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2021 Stephen P. Timoshenko Medal - Professor Huajian Gao

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Huajian Gao, Distinguished University Professor of the College of Engineering and College of Science, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, as the recipient of the 2021 Timoshenko Medal.  This award, which includes a medal, a plaque, and an

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A virtual IUTAM Symposium on Mechanics of Smart and Tough Gels (May 24-29, 2021)

Please join us next week for a free virtual symposium on mechanics of gels. Click the link below for the symposium program and the Zoom links to all 12 sessions.

 Mechanics of Smart and Tough Gels


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East Europe Conference on Additively Manufactured Materials - EECAM21

The East Europe Conference on AM materials (EECAM21) to be held in Belgrade, 2nd-4th September 2021, is aimed at spreading the knowledge on Additively Manufactured materials to Eastern European countries, promoting the establishment of new scientific collaborations for joint publications and for perspective participation to competitive research funding calls.
The general aim of the conference is to promote international collaboration and share the current knowledge on additively manufactured materials and related disciplines. Of particular interest is the understanding of the role of the AM printing conditions and parameters on the final reliability and safety of AM materials, especially those to be used in load-bearing applications.
The conference is open to any contribution addressing the problem of characterizing AM materials for traditional as well as for advanced applications in a broad range of technological fields such as biomechanics, electronics, engineered materials, metamaterials, etc.

Presentations addressing the following topics are particularly welcome:
- AM and 3D printing technology
- Fatigue of AM materials
- Simulation of AM processes
- Structural integrity assessment of AM materials
- Testing of AM materials
- Theoretical and numerical models for AM materials
All materials are concerned, particularly: metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers, gel, biomaterials, sintered materials.

The conference is framed within the European Twinning Project SIRAMM, funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020, H2020-WIDESPREAD-2018-03 under the grant agreement No. 857124.

Participation in the conference is FREE.

The deadline for abstract submission is 15th August 2021.

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Post-doc position in Mechanics of Materials at University of Houston

A one-year post-doc position is available in our research group at the University of Houston with a start date of 1 September 2021. 

We are interested in understanding how microstructural aspects govern material failure. Our approach relies on formulating theoretical frameworks that are informed by experiments and implementing them computationally.

Join us to expand in more novel directions:

(i) Data-driven plasticity and failure;

(ii) Phase-field approaches to plasticity and failure;

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2021 Melosh Competition at Duke University: Call for Abstracts

Dear All,

The 32th Annual Robert J. Melosh Competition for the Best Student Paper in Computational Mechanics will be held at Duke University on October 21-22, 2021. A hybrid format is envisioned at this point, compatibly with Duke University’s policies on gathering under the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nanotwin-induced strengthening in silicon: A molecular dynamics study

Mechanical performance of silicon nanopillars with homogeneous and gradient nanotwinned structures are investigated through a series of molecular dynamics simulations. The most observed Σ3 twin boundary (TB) with two preferable (lowest surface energy) planes of {111} and {001} are used to generate homogeneous and gradient nanotwinned structures. Simulations of compression and tension of nanotwinned pillars reveal an extra strengthening behavior due to the addition of Σ3 TBs when compared to the single crystalline nanopillar without any TBs.

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Keep EML Webinar going!

Keep EML Webinar going by donating at:

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support for Season 2 of EML Webinar by (as of 18 May 2021):

Denian Zhuang, Jimmy Hsia, Zhigang Suo, Ruobing Bai, Teng Li, Liqing Jiao, Shengqiang Cai, Grace Gu, Xin Wen, Jianyu Li, Jin Yang, Nitesh Arora, and anonymous donors. 

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EML Webinar (Season 2) by Eduard Arzt, on 19 May 2021: Designing with gaps – functional surfaces for sustainable gripping

EML Webinar (Season 2) on 19 May 2021 will be given by Eduard Arzt, Saarland University. Designing with gaps – functional surfaces for sustainable gripping. Discussion Leaders: Huajian Gao, Nanyang Technological University

Time: 10 am Boston, 3 pm London, 10 pm Beijing on 19 May 2021

Research Associate position for experimental-numerical analysis of fatigue crack growth in residual stress modified additive manufactured samples; Lüneburg

Leuphana University of Lüneburg stands for innovation in education and scholarship based on the values of a humanistic, sustainable and entrepreneurial university. The collaborative search for knowledge and viable solutions in the areas of education, culture, sustainability as well as management and entrepreneurship defines the university model with its award-winning College, Graduate School and Professional School. Methodological diversity and interdisciplinary cooperation characterize our academic understanding.

