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Journal Club for March 2018: Colloidal Self-Assembly of Architected Nanomaterials

Structural hierarchy through self-assembly

Architected materials with nano and microscale features can have extraordinarily high strength, stiffness, and toughness per weight. Two well-known biological materials with these characteristics are nacre (mother of pearl)1 and the claw of the mantis shrimp.2 These materials are made of up periodic arrangements of hard domains interspersed with soft matter (Fig. 1). Structural hierarchy exists at different length scales, and varies spatially across the material.

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A Career Development Workshop for Ph.D. Students and Postdocs at USNC/TAM 2018

18th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics – Jointly Organized with the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Thursday, June 7A Career Development Workshop for Ph.D. Students and Postdocs, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. 


Cell Mechanics Postdoc Position Available in the Franck Lab at Wisconsin

Postdoc Position Available in the Franck Lab


Effective Sept 1, I am looking to fill 1-2 postdoc position in the general area of 3D cell mechanics. 

Candidates should have a strong background in solid mechanics, preferably experimental, with an interest in learning innovative techniques in experimental mechanics including digital volume correlation, 3D Traction Force Microscopy, 3D confocal, multiphoton and Super resolution imaging. 



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Call for Abstracts - International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling (MMM)

Dear Colleagues, The 9th International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling (MMM) is held in Osaka, Japan on October 28 - November 2, 2018 ( We are pleased to inform you that the abstract submission for a symposium on Multiscale Mechanics of Polymers, Soft Matter and Network Materials (Symposium H) is already open on the conference website.

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The 7th edition of the International Conference on Fatigue of Composites (ICFC7)

The 7th edition of the International Conference on Fatigue of Composites is going to be held in Vicenza (Italy) from 4th to 6th of July 2018. The conference is organized by the Department of Management and Engineering at the University of Padova, under the patronage of the European Society for Composite Materials, the Committee on Composite Materials of the Japan Society of Material Science, the Italian Association for Stress Analysis and the Italian Group of Fracture.

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Scientist position (phase field) at the A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing in Singapore

The Institute of High Performance Computing, member of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore, is seeking taletend researchers to fill a position of Scientist.

The job scope is numerical modeling of microstructure formation during rapid solidification of metals. The numerical method of choice is the phase field method.

Please refer to the following requirements:

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Microstructural origin of resistance–strain hysteresis in carbon nanotube thin film conductors

Microstructural origin of resistance–strain hysteresis in carbon nanotube thin film conductors

Lihua Jin, Alex Chortos, Feifei Lian, Eric Pop, Christian Linder, Zhenan Bao and Wei Cai

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America


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EML Vol 19 is out

EML Vol 19 is out, with 7 papers. It is quite fascinating just to read the titles! There are papers on mech behaviors due to interactions within complex structures such as nanofibers in vesicles (cover), novel structures with hierarchically synchronized deformations, and mechanochemically augmented composites. There are studies of cool materials from twinning phosphorene to single layer borophene. And there are papers on methods (full-volume displacement mapping with dualMRI) and device (triboelectric generator). Can’t wait to read the content!


Seminar: BioEM Simulations for Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, March 21st

National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK

The interaction between electromagnetic fields (EM) and the human body are being exploited in clinical and biomedical applications. Electromagnetic medical devices are used for diagnosis as well therapy. This NAFEMS seminar brings together EM software communities to discuss the topic of bio electromagnetics; current trends in EM simulation, exposure to EM fields, and applications of EM field for both therapy and detection.

Simpleware at BioEM - attend the Simpleware Presentation

Numerical modelling as a tool for designing self-healing concrete

Dear all,

Our group at TU Delft has recently published two articles dealing with use of numerical fracture models for design of capsule carriers for their use in self healing concrete.

For design of tubular capsules:

Group Leader Position in Computational Materials Science

The Institute for General Material Properties of the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is inviting applications for a group leader in the area of Computational Materials Science. The Materials Modeling Group conducts research into the elementary defects of the crystalline lattice and on how their organization and interaction influence the mechanical properties and failure of metallic materials.

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Permanent research position in Computational Mechanics of Materials and Structures in MINES ParisTech

We have a permanent position (equiv. Associate/Full Professor) opening in the field of Computational Mechanics of Materials and Structures.

Location: Centre des Materiaux, MINES ParisTech, Paris/Evry, France. All details are in the attached file.

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Three PhD positions and two postdoc positions in computational mechanics of materials

Applications are invited for three PhD and two postdoc positions in the area of computational mechanics of materials at the University of Padova, Italy.

The successful candidates will work at building a multiscale model for the study of contact, friction and solid lubrication between metal surfaces, sponsored by an ERC consolidator grant.

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Isotropic & Kinematic hardening

This video gives a basic overview of the most fundamental hardening models of plasticity, which are the isotropic and kinematic hardening


Hope this helps!

- Prithivi

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PhD position in Mechanics/Acoustics at Temple University

There is one open Ph.D. student position with financial support in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Temple University to start in Fall, 2018 . The successful applicant will work with Dr. Haijun Liu on interdisciplinary research topics that involve mechanics, biology, acoustics, and sensor technology. To comply with the admission guidelines at the College of Engineering at Temple University, the applicants need to meet the following requirements:

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Bonding dissimilar polymer networks in various manufacturing processes

Dear Friends,

Please find our paper on Nature Communications about a novel method to bond hydrogel and elastomers. Comparing to existing methods, our method features the applicability to various manufacturing processes, including dip-coating and 3D printing.

Link to the paper


Jobs (x2): Post-doc+Programmer - Rhino Plugin implementation for Isogeometric BEM or/and Isogeometric FEM

We are looking for a C++ or CSharp Programmer and a post-doctoral fellow to couple our in-house Isogeometric BEM/FEM and Collocation approach to Rhino3D. Funding is available for 12 months of post-doc as well as programming time for a GUI and interfacing with Rhino3D. Freelance programmers are welcome to apply. Knowledge of elasticity, linear algebra and BEM acceleration are a plus. 

Contact me for more information including your IGA experience, BEM/FEM experience and background in mechanics. 

Best wishes!


Global-local field analysis using MSG

MSG is a powerful tool to analyze the global-local field analysis in any type of composites irrespective of the shape of the constituents. You may check the link here under to see what is happening at microscale due to global loading.

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National TV program on Politecnico di BARI and its successes

See a national broadcast on Politecnico di BARI and the region Puglia, with its successes, including the worldwide success of Diesel common rail technology, the GE centre on Addittive Manufacturing and Cold Spray, and others.


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Multiscale modeling of keratin, collagen, elastin and related human diseases: Perspectives from atomistic to coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations Scleroproteins are an important category of proteins within the human body that adopt filamentous, elongated conformations in contrast with typical globular proteins. These include keratin, collagen, and elastin, which often serve a common mechanical function in structural support of cells and tissues. Genetic mutations alter these proteins, disrupting their functions and causing diseases.

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Faculty Position, Engineering Science at Peking University

Please see attachment for detailed information (in Chinese).

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Post- Doc position , CFD and CHT at Texas A&M University

There is a post-doc position avaialble at ECO lab( in Texas A&M University. Prior knowledge of Compressor modeling is needed. MATLAB and FLUENT skills are necessary. If you are intersted send your resume to Starting Date is May 2018.


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