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Electroelasticity of polymer networks

This work introduces a new microscopically-motivated model for the electromechanical response of elastomers:

The merit of this novel model is demonstrated in the following paper

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Postdoc Openings at CMU on Soft Multifunctional Materials

The Integrated Soft Materials Lab (SML) is accepting applications for postdoctoral appointments in the areas of soft-matter electronics and multifunctional materials. The postdoctoral researchers will lead efforts to develop composites and integrated soft material architectures for sensing and actuation in wearable, deformable, and shape-programmable systems.  Applications will focus on artificial skin and muscle for autonomous soft robots, prostheses, and wearable computing.  

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SES2016: Call for Abstract Submissions

Dear Colleagues,

The 53rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES2016) will be hosted by the University of Maryland (UMD) during 2-5 October 2016 (note the new conference date) at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.  

Ph.D. position in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Houston

There is a Ph.D. opportunity in my lab supported by the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Houston on the microstructure-sensitive description of the deformation and failure response of shape memory alloys. Applications are sought from self-motivated students with a strong background on solid mechanics and FEA simulations. Should you be interested in the position, please, email your CV to tbaxevan at central dot uh dot edu.

IIMEC 2016 summer school on "Advanced Material Systems: Experimentation and Modeling"

On behalf of the International Institute for Multifunctional Materials for Energy Conversion (IIMEC) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, we would like to announce a summer school on Advanced Material Systems: Experimentation and Modeling. The summer school will be held from July 3–9, 2016 on the Aristotle University campus in Thessaloniki, Greece. 

Comments made at “Mechanics, Education and Research Universities: Perspective for the 21st Century”

Comments made at a symposium to celebrate Choon Fong Shih on the occasion of his 70th birthday, held at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 200 Beacon Street, MA

Professor Da Hsuan Feng, Director of Global Affairs and Special Advisor to Rector, University of Macau

Two postdoc positions at Singapore University of Technology and Design

Our group has postdoctoral position openings supported by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)-Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) Centre for the projects of design and fabrication of soft robotics, and nano/micro fabrication.

We are seeking self-motivated postdoctoral researchers with a strong background on solid mechanics and FEA simulation, and hands-on experience in advanced manufacturing, 3D/4D printing, material preparation and characterization.

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PhD Studentship at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,UK in the Area of Peridynamics

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship on PERIDYNAMIC MODELLING in the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering at the University of Strathclyde under the supervision of Dr Julia Race and Dr Selda Oterkus.


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Polymer constitutive modelling: Formulation and computational aspects

  • This work formulates an elasto-viscoplastic model at finite strains.
  • A particularly efficient numerical integration algorithm is presented.
  • A closed-form analytical expression is derived for the consistent tangent operator.
  • The non-linear behaviour of polymers is captured in the numerical examples.
  • Quadratic rate of convergence is successfully achieved.
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Computational Biomechanics of a Subject-specific Brain: Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University

A Postdoctoral Fellowship is available at The Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering, in the area of Computational Brain Biomechanics under accelerative conditions. The goals include modeling the dynamic response of the brain and modeling subject-to-subject variability. The approach will develop computational head model using finite element method, considering advanced mathematical and computational techniques and up-to-date mechanics-based understanding of the brain biomechanics.

Mechanics, Education and Research Universities: Perspectives for the 21st Century

A Symposium to celebrate Choon Fong Shih on the occasion of his 70th birthday

Group photo I, Group photo II

11 May 2016, 5pm-7pm.  Reception at the Harvard Faculty Club (20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138)

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PhD and Postdoc Fellowships in Rock Mechanics at Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris France

The Rock Mechanics group at the laboratoire de Géologie of Ecole Normale Supérieure, in Paris France, is opening the following three positions:

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Geometry and mechanics of thin growing bilayers

Matteo Pezzulla, Gabriel P. Smith, Paola Nardinocchi, and Douglas P. Holmes, Soft Matter, 12, 4435-4442, (2016).


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New 2016 PhD call at IMT Lucca on cyberphysical systems and computational mechanics

The International 2016 call for PhD applications at IMT Lucca (Italy) is now open!


Applicants may apply online at:


For people interested in computational mechanics, please select the CSSE Track and specify MUSAM as the research unit to be enrolled in.


Postdoc position - wave dynamics/metamaterials

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow in the fields of mechanical engineering for a duration of 12 months in the wave dynamic lab ( at Beijing Institute of Technology in China. Any candidates with strong experience in wave dynamics of periodic structures, metamaterials and soft structures are welcome. Gross salary 30,000USD annually. 

PhD Position in experimental and theoretical damage mechanics

A fully funded PhD position for Fall 2016/ Spring 2017 is available in the area of experimental and computational damage mechanics at North Dakota State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Candidates are expected to (preferably) have a Master’s degree in Civil (Structures), mechanical, material science or any relevant engineering discipline with strong interest in mechanics, numerical methods, experimental techniques and programming.

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Business development and customer application engineer in digital image correlation at MatchID

A permanent position at MatchID - Metrology beyond colors- is open with a focus on digital image correlation, material identification and model validation.

 As a business development engineer you

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Two postdocs and two PhDs at UC San Diego and Cardiff University (UK)

Applications are sought for one Post-Doctoral Researcher at University of California, San Diego (USA) and one Post-Doctoral Researcher at Cardiff University (UK) and two PhDs (Cardiff) to join a very active cross-continental M2DO research lab. The primary research focus is to develop topology optimization for multiscale and multiphysics problems optimizing materials and structures. The research members are required to travel between US and UK regardless of their bases.  


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