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Ph.D positions on Mechanics of Materials, Biomimetics, and 3D Printing


Ph.D positions now open (for Fall 2020) in Mechanics, Biomimetics, and 3D Printing Lab at Northeastern University/Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department. More information about the lab can be found at

Please directly send CV to Prof. Yaning Li at:  


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PhD Position at McGill University in Mechanics of Architected Multifunctional Materials

One PhD position is available for Fall 2020 in Advanced Multifunctional and Multiphysics Metamaterials Lab (AM3L) in the Bioresource Engineering Department of McGill University. The research topic is on the area of Mechanics of Architected Multifunctional Materials. Theoretical and computational multiscale modelling along with experimental (3D printing and characterization) studies will be conducted for nonlinear and multiphysics analysis of rationally-designed architected materials. The candidate will work under the supervision of Dr.

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Post-doc position at Northwestern - Mechanics and Energy Lab

The Mechanics and Energy Laboratory within the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Northwestern University, directed by Prof. Alessandro F. Rotta Loria, is looking to hire a post-doctoral researcher. The selected post-doctoral researcher will develop a project on the multiphysical behavior of geomaterials subjected to direct current electric fields through experimental investigations and theoretical analyses.

Ying Li's picture

Multiple PhD Open Positions in Polymer Modeling and Machine Learning at University of Connecticut

PhD Open Positions

PhD positions with financial support in the form of research assistant/teaching assistant are available in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut (UConn).

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Postdoctoral Position Available in United Arab Emirates within the Advanced Digital & Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) Center

A postdoctoral fellow research position is availabe immediately in the Advanced Digital & Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) center at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates. The research project focuses on design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) with special emphasize on topology-optimization and generative deisgn of multi-functional materials, composites, and structural systems.

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PhD Position in Multiscale Modeling of Materials

An immediate Ph.D. position is available in the Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at Louisiana Tech University on multiscale modeling of materials synthesis. The candidates must have earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related fields (applicants with an MSc will be given priority) and have a solid background in theoretical and computational mechanics. Having knowledge of continuum mechanics, finite element modeling, and a programming language is a plus. 


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Postdoc position in topology optimization (Technion, Israel)

The structural optimization research group has an open postdoc position in topology optimization:

The deadline for applications is Jan 15, 2020 but submission will be open until the position is filled.

Haitao Zhang's picture

Full-Time Position in Schlumberger – FEA


You will closely collaborate with Schlumberger design engineers in US, Europe, and Asia. You will be performing FEA studies in technically challenging areas such as non-linear solid mechanics, metal plasticity, viscoelastic materials, shock, vibration, heat transfer, composites, and fluid/structure interactions. You will also need to present FEA results to various internal or external clients.


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Tenure Track Faculty Positions - University of Pennsylvania

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at Penn has an open search for tenure-track/tenured faculty.  We are particularly interested in candidates whose work is at the intersection of mechanical engineering and computational science. Additional details in the attached PDF file. Apply at:

Note: This ad was posted on multiple sites this past Fall but didn't appear on iMechanica.  As such, the deadline is quickly approaching and is January 7.

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2 Research Assistant/Associate positions in CFD modelling of dust explosions (2 years)

Applications are invited for two Research Assistant (PhD candidates) or Research Associates (post-docs) positions at the University of Oviedo, in close collaboration with Imperial College London. Research Assistants will be appointed for 2 years while Research Associates will be appointed initially for one year, with the possibility of extending one more year. Conditional upon satisfactory progress, the researchers will have the opportunity to divide their time between the University of Oviedo and Imperial College upon their convenience.

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PhD positions in Mechanical Engineering - University of South Carolina

PhD positions are available in Dr. Caizhi Zhou's group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering - University of South Carolina. Research projects may involve crystal plasticity finite element modeling. The students will receive rigorous training and interact intensively with their academic advisor. The financial support will be in the form of GRA with a monthly stipend of approximately $2500 for 12 months each year (the tuition will be waived). Financial aids are also available for students to attend professional conferences. 

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PhD Opportunities in Mechanics and Materials at the University of Birmingham

We are seeking motivated PhD students with a background in mechanical engineering, material science, physics, chemistry, or in a closely related field. Candidates with interests in (but not limited to) one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

· Material properties under high strain rate deformation;

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3-year postdoc position on (coarse-grained) molecular dynamics

The Onck-group at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands has an opening for a post-doctoral position in the field of (coarse-grained) molecular dynamics of proteins. The candidate should have a background in molecular dynamics of hard or soft matter and is not afraid to enter a new research direction. The post-doc position is part of the oLife Fellowship Programme, a joint initiative by seven research institutes in The Netherlands for interdisciplinary research on fundamental questions concerning the origin and evolution

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EPSRC-funded PhD positions in 4D printing and computational modelling of Metamaterials

There are multiple EPSRC-funded PhD studentships in my research group and especially the following topics at the University of Kent, UK. 

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4-year funded PhD studentship | Minimising vibrations of 3D woven composites through the use of locally resonant yarns

A four-year fully-funded PhD studentship in the optimisation of 3D woven composites at Durham University, with applications due by 1 February 2020. If you are interested in simulations and the creation of non-vibrating components, check the links below for more details: 

NIH-supported PhD position in biomechanics, Worcester Polytechnic Instituite (WPI)

An NIH-supported PhD position is available in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Instituite (WPI). Our lab focuses on the health of the central nervous system, with projects on traumatic brain injury and surgical image guidance of spinal surgical procedures. The student will have freedome to focus either on computational biomechanics, experimetnal biomechanics, or medical imaging, or a combination of these elements. Our lab works closely with other engineers and clinicians. Students with a minimum of GPA of 3.5 are encouraged to apply.

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Funded PhD position in the computational modelling of composite materials at Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom

The Advanced Composites Research Group, within the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen's University Belfast has a PhD opening in the computational modelling of fibre-reinforced composite materials. Detailed project description, eligibility criteria and how to apply are given at the following links: 

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Two Ph.D. positions available in low dimensional materials

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas ( has two Ph.D. positions open in low dimensional materials. The Graduate Research Assistant positions are available with a starting date of 

May 2020 in Dr. Arun Nair’s lab(


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Three-year Postdoc position to study the biophysics of aerial electroreception in arthropods

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the groups of Professor Daniel Robert at the School of Biological Sciences and Dr Isaac Chenchiah at the School of Mathematics. The post is funded for three years and is supported by a grant from the UK BBSRC. The project is entitled “The biophysics of aerial electroreception in arthropods” and seeks to elucidate the biophysical sensory mechanisms subtending electroreception in air.


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A postdoc position is immediately available in the Mechanics of Complex Systems Lab at UIUC

Dear all,

The Mechanics of Complex Systems Lab at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign ( hiring two postdoctoral researchers in the broad area of computational mechanics and its applications to environmental mechanics.

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PhD Positions in Mechanical Engineering at Temple University for 2020

2 funded PhD positions are available immediately.  The research is on computational mechanics and materials relating to nuclear materials, energy storage materials, biomaterials, and composite materials.  Temple University is located in Philadelphia, the sixth-most populous U.S. city, about 2 hours from New York City and 3 hours from Washington DC.  Temple University is ranked 104 by US News.  Interested candidates please send CV, transcripts and standard test scores to 


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