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Journal club for January 2018: Recent advances in liquid crystal elastomer

Recent advances in liquid crystal elastomer

Zhijian Wang, Shengqiang Cai

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering Program


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PhD position: multiscale computational mechanics of advanced composites

The Composites Materials Group ( at IMDEA Materials, led by Dr. Carlos González and Dr. Cláudio S. Lopes, invites applications for a PhD student position in the field of multiscale computational mechanics of advanced composites. Candidates with interest and knowledge on computational damage mechanics, model development, numerical simulation and optimization methods for advanced composite materials and structures are strongly encouraged to apply.

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<p>Dear colleagues, the 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems) (ECCM 6) and the 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD 7) will be jointly organized in Glasgow, UK. As co-organizers of the Minisymposium „COMPUTATIONAL MODELING AND VIRTUAL TESTING OF COMPOSITE STRUCTURES“ (MS160), we are glad to invite you to present and share your latest research and perspectives in the field of modeling and simulation of modern composite structures.

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Postdoc Position on Elastic/Acoustic Metamaterials at University of Missouri

Composite Materials & Dynamics Laboratory ( at University of Missouri develops innovative solutions for Solid Mechanics and Structured Materials, in particular the new frontiers of structural dynamics, wave propagation, micromechanics, topological and quantum mechanics, smart materials and dynamical behaviours of multi-functional materials, both man-made and formed naturally, and understanding re

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Understanding Homogeneous Nucleation in Solidification of Aluminum by Molecular Dynamics Simulations (OPEN ACCESS)

Homogeneous nucleation from aluminum (Al) melt was investigated by million-atom molecular dynamics (MD) simulations utilizing the second nearest neighbor modified embedded atom method (MEAM) potentials. The natural spontaneous homogenous nucleation from the Al melt was produced without any influence of pressure, free surface effects and impurities. Initially isothermal crystal nucleation from undercooled melt was studied at different constant temperatures, and later superheated Al melt was quenched with different cooling rates.

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Active Materials Mini-Symposium, ECCM 6, Glasgow, June 11-15, 2018 (last call)

The next European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM - ECFD) will take place from 

June 11th to 15th, 2018, in Glasgow, UK.

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in our mini symposium:  

MS 58 “Experiments and modeling of smart active materials with electro-  and magneto-mechanical coupling“ (more info here)

The deadline for abstract submission is January 31th, 2018.

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Flexoelectricity in Bones: A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process

Bones generate electricity under pressure, and this electromechanical behavior is thought to be essential for bone's self-repair and remodeling properties. The origin of this response is attributed to the piezoelectricity of collagen, which is the main structural protein of bones. In theory, however, any material can also generate voltages in response to strain gradients, thanks to the property known as flexoelectricity.

Discrete models for concrete mechanics - papers available (free)

Dear all,

Two papers published by our group dealing with mechanics and transport processes in concrete simulated using discrete (lattice) models are available online for free.

1. Lattice modelling of rapid chloride migration in concrete, at:

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Post-doctoral positions at COHMAS-KAUST

Dear Friends and Colleagues, on behalf of my friends at KAUST, I would like to let you know about two post-doctoral positions in the area of computational mechanics and materials science within the COHMAS Lab at KAUST. Please find attched the calls with detailed description and contacts. BEsts

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PhD Opportunity at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK - Open to International Students

Dear All,


Applications are invited for a PhD studentship on structural health monitoring at University of Strathclyde under the supervision of Dr Selda Oterkus and Dr Erkan Oterkus. If you are interested, please send your CV to or


Best Regards,



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2 POSTDOC posts on Computational Solid Mechanics (Delamination modeling) and Functional Nanocomposites/Wearable Electronics

The Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and
Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, invites applications for Postdoctoral fellow in Mechanical
Engineering at the Composite and Heterogeneous Material Analysis and Simulation Laboratory

2 field of studies are available:

Call for Mini-Symposia Proposals for the 2018 EMI International Conference at Tongji University in Shanghai, China

Prof. Jie LI, Conference Chair, and Prof. Xiaodan REN, Conference Secretariat, invite you, your colleagues and your collaborators to organize a mini-symposium as part of the 2018 EMI International Conference (EMI2018-IC ), which will be held at Tongji University, Shanghai, China, during November 2 - 4, 2018.

