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Exciting new vacancy - MatchID US subsidiary

Given our substantial growth over the past few years, MatchID deems the time right to expand our horizon and evolve from a spin-off towards a truly international scaled-up company. To that purpose we will establish a US subsidiary that will not only give us a local physical presence, but also help convey more directly our philosophy to potential customers for a widespread range of applications and market verticals.

PhD vacancy (3 years) on mechanical testing of recyclable vitrimer composites

Vitrimers are a groundbreaking development in polymer chemistry. This new class of polymers is neither thermoset, nor thermoplastic, but inherits properties from both polymer classes. Vitrimers were "invented" by Prof. Leibler in Paris in 2011 (

Mechanical Testing of Vascular Stents

With heart disease being the leading cause of death among adults in the United States, vascular stents are a critical medical device in ensuring patients live longer and healthier lives. There are a variety of stents that range in both size and strength for various applications. Mechanical testing of vascular stent involves testing the vascular stent specimens in various modes of failure including bending, torsion, tensile, crushing, abrasion, and fatigue. This blog post covers certain test types and the recommended equipment to test vascular stents.

Shear Testing Essentials

Shear testing produces shear property data for material specifications, research and development, quality assurance, and structural design and analysis. Shear properties can be calculated via different test types including tension, flexion, and compression as well as different test set ups such as the lap shear method, V-notched rail method, short beam method, and more. Click here for the original blog post.


Common measurements obtained from a shear test include:

PhD vacancy (3 years) on experimental testing of thermoplastic automotive composites

Thermoplastic composites are gaining more and more interest in automotive, aerospace and sports applications, because of the short cycle times and recycling possibilities. Besides short fibre-reinforced thermoplastics, also continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites are being considered for load-carrying structures. However, their behaviour during manufacturing and during in-service use is very different from the traditional thermoset composites (typically epoxy-based).

Lüders Bands Phenomenon in ASTM E8 Tensile Testing

Some metals, particularly annealed low-carbon steel, or mild steel, show a discontinuity when transitioning from elastic to plastic deformation that produces the yield point phenomenon in the stress strain curve.

Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Computational and Experimental Biomechanics at East Carolina University

The Postdoctoral Scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of computational and experimental biomechanics. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of research related to biomechanical characterization and computer modeling of biological tissue and implants in Vahdati Lab. The research projects include investigation of mechanopathologies of soft and calcified tissue and design of personalized medical devices.

Mechanical Testing- Aerospace Materials & Products

In the aerospace industry, testing is critical in successful product development and implementation. Mechanical testing of materials and products used in aerospace applications is governed by strict standards and often require accreditation. The type of testing performed includes tensile, compressive, flexural, fatigue testing, and more.

PhD Position (fully funded):Finite element analysis and experimental testing of blood clots and design of thrombectomy devices

Project title: Finite element analysis and experimental testing of blood clot fracture and design of thrombectomy devices to remove clots from vessels in the brain

Position: Funded PhD programme
Institute: National University of Ireland Galway
Duration: 4 years
Start date: April/May/June 2018

Post-Doctoral Position:Finite element analysis and experimental testing of blood clots and design of thrombectomy devices

Project title: Finite element analysis and experimental testing of blood clot fracture and design of thrombectomy devices to remove clots from vessels in the brain

Position: Post-doctoral Researcher
Institute: National University of Ireland Galway
Duration: 3 years
Start date: April/May 2018

Equipment for Bend Testing per ASTM Standards and User-Specific Applications

While it is easy to imagine why bend testing needs to be performed on rigid materials like plastics (ASTM D790) and concrete (ASTM C1609), in reality bend test applications are common in a variety of industries. Universal testing machines equipped with bend fixtures are used to calculate flexural modulus, flexural strength, yield point, and more.

Material Testing in High and Low Temperatures

High or low temperature testing is made feasible by adding an environmental chamber to a universal testing machine (UTM). Environmental chambers come with their own temperature controller and, depending on the system’s compatibility, the temperature settings and recordings may be controlled with the UTM’s controller or software.

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Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (PhD student), Improving the crashworthiness of composite transportation structures

Applications are invited for a PhD position at the University of Limerick, Ireland, funded through the EU Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Programme.

SALARY: €37,903 p.a. (plus family allowance of €4,589 p.a. where appropriate in accordance with Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme rules).

Topic: Development of discrete fastener-less joining technologies for impact protection devices

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Materials Science and Engineering



DEPARTMENT:  U.S. Department of Energy


AGENCY:  National Energy Technology Laboratory


LEVEL:  Post-Doctoral


POSITION INFORMATION:  Temporary, 12 months full-time with the possibility of extension


DUTY LOCATION:  Albany, Oregon

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Two postdoctoral positions in Mechanics of Materials at Oregon State University

We are seeking to fill two postdoctoral scholar positions at Oregon State University. The ideal candidates will have expertise in one or more of the following: computational materials science, granular mechanics, solid mechanics, and/or mechanical testing of materials. Positions will initially be for 1 year with an anticipated starting date of January 1st, 2015, with the possibility to continue for a second year depending on performance and continued funding.

The successful candidates will:

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ASM Educational Symposium: Innovations in Mechanical Testing: From Molecules to Large Engineering Structures

Dear iMechanica Readers,

Greetings from Oak Ridge.  
I would like to invite you, your colleagues and students to attend the annual Educational Symposium organized by the Oak Ridge Chapter of ASM International.  The theme for this year’s symposium is:

“Innovations in Mechanical Testing: From Molecules to Large Engineering Structures”

We have an outstanding list of speakers, which includes:

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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:

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"Composite materials for structural performance: Towards higher limits", Risø International Symposium, 5-9 September 2011

I would like to invite you to submit papers for the 32nd Risø International Symposium on Materials Science: "Composite materials for structural performance: towards higher limits". The idea of the symposium is to explore what are the real limits of structural performance of composite structures, covering both limitations by (a) the properties of the materials and (b) limits from the design methods and criteria used in the structural design process.

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Workshop on Probing the Limits of Strength, August 10-12, 2009 at LBL, Berkeley, CA

Dear Colleague:
You are cordially invited to attend a special Workshop on Probing the Limits of Strength, which will be held at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on August 10-12, 2009. This workshop aims to bring together researchers with an interest in experimental and theoretical studies of the fundamental limits of strength in materials. The workshop will include a strong lineup of national and international speakers on advanced mechanical testing techniques and computational materials science of materials deformation at the elastic limit.

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