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Fast nastic motion of plants and bio-inspired structures

The capability to sense and respond to external mechanical stimuli at various timescales is essential to many physiological aspects in plants, including selfprotection, intake of nutrients and reproduction. Remarkably, some plants have evolved the ability to react to mechanical stimuli within a few seconds despite a lack of muscles and nerves. The fast movements of plants in response to mechanical stimuli have long captured the curiosity of scientists and engineers, but the mechanisms behind these rapid thigmonastic movements are still not understood completely.

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Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) lab at TU Delft

After several years of research in the area of additive manufacturing, biofabrication, and additively manufactured biomaterials and implants, I finally put up the first version of the website of my lab. I will gradually improve the website, but there is already links to all publications coming out of my lab in the general area of AM.


Simpleware case study: 3D FE Model of the Diabetic Neuropathic Foot

Diabetic foot represents a complication of diabetes that can lead to foot ulcers and other serious conditions. 3D Finite Element (FE) analysis enables dynamic characterisation of different loads within the foot.

Simpleware Workshop at CMBBE 2015

We're running a workshop at the 13th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE) in Montreal, Canada.

Date: Thursday, September 3rd 2015
Time: 3.25pm-5.30pm
Presenter: Tom Spirka (PhD)

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Postdoc in Soft Tissue Biomechanics and Imaging, University of Pittsburgh

The Laboratory of Ocular Biomechanics at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellow position on multi-scale biomechanics of soft tissues. The project goal is to understand aging and vision. To apply, send TWO representative publications and CV to Ian Sigal, PhD ( More details about the Laboratory of Ocular Biomechanics at Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so early submission is encouraged.

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Dear all, 

The 6th interntional conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues will be in Hawaii. Please see the poster in the attachment. The dealine for submitting the abstract will be extended. 



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Postdoc Position in Computational Modeling of Growth and Remodeling Mechanisms

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available at the laboratory of Rafael Grytz, PhD, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, for 2 years, starting immediately. The candidate will be instrumental in developing computational methods to quantify and simulate growth and remodeling mechanisms in ocular conditions and diseases.

Asymmetric flexural behavior from bamboo’s functionally graded hierarchical structure: Underlying mechanisms

As one of the most renewable resources on Earth, bamboo has recently attracted increasing interest for its promising applications in sustainable structural purposes. Its superior mechanical properties arising from the unique functionally-graded (FG) hierarchical structure also make bamboo an excellent candidate for bio-mimicking purposes in advanced material design. However, despite its well-documented, impressive mechanical characteristics, the intriguing asymmetry in flexural behavior of bamboo, alongside its underlying mechanisms, has not yet been fully understood.

ERC RealTCut biomechanics post-doctoral opportunity

POSITION We are looking for a post-doctoral fellow for a duration of 12 to 23 months, available immediately at the University of Luxembourg, in collaboration with Cardiff University. Gross Salary 68,000EUR per annum.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Soft Tissue Biomechanics and Imaging, University of Pittsburgh

     The Laboratory of Ocular Biomechanics at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellow position on microstructure-based modeling of soft tissue biomechanics and remodeling. The project goal is to understand aging and vision loss. Specific duties will involve imaging, finite element modeling, analysis and interpretation of results, manuscript preparation and presentation in national and international meetings.

CFP: Mini-symposium at 13th US National COngress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM13)

We invite you to submit abstracts to this Simpleware-sponsored minisymposium

Deadline: February 15, 2015

13th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USCNCCM13)

July 26-July 30, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

Mini-symposium - Biomechanics Modeling: Advances and Applications to Real-World Problems

Organiser: Petr Krysl, University of California, San Diego

Extinct Kangaroos Couldn't Hop

Another couple of interesting articles to share. Using some "mechanics" principles, researchers have reasoned that 100,000 years ago, kangaroos were too heavy to hop.

A while ago, a different group of researchers published the results of computer modelling (using genetic algorithms) that showed dinosaurs might have hopped and skipped as forms of locomotion! (But only if particularly happy?)

These articles might be good to share with undergraduate engineers for discussion in tutorials. There are issues to discuss with assumptions in both cases. 

2015 Summer Biomechanics Bioengineering and Biotransport Meeting

<p>Please join us at the Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference (SB3C2015), to be held at beautiful Snowbird Utah, July 17-20, 2015 ( The theme of the conference this year is <strong> Synergy of Modeling and Experiments in Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport </strong>.

Post Doctoral Position

Open Post Doctoral Position in Biomechanics for 2 years, fully employed, at the Institute of Biomechanics in Graz, Austria.

For more details please see the attachment.

Faculty Position - UCSB Mechanical Engineering - Assistant Professor - Tenure Track







The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor with a start date of July 1, 2015 or later. 

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FEBio2 Released


It’s with great pleasure that we announce the release of version 2.0 of FEBio (Finite Elements for Biomechanics). This new version can be downloaded here .  FEBio is an open-source finite element package, specifically designed for solving problems in the field of computational biomechanics. This new version includes some major changes and contains a number of new and exciting features. Some of the noteworthy changes and additions are listed below.

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Force-driven evolution of mesoscale structure in engineered 3D microtissues and the modulation of tissue stiffening

Force-driven evolution of mesoscale structure in engineered 3D microtissues and the modulation of tissue stiffening

Ruogang Zhao, Christopher S. Chen, Daniel H. Reich, Biomaterials, Vol. 35, Issue 19, June 2014, Pg 5056–5064


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

 For more information and to register, please visit  


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