Virtual Physiological Human Conference 2014 (September 9-12, Trondheim, Norway)

Dear colleagues;
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is hosting the VPH2014 conference September 9-12 in Trondheim, Norway. This biannual conference series has become one of the major instruments for maintaining the coherence and momentum of the highly multidisciplinary Virtual Physiological Human community. And as biomechanics is one of the main disciplinary pillars of the VPH mission, the conference provides an ideal intellectual setting for presenting and discussing your work as well as establishing new professional alliances with researchers within and outside the biomechanics field.

2nd International Conference on BioTribology (ICoBT2014) - Full Programme Available

The full programme for ICoBT2014 is now available on the conference website and includes:

- Top-level speakers from different scientific and engineering disciplines in academia and industry 

- Short talks and poster sessions

- An industry session 'Industry Challenges in Biotribology'

- Excellent networking opportunities

PostDoctoral Research Associate Position in Dental Material Mechanical and Chemical Testing and Analysis

The University of
Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry Department of Oral and
Craniofacial Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in
mechanical and chemical analytical testing of mineralized tooth
structure.  The candidate must be proficient with technologies such as
AFM-nanoindentation, scanning acoustic microscopy, micro-Raman spectroscopy,
and FTIR spectroscopy and possibly assist in numerical analyses from these

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39th Congress of the Society of Biomechanics

Dear All,

I am involved in organizing the "39th Congress of the Society of Biomechanics", which will be held in Valenciennes (France), from 27 to 29 August 2014.

We strongly encourage you to submit papers to this Conference, the deadline for submission of abstract (2 pages in English) is March 3, 2014.

For more details

Please take note that all papers accepted in this congress, will be published in a special issue of the international journal "Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering", with an impact factor 1.4 (JCR-indexed journal).

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ICNAAM 2014; Symposium on "Analysis and Design of Multi Functional Composite Structures"

Call for Papers

On behalf of organizing committee, it gives us immense pleasure to invite you, your co-workers and students to the Symposium on Analysis and Design of Multi-Functional Composite Structures as part of the 12th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Methematics (ICNAAM 2014) to be held at Rodos Palace, Rhodes, Greece, between 22--28 September 2014.

Symposium Synopsis

2nd International Conference on BioTribology (ICoBT2014) - Plenary Speaker Announced

Dr. Steven Kurtz, Exponent, Inc., and Drexel University, USA will be the Plenary Speaker at ICoBT2014

Keynote Speakers include:
Dr. Siegfried Derler, EMPA, Switzerland
Professor Jeremy Gilbert, Syracuse Biomaterials Institute, USA
Dr. Jason Stokes, The University of Queensland, Australia
Professor Yu Tian, Tsinghua University, China

Postdoctoral Positions in Computational Mechanics and Multiphysics at the US Naval Research Laboratory

The Multifunctional Materials Branch of the Materials Science & Technology Division at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC has an interest in postdoctoral associate candidates for several areas in computational mechanics and multiphysics.

Topic of interest include: a) biomechanics of injury at high-rate of deformation at multiple scales, b) multiscale dynamics of flexible armor, c) crystal plasticity and dislocation dynamics in electrically assisted deformation of metals, and d) multiphysics modeling of corrosion.

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Faculty Position in Biomechanics / Bioengineering in Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at University of Colorado, Boulder

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Bioengineering with an emphasis on mechanics and/or design.

Biomechanics areas of interest include, but are not limited to, theoretical, experimental, and computational biomechanics and/or mechanobiology. Design areas include, but are not limited to, photoacoustics and ultrasonics, theranostics, biorobotics and/or medical device design.

Fixation and Mechanical Properties of Implanted Cartilage Replacements - Overview of three recently published papers

Partial- and
full-thickness cartilage lesions of the knee caused by trauma, disease or joint
instability are a common disorder affecting people of all ages. Implanted
cartilage replacements (ICR) have the potential to overcome the limitations of
conventional treatment methods and are a promising approach to restore
functionality of the joint. In spite of some success in engineering
cartilaginous tissue, inferior biomechanical and biochemical properties of ICR
compared to native articular cartilage (AC) and inadequate quality of fixation

Open position in biomechanics/continuum mechanics for research assistant

There is an open position at the Institute of Applied Mechanics of the Clausthal University of Technology for a

Research Assistant

(grant is given by the GIF - German-Israeli-Foundation for Scientific Research and Development - for 3 years).

