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Journal Club for January 2023: Design and 3D Printing of Continuous Fiber Composites: Status, Challenges, and Opportunities

Design and 3D Printing of Continuous Fiber Composites: Status, Challenges, and Opportunities

Kai Yu

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Denver


1. Introduction

Continuous fiber-reinforced polymer composites, with their superior combination of stiffness, strength, and lightweight, have been leading contenders in various applications ranging from aerospace to ground transportation. 

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Postdoc on hydrogen-assisted fracture at Imperial College London

The Mechanics of Infrastructure Materials research group is looking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to work on hydrogen embrittlement modelling. The postdoc will be based at Imperial College London and supervised by Dr Emilio Martínez-Pañeda. Salary: £43,093 – £50,834.

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Bridging mesoscopic and molecular scales in crystal plasticity

I am posting this announcement of behalf of Lev Truskinovsky (PMMH, ESPCI /CNRS), for a 3 years funded PhD grant on "Bridging mesoscopic and molecular scales in crystal plasticity" at Lab. PMMH (, CNRS/ESPCI/Paris 6/Paris 7, Paris, France (see also attached flyer)

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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 Fall, 2023 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;

2 postdoc positions available at IIT Gandhinagar, Gujrat, India.

Applications are invited from motivated and qualified candidates for two postdoctoral positions in the mechanics of slender bodies. The positions are ideally suited for applicants with a background in solid mechanics, and a strong interest in theoretical and analytical work.

Application procedure: online

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Insight On Plasticity, Ultrasonic Bonding, and Defect Movements

Physics of ultrasonic welding process is considered to be an inverse process of

shear band formation. Details can be seen in the paper.

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Our recent Science Robotics paper reports a first-ever hybrid bioelectronic robot (eBiobot)

In this work, we presented biohybrid electronic robots (eBiobot) powered by optogenetic skeletal muscles and controlled by wireless optoelectronics, allowing remote control of switching, steering, and other more sophisticated functions. The eBiobot inherits the structural concept motivated by a physiological muscle-tendon-bone architecture from previously demonstrated walking robots, where 3D engineered skeletal muscle tissue forms around an asymmetric hydrogel scaffold.

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The Department of Neurology, Dell Medical School, and the James T. Willerson Center for Cardiovascular Modeling and Simulation, Oden Institute, have a jointly administered opening for a Post-doctoral Fellow in the area of Neurovascular mechanics derived from clinical images.



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Postdoc position in Denmark, DTU Wind: Computational modelling of life extension and maintenance of wind blades

Postdoctoral position in Computational modelling of life extension and maintenance of composite blades of wind turbines, at DTU Wind.

Wind turbines are decommissioned after 20...25 years of service. However, blades can be potentially exploited for 50 or more years. How to predict and extend the lifetime of wind turbine blades? How to optimize repair of blades, to ensure their extended lifetime?

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A fully-funded Ph.D. student position at the University of Oklahoma

Dear Colleagues,

My research group in the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma is looking for a Ph.D. student to work in the general fields of computational materials science and solid mechanics. Please share the attached flyer with anyone who may be interested.

Thank you

Shuozhi Xu


New book for undergraduate mechanics of solids

Lallit Anand, Ken Kamrin, and myself have just come out with a new book, Introducation to Mechanics of Solid Materials, published by Oxford University Press.  The target audience is 3rd or 4th year engineering and science students.

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Funded Ph.D. position on Machine Learning, Mechanical Engineering at the Michigan Tech

Funded Ph.D. position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering- Engineering Mechanics at the Michigan Technological University. Starting June/September 2023. 

Kindly forward this message to anyone who you feel might be interested in this position. 

We are looking for a self-motivated Ph.D. student to study Machine Learning enabled computational models for applications in Material Modeling and Computational Mechanics. 

Postdoc/PhD positions on granular materials and debris flow modeling at Tsinghua University, Shenzhen, China

Multiple postdoc and one PhD positions are open at Tsinghua University to investigate mechanics and numerical modeling of granular materials and debris flows through a multiscale approach integrating experiments, simulations, and theory. The research will take place at Tsinghua University’s Shenzhen International Graduate School (SIGS), located in Shenzhen, China, and is partly sponsored by NSFC and Tsinghua SIGS’s scientific research startup funds.

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Ruike “Renee” Zhao is the recipient of the 2022 Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty

It gives me great pleasure to announce the outcome of the 2022 competition for the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty. This award is given annually to rapidly emerging junior faculty who exemplify the creative use and development of mechanics. The intent of the award is to promote the field of mechanics, especially among young researchers. The selection committee consisted of: K. Ravi-chandar (UT Austin), Huajian Gao (Brown University), G.


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