Kai-tak Wan's picture

8 Mechanical Engineering Faculty Positions

Eight Mechanical Engineering Faculty

University Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department seeks faculty
candidates for multiple tenured or tenure-track appointments at the assistant,
associate or full professor level in the Department of Mechanical and
Industrial Engineering. Please refer to the positions listed below:

HsiaoYing Shadow Huang's picture

Call for abstracts, Topic 11-13, Nanomaterials for Energy at ASME IMECE 2014

Dear Colleagues, 

On behalf of the ASME Nanomaterials for Energy Technical Committee of the Materials Division, I cordially invite your participation in Track 11, Materials: Genetics to Structures

Topic 11-13: Nanomaterials for Energy.

ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition will be held in Montreal, Canada during November 14-20, 2014.

Abstract submission deadline: February 17, 2014

List of the abstract topics are as follows for 11-13 Nanomaterials for Energy:

Jie. Yin's picture

One Ph.D. position in mechanics of materials for Fall, 2014

One Ph.D. position will be available in the Applied Mechanics of Materials group of Mechanical Engineering Department at
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. The position will start in the coming Fall, 2014.
The research program will focus on mechanics of soft composite materials and structures as well as
their novel applications in micro/nano-fabrication, anti-biofilm, energy absorption/harvesting, etc. In

Michael A. McCarthy's picture

Lecturer below the bar in Aircraft Maintenance and Operations

TITLE OF POST: Lecturer below the bar in Aircraft Maintenance and

University of Limerick, Ireland

Head of Department

5 Year Tenure Track. During the term of the contract the successful applicant
will have the opportunity to apply for tenure in accordance with the
University's Policy and Procedures for Granting Multi-annual Status to
Entry-level Academic Staff)

€41,498 - €51,722 p.a.

Michael A. McCarthy's picture

Senior Lecturer in Aircraft Maintenance and Operations

TITLE OF POST: Senior Lecturer in Aircraft Maintenance and

LOCATION: University
of Limerick, Ireland

of Department

CONTRACT TYPE: Multiannual

- €88,509 p.a.

Further information for applicants and application
material is available online from:


Siva P V Nadimpalli's picture

PhD position in Experimental Solid Mechanics at the New Jersey Institute of Technology

There is an opening for a
PhD student position in Dr. Nadimpalli’s group at the New Jersey Institute of
Technology starting from Fall2014. Candidate with good academic credentials and an interest to work in experimental research projects are encouraged to apply.
Ideal candidate should have a master’s degree in mechanical/materials
science/aerospace or related field with a good background in Solid Mechanics,
Materials Science, and Experimental Methods (including but not limited to SEM,
TEM, and nanofabrication methods).

Simpleware case study - permeability of 3D printed titanium implants

We have a new case study, looking at the permeability of 3D printed titanium implants. Learn how our software helped to streamline this project.


lbotto's picture

PhD Studentship in Soft Matter Cell Biomechanics (attendance to a Chinese University and Chinese Nationality required))

Type of studentship: China Scholarship Council
(CSC) / Queen Mary Joint PhD scholarship

Institution: Queen
Mary University of London, School of Engineering and Materials Science

Julian J. Rimoli's picture

Common questions about developing educational apps

This afternoon, I had an extremely pleasant Google hangout with Daniel Suo, and Professors Zhigang Suo and Teng Li . Our main focus was on brainstorming ideas on how to improve the user experience on iMechanica. After an hour or so our conversation drifted towards educational topics including novel ways of incorporating technology in STEM education.

Konstantin Volokh's picture

Navier-Stokes model with viscous strength

In the laminar mode interactions
among molecules generate friction between layers of water that slide with
respect to each other. This friction triggers the shear stress, which is
traditionally presumed to be linearly proportional to the velocity gradient.
The proportionality coefficient characterizes the viscosity of water. Remarkably,
the standard Navier-Stokes model surmises that materials never fail – the transition
to turbulence can only be triggered by some kinematic instability of the flow. This
premise is probably the reason why the Navier-Stokes theory fails to explain

Suvranu De's picture

Multiple Positions in Interactive Computing at RPI

The Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging in Medicine (CeMSIM) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA invites
applications for multiple positions (Research Assistant Professor,
Research Scientist/Research Associate, postdc) to work on projects
funded by the NIH on developing interactive computational technology. 
Desirable background for this position

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Strong background in Nonlinear Solid Mechanics and Computational Linear Algebra
  • Strong background in Finite Element/Meshfree computational analysis
  • Domain discretization (mesh/particle) algorithms and implementation

