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Two PhD Positions in Computational Modelling of Structural Batteries at TU Delft

Applications are invited for two PhD positions (four years) in the area of computational modelling in the Computational Mechanics of Materials group of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

The successful applicants will work with Dr. Angelo Simone on a project funded by the European Research Council through the ERC Consolidator grant StruBa (Computational Modelling of Structural Batteries). The positions are to commence in May 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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ASME 2015 International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging (InterPACK 2015) July 6-9, 2015 The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, San Francisco, California

ASME 2015 International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging (InterPACK 2015) will be in the Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, San Francisco, California from July 6-9, 2015. You are invited to submit paper to the topic on Advances in Interconnect Technologies at the InterPACK 2015. Please see the attachment of call for paper and note the abstract deadline of Dec. 8, 2014.

 

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Geometric nonlinear thermoelasticity and the time evolution of thermal stresses

In this paper we formulate a geometric theory of nonlinear thermoelasticity that can be used to calculate the time evolution of the temperature and thermal stress fields in a nonlinear elastic body. In particular, this formulation can be used to calculate residual thermal stresses. In this theory the material manifold (natural stress-free configuration of the body) is a Riemannian manifold with a temperature-dependent metric. Evolution of the geometry of the material manifold is governed by a generalized heat equation.

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Elastic leak of a seal

Our paper in the new journal Extreme Mechanics Letter has come online:  An elastomeric seal may leak by elastic deformation without any material damage. We describe elastic leak using a theoretical model, and watch a seal deform and leak using a transparent experimental setup. The elastomer seals the fluid by forming contact with surrounding hard materials. As the fluid pressure increases, the contact stress also increases but not as much.

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Fiber-reinforced tough hydrogels

Our paper has appeared in EML (Extreme Mechanics Letters) and can be downloaded.  Using strong fibers to reinforce a hydrogel is highly desirable but difficult. Such a composite would combine the attributes of a solid that provides strength and a liquid that transports matter. Most hydrogels, however, are brittle, allowing the fibers to cut through the hydrogel when the composite is loaded. Here we circumvent this problem by using a recently developed tough hydrogel.

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TMS 2015 Meet the Candidate Poster Session---deadline for abstract submission is extended to December 15, 2014

The TMS Young Professionals Committee is organizing a "Meet the Candidate Poster Session" in conjunction with the general poster session of TMS 2015. This event is designed to create networking opportunities for young professionals and hopefully help them discover prospects for future employment. The deadline for abstract submission is extended to December 15, 2014. http://www.programmaster.org/TMS2015

 

The Meet the Candidate Poster Session will provide the opportunity for

Postdoctoral Fellow in Topology Optimization at McGill University (Canada)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University (Canada).

Professor Wei Lu Received the 2014 Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award

Professor Wei Lu received the 2014 Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award. This award was presented to Dr. Lu by the president of ASME, jointly with the president of Pi Tau Sigma, during the 2014 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. 

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Journal Club Theme of December 2014: Neuromechanics

Descartes said: `I think, therefore I am’. Darwin wrote, ‘I think’. Unarguably, the brain is the most complex and mysterious part of our body that has intrigued both scientists and philosophers alike for centuries. It is the seat of our sensory perception, emotions, learning, memory, and consciousness. While the role of electrochemistry in the working of the brain and these processes have been investigated extensively in the last century, the role of mechanics or mechanical stimuli in controlling the structure and function of the brain has remained essentially elusive.

PhD Scholarship in the Mechanics of Materials

A fully funded PhD scholarship exists in the area of mechnics of materials, endowed in honour of Professor 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.

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.

MSE TENURED AND TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS

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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FRAME INDIFFERENCE

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

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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

Abstract:

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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 (http://machconference.org).  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. 

Regards.
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 (http://www.cei.washington.edu/innovation). 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) (http://pse.kaust.edu.sa) 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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