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Ph.D. positions in Mechanical Engineering
University of Memphis

Date Posted Sep. 12, 2022
Title Ph.D. positions in Mechanical Engineering
University University of Memphis
Memphis, TN, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Structural Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Mechanics
    Civil Engineering

Two Ph.D. openings available starting 2023 Spring/Fall

The Tunable Nonlinearity and Stability Lab at the University of Memphis has two funded Ph.D. positions in Mechanical Engineering starting 2023 Spring/Fall semester. Candidates from all backgrounds with an inclination towards solid mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, and/or biomechanics are encouraged to join us.

Required Qualifications:

  • Motivation and Passion in Mechanics research
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering, engineering mechanics, or other related fields.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background or research experience in solid mechanics, biomechanics, computational mechanics, dynamics, and/or nonlinear analysis.
  • Experimental experience with 3D printing, optical measurement, or biological organisms.
  • Experience with FEM analysis (e.g., ABAQUS, ANSYS).

About the Lab:

The overall research goal is to discover new mechanical principles that underlie the nonlinearity and multi-stability for lightweight structures both in engineering and in organisms. Some research topics include: 1). Transient stability for shell structures; 2). Biomechanics and stability for slender structures in amphibious animals; and 3). Meshless computational approaches.


Interested applicants are encouraged to send an email to Dr. Yue Guan ( Please include your CV, the research field(s) you are interested in (dynamics and stability / biomechanics / computational mechanics) and use the title of “Application for Ph.D. research”.  2023 Spring admission is only available for native students. International students may start their positions at Fall semester.

  • The University of Memphis does not discriminate against students, employees or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by the University of Memphis. The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies: Director for Institutional Equity/Title VI Coordinator,, 156 Administration Building, 901.678.2713. The University of Memphis policy on nondiscrimination can be found at An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Yue Guan
    Mechanical Engineering
    University of Memphis
    310A Engineering Science Bldg.
    Memphis, TN 38152
  • 901-678-5013


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