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Research fellow position in mechanics of smart polymers for soft robotics

A research fellow position is available at University of Pavia in Italy starting February-May 2023. The position is part of a project in collaboration with Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Giulia Scalet (

Postdoc Position - Flexible Electronics - University of Pittsburgh

The Shankar Research Group at the University of Pittsburgh anticipates an opening for a postdoctoral associate starting March 2019. The position’s primary area of research will focus on design and integration of flexible electronics with responsive polymers. A background in microfabrication and design of electromechanical systems is preferred.

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Update: Journal Club Entry July 2014: Overcoming Challenges in Liquid Crystalline Elastomers

Dear iMechanica,

Last July I posted a journal club entry on overcoming the traditional challenges in mechanically actuating liquid-crystalline elastomers ( I'm glad to say we finally got our first manuscript regarding this work published in RSC Advances (DOI: 10.1039/C5RA01039J). 

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