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Metallic and highly conducting two-dimensional atomic arrays of sulfur enabled by molybdenum disulfide nanotemplate

Element sulfur in nature is an insulating solid. While it has been tested that one-dimensional sulfur chain is metallic and conducting, the investigation on two-dimensional sulfur remains elusive. We report that molybdenum disulfide layers are able to serve as the nanotemplate to facilitate the formation of two-dimensional sulfur.


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Faculty positions at MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks candidates for faculty positions starting July 2018 or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. Appointments will be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. In special cases, a senior faculty appointment will be considered. Our department is committed to fostering interdisciplinary research that can address grand challenges facing our society.

Postdoctoral Opportunities at US Naval Research Laboratory

We are looking for Postdoctoral Fellows with computational mechanics background specializing in one or more of these areas: solid mechanics, wave-structure interaction, fatigue and corrosion induced structural damage.

Please check the attached flyer for details or visit


Thanks, Saikat Dey

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Postdoctoral Research Associate at Dartmouth

One postdoctoral fellow position in solid mechanics/biomechanics at Dartmouth is immediately available in the Chen group at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth ( The subjects of research include, but arre not limited to, cancer cell migration, mechanics of morphogenesis in embryos or plants, and/or bioinspired robots.

Three Research Studentships in Impact Mechanics (Computational Modelling, Experimentation and Engineering)


This studentship is being jointly offered by the University of Oxford and Rolls Royce plc under the EPSRC Industrial CASE award scheme.

The research will be focused on the development of novel numerical modelling methodologies for simulation of the response of titanium alloys to impact loading, as a part of a long term collaboration with designers of large gas turbine engines for civil aviation.

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Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering at University of Connecticut

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut is growing the faculty to develop existing strengths of the department and expand in exciting new directions. This year, the department invites applications for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions focused on developing innovative material systems, mathematical and computer modeling, as well as analysis and fabrication approaches in support of advanced and digital manufacturing, and with a strong emphasis on scientific rigor.

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[Extended Deadline: Oct. 22] 16th European Mechanics of Materials Conference (EMMC-16) Nantes, France, March 26-28, 2018

Dear Colleagues, 16th European Mechanics of Materials Conference (EMMC-16) will be held in Nantes, France,  March 26th-28th, 2018. As part of this meeting, we are organizing a session (S9) to bring together experts in modelling, simulation, manufacturing and experimental investigation in the field of Functional and architectured materials to present and discuss recent advances.

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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 at all ranks. Candidates are sought in all technical sub-disciplines of mechanical science and engineering, including design, thermosciences, solid and fluid mechanics, and dynamics and control, with particular interest in the broad application areas of manufacturing, energy and sustainability, and robotics and cyber-physical systems.

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Call For Abstracts: USNC/TAM 2018 Symposium "Growth and Remodeling of Living Matter"

Dear Colleagues:

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to Symposium: Growth and Remodeling of Living Matter, as part of the 18th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics  (USNCTAM 2018). The conference will be hosted by Northwestern University, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare from June 5 to June 9, 2018.  

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the area of mechanical behavior of advanced structural materials.  Although candidates at the assistant professor level are preferred, exceptionally well qualified candidates will be considered for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.

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(Reminder: Due 31st October) 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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Call for Abstracts: Symposium on “Mechanics of Energy and Energetic Materials” at SEM 2018 (Greenville, SC, June 4-7, 2018)

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to cordially invite you to submit an abstract to the 2018 Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Congress session on "Mechanics of Energy and Energetic Materials". The conference will be held in Greenville, SC from June 4-7, 2018. Abstracts are due October 26, 2017 via the website.

Mechanics of Energy and Energetic Materials

Experimentally validated multi-scale modelling scheme of deformation and fracture of cement paste

Our group has recently published a new paper on simulations and modelling of mechanical properties of cement paste in Cement and Concrete Research, the leading journal in the field. 


Estimation of three dimensional stresses based on ESL theory

In this research work, a new higher order shear theory has been developed and a new method is used to estimate interlaminar stresses using constitutive law.

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Reader, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer at Loughborough University, UK

The above positions are available at the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, UK.

Please consider the adverts and apply using the following web pages:

-          For Reader:

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A comprehensive investigation of natural convection inside a partially differentially heated cavity with a thin fin using two-set lattice Boltzmann distribution functions

Natural convection occurs in many engineering systems such as electronic cooling and solar collectors. Nusselt number (Nu) is one of the most important parameters in these systems that should be under control. This investigation is a comprehensive heat transfer analysis for partially differentially heated cavities with a small thin fin mounted on the hot wall of the cavity to increase or decrease the Nu. A Boussinesq approximation was utilized to model the buoyancy-driven flow.

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Mini-Symposium on "Mechanics and Physics of Solids and Structures" within ESMC2018, Bologna (Italy), July 2-6, 2018 (Abstract submission deadline: November 15th, 2017)

We would like to invite you to participate in the Mini-Symposium on "Mechanics and Physics of Solids and Structurese" within "ESMC2018 - 10th European Solid Mechanics Conference" in Bologna (Italy), July 2-6, 2018.

The deadline for abstract submission is November 15th, 2017.

Mini-symposium Organizers
Sebastien Neukirch (CNRS/UPMC),
Benoit Roman (CNRS/UPMC),
Keith Seffen (University of Cambridge),
Francesco Dal Corso (University of Trento)

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Bond-level Deformation Gradients and Energy Averaging in Peridynamics

This is the preprint of an article that will appear in JMPS (

Bond-level Deformation Gradients and Energy Averaging in Peridynamics

Timothy Breitzman (Air Force Research Laboratory), Kaushik Dayal (Carnegie Mellon University)


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Postdoc and PhD positions - UIC

We have immediate openings for candidates in the areas of a) computational solid mechanics and b) experimental biomechanics.

Candidates with strong background in numerical simulations (finite element analysis, high performance computing, ...) or previous strong experience in experimental characterization of materials are encouraged to apply. To be considered, please send CV with a cover letter, and copy of journal publications to

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Symposium on Recent Advances in Mechanical Metamaterials (18th USNC/TAM)

Dear Mechanicians,

You are cordially invited to submit your abstract (text 400 words) to our Symposium on Recent Advances in Mechanical Metamaterials (symposium 352) as part of the 18th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics that will be hosted by Northwestern University at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare from June 5 to June 9, 2018.

Abstract submission is open until November 10, 2017

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Ballistic penetration and fragmentation of brittle targets

The attached, to appear in I.J. Impact Engng., is an attempt to simplify such very complex calculations using an incubation time concept for defects coalescence, in the spirit of Tuler and Butcher and others.

By comparing the calculations and the experiments, it seems that the approach works nicely, produces realistic results, and most of all does not necessitate complex models with too many parameters of very sophisticated FE formulations.




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