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Women in Engineering: solving real-life problems today for a better tomorrow
Five women engineers based at the Biotribology lab at Imperial Colleage London tell us about their work, their aspirations for the future, and the advice for other women caonsidering careers in engineering.
They tell us about their work to understand and recreate human cartilage to reduce the need for animal testing, to improve the longe

MRC - Bruno Boley 90th Anniversary Issue

In memory of Prof. Bruno Boley, Founding Editor-in-Chief of Mechanics Research Communications (MRC), we made the Special Issue, published in MRC in September 2015, freely available until 13 June 2017.

To read it, go to


ESIS TC4 Conference 2017 - register by 19 May

The 8th International Conference on Fracture of Polymers, Composites and Adhesives is organised by the European Structural Integrity Society- Technical Committee 4 on Fracture Mechanics related to Polymers, Polymeric Composites and Adhesives.

It will take place between 10-14 September 2017 at Les Diablerets, in Switzerland. You can register now at


ICMOBT 2015 - Abstract deadline 26 June

6th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues
6-10 December 2015 | Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA

If you haven't already sunbmitted your abstract, please do so by Friday 26th June 2015.http:


ICMOBT 2015 - Abstract deadline reminder!

This is just a reminder that the deadline for submitting your abstract to the ICMOBT Conference is now only a month away.
Submit your abstract NOW!

Oral and poster abstracts are invited on the following topics and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system by 26 June 2015. For a more detailed list of topics, please check the conference website.

1. Biological Materials
2. Biomaterials
3. Bioinspired Materials

Building and Environment: Best Paper Awards 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Best Paper Awards!

2014 Best Paper Awards:

Case Studies in Engineering: watch the video

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What are case studies?

Case Studies in Engineering are a series of open access journals, which publish practical outcome of research and indusrty projects in a variety of Engineering disciplines, including: Construction Materials, Fire Safety, Structural Engineering, Engineering Failure Analysis, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Nondestructive Testing Evaluation and Thermal Engineering.

Case Studies in Engineering

Share your experience and learn from others'experiences
Share your knowledge with like-minded academics and engineers by contributing a short paper on the practical outcome of a project you’ve been involved in.
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Virtual Special Issue: 'Outstanding research contributions in the area of nonlinear continuum and computational mechanics'

The 2014 Nathan M. Newmark Medal was awarded to Professor Herbert A. Mang at the annual ASCE Structures Conference, which took place in Boston, April 3–5, 2014. Professor Mang was awarded the Newmark Medal for his outstanding research contributions in the area of nonlinear continuum and computational mechanics that clarified the cause of collapse of important concrete structures and quantified the influence of the initial post buckling behavior of metallic structures.  


'Influence of factors unrelated to environmental quality on occupant satisfaction in LEED and non-LEED certified buildings'

The article from Building and Environment featured in this piece 'Influence of factors unrelated to environmental quality on occupant satisfaction in LEED and non-LEED certified buildings' by Stefano Schiavon and Sergio Altomonte, can be viewed freely until 31 August 2014

7th International Conference on Fracture of Polymers, Composites and Adhesives

14-18 September 2014, Les Diablerets, Switzerland

If you are planning to attend this conference, set in the heart of a beautiful Swiss village, don't forget to register:

Structures: New Research Journal welcoming submissions

The Institution of Structural Engineers, the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in structural engineering, and Elsevier are pleased to announce that Structures, a new peer-reviewed journal covering the full breadth of structural engineering research, is now open for submissions.

Case Studies in Fire Safety - First papers published! Freely accessible

We are delighted to announce the publication of the first papers in Case Studies in Fire Safety. Case Studies in Fire Safety provides an open forum for the rapid publication of short, structured case studies in fire safety and related short communications providing an essential compendium of case studies for fire protection engineers, designers, researchers and other practitioners in the field of fire safety.

Heating patterns in English homes: national survey vs common model assumptions

Hightlights of this open access article published in Building and Environment:
• Building stock models need to revise some of their assumptions on space heating.
• Weekends and weekdays are similar in their heating pattern and duration.
• Estimated heating demand temperature is slightly lower than the assumed 21 °C.
• Homes differ widely in their hours of heating and their demand temperature.

ICMoBT 2013, Sitges, Spain 8-12 December

The 5th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues is now a month away. If you would like to attend, but have not registered yet, please do so now. Go to

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What are AudioSlides?

AudioSlides are short, webcast-style presentations that are shown next to the article on ScienceDirect. This format gives authors the opportunity to summarize their research in their own words, helping readers to quickly understand what a paper is about and appreciate its relevance.

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