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)
Pre-straining effects on the power-law scaling of size-dependent strengthening in Ni single crystalsSubmitted by jelawady on Sat, 2013-01-26 17:30.
Pre-straining effects on the power-law scaling of size-dependent strengthening in Ni single crystals
Jaafar A. El-Awady, Michael D. Uchic, Paul A. Shade, Sang-Lan Kim, Satish I. Rao, Dennis M. Dimiduk, Christopher Woodward
Volume 68, Issues 3–4, February 2013, Pages 207–210
“Geometry and Simulation” supported by the Austrian Science Fund is searching for a PostDoc and PhD candidate with a strong background in computational methods for partial differential equations, numerical analysis, software development and scientific computing. More information about the National Research Network “Geometry and Simulation” can be found on the NRN web page http://www.gs.jku.at/index.shtml.
Molecular ferroelectrics are highly desirable for their easy and environmentally friendly processing, light weight, and mechanical flexibility. We found that diisopropylammonium bromide (DIPAB), a molecular crystal processed from aqueous solution, is a ferroelectric with a spontaneous polarization of 23 microcoulombs per square centimeter [close to that of barium titanate (BTO)], high Curie temperature of 426 kelvin (above that of BTO), large dielectric constant, and low dielectric loss. DIPAB exhibits good piezoelectric response and well-defined ferroelectric domains. These attributes make it a molecular alternative to perovskite ferroelectrics and ferroelectric
polymers in sensing, actuation, data storage, electro-optics, and molecular or flexible electronics.
Relationship between disease-specific structures of amyloid fibrils and their mechanical properties
Gwonchan Yoon, Young Gab Kim, Kilho Eom*, Sungsoo Na*
Authors: B. Kraus, R. Das, B. Banerjee
In this paper, a closed-form solution is presented for bending analysis of shape memory alloy (SMA) beams.
The Laboratory for Soil Mechanics (LMS) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) is looking for a Postdoctoral research fellow working on design and predictive modeling of real scale experiments for nuclear waste disposal. The foreseen activities include the implementation of advanced constitutive models developed at the LMS in a FE code and the implementation of 3D FE computations to simulate the repository behaviour.
On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, I would like to invite you to submit an abstract for the
SAE 2013 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition
October 1-3, 2013
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Tunable Tensile Ductility in Metallic Glasses
D.J. Magagnosc, R. Ehrbar, G. Kumar, M.R. He, J. Schroers, D.S. Gianola
Scientific Reports 3 (2013) 1096
The Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Department at Drexel University is seeking to fill multiple tenure-track faculty positions starting fall of 2013. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas:
1. Computational Solid Mechanics: Specific areas include, but are not limited to, emerging computational methods with emphasis on sub-continuum scale simulations and high performance computing for multiscale mechanics of novel materials.
It is our pleasure to invite you to attend and present your work in the symposium “Computational modeling of native and engineered cardiovascular tissue” (MS 2.4), organized as part of the 12th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics to be held in Raleigh, NC, July 22-25, 2013. A description of the symposium topics and scope can be found at http://12.usnccm.org/MS2_4 or in the attached file. Information about the conference and venue can be found at http://12.usnccm.org/. Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is February 15, 2013.
We look forward to hosting your presentations in Raleigh this summer.
Symposium on Mechanics of Phase Transforming and Multifunctional Materials at SES 2013 (Brown University, July 28 - 31)Submitted by Kaushik Dayal on Mon, 2013-01-21 03:07.
Call for Abstracts:
Call for Abstracts: Track 10-23 on “Mechanics of Electrochemical Energy Storage Materials” at IMECE 2013(San Diego, Nov 15-21)Submitted by Shuman_Xia on Mon, 2013-01-21 02:09.
You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to Track 10-23 on “Mechanics of Electrochemical Energy Storage Materials” at the ASME IMECE 2013, to be held Nov. 15-21, 2013, in San Diego, CA.
PACAM 2013 (Houston) has some limited funds which will
be used to provide partial support to participants from the USA. The financial support is provided by the
National Science Foundation and the University of Houston. The primary targets
of the travel scholarships are graduate students, post-docs and early career
researchers e.g. assistant professors. The deadline for receipt of the completed
scholarship application is 21st
The form is attached and will also be available in a few days on the PACAM website: http://www.conferencetoolbox.org/PACAMXIII/
We cordially invite you to participate in the minisymposium "Materials for Extreme Environments: Multi-Scale Experiments and Simulations" at the 50th Society of Engineering Science Annual Technical Meeting (http://www.brown.edu/Conference/ses2013/). The Meeting will be held at Brown University, RI, USA during July 28-31, 2013.
The Superior Councils for Science and Technological Development of Chile will
call on April for the FONDECYT Postdoctoral Grants Competition.
The available grants are for 2 or 3 years. The applicants must have obtained
their Doctorate degrees approximately between July of 2010 and the end of
September of 2013 (the exact dates will appear in the page of the agency later
The closing date for applications is Monday Feb 18, 2013
Two-phase electrochemical lithiation in amorphous silicon
Jiangwei Wang, Yu He, Feifei Fan, Xiao-Hua Liu, Shuman Xia, Yang Liu, Thomas Harris, Hong Li, Jian Yu Huang, Scott X. Mao, and Ting Zhu
Nano Letters, Publication Date (Web): January 16, 2013
In-situ TEM of two-phase lithiation of amorphous silicon nanospheres
Matthew T. McDowell, Seok Woo Lee, Justin T. Harris, Brian A. Korgel, Chongmin Wang, William D. Nix, and Yi Cui
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at
El Paso is seeking a highly motivated and experienced graduate student
as a paid research assistant (RA) in our new Ph.D. program in Biomedical
Engineering for the Fall of 2013 or sooner if key applicant is found.
Research will be conducted in the newly established musculoskeletal
biomechanics laboratory in our new Biomedical Engineering Building.
Please consider to attend the symposium entitled "Lithium ion batteries - when chemistry meets mechanics" at the occasion of the Joint Society of Engineering Science (SES) 50th Annual Technical Meeting and ASME-AMD Annual Summer Meeting, July 28-31, 2013, at Brown University.
The description of the symposium is attached below.