Faculty Positions in Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science
College of Engineering, Peking University
The Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science of College of Engineering at Peking University invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions in mechanics and engineering science at various levels, including Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor, and Chair Professor, in the following areas:
Position Description: Two postdoctoral associate positions, one in computations and one in experiments, are available at Rice University. The first position is in the area of atomistic and molecular modeling of nanoscale defects, dislocations and mechanics of complex, low symmetry compounds. The computational techniques will be integrated to approaches from statistical mechanics and physical chemistry to provide quantitative predictions of properties of complex materials across different time- and length-scales.
Chinese Scholarship Council Positions at Cardiff University in Computational Mechanics - CSC in Computational MechanicsSubmitted by Stephane Bordas on Sat, 2013-11-30 10:01.
Cardiff School of Engineering invites applications for support for China Scholarship Council award holders. The awards will cover tuition fees at the overseas rate for 3 years for applicants who secure a China Scholarship Council award to cover living costs.
Potential students are required to email Julie Cleaver (Admissions) Julie Cleaver <firstname.lastname@example.org> and their potential supervisors (see below for a list), a CV, brief description of the proposed research project; details of any research publications (if appropriate); and the name of a proposed supervisor (if already discussed with a member of staff).
lars beex <BeexL@cardiff.ac.uk> : Quasi-continuum method and fibrous materials
One post-doctoral fellowship is available in RealTcut, funded by the Strasbourg Institute of Advanced Study
The goal of the post-doc is to extend the preliminary results which can be seen here: http://youtu.be/KqM7rh6sE8s and will appear shortly in the journal Medical Image Analysis
The successful candidate will be based in Strasbourg in the ICube laboratory http://icube.unistra.fr/en/
The sixth issue in 2013 (Volume 3, Issue 6) of Theoretical and Applied Mehcanic Letters (TAML) is now online.
We are seeking outstanding candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at the Institute of High Performance Computing of Singapore, working on a three-year research project of additive manufacturing. The position requires a Ph.D degree in mechanical engineering, mechanics, materials science, or equivalent experience. Additional requirements include: 1) Experience in thermal and structural simulations using Abaqus. 2) Experience in molecular dynamics simulations using Lammps. 3) Strong oral and written communication skills in English. 3) Good publication records.
Call of interest - Post-doc position at IMT Lucca on computational mechanics for photovoltaic applicationsSubmitted by marco.paggi on Thu, 2013-11-28 20:11.
This is a call of interest for a post-doc position (1 year renewable up to 3 years) at the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy (www.imtlucca.it), in the field of computational damage and fracture mechanics. The activities are in the framework of the ERC Starting Grant IDEAS "Multi-field and multi-scale Computational Approach to design and durability of Photovoltaic Modules" (Prof. Paggi, Principal Investigator).
For more details about the project, see:
and for the research unit Multiscale analysis of materials - MUSAM:
Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate –Using Biomechanics to Predict Vision Loss Progression– National University of SingaporeSubmitted by mgirard on Thu, 2013-11-28 14:57.
Job description: We are looking for a bright, dynamic, and highly motivated individual to perform research in biomechanics with applications to ophthalmology. For more information about our Laboratory, please visit: http://www.bioeng.nus.edu.sg/ivb/. This is a project in collaboration with clinicians from the Singapore Eye Research Institute (top 5 eye institute worldwide) and from Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK (biggest eye hospital worldwide).
One PhD student position available
at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the University of
Central Florida. Students with background in solid mechanics, computational
mechanics, finite element analysis or molecular dynamic simulation are
particularly encouraged to apply. If you are interested, please send your
resume and representative publications (if have) to Dr. Yuanli Bai (email@example.com).
A numerical study of elastic bodies that are described by constitutive equations that exhibit limited strainsSubmitted by Alejandro Ortiz... on Mon, 2013-11-25 19:36.
Recently, a very general and novel class of implicit bodies has been developed to describe the elastic response of solids. It contains as a special subclass the classical Cauchy and Green elastic bodies. Within the class of such bodies, one can obtain through a rigorous approximation, constitutive relations for the linearized strain as a nonlinear function of the stress. Such an approximation is not possible within classical theories of Cauchy and Green elasticity, where the process of linearization will only lead to the classical linearized elastic body.
The submission deadline for abstracts to the 17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical & Applied Mechanics has been extended to Jan 6th, 2014. Please consider submitting an abstract to at the website below. We will be holding a symposium on "Elasticity, PLasticity, and Multiphysics of Hierarchical Materials: Mechanisms to Mechanics" that many of you should find quite interesting!
Research Assistant in the Development & Processing of Polymeric Composite Materials via Liquid Resin InfusionSubmitted by Deirdre_Murphy on Mon, 2013-11-25 12:21.
