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Ph.D. positions at Univ. of Parma – Italy on Smart Materials and Additive Manufacturing Simulation (for Chinese CSC supported students)

Two Ph.D. positions are available at the Univ. of Parma – Italy, for Chinese CSC supported students. The topic will be the mechanical modeling of advanced and responsive materials and additive manufacturing modeling, starting from Nov. 2021.

Two funded PhD positions at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.


We have two funded PhD positions and we are looking for talented, self-motivated, and enthusiastic students with a BSc or MSc degree in mechanical or materials engineering. Students with strong background in crystal plasticity and computational mechanics are recommended to apply.


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Multiple PhD positions starting in 2021


We are looking for candidates to join the Utah Waves and Architected Materials Group . We have fully funded openings for undergrads, MS and PhD. 


Applicants with track record / experience / expertise / strong passion in ANY ONE of the following technical fields are especially valued:

·        Finite element simulations

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One PhD Position in Computational Nanomaterials at the University of Vermont

One fully-funded Ph.D. position is now available immediately in the area of computational nanomaterials in the group of Dr. Jihong Ma ( at the University of Vermont.

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Fully Funded Ph.D. Position in Multiscale Modeling of Materials

A fully supported Ph.D. position is available starting Jan 2021 in Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at the University of Alabama on multiscale modeling of materials and processes. The objective of this project is to model the synthesis of 2D materials to design new processes to improve synthesis efficiency, as well as synthesis by the design of these materials, and to use machine learning algorithms to design materials and their synthesis process. 


PhD Position in 3D printed Composites for impact mitigation and acoustic attenuation - University of Rhode Island, RI, USA

PhD positions are available in the field of 3D printed composite materials for impact mitigation and acoustic attenuation. The research work will have both computational and experimental components. Individuals interested in 3D printed polymer composites, multiscale material modelling, performance of composites under high strain rates and experimental mechanics are encouraged to apply. The position starts early  January 2021. The students will be enrolled in the Department of Civil and environmental Engineering at the University of Rhode Island.

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3 Ph.D. Positions in Multiscale Mechanics and Materials

Three fully supported Ph.D. positions are open immediately in Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Labat the University of Alabama on multiscale modeling of materials and processes. The research directions are in the following fields:

1.     Additive Manufacturing (1 position): The goal of this project is to model the additive manufacturing process and to develop new alloys for additive manufacturing.

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PhD Studentship in Mechanics of Materials at University College London

A PhD studentship is available in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University College London, on the topic of "Detection and Identification of Damage in Composite Fibre/Metal Laminate Structures Using Guided Ultrasonic Waves". It is fully funded (fees + stipend) for UK citizens and EU citizens with UK residency (fees only for international students).

The academic group at UCL has an internationally leading profile and an exceptional publication record, and this project will provide numerous opportunities for high-profile publications and conference presentations. The project involves considerable interaction with other members of the research group, which has a very open, co-operative and friendly culture. The UCL laboratories are very well resourced with equipment, computers, consumables and all that is needed to perform research at the highest standard. The aim is to provide the best conditions for world-leading research.

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PhD Position in Computational Mechanics at Binghamton University

We are inviting motivated, talented students to apply a PhD opening fully funded by NIH starting Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. The project is focused on the computational modeling of membrane mechanics for understanding vesicle formation in bacteria. The student will work in a multidisciplinary group with experimental microbiologists and mechanical engineers. Candidates with a background in mechanics and biophysics/biochemistry are encouraged to apply. Strong programming skills in C/C++ and experience with all-atom or coarse-grained molecular dynamics are preferred.

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EPSRC Funded PhD position for 4 years @ Swansea University, UK


I am looking for a good PhD student in the area of materials science/polymer science/computational engineering/mechanical engineering. The position is fully funded by EPSRC and ORE Catapult for 4 years.

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PhD position in the context of “Data-driven Multi-scale Optimisation for Additive Manufacturing of fatigue resistant shock-absorbing MetaMaterials”


As part of a collaborative FET-Open H2020 project between different universities and a SME, there exist open PhD positions is the context of

• Developments of homogenisation methods and

• Surrogate models (e.g. machine learning etc.)

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PhD Position in Multiscale Modeling of Materials

An immediate Ph.D. position is available in the Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at Louisiana Tech University on multiscale modeling of materials synthesis. The candidates must have earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related fields (applicants with an MSc will be given priority) and have a solid background in theoretical and computational mechanics. Having knowledge of continuum mechanics, finite element modeling, and a programming language is a plus. 


PhD position in computational biomechanics at University of Glasgow

I am looking for motivated students to join my research group and work towards their PhD in the area of computational biomechanics.

About us: The research aim of our group is to generate new scientific knowledge and methods using innovative ideas in numerical methods and biomechanics that contribute towards improved cardiovascular healthcare.


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Open PhD positions for Fall 2020.

Two PhD students are being sought to fill openings in the Gross Materials Lab (group website: at the University of South Carolina. Research activities are focused on the design, fabrication, and characterization of architected materials. Students must be capable coders to be considered. Students interested in or having prior experience with finite element modeling, mechanical property testing, and 3D printing are strongly encouraged to apply.

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University of Southampton Presidential PhD scholarships

The University of Southampton has just opened its call for applications to our prestigious Presidential PhD Scholarships programme. This is targeted at students with exceptional academic records. Applications have to be filed in through a supervisor, with a project. Please consult the UoS website to identify a potential supervisor in the area of research you are interested in.

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Ph.D. Position is available in Mechanical Engineering at George Mason University

An immediate Ph.D. position is available in Mechanical Engineering Department at George Mason University. Candidates should have strong background in computational solid mechanics and materials engineering and be willing to perform experimental work when needed. Candidates must have a Master degree in engineering. Interested candidate may send CV and interest letter to

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PhD positions available in Mechanical Engineeing at UVM for Fall 2020

Multiple PhD positions are now available in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Vermont starting Fall 2020. Successful candidates will be under the supervision of Dr. Jihong Ma. Dr. Ma’s research focuses on understanding the physical properties of materials with complex structures at multiple scales (from nano- to macroscale) via a combination of theoretical analysis, numerical simulations and experimental characterizations. The goal is to uncover or enhance material performance characteristics for industrial, medical, and aerospace applications.

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PhD position at the interface of Engineering and Cancer at UCL

Discovering the bio-mechanical signatures of cancer cells in 3D tumouroid models:

We are seeking outstanding candidates for a 4 year PhD studentship fully funded by the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering. The student will be jointly supervised by Dr. Emad Moeendarbary based in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Dr Umber Cheema based at the Division of Surgery and Interventional Sciences.

Studentship Description:

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PhD Studentship: Digital Manufacturing of Graphene-Enhanced Composites for Electric Vehicles (GraphEVe)

There is a PhD position available for UK/EU students at the School of MACE, University of Manchester.

This PhD opportunity in fluid dynamics/nanocomposite manufacturing at the University of Manchester. We are looking for a motivated student with a strong background in fundamental fluid mechanics, applied mathematics and computer programming.

Applications or inquiries may be sent to Dr. Masoud Jabbari, at

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