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Postdoctoral Position Opening at Beijing Computational Science Research Center (CSRC)

Beijing Computational Science Research Center (CSRC) a newly established interdisciplinary institute in China is recruiting multiple postdoctoral positions ( to conduct top research in computational sciences in condensed matter physics, quantum optics, biological sciences, and material sciences and advance algorithm developments.

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Reminder (Deadline, Dec 5th): Call for Nominations for the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty

It is my pleasure to solicit nominations for the "Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty". This award, launched in 2012, is given annually to rapidly emerging junior faculty who exemplify the creative use and development of mechanics. The intent of the award is to promote the field of mechanics, especially among young researchers. While interdisciplinary work that bridges mechanics with physics, chemistry, biology and other disciplines is encouraged, the ideal awardee will demonstrate clear inspiration from mechanics in his/her research.

Aifantis International Symposium 2015 October - Antalya, Turkey

Dear Colleague,
We are sending you this message to let you know that the Aifantis International Symposium, dedicated to the life time achievements of Prof. Elias C. Aifantis, Emeritus Professor, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, USA and Honorary Professor, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, will be held from 4-9 October 2015 in Antalya, Turkey.

Wenbin Yu's picture Online Composites Community of the Future

I thought this might be of interest for some imechanicans, particularly those who work on composites (anisotropic and/or heterogeneous materials). Sorry if it sounds a bit infomercial. 

Imagine a youtube-like environment for you to deploy a cloud version of your code without any change to your original code. Your research code can be immediately shared with the global community. 

Full Professorship on Computational Continuum Mechanics

open position: Full Professorship on Computational Continuum Mechanics at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany

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PhD Research Projects offered for 2015

ParisTech Doctoral Institute and ParisTech local branch in China have launched a coordinated recruitment procedure in the framework of an agreement with the China Scholarship Council (CSC). This program is open to highly qualified Chinese students interested in carrying on doctoral training at ParisTech with financial support of the CSC.

Speech of Acceptance of the 2014 Timoshenko Medal by Robert M. McMeeking

Applied Mechanics Division Banquet, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Quebec, Canada, November 18th, 2014.

Now I can say whatever I like in my Timoshenko Lecture and it won’t matter – because you will only remember Ken Liechti playing the bagpipes and, perhaps, the kilts.  Thank you Ken.

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Extended deadline for abstract submission ESMC2015 "Micro and Nano Mechanics"

Fellow iMechanicians,

the deadline for submission for the next European Solid Mechanics Conference has been extended to the 30th November.

The conference will be the "place-to-be" next year in the Solid Mechanics community, with a truly outstanding line-up for the plenary lectures.

In particular, I am co-organizing with Nicola Pugno a mini-symposium on Micro and Nano Mechanics


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Symposium at 2015 Mach Conference

Dear Colleagues:

We are organizing a symposium titled "To Yield or Not to Yield: Multiscale Perspectives in Plasticity and Failure of Materials" at the 2015 Mach conference, which will be held in Annapolis, MD, USA during April 8-10, 2015.  We cordially invite you to participate in the 2015 Mach Conference by giving a talk in our symposium.

Zhigang Suo's picture

Rigid-plastic flow

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

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PhD Position at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

I am seeking Ph.D. students to work on developing and using multiscale methods for modeling nanocomposites and nanomaterials. Candidates should have a BS or MS degree in mechanical engineering, material science, civil engineering or other related areas. Candidates with computational solid mechanics experience at the continuum or molecular level are highly preferred.

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MS 301 on Multiscale Computational homogenization at USNCCM 2015, San Diego CA, USA

You are welcome to submit abstracts to the MS 301 "Multiscale Computational homogenization for bridging scales in the mechanics and physics of complex materials", organized by P. Wriggers, K. Terada, M. Geers, M. Cho and myself at the 13th US National Congress on Computation Mechanics (USNCCM), July 26-30, 2015, in San Diego CA, USA.

The  deadline for abstract submission is February 15, 2015.

The topics of the MS can be found here:

PhD Studentship in Multiscale Modelling of Nanocomposites Manufacturing

PhD Studentship in Multiscale Modelling of Nanocomposites Manufacturing is available at the International
Institute for Nanocomposites Manufacturing, WMG, University of Warwick, UK.

Due to funding restrictions, funding is only available for well-qualified UK or EU students. Other motivated students are encouraged to apply but will need to secure their own funding. Candidates should hold a 1st or 2.1 degree in any science or engineering discipline which had a significant materials/engineering simulation content.

Please see the attached PDF for more details.

Research & Development Engineer in Solids and Structures

A PhD in applied mechanics or a related discipline is highly desirable for this position. Applicant must have excellent knowledge of finite element methods and good programming skills (Fortran or C/C++).

ADINA R & D develops and distributes engineering analysis software worldwide, and believes strongly in maintaining an excellent work environment with a friendly atmosphere for the staff. ADINA R & D offers excellent salary and benefits.

Application Engineer in Solids and Structures

ADINA R & D is seeking an Application Engineer with a strong background in solid mechanics and finite element analysis to help develop the ADINA market and support customers.

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Minisymposium 'MS 83: Multiscale Digital Rock and Granular Physics' at EMI 2015 at Stanford University


Dear colleagues, 

We would like to draw your attention to the minisymposium "Multiscale Digital Rock and Granular Physics" which we are organizing as part of the Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference to be held at Stanford June 16-19, 2015.

Detailed information on the congress is available at:

The deadline for the abstract submission is November 15, 2014. For details see

Xuanhe Zhao's picture

MIT faculty positions in mechanics, materials and related areas

Attached is an ad for a faculty search at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT.  We have multiple openings this year and are looking for exceptional candidates, in particular in mechanics, materials, and related areas. 

Vladislav Yastrebov's picture

PhD position in computational contact mechanics

We are looking for a student to work on the topic "Development of advanced numerical methods in contact mechanics for aerospace applications"

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Joint PhD scholarship position

The advertised research position is for a joint PhD degree in Medical Engineering involving laboratory and clinical studies in both Australia (Queensland University of Technology) and Finland (University of Eastern Finland), with possibility for double PhD degree awarded from both institutions. The research project involves application of near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy for non-destructive characterization and evaluation of joint connective tissues, including articular cartilage and meniscus.

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Minisymposium 'MS 13: Mechanics of Soft Materials and Structures' at EMI 2015 at Stanford University

Dear Colleagues,

we would like to draw your attention to the minisymposium entitled 'MS 13: Mechanics of Soft Materials and Structures', which we are organizing as part of the EMI 2015 Conference (Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference) to be held in Stanford, United States, June 16-19 2015.

initial particle distribution in SPH

I wonder how important the initial set up for a Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics simulation is. Is the initial particle distribution somehow significant for the final result? How to control particle density and distribution along problem domain? What are the important factors inherent to the initial set up? Having control over the initial set up is going against the philosophy of this method?



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