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Journal Club for August 2021 - Electromechanics of Polyelectrolytes

Meredith Silberstein and Max Tepermeister

Cornell University, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


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Journal Club for June 2020: Mechanically instructive biomaterials: a synergy of mechanics, materials and biology


Mechanically instructive biomaterials: a synergy of mechanics, materials and biology

Zhenwei Ma, Jianyu Li

Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada


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PhD in Geomechanics or Engineering Science, CUBoulder

Open Position: Geomechanics/ Engineering Science PhD

Department: The student can choose to enroll in the Geotechnical Engineering and Geomechanics Program, or in the Engineering Science program within the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) at the University of Colorado Boulder

Focus Area: Multiphysics at interfaces in porous material.

PhD Position within ITN Newfrac and 1st Workshop

Dear mechanicians and friends,


I bring your attention on the available Early Research Stage (ESR) position, i.e. PhD position, within the International Training Network (ITN) NewFrac ( 

The corresponding link is available here

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Department Head, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, The University of Arizona

The University of Arizona seeks a strategic, collaborative leader to serve as head of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. The head of AME, who reports to the College of Engineering dean, leads a dynamic department with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students, plus modern teaching and research facilities. The department head must be an innovative and visionary academic leader who can spearhead the continuing transformation of AME for the challenges of the 21st century. Please see the attached file. Also, see for the complete job posting.

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Mechanotropism of single cells adhering to elastic substrates subject to exogenous forces

Adherent cells are able to actively generate internal forces, channeled by cytoskeletal protein filaments and transmitted through transmembrane receptors to the surrounding environment by means of focal adhesions.

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Uniaxial stretch-release of rubber-plastic bilayers: strain dependent transition to stable helices, rolls, saddles, and tubes

Polymeric plastics deform irreversibly (i.e., inelastically) whereas rubbers deform reversibly, i.e., elastically.

Thus, uniaxially stretching a rubber-plastic bilayer composite beyond its yield point can create an elastic strain mismatch between the two layers. Upon release, the bilayer may then bend out-of-plane.

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Bulky auxeticity, tensile buckling and deck-of-cards kinematics emerging from structured continua

Complex mechanical behaviours are generally met in macroscopically homogeneous media as effects of inelastic responses or as results of unconventional material properties, which are postulated or due to structural systems at the meso/micro-scale.

Examples are strain localization due to plasticity or damage and metamaterials exhibiting negative Poisson’s ratios resulting from special porous, eventually buckling, sub-structures.

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PhD in Mechanics of Soft Materials and Biological Tissues

Ph.D. position at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.  The research is concerned with the modeling of failure and fracture in soft materials and biological tissues.  Preference will be given to candidates with background in nonlinear finite element methods and constitutive modeling. If you are interested, please send an email to me at: with a single PDF file containing your CV, grades, names of two references, and a brief description of how your experience and background meet th

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Postdoc Positions at Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China

Postdoc positions are available in the group of Prof. JG Zhu at Jiangsu University, China. Those possessing PhDs in the area of solid mechanics and material science are sought. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in experimental and computational mechanics, composite materials and structures etc.

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CTU Global Postdoc Fellowship in quasicontinuum modeling of lattice structures and metamaterials

Together with Ondřej Rokoš and Milan Jirásek, we are searching for a postdoctoral researcher to work with us on leveraging quasi-continuum methods towards robust simulations of initiation and propagation of instabilities in architectured materials and flexible mechanical metamaterials. Eligible candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree awarded in 2015 or later.

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Tenure Track faculty opening at University of Rochester

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Rochester is searching for a new tenure-track Assistant Professor, to join in July 2022. The research field is materials science theory / computation particularly related to superconductors. Please see the attachement if interested or distribute to your network.

Postdoctoral Research Associate and Graduate Student Openings in Mechanobiology and Biomechanics at UPenn

Several postdoctoral and graduate student openings with primary focus on biomechanics is available immediately in the Shenoy Research Group at the University of Pennsylvania. We are looking for strongly motivated candidates to work on Nation Cancer  supported Cancer Metastasis Network Center.

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Molecular‑level investigation on the spallation of polyurea




Our paper "Molecular‑level investigation on the spallation of polyurea" is freely available from this link:

We used molecular dynamics (MD) simulations to investigate the nanoscale mechanism associated with the spallation of polyurea, which allowed us to test some assumptions commonly made in the interpretation of similar experiments on the macroscale. 

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Two PhD Positions on Composites (Onshore/Australian domestic students only)

Two PhD Positions on Composite Materials (Onshore/Australian domestic students only).


We are currently looking to recruit two PhD candidates to work on the development of manufacturing processes and technologies for lightweight fibre-reinforced composite materials with complex geometry. Project activities include design, manufacture and testing (including non-destructive testing, NDT) of carbon fibre-reinforced composites. NDT approaches may also expand into sensor technologies for structural health monitoring of advanced composite structures.


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(Deadline Oct 15th, 2021) Call for Nominations for the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty

It is my pleasure to solicit nominations for the "Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty". This award, launched in 2012, is given annually to rapidly emerging junior faculty who exemplify the creative use and development of mechanics. The intent of the award is to promote the field of mechanics, especially among young researchers. While interdisciplinary work that bridges mechanics with physics, chemistry, biology and other disciplines is encouraged, the ideal awardee will demonstrate clear inspiration from mechanics in his/her research.

Announcement of the 2020 Haythornthwaite Grants Recipients

The AMD-ASME Executive Committee is delighted to announce the 2020 recipients of the Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grants, each to be awarded at $20,000. The five selected recipients are:

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EML Webinar (Season 2) on 4 August 2021 by Takao Someya on electronic skins for biomedical applications

EML Webinar (Season 2) on 4 August 2021 will be given by Takao Someya on electronic skins for biomedical applications. Host: John A. Rogers, Northwestern University

Time: 9 am Boston, 2 pm London, 9 pm Beijing on 4 August 2021

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Efficient Constant Strain Tetrahedron Shape Functions

Dear researchers,

Hi all,

I am pleased to post my following publication:

Study on Dynamic Detection of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Damage by Finite Element Model Updating


How can solid ice be tested in laboratory environment (mechanical testing)?

Below is a blog post based on equipment that we have built for testing solid ice samples. We designed an ADMET biaxial testing system (eXpert 8600 series) in collaboration with the Rock and Ice Deformation Laboratory (RIDL) at Woods Hole Oceanograhic Institution (WHOI). 

Test Application

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My Scientific New Paper

Hi All,

My New Scientific Paper is :

Structural Probabilistic Health Monitoring of a Potentially Damaged Bridge

Mohammed Lamine MOUSSAOUI , Mohamed CHABAAT , Abderrahmane KIBBOUA

International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research

Volume 10, No. 3, pp. 119-122, 2021


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Universal Deformations in Anisotropic Nonlinear Elastic Solids

Universal deformations of an elastic solid are deformations that can be achieved for all possible strain-energy density functions and suitable boundary conditions. They play a central role in nonlinear elasticity and their classification has been mostly accomplished for isotropic solids following Ericksen's seminal work. Here, we address the same problem for transversely isotropic, orthotropic, and monoclinic solids.


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