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Bulky auxeticity, tensile buckling and deck-of-cards kinematics emerging from structured continua

Complex mechanical behaviours are generally met in macroscopically homogeneous media as effects of inelastic responses or as results of unconventional material properties, which are postulated or due to structural systems at the meso/micro-scale.

Examples are strain localization due to plasticity or damage and metamaterials exhibiting negative Poisson’s ratios resulting from special porous, eventually buckling, sub-structures.

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Universal route for the emergence of exceptional points in PT-symmetric metamaterials with unfolding spectral symmetries

We introduce a class of parity-time symmetric elastodynamic metamaterials (Ed-MetaMater) whose Hermitian counterpart exhibits unfolding (fractal) spectral symmetries. Our study reveals a scale-free formation of exceptional points in those Ed-MetaMaters whose density is dictated by the fractal dimension of their Hermitian spectra.

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Fully Funded PhD Position in Mechanics of Morphing Solids and Shells at the University of Missouri – Columbia

I am seeking a PhD student to work on the design and modeling of morphing solids and shells. The position is fully funded and is available at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Applicants will have a BS or an MS or an Engineering degree in a relevant area (Mechanical or Civil Engineering, Physics or Applied Mathematics). Knowledge of Python, Matlab and of an FEA software (e.g., Ansys) is a plus.

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PhD positions in mechanics of metamaterials at the University of Minnesota

PhD positions are available at the University of Minnesota in the group of Prof. Stefano Gonella in the area of mechanical metamaterials

Current topics of interest include: 

1)  Topological metamaterials; 

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3D printed Polyurethane : Viscoelastic experimental characterization and computational modelling

Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology creates ample opportunities for making 3D printed soft polymers for a wide range of grades and properties. In DLS, a 3D printer uses a continuous building technique in which the curing process is activated by an ultra-violet (UV) light. In this contribution, EUP40, a recently invented commercially available elastomeric polyurethane (EPU) printed by the DLS technology, is experimentally characterized.

Lifeng Wang's picture

A fully funded PhD Position Available at Stony Brook University

One PhD position is available for Fall 2020 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University, New York Long Island. The research program focuses on the mechanics and design of novel advanced materials and metamaterials to achieve high mechanical performance, new wave propagation features, and multifunctional characteristics. The candidates with background in solid mechanics and finite element analysis are highly encouraged to apply. 

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PhD positions in mechanics of metamaterials at the University of Minnesota

PhD positions are available at the University of Minnesota in the group of Prof. Stefano Gonella. The positions are in the general area of mechanics and physics of solids and structures, with emphasis on mechanical metamaterials. Topics of current interest are:

1) Topological metamaterials;

2) Nonlinear waves in metamaterials and architected solids;

3) Tunable and programmable metastructures.

Rashid K. Abu Al-Rub's picture

Postdoctoral Position Available in United Arab Emirates within the Advanced Digital & Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) Center

A postdoctoral fellow research position is availabe immediately in the Advanced Digital & Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) center at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates. Applicants should demonstrate research capabilities in modeling, experimentation, and testing in the area of additive manufacturing (3D printing). Candidates with research experience related to sandwich panels will be considered with higher priority.

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Postdoc position at Illinois -- metamaterial device design

A postdoctoral research position in the design of materials and structures for tunable and active plasmonic filters is available immediately in the research group of Prof. Harley T. Johnson in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering and the Materials Research Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

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PhD positions in mechanics of metamaterials at the University of Minnesota

PhD positions are available at the University of Minnesota in the group of Prof. Stefano Gonella. The positions are in the general area of mechanics and physics of solids, with emphasis on mechanical metamaterials. The position ideally starts in fall 2019, although a later start date (for example, in January 2020) can be considered.

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Fully Funded PhD Position on Mechanical Metamaterials at the University of Missouri, Columbia

The position: I am looking to support a PhD student to work with me towards the design, modeling, fabrication and testing of mechanical metamaterials with emphasis on morphing structures such as origami tessellations and lattice materials. The study will focus on deriving and validating novel stress-strain relationships that transcend the standard framework of Hook's law. Sought applications will be in the domains of (i) self-deploying space structures; (ii) soft robotics; and (iii) "invisibility" cloaks.

