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Masters and PhD Positions: Improved Barrier Performance of Polyolefin Coatings

This research focuses on Modelling, Characterization and design of polymeric nano-composite coatings for Improved Oxygen Barrier Performance using, Clay Nanoplatelets, Graphene etc. and adopting Multi-scale computational modelling approach and Atomistic/Molecular Dynamics Simulation

3 PhD Positions: Carbon Nano-Structured Materials for Aerospace Applications

Carbon Nano-Structured Materials for Aerospace Applications: From Characterization & Multi-scale Modelling to Product Realization- A Holistic Approach

Masters and PhD Positions: Sustainable High-Performance Thermal Barrier Coatings – An Integrated Approach

This research focuses on engineering high-performance thermal barrier and protective coating systems through modelling its  deposition processes, study its manufacturing, characterize its microstructure, to feed information into multi-scale constitutive models, multi-scale modelling of its microstructure evolution and Fracture (in service) as well as experimental aspects (including In-situ SEM testing at temperature) of thin and thick film coatings to predict the system-level performance of such coating systems.

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Symposium on "Soft Materials and Structures", 51th SES Meeting at Purdue University (Oct 1-3, 2014).

This is a friendly reminder to draw your attention to the Symposium on **Soft Materials and Structures** to take place at the upcoming 51th Meeting of the Society of Engineering Sciences (SES) at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (Oct 1-3, 2014). More information can be found on the meeting's website:

Postdoc position - nonlinear periodic structures/metamaterials

We have an exciting, two-year postdoctoral position in the general area of nonlinear acoustic metatmaterials.  We are seeking a motivated, soon to graduate PhD student, or a transitioning postdoc.  Candidates must be presently in the US.  This is a two-year NSF-funded postdoc opportunity at
Georgia Tech in the general area of nonlinear periodic structures and metamaterials. 
Details about the research are below.  An ideal candidate will have
expertise in acoustics of periodic structures/materials.  Some background

Scientific assistant - composite materials with a thermoplastic matrix

Your tasks: In the context of a large research project on processing of thermoplastcs composites, supervise production and implementation of new manufacturing and processing tools; plan, design, and analyse experiments for process development and material characterisation as well as for structural application of composite materials with a thermoplastic matrix; calculate and simulate material characteristics and structures; manage projects and supervise bachelor and master students


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Are there any online courses for fatigue and fracture?

I have seen many lecture notes on general topics like stress, strain, tensor etc..

But, I am more interested in learning about fatigue and fracture mechanics.

Please let me know, if there are any online courses, for the above given topics.



Inconsistency of Biography of Tsien Hsue-Shen

Tsien Hsue-Shen, an expert of mechanics, the “King of Rocketry” of China, lived in US for twenty years long. Iris Chang (by a book in 1995) and Judith R. Goodstein (by a report of a conversation with Lee Alvin DuBridge in 2003) gave accounts of Tsien’s biography.

Acta Mechanica Sinica, Vol.30, Issue 2, 2014

Dear everyone!

The second issue in 2014 (Volume 30, Issue 2) of Acta Mechanica Sinica (AMS) is now online.

Welcome to this SCI-indexed journal for rapid publication of your exciting results.


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Faculty Position in Semiconductor Device Manufacturing and Mechanics

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston (UH), Cullen College of Engineering seeks a highly motivated and creative person for a faculty position to build a world-class research program on semiconductor device manufacturing and mechanics with emphasis on energy applications. Flexible electronics manufacturing is another area of interest. The University of Houston has recently made a significant investment to establish a 74-acre Energy Research Park (ERP) and has now established a 13,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art Energy Devices Fabrication Laboratory in the Park.

Finalists for the 2014 Melosh Competition

Seven finalists have been identified for the 2014 Melosh Competition to be held Friday, April 25, at Duke University.  The finalists and their current institutions are:

Amin Aghaei, Carnegie Mellon University

Sourish Chakravarty, SUNY Buffalo

Gina El Jannoun, MINES ParisTech

Mhadi Moghadam, UCSD

Phani Motamarri, University of Michigan

Nathan Roberts, University of Texas

Timothy Truster, University of Tennessee

Please join me in congratulating the finalists!!! 

2015 EMI International Conference

The Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will organize the first international conference in Hong Kong. The 2015 EMI International Conference of ASCE will be held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in its beautiful downtown Kowloon campus on January 7-9, 2015 and will be chaired by Prof. K.T. Chau.


Ph.D. position in the framework of FP7-Marie Curie-ITN Endure

Institution:  POLITECNICO di MILANO – Italy

Ph.D. Supervisor:  Prof. Valter Carvelli

Funding Availability: 
FP7-Marie Curie-ITN Endure

Call for Proposals: Recent Trends in Mechanics

The US National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM) publishes periodic Reports on Recent Trends in Mechanics. An archive of recent reports can be found at the Committee’s website. The USNCTAM has reorganized the process for generating such reports; a SubCommittee (K. Ravi‐Chandar, Chair (, G. McKinley, Vice‐Chair (gareth@MIT.EDU), A.

The Renaissance of Continuum Mechanics

Dear friends of IMechanica:


Primary data mining through Web of Science
reveals that the number of papers containing “continuum mechanics ” increases
rapidly these years. This is a very exciting fact to our mechanicians. Thus, I
wrote a short paper titled “The Renaissance of Continuum Mechanics”, which was just
published online via:


Rolling Ball


 Please refer to the figure given below. I want model this problem using ABAQUS.


河海大学“先进材料与力学研究中心(筹)”诚聘英才,Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, Center for Advanced Materials and Mechanics Research, Hohai University,



[GRE requirement lowered] PhD Study at Utah State University: Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowship

If you are interested, and meet the requirement on GPA and GRE (see below), please contact Dr. Ling Liu at Applicants from all related backgrounds are welcome. Prior research experience is NOT required.   


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