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[July 28] USNCCM15 Short Course on Machine Learning Data-Driven Discretization Theories, Modeling and Applications

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

In this short course, we will introduce the participants to the latest efforts on data-driven methods for mechanical and material sciences. The course will cover topics on
1. mechanistic data-driven clustering methods, direct and reduced order modeling techniques,
2. physics-informed neural networks, multi-fidelity Gaussian processes,
3. deep material networks and multiscale material failure analysis.
Some benchmarks on nano-polymer composites, polymer matrix composites, additive manufactured alloys will be demonstrated. For more details, please visit the website,

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The 55th Meeting of the Society for Natural Philosophy (support for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers)

The 55th Meeting of the Society for Natural Philosophy: Microstructure, defects, and growth in mechanics will be from September 13-15, 2019 at Loyola University Chicago.

A very limited number of openings to give Roundtable (25 min) talks are available. Special consideration will be given to young researchers. Two nights of lodging will be funded for these speakers. If you are interested in giving a Roundtable talk, you must submit an abstract.

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Postdoctoral position @ TU Delft

Dear colleagues,

Richard Norte and I are looking for a postdoctoral scholar with interest in machine learning and good knowledge on finite element analyses.

This project is focused on computational mechanics in collaboration with a strong group on opto-mechanical devices.

For more information please check the following link:

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Call for Abstracts: Topic on Mechanics Modeling of Soft Robots in ASME IMECE 2019

Dear colleagues:

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the topic on Mechanics Modeling of Soft Robots at the 2019 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE 2019) to be held from November 8-14, 2019 at Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Call for Abstracts: Topic on Mechanics and Manufacturing of Soft Materials and Soft Robots in ASME IMECE 2019

Dear colleagues:

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the topic on Mechanics and Manufacturing of Soft Materials and Soft Robots at the 2019 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE 2019) to be held from November 8-14, 2019 at Salt Lake City, Utah.

Associate Professor or Tenure Track Assistant Professor within Structural Materials Science using Neutrons

Applications are invited for a position as Associate Professor or Tenure Track Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry ( and affiliated with the Aarhus University Center for Integrated Materials Research (iMAT) within the field of Structural Materials Science Using Neutrons. The intended start is spring 2020 or as soon as possible.

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VACANCY: Assistant Professor in the Multi-physics Behavior of Durable Building Materials

The department of the Built Environment of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has a full-time vacancy for an:


in the Chair of Applied Mechanics within the unit Structural Design. The assistant professorship is a tenure track position that includes teaching, research, valorization and administrative duties.


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Muscle-like Hydrogels by Mechanical Training

In our recent work, We propose a strategy of mechanical training to achieve the aligned nanofibrillar architectures of skeletal muscles in synthetic hydrogels, resulting in the combinational muscle-like properties for the first time.

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'Sideways' and stable crack propagation in a silicone elastomer

We have discovered a peculiar form of fracture that occurs in a highly stretchable silicone elastomer (Smooth-On Ecoflex 00–30). Under certain conditions, cracks propagate in a direction perpendicular to the initial pre-cut and in the direction of the applied load. In other words, the crack deviates from the standard trajectory and instead propagates perpendicular to that trajectory. The crack arrests stably, and thus the material ahead of the crack front continues to sustain load, thereby enabling enormous stretchabilities. We call this phenomenon 'sideways' and stable cracking.

Webinar on Simpleware-CCNY Head Model: June 5th, 2019

Wed, Jun 5, 2019 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM BST

Join this webinar to learn about the Simpleware-CCNY head model which offers a significant resource for anyone wanting to evaluate product designs and simulate how they interact with the head.

The Simpleware-CCNY head model is a highly detailed representation of the head created in Simpleware software from scan data. The City College of New York (CCNY) is the source of the data, which consists of T1 and T2 weighted scans performed on a Siemens Trio TIM 3.0 Tesla scanner.

