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Prof. Yonggang Huang has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2020

Northwestern Professor and solid mechanician Yonggang Huang is among the 276 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) in 2020. He joins the assembly that was founded in 1780 by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock, and others who believed the new republic should honor exceptionally accomplished individuals and engage them in advancing the public good.

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EML Webinar by Prof. Huajian Gao on April 29, 2020

EML Webinar on April 29, 2020 will be given by Prof. Huajian Gao at Nanyang Technological University via Zoom meeting. 

Title: Simulation-assisted discovery of membrane targeting nanomedicines

A PhD position in "Nonlinear interactions of mass-in-mass cells in a lattice of acoustic metamaterial"

A joint Ph.D position between two Labs of the Univ lyon: Laboratoire de Mécanique des Contacts et des Structures (LaMCoS UMR CNRS 5259) and Laboratoire de Tribologie et Dynamique des Systèmes (LTDS UMR CNRS 5513) is available.
The subject is financed by the Laboratory of Excellence, namely Labex CeLyA (Centre Lyonnais d’Acoustique), and its duration will be three years. Please see the attached for more details.

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Bonding metals at elevated temperature

(1) Bonding by elastic adhesive contact: This community here is perhaps more familiar with bonding elastic solids by adhesive contact, such as gecko adhesion, or more generally rough surface adhesion. But what about bonding two pieces of metals? 

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Open-source computational frameworks for multi-physics/phase simulations, optimization, uncertainty quantification, surrogate modeling and parameter studies

Numerical modeling packages, Elmer FEM and OpenFOAM, have been coupled with Sandia Dakota, a toolbox for data analytics. All three software packages are open-source.

More information on each of these packages can be found here:

Elmer FEM:


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PhD Openings in Data-driven Multiscale Modeling

I'm recruiting Ph.D. students (fully funded) to join my research group at Utah State University and work on data-driven multiscale modeling of functional materials. The positions can be started from Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.

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Bioinspired Materials with Self‐Adaptable Mechanical Properties

Dear iMechanica,

We are very excited to share the news that our recent work on bioinspired materials with self‐adaptable mechanical properties is published in Advanced Materials.

The work was done in collaboration with Prof. Kang from Johns Hopkins University

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What a small world!

Daniel Suo sent me a graph of my academic tree, which he generated on the basis of the information on Mathematics Genealogy Project, using a code.

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Postdoc Position in “Topology Optimization of Additively Manufactured Composites”

A joint postdoctoral position in “Topology Optimization of Additively Manufactured Composites” is available between the Aerospace Engineering Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) and Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). The position can start as early as June 2020 and late as August 2020. The appointment will be for one year but can potentially be extended to two years. The required qualifications for this position are as follows

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Modeling, simulation and data analysis for Covid-19 epidemic

Online symposium organized by the Young Academy of Europe on models and simulation for Covid-19 epidemic, including data analysis, on April 22 from 4 to 6 pm (CEST).

Free attendance upon registration. 

See the link below for more info about speakers, abstracts, timetable and registration:

150 people have already made the registration 

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Ecoflex polymer : Comprehensive experimental study and constitutive modelling

We have published two papers on Ecoflex, a popular silicone polymer in recent days. The polymer is largely temperature- and strain rate-insensitive. It comes up with several Shore Hardnesses. We characterize five Shores and develop a novel Shore-dependent modelling framework

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Fully Funded Ph.D. Position in University of Nebraska Lincoln

One PhD position is available at Civil Engineering Department of University of Nebraska Lincoln. The research is in the field of mechaincs and/or material science. The candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Congrui Jin. If you are interested, please send your CV to

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Ph.D. positions in Dr. Xiaoyu Tang’s group in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University in the area of Fluid Mechanics and Soft Matter (2020 Fall / 2021 Spring / 2021 Fall)


Dr. Xiaoyu Tang’s group in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University has multiple fully funded Ph.D. positions in the area of Fluid Mechanics and Soft Matter.  Research in the group focuses on multiphase flow, microfluidics, and active matter, using both experimental and numerical techniques. Selected candidates are expected to start in the Spring or Fall of 2021. Under special cases, a Fall 2020 start date may also be arranged. Visiting students/scholars are always welcome.


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First Overlay Journal in Solid Mechanics is launched. Call for handling editors

Dear members of iMechanica,

We are very pleased to announce the born of the first overlay journal in Solid Mechanics the so-called

 Journal of Theoretical, Computational and Applied Mechanics

which is a scholarly journal, provided on a Fair Open Access basis, without cost to both readers and authors. The Journal aims to select publications of the highest scientific caliber in the form of either original research or review in Solid Mechanics. 

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Two postdoctoral positions available at UBC

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Campus. The positions are described below and involve the use of large-scale ab-initio simulations in combination with machine learning models to accelerate materials discovery. The positions are funded for two-years and available in the modelling and simulation group, lead by Prof. Mauricio Ponga.


Webinar on Implant Selection and Positioning, Apr 29th, 2020

You are welcome to join this webinar on implant selection and positioning in Simpleware software. The 15-minute webinar shows some of the recent developments we've made in selecting and positioning CAD implants within computed tomography (CT) image data.

The webinar will look at the case of a CT torso scan to discuss different measurement techniques in Simpleware ScanIP, and how to create orthopedic models for 3D printing, Finite Element Analysis, and CAD.

Registration is available here.

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2 PhD positions in dielectric elastomers in Dresden, Germany available from June 2020

For my new junior research group "MEiTNER - Multifunctional dielectric elastomer electronics for next generation soft robotics", I am searching for two PhD candidates at TU Dresden. The possitions come with full salary and all German social security. 

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EML Webinar by Prof. John Rogers on April 22, 2020

EML Webinar on April 22, 2020 will be given by Prof. John A. Rogers at Northwestern University via Zoom meeting.

Title: Enabling Ideas in the Mechanics of Bio-Integrated Electronic Systems – From COVID-19 Patients to Engineered Mini-Brains

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Kinematic hardening analysis of Li-ion battery with concentration-dependent material behaviours under cyclic charging

Kinematic hardening analysis of Li-ion battery with concentration-dependent material behaviours under cyclic charging and discharging

Cementitious cellular composites with auxetic behavior

Dear all,

Our research group has, for the first time, developed a cementitious material with auxetic behavior. This was achieved with the aid of negative based 3D printing. A recently published article on the topic can be viewed at:



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PhD and Postdoc positions in computational solid mechanics


PhD and postdoc positions are available in the area of computational solid mechanics in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University. Interested self-motivated individuals who have research experience in computational solid mechanics please send an email to ( with your most recent CV, including TOEFL and GRE scores, research experience, a list of publications if applicable; an unofficial transcript; and a list of references.



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