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Two postdoctoral positions available at UBC

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Campus. The positions are described below and involve the use of large-scale ab-initio simulations in combination with machine learning models to accelerate materials discovery. The positions are funded for two-years and available in the modelling and simulation group, lead by Prof. Mauricio Ponga.


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2 PhD positions in dielectric elastomers in Dresden, Germany available from June 2020

For my new junior research group "MEiTNER - Multifunctional dielectric elastomer electronics for next generation soft robotics", I am searching for two PhD candidates at TU Dresden. The possitions come with full salary and all German social security. 

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Postdoc Position in the Area of Functional Hydrogels at Zhejiang University in China


A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Zheng Jia’s group in the Department of Engineering Mechanics at Zhejiang University, China.


(1) Design, synthesis, and characterization of functional hydrogels;

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Postdoc Position Available in Atomistic Modeling and Simulations of Nanomechanics and Thermal Science at The University of Virginia

A postdoctoral associate position is available in Dr. Baoxing Xu’s group in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia.

The successful candidate will work on a project related to nanomechanics and thermal transport of materials and functional structures and their coupling with applications in the design and manufacturing of electronic devices and structures.

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PhD Positions Available in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Virginia

Funded PhD positions are available in Dr. Baoxing Xu’s group in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia. Educational background in mechanics, mechanical engineering, heat transfer, or nanomanufacturing is necessary. Research skill/experience in computational modeling and simulations is a plus.

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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Multiple fully-funded PhD positions in Multi-scale Mechanics Modelling, University of Groningen (Netherlands)

Several fully-funded PhD openings are available (flexible start date) in the lab of Dr Maresca at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands (
The research topics will focus on the multi-scale mechanics modelling of the following problems:
a)    Hydrogen embrittlement in steels
b)    High entropy alloys
c)    Shape memory alloys

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Fully-funded PhD student positions in the field of materials in extreme environments using small-scale computational methods

Dr. Yanqing Su's group in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Utah State University (USU) is looking for fully funded Ph.D. students in the field of materials in extreme environments using small-scale computational methods. Self-motivated individuals who have research experience in one or more of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ph.D. positions in our group:

HETSYS PhD studentship in Data-driven materials modelling

PhD in Data-driven modelling of non-linear heterogenous materials

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a sound background in micromechanics/solid mechanics, and interest in data-driven multiscale modelling of heterogeneous materials to work on a project 'Heterogeneous Materials in Extreme Environments' within the Centre for Doctoral Training HetSys at the University of Warwick (see


Entry requirements

PhD scholarship application in Geomechanics at University of Lyon - Micromechanical and multi-scale behaviour of damaged heterogeneous rocks around underground excavations



The goal of this project is to investigate the multi-scale behaviour of clay rocks, going from microscopic to macroscopic scale, with application to underground drilling. The research will be based on multi-scale approach and numerical method allowing to model microstructure media in a double-scale framework (FEMxFEM). Please, see the full description in the attached file here below.

PhD vacancy (4 years) on topology optimization of large 3D printed structures with functionally graded materials

Arc welding based additive manufacturing or WAAM techniques are attracting interest from the manufacturing industry because of their potential to fabricate large metal components with low cost and short production lead time. This process exists alongside other high deposition rate metal AM technologies such as powder and wire based DED. While these use either laser or an electron beam as energy source to melt a metal powder or wire, WAAM technologies melt metal wire using an electric arc.

PhD/postdoc vacancy (4 years) on computational mechanics of 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).

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).

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Postdoc Position in Soft Electronics and Robotics at Michigan State University

The Laboratory for Soft Machines & Electronics ( at the MSU has one postdoc associate opening in the areas of soft materials and machines. The research work is expected to be highly multi-disciplinary, and the specific topics includes: Smart materials and structures, Soft robotics, Artificial skins; Energy harvesters, Wearable Electronics, Machine Learning, etc. This position is available immediately.

Eight fully funded Master positions in Computational Mechanics and Materials Science at CEMEF (Mines ParisTech & PSL University)

Choose a channel featured in the header of iMechanica: 

Eight fully funded positions open for the "Digital Materials and Advanced Processes Modelling (MAPMOD)" Master.

MAPMOD is a one-year full-time postgraduated programme in line with industrial needs for high level competences in high added value components or equipment manufacturing in fields such as aeronautics, energy, automotive.

The funding covers tuition fees and partial support of living expenses.

PhD position, Composite Material Modelling

Brief. One full-time PhD positions on "Manufacturing and Computational Modeling of Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composites (Woven/Non-woven)" is available.

Minimum Requirements. High GPA and two first-author publications.

Location. Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Australia.

Funding. Full funding is available for eligible candidates.

Contact. Please send your CV to z.javanbakht at If eligible, candidates would be contacted by the end of March 2020.

Postdoctoral position in modeling and numerical simulation of shockwaves in porous materials

Modeling and numerical simulation of shockwaves in porous materials


A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Laboratory of Microstructure Studies and Mechanics of Materials (LEM3) of the University of Lorraine (UL) in Metz, France.

PhD position in Materials Science and Engineering at University of Nevada, Reno

A PhD position in Materials Science and Engineering is available at the University of Nevada, Reno starting June 2020. The research focuses on grain boundary strengthening of nanocrystalline materials. The successfull applicant will focus on both experiments and CALPHAD modeling.

Interested applicants should send an email to with the resume, cover letter, transcripts, GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores in attachment. (All five documents should be included for full consideration).


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PhD position - Predictive analysis of the corrosion behaviour for aeronautical structural parts in 2024 T3 aluminium alloy

Dear all

A PhD position is open at Cirimat lab (Toulouse, France), in collaboration with AIRBUS Helicopters industry, entitled (see enclosed pdf):


Predictive analysis of the corrosion behaviour for aeronautical structural parts in 2024 T3 aluminium alloy


Application forms (CV + letter of motivation) must be sent before tuesday 24 march 2020 at 12:00 am to:

Christine Blanc – +33 5 34 32 34 07 –

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Junior Professorship (W1 Tenure Track W2) in „Data-driven Modelling and Simulation of Mechanical Systems“ (m/f/d)

The Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences of the Technische Universität Braunschweig invites applications for a                                                                   

Junior Professorship (W1 Tenure Track W2) in

Associate in Mechanics of Multilattices (Experimental), Cambridge University

There is a research opening for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on lattice materials.

The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge Cambridgeshire, UK.


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