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PhD Positions in Polymer Simulation at the University of Vermont (USA) - Fall 2024

Multiple PhD positions are available for Fall 2024 in the Department of Physics or the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Vermont in Dr. Jihong Ma's group. Successful candidates will work under the supervision of Prof. Jihong Ma on projects related to atomistic simulations of polymers. The candidates should have a strong background in physics, chemistry, and mathematics, and preferably have experience in MD and/or MM simulations. 


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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

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PhD position - Computational Soft Matter Research

About this position: The Computational Soft Matter Laboratory (, within the Department of Mechanical Engineering ( at the New Jersey Institute of technology (NJIT), is currently offering a Ph.D. position available for Spring/Fall 2024. The successful candidate will carry out computational research focusing on the interaction of flexible nanomaterials with biological cell membranes.

PhD positions in Fracture Mechanics at IIT Delhi

Deadline: 5th April 2023 !

I am looking to admit at least two PhD students in the broad area of Fracture Mechanics at the Department of Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.

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PhD positions in Wave Mechanics and Metamaterials Laboratory at the Technion (Israel)

Wave Mechanics and Metamaterials Laboratory seeks candidates with strong knowledge in magnetoelasticity, wave mechanics, finite element modeling (ideally of magneto-mechanical coupling), or strong experimental background in ultrasonics or magnetism (ideally knowing how to operate an electromagnet). For more details, pls, see attached file.

PhD openings at UT Austin (mechanics of soft materials)

We have funded Ph.D. positions available in the area of computational mechanics/applied mechanics/soft materials for Fall 2023 at UT Austin.

The students can choose to enroll in Engineering Mechanics (EM) or Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (CAEE). 

For CAEE, the deadline to send an application is December 15: (select MUSE group as your primary choice) 

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PhD position @ the University of Genoa (Italy) - "Damage Mitigation in Lightweight Marine Composites"

A fully funded PhD position in "Damage Mitigation in Lightweight Marine Composites" is available at the University of Genoa (Italy), within the activities of the newly formed National Center on Sustainable Mobility (Spoke 3: Waterways, Work Package WP1: Energy Efficiency).

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Ph.D. position @ University of Trento (Italy) “New loadings for structural elements and homogenization of elastic periodic materials” within the context of my ERC Advanced Grant project "Beyond hyperelasticity: a virgin land of extreme materials"

1 Ph.D. position (36 months) within the research activity relative to my ERC AdG Grant "Beyond" will be funded by and available at the University of Trento (Italy). The student will be supervised by me and my collaborators Francesco Dal Corso, Diego Misseroni, Andrea Piccolroaz, and Roberta Springhetti. See also the PDF attached.

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Funded PhD position in UK - Computational Modelling of Multiaxial Overloads

A fully funded PhD position in computational materials is available at Cranfield University (UK) to study the effects of multiaxial overloads on cracks. The candidate will develop substructure-sensitive crystal plasticity models validated at multiple scales to understand the local response at cracks. The position offers a dynamic research environment and the opportunity to work closely with researchers developing computational models and performing experiments.

Application deadline 25th April 2022.

PhD vacancy (4 years) on computational mechanics of thick adhesive joints in large wind turbine blades

Over the last years, UGent-MMS has developed the stand-alone BladeMesher software for generating finite element models of large wind turbine blades. The software reads in the material data and airfoil data of the wind turbine blade, and automatically constructs the geometry and finite element mesh for the blade. In a next step, the nodal and element information of the finite element mesh is written out to an input file for a commercial finite element solver (Abaqus in this case).

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PhD Position, Crystal Plasticity / X-ray Diffraction, The University of Alabama

The Advanced Computational Materials Engineering Laboratory (ACME Lab: in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama is seeking candidates for a fully-funded PhD position in the area of deformation mechanics to begin August 2022.

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Fully Funded PhD Positions in Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina State University for Fall 2022 in Mechanics and Materials


Dr. Jingjie Hu’s group in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at North Carolina State University (NC State) has openings for fully funded Ph.D. positions in the areas of Mechanics and Materials for Fall 2022. Research in the group focuses on the mechanical behaviors of biomedical relevant systems and materials, using combined experimental and theoretical approaches ( 


Fully Funded Ph.D. Position in Computational Biomechanics at Villanova University for Spring or Fall 2022

A fully funded Ph.D. position is available in the Computational Biomechanics and Solid Mechanics Laboratory  at Villanova University. The position is available as early as Spring 2022 until filled. The candidate will work on multiscale computational modeling of bone fracture.

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Ph.D. position at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Two Ph.D. positions are available for January 2022 at the Multiscale Material Modeling Lab at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The Ph.D. students will develop and use tools such as machine learning, finite elements, and molecular dynamics to study the mechanical properties of materials. If interested please email your CV to

PhD positions at UBC Vancouver

Two fully funded PhD positions are available in my research group at UBC, Vancouver in the area of mechanics of architected and fibrous materials. These positions are fully funded and expected to be filled before January 2022, or sooner .  Ideal candidate will have  (a) completed a research level Masters degree (in exceptional cases a Batcherlor's degree) in the area of solid mechanics, (b) aptitude and interest to pursue independent research under supervision, (c) strong written and spoken technical communication skills, (d) skills in modelling and experiments.

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PhD opening at UCLA

There is a PhD opening in the Mechanics of Soft Materials Lab ( in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. The opening is to be filled in 2021 fall, 2022 winter or 2022 fall quarter. The successful candidate is expected to work on modeling, simulations, and experiments of soft materials.

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PhD Position - Computational Crystal Plasticity

The Advanced Computational Materials Engineering Laboratory (ACME Lab), in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama is seeking qualified candidates for an open PhD position. This position is open to US citizens only.

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PhD position in Structural Optimization

We are looking for a PhD student in the area of design optimization and computational structural mechanics in Aerospace Engineering program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach. Interested applicants should send their CV and a list of references to Please include “PhD application” in the subject of your email.

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One fully funded PhD position in computational nanomaterials at UVM

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.

PhD Position in Computational Biomechanics at KTH-Stockholm

One PhD Student position in Computational Biomechanics for 4-5 years; expected from March 1, 2021 or according to agreement (either earlier or later) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

Eligibility: Master degree (or at least have obtained 240 ECTs) in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanics, Mechanical or Civil Engineering, Engineering Physics, or similar; Requirements for English equivalent to English B/6.

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Fully funded PhD position, Spring/Fall 2021, University of Pittsburgh

The Labortory of Soft Materials Mechanics and Manufacturing ( is recruiting PhD candidates starting either on Spring or Fall 2021. Students with expertise in the following areas are especially valued:

1. Thermodynamics of solids

2. Polymer synthesis

3. Developing customer experimental setups

PhD position – Czech Technical University in Prague


PhD position is available in Flash X-ray radiography for impact/penetration experiments


Funded PhD positions available in mechanics, self-driving, and robotics at SUSTech

SUSTech ( is a newly found research university in Shenzhen, China (Shenzhen can be considered as Silicon Valley in China.). Please check out the attached flyer for the introduction of SUSTech and the PhD scholarship. 

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PhD Positions in Mechanical Engineering at NJIT for Fall 2020

There are PhD positions at RAD Lab in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at New
Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The focus of the research will be on creating novel computational
and theoretical models for the dynamics of complex fluids with particular emphasis on particle-laden multiphase flows and biological flows of active matter in the living systems.


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