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Ph.D. positions available at University of Southern California

We have several Ph.D. positions available in our group ( in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at University of Southern California for Fall 2022. We are an interdesciplinary group with broad interests in experimental mechanics, advanced materials, and manufacturing. Our focus areas include 3D soft electronics, engineered surfaces/interfaces, and active/smart materials. Candidates interested in these areas are encouraged to submit applications to our Ph.D.

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Advanced Materials and Manufacturing group at Cornell seeking PhD applicants

The Advanced Materials and Manufacturing group at Cornell is seeking PhD student applicants for fall 2022 in the Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Theoretical and Applied Mechanics fields. Collectively, our research spans polymers, metals, ceramics, and composites; synthetic and natural materials; and computation, theory, experiments, synthesis, and additive manufacturing. 


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Nanshu Lu's picture

Please apply to UT-Austin Engineering Mechanics Graduate Program

UT-Austin Engineering Mechanics Program is well known for its research on experimental mechanics, computational mechanics, fracture mechanics, nano- and micro-mechanics, thin-film mechanics, biomechanics, soft material mechanics, structural dynamics, and so on. We are the home of the International Journal of Solids and Structures (IJSS), International Journal of Fracture, and Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. We offer more than 20 rigorous graduate courses on engineering mechanics.

Ph.D. and/or postdoctoral positions in mechanics theory and experiment

 Applications are invited for Ph.D. (Spring or Fall 2022) and/or postdoctoral (ASAP) positions in the group of J. Hanna in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.  We are a theoretically oriented group that also engages in experimental work, with broad general interests in classical mechanics and applied geometry (see ).  We are fully in-person-operational.

Possible topics include:

Roberto Brighenti's picture

Ph.D. position available at University of Parma - Italy

A Ph.D. position is available at the University of Parma (Italy) on the topic:

Thermo-mechanical optimization: application to precast building claddings

The Ph.D. studies last 3 years and the student has to do a 6-months

internship in an Italian company during the first two years.

Students from southern Europe with a background in civil engineering are particularly welcome.


Paper request

Could someone please attach the following paper. I currently researching on low temperature fusion bonding of III-V materials. 


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Course on V&VUQ of Computational Modeling of Materials and Structures

Dear Members of the Mechanics and Materials Communities,

You may have known about the efforts of the Mechanics of Materials and Structures (MoMS) program of the National Science Foundation on revitalizing the practice of verification and validation (V&V) of computational models as a rigorous and indispensable step in the scientific investigative process.

PhD position in characterizing and modeling battery materials

One or two positions are available for a student to undertake a fully funded Ph.D. in Engineering at Louisiana Tech University understanding the detailed structure of the complicated heterogeneous materials in lithium ion batteries. Expected start date is Sept. or Nov. of 2021.


  • B.S. in Engineering (Chemistry or Physics backgrounds are also suitable).
  • Meet graduate school TOEFL/IELTS scores
  • Competitive GRE
  • An interest in multi-disciplinary research in materials


PhD position(s) in modeling of the interaction between phase transformations and plasticity

PhD position(s) is available for Spring 2022 in the Engineering Mechanics program in Aerospace Engineering Department at Iowa State University to perform theoretical and computational part of work on NSF-funded projects on the interaction between phase transformations and plasticity. Phase-field, micromechanical, and macroscale simulations using FEM are of interest, in close collaboration with high-pressure experiments performed in our lab. Please send vita to Prof. Valery Levitas ( )

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Teaching Dynamics: Particles in Equivalent Universes

If you have ever had to study and teach classical mechanics, then one of the challenges is to explain the equivalences of distinct formulations of the equations of motion for discrete mechanical systems. It is not transparent, particularly in the presence of constraints, how the Newton-Euler equations, Lagrange’s equations, Gibbs-Appell equations, Maggi's equations, Kane’s equations, Boltzmann-Hamel equations, and several other fomulations, are equivalent.

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MIT Short Course Live Virtual: Predictive Multiscale Materials Design: 21-25, 2021

TL;DR, MIT Short Course, Live Virtual June 21-25, 2021; a hands-on bootcamp on multiscale mechanics, ML/AI, additive methods, biomaterials and bio-inspired materials and design. Registration closing soon - sign up now!


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Writing tips

To students and junior researchers,

Together with Stephane Bordas (Luxembourg University) and Alban de Vaucorbeil (Deakin University, Australia), we have assembled a PDF ( outlining our our approach to writing articles on the field of computational mechanics. Also discussed are softwares used. We hope that it will be of help to students and junior researchers.

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2020 Melosh Medalist, Duke University

We are very pleased to announce that Stein K. F. Stoter, from the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA (adviser: Professor Dominik Schillinger), is the 2020 Melosh Medalist for the Best Student Paper in Finite Element Analysis. Dr. Stoter’s contribution was titled "The variational multiscale method for discontinuous Galerkin type finite element formulations".

Congratulations Stein!

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Online Resource on Rotations with Rigid Body Dynamics Applications

Dear Colleague,

The online resource on rotations,

has been operational now for nearly 7 years and has been recently updated with material from the literature. Among the latest additions, we note the following subjects:

Roberto Brighenti's picture

Winter school on "Trends on Additive Manufacturing for Engineering Applications"

The winter school on Trends on Additive Manufacturing for Engineering Applications will be held in Timisoara (Romania),

25-29 January 2021  &  Online.

The main aim of the Winter School is to involve PhDs and young researchers in the field of AM with an engineering perspective.

Lecturer in Systems Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University

The Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University seeks applicants for a full-time teaching position (Lecturer) in the area of systems engineering to be part of the teaching faculty in the department of Civil and Systems Engineering (CaSE). This position will serve a key role in the department’s new program in Systems Engineering and the growing Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE). More experienced candidates may be considered for a Senior Lecturer position.

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Open courses on Computational Mechanics @ IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Dear Colleagues,

this year my courses on Computational Mechanics for the PhD in Systems Science at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca will be delivered online and will be open to anyone interested in.

Enclosed please find a list of syllabi of the courses, along with the schedule of the lessons (Central European Time zone) and the Zoom link.

The courses are:

- Numerical Methods for the Solution of Partial Differential Equations (20 hours, December-January)

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NSF NRT fellowships at Stony Brook University

NSF funded NRT Fellowship is available for eligible students at Stony Brook University, in the field of Quantitative Analysis of Dynamic Structures (QuADS!).  It supports select students performing research in the area of materials characterization. This prestigious one-year fellowship will provide

- An annual stipend of $34,000 during Year 2 of your Ph.D. (So you can apply for your PhD now to SBU, and then, to this fellowship for your second year) 

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A tutorial on the electrostatics of deformable materials with a focus on stability and bifurcation analysis

The attached tutorial paper is yet unpublished but I am posting a pre-print since several students I know have found it to be a useful pedagogical resource. You may also access the document on arXiv.

Here is the abstract.

Roberto Brighenti's picture

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.


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