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Journal Club Theme of October 2014: Microbial fuel cells - When mechanics meets bioelectrochemistry

The aim of this Journal Club is to provide a forum for discussing the role of applied mechanics in bioelectrochemical systems such as microbial fuel cells, and the potential of computational mechanics during upscaling of those systems.

Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering

The University of West Florida (UWF) is establishing a new undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering (ME) to tentatively start in fall 2016. UWF invites experienced applicants in the ME or related fields for a faculty position at the Associate Professor level starting fall 2015 (Position # 122040). The successful candidate will work with the chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, the college dean and the Provost Office to set the foundations of the new program and work out the details of its curriculum.

Assistant or Associate Profesor in Computational Materials Science at the University of Wyoming

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of computational materials science, with an emphasis on multi-scale modeling, including atomistic and molecular scale modeling. Special consideration will be given to applicants with expertise in energy-, bio- or high-temperature materials.

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Biomechanics Tenure Track Position in Cornell MAE

We are recruiting applicants for a tenure track position at Cornell University in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the field of Biomechanics. Areas of particular interest include spine biomechanics/ kinematics, cell and tissue engineering and cell and tissue mechanics. Biomechanics faculty at the School have opportunities to take part in the Cornell-Hospital for Special Surgery Institute for Orthopaedic Biomechanics as well as other research centers/facilities on the Ithaca campus and the newly founded Cornell NYC Tech campus in New York City. 

Howon Lee's picture

PhD Student Position at Rutgers University - 3D Printing of Soft Materials

Prof. Lee’s group in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University has an opening for a PhD student for Spring/Fall 2015 with interests in mechanics of soft materials, 3D printing, and micro-/nano-engineering.

Open Rank Professor - Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions.

Applied Mechanics and Aerodynamics

Two postdoc candidates for composite materials and one for aerodynamic studies will be rented for a three-year project at University of Turkish Aeronautical Association. For more details please contact: fkadioglu@thk.edu.tr

 

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ICCM 2015: MS-049 Computational Modelling of Biological and Biochemical Systems

The 6th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2015) is slated to held in Auckland, New Zealand, on the 14th of July, 2015. It is my greatest pleasure to invite interested participants to submit their abstracts for presentation at a mini-symposium which I am organizing, titled:

MS-049 Computational Modelling of Biological and Biochemical Systems

 

For further information, please visit the official websites:

http://www.sci-en-tech.com/ICCM/index.php/ICCM2015/2015

Assistant or Associate Professor-Computational Materials Science

ComputationalMaterialsScience
Assistant or Associate Professor #1291

 

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Multiple PhD/Postdoc Positions/Spring 2015

Advanced Materials and Multifunctional Structures (AMMS) Group at Masdar Institute (MI) is seeking suitably qualified candidates for PhD/Postdoctoral positions. Please see attached document for details

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Special Issue "Mechanics of Biomaterials"

The mechanical behavior of biomedical materials and biological tissues are important for their proper function. This holds true, not only for biomaterials and tissues whose main function is structural such as skeletal tissues and their synthetic substitutes, but also for other tissues and biomaterials. Moreover, there is an intimate relationship between mechanics and biology at different spatial and temporal scales. It is therefore important to study the mechanical behavior of both synthetic and living biomaterials.

PhD Studentship in Design of Polymeric Foams

A 4 year project, in collaboration with SABIC, on the design of polymeric foams will be performed at the Cambridge University department of Engineering. The project will explore the relationship between microstructure and macroscopic properties of a range of new reinforced foams, including composite-reinforced foams.

 

Extinct Kangaroos Couldn't Hop

Another couple of interesting articles to share. Using some "mechanics" principles, researchers have reasoned that 100,000 years ago, kangaroos were too heavy to hop.

A while ago, a different group of researchers published the results of computer modelling (using genetic algorithms) that showed dinosaurs might have hopped and skipped as forms of locomotion! (But only if particularly happy?)

These articles might be good to share with undergraduate engineers for discussion in tutorials. There are issues to discuss with assumptions in both cases. 

3 Tenure-Track Faculty Positions - AES at CU-Boulder

The Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of structures and materials, small satellites, and bioastronautics. Applicants in structures and materials are especially sought with the following research interests: Design, modeling, fabrication, and characterization of structural and/or multi-functional materials and their integration into innovative aerospace systems; preference given to applicants with an experimental focus.

Postdoc in multi-scale modelling of composites vibration response @ Ghent University (Belgium)

Nowadays, there is an increasing interest to use composite materials in automotive applications, in particular the use of fibre-reinforced plastics (carbon or glass fibres in a polymer matrix) is widely considered. The use of lighter materials, and hence a reduced fuel consumption, can be one of the possible solutions for reduced CO2 emissions.

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in-situ Young's moduli of the constitutive layers in a multilayer systems (e.g. thin films, SOFCs, TBCs etc.)

 

This recent article present an improved methodology to calculate in-situ Young's moduli of the constitutive layers in a multilayer systems (e.g. thin films, SOFCs, TBCs etc.)

Pandey, A., Shyam, A., Liu, Z., & Goettler, R. (2014). In-situ Young’s Moduli of the Constitutive Layers in a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell. Journal of Power Sources.

 

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378775314015341 

 

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in-situ Young's moduli of the constitutive layers in a multilayer systems (e.g. thin films, SOFCs, TBCs etc.)

 

This recent article presents an improved methodology to calculate in-situ Young's moduli of the constitutive layers in a multilayer systems (e.g. thin films, SOFCs, TBCs etc.)

 

Amit Pandey, Amit Shyam, Zhien Liu, Richard Goettler, In-situ Young's moduli of the constitutive layers in a solid oxide fuel cell, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 273, 1 January 2015, Pages 522-529

 

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378775314015341 

 

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Full-time job opportunity at ANSYS Inc. Houston, TX

We are pre-screening candidates for an opening for technical services engineer at ANSYS Inc. in Houston, TX.

The job entails providing advanced technical guidance on various aspects of computational Structural Mechanics to clients in industry and academia.

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Postdoc position in Paris on generalized continua modelling and experiments

A postdoctoral fellowship is available at Paris Institute of Technology (ParisTech) to work on generalized continua modeling.

The aim of this project is to probe the pertinence of generalized continua models by maximizing the non-standard effects of such models. It consists in a holistic approach including experimental, computational and modelling work. This project, funded by CNRS and Arts et Métiers-ParisTech, through F2M (Fédération Francilienne de Mécanique), is a collaboration between several laboratories in the Paris region. See the file attached for more details.

Experiment.com: Can molecules make music?

Experiment.com is a crowdfunding site for research (a Kickstarter for science!).

Open to all, a target amount for a project is set, and funds are raised through small individual donations. The success is based on how many people like your idea. It's kind of a fun/alternative idea to traditional grant sources! If you have an interesting idea, I recommend it.

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