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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Post Doc, Ph.D Positions and Faculty job in Various Universities...

Postdoc Position in Computational Nanomechanics at Boston University

The computational nanomechanics laboratory (, which is based at Boston University under the direction of Prof. Harold Park, is looking to recruit a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral researcher to study, via the development of new computational methodologies, various scientific issues surrounding the mechanics of crystalline nanostructures.  The position is available for a 1-year duration, with possible extension to future years depending on the availability of funding.  

Requirements for the postdoc position include: 

1.  A strong background in computational solid mechanics, programming and implemeneting finite element-based methodologies
2.  A strong background in topology optimization techniques
3.  A strong background in the extended finite element method and level sets
If you are interested in the postdoc position, please contact Prof. Park via email at (; please email with the subject entitled "Postdoc Position", and send a CV with the contact information of two references.


Position Available: Johns Hopkins University -- Mechanical Engineering Lecturer

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a full-time lecturer position. The individual selected for this position will be expected to contribute to the department’s educational mission through teaching, course development, and advising and mentoring students. They might also engage in mechanical engineering scholarship. Johns Hopkins is a private university well known for its commitment to academic excellence and research. The mechanical engineering department is among the top in the country in terms of research activities and educational programs. See our web page at for additional information.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field and demonstrated excellence in teaching. This position requires experience in experimental techniques, and interest in teaching laboratory and design courses. The successful candidate will work closely with faculty colleagues. 

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and should be submitted electronically as a single PDF document to with "Lecturer Search" in the subject line. Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be sent directly to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, beginning October 15, 2010.
The Department is committed to a diverse environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA Employer.

Ph.D. candidate position at Florida Institute of Technology

A Ph.D. candidate position is available in Computational Solid Mechanics and Materials at Florida Institute of Technology. Ideally the applicant holds a M.S. degree. Those outstanding graduates with B.S. degree would also be considered. It is expected that the candidate has a background in computational stress and fracture mechanics analyses and/or computational materials science. The project will be on Materials and Mechanics Issues in Energy Storage, specifically, in lithium ion batteries and solid state hydrogen storage. The position starts in Spring, 2011. 

If interested, please contact Prof. Bo Yang at by email or at 321-674-7713 by phone. For information about the University, please visit For information of Dr. Bo Yang, please visit Thank you for your attention. 

Two PhD positions in Computational Mechanics and Materials Science

At the Laboratory for Computational Mechanics and Materials Science at Monash University, we have two openings for Ph.D candidate positions in the general area of computational mechanics and materials physics.
The material systems that we are interested in—for example, graphene, semiconductor nanowires and quantum dots—are relevant for nanotechnology and energy applications. The current research topics are multidisciplinary in nature, and offer an excellent opportunity for close interactions with experimentalists and with international collaborators. 

The ideal candiate will have a strong background in Mechanics/Materials Science/Physics with some exposure to molecular dynamics and density functional theory simulations. Preference will be given to the canditates with a masters degree in closely related disciplines, but exceptional students with bachelors degree will also be considered.  

As an initial expression of interest, please send an email with CV and the contact information for three references to Nikhil Medhekar at before October 25. Applicants are also encouraged to check Monash University's eligibility requirements at 

Monash University is a member of Australia's prestigious 'Group of Eight' universities, and is consistently recognized among the world's top 50 universities. Its Engineering Program is well known for its innovative research and high quality teaching.  

Please visit for more information.


Multiple Ph.D. positions in the area of Computational Solid Mechanics

Multiple Ph.D. positions are available in the area of Computational Solid Mechanics in the Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of South Carolina. These positions will begin in August 2011, and fully cover university tuition and stipend.
Ph.D. applicants with a M.S. degree in the area of computational solid mechanics, or structural analysis will be preferred, but exceptional students with a B.S. degree will also be considered. 

The successful applicants will work on some of the following research topics:
1) Developing computational analysis schemes to predict failure and residual strength of steel structures under various loading conditions
2) Developing computational multiscale failure analysis techniques, and investigating mechanical behaviors of advanced new structural materials
3) Modeling complex structural systems, such as foundation-rail road interaction problems, offshore structures, and wave-energy converters via High-Performance Computing.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to e-mail: 1) their CV, and 2) brief statements (less than 2 pages) of their research interests and goals to Dr. Song,
Jeong-Hoon Song
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering & Computing
University of South Carolina

Positions for Post-doc. position in Computational Plasticity at POSTECH, South Korea

Post-doctoral Researcher Positions

The Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (GIFT), located in South Korea, is an English language academic initiative initiated by Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) to address the need of the basic commodity materials industry for outstanding professionals specialized in metallurgical and mechanical engineering technologies. The Institute has the ambition of leading the world in all aspects of the science of advanced steel products and processing. We have immediate openings for candidates with background in the area of metal plasticity, finite element modeling, constitutive modeling in the Materials Mechanics Laboratory (MML). More information can be obtained from or
The selected candidate will perform research in the area of metal forming and material characterization for single phase and multi-phase alloys, in particular for advanced steels (AHSS, stainless steel, etc.). He/she is also expected to be involved in the areas ofconstitutive modeling of advanced high strength steels as well as finiteelement simulations of forming processes and product performance.  
Candidates must hold a doctoral degree, preferably in mechanical engineering or materials science but suitable candidates holding an advanced degree in other, closely related, fields are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should respond with a cover letter, CV including a list of publications, and at least one letter of recommendation to Prof. Myoung-Gyu Lee (

Dr. Myoung-Gyu Lee
Assistant Professor, Materials Mechanics Laboratory
Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology
Pohang University of Science and Technology
San31, Hyoja-Dong, Nam-Ku
Pohang, 790-784, South Korea

Position for Postdoctoral Researcher onnanofluidics/microfluidics/electrokinetics

Applicants with background in nanofluidics or electrokinetics are invited to apply for a Postdoctoral Fellow in laboratory studies. This project focuses on developing a novel multifunctional far-field optical nanoscopy to measure flow velocity, temperature and concentration in nanofluidics and electrical double layer in microfluidics for future lab-on-a-chip devices. The project will also study the fundamentals of transport phenomena in nanofluidics. This is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project. Strong background in optics, fluorescence and nonlinear optics is an asset. The position needs to be filled as soon as possible. To apply, please email your resume to: Dr. Guiren Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Biomedical Engineering Program, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA; Tel: (803)777-8013

Faculty Position Available at the University of Waterloo

  The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo invites applications from outstanding individuals for a tenure-track position at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank in structural engineering, building systems or construction. Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following research areas: conceptual design of structural systems, construction engineering, structural health monitoring, modern materials, or modelling. Applicants with industrial experience are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must have potential or proven ability to develop an internationally recognized research program, must have excellent communication skills, and must have a strong commitment to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels in such areas as structural design, building systems, construction and materials.

The successful applicant is expected to have an engineering license for practice in Canada or to apply for an engineering license with the Professional Engineers of Ontario within five years. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. In accordance with Canadian immigration policy, Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who meet the qualifications will be given priority for appointment. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, native peoples and persons with disabilities.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their full curriculum vitae, a concise teaching and research vision statement, and the names and full contact information of at least three references to:

Professor Neil R. Thomson,
Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. 


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