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Journal Club for December 2018: Bonding hydrophilic and hydrophobic soft materials for functional soft devices


Bonding hydrophilic and hydrophobic soft materials for functional soft devices

Qihan Liu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science 



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10th International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling (MMM2020) Oct 19-23, 2020

We are delighted to announce that the 10th International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling (MMM2020) will be held Oct 19-23, 2020 at the Baltimore Renaissance Harborplace in Baltimore, MD, USA! Mark your calendars!  


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Ph.D. Research Positions in Bio-Inspired Self-Healing of Cementitious Materials

Ph.D. research positions are available immediately in the Advanced Materials Research Lab at the University of Miami to perform interdisciplinary research in the area of bio-inspired self-healing of cementitious materials. Highly motivated applicants are encouraged to send a CV to Dr. Ali Ghahremaninezhad via email at

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Faculty opening at University of Washington: Composites & Materials

The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Washington, Seattle, has a tenure track Assistant Professor opening in Composites and Materials.  More details of the position can be found at the link below. Deadline of application is January 31, 2019, but screening will start right away. 

Laboratory Operations Manager

                                                                  Laboratory Operations Manager
                                                             Composite and Additive Manufacturing
                                                              Department of Aerospace Engineering
                                                                         College of Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Bio-inspired solution for optimal adhesive performance

In recent years there has been a growing interest into high performance bioinspired adhesives. This communication focuses on the adhesive behavior of a rigid cylinder that indents an elastic layer coated on a rigid substrate. With the assumption of short range adhesive interactions (JKR type) the adhesive solution is obtained very easily starting from the adhesiveless one.

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Converting viscoelastic Prony Series terms from ABAQUS to LS-DYNA

Choose a channel featured in the header of iMechanica: 

In Abaqus, 

g(t) = 1 - ∑(gi * (1-exp(-t/taui)); 

in which g and gi are dimensionless. 



G(t) = ∑( Gi * exp(-betai * t) ); 

in which G and Gi are in N/m2


Based on this information, how do we transform the Prony Series terms from one code to another or vice-versa given I don't have the test data available.


Also, if I have the test data, what is a recommended process to determine Prony Series terms from the same?

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Postdoc in computational mechanics & topology optimization at SUTD in Singapore

We invite applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions with the Bio-inspired Robotics & Design Laboratory ( at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

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Acta Mechanica Sinica (Volume 34, Issue 5, 2018 ) is online now !

Acta Mechanica Sinica (Volume 34, Issue 5, 2018 ) is online now !

Dear everyone!

The fifth issue in 2018 (Volume 34, Issue 5) of Acta Mechanica Sinica (AMS) is online now.

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PhD position in Multiscale Modeling Materials Under extreme conditions

An immediate fully-funded Ph.D. position is open in Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at Louisiana Tech University on multiscale modeling of materials under extreme conditions. The project involves collaboration with the computational research groups at national labs, as well as experimental researchers from MIT and Georgia Tech to test and validate the models and codes.

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Our new review on "Hydrogel Bioelectronics"

It is my first blog entry to iMechanica after long period of only reading.

In this review published in Chemical Soceity Reviews, we systematically revealed the design principles for bioelectronics and discussed hydrogels' merits and potential in bioelectronics.




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Stress-life vs strain life approaches in ?

dear collegue

 have you ever tried to compare the stress-life approach with the strain-life?

 I was experimenting with some students using the website normal notches and normal materials included in the web site database.

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Ph.D positions open at UNH

Ph.D positions now open (for Fall 2019) in Mechanics, Biomimetics, and 3D Printing Lab at the University of New Hampshire/Mechanical Engineering Department.

More information about the lab can be found at

The projects are supported by NSF and AFOSR.

Please directly send CV to Prof. Yaning Li at:  

PhD position in biomechanics, University of Sheffield

Applications are solicited for a PhD position, based at the Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine, University of Sheffield, UK, starting October, 2019.

Application deadline: January 23, 2019

Fully-funded scholarships are available on a competitive basis. 

Please see the attachment for further details regarding the position and the application process. 

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Workshop on Mathematical Models for Pattern Formation

Workshop on Mathematical Models For Pattern Formation


Center for Nonlinear Analysis
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
March 8-10, 2019


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Post-doc position at IMT Lucca, funded by Robert Bosch GmbH

Modelling, testing and simulation of the effect of roughness on mechanical response of adhesive joints

1 Post Doctoral Fellow position at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Lucca, Italy), in cooperation with Robert Bosch GmbH (Renningen, Germany)

(Deadline January 2nd, 2019 12:00 Italian time)


Fields: Adhesives; Roughness; Nonlinear finite element method; Experimental testing; Confocal profilometry


Deformation and fracture of 3D printed disordered lattice materials: Experiments and modeling

Dear all,

Our group at Delft University of Technology has recently published a study on Deformation and Fracture of 3D printed disordered lattice materials. In the study, we used experiments and numerical simulations to study these effects. The full paper can be accessed at:



2019 Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award – Professor Anil K. Bajaj and Professor Steven W. Shaw

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate both Professor Anil K. Bajaj, William E. and Florence E. Perry Head of Mechanical Engineering and Alpha P. Jamison Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, and Professor Steven W.

2019 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award – Professor Somnath Ghosh

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Somnath Ghosh, Michael G. Callas Chair Professor of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, as recipient of the 2019 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Division Award.

2019 Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award - Professor Yihui Zhang

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Yihui Zhang, Associate Professor of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, as the recipient of the 2019 Thomas J. R.


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