Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 053905 (2013); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4791684
We analyze the conversion efficiency of a bilayered thermoelectric
composite, and conclude that thermoelectric conversion efficiency of a
composite is not bounded by its constituents, and can be higher than all
its constituents in the absence of size and interface effects.
Conditions on constituent phases for enhanced conversion efficiency are
also identified, and the upper bound on their conversion efficiency is
established. This points to a new route for high efficiency
A new call for researchers at Post-Doc level to work at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has been launched. You will find all information at following addresses:
Grants for Workshop on "Physics-based fracture and damage mechanics" in Antalya/Turkey, May 15-17, 2013Submitted by Kalle Nilsson on Thu, 2013-02-07 22:07.
We would like to inform you about a Workshop on "Physics-based fracture and damage mechanics" in Antalya/Turkey, May 15-17, 2013.
The workshop is co-organized by the Joint Research Centre (European Commission) and TOBB University of Economics and Technology. The Workshop is funded by the European Commission’s Integration and Enlargement Action. The participants from target countries* (citizen of or working in a target country) can be fully financially supported by the European Commission.
Staff position at Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Research Associate - Structural Mechanics for Reactor ApplicationsSubmitted by rundugrun on Thu, 2013-02-07 21:38.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking candidates for a staff position in Structural Mechanics for Reactor Applications. The full job description follows. Please contact me at email@example.com or apply online at http://1.usa.gov/XTm5NN.
Research Associate - Structural Mechanics for Reactor Applications
Today, February 7th, the NAE is announcing the election of 69 new members and 11 new foreign associates. The public announcement will be issued at 10:00 a.m. (EST) and will be posted on the NAE website.
Congratulations to Michael Ortiz and David Hibbitt!
Two openings are available for PhD candidates in Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Missouri S&T. Students with background in metallic materials, mechanics of materials or solid mechanics are welcome to apply.
More information about application and our research group can be found at following links:
Interested applicants please send resume to Dr. Caizhi Zhou: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network’s computational project (NNIN/C) is a multi-university initiative, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of NNIN, to establish a user accessible national computing resource for nanotechnology. This network is open to the academic and industrial research community and provides hardware resources and simulation tools dedicated to nanoscience
The “Michigan Nano Computational Cluster” (MNC2) consists of 14 nodes. Each compute node contains a hexa-core Intel Xeon X5660 processor running at 2.66 GHz, 24 GB of memory. MNC2 contains 168 processing cores linked with Gigabit ethernet, 12 TB of disk space.
Vicky Nguyen and Kaushik Dayal are Recipients of the Inaugural Eshleby Mechanics Award for Young FacultySubmitted by Pradeep Sharma on Tue, 2013-02-05 22:28.
It gives me great pleasure to announce the outcome of the inaugural competition for the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty. This award, created in 2012, will be annually given to rapidly emerging junior faculty who exemplify the creative use and development of mechanics. The intent of the award is to promote the field of mechanics, especially among young researchers. The selection committee consisted of: K. Ravi-chandar (UT Austin), Huajian Gao (Brown University), Kaushik Bhattacharya (Caltech), Roger Fosdick (Minnesota University), and Yonggang Huang (Northwestern University).
Decoupling Cell and Matrix Mechanics in Engineered Microtissues Using Magnetically Actuated MicrocantileversSubmitted by ruogang zhao on Tue, 2013-02-05 21:15.
Faculty Opening: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Experimental Biomechanics, Mechanobiology and BiophysicsSubmitted by Pradeep Sharma on Tue, 2013-02-05 14:44.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston (UH) invites
applications for tenure-track or tenured faculty position, at all levels, beginning Fall 2013 or later.
Successful candidates are expected to establish an internationally recognized
dynamic research program in the area of experimental biomechanics and
mechanobiology. Special preference would be given to those pursuing cellular
level and/or single molecule studies of living systems with emphasis on
healthcare applications. Exceptionally strong senior candidates will be
considered for the M.D. Anderson Professorship.
The deadline for submission of abstracts for the EMI 2013 conference has been extended to February 17, 2013. For details on the conference to be held on August 4-7, 2013 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, visit http://www.emi2013.northwestern.edu/ .
We are organizing a symposium on "Mechanics of Adhesion and Friction", in the upcoming ASME IMECE 2013 to be held in San Diego, during Nov 15-21, 2013. You are cordially invited to submit abstracts to this symposium, which is numbered as "10-20 Symposium on Mechanics of Adhesion and Friction". The abstract submission deadline is February 7, 2013.
