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Post-doc position at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

Professor GQ Zhang's research group has an immediate post-doc position at Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands. The position will be effective from January 2017 for at least two year period of contract. The applicant must have a PhD degree in engineering or science field with a strong record of publications in archived journals. The related research areas involve with micro-/nano- heterogeneous systems integration, reliability and manufacturing, and new material development.

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Multiple postdoc openings at UC San Diego (USA) and Cardiff University (UK)

Applications are invited from highly motivated researchers for two postdoctoral positions immediately available in the Multiscale Multiphysics Design Optimisation (M2DO) lab, led by H Alicia Kim.

Open position (PhD or Postdoc level) in the field of Computational Materials Science at Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf

The position is part of the project “Electro-plastic deformation of Al-Cu eutectic alloys” within the priority programme “Manipulation of Matter Controlled by Electric and Magnetic Fields: Towards Novel Synthesis and Processing Routes of Inorganic Materials” (SPP 1959).


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ASME Materials Division award lectures and reception next Monday (Nov. 14)

Dear Colleagues,

Please see the attached invitation from the ASME Materials Division. Please note that the Award Lectures will take place at Phoenix Grand Ballroom E (NOT room 227B as in the conference program).

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Yong Zhu

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PhD position in plasma facing materials at University of Alabama, Huntsville

One PhD position is currently available in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. The project aims to investigate plasma induced damage in solids. This program includes performing experimental mechanics tests, materials characterization techniques and computational materials science methods. Candidates should have a background in solid mechanics, materials science, and physics.

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Post yield response of amorphous polymers under different stress states

In this contribution, an elasto-viscoplastic constitutive model based on the single mode EGP (Eindhoven Glassy Polymer) model is proposed to describe the deformation behaviour of solid polymers subjected to finite deformations under different stress states. The material properties of the original model are determined and calibrated from a uniaxial compression-loading test. Then, several numerical examples under different stress states are presented to illustrate the limitations.

Webinar: Digital Petrophysics Workflows for Cost Effective Reservoir Analysis - November 30th

Rock physics

Presented by Carlos A. Santos M. (Repsol Technology Center, Spain) 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016: 8 AM EST (East Coast) / 1 PM GMT (UK) / 2 PM CET (Europe) / 6.30 PM IST (India)

Join this webinar to discover how Repsol’s digital petrophysics workflow is producing meaningful inputs for rock typing and reservoir characterisation with the highest value solution available.

Microscale Testing and Modelling of Cement Paste as Basis for Multi-Scale Modelling

Dear all,

We have just published a research paper presenting, for the first time ever, a method for direct microscale mechanical testing of cement paste. We find this method very useful, and believe that it can provide a good basis for multi-scale modelling of cement and concrete materials. Full text is availavle at: (open access)


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The Anelastic Ericksen's Problem: Universal Eigenstrains and Deformations in Compressible Isotropic Elastic Solids

The elastic Ericksen's problem consists of finding deformations in isotropic hyperelastic solids that can be maintained for arbitrary strain-energy density functions.  In the compressible case, Ericksen showed that only homogeneous deformations are possible. Here, we solve the anelastic version of the same problem, that is we determine both the deformations and the eigenstrains such that a solution to the anelastic problem exists for arbitrary strain-energy density functions. Anelasticity is described by finite eigenstrains.

Tenured or Track Faculty Positions Available; Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Texas A&M University


Department of Materials Science and Engineering-Full-time position

Tenured or Tenure Track: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor


Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Texas A&M University


3rd Indian Conference on Applied Mechanics (INCAM2017, 5-7July, 2017)

Applied Mechanics Department (MNNIT Allahabad, U.P., India) is organizing 3rd Indian Conference on Applied Mechanics (INCAM2017) during July 5-7, 2017.

Full time Faculty Position at Université catholique de Louvain (Biomedical Engineering)


The Université catholique de Louvain invites applications for a full-time professor position in Biomechanical Engineering

We seek talented individuals who will develop and drive a research program at the forefront of the biomechanical engineering discipline on topics involving the experimentation, characterization, modelling and/or simulation of

Full time Faculty Position at Université catholique de Louvain (Geotechnical Engineering)


The Université catholique de Louvain invites applications for a full-time professor position in Geotechnical Engineering

We seek talented individuals who will develop and drive a research program at the forefront of the field of geotechnics and/or soil mechanics, involving, for instance:

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Nonlinear dynamics of rotating shaft with a breathing crack - CHINA SCHOLARSHIP COUNCIL PhD for 2017

Because of the increasing need of energy, the plants installed by electricity supply utilities throughout the world are becoming larger and more highly stressed. Thus, the risk of turbogenerator shaft cracking is increasing also. The development and propagation of a crack represents the most common and trivial beginning of integrity losses in engineering structures.

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EMI San Diego Mini-symposium on Geomechanics (MS61)

Dear colleagues, 

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts for our mini-symposium (MS61) on Computational Geomechanics in the upcoming EMI conference (June 4-7, 2017) at San Diego. The scope of the mini-symposium is listed below:

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Predicting origami-inspired programmable self-folding of hydrogel trilayers

Imitating origami principles in active or programmable materials opens the door for development
of origami-inspired self-folding structures for not only aesthetic but also functional purposes. A
variety of programmable materials enabled self-folding structures have been demonstrated across
various fields and scales. These folding structures have finite thickness and the mechanical
properties of the active materials dictate the folding process. Yet formalizing the use of origami

DICE2D an open source DEM code for research


English website:

chinese website:

With the development of computer science, the discontinuum-based models are most likely to become the mainstream in the study of solid mechanics especially for rock mechanics. 

Magnetically responsive composites

Dear all,

I would like to share with you a couple of our recent papers that I think may be of interest for the wider community:

1) Ciambella, J., Stanier, D. C., & Rahatekar, S. S. (2016). Magnetic alignment of short carbon fibres in curing composites. Composites Part B: Engineering, 1–30. (downloadale at:

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3D inverse design helps military OEM develop unique cooling fans

3D inverse design helps military OEM develop unique cooling fan


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