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Job position at GEM in Princeton, NJ

Global Engineering and Materials, Inc. (GEM) is looking for candidates to fill a position of Research Engineer. Please refer to the attached file for detailed information. Thanks!

post-doctoral position in the following areas: blood compatibility and design/development of blood contacting medical devices - University of Maryland

The Artificial Organs Laboratory at the Department of Surgery of the University of Maryland seeks highly motivated individuals for a post-doctoral research associate position in the following areas: blood compatibility and design/development of blood contacting medical devices. The lab is conducting applied cardiovascular research, engaged in research and development of blood-contacting artificial organs and biologic responses to these devices.

Professor of Mechanics

The Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering ( at the ETH Zurich invites applications for a full professorship in Mechanics.

Symposium on Geomaterials: Poromechanics and Failure at EMI International Conference, Hong Kong January 7-9,2015

Dear Colleagues, 

We are currently organizing a Symposium on Geomaterials: Poromechanics and Failure, for the upcoming EMI International Conference  "Mechanics for Civil Engineers Against Natural Hazards" in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, from January 7th to 9th, 2015. 

We would like to invite submission for abstracts on modeling, characterization, and experimental studies on geomaterials for disaster prevention (landslides, earthquake) and for problems related to new energy applications (e.g. fracking, induced seismic events). 

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Modeling of Localized Inelastic Deformation 2014

Dear colleagues,

I would like to bring to your attention the advanced course on Modeling of localized inelastic deformation that will be taught by Milan Jirasek in Prague, Czech Republic on 15-19 September 2014. More detailed information on the course is posted at We are looking forward to seeing you in Prague!

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Postdoc position in computational geomechanics at Durham University

We have EPSRC funding for a 39 month project modelling seabed ploughing (for cable and pipeline installation) starting in October 2014. We are recruiting two postdocs one in computational geomechanics (based at Durham, details here, closing August 4th) and another in experimental geomechanics (based at Dundee, details here).

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Society of Engineering Science Call for Award Nominations


The Society of Engineering Science (SES) oversees several awards and honors to members and eminent scholars of the field. A total of five medals are offered on an annual basis as well as election to Fellow grade of the Society. The awards are: A.C. Eringen Medal, Engineering Science Medal, William Prager Medal, G.I. Taylor Medal and the SES Young Investigator Medal.

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Ferroelectric Switching of Elastin

Please see our recent paper in PNAS if you are interested.


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Electromechanical deformation of dielectric elastomer in two types of pre-stretch

A pre-stretched dielectric elastomer is capable of large deformation, when subject to voltage. This paper investigates the effect of two types of pre-stretch: by strain and by stress. The difference is compared and discussed using thermodynamics models. The significance of the pre-stretch in actuation is explained by examining the true stress in actuation. Under both pre-stretch strategies, during the actuation, the dielectric elastomer exhibits hysteresis loops due to snap-through but differs in shape and physical quantity.

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Three interesting, recent books

Dear friends:

I’d like to bring to your attention three recently published books that I have read. The following are a few words about each book in the order that I read them.

1) “Vito Volterra” by A. Guerraggio and G. Paoloni

'Influence of factors unrelated to environmental quality on occupant satisfaction in LEED and non-LEED certified buildings'

The article from Building and Environment featured in this piece 'Influence of factors unrelated to environmental quality on occupant satisfaction in LEED and non-LEED certified buildings' by Stefano Schiavon and Sergio Altomonte, can be viewed freely until 31 August 2014

What is the importance of strain rate on structural response under blast load?

What is the importance of strain rate on structural response under blast load?

This and other issues are discussed in the recent paper from Stochino F. and Carta G.:

“SDOF models for reinforced concrete beams under impulsive loads accounting for strain rate effects”, DOI: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2014.05.022, Nuclear Engineering and Design 276, (2014), 74-86.

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Call for Student Paper Travel Award Proposals for ASME IMECE Montreal 2014

Please see attached for the announcement of the annual ASME IMECE 2014 (Montreal) student paper and travel award competition

Computational Mechanics of Materials - Post Doc Position

The Microstructure Testing and Analysis Laboratory at Purdue University, School of Mechanical Engineering is seeking a highly qualified candidate for a Postdoctoral Research Associate
position in the area of Computational Mechanics of Materials. This position is available immediately.

Ph.D. position in Mechanics of Advanced Multifunctional Materials - Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Ph.D./Master position in the field of mechanics of materials is available at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. The position starts on Oct. 1, 2014 or soon thereafter. Excellent candidates with deep knowledge in nonlinear elasticity, experience in finite element simulations, and/or with strong experimental background are encouraged to apply. Our group employs a mix of theoty, numerical simulations and experiments combined with 3D printing.

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The Geometry of Discombinations and its Applications to Semi-Inverse Problems in Anelasticity

The geometric formulation of continuum mechanics provides a powerful approach to understand and solve problems in anelasticity where an elastic deformation is combined with a non-elastic component arising from defects, thermal stresses, growth effects, or other effects leading to residual stresses. The central idea is to assume that the material manifold, prescribing the reference configuration for a body, has an intrinsic, non-Euclidean, geometric structure. Residual stresses then naturally arise when this configuration is mapped into Euclidean space.

Masters/Ph.D position available

 On behalf

 A fully funded Masters or Ph.D student position is available @ Monash University, Malaysia Campus. The project will be supervised by Dr.Ean Hin OOI ( ). Kindly email your enquiries to


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