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Suppression of Shear Banding and Transition to Necking and Homogeneous Flow in Nanoglass Nanopillars

In order to improve the properties of metallic glasses (MG) a new type of MG structure, composed of nanoscale grains, referred to as nanoglass (NG), has been recently proposed. Here, we use large-scale molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of tensile loading to investigate the deformation and failure mechanisms of Cu64Zr36 NG nanopillars with large, experimentally accessible, 50 nm diameter.

Hydraulic Fracture and Toughening of a Brittle Layer Bonded to a Hydrogel

AbstractBrittle materials propagate opening cracks under tension. When stress increases beyond a critical magnitude, then quasistatic crack propagation becomes unstable. In the presence of several precracks, a brittle material always propagates only the weakest crack, leading to catastrophic failure. Here, we show that all these features of brittle fracture are fundamentally modified when the material susceptible to cracking is bonded to a hydrogel, a common situation in biological tissues.

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Understanding geometric instabilities in thin films via a multi-layer model

Dear Colleagues,

I want to share with you our work on geometric instabilities in thin films, which was recently accepted in Soft Matter.

Open Postdoc Position Applied/Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart

at the Institute of Applied Mechanics at the University of Stuttgart ( We are looking for a highly motivated young researcher with a background in engineering or mathematics and with experience in continuum modeling of solids. Applications should be sent to Christian Miehe via email (christian.miehe (at)

A zinc oxide/polyurethane-based generator composite as a self-powered sensor for traffic flow monitoring

A zinc oxide (ZnO)/polyurethane (PU)-based generator composite was fabricated and its piezoelectric performances were examined in the present work. In addition, the influence of multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) and copper powder incorporation on the piezoelectric performance of composites was also studied. The performance level of the composites with various ratios of the constituents was compared in terms of piezoelectric responses obtained from three different tests, i.e., foot stamping, vehicle loading, and cyclic wheel loading tests.

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XVIII International Colloquium on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals (ICMFM XVIII) - Abstract submission open

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to contact you again to give you some new details about the XVIII International Colloquium on Mechanical Properties of Metals (ICMFM18), to be held in Gijón (Spain), from September 5th to 7th of 2016.


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PhD Openings in ME and MSE at SUNY Binghamton

1. Research Assistantship (RA) for a PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering An NSF-funded research assistant position is available for a new PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton. The research is focused on materials printing using a hybrid inkjet-electrospray technique. The goal is to print highly-ordered monolayers of functional nanoparticle inks at high throughput. The student?s research will be experimental; however, close collaboration is expected with faculty and students in materials science and computational physics.

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2016 APS March Meeting - Focus Session on Physics of Bioinspired Materials (abstract submission deadline: November 6, 2015)

Dear Colleagues,

The upcoming 2016 APS March Meeting will take place in Baltimore, MD during March 14-18 2016. Here, we would like to invite you to contribute to a focus session called “Physics of Bioinspired Materials”. 

Session title: 2.1.3 (same as 4.1.17) Physics of Bioinspired Materials (GSOFT/DBIO)


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A multi-scale modeling framework for instabilities of film/substrate systems

Spatial pattern formation in stiff thin films on soft substrates is investigated from a multi-scale point of view based on a technique of slowly varying Fourier coefficients. A general macroscopic modeling framework is developed and then a simplified macroscopic model is derived. The model incorporates Asymptotic Numerical Method (ANM) as a robust path-following technique to trace the post-buckling evolution path and to predict secondary bifurcations.

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Postdoctoral position in Mechanical Engineering

Description:  Postdoc position in computational mechanics of materials in the Mechanical Engineering Department and Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute at the Johns Hopkins University


Full PhD scholarship at Curtin University, Australia (Structural Engineering; Civil Engineering)

The candidate will work with Prof. Hong Hao and Dr. Wensu Chen in the area of structural Engineering on an Australia Research Council (ARC) Linkage project.

