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Postdoctoral position in nanomechanics of 2D nanomaterials

The School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) to develop computational models of ultra-flexible 2D nanomaterials in sheared liquids, using techniques borrowed from computational fluid and solid mechanics.

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PhD Position in Multiscale Modeling of Hierarchical Materials

A PhD position is open for summer or fall 2017 in Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at Louisiana Tech University on multiscale modeling of hierarchical materials with an emphasis on nanocomposites. The candidates must have earned a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering or related fields and have a solid background in theoretical and computational mechanics, specifically continuum mechanics and finite element modeling, and need to have the knowledge of w.riting computer code (preferably using C/C++).

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PhD Position Immediately Available in Nanomechanics/Computational Materials Science

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering ( at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (, United States has immediate opening for one fully funded PhD position. The position will start from Fall 2016 (September 2016). Interested candidates should apply as soon as possible.

Tenure-track Faculty at Eastern Michigan University in Tribology, Nanomechanics, or Solid Mechanics

The Depart­ment of Physics and Astronomy invites ap­plications for a tenure-track position in physics in the area of experimental nanomechanics/tribology starting Fall 2016. Re­spon­si­bilities include: teaching a full range of classes (from introductory to graduate level) in physics, especially mechanics; lead­ing mechanics-related activities; performing departmental service; and conducting scholarly activity. Minimum qualifications: A master's degree plus 18 semester hours.  Preferred qualifications: Ph.D.

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Fourth International Conference of Nanomechanics and Nanocomposites (ICNN4)

The 4th edition of the International Conference of Nanomechanics and Nanocomposites (ICNN)  will be held in Vicenza from 14th to 17th of September 2016.

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Symposium on Mechanics and Tribology at the Nanoscale at MRS Spring Meeting 2016, March 28-April 1

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Together with Tevis Jacobs, Ju Li and Qian Yu, I'd like to invite you to submit an abstract to Symposium CM3: Mechanics and Tribology at the Nanoscale: In situ and In silico Investigations at the Spring MRS meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, from March 28-April 1, 2016.

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Bauschinger effect in nanowires

Intrinsic Bauschinger Effect and Recoverable Plasticity in Pentatwinned Silver Nanowires Tested in Tension

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Rodrigo A. Bernal, Amin Aghaei, Sangjun Lee, Seunghwa Ryu, Kwonnam Sohn, Jiaxing Huang, Wei Cai, and Horacio Espinosa

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Postdoc Position in Experimental Nanomechanics

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in Dr. Yong Zhu’s lab in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University. The project involves mechanics, multiphysics and interface mechanics of two-dimensioanl (2D) nanomaterials. The successful candidate will have the opportunities to collaborate with researchers in the areas ranging from nanomaterial synthesis to atomistic simulation. 

PhD Position in Atomistic Simulations / Computational Nanomechanics

The Institute for General Material Properties of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is seeking an outstanding PhD candidate to participate in a research-training group on in-situ microscopy on nanoscale objects.


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A fully-supported Ph.D. position is available for Nanomaterials Synthesis and Characterization at Villanova University (Philadelphia, USA)

A doctoral (Ph.D.) research assistant (RA) student position is available on the Synthesis, Characterization, and Modeling of Pristine and Atomic-Layer-Deposition-Treated Individual Nanoparticles. The Ph.D. position is financially fully supported including the tuition and stipend.

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.

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Nanodurotaxis: a fundamental law of nanoscale directional motion

Hi all,

One of our recent works on nanoscale directional motion induced by stiffness gradient.

I hope you will find it interesting.

This work has been presented in 2014 MRS Spring Meeting by Prof. Huajian Gao (the PPT file he used is attached):



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Post-doctoral position in Nanomechanics at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

NTNU Nanomechanical Lab at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, offers a full-time 3-year post-doctoral position in nanomechanics. Post-doctoral salary 482500 NOK / year.

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Journal Club Theme of May 2014: in situ Nanomechanics

The in situ nanomechanics is an emerging field that investigates the mechanical properties and deformation mechanisms of nanoscale and nanostructured materials, by integrating the real-time mechanical testing inside electron microscope and the mechanics modeling with atomic resolution. It provides a powerful approach to "visualize" the intrinsic nanomechanical behavior of materials - seeing is believing.

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Nonlinear and quasi-linear behavior of a curved carbon nanotube vibrating in an electric force field; an analytical approach

Nonlinear and quasi-linear behavior of a curved carbon nanotube vibrating in an electric force field; an analytical approach

 By: Payam SOLTANI, A. Kassaei, M. M. Taherian


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Modelling fracture of graphene using Griffith’s criterion and quantized fracture mechanics

In armchair graphene sheets, crack propagates perpendicular to the applied strain, whereas crack propagation in zigzag sheets occurs at an angle to the straining direction. This occurs due to different bond structure along armchair and zigzag directions as shown in Fig. 1. Videos 1 and 2 show the fracture of armchair and zigzag sheets, respectively.


Fig. 1: Armchair and zigzag directions of graohene


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