Ph.D. Position in Computational Homogenization. The Integrated MultiPhysics Laboratory at the University of Utah is seeking a PhD student in computational homogenization in porous media. The appointee will conduct fundamental research in mechanics and physics of porous solids. The candidate is expected to establish a new multi-physics mathematical formulation and numerically implement it in a finite element framework. The project is sponsored by the Department of Energy. The position requires strong solid mechanics and programming background, good knowledge of Finite Element Methods, strong written and communication skills. The appointee will be working with Prof. Pania Newell as well as other collaborators from other universities including University of Colorado-Boulder. For more information on how to apply go to the USACM Job Board.

Applied Mechanics R&D Engineer. We are seeking an entry or experienced Ph.D-level R&D Mechanical Engineer/Applied Mechanics Researcher with a focused background in computational solid mechanics. Your work will involve developing constitutive theory and the software tools to model material inelasticity and damage evolution up to and including failure. Additional topical areas might include: element technology, mesh adaptivity w/mapping, regularized fracture/failure, multiscale/multiphysics coupling, contact mechanics, and novel numerical methods. You will implement and verify models and methods in Sandia computer codes for high-performance computing simulations, and explore the validity of these approaches in collaboration with a diverse team of researchers and analysts. You will work within a cooperative team environment to apply these advanced models to Sandia applications. More information about the job may found at the USACM Job Board.