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Journal Club for June 2020: Mechanically instructive biomaterials: a synergy of mechanics, materials and biology


Mechanically instructive biomaterials: a synergy of mechanics, materials and biology

Zhenwei Ma, Jianyu Li

Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada


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Funded PhD position at the Université-Est Créteil Val de Marne (UPEC), France

Salah Naili
#job #phd #Computational mechanics #Ultrasound imaging #Reduced-order model
#Machine Learning

There is an opening for a funded PhD in mechanical engineering at the
Université-Est Créteil Val de Marne (UPEC) starting September 2023, under the
supervision of Pr. Salah Naili. This will involve to develop and validate a
mechanical model and numerical methods allowing to describe the interaction
between the ultrasonic wave field and a rough surface of an implant.

See below for a more detailed description of the project.

Research Assistant/Associate in Mechanics of Batteries, Cambridge UK

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate Department of Engineering, to work on the Mechanics of Li ion Batteries

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Call for supporting applicants in preparing an Horizon Europe postdoctoral fellowship application in 2023

At the University of Parma (Italy) a call for supporting students possessing a Ph.D. degree and wishing

to apply to the prestigious Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship is now open.


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Jensen-Shannon Divergence Based Novel Loss Functions for Bayesian Neural Networks

The Kullback-Leibler (KL) divergence is widely used in state-of-the-art Bayesian Neural Networks (BNNs) to ap- proximate the posterior distribution of weights. However, the KL divergence is unbounded and asymmetric, which may lead to instabilities during optimization or may yield poor generalizations. To overcome these limitations, we examine the Jensen-Shannon (JS) divergence that is bounded, symmetric, and more general. Towards this, we propose two novel loss functions for BNNs.

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Funded PhD position at the University of Southampton, UK

There is an opening for a funded PhD in mechanical engineering at the University of Southampton starting Fall 2023 or Spring 2024, under the supervision of Dr. Benjamin Cameron. This will involve the development of novel theoretical/computational methods to extract material properties from digital image correlation (or digital volume correlation) data in complex settings. See below for a more detailed description of the project. 

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plane stress, steady-state, mode I asymptotic solution for elastic / perfectly plastic materials

I would like to inform the fracture mechanics community of an asymptotic solution for the steady-state mode I crack problem for an elastic / perfectly plastic material under plane stress loading conditons.  See the following article in ZAMP, i.e., 

Unger, D.J. Plane stress asymptotic solution for steady crack growth in an elastic/perfectly plastic solid for mode I crack propagation. Z. Angew. Math. Phys. 74, 77 (2023).

Funded Ph.D. Openings at MEM, Drexel University, Philadelphia

There are openings for funded PhD positions in Dr. Yue Zheng's lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Drexel University, starting in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024. We're looking for highly motivated students who have a strong interest in the mechanics of soft materials and metamaterials. 

Check Yue ZHENG - Research ( for Dr. Zheng's past work.


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PhD Position, Mechanical Engineering-George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

A new PhD position is available at Tribology and Surface Mechanics lab for Fall 2023. Candidates with strong mechanical engineering background on solid mechanics and analytical works are encouraged to apply. Experience with FEM software is a must. Experience with ABAQUS is preferred. Master degree and previous experience in surface mechanics is a plus, but not required.

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Postdoc position

Position title: Postdoctoral researcher in physics 



Article: Viscous Theory for the Vibrations of Coaxial Cylinders: Analytical Formulas for the Fluid Forces and the Modal Added Coefficients

This article addresses the small-amplitude forced beam vibrations of two coaxial finite-length cylinders separated by a viscous Newtonian fluid. A new theoretical approach based on an Helmholtz expansion of the fluid velocity vector is carried out, leading to a full analytical expression of the fluid forces and subsequently of the modal added mass and damping coefficients. Our theory shows that the fluid forces are linear combinations of the Fourier harmonics of the vibration modes.

Postdoctoral research associate position in computational Mechanics of Materials

A postdoctoral research associate position is available starting immediately in the area of modeling material behavior with emphasis on energetic materials. Candidates with expertise in multiscale techniques and experience with reactive models

are particularly encouraged to apply. The hire must be currently present in the United States. The qualified candidate will have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science. The duration of the appointment is one year.

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Ph.D. and Postdoctoral positions at the University of Connecticut

The Wang Research lab ( in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) and the Institute of Materials Science (IMS) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) has multiple Ph.D. positions and postdoc positions with details described below.


Ph.D. positions

montero's picture

Engineer internship position followed by a PhD thesis

Title: Computational modeling of lithium ion battery electrode manufacturing

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Ph.D. Position at Binghamton University (SUNY)

We are seeking to recruit a PhD student with full financial support in the form of research assistant/teaching assistant in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Binghamton University (SUNY), starting Fall 2023 or Spring 2024. The student will work in a diverse and inclusive research team and collaborate with experimentalists at the University of Minnesota, UC Riverside, Rutgers University. Interested candidates should send a CV (including GRE/TOFEL scores and contact information of at least three professional references) and transcripts to Dr. Xin Yong (xyong at binghamton dot edu).

Research Associate in SERB-CRG Project

Research Associate Position in SERB sponsored Project

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PhD and Master’s Positions in Soft Tissue Mechanics

The LESION (CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM BIOMECHANICS) Laboratory at the University of Mississippi's Department of Biomedical Engineering is seeking graduate students (PhD, MSc).

The LESION Lab aims to develop imaging and modeling tools for the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of central nervous system disorders, with a particular focus on diseases related to the eye and brain, such as glaucoma and traumatic brain injury.

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About plastic anisotropy and thermomechanical coupling

A point that has been overlooked is whether plastic anisotropy affects the thermomechanical coupling, expressed via the Taylor Quinney coefficient.
In a paper to appear in IJ. Eng. Sc., Gleb Gil Goviazin and I address this issue experimentally. The abstract follows:
An nteresting point that G. Goviazin and I report about in a paper to appear in Int. J. Eng. Science.



Does plastic anisotropy affect the thermo-mechanical coupling in steel?


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