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Journal Club for July 2018: Mechanics using Quantum Mechanics

Phanish Suryanarayana

Georgia Institute of Technology

1. Introduction and Motivation

2018 IMECE Student Travel Award Competition

The Applied Mechanics Executive Committee (AMD-EC) is pleased to announce the 2018 IMECE student travel award competition, which is sponsored by the Haythornthwaite Foundation*.

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Mechanics of spontaneously formed nanoblisters trapped by transferred 2D crystals

Mechanics of Spontaneously Formed Nanoblisters Trapped by Transferred 2D Crystals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2018 - Layered systems of 2D crystals and heterostructures are widely explored for new physics and devices. In many cases, monolayer or few-layer 2D crystals are transferred to a target substrate including other 2D crystals, and nanometer-scale blisters form spontaneously between the 2D crystal and its substrate.

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USACM Thematic Workshop on Meshfree and Particle Methods: Application and Theory

Dear Colleagues:

You are cordially invited to participate in the USACM Thematic Conference on Meshfree and Particle Methods: Applications and Theory

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico 

Time: September 10-12, 2018


Applied Mechanics Division – Haythornthwaite Foundation Research Initiation Grants 2018

With funding from the Haythornthwaite Foundation, the Executive Committee (EC) of the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of ASME is pleased to announce the establishment of the Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant Program, targeting university faculty engaged in research in theoretical and applied mechanics that are at the beginning of their academic careers.

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Fully Funded Ph.D. Position

A Ph.D. position is available in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Alabama in Huntsville starting Spring Semester 2019. The focus of the project is on the performance enhancement of aerodynamic systems using fluidic and smart material actuators such as piezoelectric-based synthetic jets and micro fiber composites.

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Workshop "Novel Developments in Failure Analysis of Composite Materials and Structures" for PhD students

Dear Colleagues, In the context of the EU Marie Curie ITN Project FULLCOMP, a workshop "Novel Developments in Failure Analysis of Composite Materials and Structures" for PhD students and young researchers will take place on 30-31 July 2018 at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. This workshop presents recent developments in various aspects of failure analysis of composite structures, ranging from material modelling to structural modelling and from testing and identification aspects to numerical analysis.

PhD position on Liquid-based electro-active polymer (LEAP) transducers

The Department of Industrial Engineering, The University of Trento (Italy) opened a PhD position on multifunctional electro-mechanical transducers based on dielectric liquids and electro-active polymers (EAPs), namely liquid-based EAPs (LEAPs). 

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2018 ASME Congress invitation-Dynamic failure of materials and structures

interfacial crack initiated from a polymer notch (click here to view this YouTube video from our experiment),     read more below to submit your abstracts

Prof. Jun Xu and I organize one topic on “Dynamic failure of materials and structures” for 2018 ASME Congress. We would invite you, your colleagues and group members to submit short abstracts before ASME’s deadline of July 23, 2018. More details below: 

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Reminder: 2018 Midwest Mechanics Workshop registration

Dear Colleagues,

This is a gentle reminder that the 2018 Midwest Mechanics Workshop will take place at IIT, Chicago on Thursday, August 9.  The deadline for registration is July 26, so we will have time to figure out the logistics. Note that registration is free for this one-day workshop. Please see:

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Abstract submission to Mechanics of Soft Materials (ASME IMECE)

Dear colleagues,

This is a gentle reminder that abstracts are due on July 23rd for presentation only.  Please consider submitting abstracts to our topic on the Mechanics of Soft Materials (Track 12-1) one of the most active areas in the ASME!  Some of our planned sessions are:

12-1 Mechanics of Soft Materials

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Gradient elasticity theory for fiber composites with fibers resistant to extension and flexure

A model for the mechanics of an elastic solid, reinforced with bidirectional fibers is presented in finite plane elastostatics. The fiber’s resistance to stretch and flexure are accounted for with variational computations of first and second gradient of deformations, respectively. Within the framework of strain-gradient elasticity, the Euler equation and necessary boundary conditions are formulated. A rigorous derivation of the corresponding linear theory is also developed from which, a complete analytical solution is obtained for small deformations superposed on large.

Master, Phd and PDF positions in Elastomers @ York University, Toronto, Canada


Vacancies exist for high calibre one master, one PhD student and one postdoctoral fellow to join the Innovative Design and Engineering Analysis Laboratory at York University, starting immediately.
The position’s primary area of research will focus on characterization and modelling of elastomers subject to high strain rates


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[ASME IMECE 2018] Symposium on 3D Printed Soft Materials

Dear Colleagues, We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the symposium on 3D Printed Soft Materials at the ASME 2018 IMECE to be held from November 9 to November 15, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Postdoc Positions in Cell Mechanics and Soft Matter at Peking University (Beijing, China)

Several postdoc positions are open in 'Cell mechanics' and 'Soft Matter' in Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science at Peking University.

Research Area #1:
Theoretical modeling and molecular dynamics simulations on (1) the interaction between nanomaterials and cell membranes, (2) endocytosis/phagocytosis, (3) cell migration.

Research Area #2:
Theoretical modeling and computational simulations on the mechanics of (1) polymer capsules and (2) architectured materials in engineering and biology.

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Call for joint post-doc research fellowship at TU Darmstadt

The Institute of Construction and Building Materials (chair Prof. Eddie Koenders, TU Darmstadt, Germany) is offering to support postdoc researchers with their high-quality application. The postdoctoral fellow should be primarily involved in numerical modeling of building materials. Experimental analyses of the materials (microstructure) characterizations to be used for model validation/calibration purposes could be included as well.

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PhD fellowship at m4lab@UNIBS within a joint work between Academics and Industry.

The Multiscale Mechanics and Multiphysics of Materials Lab ( at the School of Engineering at the University of Brescia, Italy announces a PhD fellowship on the subject of Topological Optimization and Additive Manufacturing in the framework of energy production via fuel cells. The fellowship is fully funded by a multinational company and will last three years.

Post-doc position in Brisbane, Australia

We are working on a modelling problem in fracture mechanics in porous materials, and have advertised a post-doc position for someone with a computational mechanics background. We tend to work with our own FEM codes.

The job link (closing 17th of July)



Postdoctoral position in Computational Mechanics at Mines ParisTech (CEMEF)

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available immediately at CEMEF Mines ParisTech, in the French Riviera. The aim of the project, in collaboration with Safran Aircraft Engines (SAE), is to model the fracture of glued Titanium/Composite assemblies at different scales.

Interested applicants can send a resume to :



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