solids, with emphasis on mechanical and elastic metamaterials and wave physics.

Current topics of interest include:

1)       Topological metamaterials

2)       Tunable and programmable metastructures

Francesco Dal Corso's picture

Online workshop “Advanced modelling of membrane structures, with a view to technological application” - October 23, 2023

You are all invited to attend the online workshop “Advanced modelling of membrane structures, with a view to technological application” to be held on next Monday, October 23, see the attached program with the zoom link in the front page. Note that timings are in UK time.

Jinxiong Zhou's picture

Folding, stowage, and deployment of composite thin-walled lenticular tubes

This paper presents an integrated experimental and numerical investigation of the dynamic deployment behavior of Composite thin-walled lenticular tube (CTLT) that wraps around a central hub, with emphasis on the effect of long-term storage. The deployment experiments were performed on the CTLT prototype both before and after it had been stowed for extended storage periods. The results indicate that after being stowed for 6 and 10.5 months the CTLT is deployed slower and the deployment time increases by 8.2% and 15.0%, respectively.

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Open Rank Faculty Position in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Open Rank Faculty Position in Civil Engineering and Engineering MechanicsColumbia University in the City of New York: The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science: Civil Engineering and Engineering MechanicsLocation01Open Date

Oct 18, 2023

Salary Range or Pay Grade$108,000 - $300,000Description

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Two Ph.D. positions on Reliability of Composite Materials, Auburn University, Starting Jan or August 2024

There are immediate openings for PhD students (Spring/Fall 2024) in the Aerospace Structures Reliability Laboratory at Auburn University, working with Dr. Wen Luo.

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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

Pai Wang's picture

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:


susanta's picture

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

Wenbin Yu's picture

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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