We are looking for a PhD student at the Department of Applied Physics of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. The project is a collaboration with the Department of Mechanics for developing multi-scale methods to study structured surfaces and heat transfer.

The candidate will investigate the stability and dynamics of the three-phase contact line under non-equilibrium conditions using molecular dynamics simulations. The group also hosts the main part of the development team for the popular GROMACS open source molecular simulation package, which will be used in these studies. Deadline: March 18 2019.

More details and how to apply at:


A position for the development of a support platform for an offshore aquaculture is opened at the University of Lisboa (Portugal).

Requirement: Master in structural mechanics and structure.

Details of the position and information on the application are available on the enclosed flyers.

Prof. Ricardo Vieira (ricardo.figueiredo.vieira@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)


PhD Contract: Identification of service loads in structures

The Technical University of Catalonia BarcelonaTech, UPC, Barcelona, is looking for good graduate students able to access a PhD program (holding or about to hold a master degree) to be hired through a competitive grant dealing with structural system identification (approx 16400 €/year before taxes). English, programming skills (Matlab) and knowledge of structures and structural dynamics are advisable. See pdf file attached.

Prof. José Turmo (jose.turmo@upc.edu)

Si segnalano due posizioni PhD aperte a TU Delft


Prof. Pierpaolo Belardinelli (pbelardi@mta01.univpm.it)

The University of Minho will be opening very soon a PhD grant on Computational strategies for masonry structures subjected to high temperatures within the Marie Curie Project ATHOR (http://www.etn-athor.eu/).

The PhD will address couple structural nonlinear mechanics with the thermo- and chemo-fields including viscosity effects for micro- and macro-models based on FE methods.
The final objectives are: a) validate macro-models for different masonry bonds; b) define performance charters for the different masonry bonds, based on advanced micro-models. The models will be implemented in a commercial software, allowing its use by the industrial partners.

At the time of selection by University of Minho, the researcher must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Portugal for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment. The salary (before taxes) will be in the order of 1.800 euros per month (14 months/year).

If you are interested in this position, please contact asap Dr. Miguel Azenha (miguel.azenha@civil.uminho.pt) for further interaction and information about the release of the official call.

Prof. Paulo B. Lourenço

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship Experimental Investigations and Modelling of the Anisotropic Viscoelastic behaviours of Soft Tissues (Joint PhD)

Web link: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/engineering-joint-phd-experimental-investigations.php

Prof. Massimiliano Gei (GeiM@cardiff.ac.uk)