Baker Hughes has an opportunity for summer internship in the area of drilling mechanics and dynamics at Woodlands Technology Center, The Woodlands, Texas. The position is open to candidates in MS or PhD program in Mechanical/Civil/Aerospace/Mining engineering, Materials Science or relevant disciplines at a US University
A multiscale model of piezoelectric nanowires with size-dependent properties characterized by first-principles simulationsSubmitted by Julien Yvonnet on Mon, 2013-02-04 10:56.
M.T. Hoang, J. Yvonnet, A. Mitrushchenkov, G. Chambaud, First-principles based multiscale model of piezoelectric nanowires with surface effecs, Journal of Applied Physics, 113(1):014309, 2013
These notes are part of a course on advanced elasticity. The notes recall several phenomena where both elasticity and surface energy are significant, including
- Griffith crack
- Adhesion of flexible structures
- Wafer bonding
- Contraction of a soft elastic sheet
The notes also contain a formulation of combined surface energy and elasticity of finite deformation.
You may also wish to follow the ongoing discussion on the topic.
Compatibility equations of elasticity are almost 150 years old. Interestingly they do not seem to have been rigorously studied for non-simply-connected bodies to this date. In this paper we derive necessary and sufficient compatibility equations of nonlinear elasticity for arbitrary non-simply-connected bodies when the ambient space is Euclidean. For a non-simply-connected body, a measure of strain may not be compatible even if the standard compatibility equations ("bulk" compatibility equations) are satisfied. It turns out that there may be topological obstructions to compatibility and this paper aims to understand them for both deformation gradient F and the right Cauchy-Green strain C.
Deadline Extended! IMECE 2013 Symposium on Advanced Nanomanufacturing and Mechanics of Structural Nanomaterials (Topic 10-7)Submitted by Xiaoding Wei on Sat, 2013-02-02 18:09.
On behalf of the co-organizers, I would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the symposium on "Symposium on Advanced Nanomanufacturing and Mechanics of Structural Nanomaterials", Topic 10-7 under track "Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids" at the upcoming 2013 ASME IMECE conference to be held in San Diego, CA from November 15-21.
It is our pleasure to inform you about the Third African Conference on Computational Mechanics, which will take place in Livingstone, Zambia between 30 July and 2 August 2013. The conference is held under the auspices of the IACM, ECCOMAS, and SAAM. Please refer to www.africomp.com for further details.
ASME IMECE 2013 Topic 10-6 – Symposium on Mechanics of Integrated Structures and Materials in Advanced TechnologiesSubmitted by Nanshu Lu on Thu, 2013-01-31 18:24.
To submit abstracts (technical presentations only), please go to http://www.asmeconferences.org/Congress2013/Author/NewAbstract.cfm, and select Track 10, Topic 10-6 for this symposium. The submission deadline is Thursday, February 7, 2013.
2013 ASME IMECE Symposium on Multiphysics Simulations and Experiments for Solids (topic 10-33), Nov.15-21, San Diego, CA.Submitted by Dong Qian on Tue, 2013-01-29 15:49.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
On behalf of the co-organizers, I would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the symposium on Multiphysics Simulations and Experiments for Solids as part of the upcoming 2013 ASME IMECE conference to be held at San Diego, CA from November 15-21. This symposium is a continuation of the previous symposia that have been successfully organized in the previous ASME IMECE conferences.
Dear Colleague, we cordially invite you to participate in the Nanobrücken-Dresden Nanomechanical Testing Workshop at TU Dresden (Mar 20, 2013) and Fraunhofer IZFP Dresden (Mar 21-22, 2013). The workshop's main theme is nanomechanical testing applied to advanced materials and semiconductor devices, but the workshop is open to all aspects of nanomechanical research including in-situ experimentation and theory/simulation. The Call for Abstracts (Feb 8, 2013 submission deadline) and registration information can be found at the workshop's updated website: http://hysitron.com/nbdresden.
New Applications of Small-Scale Mechanical Testing: Half Day Tutorial at TMS 2013 Annual Meeting in San AntonioSubmitted by Dan Gianola on Sat, 2013-01-26 18:01.
Half-day Tutorial at 2013 TMS in San Antonio
New Applications of Small-Scale Mechanical Testing
The tutorial will start at 1pm Sunday, March 3rd and will discuss topics including:
• Nanoindentation Techniques
• Fatigue of thin films
• Testing at Elevated Temperatures
• Chemical and Environmental Effects
Atomistic simulations of the interactions of hydrogen with dislocations in fcc metals
Yizhe Tang and Jaafar A. El-Awady
Phys. Rev. B 86, 174102 (2012)