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Postdoctoral and Ph.D. positions in computational design and multi-physics simulation

We invite applications for post-doctoral and Ph.D. positions in topology optimization, machine learning and data-driven computational design, multi-physics simulation including multi-phase flow, and uncertainty quatification. 

For additional information, please contact Prof. Xiaoping Qian ( To apply, email your application files (CV, 1-page summary of research accomplishments and research interests, and 3 references).

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MIT Mechanical Engineering faculty search

The MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering (@MITMechE) seeks candidates for faculty positions starting July 1, 2024 or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. More Info + Apply: Questions:

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Ph.D. position for September 2024

S-Lab at Shanghai Jiao Tong University is opening one Ph.D. position for “mechanical metamaterials.”  The applicants should have a master’s degree by August 2024.

Send an application package (Letter of Intent and CV) to before 12/6, 2023.


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An exciting PhD opportunity on ‘Long-term degradation of buried subsea pipeline coatings’

An exciting PhD opportunity, fully funded for UK/International tuition fees along with a stipend, is available at the National Decommissioning Centre (NDC . This research project on ‘Long-term degradation of buried subsea pipeline coatings’ is funded by Chevron Corporation, NDC and the School of Engineering.


Please follow this link for more information or contact us directly:

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Fully funded PhD/Postdoc positions in mechanics of soft materials and soft materials for health at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The Jiawei Yang lab in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute has two fully funded PhD/Postdoc positions, starting in Fall 2024 or on a mutually agreed date. We aim to build an interdisciplinary research team, focusing on the Multiscale Engineering of Soft Material Systems, and developing high-performance, bio-integrated, and bio-interfacing soft material systems for health.

PhD/postdoc openings (University of Minnesota) on the multi-physics modeling and inverse characterization on reaction-driven cracking

Successful applicants will work on the mechanics and thermodynamics of porous solids undergoing reactive flow within the scope of the DOE-funded center on Geo-processes in Mineral Carbon Storage (GMCS, The mission of GMCS is to develop the fundamental science and engineering capability that will lead to realizing the full potential for large-scale subsurface storage of CO2 via mineralization.

Postdoc on elastic metamaterials at the University of Trento (Italy)

A Postdoc position is available at the Excellence Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering of the Università di Trento, Italy to work with the Coordinator prof. Nicola Pugno on a EU-funded H2020 FET Open project on elastic metamaterials entitled "BOHEME: Bioinspired Hierarchical Metamaterials" and its follow up.

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PhD position in Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics for Coastal FSI at Stony Brook University

A fully supported PhD position in Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) for coastal fluid-structure interaction (FSI) is available in the Department of Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr. George Moutsanidis focusing on the development of numerical methods for coastal FSI. The desired start date is Fall 2024.

Minimum Qualifications:

·       MS degree in Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or related field

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Postdoc position at the University of Oxford on modeling hydrogen-assisted fractures

Dear iMechanicians,

Let me bring to your attention the following postdoc position in my lab at the University of Oxford:

I am looking for an enthusiastic postdoc to conduct finite element simulations to predict hydrogen embrittlement. The closing date is November 29.

Prof Emilio Martinez-Paneda
University of Oxford

Join Our Team at Daedalus

We are hiring ! 

We're excited to announce an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher with expertise in Mechanics or Optics. Whether your strength lies in experimental techniques or computational methods, we welcome your application.

Start Date: Immediate

Keywords: Mechanics, Optics, Machine Learning

More info:

Multiple Ph.D. Positions at Georgia Tech in Computational Design and Mechanical Metamaterials

Our lab Computational Design & Metamaterial Lab warmly invites applications from students with backgrounds in mechanics, aerospace engineering, computer science, materials, polymers, and related fields.

What are metamaterials?

Metamaterials are a class of structural materials with exotic properties, where their macroscopic physical characteristics arise from the precise geometric design of their microstructures.

