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6 CDs in cell mechanics(mechanobiology)

There are six distinguished biophysicist in cell mechanics field (their research interests cover much broader areas) and the abbreviations of their first names are either C or D. They are Dr. David Weitz (Harvard U.), Dr. Christopher Chen (U. Penn.), Dr. Dennis Discher (U. Penn.), Dr. Denis Wirtz (JHU), Dr. Douglas Robinson (JHU), and Dr. Daniel Fletcher (U.C. Berkeley). These six scientists use both experimental and theoretical approaches to investigate the biological responses of proteins and cells to mechanical stimuli, such as forces and geometrical constraints. Their research extends from molecular scale to cellular level to tissue level.

Payam Soltani's picture

Vibration of wavy single-walled carbon nanotubes based on nonlocal Euler Bernoulli and Timoshenko models

Vibration of wavy single-walled carbon nanotubes based on nonlocal Euler Bernoulli and Timoshenko models

By: Payam Soltani, A Kassaei, M M Taherian and A Farshidianfar


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Proceedings of the V International PhD workshop dealing with durability of concrete, which was held in Finland in February, have been published. The publication is available for free download at: . Many interesting and innovative topic, dealing both with experimental and numerical research of concrete durability, are presented.

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)

Douglas P Holmes's picture

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 >

Markus J. Buehler's picture

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).

Jianliang Xiao's picture

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)

Jianliang Xiao's picture

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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