Please refer to  and for more information about Prof. Hao and Dr. Chen's research work


The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras is seeking to fill Assistant Professor vacancies in the following research areas.

1) Experimental Structural Mechanics/ Composites 
2) Aircraft Aerodynamics (experimentalists preferred)
3) Control and Flight Mechanics of Aerospace vehicles 
4) Aircraft Design (aerodynamic/structural)

Apply online at by 9th Nov. 2015.

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MIT Infrastructure Innovation in a Changing Environment Conference - Fri, Nov. 20, 2015

Hosted by the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in collaboration with the MIT Industrial Liaisons Program (ILP), Infrastructure Innovation in a Changing Environment will explore new economic opportunities and market-driven responses to the challenges facing large-scale infrastructure projects.

PostDoc in high performance composite materials

The FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland includes nine schools with more than 10’000 students. The School of Engineering is specialized in practice-oriented education, continuing education, applied research and development, and advisory services. We are looking for you to join the School of Engineering, Institute of Polymer Engineering, in Windisch, Switzerland, at the earliest possible date:

PostDoc / Senior Research Engineer (m/f) high performance composite materials

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Two PhD Openings in Computational Mechanics at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

The Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites applications for a PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering at the Composite and Heterogeneous Material Analysis and Simulation Laboratory (COHMAS).

We seek two highly motivated candidates who will be involved in one of the directions below:

1. The modeling and numerical simulation of electrical and mechanical properties of nano-particles (such as carbon nanotubes and graphene) composites.

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PostDoctoral Position - Universities Paris 7 & Paris 13 , Paris, France

A 14 months post Doctoral position is avalaible on mechanical and numerical modeling fields. This is a join project between Univ. Paris 7 (ITODYS lab)  & Paris 13 (LSPM lab).

The present postdoc subject is focussed on dislocation dynamics computation in Al. crystals.

More details in the enclosed pdf description file.

Contacts :
Dr. S. Queyreau (+33) 1 49 40 34 90, sylvain.queyreau(at)
Dr. Y. Charles (+33) 1 49 40 34 61, yann.charles(at)
Dr. M. Seydou (+33) 1 57 27 83 38, mahamadou.seydou(at)

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Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering, MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks candidates for faculty positions starting in September 2016 or thereafter. Appointment will be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. In special cases, a senior faculty appointment will be considered. We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research, contribute proactively to both undergraduate and graduate level teaching in the Mechanical Engineering department and add to the diversity of the academic community.

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Post-doctoral, Research Associate positions in Failure Micromechanics

We have two research positions, available in November 2015, in the area of micromechanics of advanced structural steels. The first one is a post-doctoral research fellow (RF) position. An ideal candidate for this position must possess a PhD in mechanical engineering or related field with a strong background in computational materials mechanics. Experience of developing mesoscale methods such as dislocation dynamics or crystal plasticity and mesoscale fracture mechanics will be a definite plus. 

University of California, Santa Barbara - Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor.  

The Department is looking for exceptional individuals in all areas of mechanical engineering, with particular emphasis on i) soft robotics, including soft body design and mechanics, sensing and actuation, and ii) micro/nano science and technology, including micro/nano additive manufacturing, micro/nano robotics, and micro/nano energy sensing and heat transfer. 

EMI 2016 / PMC 2016 Conference at Vanderbilt University - Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to October 31, 2015

In response to a number of requests, the abstract submission deadline for the EMI 2016 / PMC 2016 Conference at Vanderbilt University has been extended to October 31, 2015.

The event is actually two co-located conferences: the Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2016 (EMI 2016) and the Probabilistic Mechanics & Reliability Conference 2016 (PMC 2016). The event wil be chaired by Prof. Sankaran Mahadevan and Prof. Caglar Oskay, both of Vanderbilt University.

PhD Opening in Computational Poromechanics at the University of Florida.

Dr. Xiaoyu Song in the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering at the University of Florida is recruiting a Ph.D. student who will work on the broad area of theoretical and computational poro-geomechanics.


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