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Journal Club for July 2021: Computational Design of Compliant Mechanisms

Computational Design of Compliant Mechanisms

Jessica McWilliams (, Wei-Hsi Chen (, Cynthia Sung (

General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception (GRASP) Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, USA


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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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Ph.D. positions at North Carolina State University (NC State) in Mechanical Engineering: Mechanics of Materials and Biomaterials (2022 Spring/2022 Fall)


Dr. Jingjie Hu’s group in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NC State has openings for multiple fully funded Ph.D. positions in the areas of Biomaterials and Mechanics of Materials. Research in the group focuses on the mechanical behaviors of biological and biomedical systems, using both experimental and theoretical approaches ( Selected candidates are expected to start in Spring or Fall of 2022. 


Applied Mechanics Division – Haythornthwaite Foundation Research Initiation Grants 2021

With funding from the Haythornthwaite Foundation, the Executive Committee (EC) of the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of ASME is pleased to announce the Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant Program, targeting university faculty engaged in research in theoretical and applied mechanics that are at the beginning of their academic careers. Applicants must hold a tenure‐track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor at a US university on October 1, 2021, and must not be more than 5 years beyond receipt of their doctoral degree at the time the award

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Postdoc position at Imperial College London on phase field modelling of corrosion

The Mechanics of Infrastructure Materials research group are looking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to work in the development of new phase field-based models for predicting localised corrosion (pitting and stress corrosion cracking). The work is part of a wider project, led by Dr Emilio Martínez-Pañeda, that builds upon our recent JMPS work (

Material Testing Practices Prevent Structural Damages in Construction

Structural Engineering Reports are insightful reports prepared by a professional engineer that check for potential damages by evaluating property structures and substructures, identify the root cause of damage, and provide recommendations on foundation repairs. 

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PhD positions in composite materials for wind turbine rotor blades at DTU Wind Energy

The Department of Wind Energy at the Technical University of Denmark is advertsing new PhD-positions within 15 topics.

The PhD projects #5 to #9 in the Wind Energy Materials and Components Division all relate to wind turbine rotor blades, which are very large composite structures - the largests blades are now exceeding 100 metre in length. The PhD-projects cover various aspects of fibre composites from full blade structural scale down to materials scale.

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New paper on a micromechanical model for the prediction of fatigue damage evolution and fatigue life (S-N curves)

Have you ever though about what make composite materials fail under cyclic loading? In the paper we collect evidence of what is fatigue damage actually is. We combine the collected clues into a conceptual model for fatigue damage in unidirectional composites. Next, we formulate a mathematical micromechanical model. The model can predict the fatigue life of a unidirectional fibre composites from the basic mechanics properties of the fibre, matrix and the fibre/matrix interface.

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Society of Engineering Science (SES) Annual Conference 2021

We are happy to announce the 2021 SES Meeting to be held in October. This year’s SES Meeting is an exciting departure from conventional virtual conferences. It will be organized as a Virtual Month ( spread over five days (October 1, 5, 15, 19, and 29). Each day will be a theme, which includes a fishbowl event, presentation, and poster session. A fishbowl is similar to a panel discussion, but with more interaction and informality.

PhD position in finite element modeling and simulation of metal forming processes

A fully funded PhD position in close collaboration with the manufacturing industry is immediately available in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at École de Technologie Saupérieure, Montréal, Canada.  
The selected candidate is required to:
- have B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering – Solid Mechanics,
- be talented, highly motivated, responsible, organized, and creative,
- have strong background in Finite Element Method (FEM),

PhD position in Computational Materials Science and Materials Informatics

Fully funded PhD positions are available at Computational Materials Design Lab ( The lab’s projects are focused on Computational Materials Science and Materials Informatics.  

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Large deformations in a hyperelastic incompressible material

Dear all,

I am a somewhat of a beginner. I only started self-studying continuum mechanics and finite element analysis last year. Nonetheless, I hope to solve a problem characterized by large deformations in a hyperelastic incompressible material, with the possibility of contact. 

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Experimental insights into magneto-mechanical rate dependences in MREs

Comprehensive experimental work on magnetorheological elastomers (MREs) just accepted in Composites Part B as part of our European Research Council project 4D-BIOMAP.

We provide more than 600 magneto-mechanical tests on an extremely soft elastomer (~1-20 kPa). The results show material stiffening of ~200 times for axial compression and ~10 times for shear mode. In addition, we conduct novel experiments providing unprecedented magneto-mechanical rate-dependent couplings.

Call for Nominations for ASME's Applied Mechanics Division Awards 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We wanted to alert you for the call for nominations of the awards of the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), which are due on September 15th, 2021.

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Call for paper on Soft Robotics based on Liquid Crystal Elastomers (LCEs)

Dear colleagues,

The Frontiers in Robotics and AI has launched a new Research Topic, Soft Robotics based on Liquid Crystal Elastomers (LCEs)

The submission deadline is 19 January 2022.

Here is the homepage for this research topic:

As a contributing author, you will benefit from:

Post-doc position call - University of L'Aquila

I bring to your attention this opportunity at the University of L'Aquila.

Kindest regards,

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A stochastic micro to macro mechanical model for the evolution of bone-implant interface stiffness Jing Xie a , ∗, Daniel Rittel b , Keren Shemtov-Yona b , c , Furqan A. Shah d , Anders Palmquist d

This paper, in press in Acta Biomaterialia presents a simplifiwed model based on a micro to macro description of the bone-implant interface, and the evolution of its stiffnmess at the local and the global scales as healing progresses. The paper is temporarily available at:

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PhD fellowship at m4lab@UNIBS within a joint work between Academics and Industry.

The Multiscale Mechanics and Multiphysics of Materials Lab ( at the School of Engineering at the University of Brescia, Italy announces a PhD fellowship on the subject of Modeling and simulations for next generation lithium-ion cells. The fellowship is fully funded by the m4lab in collaboration with the Austrian Research Center Virtual Vehicles ( and will last three years.


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