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RSS- -Cost-Efficient Open Source Desktop Size Radial Stretching System With Force Sensor

The rapid and efficient development of soft active materials requires readily available, compact testing equipment. We propose a desktop-sized, cost-efficient, and open source radial stretching system as an alternative to commercially available biaxial and uniaxial stretching devices. It allows for doubling the diameter of an elastomer membrane while measuring the applied force. Our development enables significant cost reduction (<300 €) and increase the availability of equibiaxial deformation measurements for scientific material analysis.

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Available PhD position in material science at LSPM - Paris, france

Multi-Components Refractory Metallic Alloys with a High Mixing Entropy: Formulation, Microstructural Evolution and Behavior under large Deformation

Fracture Symposium at the SES Annual Technical Conference

Dear Colleagues:

We are pleased to announce a mini-symposium on Fracture Mechanics at the 52nd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, to be held at the Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, October 26-28, 2015.

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Faculty Positions in School of Mechanics and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University(西南交通大学力学与工程学院), Chengdu, China

School of Mechanics and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University (西南交通大学力学与工程学院) has always paid great attention to the development of its faculty group. We are actively recruiting talents in all fields of mechanics, including (in order of priority) Fluid Mechanics,Dynamics and Control,Solid Mechanics and other related fields.

1. A Ph.D. in Mechanics, Material, Mechanical Engineering or related field.
2. A good record of publications.
3. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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2015 IIMEC 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 13–18, 2015 on the Aristotle University campus in Thessaloniki, Greece. 

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A modified two-mode phase-field crystal model applied to face-centered cubic and body-centered cubic orderings

In this work, we present a modified two-mode phase-field crystal (PFC) model for nano-structural evolution of materials. The model is used to study both the face-centered cubic (FCC) and body-centered cubic (BCC) orderings, as well as the solid–liquid coexisting phenomenon. This two-mode PFC model incorporates three parameters in its formulation and damps out the dynamics of the system, except near the first two critical wavelengths.

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FLUID-STRUCTURE INTERACTION PhD studentship at URV, Tarragona, Spain

The Laboratory for Fluid-Structure Interaction (LIFE) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) ( in Tarragona (Spain), is looking for an enthusiastic research student with a strong interest in fluid dynamics. Successful candidates will join a small but very active multidisciplinary team, working in fluid-structure interaction problems.

PhD Position in Atomistic Simulations / Computational Nanomechanics

The Institute for General Material Properties of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is seeking an outstanding PhD candidate to participate in a research-training group on in-situ microscopy on nanoscale objects.


Modeling Materials Short Course in Erlangen, Germany



Five-day short course on the fundamentals of continuum, atomistic and multiscale modeling of materials.


Prof. Ellad B. Tadmor (U. Minnesota, USA) and Prof. Ronald E. Miller (Carleton University, Canada).


Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU), Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany


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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 Spring 2016.


Postdoctoral Fellow - BioMEMS / Microfluidics

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University. The candidate will interact closely with personnel at the start-up company iNfinitesimal, LLC and collaborators at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  The position will involve research at the intersection of engineering and biology with an emphasis on development of nano and micro technologies for biological applications.


Postdoctoral Fellow - Mechanics of Nano and Biomaterials

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position within the Micro and Nano Mechanics Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University.  The candidate will perform research in the area of nanomechanics of high-performance materials such as 2D materials, nanowires, and biomaterials. The candidate will be expected to contribute to a vibrant multidisciplinary research group and be able to work in close collaboration with chemists and theoreticians.


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Dispersion properties of vortex-type monatomic lattices

The paper presents a systematic study of dispersive waves in an elastic chiral lattice. Chirality is introduced through gyroscopes embedded into the junctions of a doubly periodic lattice. Bloch-Floquet waves are assumed to satisfy the quasi-periodicity conditions on the elementary cell.

