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Professors Markus Buehler, Katia Bertoldi and Oscar Lopez-Pamies will receive the Journal of Applied Mechanics Award in 2014

Prof. Markus Buehler from MIT will receive the 2014 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award for his paper "Bioinspired graphene nanogut" (Journal of Applied Mechanics, v 80, article 061009, 2013).  Profs. Katia Bertoldi from Harvard University and Oscar Lopez-Pamies from University of Illinois will also receive the 2014 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award for their paper "Some remarks on the effect of interphases on the mechanical response and stability of fiber-reinforced elastomers" (Journal of Applied Mechanics, v 79, article 031023, 2012). 

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[GRE requirement lowered] PhD Study at Utah State University: Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowship

If you are interested, and meet the requirement on GPA and GRE (see below), please contact Dr. Ling Liu at liu.usu@gmail.com. Applicants from all related backgrounds are welcome. Prior research experience is NOT required.   

The PhD student will work with Dr. Ling Liu in the broad area of materials modeling and simulation. Materials of interest include self-assembled macromolecules, electrode materials, spider silk, irradiated materials, and nanocomposites. Our webpage is: http://www.engr.usu.edu/mae/faculty/liu/

The fellowship will offer: 1) $20,000+/year stipend for 4 years; 2) full tuition waiver; and 3) several other benefits.  

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Fuel Cell Ceramics Reliability Summer Intern (Rolls-Royce PLC & LG Corp.)

 Fuel Cell Ceramics Reliability Summer Intern. 

Interested candidates with a background in mechanical, material science. solid mechanics please email your resume to amit.pandey/at/lgfcs/dot/com with the subject title "Fuel Cell
Ceramics Reliability Summer Intern"




Specialist area: Fuel Cell Ceramics Reliability Summer

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Computational Mechanics

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Computational Mechanics

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Faculty Positions in ALL Levels with the School of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, Ningbo University 宁波大学机械工程与力学学院招聘启事

The School of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Ningbo University, is looking for cadidates for all subjects in the broad field of mechanical engineering and mechanics.  In addition to traditional field of impact and shock waves, piezoelectric devices, material durability, and metal forming, the school are also initiating new directions like vechicle engineering, fluid mechanics, occean engineering, and other related subjects.

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PhD Position in the area of peridynamics

Dear All,

We are planning to offer a PhD position in the area of peridynamics. For more information about our PMMA research group, please visit


If you are interested, please send your current CV to oterkus@gmail.com.
This offer is only valid for citizens of European Union countries.

Postdoc or Ph.D. position for development of offshore plant substructures at Korea University, Korea

Postdoc or Ph.D. position for development of offshore plant substructures at Korea University, Korea

Structural Engineering & Mechanics Laboratory at the School of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, Korea University, Korea, has open positions for a Ph.D. student (four years) and a post-doctoral researcher (three years) to pursue research on development of offshore plant substructures funded by Korean government. The position is to commence in August or September 1, 2014.


Metrology/Calibration Specialist

KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

Metrology/Calibration Specialist
Competitive Tax-free Salary

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Faculty Positions at Zhejiang University (Department of Engineering Mechanics)浙江大学航空航天学院力学系招聘“青年千人计划”教师


Computational Biomechanics for Medicine IX: a MICCAI 2014 satellite workshop. First call for papers

This year we are again organising the Computational Biomechanics for Medicine (CBM) Workshop (http://school.mech.uwa.edu.au/CBM2014/) together with the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Conference (MICCAI) (http://www.miccai2014.org/). This year, the workshop will be hosted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, USA, on 14th September 2014.
The CBM workshop, now in its ninth year, began in Copenhagen in 2006, then went to Brisbane (2007), New York (2008), London (2009), Beijing (2010), Toronto (2011), Nice (2012) and last year, Nagoya (2013).

Simulation-based numerical optimization of arc welding process for reduced distortion in welded structures

This paper presents an effective numerical approach for welding process
parameter optimization to minimize weld-induced distortion in
structures. A numerical optimization framework based on coupled Genetic
Algorithm (GA) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is developed and
implemented for a low and a high fidelity model. Classical weakly
coupled thermo-mechanical analysis with thermo-elasto-plastic
assumptions is carried out for distortion prediction of numerical
models. The search for optimum process parameters is executed by direct
integration of numerical models and GA-based optimization technique. The
developed framework automatically inserts the process parameters into
the simulation models, executes the FE-based welding simulations and

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Research Engineer Position in Global Engineering and Materials, Inc. (Princeton, NJ)

As a close collaborator and active member of Global Engineering and Materials, Inc (GEM), I would like to present you a research and development position at GEM. The information below can also be found in the attached PDF file.   