Highly paid PhD positions

Regarding the post:

http://imechanica.org/node/22666

Here are some clarifications:

(1) Applicants do not need to have English Language Proficiency test results at the time of applying. However, they need to have this before they could start a PhD. 

(2) Salary range is approx £31k to £35k per annum, which is over double that of a normal PhD studentship in the UK.

(3) Deadline 01 October, 2018.

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PhD positions in mechanics of metamaterials at the University of Minnesota

PhD positions are available at the University of Minnesota in the group of Prof. Stefano Gonella. The positions are in the general area of mechanics and physics of solids and structures, with emphasis on mechanical metamaterials. Topics of current interest are:

1) Topological metamaterials;

2) Nonlinear waves in metamaterials and architected solids;

Ahmed Elbanna's picture

Can you "chop" a mechanical wave?

In this paper we highlight several interesting phenomena that may emerge from coupling simple elastic systems like 1d bars. While in compostes we usually focus on wave propagation normal to the stratification direction (composite layers are coupled in series), here we show that extreme attenuation at multiple frequencies may emerge in linear systems that are coupled transversaly. We also introduce a simple device that act as a chopper for mechanical signals.

http://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-16364-8

Updated solution manual for Metamaterial book

The derivations of some equations and solutions to problems from my metamaterials books are now available for download from ResearchGate at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320611794_Mechanical_metamaterials_some_derivations_and_examples.

-- Biswajit

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PhD positions in mechanics of metamaterials at the University of Minnesota

PhD positions in the broad area of mechanics of advanced materials and metamaterials are available in the group of Prof. Stefano Gonella (http://personal.cege.umn.edu/~gonella/) at the University of Minnesota.

Current topics of interest include: 1) Nonlinear metamaterials, including soft architected lattices; 2) Topological and non-reciprocal metamaterials; 3) Tunable and programmable multifunctional materials and structures.

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Postdoc position in mechanics of metamaterials at the University of Minnesota

A postdoc position in the area of mechanics of metamaterials is available in the group of Prof. Stefano Gonella (http://personal.cege.umn.edu/~gonella/) at the University of Minnesota. This exciting opportunity is in the context of a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded interdisciplinary project whose main objective is to investigate the behavior of innovative topological metamaterials with asymmetric wave transport capabilities.

Mike Ciavarella's picture

Nature paper about mechanical metamaterials violating Betti's theorem

Maybe because I am proud of Betti's theorem being italian, I am curious about this big emphasys on systems violating it.  They may "open avenues for energy absorption, conversion and harvesting, soft robotics, prosthetics and optomechanics".... ?  I'd be curious to hear some comments.   Anyway, the last author Andrea Alu is anyway italian like Betti.

Bhisham Sharma's picture

PhD position in Mechanics and Dynamics at Wichita State University

A funded PhD position is open for summer or fall 2017 in the Mechanics and Dynamics Laboratory in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Wichita State University. The research program will focus on the design and development of mechanical metamaterials, their application towards aerospace structures, and will involve a combination of analytical, numerical, and experimental methods. The candidate must have a MS in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering and a strong background in structural mechanics and dynamics.

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PhD positions in mechanics of advanced materials at the University of Minnesota

PhD positions in the broad area of mechanics of advanced materials are available in the group of Prof. Stefano Gonella (http://personal.cege.umn.edu/~gonella/) at the University of Minnesota.

Lifeng Wang's picture

PhD Positions Available in Solid Mechanics and Advanced Materials

Two PhD positions are available immediately in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook University, New York, US.

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[Call for Abstract] SES 2016 Symposium F-3: Wave Phenomena in Linear and Nonlinear Metamaterials

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the symposium F-3: Wave Phenomena in Linear and Nonlinear Metamaterials at the SES 53rd Annual Technical Meeting (SES2016) to be held October 2-5 2016 in College Park, MD.

Symposium Technical Description

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