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2019 EMI International Conference at INSA of Lyon, France – Call for Mini-Symposia Proposals

The Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE, EMI, is pleased to announce its 2019 EMI International Conference to be held on July 3-5, 2019at INSA of Lyon, Villeurbanne, France. The conference will be chaired by Prof. Ali Daouadji (INSA of Lyon) and will be a forum to present the newest findings and to depict the future development of Engineering Mechanics and Mechanical Sciences, understood in the broadest sense.

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Faculty Opening in Cornell University Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University seeks candidates for tenure-track faculty positions. Of particular interest are candidates in the areas of Solid Mechanics and Materials, Fluid and Thermal Sciences, Haptics, and Design, although applications aligned with any of the School’s strategic disciplines/applications will be considered. 

Early Stage Researcher: PhD/Research Engineer Vacancy - Biomechanics - Luxembourg

Synopsys NE Ltd ( invites applications for an Early Stage Researcher position (Doctoral Candidate) as part of the Rapid Biomechanics and Simulation for Personalized Clinical Design (RAINBOW) MCSA European Training Network. RAINBOW is funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

Early Stage Researcher: PhD/Research Engineer Vacancy - Biomechanics

Synopsys NE Ltd ( invites applications for an Early Stage Researcher position (Doctoral Candidate) as part of the Rapid Biomechanics and Simulation for Personalized Clinical Design (RAINBOW) MCSA European Training Network. RAINBOW is funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

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Faculty positions in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NC State

North Carolina State University (NC State) invites applications and nominations for one or more tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE). Appointments will be targeted at the Assistant Professor level with the expected start date in Fall 2019. Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or other closely related fields, before the start date of the position. The search will be conducted in the following three areas:

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Call for Abstracts: Mach Conference - Architected Materials

Please consider submitting an abstract to the Symposium Architected Materials: Design, Fabrication and Characterization for the 2019 Mach Conference which will take place on April 3-5 in Annapolis, MD.

The deadline for abstract submission is November 1.

Organizers: Stavros Gaitanaros (JHU), Jamie Guest (JHU), Jordan Raney (UPenn)

AMD Newsletter 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached the new 2018 issue of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division Newsletter. Featured highlights include:

  • Applied Mechanics Executive Committee (2017-2018)
  • Message from the Chair
  • ASME/AMD Medals & Awards
  • Timoshenko Banquet Speech
  • News from the Technical Committees
  • News from the ASME-AMD Journals
  • Other Awards, News, and Announcements

Hope you enjoy the update from our vibrant Mechanics community.

Best Regards,

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Faculty openings in Mechanical Engineering MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks candidates for faculty positions starting September 2019 or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. Appointment will be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level.

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Post-doc position on brain modelling in Oxford

This is a quick advert to let you know about a post-doctoral research assistant (PDRA) with me. It is a 2-year research position with possible extension depending on funding and performance (see below for details).More positions will be available in future years.  The PDRA will develop innovative techniques for brain modelling.

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Flaw sensitivity

I now include this paper in my course on fracture mechanics.

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On mixed-mode fracture mechanics models for contact area reduction under shear load in soft materials

The fundamental problem of friction in the presence of macroscopic adhesion, as in soft bodies, is receiving interest from many experimentalists. Since the first fracture mechanics 'purely brittle' model of Savkoor and Briggs, models have been proposed where the mixed mode toughness is interpreted with phenomenological fitting coefficients introducing weaker coupling between modes than expected by the "purely brittle" model.

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(Due 30th November, 2018) 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.

Faculty Position - Department of Electrical Engineering - Stanford University

The Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor) in the broadly defined field of electrical and computer engineering. The department is especially interested in candidates in robotics, autonomous systems, embedded systems, signal processing, control, optimization, and machine learning.

20 PhD students in Data-driven Computational Modelling

Dear colleagues, 

Luxembourg FNR is funding 20 PhD students

Please contact the principal investigators. See attachment.


Stéphane P.A. BORDAS

Postdoc openings in modeling of additive manufacturing at the National University of Singapore

Dr. Wentao Yan's group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, focuses on metal additive manufacturing: computational modeling, experimental validation and data analytics.

There are openings for postdoctoral fellows with competitive salary, available immediately. The initial contract will be 1 year, and can be extended on mutual agreement.


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Hydrogel Interferometry for Ultrasensitive and Highly Selective Chemical Detection

Dear Colleagues,

Here you can find our recent paper about hydrogel sensor for chemical detection.

Hydrogel Interferometry for Ultrasensitive and Highly Selective Chemical Detection

Authors: Mo Sun, Ruobing Bai, Xingyun Yang, Jiaqi Song, Meng Qin, Zhigang Suo, Ximin He


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Plasticity implies the Volterra formulation: an example

 A demonstration through an example is given of how the Volterra dislocation formulation in linear elasticity can be viewed as a (formal) limit of a problem in plasticity theory. Interestingly, from this point of view the Volterra dislocation formulation with discontinuous displacement, and non-square-integrable energy appears as a large-length scale limit of a smoother microscopic problem. This is in contrast to other formulations using SBV functions as well as the theory of Structured deformations where the microscopic problem is viewed as discontinuous and the smoother plasticity formulation appears as a homogenized large length-scale limit.

The influence of anisotropic surface stresses and bulk stresses on defect thermodynamics in LiCoO2 nanoparticles

The demand for higher specific capacity and rate capability has led to the adoption of nanostructured electrodes for lithium-ion batteries. At these length scales, surface effects gain an appreciable impact not only on the electrochemical and mechanical behavior of the electrode material, but also on defect thermodynamics. The focus of this study is the distribution of surface-induced bulk stresses in a LiCoO2 nanoparticle and their impact on the migration of Li vacancies. LiCoO2 is a prototypical cathode material, where the diffusion of Li is mediated by the vacancy mechanism.

Postdoc position on numerical simulation of material deposition

A postdoc position is available immediately at Department of Chemical Eingeering in Universisty of Alabama. The project is focused on the numerical simulation of electrochemical growth of metals in confirmed geometry. 

The candidate should: 1. have a PhD degree in a STEM field; 2. be available soon; 3. have a strong background in numerical simulation with matlab, fortran, COMSOL, or other similar softwares; 4. preferably have experience in fluidics, or fluid mechanics; 5. be self-motivated and have good verbal and writing communication skills. 


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