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SES symposium "Soft Materials" extended DEADLINE approaching -- July 31, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

The 52nd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science will be hosted by Texas A&M University during October 26-28, 2015. As part of this meeting, we are organizing a mini-symposium to address recent experimental, computational, theoretical, and manufacturing advances on the mechanics and physics of soft materials. Topics of particular interest include:

Theocharis's picture

Symposium on "Behavior and Mechanics of Active Materials and Structures" at SES 2015 in Texas A&M

Dear Colleagues:

Please, consider to attend the symposium entitled "Behavior and Mechanics of Active Materials & Structures" organized for the occasion of the 52nd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES). The SES meeting will be held at Texas A&M University, October 26 - 28, 2015 (

Zhigang Suo's picture

Fossil-fueled civilization

I'll be teaching an undergraduate course on engineering thermodynamics.  We will use the textbook by Cengel and Boles.  I will supplement the textbook using my own notes on thermodynamics.

Chao Chen's picture

Crack tip fields in soft elastic solids subjected to large quasi-static deformation — A review — ScienceDirect

Analytical solutions for the asymptotic deformation and stress fields near the tip of a crack in soft elastic solids were reviewed by Prof Rong Long and Prof Chung-Yuen Hui. These solutions are based on finite strain elastostatics and hyperelastic material models, and exhibit significantly different characteristics than the classical crack tip field solutions in linear elastic fracture mechanics.

Konstantin Volokh's picture

Postdoctoral position at the Technion

A new postdoctoral fellow position will start on 1 November 2015 at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.  The position is in the area of theoretical and computational modeling of dynamic failure in soft solids.  The potential candidate should have a Ph.D.

Open Stanford faculty position in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor). Applications will be reviewed across all disciplines of mechanical engineering. As part of recent strategic planning, the department has identified special hiring needs and opportunities in controls, robotics, manufacturing, and biomedical engineering.

Markus J. Buehler's picture

MIT CEE Rising Stars Workshop October 15-16, 2015

MIT invites top early career women in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and related domains (e.g. mechanics, materials, environmental and earth science) who are interested in careers in academia to apply to attend this new innovative workshop to be held on the MIT campus.

linst06's picture

3D Printing of Highly Stretchable and Tough Hydrogels into Complex, Cellularized Structures

Sungmin Hong, Dalton Sycks, Hon Fai Chan, Shaoting Lin, Gabriel P. Lopez, Farshid Guilak, Kam W. Leong, Xuanhe Zhao, Advanced Materials, 27, 4035-4040, 2015. 


Zhigang Suo's picture

Extreme Mechanics Letters

The initial issues of Extreme Mechanics Letters are freely accessible.  We look forward to receiving your submissions.  Your contribution will help to build this home of mechanicians.


Overhead Electrical Conductor fatigue testing: a new standard

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) just released a new international standard titled: "Overhead lines - Method for fatigue testing of conductors". IEC 62568. Edition 1.0 2015-07. . It closely follows previous CIGRE and EPRI publications on this topic:

CIGRE SC B2 WG11 TF7 "Fatigue Endurance Capability of Conductor/Clamp Systems - Update of Present Knowledge" CIGRE TB 332, 2007, Paris.

Big news for post-docs: Free Access Program is now permanent

Since 2012, Elsevier has been periodically offering free access to scientific content to support young scholars in between jobs or looking for their first postdoctoral position. Qualified applicants were granted six months free access to all our journals and books on ScienceDirect and were able to use this access to work on grant applications and research projects.

Congratulations to Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Letters Best Paper Award 2011-2013 Winners

Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Letters (TAML) Best Paper Award goes to the best paper published in TAML per year. Particular attention is given to innovative articles. All awarded articles are available free online at www. taml.


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Postdoc position in Computational Materials & Mechanics

A postdoctoral research associate position is available immediately in the Computational Materials & Mechanics Laboratory at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla),

Candidates need to have a strong background in Molecular Dynamics (MD) or Phase Field Modeling (PFM).

Interested candidates should send their CV and three of their journal articles (in MD or PFM area) to Prof. Zaeem at

ndaphalapurkar's picture

Postdoctoral Fellow, Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute: Modeling the dynamic failure of geological materials

A new postdoctoral fellow position is available within the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute ( at Johns Hopkins University.  The position is in the area of experiments and modeling of inelastic deformations in geological materials (including damage and micromechanics of fracture) under impact mechanical loading conditions.  The potential candidate will (a) assist in the development of theoretical and computational models for dynamic behavior and failure of geological materials, (b) closely interact with experts in x-ray phase

Post-doctoral position on multi-scale simulation of fracture (quasi-continuum methods)

Three post-doctoral positions are available at the University of Luxembourg with the ERC RealTCut project.
See for details on the team and the attached PDF for the pre-requisites and possible research areas.



Tine van Nunen's picture

Job Opportunity Saint-Gobain R&D Center - Senior Research Engineer

Saint-Gobain job opportunity:

Senior Research Engineer I

Competency Research Labs – Engineering Mechanics

Saint-Gobain R&D Center, Northboro, Massachusetts, USA

Reference number: 522087

Apply online for this job or check out our other career opportunities!


Ravindra Duddu's picture

Post doctoral researcher position available at Vanderbilt University

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position (open immediately) in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University. 

Job Description: The candidate will conduct research in the broad area of computational solid mechanics with a focus on multi-physics modeling and/or fracture mechanics. The candidate is expected to contribute to one or both of the following ongoing projects:

Charles Augarde's picture

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position in Applied Mechanics at Durham University, UK

We are looking to fill a permanent position as lecturer/senior lecturer in Applied Mechanics and are particularly keen to hear from successful academics with an established track record of high quality research in numerical methods in computational mechanics. Full details are on the University Jobs webpages, look for reference 4809, and the closing date is August 10th.

Postdoc position University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico, Department of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking candidates for a post-doctoral position to conduct research in the modeling of sea ice mechanics. A Ph.D. in applied mathematics or related field is required.  The applicant should also have a background in numerical simulation, including parallel computing, and background in mechanics.  Familiarity with the following areas is a plus:  sea ice properties, the material-point method, computational inelasticity, fracture mechanics.

Wenbin Yu's picture

Micromechanics Simulation Challenge Level I Initial Results Available

The initial results of level I of micromechanics simulation challenge have been compiled into a report, which is available at  Results for various composites including iber reinforced composites, particle reinforced composites, laminates, woven composites, short fiber composites from several readily available micromechanics simulation tools include MAC/GMC, MAC/HFGMC, FVDAM, MDS, DIGIMAT, SwiftComp are compiled.


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