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Recipients of 2016 Extreme Mechanics Letters (EML) Young Investigator Award

I am pleased to announce that Prof. Robert Shepherd from Cornell University and Prof. Kejie Zhao from Purdue University have been voted by the award committee as the recipients of the 2016 EML Young Investigator Award.

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Call for Nominations for the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty

It is my pleasure to solicit nominations for the "Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty". This award, launched in 2012, is given annually 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. While interdisciplinary work that bridges mechanics with physics, chemistry, biology and other disciplines is encouraged, the ideal awardee will demonstrate clear inspiration from mechanics in his/her research.

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Elastic Microplane Formulation for Transversely Isotropic Materials

Our recent work investigates the extension of the microplane formulation to the description of transversely isotropic materials such as shale rock, foams, unidirectional composites, and ceramics. Two possible approaches are considered: 1) the spectral decomposition of the stiffness tensor to define the microplane constitutive laws in terms of energetically orthogonal eigenstrains and eigenstresses; and 2) the definition of orientation-dependent microplane elastic moduli.

Microstructure modeling of random composites with cylindrical inclusions having high volume fraction and broad aspect ratio distribution

We proposed a computational methodology for generating microstructure models of random composites with cylindrical or sphero-cylindrical inclusions having high volume fraction and broad aspect ratio distribution. The proposed methodology couples the random sequential adsorption (RSA) algorithm and dynamic finite element (FE) simulations. It uses RSA to generate sparse inclusion assemblies of low volume fraction and subsequently utilizes dynamic FE simulation for inclusion packing to achieve high volume fractions.

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Open ended PhD opportunity at Cranfield University for the UK/EU students

Hi there, 

I have got an opening to work towards a PhD degree in the topic of your choosy (the opportunity is funded) as long as it lies in the area of mechanics and as long as you are a UK/ EU national.

Alternatively, I have a range of topic to suggest. Please get back to me if you wish to grab this golden opportunity.

The guaranteed tax free montly stipend is about 17,000 GBP per annum. Anything on top will be a bonus based on the merit.


Saurav Goel



5-Year Career Development Fellowship at Oxford

5-Year Career Development Fellowship (CDF) at Balliol College in the University of Oxford. Closes: 12th October 2016. Details below:

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Doctorate of Engineering (DE) student positions is available for Spring/Summer 2017

A Doctorate of Engineering (DE) student position is available for Spring/Summer 2017 in Mechanical Engineering. The applicants are required to be specialized in solid mechanics and be well-familier with finite element methods. The positions involves multi-scale modeling of friction at high temperature and are directed by Multiscale Contact Mechanics and Tribology Laboratory at Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, USA.

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2 Ph.D Positions in TU Darmstadt (Germany)

Ph.D Position 1: viscoelastic and electromechanical behavior of porous ferroelectrets

 At the Division of Mechanics of Functional Materials in the institute of Materials Science, TU Darmstadt a Ph.D position is to be filled as soon as possible. The position is scheduled for three years.

 Tasks and Opportunities

Postdoctoral Researcher: Mechanical Modeling of Composite Structures at National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Postdoctoral Researcher: Mechanical Modeling of Composite Structures

Location: CO - Golden

Position Type: Postdoc (Fixed Term)

Hours Per Week: 40


Job Summary

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SES2016: Banquet plenary speaker announced

Dear Colleagues, 

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Mihail C. Roco of National Science Foundation and National Nanotechnology Initiative will be the SES2016 banquet plenary speaker. 

Nanotechnology and Other Grand Challenges in the United States

Mihail C. Roco

Simpleware 2016.09 Webinar, Sep 20th and 21st 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016: 5:00 PM UK (USA: 9:00 AM PDT, 12:00 PM EDT)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016: 8:00 AM UK (Europe: 9:00 AM - Tokyo: 4:00 PM - Sydney: 5:00 PM)

Is machine learning a research priority now in mechanics?

Hi all,

I  know that the study and application of machine learning/artificial intelligence are somehow popular nowadays, in a general academia. I happen to be interested in that. I found people use this tool to predict crystal structure in material science, to characterize molecule structure in chemistry. The first impression is that the machanince learning helps to deal with the raw data, to constitute empirical models etc. However, there are not as many published works as I imagine, on the application of machine learning in mechanics.

Senior Structural simulation engineer with management skills, Robert Bosch

Position Title: Senior structural simulation engineer with management skills
Location: Bosch Viet Nam
No of open positions: 1, only applicable for Vietnamese or anyone who are having working permit to be able to work in Vietnam

Contact Manager: Khuong Anh Dung,

 Perform FEA simulations for mechanical products
 Responsible for the high quality project deliverables on-time
 Owning the responsibility of projects/tasks/process assigned
 Mentor and guide junior engineers

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Crack tip mesh size - Interface cracks ?

Choose a channel featured in the header of iMechanica: 

Hello everybody,

                   I am working on FE Simulation of interface cracks. To this end, I use modified VCCT, CSDEM and other such methods to determine mesh independent strain energy release rate (G) and Mode mixity (ψ). Now I have a fundamental doubt.

Postdoctoral position in Experimental Mechanics in the Franck Lab at Brown University

There is an opening for a post-doctoral position in Prof. Christian Franck's group (Franck Lab) starting January/February 2017 (exact dates are flexible). The scope of the particular research project entails development of new 2, and 3D soft matter cavitation experiments using high-speed imaging, and digital image (volume) correlation techniques along with image reconstruction (and potentially interferometry) techniques.



1) Ph.D. in mechanics, or applied physics. 

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Postdoc position at CSIRO - microstructure modelling

There is a post-doc position at pretigious CSIRO laboratories in Melbourne, Australia. My friend Dayalan Gunasegaram from CSIRO asked me to post this on Imechanica for those of you who may be interested in applying. The link for the position is:

I also included the position details below:

The Position

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Postdoctoral Position at Georgia Institute of Technology

There is an opening for a post-doctoral position in Prof. Phanish Suryanarayana’s group starting October/November 2016. The objective of the research project is to develop a new parallel formulation and implementation of Density Functional Theory (DFT) for large-scale calculations, and then apply it to lithium-ion battery anode-electrolyte systems.

Call for Nominations for ASME Applied Mechanics Division Awards (approaching deadline)


Dear Colleagues,

We wanted to alert you of the approaching deadline for the nomications of the awards of the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): October 1st, 2016.

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PhD position on the mechanics of living epithelial materials in Barcelona

We are seeking applications for a PhD position at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech, Spain. The applicant will develop mathematical models, perform numerical simulations, and closely interact with experimental collaborators to quantitatively understand various aspects of single cells and epithelial tissues, pertinent to mechanobiology and to the mechanics of living materials.

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Davide Bigoni and Oleg Kirillov co-ordinate the CISM-AIMETA Advanced School on
The course will be held at CISM in Udine on April 10-14 2017

Invited Lecturers

Davide Bigoni - Università di Trento, Italy

6 lectures on: The experimental realization of follower forces and the
evidence of flutter and divergence instability. How to experimentally
attack the problem of the Ziegler paradox. Flutter and friction. Flutter
in continuous media: the case of granular materials.


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