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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. 


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Post-doctoral position in Computational Materials Mechanics at NUS, Singapore

We have an opening for a post-doctoral fellow position in multiscale computational mechanics of polymers. The project focuses on modeling and simulation of the thermo-mechanical behavior of polymers with covalent adaptable networks (CANs), e.g. vitrimers. The objective is to formulate a hierarchical modeling and simulation approach, which closely mimics key steps in the recycling and reshaping processes of CAN polymers by embedding the physics at two length-scales – (i) discrete-continuum (meso-scale) and (ii) homogenized continuum (macro-scale).

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Research Associate or Postdoctoral Scholar Opening in Developing Accelerated Computational Models in Mechanics and Materials

We have an open research positions (as Research Associate or Postdoctoral Scholar) to work in the Computational and Experimental Materials Engineering Laboratory at the Mechanical Engineering Department, Johns Hopkins University. The successful candidate will work on the development of accelerated computational models and simulation platforms for various problems of interest on CUDA-enabled GPUs and hybrid CPU/GPU platforms. The work will involve direct interactions and close collaboration with other project partners.


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Postdoctoral researcher position opening at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea

We are seeking a highly qualified candidate for a full-time postdoctoral researcher position in the area of Computational Mechanics at the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (GIFT), Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea. Candidates with a strong background in continuum/dislocation-based plasticity theory, computational mechanics of sheet metals, FE modelling of sheet metal forming processes… are highly encouraged to apply.

Post Doctoral Research Associate at Loughborough University



The project will form one of the integral parts of a collaborative UK/India research grant, which is funded by the EPSRC and the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Duration: 1 year

Deadline for application: 25 March 2014  


The projects aims to:


Job Opportunity with SunEdison - Research Scientist, Solar Materials R&D

SunEdison Inc. provides innovative silicon based solar energy solutions around the globe. We specialize in the production of polysilicon, silicon wafers, solar modules, and provide solar energy services that integrate the design, installation, financing, monitoring, operation, and maintenance portions of the downstream solar market. SunEdison is a vertically integrated company that seamlessly combines solar materials with our energy services business.

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Finite Element software Z-set : new web page

New web page of Finite Element Analysis software Z-set is now open:
What is Z-set

Z-set is a computational code devoted to the analysis of material and
structure behavior, involving a finite element solver and a collection
of specific tools for material parameter calibration, preprocessing and
postprocessing computations. Z-set is the result of 30 years of close collaboration between the

Polymer Packaging Modeling Engineer at Procter & Gamble

The selected individual will lead the development, initial application and deployment of new modeling capability in the area of thermoplastic packages. The initial focus is on developing best in class material models across a range of polymers. This material modeling capability will be leveraged globally for a broad range of packaging model applications (blow molding, parison / preform optimization, empty and full bottle interaction with packing lines, etc.)

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Lockheed Martin funded Post-Doctoral Position: Carbon Nano Structured Materials at Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi

Applications are invited for the position of "Post‐doctoral Research Fellow" as part of a multi-disciplinary collaborative project funded by Lockheed Martin. The project's Principal Investigators are:

Dr. Kumar Shanmugam, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Matteo Chiesa, Materials Science & Engineering
Dr. Amal Al Ghaferi, Materials Science & Engineering

Experienced Researcher Fellowship / Post Doc position - Characterisation of powder properties using DEM (IPROCOM)




Experienced Researcher Fellowship /
Post Doc position - 
of powder properties using DEM

Marie Curie Initial Training Network – IPROCOM

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Instabilities in Magnetoactive Materials

Stability of anisotropic magnetorheological elastomers in finite deformations: A micromechanical approach

Stephan Rudykh and Katia Bertoldi

Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 61 (2013) 949–967


Staff position at Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Research Associate - Structural Mechanics for Reactor Applications

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking candidates for a staff position in Structural Mechanics for Reactor Applications.  The full job description follows.  Please contact me at or apply online at

Research Associate - Structural Mechanics for Reactor Applications 


WOM 2013 - Keynote Speakers Announced

Wom 2013 keynote speakers and their topics have been announced:

Dr Ali Erdemir
Argonne National Laboratories, USA
Innovative surface engineering strategies for mitigating wear of materials under extreme conditions

Dr Michael Moseler
FhG-IWM Freiburg, Germany
Atomistic understanding of wear in carbon tribomaterials

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Post-doctoral position at the University of Texas

The Research Center for Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Materials at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an open position as Post-doctoral Fellow. The specific project involves the characterization of the constitutive and failure behavior of structural materials (aluminum alloys, steels, titanium alloys, metal-matrix composites, polymers and other selected materials) under quasi-static and dynamic conditions.

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Minisymposium on "Plasticity: Bridging the Scales from Micro to Macro" at IWCMM XXII, Baltimore, MD, USA (Sept. 24-26, 2012)

Dear friends and colleagues,

This is to inform you of the minisymposium

Plasticity: Bridging the Scales from Micro to Macro

to be organized at the 22nd International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials (IWCMM XXII) and request you to consider submitting an abstract. The workshop will be held in Baltimore, MD, USA during September 24-26, 2012.

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hyperelastic or elastic skin model in Abaqus

Dears,  I am quite new in the area of Abaqus models and biomechanics. My background is related with textiles. However I am a post doc in Belgium at the moment and my new task is to model a fingertip skin section under the influence of contact with different objects.

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Journal Club Theme of August 2011: Energy Harvesting Using Soft Materials

Energy harvesting is the process of converting energy that will otherwise be dissipated into the ambient environment, into useful energy to do work.  I shall focus this discussion on motion-based energy harvesting.  Motion-based energy harvesting is the process of converting dissipated mechanical energy into electrical energy.  Sources of mechanical energy include the ocean waves, wind, human motion, vehicular traffic, and vibrations in buildings and bridges.  This source of energy is ubiquitous and pervasive, and yet, it is one of the least developed energy harvesting technology.

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Deadline is approaction: 10 april - "Risø Int. Symposium: Composite materials for structural performance: towards higher limits"

The deadline for abstract submission for the 32, 10th April 2011, is approaching. The title of the 32nd Risø International Symposium on Materials Science is "Composite materials for structural performance: towards higher limits". The Symposium will be held from Monday 5th September to Friday 9th September 2011 at Risoe DTU - National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark. We think this is an exciting Symposium theme and we are proud to present a great list of key-note presentations:

Plotting the Johnson-Cook strength model

I'm trying to plot the stress-strain curve described by the Johnson-Cook strength (and eventually damage) models. The strength model is defined as:

σ=[A+Bεn][1+C ln(ε_dot*)][1-T*m]

where A, B, C, n, and m are material constants, ε_dot* is the non-dimensionalized strain rate, and T* is the homologous temperature where T*=(T-T0)/(Tmelt-T0)

To calculate the thermal softening (term in the last bracket of the J-C model), I need to determine the increase in temperature related to an increase in stress (and strain). I'm using the following equation:


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