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Ashby PhD Scholarship in the Mechanics of Materials

A fully funded PhD scholarship exists in the area of mechanics of materials, endowed in honour of Prof M F Ashby. The successful applicant will have a 1st class degree (and ideally a Masters degree) in an appropriate field. The precise topic of the PhD can be fixed after the scholarship has been awarded.

Further details may be obtained from Ms H A Gardner ( .

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Reception in celebration of the 1st anniversary of Extreme Mechanics Letters

Extreme Mechanics Letters (EML) is turning 1. Come and join us for a reception to celebrate the 1st anniversary of EML during the 2015 MRS Fall Meeting.  See the attached reception flyer for details. All are welcome! 

Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel, Gardner, 3rd Floor

Address: 39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Atom probe informed atomistic simulations reveal the importance of local interface curvature

The interaction of dislocations with precipitates is an essential strengthening mechanism in metals, as exemplified by the superior high-temperature strength of Ni-base superalloys. Here we use atomistic simulation samples generated from atom probe tomography data of a single crystal superalloy to study the interactions of matrix dislocations with a gamma' precipitate in molecular dynamics simulations.

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Multiple Post-Doctoral Positions in Advanced Synthesis and Characterization at Rice University

Position Description: Multiple postdoctoral associate positions in the area of advanced synthesis and nano/micro-scale characterization of nanoparticles and nanocomposites are available at Rice University. Various techniques will be applied to synthesize and self-assemble size- and shape-controlled (calcium) silicate-polymer nanoparticles followed by nano- and micro-characterizations including a myriad of probes such as electron microscopies (TEM, XRD, SEM, AFM), ICP, XPS, NMR, porosimetry, dynamic mechanical analysis, nanoindentation, etc.

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2015 Nathan Newmark Distinguished lecture by Professor James Rice

Prof. Jim Rice delivered the 2015/2016 Nathan Newmark Distinguished lecture at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. This lecture series, organinzed by the Structural Engineering group at UIUC, honors the memory of Prof. Newmark who was an influential figure in computational mathematics, structural dynamics and earthquake engineering. A link to Prof. Rice's lecture can be found here:



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Postdoctoral Researcher in Geomaterials with FE skills, UCSD/LANL

Applications are sought for a motivated/independent Post-Doctoral Research Associate to conduct research on the nonlinear elastic response of porous materials. This project is a component of a larger program, involving Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Chevron USA, to investigate  linear and nonlinear elastic response of porous materials as a function of their quasi-static state.  The postdoc will be responsible for the theoretical development of modeling that will interface a sequence of on-going experimental studies.

Post-doctoral Researcher in Advanced Modelling (TU Delft)

Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering at TU Delft

The 3mE Faculty trains committed engineering students, PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers in groundbreaking scientific research in the fields of mechanical, maritime and materials engineering. 3mE is the epitome of a dynamic, innovative faculty, with a European scope that contributes demonstrable economic and social benefits.

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Postdoc in bioinspired architectured materials at McGill University

We have a new opening for a Post-doctoral researcher starting immediately in the Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Bioinspiration at McGill University, Montreal.

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2015 ASME Nadai Medal, Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award, MD Orr Early Career Award, MD Orr “JEMT” Best Paper Award to be presented at 2015 IMECE in Houston, TX

It gives me great pleasure to announce the following ASME Society and Materials Division Awards which will be presented at the 2015 ASME IMECE in Houston, TX:

Prof. Huajian Gao of Brown University has won the 2015 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Nadai Medal.

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Now receiving submissions, Extreme Mechanics Letters – Special Issue on ‘Frontiers of mechanical metamaterials’

This themed issue on mechanical metamaterials invites contributions from different perspectives with the aim of highlighting the latest advances in the field.

The themed issue will focus on mechanical metamaterials in the general sense. This includes acoustic and elastic metamaterials as well as other types of metamaterials with unique mechanical and/or thermal properties at any length scale.

Topics of interest include the following:

PhD openings in Aerospace Engineering at UIUC (2016 spring/fall)

The computational nano and micromechanics group under the direction of Prof. Huck Beng Chew is looking for interested Ph.D. applicants for study in the general area of mechanics of materials.

School of Engineering, Stanford University - Assistant or untenured Associate Professor

The School of 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 robotics and autonomous systems. Priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work over any particular specialization area or department affiliation.

School of Engineering, Stanford University - Assistant or untenured Associate Professor

The School of 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 robotics and autonomous systems. Priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work over any particular specialization area or department affiliation.

Simpleware Webinar: Automotive Applications, Tuesday Nov 24 2015

Simpleware for Automotive Webinar

Tuesday Nov 24, 2015 - 8:00am-9:00am GMT (London)

Tuesday Nov 24, 2015 - 5:00pm-6:00pm GMT (London)


Webinar - Accurate and rapid 3D multi-point optimization of Turbomachinery by Integration of TURBOdesign1 with ANSYS Workbench

Emission regulations such as the EU ECOdesign or US Department of Energy Pump Systems directives require pumps to be designed based on their life cycle emissions and hence require pump stages to be optimized considering multiple operating points.

NonLinear Beam formulation


  I am phd student in mechanical engineering. I want to use of total lagrangian formulation for analysis of a cantilever beam element using UEL abaqus subroutines. my difficulty is how to calculate the internal load and the tangent stiffness matrix. my code does not converge. can you help me. if there is a simple code I was wondering if someone aware me.


Thanks in advance

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Minisymposium on Nanomechanics at WCCM 2016, Seoul, Korea

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

If you plan on attending the 2016 WCCM (July 24-29, 2016) in Seoul, Korea, please consider giving a talk in our mini symposium on “Nanomechanics”, MS 522.  You can register and submit an abstract at the link below:


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Engines, refrigerators, and heat pumps

slides for a course on engineering thermodynamics.  

Engines move.  Please watch some videos before you come to lectures.  Here are several videos to get you started.

  1. The Innovation of the engine

Research Assistant and Research Fellow Positions at Nanyang Technological University

Job Description & Specifications:

The school of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NTU, is seeking for potential candidates for  research positions as Research Assistant and Research Fellow.

The RA/RF will work on a project of monitoring of offshore structures such as Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels.

The roles of this positions include:

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PhD position in multiscale modeling of polymer composite degradation

Applications are invited for one PhD position (4 years) in the area of of multiscale modeling of polymer composite degradation at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

The successful applicant will work with Dr. Angelo Simone (Computational Mechanics of Materials Group) on a project funded by the Technology Foundation STW through the High Tech Materials program. The position is to commence in spring 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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Multiple Faculty Positions in Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at University of Colorado Boulder

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder is currently searching for multiple faculty positions:

If you apply, please indicate in your cover letter the areas of interest in the Department (e.g., Engineering Science, Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics, Building Systems Engineering, etc).

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Annoucnement for the 2016 SES G.I. Taylor Award and New SES Fellows

Professor Mory Gharib, of California Institute of Technology will receive the Society of Engineering Science G.I. Taylor medal next year. The prize is awarded for outstanding research contributions in either theoretical or experimental Fluid Mechanics or both.

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A short course on "stability analysis and bifurcation theory" by Ryan Elliott

With a growing interest in soft materials, stability and bifurcation analysis is re-emerging to be a critical topic for mechanicians. There are some excellent books out there but most tend to focus on finite dimensional systems rather than (continuous) infinite dimensional systems which are of most interest to mechanicians. In general, much of the modern developments on this topic are scattered across journal papers and perhaps there are not too many pedagogical resources for beginners.


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