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Post-doctoral postion in Mechanical Engineering at NUS

I have an opening for a post-doctoral position starting early next year (Jan 2009) in the broad area of multi-scale mechanics of nano-crystalline (nc) materials. The focus will be on microstructure mediated failure processes in nc materials primarily using continuum mechanics based approaches, but informed by materials science.

If you are interested, please send me (shailendra[at]nus[dot]edu[dot]sg) your CV and the names of at least two references.



Seeking Summer Internship Opportunity

I am a third year undergraduate student of IIT Kharagpur ( In the coming summer, we are supposed to do summer training in some industry in, or out of India, whereas if we want to do internship in a university it must be a foreign university (internship in Indian universities is not allowed).

Finance and Mechanics


Recent events about the financial crisis and generally spread turmoils on Economics and Financial Environments  lead me to these conclusions.

Critical Speed:  informations, a key issue on finance, reached a critical speed. Maybe this is the "first" critical speed of the system. Speed of informations has reached the same order of magnitude of people's judgement (executives and investors more than others) so there's a sort of over-reaction about actual events.

The 2009 ASCE-ASME-SES Joint Conference on Mechanics and Materials, June 24-27, 2009, Blacksburg, VA

ASCE, ASME and SES will hold their Joint Conference on Mechanics and Materials on June 24-27, 2009 in Blacksburg, VA.  The conference will be chaired by Dr. Ishwar K. Puri, Department Head, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech. The conference web site provides details, including an invitation to submit symposium and organized session proposals, key dates, instructions for the submission of abstracts and registration information.

I am looking for a PhD Studentship

Hi, I am a master student in Stuttgart University of Germany
I study Computational Mechanics of Materials and Structures  

Post-Doc Position is avalaible in Bio-Mimetic Adhesive Interfaces

A Post-Doc Position is avalaible in Bio-Mimetic Adhesive Interfaces (EbioAdI) at the University of Mons-Hanaut, Belgium

Supervisor: Prof. Pascal Damman, PhD
University of Mons-Hainaut
Interfaces & Complex Fluids Lab (InFluX)
European Collaborative Research Project (ESF-Eurocores)
Duration : 1 – 3 years
Deadline: 1 September 20088

In short:

A lack of heroes, a lack of open culture

One of the things that I've thought about often in relation to mechanics is:

Ji Wang's picture

An Introduction Course on Mechanics


We are currently offerring an introductory course on mechanics for junior students for all fields and subjects.  It is a so called general knowledge course for students to know more on certain subjects and fields before a decision on choice of a major is made.  Since the Mechanics Department in our University has not been popular for so long, we have decided to evangalize our field with more glorious history of Mechanics: Newton, Bernoulli, Euler, Clausius, Faraday, and Einstein.

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10% "early bird" discount off full registration fee for 2nd IC Mechanics of Biomaterials & Tissues - offer closes 26 October!

Elsevier is offering a 10% discount off the full registration fee for the 2nd International Conference on the Mechanics of Biomaterials & Tissues ( This offer will end on 26 October 2007.

I hope you are able to come to Kaua'i and take part in this exciting and well-received conference.

Dean Eastbury

Publisher, Elsevier 

A book on mechanics that would pique your curiosity

I am happy to recommend the following book for your general reading.

Ranganath, G.S., ``Mysterious Motions and other Intriguing Phenomena in Physics," Hyderabad, India: Universities Press (2001)

Mogadalai Gururajan's picture

Some write-ups in mechanics

My googling today brought me to this treasure trove of write-ups in mechanics:

This site contains informal (usually rough draft) technical notes and tutorials on topics in mechanics. The sophistication is at the first or second year graduate level. These write-ups include:

New graduate mechanics course at MIT: Mechanics of Heterogeneous Materials

16.223 Mechanics of Heterogeneous Materials

Course Description: Mechanical behavior of heterogeneous materials such as thin-film microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) materials and advanced filamentary composites, with particular emphasis on laminated structural configurations. Anisotropic and crystallographic elasticity formulations. Structure, properties and mechanics of constituents such as films, substrates, active materials, fibers, and matrices including nano- and micro-scale constituents. Effective properties from constituent properties. Classical laminated plate theory for modeling structural behavior including extrinsic and intrinsic strains and stresses such as environmental effects. Introduction to buckling of plates and nonlinear (deformations) plate theory. Other issues in modeling heterogeneous materials such as fracture/failure of laminated structures.


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