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Research project title

Design of Reconfigurable Structures

Education level

All education levels accepted


Director: David Mélançon

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August 31, 2024

Areas of expertise

Mechanical engineering

Unit(s) and department(s)

Department of Mechanical Engineering


Laboratory for Multi-scale Mechanics (LM2)


Successful candidates will:

  • Have a background in mechanical or aerospace engineering (e.g. a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in a relevant field depending on the project);
  • Have knowledge of materials science, solid mechanics and rheology of polymer composites;
  • Experience in mechanical characterization;
  • Proactively carry out their research projects under the supervision of professors;
  • Participate in meetings (e.g., one-on-one meetings with supervisors, LM2 group meetings, video calls and face-to-face meetings with industrial partners) and other activities related to the well-being of the laboratory;
  • Prepare technical reports, write publications in peer-reviewed journals, participate in international conferences, etc.; and
  • Participate in visits or internships with industrial partners.

The Polystable research lab promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion within a lively and open-minded environment. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including students from diverse backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, cognitive and physical abilities, religions, etc.

To apply, interested candidates should complete an online form and submit an application package consisting of:

  • Cover/motivation letter (1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of up to 3 most significant research contributions (e.g., journal papers, conference proceedings, technical reports, if any)
  • Names and contact information of 2 references
  • Most recent undergraduate and graduate transcripts


David Melancon

Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal


Detailed description

See projects description in the attached document.

Financing possibility

See financial support details in the attached document.