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Post-doc in Nanomechanics of Materials at Northwestern University

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position within the Micro and Nano Mechanics Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University. The candidate will perform research in the area of nanomechanics of high-performance materials such as 2D materials, bio-inspired and metamaterials. The candidate will be expected to contribute to a vibrant multidisciplinary research group and closely collaborate with groups at other university within a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) project on bio-inspired materials.

- A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, or related field.
- Experience with a minimum of two of the following:
- Multiscale experimental mechanics of materials
- In situ microscopy experimental characterization
- Mechanics of composite materials, including biomaterials or biomimetic materials
- Characterization and mechanics of functionalized carbon-based materials
- Characterization of mechanical properties of 1D or 2D materials

To apply: Interested candidates should email a CV (including list of publications), cover letter describing research experience and interests, and the names and email addresses of three references to Professor Horacio Espinosa at

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Research Engineer Position at iNfinitesimal LLC

Research Engineer Position in  Microfluidics/BioMEMS at iNfinitesimal LLC


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Czech Society of Mechanics Institutes Z.P. Bazant Prize for Engineering Mechanics

Czech Society of Mechanics Institutes Z.P. Bazant Prize for Engineering Mechanics

The Czech Society of Mechanics, Prague, has instituted the Z.P. Bazant Prize for Engineering Mechanics,
in honor of Prof. Zdenek P. Bazant, the McCormick Professor and Walter
P. Murphy Professor Of Civil Engineering And Materials Science. The
committee is composed of members from the Czech Technical University
and the Czech Academy of Sciences. The Prize is to be given annually.

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PhD Dissertation Positions in Nanomechanics at Northwestern University

Applications are invited for graduate studies within the Micro and Nano Mechanics Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University.  The successful candidate will join a vibrant interdisciplinary research group and be involved in projects addressing atomic scale experimentation and modeling of advanced materials.  We seek motivated, talented and independent individuals interested in pursuing a PhD in one of the following areas:
•    Mechanics of Graphene and applications

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Measurements of near-ultimate strength for multiwalled carbon nanotubes and irradiation-induced crosslinking improvements

For more than 15 years, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been the flagship material of nanotechnology. Researchers have conceived applications for nanotubes ranging from microelectronic devices to cancer therapy. Their atomic structure should, in theory, give them mechanical and electrical properties far superior to most common materials.  

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The 13th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics

Dear Colleagues:

The 13th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM13, will be held on July 1-6, 2007 in Alexandroupolis, Greece. It is our pleasure to announce that the Conference will include a special symposium organized by us entitled, “Plasticity, Fracture and Fatigue at the Micro and Nano Scales,” which will focus on recent developments in this area within the larger scope of assessing research needs in a variety of applications of interest.

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