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problems with piezoelectric actuator example in Matlab

While teaching piezoelectrical materials in my course at the Politecnico di BARI, I have explored the Matlab example "deflection-of-a-piezoelectric-actuator" which can be found in the official matlab web site

The result of the example itself may be correct because it is checked against some reference solution.

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Multiple fully funded PhD positions in computational mechanics and materials

Several fully supported Ph.D. positions are open for fall 2019 in the Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at Louisiana Tech University on multiscale modeling of additively manufactured parts and processes. During this project, the candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with NASA research centers, national labs, and different universities across the nation such as MIT and LSU.

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Controlling Rotation of 2D Material Flakes

ACS Nano (2019), in press (

Shuze Zhu, Pascal Pochet, and Harley T. Johnson

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graphite structural material

Materials Today (2019), in press (

Yubing Zhou, Chaoji Chen, Shuze Zhu, Chao Sui, Chao Wang, Yudi Kuang, Upamanyu Ray, Dapeng Liu, Alexandra Brozena, Ulrich H.Leiste, Nelson Quispe, Hua Guo, Azhar Vellore, Hugh A. Bruck, Ashlie Martini, Bob Foster, Jun Lou, Teng Li, Liangbing Hu

Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Computational and Experimental Biomechanics at East Carolina University

The Postdoctoral Scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of computational and experimental biomechanics. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of research related to biomechanical characterization and computer modeling of biological tissue and implants in Vahdati Lab. The research projects include investigation of mechanopathologies of soft and calcified tissue and design of personalized medical devices.

EMI Announces the Winners of Prestigious Awards

EMI, the Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE, is pleased to announce the 2019 winners of prestigious Society and Institute awards:

The awards will be presented on June 20 at the awards banquet of the EMI 2019 conference at Caltech in Pasadena, California (

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Further study on the existing controversy on the mechanical behaviour of silicon nanowires

A recent study has drawn a new aspect on the role played by the surface stress with a torsional profile on silicon nanowires to address the existing controversy from experimental and computational studies (

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Paper "The influence of environmental parameters on the dynamic behaviour of the San Frediano bell tower in Lucca"

This paper aims at assessing the influence of environmental parameters on the modal characteristics of age-old masonry constructions. The results of a long-term ambient vibration monitoring of the San Frediano bell tower in Lucca (Italy) are reported. The tower, dating back to the 11th century, has been fitted along its height with four triaxial seismometric stations, which were left active for about one year.

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Faculty opening at the Penn State University


Please share the attached recruitment flyer with your post-docs or fresh PhD students. This is an open rank and open discipline search. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Aman Haque, Ph.D., MBA
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University
317A Leonhard Building, University Park, PA 16802
Tel: (814) 865-4248; Fax: (814) 865-9693

PhD positions in Controls are available at George Mason University

Applications are invited for PhD positions at the Algorithms in Medicine and Neuro-Technology Lab (AIMAN Lab) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. "Research" The AIMAN Lab pursues fundamental breakthroughs in biomedical cyber-physical systems.

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Professor Yonggang Huang to Receive the 2019 Theodore von Karman Medal from ASCE

Professor Yonggang Huang of Northwestern University will receive the 2019 Theodore von Karman Medal from ASCE. The Theodore von Karman Medal recognizes distinguished achievement in engineering mechanics, applicable to any branch of civil engineering.

More information about the medal and the past winners can be found via the following link:


Proposal Submission Deadline: May 31, 2019
Next Generation Paradigms for Additive Manufacturing and Metallic Printing
A book edited by Prof. H. A. Abdel-Aal (Drexel University)

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Phase field modelling of crack propagation in functionally graded materials

Dear imechanicians

I hope that this paper is of interest to you. The phase field fracture code developed in FEniCS is available at

Phase field modelling of crack propagation in functionally graded materials

Hirshikesh, S. Natarajana, R.K. Annabattula, E. Martínez-Pañeda

Composites Part B: Engineering 169, pp 239-248 (2019)


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