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PhD positions in Mechanical Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal

Three graduate student positions are available at Polytechnique Montréal in the field of fire resistance of composite materials. The use of materials based on lightweight composite and aluminum, although common in other parts of the aircraft, remains a challenge around the engines because of the fire resistance prescribed by certification requirements. The present project focuses on the use of such materials for the manufacturing of fan cases and bypass ducts for turbofan aircraft engines.

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MIT Faculty Positions in Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) invites applications for several tenure-track faculty positions to begin July 2016 or thereafter. Appointments will be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. In special cases, a senior faculty appointment may be possible.  We will consider exceptional candidates in all areas related to Civil and Environmental Engineering.  Further information about the department can be found at

Two PhD openings in Mechanical Engineering at Mississippi State University

There are two PhD openings in Dr. Lei Chen’s group to study computational mechanics and microstructure modelling starting from spring 2016 or fall 2016 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, at Mississippi State University. Visiting students or scholars are also welcome.

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Faculty Positions in Mechanical Science and Engineering at UIUC

The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for multiple faculty positions in all ranks.  Emphasis is on the areas of manufacturing, materials, and computational science; however, excellent candidates will be considered in all areas related to mechanical science and engineering.  Successful candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain active research programs, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession. 

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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Space/Astronautics, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, The University of Alabama

The Department of Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics (AEM) at The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in areas related to space and astronautics. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will join the faculty at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor, although exceptional candidates may be considered for higher rank depending upon experience and qualifications.

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The Weak Compatibility Equations of Nonlinear Elasticity and the Insufficiency of the Hadamard Jump Condition for Non-Simply Connected Bodies

We derive the compatibility equations of L2 displacement gradients on non-simply-connected bodies. These compatibility equations are useful for non-smooth strains such as those associated with deformations of multi-phase materials. As an application of these compatibility equations, we study some configurations of different phases around a hole and show that, in general, the classical Hadamard jump condition is not a sufficient compatibility condition.

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Call for Abstracts: Symposium on “Mechanics of Energy and Energetic Materials” at SEM 2016 (Buena Vista, FL, June 6-9, 2016)

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to cordially invite you to submit an abstract to the 2016 Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Congress session on “Mechanics of Energy and Energetic Materials”. The conference will be held in Buena Vista, FL from June 6–9, 2016. Abstracts are due October 5, 2015 via the website.

Mechanics of Energy and Energetic Materials

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Invitation for Abstracts: Computational Mechanics Symposium at EMI 2016 (Vanderbilt)

Dear Colleagues

I would like to make you aware of a computational solid mechanics minisymposium being organized for the 2016 EMI-PMC conference at Vanderbilt University, May 22-25, 2016:

MS 15: Computational Methods and Applications for Solid and Structural Mechanics 

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postdoctoral position - phase field modeling

A postdoctoral research associate position is available immediately in the Computational Materials & Mechanics Laboratory at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla),

Candidates need to have a strong background in Phase Field Modeling (PFM).

Interested candidates should send their CV and two to three of their journal articles (in PFM area) to Prof. Zaeem at

Call for Nominations for the Zdeněk P. Bažant Medal for Failure and Damage Prevention

EMI, the Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE, is pleased to announce that the ASCE Board of Direction has established the Zdenek P. Bazant Medal for Failure and Damage Prevention.  This award was established to honor Zdeněk P. Bažant, Ph.D., S.E., NAS, NAE, Hon.M.ASCE, a recognized expert in the field of analytical and computational modeling of failure of quasi-brittle materials.

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High damage tolerance of electrochemically lithiated silicon

Wang, X. et al. High damage tolerance of electrochemically lithiated silicon. Nature Communications 6:8417 doi: 10.1038/ncomms9417 (2015).


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EMI Mini-symposium for Computational Geomechanics

Dear colleagues, 

I am writing to invite you to submit abstract to the Computational Geomechanics mini-symposium at the EMI Vanderbilt conference, from May 22th to 26th, 2016. The mini-symposium is co-organized by myself, Prof. Qiushi Chen, Prof. Xiayu Song, Dr. Joshua White, Prof. Richard Regueiro, Prof. Jose Andrade, Prof. Majid Manzaril and Prof. Ronaldo Borja.

The deadline for the abstract submission is Oct 15th, 2015. 

More information can be found at URL below: 

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Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering at Boston University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in biomechanics, to begin Fall 2016. This position is at the level of Assistant Professor.   The department seeks to build upon its core strength in mechanical engineering as well as its collaborative research areas in mechanics of biological materials and soft materials.

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Peptide–Graphene Interactions Enhance the Mechanical Properties of Silk Fibroin Studies reveal that biomolecules can form intriguing molecular structures with fascinating functionalities upon interaction with graphene. Then, interesting questions arise. How does silk fibroin interact with graphene? Does such interaction lead to an enhancement in its mechanical properties?

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On the origins of the idea of the multiplicative decomposition of the deformation gradient

Usually the multiplicative decomposition of deformation gradient in finite plasticity is (incorrectly) attributed to Lee and Liu (1967). This short note discusses the origins of this idea, which go back to the late 1940s. We explain that the first explicit mention of this decomposition appeared a decade earlier in the work of Bilby, et al. (1957) and Kröner (1959). While writing this note I found out that Bruce Bilby passed away a couple of years ago at the age of 91.

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PhD/Postdoctoral position@KIT (Germany) on phase-field modeling of polycrystalline evolution in geological veins

GEOLAB, a joint initiative of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany), Helmholtz
centers for Environmental Research (UFZ) and Geosciences (GFZ,Potsdam) invite applications
for a PhD/Postdoc candidate position (Salary scale TV-L E13).

International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials XI

The eleventh biennial International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials will be held in scenic Cape Cod at The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, Massachusetts from the 18-24 September 2016. This prestigious and long running conference will bring together delegates from around the world to discuss how to characterize, predict, and analyze the fatigue damage of structural materials.

Open Position: Professor of Composite Materials

We are looking for you to join FHNW University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland at the Institute of Polymer Engineering in Windisch, Switzerland at the earliest possible date as a Professor of Composite Materials.

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EML Special Issue on Mechanics in Energy Materials

Now receiving new submissions for the special issue on mechanics in energy materials.

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Fracture mechanics of shape memory alloys: review and perspectives

Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are intermetallic alloys displaying recoverable strains that can be an order of magnitude greater than in traditional alloys due to their capacity to undergo a thermal and/or stress-induced martensitic phase transformation. Since their discovery, the SMA industry has been dominated by products for biomedical applications with geometrically small feature sizes, especially endovascular stents.


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