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Postdoc position at UIUC: mechanics of 2D materials

A postdoctoral position in the UIUC research group of Prof. Harley Johnson is available immediately.  The project, in collaboration with Prof. Shaoxing Qu of Zhejiang University, will involve modeling of coupled mechanical and optical behavior of 2D materials.  Candidates should have experience with empirical and first-principles atomistic modeling.  The position will start no later than July 31st, 2017, for a one-year duration, and may be renewable depending on progress and availability of funds.  

Pedro Reis's picture

Postdoc positions in the new group of Pedro Reis at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

I have openings for two post-doc positions in my new research group at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, where I will be moving later this year. The target start date is January 1st, 2018.

zichen's picture

Research Associate positions at Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College

Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, an Ivy League institution in New Hampshire, cordially invites applications for TWO Research Associate positions to start immediately. Collaborative projects led by Dr. John Zhang and Dr. Zi Chen are sponsored by NIH Director’s Transformative Award and Fortune 500 companies in the Silicon Valley. We are looking for outstanding junior scholars with great research potential who are desirous of independent academic or industrial R&D careers.

Baoxing Xu's picture

[Call For Abstracts]: 2017 SES symposium on "Mechanics-Driven Manufacturing of Functional Structures"

Dear colleagues and friends,

Please consider submitting abstract (s) to the Symposium on "Mechanics-Driven Manufacturing of Functional Structures" at the 2017 SES meeting, under Track IX: Advanced Manufacturing.
 

Deadline of abstract submission: April 15, 2017.

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Topics of interest include:

(1) Mechanics-driven manufacturing approaches (e.g. self-assembly, rapid evaporation and sublimation, transfer printing, crack/buckling/delamination /collapse -driven templating)

zichen's picture

Edge effect of strained bilayer nanofilms for tunable multistability and actuation

Inspired by the need to develop reconfigurable materials at the micro- and nano- scales that are capable of exhibiting more than one stable configuration, we employed both theoretical and computational models supported by experiments to study the multistable behavior of a Si/Cr microclaw and uncover the mechanical principles involved.

stefanogonella's picture

PhD positions in mechanics of advanced materials at the University of Minnesota

PhD positions in the broad area of mechanics of advanced materials are available in the group of Prof. Stefano Gonella (http://personal.cege.umn.edu/~gonella/) at the University of Minnesota.

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Asking for help in BAJA SAE Car

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Hello,I've joined a racing contest for Off-Road cars , called Baja SAE ( Society of Automotive Engineers)

The car contains tubes that are welded together or attached together by flanges

I am familiar with Abaqus and ANSYS btw

What are the main aspects that we should consider in modeling and simulating a baja sae car ?
BAJA SAE Car to be made

Can you help me with this?

cemalbasaran's picture

A Nobel Prize worthy paper, unifying Mechanics and Thermodynamics with a mathematical basis

I highly recommend this paper to any mechanician who is familiar with the scientific efforst in the last 150 years to unify mechanics and thermodynamics. Sosnoskiy and Sherbakov and several others from the Russian Academy of Sciences listed in the Acknowledgemnsts have achieved it. Congratulations.

Sosnovskiy, L. Sherbakov, S.,”Mechanothermodynamic Entropy and Analysis of Damage State of Complex Systems”, Entropy, 2016, 18, 268.

cemalbasaran's picture

A Nobel prize worthy paper, unifying Mechanics and Thermodynamics with a Mathematical Basis

I highly recommend this paper to any mechanician who is familiar with the scientific efforst in the last 150 years to unify mechanics and thermodynamics. Sosnoskiy and Sherbakov and several others from the Russian Academy of Sciences listed in the Acknowledgemnsts have achieved it. Congratulations.

Sosnovskiy, L. Sherbakov, S.,”Mechanothermodynamic Entropy and Analysis of Damage State of Complex Systems”, Entropy, 2016, 18, 268.

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12 PhD and 2 Postdoctoral Research Associate positions in materials science

The Centre for Advanced Materials (Zentrum für Hochleistungsmaterialien – ZHM) is a joint institution in Hamburg, Germany, bringing together scientists from universities and non-university research organizations in the area of materials science and technology.

Wenjie Xia's picture

CALL FOR ABSTRACT: SES 2016 Symposium C-2: Mechanics of Biological and Bioinspired Materials

Dear Colleagues,

We hope this message finds you well. We are organizing a symposium entitled "Mechanics of Biological and Bioinspired Materials" at The Society of Engineering Science (SES) 53rd Annual Technical Meeting at University of Maryland, College Park, from October 2–5, 2016. The deadline abstract submission is June 15, 2016.

stefanogonella's picture

[Call for Abstract] SES 2016 Symposium F-3: Wave Phenomena in Linear and Nonlinear Metamaterials

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the symposium F-3: Wave Phenomena in Linear and Nonlinear Metamaterials at the SES 53rd Annual Technical Meeting (SES2016) to be held October 2-5 2016 in College Park, MD.

Symposium Technical Description

Sung Hoon Kang's picture

[Call for Abstract] SES 2016 Symposium D-3: Mechanics of 3D Printed Materials and Structures

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the symposium on Mechanics of 3D Printed Materials and Structures at the 53rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES2016) to be held during October 2-5, 2016 at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (College Park, MD). 

Symposium Technical Description

shreeram111's picture

UMAT Non linear Viscoelasticity - Algorithm verification?

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Hello everybody,

           My task is to write a UMAT for Non-linear Viscoelasicity based on Schapery's model in ABAQUS. I have coded the routine, but I am still not able to predict correct response. I tried to debug it as much as I can. I understand that it would be difficult for anybody to understand my code. So, I have attached a flowchart (pdf) of the whole algorithm that I follow. It would be nice if you could check that and correct me if I am wrong.

Thanks in advance for your time and consideration

Regards

Shree

Rouzbeh1's picture

Multiple Post-Doctoral Positions in Advanced Synthesis and Characterization at Rice University

Position Description: Multiple postdoctoral associate positions in the area of advanced synthesis and nano/micro-scale characterization of nanoparticles and nanocomposites are available at Rice University. Various techniques will be applied to synthesize and self-assemble size- and shape-controlled (calcium) silicate-polymer nanoparticles followed by nano- and micro-characterizations including a myriad of probes such as electron microscopies (TEM, XRD, SEM, AFM), ICP, XPS, NMR, porosimetry, dynamic mechanical analysis, nanoindentation, etc.

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Lecturer in Applied Mechanics at Durham University, UK

Having just filled a vacancy at Senior Lecturer level, we now have another opportunity at Durham, for a Lecturership in Applied Mechanics. This is a permanent position (subject to the usual probation period). Full details are on jobs.ac.uk The closing date is November 29th.

Markus J. Buehler's picture

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.

azadpoor's picture

Mechanics of Additively Manufactured Biomaterials and Implants: Special issue of J Mech Behav Biomed Mater

Additive manufacturing (AM) has emerged as a powerful technique for manufacturing of various types of biomaterials and implants. Using AM, it is now possible to fabricate biomaterials with arbitrarily complex shapes at different scales. The inventory of biomaterials that can be used in this way continues to increase, extending the possible range of products and applications.

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