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Pull-in instability of multi-phase nanocrystalline silicon beams under distributed electrostatic force

The effects of the material structure on the pull-in instability of nano-actuated beams made of nanocrystalline silicon (Nc-Si) and subjected to a distributed electrostatic force are investigated. Nc-Si is represented as a multi-phase material composed of nano-sized grains, nano voids, and an amorphous-like interface to consider the effects of the interface, grain size, porosity, and the inhomogeneities surface energies on the elastic properties of the composite material.

postdoctoral position - isogeometric analysis

IMATI-CNR and the Mathematics Department of the University of Pavia offer a postdoc position on isogeometric analysis. This research project focuses on the design and implementation of innovative isogeometric methods for solid/fluid mechanics.  In particular the target applications are related to

- nearly-incompressible and fibered materials

- fluids in geological formations

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Faculty Positions in ALL Levels at School of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics of Ningbo University 宁波大学机械工程与力学学院工作机会

The School of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (宁波大学机械工程与力学学院) is actively recruiting in all levels of broad fields and subjects of mechanical engineering include but NOT limited to Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermomechanics, Vibrations, Noise, Machine Design, CAD, Manufacturing Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Material Processing, and others.  The School has been receiving additional fundings in developing programs of undergraduate and graduate on Mechancial Engineering, Mechanics, Industrial Engineering, and other areas.

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Recent Trends in Predicting and Monitoring the Integrity of Composites (COMINT)

I am co-organizing a workshop entitled «Recent Trends in Predicting and Monitoring the Integrity of Composites (COMINT)» with Profs. Gilles Lubineau and Raul Tempone at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and Prof. John Botsis at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). The aim of the workshop is to advance research on integrity prediction and monitoring of composites structures and will be held at KAUST on June 1st and 2nd 2015.

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Symposium on "Mechanics & Physics of Soft Materials" at SES 2015 in TAMU

Symposium Title: “Mechanics & Physics of Soft Materials”

Organizers: Oscar Lopez-Pamies, Xuanhe Zhao, Yuhang Hu & Stephan Rudykh

Sessions: 4

Symposium on Architectured Materials at SES 2015

The 52th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science will be held at Texas A&M University, October 26 - 28, 2015. For this occasion we are organizing a symposium on architectured materials.  This symposium will cover research on the structure, mechanics, design, fabrication and mechanical performance of all categories of architectured materials including but not limited to lattice materials, metamaterials, topologically interlocked materials and bio-inspired materials.

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A new paper on Hencky-logarithmic strain by Prof. Neff

Dear Colleagues:

I thought the following recent paper by Prof. Neff may be of interest to some of you.

This paper discusses the natural appearance of the  Hencky-logarithmic strain tensor together with the Hencky strain energy, which can be motivated from some purely geometrical (kinematical) arguments based on the geodesic distance on the general linear group of all invertible tensors GL(n).

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Postdoc Position in Computational Mechanics - Ohio State University

The Automated Computational Mechanics Laboratory (ACML) at The Ohio State University has an immediate opening for a one-year postdoctoral research associate position. The project is aimed at the application of the finite element method for simulating and optimizing the multiphysics laser ablation process in aircrafts. The optimization process involves characterizing the optimal laser parameters (e.g., peak power, fluence, intensity, etc.) to maximize the coating removal efficiency while minimizing damage to the substrate material.

Post-doctoral Researcher in Advanced Modelling (TU Delft)

 Job description 

As systems become more complex and multidisciplinary, design of these systems also becomes more complicated. To assist design of such systems, physical models and computational tools are needed for their analysis and optimisation. The SOM group's research focus is on the development of such advanced (computational) design techniques, combined with the understanding and design of innovative mechanical devices in precision and microsystems engineering. 

Research Software Engineer Fellowship

The UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is offering Research Software Engineer (RSE) Fellowships for a period of up to five years. The RSE Fellowship describes exceptional individuals with combined expertise in programming and a solid knowledge of the research environment. The eligibility criteria and details of how to apply can be found on the EPSRC website.


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