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PhD Studentship in Mechanics of Lightweight Structural Protection

Fully funded 3 year PhD in the Mechanics of Lightweight Structural Protection.  The project is an experimental and theoretical investigation of the invention of lightweight energy absorbing materials under static and dynamic loading.  The challenge is to optimise the use of multi-layers to contain a projectile or fragment in a lightweight panel, by exploring the use of metal lattices and composites. The project requires a 1st class honours degree or equivalent in engineering, applied science or materials science.


The School of Materials Science and Engineering (SMSE), Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), invites applications for multiple new faculty positions (assistant professor, associate professor and professor). As a “211” and “985” school, XJTU is a one of the top universities in China, with a dynamic research atmosphere.

Postdoc at Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering, Swansea Uni, UK

This is a fixed term RA position for one year and the salary will be £28k - £38k depending on the experience of the candidate. The research work  includes, but is not limited to, the areas outlined below:

Assistant/Associate Professor (Manufacturing) at the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture at the American University of Beirut invites applicants for a full time faculty position in Manufacturing. Expertise in manufacturing processes, computer aided manufacturing, and/or manufacturing systems will be considered. This position will be at the assistant professor rank but exceptionally qualified candidates with established research and teaching credentials will be considered at the associate professor rank.

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The attached notes are written for a course on plasticity.  When I update the notes, I will post a link on my twitter account:

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Faculty Opening: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Experimental Biomechanics, Mechanobiology and Biophysics

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston (UH) invites
applications for tenure-track or tenured faculty position, at all levels, beginning Fall 2015 or later.
 Successful candidates are expected to establish an internationally recognized
dynamic research program in the area of experimental biomechanics and
mechanobiology. Special preference would be given to those pursuing cellular
level and/or single molecule studies of living systems with emphasis on
healthcare applications.

Lecturer in Computational Mechanics, Cardiff School of Engineering

Recent Review Paper on Advances in Mechanics—Isolation of circulating tumor cells under hydrodynamic loading using microfluidic technology

Journal Tittle: Advances in Mechanics

Article Tittle: Isolation of circulating tumor cells under hydrodynamic loading using microfluidic technology

Author: ZHAO Cong, LEE Yi-Kuen, XU Rui, LIANG Chun, LIU Dayu, MA Wei, PIYAWATTANAMETHA Wibool, ZOHAR Yitshak


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Symposium on Architected Materials at Mach 2015

We are pleased to announce the symposium "Design, Fabrication and Characterization of Architected Materials" at the upcoming 2015 Mach Conference (  A full description of the symposium is provided below. Abstracts are due December 5, though please let us know if you are interested in participating but need additional time to prepare the abstract. 

Jamie Guest, Johns Hopkins University
Lorenzo Valdevit, University of California, Irvine

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Washington Research Foundation Innovation Fellows Program in Clean Energy

We are pleased to announce the Washington Research Foundation Innovation Fellows Program in Clean Energy ( With the generous support of the WRF, we have been able to establish a competitive program that will help us recruit some of the most talented clean energy researchers to the UW.  Here are some of the program highlights:

Faculty Positions - Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Positions
Mechanical Engineering

The Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) ( invites qualified applicants to apply for faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant, Associate and Full Professor) in the Mechanical Engineering program.

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Post-doctoral position at Purdue University in computational modeling of biomineralized materials

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Computational Multi-Scale Materials Modeling Lab in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University to work with a multidisciplinary/multiuniversity team in the area of modeling of biomineralized and bio-inspired materials. The goal of the program is to uncover fundamental design rules and develop simple and basic scientific foundations for the predictable design of bio-inspired materials that are light-weight, tough and strong.

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Postdoctoral Position Opening at Beijing Computational Science Research Center (CSRC)

Beijing Computational Science Research Center (CSRC) a newly established interdisciplinary institute in China is recruiting multiple postdoctoral positions ( to conduct top research in computational sciences in condensed matter physics, quantum optics, biological sciences, and material sciences and advance algorithm developments.

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Reminder (Deadline, Dec 5th): 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.

Aifantis International Symposium 2015 October - Antalya, Turkey

Dear Colleague,
We are sending you this message to let you know that the Aifantis International Symposium, dedicated to the life time achievements of Prof. Elias C. Aifantis, Emeritus Professor, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, USA and Honorary Professor, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, will be held from 4-9 October 2015 in Antalya, Turkey.

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I thought this might be of interest for some imechanicans, particularly those who work on composites (anisotropic and/or heterogeneous materials). Sorry if it sounds a bit infomercial. 

Imagine a youtube-like environment for you to deploy a cloud version of your code without any change to your original code. Your research code can be immediately shared with the global community. 

Full Professorship on Computational Continuum Mechanics

open position: Full Professorship on Computational Continuum Mechanics at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany

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PhD Research Projects offered for 2015

ParisTech Doctoral Institute and ParisTech local branch in China have launched a coordinated recruitment procedure in the framework of an agreement with the China Scholarship Council (CSC). This program is open to highly qualified Chinese students interested in carrying on doctoral training at ParisTech with financial support of the CSC.

Speech of Acceptance of the 2014 Timoshenko Medal by Robert M. McMeeking

Applied Mechanics Division Banquet, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Quebec, Canada, November 18th, 2014.

Now I can say whatever I like in my Timoshenko Lecture and it won’t matter – because you will only remember Ken Liechti playing the bagpipes and, perhaps, the kilts.  Thank you Ken.

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Extended deadline for abstract submission ESMC2015 "Micro and Nano Mechanics"

Fellow iMechanicians,

the deadline for submission for the next European Solid Mechanics Conference has been extended to the 30th November.

The conference will be the "place-to-be" next year in the Solid Mechanics community, with a truly outstanding line-up for the plenary lectures.

In particular, I am co-organizing with Nicola Pugno a mini-symposium on Micro and Nano Mechanics


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