We are looking for PhD candidates to study interfaces in SiC/SiC fiber composites. The project is in collaboration with CEA and Centre des Matériaux, MINES ParisTech under the supervision of Marie-Hélène Berger (MINES ParisTech), Cédric Sauder (DMN/SRMA/LTMEX) and Sylvie Poissonnet (DMN/SRMP).
Title : "Influence of Carbone interphases in SiC/SiC composites based on Hi-Nicalon S and Tyranno SA3 fibers"
Multiple post-doctoral positions in the field of modeling, simulation, assessment and optimization of multi-functional materialsSubmitted by jenda_z on Fri, 2013-05-03 06:26.
The Czech Technical University in Prague - University Center for Energy Efficient Buildings offers nine post-doctoral positions in the field of modeling, simulation, assessment and optimization of multi-functional materials and structures.
Start date: as soon as possible after 21 June 2013, until all positions are filled
Contract duration: until 30 June 2015 (with a critical evaluation after the first year)
The present project integrates nine different topics, each of which will be supervised by a mentor from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. The particular topics include
Electroactive soft elastomers require huge electric field for a meaningful actuation. We demonstrate, by means of numerical simulation, that this can be dramatically reduced and large deformations can be achieved with suitably designed heterogeneous actuators. The mechanism by which the enhancement is attained is illustrated with the aid of both idealized and periodic models.
There is a PhD opening in the Dept of Civil Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at the University of Arizona to work with Professor Katerina E. Aifantis. The research topic is not defined yet, but will be in the area of continuum mechanics at the nanoscale. A bachelor in engineering is required and a master's would be preferred. The start date will be in mid August but the position needs to be filled as soon as possible. Those interested can contact email@example.com
In today's (May 2) issue of Nature, we report a recent achievement in applying mechanics principles of stretchable electronics and optics to create biologically inspired artificial compound eye cameras. It was also highlighted in the Nature News & Views, "Optical devices: Seeing the world through an insect's eyes".
Dear Colleagues, Co-Workers and Friends,
It gives me great pleasure to announce that the 23rd International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials (IWCMM23) will take place in Singapore, Oct 2-5, 2013.
Ju Liu, from the University of Texas at Austin, is the 2013 Melosh Medalist for his paper "A Thermodynamically Consistent Algorithm for Liquid-Vapor Phase Transitions in Complex Geometries". Please join me in congratulating Ju!
NUMISHEET 2014 (http://www.numisheet2014.org) will be held at “Hilton on the Park” in Melbourne,
Australia January 6-10, 2014. On behalf of this conference, we would like to invite you to submit an
abstract to the following mini-symposium:
New and established standard test methods for sheet metals, and their
"off-label use" in research
We are seeking to hire outstanding candidates for a post-doctoral research position in
the Koslowski’s group at Purdue University to work on dislocation dynamics and/or
continuum modeling of plasticity. The project involves developing and applying
numerical methods to study creep and plastic deformation in nano and ultrafine
crystalline materials. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to interact with a
Soft materials, such as polymers, foams, gels, granular materials, liquids, and colloids, as well as biological tissues, are known for their low stiffness against mechanical or multi-physics loads. Many of these materials are active: they respond to environmental stimuli in the form of large deformation. Engineering applications increasingly demand accurate way of characterizing and predicting of the multiphysics behaviors of these materials. With the focus on computational methodologies, this mini symposium aims at bringing together researchers working on mechanics of soft materials to exchange recent advances and to inspire new ideas.
Multiscale modeling and simulations are very important and challenging in studying the structural materials and mechanics at different length scales, and paves the way for the future research in large-scale materials that are of both scientific and industrial importance. We cordially invite you to participate in the Asia Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics (APCOM) 2013 and give a talk in our minisymposium MS99 entitled “Multiscale Modeling: from quantum to continuum”. The Congress will be held in Singapore, from December 11 to 14, 2013. The abstract is due on Apr 30th 2013.
Experienced Researcher Fellowship / Post Doc position - Characterisation of powder properties using DEM (IPROCOM)Submitted by marigom on Mon, 2013-04-22 10:50.
Experienced Researcher Fellowship / Post Doc position - Characterisation of powder properties using DEM.
Marie Curie Initial Training Network – IPROCOM
Johnson Matthey Technology Centre, Billingham, UK
£ - Very Competitive
2 years, to start by 1st October 2013
Mini-symposium 'Cyclic Plasticity Models for Sheet Metal Forming' - NUMISHEET 2014 - Deadline ExtensionSubmitted by Kyriakos Kourousis on Sat, 2013-04-20 07:20.
An exciting new research position for a Postdoctoral Research Associate is
now available in a project funded by the Australian Research Council, led by Professor Itai
Einav and Dr Luming
Shen. The project is to study fragmentation waves in granular materials,
applicable in geosciences, and in engineering problems of material mining,
petroleum processes, and pharmaceutical operations.
PRL 110, 168101 (2003) http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v110/i16/e168101
7th International Conference on Fracture of Polymers, Composites and Adhesives (ESISTC4 2014)- First AnnouncementSubmitted by Laure Ballu on Wed, 2013-04-17 15:06.
The 7th International Confeence on Fracture of Polymers, Composites and Adhesives will take place from 14-18 September 2014, Eurotel Victoria, Les Diablerets, Switzerland.
We are inviting papers in the areas reflecting the current and future of TC4: Polymers, Application of fracture mechanics, Adhesives, composites.
Abscract submission page now open. For more information, go to http://www.esistc4conference.com
Professor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski (University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign) will give a short course on Mechanics of Random and
Fractal Materials and Structures at the EMI 2013 Conference on August 4 at Northwestern
University (http://www.emi2013.northwestern.edu/ ). For details, visit http://www.asce.org/emi/News/Headlines/2013/Short-Course---Mechanics-of-Random-and-Fractal-Materials-and-Structures/ .
Call for Applications: Assistant Professor in Metallurgy at Centre des Matériaux, MINES ParisTech
The Centre des Matériaux is located in Evry (35 km south from Paris) and is a research laboratory of
Mines Paris Tech in association with CNRS (UMR 7633). It employs about 200 persons including 29 staff
researchers, 50 technicians and engineers, 86 PhD students and 14 post-docs. Research fields include
microstructural characterization, mechanical testing and numerical simulations in mechanics, metallurgy
and physical chemistry. The offer corresponds to a 3 years tenure track position (assistant professor)
possibly leading to a permanent position.
Baoxing Xu and Xi Chen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 156103(2013) and the accompanying Physics Focus: Pushing a fullerene through a nantube
Two Ph.D. positions are now available for January 2014 or September 2014 on computational materials sciene in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Unviersity of Manitoba. The potential student will work on the mechanical properties in nanoglass and crystalline/amorphous composites. Students with strong interests in atomistic simulations (MD, ab inito, monte carlo, etc.), good programming skills (C, Fortran, etc.), and experimental skills in nanomechanical test (e.g., nanoindentation) are encouraged to apply. International applicants please convert your GPA of last 60 credits (normally your MSc and part of your BSc) to a 4.5 scale according to the following guidelines: