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Ph.D. Position in Computational Mechanics

A fully-funded Ph.D. position is available with a start date of Spring 2016 or Fall 2016 at the Computational Biomechanics and Solid Mechanics Laboratory ( at Villanova University which is located in the greater Philadelphia area (

A postdoc position in crystal resonator modelling and experiment

A postdoc position is available in the Department of Engineering Technology, University of North Texas-Denton in the fields of crystal resonator modeling and experiment. Candidates should have a PHD degree in engineering mechanics, mechanical engineering or electrical engineering and should have some experiences in the following:

(1) In-depth understanding of piezoelectric theory and crystal resonators,

(2) Proven publication record on crystal resonator modelling or experiment,

(3) Fundamental knowledge on tensor analysis and transformation,

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Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) lab at TU Delft

After several years of research in the area of additive manufacturing, biofabrication, and additively manufactured biomaterials and implants, I finally put up the first version of the website of my lab. I will gradually improve the website, but there is already links to all publications coming out of my lab in the general area of AM.


Postdoctoral Position in the general area of Computational Mechanics

Postdoctoral Position in the general area of Computational Mechanics

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A strong background in Continuum Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials is required.

A strong interest in C++ and Python programming for large-scale simulation is required, regardless of previous experience.

Interested candidates should contact

Raul Radovitzky (

Advanced Mechanics of Materials now Online

Dear Colleagues
The condensed version of Advanced Mechanics of Materials book in now posted on my web page for you to review. You can go directly to it using this link. I welcome comments, suggestions, and corrections.

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Two Ph.D. positions in multifunctional surfaces

Please find details in the attached document.

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Modulating crack propagation in a multilayer stack with a super-layer

Quantitative characterization of interface adhesion and fracture properties of thin film materials is of fundamental and technological interests in modern technologies. Sandwich beam specimens used in fracture mechanics techniques, such as four-point bending and double-cantilever beam have been widely adopted, including the semiconductor industry.

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Constructive and Destructive Interplay between Piezoelectricity and Flexoelectricity in Flexural Sensors and Actuators

Flexoelectricity is an electromechanical effect coupling polarization to strain gradients. It fundamentally differs from piezoelectricity because of its size-dependence and symmetry. Flexoelectricity is generally perceived as a small effect noticeable only at the nanoscale. Since ferroelectric ceramics have a particularly high flexoelectric coefficient, however, it may play a significant role as piezoelectric transducers shrink to the sub-micrometer scale.

Open University of Turkish Aeronautical Association (UTAA) faculty positions in Engineering (Mechanical, Mechatronics, Computer, Industrial, Electronics, Aeronautical and Astronautical)

The Department of Engineering at UTAA ( invites applications for a faculty appointment at the senior and junior level. UTAA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from all nations, members of minority groups, individuals with disabilities, etc. If you have any queries, please contact Dr. Ferhat Kadioglu (


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Ph.D. position(s) in the Atomistic and Multiscale Mechanics Group at the Iowa State University

Graduate student applications are invited for PhD positions in the Atomistic and Multiscale Mechanics Group in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Iowa State University. Self-motivated students in the area of theoretical, computational and applied mechanics, computational materials science, or condensed matter physics are encouraged to apply. Research topics cover multiscale simulation of dislocation, fracture, phase transformation and heat transfer in materials.

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Amplifying the response of soft actuators by harnessing snap-through instabilities

Engineering actuators with capabilities that match and even exceed those found in nature, is a long-standing challenge. While traditional actuators are built with hard materials, it has been recently shown that elastomeric materials enable the design of fluidic actuators that are lightweight, inexpensive, easy to fabricate, and able to undergo large deformation and complex motions. However, these actuators typically rely on large volumes for their actuation.

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Ultra-stretchable and skin-mountable strain sensors using carbon nanotubes–Ecoflex nanocomposites

Super-stretchable, skin-mountable, and ultra-soft strain sensors are presented by using carbon nanotube percolation networksilicone rubber nanocomposite thin films. The applicability of the
strain sensors as epidermal electronic systems, in which mechanical compliance like human skin and high stretchability (e > 100%) are required, has been explored. The sensitivity of the strain

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"Imperfection" in graphene oxide invites surprising properties in a mechano-chemical way

In an article published in the August 20 issue of Nature Communications, we report a mechanochemical phenomenon in graphene oxide membranes, covalent epoxide-to-ether functional group transformations that deviate from epoxide ring-opening reactions, discovered through nanomechanical experiments and density functional-based tight binding calculations.

PhD scholarship at Curtin University, Australia (Structural Engineering; Civil Engineering)

The candidate will work with Prof. Hong Hao and Dr. Wensu Chen in the area of structural Engineering on an Australia Research Council (ARC) Linkage project.

Postdoctoral Associate

The University of Notre Dame, Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials (C-SWARM), is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the postdoctoral associate position in the area of computational mechanics/physics with emphasis on parallel numerical methods. C-SWARM is a center of excellence established by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) whose primary focus is on the emerging field of predictive science.

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Bauschinger effect in nanowires

Intrinsic Bauschinger Effect and Recoverable Plasticity in Pentatwinned Silver Nanowires Tested in Tension

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Rodrigo A. Bernal, Amin Aghaei, Sangjun Lee, Seunghwa Ryu, Kwonnam Sohn, Jiaxing Huang, Wei Cai, and Horacio Espinosa

Seventh International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis - 3 - 6 July, 2016 - Abstract Submissions now open

Engineering failure analysis is a key tool for the improvement of the modern innovation cycle now demands that component design involves a whole-of-life approach, incorporating an awareness of manufacture, safety, reliability, environmental sensitivity and disposal. This has focused attention on the pivotal role of failure analysis as an essential tool to improve equipment availability, help prevent accidents and disasters and to inform the processes of design, manufacture, operation and maintenance of key plant and equipment.

Simpleware Workshop at CMBBE 2015

We're running a workshop at the 13th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE) in Montreal, Canada.

Date: Thursday, September 3rd 2015
Time: 3.25pm-5.30pm
Presenter: Tom Spirka (PhD)

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Open Faculty Positions at the University of Houston: Multiple areas; All ranks; Solid Mechanics/Control Systems


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston (UH) invites applications for an open rank faculty position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level beginning Fall 2016. Successful candidates are expected to establish an internationally recognized dynamic research program in the broad areas of solid mechanics or control systems.



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