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3rd Tunisian Conference on Mechanics - COTUME’2014

3rd Tunisian Conference on Mechanics     3ème Congrès Tunisien de Mécanique  COTUME’2014  Second Call for Papers  www.tunimec.com/cotume2014  Dear colleagues;  On behalf of the Organizing Committee of COTUME’2014, it is a great honor for us to welcome you 

Postdoc position in Solid/Computational Mechanics, Politecnico di Milano - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Politecnico di Milano 

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Postdoc position in Solid/Computational Mechanics

Fixed term position for up to 18 months

Salary: 25,000 Euro per annum

Deformation mechanism of graphene in amorphous polyethylene: A molecular dynamics based study


current paper focuses on investigating deformation mechanism of
graphene sheets in a graphene reinforced polyethylene (Gn–PE)
nanocomposite. Classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulation was
conducted on large Gn–PE systems. Different spatial arrangements of
graphene sheets were considered in order to study the effect of nonlocal
interaction among the graphenes. In all the cases 5% weight
concentration of graphene was considered in order to prepare atomistic
models for Gn–PE. As expected, graphene seemed to enhance the overall
Young’s modulus and tensile strength of the Gn–PE nanocomposite.

Research Associate in Fractured Rock Hydrology

Research Associate in Fractured Rock Hydrology
Imperial College London
Department of Earth Science and Engineering

PhD Studentship in Computational Mechanics of Porous Metallic Materials

We are offering the PhD studentship at the
University of Surrey, and we are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated candidates.

This project focuses on applications of metallic foams where structural functionality is combined with energy absorption, damping, heat insulation, and noise silencing.

The goal of this project is to develop a failure model of a metallic foam material and to implement it in a commercial FEA code (LS-DYNA). Next, computer simulations will be employed for virtual prototyping of multi-physical applications with the focus on composite columns and sandwich panels. Experiments will be also conducted to validate and calibrate the developed computational and analytical approaches.

PhD - Dynamics of capsules and polymersomes under flow and in blood

Date of beginning: to negotiate

Location: IRPHE, Aix-Marseilles University, Marseilles, France

Contact: send your CV to boedec@irphe.univ-mrs.fr and leonetti@irphe.univ-mrs.fr

Visit https://www.irphe.fr/-Leonetti-Marc,175- for additional informations.

Postdoctoral Position Available at University of Western Ontario, Canada

Position is available for a postdoctoral fellow to carry out an industry sponsored project on carbon fiber composite modeling. The contract is initiated for one year, with possible extension if work progresses satisfactorily. The research will focus on

 (1)  micromechanics modeling of elastic and viscoplastic behavior of injection molded carbon fiber composites;

 (2)  homogenization techniques and constitutive model development for vibration, strength and impact simulations of carbon fiber composites.

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Effect of vacancy defects on generalized stacking fault energy of fcc metals


Molecular dynamics (MD) and density functional theory (DFT) studies were performed to investigate the influence of vacancy defects on generalized stacking fault (GSF) energy of fcc metals.

A Doctoral Student Position in Numerical Modeling in Ice Mechanics

Aalto University School of Engineering in Finland invites applications for


PostDoctoral Research Associate Position in Dental Material Mechanical and Chemical Testing and Analysis

The University of
Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry Department of Oral and
Craniofacial Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in
mechanical and chemical analytical testing of mineralized tooth
structure.  The candidate must be proficient with technologies such as
AFM-nanoindentation, scanning acoustic microscopy, micro-Raman spectroscopy,
and FTIR spectroscopy and possibly assist in numerical analyses from these

Distinguished Researcher to Speak at NJIT on Preventing Bone Loss

Biomedical researcher Stephen C. Cowin will describe a promising model for studying nutrient transport from the vascular system to bone tissue

Preventing bone deterioration is a critical aspect of combating osteoporosis, improving bone implants, and even making long-term space flight possible, such as voyages to Mars and beyond. On April 9, noted biomedical researcher Stephen C. Cowin will describe a promising model for studying nutrient transport from the vascular system to bone tissue, transport that has a direct bearing on the prevention of bone loss.

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