Payam Soltani's picture

Effect of geometric parameters on the stress distribution in Al 2024-T3 single-lap bolted joints- Outstanding Paper Award Winner

 The article entitled “Effect of geometric parameters on the stress distribution in Al 2024-T3 single-lap bolted joints” published in International Journal of Structural Integrity 

Project Associate / PhD Positions: Multiscale Simulation of Nano-Composites for Fatigue & Fracture

Applications are invited for few open positions in the area of
multiscale simulation of fatigue and fracture of advanced alloys and
nano-material based composites. Primary focus of this research is investigation
of fatigue and fracture behavior of nanomaterials and to develope various
constitutive models for continuum, based on large scale atomistic simulations.
Research effort will include development of analysis and design methods toward
improving material/structural behaviour using computer simulation. Interested
candidates should have preferably MTech/ME degree in
mechanical/civil/aerospace/material engineering discipline with good knowledge

Amir Abdollahi's picture

Three-dimensional simulation of crack propagation in ferroelectric polycrystals: Effect of combined toughening mechanisms

We simulate the fracture processes of ferroelectric polycrystals in
three dimensions using a phase-field model. In this model, the grain
boundaries, cracks and ferroelectric domain walls are represented in a
diffuse way by three phase-fields. We thereby avoid the difficulty of
tracking the interfaces in three dimensions. The resulting model can
capture complex interactions between the crack and the polycrystalline
and ferroelectric domain  microstructures. The simulation results show
the effect of the microstructures on the fracture response of the
material. Crack deflection, crack bridging, crack branching and
ferroelastic domain switching are observed to act as the main fracture
toughening mechanisms in ferroelectric polycrystals. Our fully 3-D

beenchang's picture

Instability of supersonic crack in graphene

The velocity and instability of crack motion in 2D hexagonal lattice of graphene under pure opening loads
are investigated by atomistic molecular dynamics simulations. The brittle crack along zigzag direction
in a strip can propagate supersonically at even 8.82 km/s under uniform normal loading of edge
displacements. Crack moving straightly at low speeds produces atomically smooth edges, while kinking
occur beyond a critical speed around 8.20 km/s equivalent to 65% of Rayleigh-wave speed in graphene,
which validates previous theoretical predictions of rapid fracture instability in elastodynamics, and
rough and irregular edges with oscillatory overhangs are formed subsequently.

liuliping's picture

Call for abstracts in Minisymposium on Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials

 Dear Colleagues:

Happy New Year!

 The 17th U. S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics that will be held June 15-20, 2014 at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. (http://www.usnctam2014.org/)

Pawel Woelke's picture

George Z. Voyiadjis inducted into the Polish Academy of Sciences (pictured with Michal Kleiber - September 2013)

George Z. Voyiadjis inducted into the Polish Academy of Sciences (pictured with Michal Kleiber - September 2013)

Please join me in congratulating George Z. Voyiadjis, chair of LSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, on his induction into the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Vlado A. Lubarda's picture

Joining a discussion on Linear Algebra

I read with interest an excellent discussion about Linear Algebra in Mechanics. I am attaching Chapter I: Tensor Preliminaries from my book Elastoplasticity Theory, which includes Hill's analysis of induced tensors mentioned in the discussion.

Stephan Rudykh's picture

Journal Club Theme of January 2014: Electro- and magneto-active deformable composites

Dielectric Elastomers (DE) are promising materials for developing soft machines (e.g., a human-made octopus). The principle of actuation has gained to DE the name "artificial muscles" since they can undergo large deformation when excited by an electric field. Another class of active materials that can be actuated by external field is Magnetoactive Elastomers (MAE). Although MAE and DE share mathematical similarities, the physics is different. Electric field can induce polarization in elastomers, and hence generate electrostatic stresses within the material. As a response to the electrically induced stresses, the material deforms. For MAE the situation is different: elastomers are magnetically inactive, and a similar to DE effect is achieved by mixing the elastomer with magnetically active particles (e.g., carbonyl iron, nickel or Terfenol-D). Thus, due to the magnetic interaction of the particles embedded in a soft matrix, the composite can deform and modify overall stiffness as a response to a magnetic field. The performance of these composites can be further enhanced by optimizing microstructures. Indeed, a similar idea applies for designing DE composites with enhanced properties. These composites, once manufactured can solve the bottle-neck problem of DE technology - the need in extremely high electric fields for meaningful actuations, and potentially lead to a breakthrough in the technology.

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