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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Post Doc Positions..

Post-Doctoral Position with Prof. Ashfaq Adnan in Multiscale Mechanics & Physics (MMC) Lab at University of Texas, Arlington

We have an immediate opening for an outstanding post-doctoral fellow in our Multi-scale Mechanics& Physics (MMP) Laboratory.  We are broadly interested in the fundamental physics and mechanics of nano/bio materials and their applications in innovative nano/bio devices. The focus of our current projects include: (i) nano scale transport phenomena in pharmaceutical, biomedical and biologicals ystems, (ii) mechanics of nano defects and their applications in engineering nano devices,(iii) multifunctional and advanced materials for structural applications. The successful candidate will work in Professor Ashfaq Adnan’s group and will have the opportunity to interact with experimentalists and theoreticians.
Applicants should have a strong background in atomistic modeling and finite element analysis and/or material modeling at then a no scale. Fundamental understanding on polymer physics, solid mechanics,biomolecular transport process are desirable. Applicants should provide a detailed resume of experience and qualifications, and three references upon request. 
Applicants should submit their application electronically to: Prof. Ashfaq Adnan,Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas atArlington, TX - 76019. Email:

Joint Postdoctoral Fellow Position at KAUST and Georgia Institute of Technology


We have one more opening and have no U.S. visa waiver requirement anymore.
Job description

A joint Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory (CSML) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and School of Civil and Environmental
Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The candidate will be based at KAUST but will spend time at Georgia Tech while working on a collaborative project. Candidates with experience in one or more of
the following research areas are encouraged to apply: 

(1) Geometric mechanics, geometric discretion of field theories
(2) Applied mathematics with emphasis on solid mechanics applications
(3) Constitutive modeling of materials (metals, biological tissues, polymers, gels, soft active materials, …etc.)
(4) Large scale computing and software design with experience in computational solid mechanics 

A successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in the field of computational or theoretical solid mechanics or applied mathematics with experience in one or more of the aforementioned areas of research.

Appointment, salary, and benefits

Appointment period: One year, renewable annually for a maximum appointment of three years.

Salary: Competitive, no tax paid to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Other benefits: Free housing, medical, dental, free schools for children, air transportation to KAUST. 

Contacts, application material, and deadlines 

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and a detailed C.V. with at least three professional references to Professor Tamer El-Sayed at and Professor Arash Yavari at

The position will remain open until filled.

About CSML (

The focus of the Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory (CSML) at KAUST is to develop multi-scale constitutive models for metals and soft materials. The following summarizes current research activities:

•    Development of multi-scale constitutive models for noncrystalline metals. The developed models are capable of capturing distinctive features of nanocrystalline materials, such as the grain size dependence both in classical Hall-Petch form for greater grain sizes (> 10-25nm) and inverse Hall-Petch for finer grain sizes (< 10-25 nm).

•    Development of constitutive models intended to reproduce damage in polymers caused by high strain rate loading. Applications include the design of high-strength composites for impact mitigation.

•    Development of constitutive models for soils and rocks taking into account multiphase and mixedphase flow, grain-grain and grain-liquid interaction under high-pressure, high-temperature conditions. Applications include Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR).

•    Development of constitutive models intended to reproduce the damage of biological soft tissues induced by bubble cavitation, growth, and coalescence.

The developed constitutive models are invaluable parts of predictive simulation methods, which can be used in designing tailor-made materials with superior properties. The long-term goal is to reduce the amount of experimental efforts, which are expensive and time consuming with the developed simulation tools.

About KAUST (

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is aninternational, graduate-level research university located on the RedSea in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dedicated to inspiring a new age of
scientific achievement that will benefit the region and the world,KAUST exemplifies the future of world-class research. It is the vibranthome to an international community of students, faculty and staff,researchers, and families, situated in a unique Red Sea coastallocation near Thuwal, 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Jeddah – SaudiArabia’s second largest city. The total area of the self-containedcommunity spans more than 36 million square meters, including a uniquecoral reef ecosystem that the University preserves as a marinesanctuary. KAUST houses the Shaheen Supercomputer, a 16-rack IBM BlueGene/P System, equipped with 4 gigabytes of memory per node and capableof 222 teraflops — or 222 trillion floating-point-operations — per
second, making KAUST’s campus in Thuwal the site of one of the world’sfastest supercomputers. KAUST is also connected directly into theworldwide research networks, running 10 Gbps directly to networks such
as Internet2 & GEANT2.  More details are available at
Solid Mechanics at Georgia Tech

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the top American researchuniversities located in Atlanta, Georgia. The focus of ProfessorYavari’s research is on geometric formulation of discrete and
continuous solid mechanics problems. The current problems of interestare: mechanics of growing bodies, surface growth, solids withdistributed defects, geometric discretization of elasticity andanelasticity, and elastic cloaking. For more details see:

Post-doctoral position in multiscale fracture analysis for composite

In the context of an ERA-NET MATERA+ project, the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department is opening a post-doctoral position. in multiscale fracture analysis for composite 

The project

The strategic objective of the project is to help design and stress engineers assess the structural integrity and the damage tolerance of lightweight composite structures through provision of new accurate and predictive multi-scale failure models combined with original and computationally efficient novel numerical methods.

  • IMDEA Materials, Madrid, Spain
  • Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  • e-Xstream engineering SA, Belgium
  • CENAERO, Belgium

One or two year(s) of postdoctoral position at the University of Liège 

  • The applicant will have
  • Accomplished a PhD in applied sciences
  • Expertise in computational mechanics
  • Knowledge in coding
  • Publications in international peer-reviewed journals
Send CV and reference names at Ludovic Noels (




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