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SEM Fracture and Fatigue Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit a paper to the 2020 Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) Annual Meeting in one of the many sessions in the Fatigue and Fracture Track. See below for further information on these sessions, and please forward this to others who may be interested.

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Tenure-track faculty positions in ME at UC Merced

We have tenure track faculty positions open in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California Merced. Best to apply before the application review period begins on Oct 16:


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Some preliminary observations on a defect Navier-Stokes system

Amit Acharya              Roger Fosdick

(To appear in Comptes Rendus - Me'canique)

Some implications of the simplest accounting of defects of compatibility in the velocity field on the structure of the classical Navier-Stokes equations are explored, leading to connections between classical elasticity, the elastic theory of defects, plasticity theory, and classical fluid mechanics.

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Symmetry-adapted real-space density functional theory for large nanotubes and bending deformations of thin sheets

Dear Colleagues,

Here is our recently published article on Symmetry-adapted real-space density functional theory for large nanotubes and bending deformations of thin sheets

Title: Symmetry-adapted real-space density functional theory for cylindrical geometries: Application to large group-IV nanotubes

 Authors: Swarnava Ghosh, Amartya S. Banerjee, Phanish Suryanarayana*

Concise summary

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EMI Conference - MS 52: Deformation, Failure and Coupled Processes Across Scales

Dear iMechanica colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit a contribution for the Minisymposium on “Analysis and Methods for the Simulation of Deformation, Failure and Coupled Processes Across Scales” (description below), organized for the 2020 International Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute, April 24-26, at Durham, UK.

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(Due 30th November, 2019) 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.

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Conductive Silk‐Based Composites Using Biobased Carbon Materials

Fresh in Advanced Materials! Synthesis & molecular dynamics modeling of conductive, highly stretchable, flexible, & biocompatible silk‐based composite sensors using biobased carbon materials.

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Two Phd positions for 2020 Spring or Fall in Mechanical Engineering at UTSA

Two fully funded PhD positions are available immediately in Dr. Wei Gao’s research group at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The research will be on computational and experimental study on engineering and biological materials. UTSA is located in San Antonio, Texas, a vibrant city of more than 1.6 million people, with significant economic growth and numerous industrial establishments. The city and the University provide excellent cultural and educational opportunities as well as exceptional employment opportunities.

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Postdoctoral Position Available in United Arab Emirates within the Advanced Digital & Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) Center

A postdoctoral fellow research position is availabe immediately in the Advanced Digital & Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) center at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates. Applicants should demonstrate research capabilities in modeling, experimentation, and testing in the area of additive manufacturing (3D printing). Candidates with research experience related to sandwich panels will be considered with higher priority.

Research Assistant in Meshing/Computational Geometry

The Mechanics and Computational lab at IISc Bangalore has an immediate opening for a research assistant.


  • Proficiency in C++ programming
  • Parallelization with OpenMP
  • Prior knowledge of meshing algorithms and computational geometry will be a plus
  • Open only to Indian citizens.

Interested candidates can write to h

rram at iisc dot ac dot in

Two PhD positions in Mechanical Engineering at University of California, Irvine

Cao lab (  in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites applications for two PhD positions, which are to be filled in 2020 Winter and 2020 Fall Quarters. The students are expected to work on computational simulation and modeling of structural materials. Highly motivated candidates with mechanics and simulation background are encouraged to send CV to Prof. Cao via email at


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Advice on Graduate School Applications

I recently gave a talk to undergraduate engineering students at U.C. Berkekey on advice for applying to graduate schools in the US. The talk is titled "How to Apply to Graduate School and Fail to Get Admitted." The title is intended to be humorous. The audience was one of the most engaging that I have ever encountered and there were lots of requests for the slides.

5 PhD/postdoc vacancies in mechanics of composites @ Ghent University (Belgium)

The Mechanics of Materials and Structures research group at Ghent University (Belgium) is recruiting 5 PhD/postdoc researchers in the field of experimental and computational mechanics of composites. There are 5 positions:

PhD position

Scholarship for PhD student working as a researcher in the project SONATA from National Centre of Science Poland. 

Please see details on attached pdf file.

Best Regards,

Piotr Brzeski and Przemyslaw Perlikowski

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Applications of Algebraic Topology in Elasticity

In this book chapter we discuss some applications of algebraic topology in elasticity. This includes the necessary and sufficient compatibility equations of nonlinear elasticity for non-simply-connected bodies when the ambient space is Euclidean. Algebraic topology is the natural tool to understand the topological obstructions to compatibility for both the deformation gradient F and the right Cauchy-Green strain C. We will investigate the relevance of homology, cohomology, and homotopy groups in elasticity.

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One postdoc position in multiscale modeling available immediately at the University of Manitoba, Canada

We currently have one opening for postdoc position at the Unviersity of Manitoba, Canada in the area of multiscale modeling on High-entropy alloys and functional graded materials

Supervisors: Dr. Nan Wu and Dr. Chuang Deng (,

Fellowship: 33000 CAD/year with 2 year period 


Ling Liu's picture

PhD Positions in Mechanical Engineering at Temple University for Spring or Fall 2020

2 funded PhD positions are available immediately.  The research is on computational mechanics and materials relating to nuclear materials, energy storage materials, biomaterials, and composite materials.  Temple University is located in Philadelphia, the sixth-most populous U.S. city, about 2 hours from New York City and 3 hours from Washington DC.  Temple University is ranked 104 by US News.  Interested candidates please send CV, transcripts and standard test scores to

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ICTAM 2020 - SM07 Impact Mechanics and Wave Propagation

The coming ICTAM will be held in Milan, August 23-28, 2020.

Professor K. Kishimoto and myself have been mandated by the Chairs to organize the following  thematic session:

SM07 Impact Mechanics and Wave Propagation

We hereby invite our colleagues to submit their abstract and make this session a real success!

Dany and Kikuo

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Impact energy mitigation characterization of methyl cellulose hydrogels

Aqueousmethylcellulose solutions are fascinating inverse-freezing materials, known to reversibly form gels upon heating. Recently, these materials have been found to undergo this endothermic solidification upon impact. The imapct-induced solidification was shown to occur in the microseconds’ timescale,  setting the path for examining their functionality for shockabsorption purposes.

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Ph.D. Positions in Mechanical Engineering at NJIT

We have opening for two Ph.D. students in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (Multiscale Modeling of Materials Lab) at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Applicants with background in solid mechanics, material science and engineering are encouraged to apply. For further information please refer to our website. If you are interested, please email me at with your most recent CV.

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Bending of Multilayer van der Waals Materials

Dear colleagues, I'd like to share our recent work on blister testing of multilayer 2D materials that gives a direct measurement of Young's modulus and bending rigidity of a multilayer (~10-70 layers). Materials involved include graphene, MoS2, and hBN.

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Internship Positions in Schlumberger in Cambridge MA

Please see below and also the attached document for more details. Feel free to distribute and forward to anyone who may be interested.

Candidates can apply by submitting an application (include resume, coursework transcripts, a presentation not exceeding 20 pages) to



Job Description and Responsibilities

Faculty Position: Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Faculty Position

Department of Aerospace Engineering, San Diego State Univeristy



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