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Postdoc opportunity at Harvard in mechanics of soft materials for wearable devices

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the School
of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University invites
applications for immediate openings for a joint postdoctoral fellow
position between the Whitesides Group (Prof. George Whitesides) and the
Harvard Biodesign Lab (Prof. Conor Walsh). The research is expected to
involve material science and mechanics of soft materials with a focus on
developing novel materials (e.g. actively variable stiffness, flexible

Mathematical basis of virtual work

I am looking for a reference where I can find a mathematical proof of the principle of virtual displacements (work)

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Faculty Position in Engineering Science & Mechanics at Virginia Tech

The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) at Virginia Tech seeks applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in the general area of dynamical systems with applications to mechanics. Appointment will be at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor. Exceptionally qualified candidates may also be eligible for a named professor appointment.

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International CAE Conference 2012 - Poster Award

The International CAE Conference held on the 22nd-23rd October in Italy will be running a competition for the best poster that illustrates the use of CAE technology.

Enter for free and win a Tablet PC!

3 posters will be awarded from each of the 2 categories;

  • Industry
  • Academic

Deadline: 28th September 2012

Find out more and submit your poster now >

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering – Lecturer in Structural Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is seeking to fill a Lecturer position in structural engineering with the opportunity to build strong ties with MIT Department of Architecture. Position is full-time for a three-year period starting September 1, 2012.

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Call for special issue papers: Mechanics of cells, tissues, and biomaterials

The paramount role of mechanics in life has recently been the center of attention of many researchers. This special issue will be focusing on the role of mechanics in the life of cells and tissues and their interactions with biomaterials. Original research and review papers are solicited for review and publication in the journal Mechanical Sciences . Mechanical Sciences is an academic open-access journal sponsored by the Library of Delft University of Technology and The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

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SES 2012, symposium "Mechanics of Thin Film and Multilayer Structures"

Dear Colleagues:

We are writing to invite you to submit abstracts to the symposium "Mechanics of Thin Film and Multilayer Structures" (Symposium IV.11) at the upcoming SES 49th Annual Technical Meeting to be held in Georgia Tech during Oct. 10-12, 2012.


PhD Fellowship in “Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering"

Topic: PhD Fellowship in “Risk
and Reliability of Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations”

Location: NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

Deadline: 09 Mar 2012

Salary: NOK 391 100 to NOK 448
100 per year (equivalent of approximately £43 000 to £50 000)

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ASME IMECE 2012, “Mechanics of Adhesion” symposium

Adhesion has long been an important issue for mechanics and
many other disciplines. Its influence spans macro-, micro-, nano- and molecular
scales. When size goes down, adhesion plays a more and more significant role.
Many important technologies attribute to adhesion, such as transfer printing
for advanced microfabrication, super adhesives inspired by gecko foot hairs,
and self-assembly. Adhesion also has strong implications on the behavior of
nanomaterials (such as nanotubes and graphenes) and biological systems (such as
cells). This minisymposium "Mechanics of Adhesion" is to provide a

Job Opportunity at Bridgestone Americas

There is an open position in the Advanced Tire Technology department in Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations ( Please see the attached flyer for details and send resume, if interested, to

PhD Studentship at Simon Fraser University Fuel Cell Lab

PhD and Master's Studentships
Fuel Cell Modeling and Experimentation
Simon Fraser University Fuel Cell Laboratory
Vancouver, Canada
Starting Date: January 1, 2012

Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Simon Fraser University Fuel Cell Lab

Post-Doctoral Fellow Position
Microstructural Modeling of PEM Fuel Cell Materials
Simon Fraser University Fuel Cell Laboratory
Vancouver, Canada
Starting Date: December 1, 2011

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Corotational formulation for 3D solids

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This paper presents theory for the Lagrange co-rotational (CR) formulation of finite elements in the geometrically nonlinear analysis of 3D structures. In this paper strains are assumed to be small while the magnitude of rotations from the reference configuration is not restricted. A new best fit rotator and consistent spin filter are derived. 


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Two Openings for Post-doctoral Fellows at University of Houston

Two post-doctoral fellow positions are available in Sharma's research group at University of Houston. Potential candidates can visit the following website to get an idea of the kind of research projects undertaken in this group: The positions are for one year but renewable for a second year upon satisfactory performance. Candidates are expected to be familiar with both atomistic calculation methods and continuum mechanics.

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See while you Measure: In-situ Studies in Mechanics (September Journal Club Topic)

*Participation to this club is as easy as i) sending a reference/abstract of your paper if you are working in this area or ii) send a challenge concept/issue/expt if you are not experimentalist :)*  

Journals in Physics and Engineering, and Preprint Servers Like arXiv

Hi all,


1. In the past, we have had quite some discussion regarding both open-access and open-access journals. However the slant in this blog post is different. I am not concerned here much about open-access journals per say.


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