February 14th 2022

Postdoctoral Research Opportunities at University of California San Diego

The M2DO lab at UC San Diego has multiple Post-Doctoral Researcher Openings to conduct research in developing topology optimization in collaboration with NASA, Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories, and industries.

The primary research focus is on computational mechanics and topology optimization for multiscale and multiphysics problems of materials and structures. This is an opportunity to work in a lively team environment and advance the state of the art digital engineering for complex systems and large-scale optimization. The application areas span across aerospace, electrical systems, architected and metamaterials, multifunctional mechanical systems and batteries.

Those with research experience and interests in one of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

•          Topology optimization

•          Computational Fluid Dynamics

•          Finite Element Analysis

•          Fluid-structure interaction

•          Thermo-fluid mechanics

•          Mechanics of batteries

•          Nonlinear Analysis

•          Multiscale computational mechanics

•          Level set method

•          Coupled sensitivity analysis

•          Scientific computing

•          Large-scale software development

The research is numerical and computational in nature. Programming skills are essential. Good team working skills should be demonstrated in the application.  

The postdoctoral researchers at M2DO lab regularly receive trainings for leadership and communication skills.  They are also mentored on one-to-one basis in developing a CV, independent research portfolio and tailored career development support.

More information about the current research activities of the lab can be found http://m2do.ucsd.edu

Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Interested candidates should email (1) CV with publications list (2) one representative and most relevant paper or transcripts (3) names and contacts for three referees to Dr H Alicia Kim (alicia@ucsd.edu) with the subject: M2DO research.

December 21st 2021

Multiple faculty position openings at Aerospace Engineering Dept. of Iowa State University. Check them out here. Applications from female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged!  

October 1st 2021

Several faculty positions are available at Iowa State University! Check them out here.

August 17th 2021

The Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Engineering Mechanics, is looking for candidates to fill in a tenure-track faculty position. If you completed your Ph.D. thesis within the past 5 years and have a background in mechanical engineering (preferably), check out the vacancy here.

July 28th 2021

Check out the recording of our networking event at USNCCM here!

June 24th 2021

Tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor position available at Department of Aerospace Engineering, in the College of Engineering at Iowa State University. Check it out here!

March 12th 2021

The local organizers of USNCCM16 are encouraging everyone to ask their students (undergraduate and graduate) and postdocs to apply for conference support by March 15th .

Check it out here: http://16.usnccm.org/conference_award_app

February 10th 2021

Exciting open faculty position with a strong emphasis on equity, diversity and inclusion at the University of Calgary: https://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/6243631-assistant-professor-aerospace-and-multi-disciplinary-design-optimization-department-of-mechanical-and-manufacturing-engineering

December 21st 2020

Check out some videos prepared together with the American Physical Society for students, early career academics, and mentors: https://www.aps.org/programs/women/workshops/skills/index.cfm

December 4th 2020

Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently expanded leadership opportunities and is looking for talented research leaders in the physical sciences.

Check out these opportunities:

Section Head, Nanomaterials Characterization

Section Head, Chemical Transformations

Group Leader, Microstructural Evolution Modeling

Group Leader, Nanofabrication Research Lab

Group Leader, Materials Structure and Processing Science

Group Leader, Materials in Extremes

July 15th 2020

The Female Researchers Chapter of the International Association for Computational Mechanics has the pleasure of inviting you to a series of virtual events:

Empowering Women in Computational Mechanics and Science


Online registration at: https://iacm-frc.eventbritestudio.com/

Please direct questions to: annamadra@psu.edu

June 26th 2020

Postdoc positions available at the University of Wisconsin! The project is a DoD-funded computational and theoretical study: the idea is to integrate and extend ideas and tools from dynamical systems theory and machine learning for better understanding, prediction and control of complex chaotic dynamics in systems like wall turbulence. Here is a publication on the topic: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.101.062209

To apply, send a CV and PDFs of publications to mdgraham@wisc.edu.

June 24th 2020

Preparations are on-going to set up the USACM Female Researchers Group (FRG) and the call is open for volunteers to serve on the committee to establish the group. If you are interested, please complete the online form by the end of June: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSefH9T2_V3Bqn6mRhSCrmlUT-doTvL0ApwEYihDD8k-OfQ1HA/formResponse

April 6th 2020

USACM election: Our Chair, Rekha Rao, made it to the second election round for the position of Secretary-Treasurer. Our previous Chair, Hyunsun Alicia Kim, is also on the second-round ballot for member at large!

Vote for them once again! Voting for the final closes April 11.

Read Rekha’s write-up and have a look at her CV.

February 24th 2020

USACM election: Vote for our Chair, Rekha Rao, as Secretary-Treasurer!

Read her write-up and have a look at her CV.

Each Member of USACM in good standing may cast one vote for each position to be elected! Read more about the election procedure here.

Go Rekha!!

September 30th 2019

On October 10th and 11th the University of Utah is organising a first-of-a-kind workshop on computational mechanics and sciences.

For more information visit our Upcoming events page and the workshop website.

The Department of Aerospace Engineering, in the College of Engineering at Iowa State University invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor in the area of computational fluid dynamics. More details here.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure track position in thermal sciences at the assistant, associate, or professor rank with a Fall Semester 2020. More details here.

The Faculty of Engineering Technology at the University of Twente is currently seeking to appoint a full professor in the area of Computational Design of Structural Materials. More details here.

September 9th 2019

We added a list of awards and prizes in the field of computational/applied mechanics field (deadlines – September 7th 2019 to September 1st 2020) to our website. Check it our here.

March 27th 2018

We would like to invite you to the Women Researchers Networking Event during the 15th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM 15) hosted by the University of Texas at Austin at the JW Marriott Hotel, Austin, Texas.

For more information visit our Events page and the USNCCM website.

October 3rd 2018

Tenure track positions at the assistant or associate rank at the University of Utah (https://mech.utah.edu/) are now open for applications! More details here.

August 22nd 2018

Elsevier has recently published the Gender in the Global Research Landscape Report, an examination of research performance worldwide with a focus on the role of gender. Download it for free here.

August 20th 2018

Have a look at our Past Events page to read about the FRC-IACM Women’s Event during the WCCM 2018 in New York!

July 25th 2018

Do you want to become a leader in your field? Check out the Elate program for advancing senior female faculty in STEM, as well as the HERS Institute.

June 14th 2018

Our Women Researchers Networking Event during the USNCTAM18 was a success! We had small group discussions, good food, and a positive mood. Here are some impressions from the event.

May 7th 2018

The 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists is here! Take some minutes to fill it in in your language.

The main goal of the project is to collect data across the world to inform policy makers from all countries, especially developing countries, about reducing the gap between men and women in mathematical, computing, and natural sciences. Read more about it here.

April 25th 2018

FRC-IACM is offering a travel grant for a female attendee to WCCM 2018! More information and applications here. Note that the application deadline has changed to May 24!

April 17th 2018

Apply now for Asian Deans’ Forum 2018 – The Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop. The event is jointly organized by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), National Taiwan University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Seoul National University (SNU), The University of Tokyo (UTokyo) and The University of New South Wales (UNSW), and will be held at HKUST in Hong Kong on 4-7 October 2018. More information and applications here.

March 8th 2018

The FRC is featured on the GoEngineering blog, where our Event Organizer Pania Newell also gives a short interview on the Chapter and women in STEM.

December 3rd 2017

Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for two tenure-track/tenured faculty position in all areas of aerospace engineering sciences. More information here.


We are the Female Researchers Chapter (FRC) of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM). Our mission is to promote gender balance in the computational mechanics community and provide a supportive network for female researchers.