The Thematic Project “Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics to Engineering”, supported by FAPESP (São Paulo State Foundation for Research Support), is offering 3 post-doctoral scholarships to carry out research at the University of São Paulo (USP).

The candidates must have developed the PhD thesis in areas related to nonlinear dynamics in electrical, mechanical or structural engineering at research institutions of excellence. The selected candidates will develop research in a multidisciplinary team, working on themes related to energy harvesting, vibration localisation, systems with synchronization and flow-induced vibrations.

Prospective candidates should send their CV, a letter of motivation and a copy of
the Brazilian identity card (for Brazilians) or Passport (for foreigners) to 

Application deadline: 30/11/2023, 12:00.


We have a 4-year FPI fellowship for a Ph.D. and a Postdoctoral position in the area of mathematical and computational modeling of living matter. The candidates will be involved in the mathematical and computational modeling of structural and regulatory modules toward autonomous biological systems.

The candidates will be supervised by Marino Arroyo (UPC, CIMNE, IBEC) and Pablo Sáez (UPC) in the research program “Cell and tissue mechanobiology” of the LaCàN at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona.

Application deadline: the official deadline is Oct 31st, 2023, but you are strongly encouraged to contact or as soon as possible with a presentation paragraph, a CV, and transcripts.

Starting date: Before 1 February 2024

Located in the city of Barcelona, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC) is one of the largest technical universities of the southern EU, with over 30,000 students spanning all levels from undergraduate to PhD, and employing over 2,500 faculty. Within UPC, the LaCàN research center develops new mathematical and computational models to enable quantitative and predictive science and engineering, specifically in the field of cell and tissue mechanobiology.

Marino Arroyo
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
Campus Nord, C2-211b
Jordi Girona 1-3
Barcelona, 08034
Tel: +34 93 4011805

The University of Pisa is available to host a MSCA Post-doc Fellow on the topic “Modelling of multi-scale damage phenomena in advanced materials and structures”.

The University of Pisa will offer administrative and scientific support to candidates for writing their proposal and applying to the European Commission.

Deadline: 10 June 2022

Further information at the following website:

Reference: Paolo S. Valvo

Università di Pavia: disponibile un assegno di ricerca annuale, rinnovabile con scadenza 23 gennaio 2023
Presso l’Università di Pavia è disponibile un assegno di ricerca annuale e rinnovabile sul tema:
“Caratterizzazione e modellazione del comportamento termo-meccanico e a frattura di polimeri intelligenti” (“Characterization and modeling of the thermo-mechanical and fracture behavior of smart polymers”)
La scadenza per la presentazione delle candidature è il 23 gennaio 2023.Link al bando:

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Description and objectives: Soft robots find application in numerous sectors, e.g., automotive, aerospace, wearable, pharmaceutical, medical, and renewable energy, where failure and fracture issues represent a major concern. The aim of this research project is to develop theoretical and computational models, corroborated by experimental measurements, for the calibration of failure and fracture properties of soft polymers. Specifically, the successful candidate will work new constitutive theories for thermo-responsive shape memory polymers, enhanced with descriptions of failure and fracture and self-healing features, and on their numerical implementation within a finite element environment. The interested candidate will have the possibility to run specific experiments on 3D printed samples to validate numerical results. This research is in collaboration with Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. A research visit to this institution can be planned during the research contract.

Si segnala un assegno di ricerca di durata annuale, rinnovabile.

Research objectives:
Carbon Nano Tube (CNT) based composites have found numerous multifunctional applications thanks to their capability to serve as reinforcing, lightweighting agents and a material platform for electrostatic discharging, electromagnetic interference shielding, radar absorbing, mechanical/chemical sensing, energy harvesting, flame retardation. The aim of the research project is to develop theoretical models, corroborated by experimental measurements, to optimize the multifunctional role of CNT-based components in the form of beams, plates and shells, for structural applications. This research is in collaboration with Rice University, TX, USA.

Il bando è contenuto nell’allegato:


Il bando è inoltre disponibile al link:

La scadenza per la presentazione delle domande è il 15/12/2022.

Andrea Nobili segnala la disponibilità di un assegno annuale di I fascia per lo studio della risposta strutturale di materiali complessi (poroelastici, compositi, NEMS) che incorporano una lunghezza caratteristica interna, sviluppando modelli variazionali adeguati e quindi ricercandone soluzioni approssimate (nel senso di soluzioni limite o asintotiche), esatte e/o numeriche per applicazioni industriali.

Termine di presentazione delle domande: ore 13:00 del 2/11/2022

Allegato: bando

Maggiori informazioni all’indirizzo:

Alessandro Palmieri segnala due posizioni attualmente disponibili presso il gruppo di ricerca del Prof Nicos Makris, Addy Family Centennial Professor in Civil Engineering presso la SMU, Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas:

  1. Post-doctoral fellowship (open theme);
  2. PhD in Structural Mechanics/Dynamics.
I candidati interessati possono contattare direttamente il Prof Makris (email: