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YouTube Videos on Atomistic Modeling

Dear All,

My student is making YouTube videos on Atomistic Modeling.

Your suggestions and feedback will make the videos better. 


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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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Immediate Postdoc Position in Soft Robotics at NCSU

Applications are invited for an immediate postdoctoral associate opening in the broad area of soft robotics in the Applied Mechanics of Materials Lab of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US.

This project will focus on bioinspired multifunctional high-performance soft robots in manipulation and locomotion.   

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Ph.D. and postdoc positions in mechanics, materials, and flexible electronics

Two Ph.D. positions and one postdoc position are available in Wang Research lab ( in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Ph.D. positions

PhD student or postdoc position in “Atomistic Computer Simulation of Grain Boundary Structure and Mechanics”

The Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (Düsseldorf, Germany) offers a position in the department Structure and Nano-/Micromechanics of Materials (Prof. G. Dehm): PhD student or postdoc position in “Atomistic Computer Simulation of Grain Boundary Structure and Mechanics”

Understanding how grain boundaries influence plasticity will lead to significant advances in material design. In the context of the department’s research, the overarching aim of this PhD project is to connect grain boundary structures in fcc metals to physical properties.

Soterix Medical: Individualized Modeling & Planning for Stroke Treatment

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) benefits from individualized 3D modelling and simulation. I recommend anyone wanting to learn more about work in these area check out this webinar on July 30th:

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An improved semi-analytical solution for stress at round-tip notches



A semi-analytical model is developed for the notch tip maximum stress.

Application of the formula to U and blunt V-notches is demonstrated.

The results can be used to assess the brittle failure of notched components.

Call for Nominations for ASME's Applied Mechanics Division Awards 2020

Dear Colleagues,

We wanted to alert you for the call for nominations of the awards of the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), which are due on September 15th, 2020.

July 27-29, 2020: Virtual Symposium on Experimental Solid Mechanics

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, invites you to join us from July 27th to 29th, 2020, for a virtual Symposium on Experimental Solid Mechanics. 

The symposium is being organized in honor of Prof K R Yogendra Simha, who has worked extensively in the areas of fracture mechanics, impact mechanics and photoelasticity, and has taught and mentored generations of mechanical engineers.  

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Ph.D. Position (design and mechanics of additively manufactured lattice structures)

One Ph.D. position in the field of design and mechanics of additively manufactured lattice structures is available in my group in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. This position is in the support of the 2020 NSF CAREER Award (


USACM Virtual Seminar by Kai James, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The USACM is happy to announce a virtual seminar this week by Professor Kai James on Thursday, July 16th at 2pm Eastern.  The title of the seminar is "Topology Optimization of Self-Actuating Shape-Memory Polymer Mechanisms".  An abstract of the talk is available here:

We have a number of seats available to anyone interested.  We just ask attendees to register at this page:

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MicroStructPy: Generation of statistically representative microstructures with direct grain geometry control

I would like to share an article that was recently published in CMAME.

It is about MicroStructPy, a very flexible microstructure generator able to represent various statistics for microstructures with multiple phases. It works in 2D and 3D and you can provide, for each phase, grain size distributions, volume fraction, elongation and orientation distribution for elongated grains, etc.

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A residual stiffness-based model for the fatigue damage of biological soft tissues

Biologically-derived and chemically-treated collagenous tissues such as glutaraldehyde-treated bovine pericardium (GLBP) are widely used in many medical applications. The long-term cyclic loading-induced tissue fatigue damage has been identified as one of the primary factors limiting the durability of such medical devices and an in-depth understanding of the fatigue behaviors of biological tissues is critical to increase device durability.

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Models for peristaltic locomotion in soft robots and worms

Dear Colleague,

I'm pleased to announce the latest paper from my research group (coauthored with Evan Hemingway (PhD 2020)): 

Continuous models for peristaltic locomotion with application to worms and soft robots

has just been published in Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. Here's a simulation of the model:


How to do nanoindentation simulation of a coating material?

How to conduct nanoindentation simulation of a coating material (Substrate Ti material and Tantalum pentoxide (Ta2O5) as a coating material) by FEA software? What are the input parameters I need to consider for the simulation?

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Call for abstracts: Topic on 3D Printed Soft Materials in ASME IMECE 2020

Dear colleagues: 

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the Topic 12-3: 3D Printed Soft Materials at the 2020 ASME  IMECE to be held from November 15 – 19 at Portland, Oregon.


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