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USACM: Multiscale Methods and Validation in Medicine and Biology II

The second USCACM Thematic Conference on Multiscale Methods and Validation in Medicine and Biology will be held on February 13/14, 2014 in Berkeley, California.The deadline for abstract submission is September 30, 2013.

For more information, please visit

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Challenge of Biomechanics

The application of mechanics to biology
– biomechanics – bears great challenges due to the intricacy of living things.
Their dynamism, along with the complexity of their mechanical response (which
in itself involves complex chemical, electrical, and thermal phenomena) makes
it very difficult to correlate empirical data with theoretical models. This
difficulty elevates the importance of useful biomechanical theories compared to
other fields of engineering. Despite inherent imperfections of all theories, a

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Two PhD Positions in Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology, Austria

 Two PhD positions (each for 4 years, to fill this year)

  1. Computational Biomechanics (modeling and simulation) of biomechanical systems from the cellular to the tissue level; implementation of algorithms and material models into finite element codes such as FEAP
  2. Experimental Biomechanics; mechanical/optical investigations of soft biological tissues at the macro and microscopic level

Payment: the monthly minimum gross salary for this employment is EUR 2,562.00 (14x per year)

Candidates should submit the following as a single PDF file to Professor
Holzapfel via e-mail (submissions are requested by October 1, 2013):

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Postdoctoral Position in Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology, Austria

PostDoc (for 6 years, to fill this year)

Requirements: PhD in (Computational) Mechanics, Biomedical Engineering or a related field; the candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a strong academic and publication record, and the abillity to work independently.

Activities: To teach two autonomous classes per year (Mechanics for Biomedical Engineers, Computational Biomechanics); research to be performed on an international level within the field of "Cardiovascular Solid Mechanics"; to be interested in a habilitation.

Payment: the monthly minimum gross salary for this employment is EUR 3,411.70 (14x per year)

ICMoBT 2013 - Keynote Speakers announced

We are pleased to announce the following speakers:
• Julio M.  Fernández, Columbia University, USA
• Guy Genin, WUSTL, USA (bone-tendon mechanics, brain injury)
• Morteza Gharib, California Institute of Technology, USA
• Stanislav N. Gorb, Zoological Institute of the University of Kiel, Germany
• Eduardo Saiz Gutierrez, Imperial College, UK (surfaces and ceramics)
• Jamie Kruzic, Oregon State University, USA (biomaterials, interfaces)
• Christine Ortiz, MIT, USA (bioinspired materials & structures, armor)
• Thomas Scheibel, University of Bayreuth, Germany (protein materials, silk and other fibers)

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A Postdoctoral Fellowship position is available

I am seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on theoretical and computational
modeling of Traumatic Brain Injury. The position is available immediately. The
potential candidate should have a
Ph.D. (or must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D.) with a background in Solid Mechanics, Biomechanics or related field. The candidate
will be a part of Hopkins Extreme Material Institute (, under the
guidance of K.T. Ramesh and myself.

Post-doctoral Associate in brain biomechanics, medical imaging

Post-doctoral Associate in brain biomechanics is available at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sensorimotor Control at the University of Colorado Boulder

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sensorimotor Control at the University of Colorado Boulder

The Neuromechanics Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, in conjunction with Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on a new research project investigating motor control in a neuroeconomic framework. The project will focus on the role of risk and the subjective valuation of reward in sensorimotor decision-making and control. Candidates will take part in computational modeling of motor control, and the design and supervision of psychophysical experiments.

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research scientist at IHPC (3 year contract) (Biomechanical modeling)

will perform research and development in finite element of soft
materials such as prostate, tumour, and liver. You will also develop new
numerical models and methods for solving soft material non-linear
deformation; establish constitutive model of soft tissues and implement a
fast and robust FEM solver.


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Position for laboratory manager at Vienna University of Technology

At the Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics (ILSB) of Vienna University of Technology,
vienna, Austria there is an open position for the Lab-Manager of the Laboratory for Nano- and Micromechanics of
Biological and Biomimetic Materials. Click here for details.

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