The University of Limerick (UL) with over 13,000 students and 1,300 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and pioneering values which drive UL’s mission and strategy ensures that we capitalise on local, national and international engagement and connectivity. We are renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and conducting leading edge research. Our commitment is to make a difference by shaping the future through educating and empowering our students.
Vicky Nguyen, of the Johns Hopkins University, is named Editor of the iMechanica Journal Club. Vicky has a broad vision for mechanics, and has made contributions to diverse topics. in 2008, she received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. In 2013, she received the Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award and the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty.
The mission of the Journal Club is to facilitate discussion at the frontier of mechanics and its applications.
To enable the discussion, each month an Editor selects a Discussion Leader, who in turn posts a Theme. The Theme stays at the top of the front page of iMechanica for the entire month. See Recent and Past Themes, and the Operating Notes for the Journal Club.
Vicky will share the responsibility of editing the Journal Club with Xuanhe Zhao. Feel free to contact either of them if you have an idea for a theme, or if you would like to volunteer a colleague.
- Email Vicky Ngyen: Vicky.Nguyen@jhu.edu
- Email Xuanhe Zhao: firstname.lastname@example.org
The reaction of Zr/B multilayers with a 50 nm modulation period has been studied using scanning AC nanocalorimetry at a heating rate of approximately 1,000 K/s. We describe a data reduction algorithm to determine the rate of heat released from the multilayer. Two different exothermic peaks are identified in the nanocalorimetry signal: a shallow peak at low temperature (200 - 650°C) and a sharp peak at elevated temperature (650 - 800°C). TEM observation shows that the first peak corresponds to heterogeneous inter-diffusion and amorphization of Zr and B, while the second peak is due to the crystallization of the amorphous Zr/B alloy to form ZrB2.
Phase field modeling of stress-induced tetragonal-to-monoclinic transformation and its effect on transformation tougheningSubmitted by mohsenzaeem on Fri, 2013-11-22 23:02.
Phys.Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 20786
As the 6th issue of Advances in Mechanics is going to publish, i post one of the review paper in this issue to share with all of you! Hope it will be helpful to you!
Journal Tittle: Advances in Mechanics
Article Tittle: A brief survey on discontinous Galerkin methods in computational fluid dynamics
Author: Chi-Wang Shu(Brown University)
Article published in Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
Superconvergent second derivative recovery technique and its application in a nonlocal damage mechanics modelSubmitted by Xiaoge Gan on Thu, 2013-11-21 22:23.
Applied Mechanics Division Honors & Awards Banquet, 19 November 2013, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego.
Thank you to all of you for this fine honor.
For sure I have been around a long time and I have seen it all, so I’ll give you some impressions of what I have observed over the long haul in the world of applied mechanics. Let me start by mentioning that I have a technical paper coming out in Journal of Applied Mechanics in the January 2014 issue. This was kindly facilitated by the technical editor, Yonggang Huang. If you wish, please consider that as my formal speech, but no one wants to hear about equations tonight.
Instead I’ll talk a little about technical generations. Each generation has its own character and its own challenges. What is a generation if not a collection of workers, individuals. So this is really about individuals. It’s not so much about exactly what each of them did, but more about the how and the why they did what they did. What was their propulsion system, their energy source?
Submit your abstract now for the International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials X, at http://www.fatiguedamageconference.com/submit-abstract.html
The abstract submission deadline is on the 13 December 2013. Don't miss out on your chance to be a part of this exciting meeting.
All submitted abstracts will undergo a full review with accepted abstracts selected for either poster display or oral presentation.
We welcome poster and abstract submissions on the following topics:
A PhD student position on Computational Structural Mechanics is available in Department of Civil Engineering, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
from Fall 2014.
Dear Mechanics Colleagues:
A pleasant reminder that we invite you to submit an abstract to a minisymposium on "Nano and Bio
Mechanics" for the 2014 USNCTAM, June 15-20, 2014, to be held at
Michigan State University. This minisymposium will focus on the
development and application of
both experimental techniques and computational models and methods to
problems of interest in the fields of nano and bio mechanics. Topics of
interest will include, but are not limited to:
Post-Doctoral Position in Micro-scale Testing and Characterization of Metals at Johns Hopkins UniversitySubmitted by jelawady on Wed, 2013-11-20 13:40.
We are soliciting applications from outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral
research position in the Computational & Experimental Materials Engineering
Laboratory, at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins
University starting immediately. This will be a one year position renewable
depending on performance.
In this paper, the mechanical behavior of freestanding thin sputter-deposited films of Au is studied at temperatures up to 340°C using tensile testing. Films tested at elevated temperatures exhibit a significant decrease in flow stress and stiffness. Furthermore the flow stress decreases with decreasing film thickness, contravening the usual notion that “smaller is stronger”. This behavior is attributed mainly to diffusion-facilitated grain boundary sliding.
This paper has been accepted by Scripta Materialia.