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PhD position on computation

We have 1 PhD position in 2023 Spring/Fall at SUNY Binghamton, New York.  

The research will be on computational modeling of soft functional composites for electronics applications. You will mainly perform multiphysics finite element simulation (ABAQUS) and nonlinear constitutive modeling.   

Please send your CV+transcript to Prof. Pu Zhang ( if you have interest. 

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Faculty Position of Solid Mechanics - SUNY Binghamton

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Binghamton University, the State University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level beginning in Fall 2023.

The department is particularly interested in candidates whose research intersects with the fields of Solid Mechanics and Materials, including but not limited to Soft/Bio Materials, Meta/Electronics Materials, Materials under Extreme Environments, Mechanical Design, and Advanced Manufacturing.

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PhD positions at SUNY Binghamton

We have 1-2 PhD positions funded by NSF in 2022 Fall at SUNY Binghamton, New York. 

The research will be on: (1) Multiphysics modeling & simulation for soft composites in flexible electronics, and/or (2) Design/fabrication of novel architected composites.  Students with a solid mechanics or relevant background are desired.  You will perform multiphysics finite element simulation (ABAQUS), nonlinear constitutive modeling, and soft composites fabrication/testing (CT imaging, etc.).   

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Tenure Track Position of Solid Mechanics (SUNY Binghamton)

Job Description:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the State University of New York at Binghamton invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in solid mechanics at the assistant professor level beginning Fall 2020.  Candidates must have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. 

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Two PhD positions on programmable materials - SUNY Binghamton

We have two PhD positions starting in 8/2019 to work on Mechanics and Manufacturing of Programmable Materials. This project intends to develop new methodology to design and fabricate materials/structures that exhibit programmable morphology and/or properties under external stimuli. 

Position 1:  The student is expected to conduct experimental research on programmable materials such as material preparation, 3D/4D printing, hybrid manufacturing, material and structure testing, etc.;

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PhD position on mechanics of 3D printed biomaterials at SUNY-Binghamton

A funded PhD position is available immediately to work on mechanics modeling for 3D printed biomaterials. The PhD student is expected to conduct continuum modeling and finite element simulation (Abaqus) informed from meso-/micro-scale simulation results and experimental data.

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PhD position at Binghamton University on additive manufacturing

A funded PhD position is available at the department of mechanical engineering in Binghamton University starting from Jan. 1st or Sep. 1st, 2018.  Current topics of interest include: 1) mechanics of additive manufactured materials for biomedical usage; 2) optimal design/fabrication of 3D printed composite structures. The lab is equipped with the state-of-the-art 3D printers like EOS M290, Objet PolyJet, Stratasys FDM, MarkForged, etc. and new machines are upon ordering.

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Remarks on UMAT for plane stress problem

There are a lot of sample UMAT subroutines for plane strain or 3D problems. However, it is difficult to find an example for the plane stress problem online. Even the UMAT manual does not provide enough information. I have tried the UMAT subroutine for the plane stress problem for a while. The following remarks may be useful for collegues who have interest.

1. The stress components σ11, σ22, σ12 should be returned to UMAT.  The other three stress components equal to zero, known as the basic assumption of the plane stress problem.

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Beyond Crystals: Symmetry and Symmetry Breaking of Lattice Materials

The point group symmetry of materials is closely related to their physical properties and quite important for material modelling. However, superlattice materials have more complex symmetry conditions than crystals due to their multilevel structural feature. Thus, a theoretical framework is proposed to characterize and determine the point group symmetry of non-magnetic superlattice materials systematically. A variety of examples are presented to show the symmetry features of superlattice materials in different dimensions and scales.

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Postdoc position opening: modeling 3D-printed materials and structures

                A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the computational mechanics group of Professor Albert To at University of Pittsburgh.  The position is in the modeling of additive manufactured (3D printed) metals and lattice structures and is for one year with possible extension to two years upon satisfactory performance.  The applicant is required to have a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field at the time of appointment.  The applicant must also have strong computer skills and be experienced in materials modeling using A

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