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Urgent: 2 fully-funded PhD theses at Synopsis (Exeter) / Cardiff University / University of Luxembourg in machine learning/biomedical simulations/3D medical image processing

Synopsys NE Ltd (, Cardiff University and University of Luxembourg invites applications for 2 Early Stage Researcher position (Doctoral Candidate) as part of the Rapid Biomechanics and Simulation for Personalized Clinical Design (RAINBOW) MCSA European Training Network. RAINBOW is funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

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PhD or Post Doc position in “Multi-scale Multi-Physics simulations of Shape Memory Composites”

As part of a collaborative project between different faculties of the University of Liege (Belgium), there is an open position to develop and validate numerical models for shape memory composite.

PhD or Post Doc opportunity
The project will be supervised by Prof. L. Noels of ULg ( The position is that of either a PhD student or a Post-Doc for renewable periods of 12 months starting immediately.

Funded Biomechanics PhDs via H2020 Project - UK & Luxembourg

Two available Early Stage Researcher/PhD positions for EU H2020 biomechanical simulation project at Synopsys Exeter, UK, with individual placements at Cardiff University and the University of Luxembourg.

Full-time, competitive salary, provides valuable industrial experience:

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PhD and PostDoc positions in Computational Snow and Avalanche Mechanics @EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

The new group of Prof. J. Gaume at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) invites applications by highly motivated, committed, and talented students/researchers for 2 PhD and 1 PostDoc positions in the field of Computational Mechanics for Snow and Avalanche Modeling.

Research Position Computational Fracture Mechanics

A research position is available at the Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in order to conduct a strategic project funded by the COMET-K2 Competence Center on Integrated Research in Materials, Processing and Product Engineering in Leoben.

Postdoctoral Research Associate and Graduate Student Openings in Mechanobiology and Biomechanics at UPenn

Several postdoctoral and graduate student openings with primary focus on biomechanics is available immediately in the Shenoy Research Group at the University of Pennsylvania. We are looking for strongly motivated candidates to work on NIH supported projects on a) cell-matrix interactions in fibrosis and cancer and 2) mechanical mechanisms of traumatic brain injury.  

20 PhD students in Data-driven Computational Modelling

Dear colleagues, 

Luxembourg FNR is funding 20 PhD students

Please contact the principal investigators. See attachment.


Stéphane P.A. BORDAS

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PhD Opportunity in Berlin: Cation-Substituted Silicates as Millimetre Wave Dielectrics for Automotive Applications

Institute for Materials Science and Technology, TU Berlin, Germany


An opportunity is available for a doctoral candidate to undertake a research programme on the topic of the synthesis and characterization of cation substituted silicate ceramics for use a novel dielectric materials.


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PhD positions in mechanics EMSI @ EPFL

Fully-funded PhD position in EMSI lab at EFPL - flow and failure of soft materials

The focus of the thesis project is on the flow and failure mechanisms in soft materials. Whereas a comprehensive framework for understanding yield in crystalline materials has helped us to understand plastic deformation of metals for nearly a century, no comprehensive framework has been developed for soft materials. Indeed, yielding and failure mechanisms in soft materials are strongly tied to the failure of everyday materials, from soil and rocks to cosmetics and food, and are thus ubiquitous in our daily experience. A variety of experimental approaches will be used to study flow and failure in soft materials using elastomers and hydrogels as material models, including optical microscopy and x-ray tomography. Prior experience in these methods is not required. Some laboratory experience is preferred, as students will be in charge of the experiments from design of the apparatus to data processing and interpretation. Strong communication ability is necessary, as numerical modelling will be carried out in collaboration.

Interested candidates holding an MS degree in Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering or Physics are encouraged to apply to the EDME doctoral school in Lausanne. The application should indicate interest in joining the EMSI lab (, and candidates should submit a CV directly to Prof. John Kolinski (john.kolinski [at]

PhD vacancy (4 years) on fatigue testing of composites with advanced instrumentation

Composites are used more and more as structural components in aerospace industry, automotive sector, wind energy applications,… As a consequence, the loads on those composite components are much higher than for secondary components, and can lead to fatigue damage in the composite part. Moreover, the fatigue behaviour of fibre-reinforced composites is much more complex than that of metals, because of the many different fibre/polymer combinations, the heterogeneous nature of the composite, the anisotropic behaviour of the composite and the multitude of damage mechanisms.

