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PhD position in Mechanics of High Performance (bio)Materials

Our Group of High Performance Materials in Enviormental & Civil Engineering Department at Michigan State University has an openings for PhD positions to work on Multiscale Modeling of Soft Materials starting sSummer  or Fall 2015.

In Situ Atomic-Scale Observation of Twinning Dominated Deformation in Nanoscale Body-Centred Cubic Tungsten

In situ atomic-scale observation of twinning-dominated deformation in nanoscale body-centred cubic ​tungsten

By Jiangwei Wang, Zhi Zeng, Christopher R. Weinberger, Ze Zhang, Ting Zhu & Scott X. Mao

Nature Materials (2015) doi:10.1038/nmat4228

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Professor Christensen published Part III of the failure theory in JAM

Professor Richard Christensen (Stanford University) published Part III of his series of papers on the failure theory.  This is a short, but interesting view-point paper.  The paper is attached (JAM, April issue, 2015).

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Postdoctoral position at SISSA-International School for Advanced Studies

A postdoctoral position is open at SISSA ( within the research group SISSA-mathLab ( Prof. Antonio DeSimone (PI of the ERC Advanced Grant 340685-MicroMotility) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to carry out an experimental activity focused on the study of low Reynolds number micro-swimmers.

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Postdoctoral Position Opening at Stanford University

Prof. Wei Cai at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Stanford University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to lead a project on the modeling of dislocations in strained semiconductor structures.  The major task of this project is the development of an interface between the Dislocation Dynamics program (ParaDiS) with a general purpose Finite Element Method (FEM) program (such as ABAQUS).  Molecular dynamics simulations may be required to provide physical input to the Dislocation Dynamics model.

Call for abstracts ICCM2015, Auckland, New Zealand: computational limit and shakedown analysis

Dear Colleagues,

We are inviting you to submit abstracts on ICCM2015, Auckland, New Zealand: 

MS-008 Computational Limit and Shakedown Analysis.


We are looking forward to your presentations at our symposium.

Best regards,

Canh Le

Two PhD positions available at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University

<p>Two PhD positions are available at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&amp;M University in the area of characterization and micromechanical modeling of organic-rich shales. Candidates should have a BS or MS degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, material science or other related areas. Candidates with background in experimental and modeling of porous materials are highly preferred.

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PhD position in France, with ESI Group

Virtual forming of metallic sheet materials: prediction of forming and in-life behaviors within an integrated approach

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Journal Club Theme of March 2015: Mechanics of 2D Solid and Fluid Crystals


Sulin Zhang, Pennsylvania State University

Hongyan Yuan, University of Rhode Island


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A single theory for some quasi-static, supersonic, atomic, and tectonic scale applications of dislocations

Xiaohan Zhang             Amit Acharya                Noel J. Walkington              Jacobo Bielak

We describe a model based in continuum mechanics that reduces the study of a significant class of problems of discrete dislocation dynamics to questions of the modern theory of continuum plasticity. As applications, we explore the questions of the existence of a Peierls stress in a continuum theory, dislocation annihilation, dislocation dissociation, finite-speed-of-propagation effects of elastic waves vis-a-vis dynamic dislocation fields, supersonic dislocation motion, and short-slip duration in rupture dynamics.

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Nanodurotaxis: a fundamental law of nanoscale directional motion

Hi all,

One of our recent works on nanoscale directional motion induced by stiffness gradient.

I hope you will find it interesting.

This work has been presented in 2014 MRS Spring Meeting by Prof. Huajian Gao (the PPT file he used is attached):



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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at University of Glasgow

At the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow, there is a position open for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the area of Mechanics and Materials (experimental or computational).

Have a look at:

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Mechanical responses and deformation mechanisms of an AZ31 Mg alloy- Part 2

Recent paper is Part-2 of the paper mentioned below 

Mechanical responses and deformation mechanisms of an AZ31 Mg alloy sheet under dynamic and simple shear deformations



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Ken Liechti will receive the 2015 Adhesion Society Award for Excellence

Professor Kenneth M. Liechti of the University of Texas at Austin has been selected to recieve the 2015 Award for Excellence in the Adhesion Society. The Adhesion Society’s Award for Excellence, sponsored by 3M, is the Society’s premier award for outstanding achievements in scientific research relating to adhesion.

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K. Ravi-Chandar will recieve the 2015 Drucker Medal

Professsor Krishnaswamy Ravi-Chandar of the University of Texas at Austin has been selected to receive the 2015 Daniel C. Drucker Medal, one of the ASME society awards for achievement.

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Prof. Kaushik Bhattacharya to receive the Warner T. Koiter Medal

Kaushik Bhattacharya, Howell N. Tyson, Sr., Professor of Mechanics and Professor of Materials Science as well as Executive Officer for Mechanical and Civil Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, has been selected to receive the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASMEWarner T. Koiter Medal.

ADT Presents Advanced Turbomachinery Optimization Methods at LSTM Turbomachinery Course

"3D Inverse Design Method Applied to Turbomachinery Optimization" will be presented along with live software demonstration.

LONDON and Erlangen, Germany – February 20, 2015 – Advanced Design Technology (ADT), a global leader in the development of advanced turbomachinery design methods and the TURBOdesign Suite with offices in London and New York, today announces significant presence at this year prestigious Lehrstuhl fur Stromungsmechanik (LSTM) at the Technical University, Erlangen in Germany on February 24-26, 2015.

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McMat2015 (June 29-July 1, Seattle, USA): Abstract Submission Deadline Approaching

This is a quick reminder that abstract submission deadline of McMat2015 is approaching. Please submit your abstract by Feb. 23, 2015 at


Profs. Satya Atluri from UC Irvine, Nancy Sottos from UIUC, and Zhigang Suo from Harvard are confirmed Plenary Speakers for McMat2015. One additional plenary speaker from industry will be announced soon.

Call for Gallagher Young Investigator Nominations

The US Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM) is calling for nominations for the Gallagher Young Investigator Medal.  The description from the USACM Awards page reads:


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