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Micro-scale interactions between Arabidopsis root hairs and soil particles influence soil erosion

De Baets, S., Denbigh, T.D.G., Smyth, K.M. et al. Micro-scale interactions between Arabidopsis root hairs and soil particles influence soil erosion. Commun Biol 3, 164 (2020).


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Fully-funded PhD student positions in the general field of Computational Mechanics of Materials

Dr. Yanqing Su's group in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Utah State University (USU) is looking for fully funded Ph.D. students in the general field of Computational Materials Science. Self-motivated individuals who have research experience in one or more of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ph.D. positions in our group:

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A phase-field mixture theory of tumor growth

Our paper on the phase-field mixture theory of tumor growth is published in JMPS. The continuum model simulates significant mechano-chemo-biological features of avascular tumor growth in the various microenvironment, i.e., nutrient concentration and mechanical stress.

Faghihi, Feng, Lima, Oden, and Yankeelov (2020). A Coupled Mass Transport and Deformation Theory of Multi-constituent Tumor Growth. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 103936.

HETSYS PhD studentship in Data-driven materials modelling

PhD in Data-driven modelling of non-linear heterogenous materials

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a sound background in micromechanics/solid mechanics, and interest in data-driven multiscale modelling of heterogeneous materials to work on a project 'Heterogeneous Materials in Extreme Environments' within the Centre for Doctoral Training HetSys at the University of Warwick (see


Entry requirements

PhD scholarship application in Geomechanics at University of Lyon - Micromechanical and multi-scale behaviour of damaged heterogeneous rocks around underground excavations



The goal of this project is to investigate the multi-scale behaviour of clay rocks, going from microscopic to macroscopic scale, with application to underground drilling. The research will be based on multi-scale approach and numerical method allowing to model microstructure media in a double-scale framework (FEMxFEM). Please, see the full description in the attached file here below.

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Postdoctoral position at Texas A&M University

One postdoctoral position is available in the Computational Cardiovascular Bioengineering Lab at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. This position will focus on developing and using integrated computational-experimental models of cardiovascular function. Some representative research projects are described here:

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Theoretical and Numerical Analysis of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and its Prevention

Theory of physical aging from polymer science is, for the first time, introduced to understand ACL injury and its prevention. By analogy to physical aging of amorphous polymer materials, we think physical aging of two bundles of ACL will largely increase risk of ACL injury. Besides, physical aging will also build a heterogeneous stress and strain in ACL due to its natural anatomic structure, which is a large risk for athletes. The specific designed prevention programs for ACL injury such as plyometrics, strengthening and other neuromuscular training exercises [1] are believed to erase physical aging of ACL. ACL with less physical aging is less likely to get injured in sport activities. In this article, a virtual physical aging simulation is built to validate current hypothesis. Erasing physical aging of ACL may provide an accurate and quantitative way to prevent ACL injury.

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Blueprinting Photothermal Shape‐Morphing of Liquid Crystal Elastomers

By Alexa S. Kuenstler, Yuzhen Chen, Phuong Bui, Hyunki Kim, Antonio DeSimone, Lihua Jin, Ryan C. Hayward

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Postdoc Position in Soft Electronics and Robotics at Michigan State University

The Laboratory for Soft Machines & Electronics ( at the MSU has one postdoc associate opening in the areas of soft materials and machines. The research work is expected to be highly multi-disciplinary, and the specific topics includes: Smart materials and structures, Soft robotics, Artificial skins; Energy harvesters, Wearable Electronics, Machine Learning, etc. This position is available immediately.

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Characterizing fracture stress of defective graphene samples using shallow and deep artificial neural networks

Abstract: Advanced machine learning methods could be useful to obtain novel insights into some challenging nanomechanical problems. In this work, we employed artificial neural networks to predict the fracture stress of defective graphene samples. First, shallow neural networks were used to predict the fracture stress, which depends on the temperature, vacancy concentration, strain rate, and loading direction.