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PhD Studentships in Novel Modelling Methodologies for Hybrid and Titanium Alloys Systems Subjected to Impact Loading

3.5-year D.Phil. studentship

Supervisor: Prof Nik Petrinic


We are seeking to recruit students for two doctoral projects arising as part of a long-term collaboration with Rolls-Royce. In particular, the projects will support future design of large gas turbine engines for civil aviation. The students will be members of the Impact Engineering Team, a large and vibrant team whose industrial sponsors are the largest global engineering organisations (see

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Post Doc or PhD position open in design of shape memory composite

A PhD position or a Post-Doc position, depending on the candidate skills are available in the Department of Sciences and Methods fo Engineering at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. The research project is in the smart composite materials design. The candidate will have to design and optimize a composite structure with embedded SMA for morphing application. Candidates should have possibly a strong background in mechanics, finite elements simulations and smart materials.

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PhD Position in Computational Mechanics and Materials at Utah State University

We have 1 PhD position in the general area of modeling and simulation of advanced engineering materials.  The student will have opportunities to work with experts from the industry and the national lab.




1. For applicants with no degree from a English-Speaking country: 


TOEFL >= 79 or IELTS >= 6 (and a minimum score of 5 on each subscale)


2. GRE verbal and quantitative scores (no minimum requirement)


3. Self-motivated


4. Strong interest in computational research


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Ph.D. and Postdoc Positions in Advanced Materials & Emerging Electronics @ MSU

Multiple PhD and Postdocs positions in the fields of advanced materials and energizing electronics are available immediately at Michigan State University.

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Graduate research position - Modeling of composites (US Citizens only)

A graduate position is opened in Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at Louisiana Tech University on multiscale modeling of composites. The candidates must have earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering or related fields, and be a US Citizen. Candidates with a solid background in theoretical and computational mechanics, specifically continuum mechanics and finite element modeling are preferred. Familiarity with FEM software package COMSOL is a plus.

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PhD scholarship available in computational mechanics at PIMM Lab in Paris, France

A PhD scholarship is available at PIMM laboratory to work on the topology optimization of lattice structures obtained by additive manufacturing.

See the file attached for description.

The successful candidate should have obtained a Master's degree (or equivalent) with a strong background in computational mechanics, materials science, mechanical engineering or any related field; although prior knowledge of the French language is not mandatory, spoken and written English proficiency is needed.

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PhD Position in Multiscale Modeling of Materials for Energy

A PhD position is open for summer or fall 2017 in Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at Louisiana Tech University on multiscale modeling of materials for energy applications with emphasis on ferroic materials. The candidates must have earned a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering or related fields and have a solid background in theoretical and computational mechanics, specifically continuum mechanics and finite element modeling, and need to be familiar with a programming language (preferably C/C++).

1 PhD and 2 Postdoc positions in composites and 3D printed materials @ Ghent University (Belgium)

One PhD (4 years) and two Postdoc (3 years) vacancies are available in the composites research group at Ghent University in Belgium. The different open positions deal with nondestructive testing methods for composites inspection (vibration/thermography) and fatigue of 3D printed metals. More information can be found on

2 PhD and 4 Postdoc positions in mechanics of composites @ Ghent University (Belgium)

Two PhD (4 years) and four Postdoc (2-4 years) vacancies are available in the composites research group at Ghent University in Belgium. The different open positions deal with composite heat exchangers, simulation of large wind turbine blades, fatigue of composites, radically new sensing technologies for composites, business development in lightweight materials for automotive,... More information can be found on

PhD Vacancy: UK Centre for Doctoral Training in Fusion Energy

I am currently looking to fill an open PhD position in a project titled:

Advanced Virtual Design of 3D Printed Fusion Reactor Components

This is to continue recent work that uses X-ray tomography, high performance computing and finite element analysis to design the plasma facing wall of the ITER reactor. Recent related publications can be found below:

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Two Postdoc + two PhD Openings in Topology Optimization, Cardiff University, UK

Applications are sought for four Post-Doctoral Research Associates and two PhDs to join a very active research group at Cardiff University, UK (School of Engineering).  Based in Cardiff, there will be frequent interactions with the University of California, San Diego as well as major aerospace companies in the UK. The research will formulate and develop numerical methods for mulitiscale and multiphysics design optimisation using level set topology optimization.

3 PhD positions in Additive Layer Manufacturing Computational Mechanics in Belgium and Luxembourg (FNRS-FNR funded)


Profs. Thierry J. Massart (Universite Libre de Bruxelles), Ludovic Noels (Universite de Liege) and Stephane P.A.
Bordas (University of Luxembourg) have recently been awarded a joint research project by the FNRS and FNR.
The project focuses on the mechanical behavior of discrete metallic materials, such as metal foams and printed metallic structures

PhD opportunities


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