NSF Travel Grants for Junior Faculty and Post-Doctoral Fellows to attend the EMI 2018 Conference at M.I.T.


In an effort to increase the participation of women and underrepresented groups in the EMI 2018 conference, the National Science Foundation will provide a number of travel assistantships to postdoctoral researchers and junior faculty members from those groups.


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Open positions at UNFoLD in 2018 at EPFL (Switzerland)

Open positions at UNFoLD in 2018, the group of Professor Karen Mulleners at EPFL (Switzerland):

The unsteady flow diagnostics laboratory (UNFoLD) at the Swiss federal institute of technology of Lausanne (EPFL) invites applications by highly motivated candidates for doctoral and post-doctoral positions in the field of unsteady aerodynamics

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Industrial PhD studentship available (EU/UK students only), University of Southampton, UK

A PhD studentship is available at the University of Southampton as part of a collaboration with MatchID NV. It consists at exploring new heterogeneous test configurations for composites and elastomers, based on Digital Image Correlation (DIC) and the Virtual Fields Method (VFM). The overarching goal is to propose new standard tests relying on heterogeneous states of strain and stress for cheaper and more robust material testing.

MSE 2018 / Invitation to submit your abstract

I’m very happy to inform you, that among others, Markus Stricker and me are Symposium-Organizers of the Materials Science and Engineering Congress 2018 (MSE) and would like to invite you to submit your abstract to the symposiums:

 MD05: Plasticity Across the Scales - From Microstructure Changes to Bulk Mechanical Behavior

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Robustness and Resilience of Infrastructures under Extreme Loads

The catastrophic consequences observed after extreme events (flooding, earthquakes, vehicle impact, explosions, and fire) in transport and energy networks, as well as commercial and residential buildings, have significantly changed the public perception of risk regarding structures and infrastructure. Materials and structures are pushed to the limit in these conditions and given the fact that it is not always possible to provide an elastic response damage development must be considered and robustness becomes a precious characteristic.

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Low cost condition assessment method for existing RC bridges

Aging infrastructures represent a current engineering challenge. Huge budgets are necessary to keep their functionality and the lack of a proper and timely maintenance entails an increasing deterioration and therefore higher repair costs. Therefore, assessing the reliability of infrastructures becomes mandatory, with particular attention to the ones still in service even when their life limit has exceeded.

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Welding simulation

The aim of this tutorial is to develop a step-by-step instructions for simulation of a welding process with the FEA-program LS-PrePost. The tutorial contain a simulation of a single-pass gas metal arc welding, but we can use the same method to simulate multi-pass welding.

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PhD position on mechanics of 3D printed biomaterials at SUNY-Binghamton

A funded PhD position is available immediately to work on mechanics modeling for 3D printed biomaterials. The PhD student is expected to conduct continuum modeling and finite element simulation (Abaqus) informed from meso-/micro-scale simulation results and experimental data.

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PhD positions in the areas of soft robots, printed electronics, and bioinspired materials

PhD positions in the areas of soft robots, printed electronics, and bioinspired materials are available now in the Laboratory of Soft Machines & Electronics at the School of Packaging and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University.

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Faculty Position in Packaging Innovation, Design and Additive Manufacturing

The Michigan State University (MSU) School of Packaging invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the area of Packaging Innovation, Design and Additive Manufacturing. The appoint will be at the assistant professor level with a combined research/teaching/service responsibility. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Charles Wojnar to receive the 2018 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award

Professor Charles Wojnar from Missouri University of Science and Technology has been selected to receive the 2018 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award for the paper "Linking Internal Dissipation Mechanisms to the Effective Complex Viscoelastic Moduli of Ferroelectrics", Journal of Applied Mechanics, v 84, #021006, 2017.

Simpleware Workshop in Seattle, Jan 24th

Join us at the University of Washington, Seattle, on Wednesday January 24th (1.30pm-4.30pm) for a free workshop on obtaining high-fidelity models from 3D image data.


1:30 - 1:40 PM Registration & Refreshments

1:40 - 2:40 PM Introduction to Image-based Model Generation with Simpleware


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