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EML Webinar by Prof. Taher Saif on 5 August 2020: Living robotics

EML Webinar on 5 August 2020 will be given by Professor Taher Saif, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Zoom meeting. Discussion leader: Professor Yuhang Hu, Georgia Tech.

Title: Living Robotics

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Journal Club for August 2020: Mechanics of High-capacity Rechargeable Batteries

Mechanics of High-capacity Rechargeable Batteries

Cole Fincher, Yuwei Zhang, Matt Pharr

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University

 

1. Introduction

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A study of hypervelocity glancing collisions

Most of the research carried out on hypervelocity  collisions, of the kind encountered in space, assume that the projectile hits a stationary target. In reality, both the target and the projectile are moving at high velocity in a non-colinear fasion. We present here a study of this  phenomenon and its rfelationship  with oblique impact.  

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Assistant Professor "Multiscale modelling of multifunctional supramolecular materials"

We are looking for an Assistant Professor who can strengthen our position in the field of Multiscale modelling of multifunctional supramolecular materials at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. The development of bio-inspired supramolecular and hybrid (nano) materials is attracting much interest.

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Postdoc position (2 year) on Computational Modelling of Artificial Cilia

Currently, a 2-year post-doc position is available in the Onck group. 

We are looking for an ambitious candidate with affinity for computational modelling that has completed (or is in the process of completing) a PhD degree in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Applied Physics or Applied Mathematics. Candidates that have hands-on experience with Finite Element and/or Molecular Dynamics techniques are especially invited to apply.

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PhD position in computational mechanics (focus elastodynamics)

  

Hello,

I have a PhD position available for a project involving the design of metamaterial unit cells for shock wave mitigation applications. The graduate research assistantship (GRA) position is for the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) which is a part of University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK). The student will be located in Knoxville. Some important points are:

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Call article collections on Extreme Mechanics of Soft Active Materials for Soft Robotics

Call article collections on Extreme Mechanics of Soft Active Materials for Soft Robotics

Dear Colleagues,

In collaboration with the Journal “Frontiers in Robotics and AI”, we are bringing together a selected group of international experts to contribute to an open-access article collection on: “Extreme Mechanics of Soft Active Materials for Soft Robotics

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EML Webinar by Prof. Teng Li on July 29, 2020: Advanced Materials toward a Sustainable Future: Mechanics Design

EML Webinar on July 29, 2020 will be given by Professor Teng Li, the University of Maryland via Zoom meeting. Discussion leader: Professor Zheng Jia, Zhejiang University.

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Postdoc position in Mechanics of Soft Materials at the Technion

A new postdoctoral fellow position is open at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.  The research is concerned with the modeling of failure and fracture in soft materials.  Potential candidates should have a Ph.D.

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Post-doctoral position in mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania

rupture of soft materials

blood clots

constitutive modeling

finite element modeling

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Does the loading apparatus stiffness affect the equilibrium of soft adhesive contacts under shear?

The interaction between contact area and frictional forces in adhesive soft contacts is receiving much attention in the scientific community due to its implications in many areas of engineering such as surface haptics and bioin-spired adhesives. In this work, we consider a soft adhesive sphere that is pressed against a rigid substrate and is sheared by a tangential force where the loads are transferred to the sphere through a normal and a tangential spring, representing the loading apparatus stiffness.

Applied Mechanics Division – Haythornthwaite Foundation Research Initiation Grants 2020

With funding from the Haythornthwaite Foundation, the Executive Committee (EC) of the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of ASME is pleased to announce the establishment of 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.

2020 ASME Awards

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division would like to congratulate the recipients of the following 2020 ASME Awards

- 2020 Robert H. Thurston Lecture Award: Andrew Alleyne, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL

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Postdoctoral Position: Oxide Nanoparticles as Lubricant Additives

THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE at the UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA invites applications for a full-time position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND APPLIED MECHANICS in the laboratory of Prof. Robert W. Carpick (http://carpick.seas.upenn.edu).

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Udine in Phase-Field modelling of fracture

I am seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Phase-Field modelling of fracture to join the Design of Machines group at the Polytechnic Engineering and Architecture Department (DPIA) of the University of Udine. The position is fixed-term for 1 year with funding provided by the European Social Fund (ESF). 

2020 Warner T. Koiter Medal – Professor Anthony Waas

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Anthony Waas, Richard A. Auhll Department Chair and Felix Pawlowski Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, as the recipient of the 2020 Warner T. Koiter Medal. This award includes includes a medal, a plaque, and an honorarium.

2020 Daniel C. Drucker Medal - Professor Glaucio Paulino

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Glaucio H. Paulino, Raymond Allen Jones Chair & Professor of Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials, Georgia Tech, as the recipient of the 2020 Daniel C. Drucker Medal. This award includes a medal, a plaque, and an honorarium.

2020 Stephen P. Timoshenko Medal - Professor Mary Boyce

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Mary C. Boyce, Dean of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor, Columbia University, as the recipient of the 2020 Timoshenko Medal.  This award includes a medal, a plaque, and an honorarium.

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Layered and scrolled nanocomposites with aligned semi-infinite graphene inclusions at the platelet limit, Liu, et al. Strano, Science, 2016

Novelty/impact/significance:

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YouTube Videos on Atomistic Modeling

Dear All,

My student is making YouTube videos on Atomistic Modeling.  

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyC86CcnTfGknWOpw0oqVPw/videos

Your suggestions and feedback will make the videos better. 

Thanks. 

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New Book on 2D Materials

We have edited a new book on 2D materials. Thanks to all the authors for their contribution. 

ScienceDirect LINK: Synthesis, Modeling, and Characterization of 2D Materials, and Their Heterostructures 

Shuman Xia is the recipient of the 2020 Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty

It is with great pleasure that we announce the outcome of the 2020 competition for the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young FacultyThe recipient of the 2020 award is Professor Shuman Xia, from Georgia Tech. This award is given annually to rapidly emerging junior faculty who exemplify the creative use and development of mechanics.

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ASME IMECE 2020 Mechanics of Soft Materials symposium

A few updates about the ASME IMECE 2020 Mechanics of Soft Materials symposium:

 

•            IMECE 2020 will be fully online with the technical meetings held during the week of November 15. IMECE remains the same otherwise. The online format will leverage the extra capabilities that come from a virtual setting.

•            Authors will still be required to register to present and to be included in the final program. Registration will be at a reduced rate (exact amount to be announced).

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