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USACM 2021 Call for Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 USACM Honors and Awards are now being accepted.  For information on guidelines and submitting nominations, go to this web page:

The deadline for submission is January 31, 2021.  As a past President of the USACM, I'd like to encourage members of the iMechanica community to consider suitable awardees and nominate individuals as appropriate.  

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Fully funded PhD positions in Damage Mechanics and AI

I am looking for highly motivated, hardworking, and bright students to fill multiple fully-funded Ph.D. positions in my research group ( Candidates are expected to have a strong background in computational mechanics and experimental methods. Course work or previous research experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable: soft materials, constitutive modeling, artificial intelligence, experimental techniques, continuum mechanics, Additive Manufacturing, etc.

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Journal Club for January 2021: 3D Printing of Soft Materials

3D Printing of Soft Materials

Qi (Kevin) Ge

Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering

Sourthern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China


1. Introduction

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Numerics of growth-induced deformations

Dear iMechanicians,

Growth-induced deformation or morphoelasticity  is an interesting phenomenon ranging from living tissues to biological plants in nature. We recently publish a paper in JMPS that solves some challenging boundary value problems by addressing few key issues in computational morphoelasticity. It might be interesting for you.  

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Jie Yin will be the next Editor of iMechanica Journal Club

Jie Yin of North Carolina State University will be the next Editor of the iMechanica Journal Club. The Journal Club was initiated in January 2007, soon after the launch of iMechanica. It has quickly grown into a flagship feature of iMechanica, epitomizing the vibrant topics and dynamic researchers at the frontier of mechanics.

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Postdoctoral Fellow Position Available at Khalifa University

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available immediately in the aerospace department at the Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates. Please see the attachment for more details. The candidate should be willing to join as soon as possible, possibly in the month of January 2021.

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Phase field predictions of microscopic fracture and R-curve behaviour of fibre-reinforced composites

Dear iMechanicians,

I hope that the following work is of interest to you. We combine the phase field method with cohesive zone modelling to predict the fracture behaviour of fibre-reinforced composites across scales.

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Compressive performance and crack propagation in Al alloy/Ti2AlC composites

The morphology of MAX phase composites is examined here. Specifically, crack branching is examined in Al - Ti2AlC composites showing the role of MAX phase distribution on the fracture performance of such materials. Ductile alloy phases serve to deflect cracks in the hard, yet tough, MAX phase.

Full text available here

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Master internship in the field of modeling nanomechanics

I am looking for a master student for a project on modeling surface roughness and nanomechanics.

Details here

MS student position in inverse modeling and wave analysis, Central Michigan Univ.

The Solids, Waves, Intelligence, and Mechanics (SWIM) Lab, directed by Dr. Chanseok Jeong, at Central Michigan University seeks applications for a fully-funded Master-level graduate student position in inverse modeling and wave propagation analysis.  For more information, please see the attached pdf file.   


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RA and Postdoc position in Computational Mechanobiology at Penn State

A research assistant (RA graduate student) position and a postdoc position are immediately available at penn State in the area of computational mechanobiology. These positions will be jointly advised by Profs. Daniel Cosgrove (biochemistry) and Sulin Zhang (mechanics), and will closely collaobrate with experimetnal groups in the CSLF (DoE EFRI center) at Penn State. Interested students with solid background in computational mechanics are welcome to apply.   

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Torque-dense photomechanical actuation

This article will appear in Soft Matter (


Torque-dense photomechanical actuation

Mahnoush Babaei, Junfeng Gao, Arul Clement, Kaushik Dayal and M. Ravi Shankar

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5.1 Elastic stress transfer, in Chapter 5. Composite mechanics: Short fibers, in Load Bearing Fiber Composites, by Michael R. Piggott, 2002

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Materials become insensitive to flaws at nanoscale: Lessons from nature, Gao, Ji, Jger, Arzt, Fratzl, PNAS, 2003



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EML Webinar by Prof. David Weitz on Dec. 16, 2020: Snap, Speckle and Spot: Sight and Sound of Hydraulic Fracture

EML Webinar on 16 December 2020 will be given by Dave Weitz, Harvard University. Discussion Leader Jia Liu, Harvard University.

Title: Snap, Speckle and Spot: Sight and Sound of Hydraulic Fracture

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5 PhD positions – Marie Skłodowska-Curie project @ UCL, TUDelft, University of Trento

Five PhD scholarships (36 months) are available within the project LIGHTEN at UCL, TU Delft and University of Trento. The project is funded through Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Networks – European Industrial Doctorate.

Each scholarship is unique, has different recruiting institutions and advisors.

Deadlines in January 2021. The start date is 1st of May 2021.


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