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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

Ji Wang's picture

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.

Yuhang Hu's picture

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.

Arash_Yavari's picture

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.

PhD Studentship: "Advanced Virtual Prototyping for Sustainable Energy Generation"

I have an EPSRC CASE PhD Studentship on offer that is co-funded by Alstom PLC.

There are three aims: (i) to couple ParaFEM with OpenFOAM for massively parallel fluid-structure interaction; (ii) to release that code into the community and (iii) to use the new capability to study the performance of "whole" wind farms, insilico. 

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Fracture strength of micro- and nano-scale silicon components

Silicon devices are ubiquitous in many micro- and nano-scale technological applications, most notably microelectronics and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).  Despite their widespread usage, however, issues related to uncertain mechanical reliability remain a major factor inhibiting the further advancement of device commercialization.  In particular, reliability issues related to the fracture of MEMS components have become increasingly important given continued reductions in critical feature sizes coupled with recent escalations in both MEMS device actuation forces and harsh usage

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New Master's program "DESIGN des MATÉRIAUX et des STRUCTURES" at MINES ParisTech (in French)

The Centre for Material Sciences (MINES ParisTech) opens a new master program (450h of courses + internship in the industry). The majority of courses are tought in French, so this program might interest french students finishing their master courses this summer (2015) or french-speaking foreign students holding a degree equivalent to the french master. We are looking for motivated candidates!

Web-page :

== In French ==

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Ag@Ni Core–Shell Nanowire Network for Robust Transparent Electrodes Against Oxidation and Sulfurization

Silver nanowire (Ag NW) based transparent electrodes are inherently unstable to moist and chemically reactive environment. A remarkable stability improvement of the Ag NW network film against oxidizing and sulfurizing environment by local electrodeposition of Ni along Ag NWs is reported. The optical transmittance and electrical resistance of the Ni deposited Ag NW network film can be easily controlled by adjusting the morphology and thickness of the Ni shell layer.

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Highly Stretchable and Sensitive Strain Sensor Based on Silver Nanowire–Elastomer Nanocomposite

The demand for flexible and wearable electronic devices is increasing due to their facile interaction with human body. Flexible, stretchable and wearable sensors can be easily mounted on clothing or directly attached onto the body. Especially, highly stretchable and sensitive strain sensors are needed for the human motion detection.

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Symposium on Mechanics in Energy Storage and Conversion at SES 2015 meeting

Dear Colleagues:

please consider to attend the symposium titled" Mechanics in Energy Storage and Conversion" as part of the society of engineering science 52nd annual technical meeting to be held at Texas A&M, Oct 26-28, 2015.

Siva P V Nadimpalli's picture

PhD position in the area of mechanics of energy storage materials at NJIT


There is an opening for a PhD student position in Dr. Nadimpalli’s group at the New Jersey Institute of Technology starting from Fall2015. Candidates with good academic credentials and an interest to work in experimental research projects are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidate should have a master’s degree in mechanical/materials science/aerospace or related field with a good background in Solid Mechanics, Materials Science, and Experimental Methods (including but not limited to SEM, TEM, and nanofabrication methods).

Post-doctoral researcher position in CMRL at JHU

Post-Doctoral Researcher Position in Computational Mechanics of Materials

Computational Mechanics Research Laboratory (CMRL)

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland


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Marie Curie Post-Doc position in Computational Thermomechanics at VESUVIUS (Belgium): deadline May 30, 2015

You will be hired for a 24 months assignment starting as soon as possible by

Vesuvius Company (Belgium) on a FP7 Marie Curie-IAPP project, in cooperation with

a very active group in Solid Mechanics at University of Trento.


The candidate will implement the constitutive models developed for high- temperature behaviour

of materials in external routines for finite elements computations and tested to judge the

numerical stability and accuracy. The software will be subsequently employed in the design

Haitao Zhang's picture

Full-Time Position in Schlumberger

Modeling and Simulation Engineer – FEA

Category: Full-time position in industry

Employer: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Location: United States, Texas, Sugar Land

Opening Date: 07/06/2015


Job Description

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PhD Position in Experimental Mechanics at Extreme Temperatures

The Mechanics at Extreme Temperatures Lab at Utah State University is looking for qualified research assistants at the PhD level for Fall 2015. Research will be focused on mechanical characterization of two materials for advanced aerospace applications:

1. Molybdenum-base superalloys for advanced propulsion systems, and
2. Ultra-high temperature ceramics for the leading edges of spacecraft and hypersonic aircraft.

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Marie Curie PhD position at University of Trento (Italy): deadline May 14, 2015

If you are strongly motivated to work with a very active group in Solid Mechanics,

we have a PhD position (3 years) available from June 2015,

but the deadline for application is May 14, 2015!

The position is on a EU grant and is addressed to numerical/theoretical modelling of ceramics.

For details on the application see the attachment.


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