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Ph.D. Opening (Civil Eng./CU Boulder) in Innovative Structural Materials Design and Inverse characterization

We have an opening for Graduate Research Assistant (at Ph.D.-level) to conduct research in areas related to innovative structural materials design and inverse characterization, specifically:

- New structural materials for energy storage applications, and
- Inverse characterization of chemo-mechanical process with multi-sensing data.

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Ph.D. Position at NJIT, New Jersey, USA in Computational Nanomechanics/Materials


The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering ( at the New Jersey Institute of Technology ( has an opening for a fully funded Ph.D. position.  The position will start in Spring 2024/Fall 2024. Interested candidates should apply as soon as possible. 

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)


Position Summary: 
The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate or Full Professor level in the areas of Artificial Intelligence/Data Science/Machine Learning as applied to Mechanical Engineering.

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Postdoc position in soft robotics at USC

We have a postdoc opening in the Zhao Research Group ( at University of Southern California. The succesful candidate will develop novel dexterous soft robotic manipulators incorporating advanced sensors and actuators. This is a multi-year, fully funded position, which is available immediately. Candidates should have prior research experience in soft robotics.

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PhD openings in Computational Solid Mechanics and Methods at University of Kentucky

The Computational Mechanics and Methods (CM3) Group in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kentucky is seeking highly self-motivated individuals who have great interest in the broad research areas of computational solid mechanics and methods. Interested individuals should send a detailed CV and both undergraduate and graduate transcripts to Dr. Chen at

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PhD Position at McGill University in Multifunctional Architected Metamaterials

One PhD position is available for Fall 2024 at McGill University in collaboration between Advanced Multifunctional and Multiphysics Metamaterials Lab (Department of Bioresource Engineering) and Mine Multiphysics Lab (Department of Mining and Materials Engineering). The research topic is on the area of Architected Mechanical Metamaterials for energy and electronics applications.

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PhD position in bio-adhesion

Dear friends and colleagues, there is a new open position in soft contact mechanics in my group! We are looking for a motivated mechanical engineer (or alike) to contribute to cutting edge research on adhesion with biological tissue. We aim at developing soft micro-structured bio-compatible adhesive patch and scaffolds to be used for tissue re-attachment after injuries.

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Postdoctoral position in Solving structural topology optimization problems by polynomial programming, Czech Technical University in Prague

With Marek Tyburec, we are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow interested in solving structural topology optimization problems using polynomial programming techniques. Full details of the position are available at, and the call closes on 30 November 2023.

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Open-Rank Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Position(s) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rowan University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering at Rowan University invites outstanding applicants for tenure-track or tenured positions at the assistant, associate, or full professor levels. Successful candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence at undergraduate and graduate levels; seek to develop a nationally-recognized, externally funded research program at Rowan University; and contribute to the institution and profession through service.

Faculty Position in the engineering of habitats in extreme environments (UT Austin)

Dear Colleagues, I would like to bring to your attention a faculty opening at the University of Texas at Austin, Fariborz Maseeh Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, which might be of interest to recent PhD graduates, or graduating PhDs of your program.

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Two PhD openings in Multiscale Mechanics and Materials Design at Baylor University

Two fully funded PhD positions are available as early as Spring, 2024 in Dr. Ning Zhang’s research group at the Baylor University. The research work will focus on the mechanical, chemical, and thermal properties of structural and multifunctional materials.

The research topics include:

(1)   Polymer composites;

RA in Experimental Mechanics - Cambridge

The Cambridge Solid Mechanics Group are starting a new project with the aim to transform the design of engineering components from one based on selecting a best single material to one in which material properties and compositions are treated as continuous, spatially varying quantities.

RA in Computational Mechanics - Cambridge

The Cambrige Solid Mechanics Group are starting a new project with the aim to transform the design of engineering components from one based on selecting a best single material to one in which material properties and compositions are treated as continuous, spatially varying quantities.


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