Research Associate in the theoretical and computational mechanics of liquid crystal elastomers and glasses - Cambridge

Dr John Biggins is establishing a new experimental and theoretical research activity in the area of liquid crystalline elastomers and glasses (LCE/Gs). These remarkable soft-solids can undergo large reversible and programmed shape changes upon heating or illumination, and the group will target novel mechanics and "artificial-muscle" applications in shape-changing devices.

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Post doc position at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA

Energy, Control and optimization lab(ECO) at Stevens Institute of Technology has two immediate post doc positions.

The candidate should have a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering. Knowlege of Radiation Heat transfer and Energy tranfer in Micro/nano materails is necesssary. 

Please send your CV to, if you have the right background and you can work as post-doc immediately.

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One PhD position in multiscale simulation and characterization of polymer composites at Howard University, Washington, DC

The Sustainable Infrastructure, Geotechnics, and Materials (SIGMa) Lab at Howard University invites applicants for a Ph.D. position in multiscale simulation and characterization of polymer composites starting January 2022. Highly motivated individuals with strong computational, machine learning, microscopy and communication skills are encouraged to apply.



What makes plant cell walls both strong and extensible?-----a collaborative study led by Prof. Sulin Zhang and Prof. Daniel Cosgrove in Science

The plant cell wall possesses an unusual combination of strength and ability to expand without weakening or breaking (a quality required for plant growth), but the molecular basis for these traits has long been unclear. In a collaborative study led by Prof. Sulin Zhang and Prof.

Post Doc Position

Position Title: Post-doctoral Research Associate

Location: School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette

Contact: Prof. Thomas Siegmund,

Start Date: As soon as possible, latest by Fall 2021


Project Title: Bone Hydration to Reduce Microcracking and Fracture Risk

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Postdoc position at Imperial College London on multi-physics modelling

The Mechanics of Infrastructure Materials research group are looking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to work in the EPSRC project NEXTGEM. The project, led by Dr Emilio Martínez-Pañeda, aims at combining phase field methods and electro-chemo-mechanics modelling to resolve the scientific challenges holding back the applicability of hydrogen embrittlement models.

Viscoelasticity and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis

Viscoelasticity is the property of a material that exhibits some combination of both elastic or spring-like and viscous or flow-like behavior.

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Postdoc position: Impact response of battery structure and system (Johns Hopkins Univ)

The postdoc fellow will work with Associate Research Professor Feng Zhu ( in Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI), a division of Johns Hopkins University.


·         Conduct drop tower and ballistic impact tests on lithium-ion battery cells and system

PhD Position at U. Cote d'Azur (French Riviera)

Université Côte d'Azur and CEMEF Mines ParisTech, in the French Riviera, currently have a Ph.D. position in computational geomechanics.

Postdoc - FE of wind towers - JHU

I am looking to hire a postdoc for a 2 year appointment to work with me on FE simulation of wind turbine tower structures with opportunities for collaboration in uncertainty quantification, other energy structures, other thin-walled structures, and more. I have two active projects on wind turbine towers that include collaborations with one large OEM and one startup manufacturer that will be the primary emphasis of the postdoc.

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PNAS: Compliant 3D frameworks instrumented with strain sensors for characterization of millimeter-scale engineered muscle tissues

In this work published in PNAS (, we present compliant 3D frameworks that incorporate microscale strain sensors for high-sensitivity measurements of contractile forces of engineered optogenetic muscle tissue rings, supported by quantitative simulations.


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PhD positions in Computational Contact and Fracture Mechanics at IMT Lucca, Italy

PhD positions in Computational Mechanics - Fracture and Contact Mechanics

We just opened at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca a call for PhD students for the next cycle of the PhD Programme in Systems Science, Track Computer Science and Systems Engineering.

People interested in computational mechanics and tribology should mention MUSAM -Multi-scale Analysis of Materials- in their motivation letter and in the online form.

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Postdoc on Image processing and analysis

Laboratory of Ocular Biomechanics, University of Pittsburgh.

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Open webinar on Metamaterials, Massimo Ruzzene, May 14, 5:00PM-7:30PM, CET


May 14, 2021, 5:00PM-7:30PM, CET


Quasi-crystalline Structural Composites:

higher order symmetries and vibration localization

Tensile Testing Concepts & Definitions

Tensile tests are used to determine how materials behave under tension load. In a simple tensile test, a sample is typically pulled to its breaking point to determine the ultimate tensile strength of the material. The amount of force (F) applied to the sample and the elongation (∆L) of the sample are measured throughout the test.


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