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Tenure-track Faculty positions at Zhejiang University, China

Zhejiang University (ZJU) is one of the earliest and most prestigious universities in China. Department of Engineering Mechanics, taking comprehensive advantages of ZJU and School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, focuses on multidisciplinary research in Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Dynamics and Control. ZJU is seeking faculty candidates for its newly launched, highly competitive and well-funded “Hundred Talents Program” according to the tenure-track rules.

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Reading unfortunate Planck

Planck submitted his doctoral dissertation in 1879, at the age of 21. According to Planck’s autobiography, his dissertation elaborated on Clausius's entropy and its role in distinguishing reversible and irreversible processes. His dissertation failed to interest his professors, Helmholtz and Kirchhoff among them. Planck subsequently, as a young academic, applied the principle of the increase of entropy to analyze phases and ideal-gas mixtures.

Opening for a Sr Computational Modeling Engineer at Medtronic !

This exciting position is posted today.  We are looking for someone who has strong theoretical background in material constitutive modeling and has the ability to do user material coding and simulation automation through python/R/Matlab scripting.  Experience with shape-memory alloys is desired.  Below is the link:


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Nanobrücken 2016: A Nanomechanical Testing Workshop & Hysitron User Meeting

Nanobrücken 2016: A Nanomechanical Testing Workshop & Hysitron User Meeting will take place March 2nd - 4th, 2016 at the INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken, Germany. This will be the 6th edition of the now-annual Nanobrücken workshop series. 

As in the past, the workshop is open to all aspects of nanomechanical and nanotribological testing, including biomechanical, in-situ experimentation and theory/simulation.

Research Scientist Position in Singapore




Experimentally informed multi-scale modelling of mechanical properties of quasi-brittle nuclear graphite

Dear all,

Our group has just published a paper on experimentally-informed multi-scalle modelling of nuclear graphite in the journal of Engineering Fracture Mechanics. It can be of interest to anyone working on quasi-brittle fracture and materials such as graphite, concrete, rock, shale, or similar. It can be downloaded at:



Postdoctoral Associate Position at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University

A postdoctoral associate position is available at Department of Petorleum Engineering, Texas A&M University in the area of resistivity characterization of geomaterials. Experimental characterization at nano-scale will be combined with modeling techniques to get insight into electrical properties of geomaterials at fundamental length scales. Expected qualifications:A Ph.D. in materials science, civil engineering, geophysics or a related field is required.

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Multiple Postdoctoral/Research Engineer Positions at Masdar Institute in collaboration with MIT

Advanced Materials and 3D Printing Lab at Masdar Institute invites applications for Project-Postdoctoral Positions to work on a multi-disciplinary collaborative project funded by GASCO (ADNOC), Abu Dhabi.  Successful candidate(s) will work in the Institute Center for Energy (iEnergy) and will be based in Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) department at Masdar Institute.

Deadline extended - Melosh Competition - January 15

The 27th Annual "Robert J. Melosh" Competition for the best student paper on finite element analysis, will be held at Duke Univeristy on April 29, 2016. Please check the attached flyier if interested in participating. 

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Aneurysm rupture

Aneurysms are local dilations of the arterial wall that are prone to rupture with high mortality risks. The biochemical mechanism of the aneurysm development is not clear. The mechanical mechanism of the aneurysm rupture is not clear either. I attach three papers that study two possible mechanisms of the aneurysm rupture.

Mesoscale Constitutive Modeling of Non-Crystallizing Filled Elastomer

We have just published a new paper, 1st in the series, that presents a computational model to understand the microstructural changes in the filled elastomers as a consequence of mechanical forces. A heterogeneous (or multiphase) constitutive model at the mesoscale explicitly considering filler particle aggregates, elastomeric matrix and their mechanical interaction through an approximate interface layer is presented. An innovative lego-set method is discussed for generation of random microstructures that can be used for simple stochastic analysis.

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Extreme Multiscale Modeling - 53.8 Billion finite elements

In our recent Extreme Mechanics Letter, we present a simulation consisting of 53.8 Billion finite elements with 28.1 Billion nonlinear equations that is solved on 393,216 computing cores (786,432 threads). The excellent parallel performance of the computational homogenization solver is demonstrated by a strong scaling test from 4,096 to 262,144 cores.

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PhD Positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago - Fall 2016

Multiple PhD Positions in the areas of computational mechanics and biomechanics are availableAll qualified applicants are encouraged to send their CV with a brief description of research interests, and copy of their representative publications to

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Postdoctoral Fellow Position at the University of Illinois at Chicago

A postdoctoral position is available in the area of computational and experimental analysis of biological materials. The primary objective of this project is to use numerical and experimental methods to investigate the mechanical response of (bio-)composite structures. We are interested in applicants with expertise in the area of mechanics of materials and previous experience with computer programming (e.g. FORTRAN/C++), FEM, and multiscale modelling.

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Bending to power: mechanically rechargeable battery and mechanical energy harvester

Rechargeable batteries are usually charged by applied voltage. Here we demonstrate that mechanical bending can charge a thin-film lithium ion battery and removing the bending discharges the battery. Bending and relaxation (or bending in the opposite direction) thus realizes mechanically rechargeable battery, or more generally, mechanical energy harvester. 

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The injection of an elastic rod

What should be expected when an elastic rod is forced to slip inside a sliding sleeve and against an obstacle?

After buckling, configurational forces play a strong role, so that a force reversal is observed!

Enjoy the injection of an elastic rod at

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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW POSITION at UTA - Multiscale Computational Bio-mechanics

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW POSITION at Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington.


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5th Summer School on Computational Materials Science Across Scale

On behalf of the International Institute for Multifunctional Materials for Energy Conversion (IIMEC) and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M, we would like to announce the 5th Summer School on Computational Materials Science Across Scales. The 2016 IIMEC Summer School will be held from July 18 to July 29, 2016 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas. 

PhD Positions in Advanced Virtual Prototyping at the University of Manchester

I am currently recruiting new PhD students to join my research group at The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. The core focus of the group is advanced computing for engineering simulation. My research interests centre on extreme scale parallel computing, cloud computing and virtual reality simulation platforms, applied to scientific and engineering problems involving complex processes.

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Phase-transforming and switchable metamaterials

Phase-transforming and switchable metamaterials

Dian Yang, Lihua Jin, Ramses V Martinez, Katia Bertoldi, George M Whitesides, Zhigang Suo

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Buckling of Elastomeric Beams Enables Actuation of Soft Machines

Buckling of Elastomeric Beams Enables Actuation of Soft Machines

Dian Yang, Bobak Mosadegh, Alar Ainla, Benjamin Lee, Fatemeh Khashai, Zhigang Suo, Katia Bertoldi, George M Whitesides

PhD Position in Biomechanics at Heriot-Watt University

We look for a candidate with a strong background in Physics, Material Science/Mechanics, or Tissue Biomechanics. The candidate should hold a MSc or an equivalent degree in a strongly related field. Good spoken and written English is mandatory. The candidate must be a UK or EU resident. Any residency other than that cannot be accepted.


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