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Journal club for April 2018: Friction of atomically-thin sheets

Friction of atomically-thin sheets

Qunyang Li

Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University



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Functional and Architectured Materials in IWCMM-28 Glasgow UK Sept. 10-12 2018

Dear Colleagues, 28th International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials (IWCMM-28) will be held in Glasgow, UK,  Sept. 10-12, 2018. As part of this meeting, we are organizing a session on Functional and Architectured Materials to bring together experts in modelling, simulations, manufacturing and experiments and discuss recent advances in the field. Topics of particular interest include (but not limited to)

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PhD Position in Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion

Job Description: Ph.D. students will work on the investigation of degradation mechanisms in electrochemical energy conversion and storage materials using in situ stress and strain measurement techniques. Electrode-electrolyte interaction, structural stability and material performance will be characterized in various of battery and fuel cell systems. Continuum based mathematical model will be derived in order to optimize material properties.

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Novel silicon nanowire-based 3-dimensional devices and systems

A new approach for monolithic integration of silicon nanowires with 3-dimensional devices (for more details of the project see: Integration of silicon nanowires in three-dimensional devices including integrated circuits (ICs) and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) leads to enhanced functionality and performance in diverse applications.

Laboratory Coordinator

Laboratory Coordinator
Advanced Materials Testing and Evaluation Laboratory (AMTEL)
College of Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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PhD position available in the area of elastic wave propagation for materials characterization at Penn State

A PhD position is available beginning at the start of the Spring 2019 semester in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State. The PhD student is to conduct research within the scope of ultrasonic wave propagation in polycrystalline materials for materials characterization. Specific areas of interest include:

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Bioinspired Hydrogel Interferometer for Adaptive Coloration and Chemical Sensing

Meng Qin, Mo Sun, Ruobing Bai, Yiqi Mao, Xiaoshi Qian, Dipika Sikka, Yuan Zhao, Hang Jerry Qi, Zhigang Suo, Ximin He


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Materials-by-design: computation, synthesis, and characterization from atoms to structures In the 50 years that succeeded Richard Feynman’s exposition of the idea that there is "plenty of room at the bottom" for manipulating individual atoms for the synthesis and manufacturing processing of materials, the materials-by-design paradigm is being developed gradually through synergistic integration of experimental material synthesis and characterization with predictive computational modeling and optimization.

Combined experimental and numerical study on micro-cube indentation splitting test of cement paste

Our group has recently published a paper describing a new method for micromechanical testing of cement paste. The paper was published in "Engineering Fracture Mechanics". Full paper can be accessed at:


Biomechanical Testing

Biomechanics & Biomechanical Testing

Full blog post can be found here

Key concepts for medical device design include biomechanics, biocompatibility, and biofunctionality. This post will go over the mechanics of an exemplar biological tissue, the bone, and mechanical testing of biomaterials that are used in developing medical devices and equipment.

PhD position in Computational Materials and Mechanics

As requested - on behalf of Dr. Leslie T Mushongera 

(As received)


We are currently looking for motivated candidates who are interested in pursuing their Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering Department at University of Nevada, Reno starting from Fall 2018.

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PhD position at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Damage Tolerant Composite Materials

A new PhD position is vacant at the Section of Composites and Materials Mechanics of the Department of Wind Energy at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The PhD project will concern damage tolerance of composite materials subjected to static and cyclic loading. The objective is to creacte enhanced fracture resistance by facilitating the formation of multiple cracks with large-scale fiber bridging along the interfaces in a layered composite by controlled mechanical properties by surface treatments.

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PhD position available in mechanics and control of soft robots at University of Rhode Island

I am looking for a PhD student to work on mechanics and control of soft robots. This position will be available in 2019 Spring semester in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Systems engineering at University of Rhode Island.

Prior experience in engineering mechanics and control theory is a plus. Interested candidates are encouraged to send a CV to Dr. Hongyan Yuan at (

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Stress concentration explained without math equations

This VIDEO  gives a  very intuitive explanation of stress concentration  with an analogy and an experimental demonstration.

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OOFEM training course 2018

Dear colleagues,

on behalf of the organizers, I would like to bring to your attention the training course for Ph.D. students, engineers, and researchers interested in acquiring the working knowledge of OOFEM, an open-source object-oriented finite element package that has been developed at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague for more than twenty years.

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FEM Job Opportunity at Apple

Job Summary

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is proficient in FEM simulation with multi-year hands-on experience of FEM software ASNSY or ABAQUS. The individual should also be an expert programmer of numerical simulation tools, such as: MatLab and/or Python.

Finite element software developer

Altair is seeking a Software Engineer to assist in the development of OptiStruct, a commercial finite element code mainly involved in the structural dynamics and acoustics domain. The candidate will be mainly responsible for writing software in Fortran and C++. It is also desirable for candidates to be familiar with the noise/vibration/harshness (NVH) arena. Click here to learn about Altair’s OptiStruct:


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

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

The job scope is numerical modeling of wire-feed additive manufacturing of metals. The numerical method of choice is the phase field method.

Please refer to the following requirements:

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Magnetoactive Acoustic Metamaterials

Kunhao Yu, Nicholas X. Fang, Guoliang Huang, Qiming Wang, Magnetoactive Acoustic Metamaterials, Advanced Materials, 1706348, 2018.

EMI announces the winners of prestigious mechanics awards




EMI, the Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE, is pleased to announce the winners of several prestigious mechanics awards.

ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prizes

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How to use cdmHUB as a Cloud Collaboratory for Composites Design and Manufacturing

I will give a workshop on How to use cdmHUB as a Cloud Collaboratory for Composites Design and Manufacturing on The Conference on Advancing Analysis & Simulation in Engineering, June 5-7, Cleveland, Ohio. Details can be found at 

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looking for Postdoc position in the fields of Impact Mechanics, Ballistic load analysis, FRP composite structure, Fracture Mechanics, Numerical modelling and Experimentation


I am desperately looking for Postdoc position especially from abroad in the fields of Impact Mechanics, Ballistic load analysis, FRP composite structure, Fracture Mechanics, Numerical modelling and Experimentation etc.

I have completed my Ph.D. with major, "Impact load analysis of FRP composite structure" from Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee in June 2017. I have published 10 SCI/Scopus Indexed journal papers with total impact factor 17.0.

Postdoctoral positions at Texas A&M University

Candidates are sought for multiple postdoctoral positions in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University in the following three areas:

Multiscale materials modeling. Expertise bridging across length scales is preferred (e.g. linking atomistic and phase field models, crystal plasticity and continuum models, etc.)

Metal processing. Expertise in processing of multiphase metal composites is preferred (e.g. by severe plastic deformation, metal additive manufacturing, etc.).

Assistant, Associate, Full Professor in Solid Mechanics

Assistant, Associate, Full Professor in Solid Mechanics

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)


Department: Physical Science and Engineering Division

Department website:

Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)


Saudi Arabia


Application Deadline:

Open until filled

Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor in Combustion

Assistant, Associate, Full Professor in Combustion

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)


Department: Physical Science and Engineering Division

Department website:

Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)


Saudi Arabia


Application Deadline:

Open until filled


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