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Nonlinear Mechanics of Thermoelastic Accretion

In this paper, we formulate a theory for the coupling of accretion mechanics and thermoelasticity. We present an analytical formulation of the thermoelastic accretion of an infinite cylinder and of a two-dimensional block.

Eight fully funded Master positions in Computational Mechanics and Materials Science at CEMEF (Mines ParisTech & PSL University)

Eight fully funded positions open for the "Digital Materials and Advanced Processes Modelling (MAPMOD)" Master.

MAPMOD is a one-year full-time postgraduated programme in line with industrial needs for high level competences in high added value components or equipment manufacturing in fields such as aeronautics, energy, automotive.

The funding covers tuition fees and partial support of living expenses.

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Mini-symposium on “Data-Enabled Predictive Modeling, Machine Learning, and Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Mechanics” at IMECE 2020 conference

Dear Colleagues,


As part of the IMECE 2020 (November 13-19, 2020, Portland, Oregon), we are organizing a topic on “Data-Enabled Predictive Modeling, Machine Learning, and Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Mechanics.” It is listed in Track 12: Mechanics of Solids, Structures, and Fluids:


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Freely Downloadable Special Issue of Journal of Applied Mechanics/Century of Fracture Mechanics/John W. Hutchinson's 80th Birthday

Fracture mechanics is one of the key research topics in our field (of mechanics) and has a rather rich history of innovation and applications. From earth-quakes to air-planes---the mechanics underpinning the phenomenon of materials falling apart has been essential in the development of technology.  Griffith’s work on fracture was published about a 100 years ago and is often widely regarded as the start of modern fracture mechanics.

Interface engineering for nanocomposite toughness enhancements

Engineering ceramic/nanocomposite interfaces may lead to the development of ultra-tough ceramic nanocomposites. The novel processing method, as well as micromechanical interpretation of the above result, can be found here:

Christos E. Athanasiou

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Postdoctoral position at Polytechnic University of Hauts-de-France

Numerical modeling of the impact during a fall on the human skeleton taking into account the variability between individuals


Postdoctoral position in modeling and numerical simulation of shockwaves in porous materials

Modeling and numerical simulation of shockwaves in porous materials


A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Laboratory of Microstructure Studies and Mechanics of Materials (LEM3) of the University of Lorraine (UL) in Metz, France.

PhD position in Materials Science and Engineering at University of Nevada, Reno

A PhD position in Materials Science and Engineering is available at the University of Nevada, Reno starting June 2020. The research focuses on grain boundary strengthening of nanocrystalline materials. The successfull applicant will focus on both experiments and CALPHAD modeling.

Interested applicants should send an email to with the resume, cover letter, transcripts, GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores in attachment. (All five documents should be included for full consideration).


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PhD position - Predictive analysis of the corrosion behaviour for aeronautical structural parts in 2024 T3 aluminium alloy

Dear all

A PhD position is open at Cirimat lab (Toulouse, France), in collaboration with AIRBUS Helicopters industry, entitled (see enclosed pdf):


Predictive analysis of the corrosion behaviour for aeronautical structural parts in 2024 T3 aluminium alloy


Application forms (CV + letter of motivation) must be sent before tuesday 24 march 2020 at 12:00 am to:

Christine Blanc – +33 5 34 32 34 07 –

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SES 2020 - Mechanics of Electrochemically Active and Ferroelastic Materials


The technical meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis on September 28-30, 2020. As part of this meeting we are organizing a symposium in Track 5: Frontiers in Mechanics of Materials with a minisymposium title of “Mechanics Of Electrochemically Active and Ferroelastic Materials”. The deadline for abstract submission is March 17th. We encourage you to submit an abstract or to forward to any interested parties, e.g., your students or colleagues.

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Special Session in Honor of Dr. Mostafa Rassaian

Call for Papers

The AIAA Structures Technical Committees are sponsoring a

AIAA SciTech 2021

11–15 January 2021

Music City Center

Nashville, TN



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