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Journal Club for November 2020: Hydrogel Ionotronics: Principles, Materials and Applications

Hydrogel Ionotronics: Principles, Materials and Applications

Canhui Yang

Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology



Teng Li's picture

EML Webinar

  • Mark your calendar: every Wednesday at 9:30 am Boston, 2:30 pm London, 3:30 Paris, 10:30 pm Beijing.
  • Join live webinars in two ways: Zoom (for attending the lecture and participating in the discussion) or YouTube Live Stream.
  • Watch videos of past EML Webinars on YouTube or Weibo.
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Post-doctoral position at Purdue University in architected materials

I have a new postdoc position  for the design, computational modeling and experimental testing of metallic architected materials using additive manufacturing in collaboration with a manufacturing company. The successful candidate will have (i) a Ph.D. in engineering, materials science or physics, (ii) experience in at least two of the following areas: finite elements, fracture and damage modeling, experimental characterization, and testing of large specimens. (iii) Excellent interpersonal skills and strong oral and written communication skills.

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Open Postdoctoral Position - University of Pittsburgh



Computational Diagnostics and Inverse Mechanics


A postdoctoral appointment is available in the Computational Diagnostics and Inverse Mechanics (CDIM) research group under the supervision of Dr. John C. Brigham at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. 


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PhD Position at Texas A&M University

One PhD position is available in the Computational Cardiovascular Bioengineering Lab (C2BL) at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University for fall 2021 entry.

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CSME Congress 2021 - Symposium on Solid Mechanics


Symposium Co-Chairs:

Dr. Hamid Akbarzadeh (McGill University) and Dr. Dan Romanyk (University of Alberta)



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Hierarchical toughening of bioinspired nacre-like hybrid carbon composite, Jiao, Zhang, Liu, Liu, Zhang, Tang, Liu, Zhang, Carbon, 2021


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A tutorial on the electrostatics of deformable materials with a focus on stability and bifurcation analysis

The attached tutorial paper is yet unpublished but I am posting a pre-print since several students I know have found it to be a useful pedagogical resource. You may also access the document on arXiv.

Here is the abstract.

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A new continuum model for metallic glass based on thermodynamics

My group at Peking University proposed a novel mechano-chemical continuum model based on the framework of thermodynamics that can describe the microstructural evolution in metallic glass, and connect it with the macroscopic plastic deformation. The model successfully simulated the shear band instability and dilatancy effects of metallic glass under uniaxial tension and simple shear.

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Progress report on HASEL artificial muscles

Dear colleagues,

We have published a progress report on hydraulically amplified self-healing electrostatic (HASEL) artificial muscles in Advanced Materials. In this progress report we report the recent developments of HASEL actuators—including materials, designs, fabrication, and control—and discuss many opportunities for future research.


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Event of ASME Technical Committee on Mechanics of Soft Materials 2020

Dear Colleagues, 

 We cordially invite you to participate in an event of ASME Technical Committee on Mechanics of Soft Materials 2020. The detailed agenda is enclosed.  

Event of ASME Technical Committee on Mechanics of Soft Materials 2020:
live symposium and committee meeting

3D Image-Based Modeling and Digital Verification of Custom Implants

I recommend people with an interest in working with 3D image data and medical devices attend this upcoming webcast between Synopsys Simpleware and CADFEM Medical, which'll take place on Tuesday, November 24th, 2020.

Details here:

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An all-natural bioinspired structural material for plastic replacement, Guan, Yang, Han, Ling, Yu, Nature Communications, 2020


A strong (stiffness 20 GPa and strength 281 MPa), tough (11.5 MPa m1/2), lightweight (1.7 g/cm3), and thermal-resistant (thermal expansion coefficient 7x10-6K-1) composite material is created, using all-natural raw materials through a mass-producible method.

PhD position in modeling of the interaction between phase transformations and plasticity


PhD position(s) is available immediately in the Engineering Mechanics program in Aerospace Engineering Department at Iowa State University to perform theoretical and computational part of work on NSF-funded projects on the interaction between phase transformations and plasticity. Phase-field, micromechanical, and macroscale simulations using FEM are of interest, in close collaboration with high-pressure experiments performed in our lab. Please send vita to Prof. Valery Levitas ( ).


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Numerical investigation of biomechanically coupled growth in cortical folding

Cortical folding—the process of forming the characteristic gyri (hills) and sulci (valleys) of the cortex—is a highly dynamic process that results from the interaction between gene expression, cellular mechanisms, and mechanical forces. Like many other cells, neurons are sensitive to their mechanical environment. Because of this, cortical growth may not happen uniformly throughout gyri and sulci after the onset of cortical folding, which is accompanied by patterns of tension and compression in the surrounding tissue.

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Postdoc in Mechanics/Tribology and/or Triboelectric Nanogenerators

Postdoc position available on Mechanics/Tribology and/or Triboelectric Nanogenerators at the University of Glasgow's James Watt School of Engineering. Applicants with background in mechanics, tribology or triboelectric nanogenerators (including device fabrication and testing) are welcome. Closing date: 08-Dec-2020

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Residual stresses reduce pulse wave velocity in arteries

In this note, we develop simple analytical formulas to estimate the effect of residual stresses on the pulse wave velocity in blood vessels. We combine these formulas with three constitutive models of the arterial wall: the Fung model and two models accounting for the dispersion of collagen fibers via 8 and 16 structure tensors accordingly. The residual stresses come into play with a description of the initial kinematics - the opening angle.

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EML Webinar on 11 November 2020 on Mechanobiology: A Tale of Stressed Life by Sulin Zhang

EML Webinar on 11 November 2020 will be given by Sulin Zhang, Penn State University. Discussion leader: Teng Li, University of Maryland

Title: Mechanobiology: A Tale of Stressed Life

Faculty positions at Northeastern University in China

Multiple faculty positions (Full professor, associate professor and assistant professor) in mineral processing are available at Northeastern University in China. Please send your CV to, if you are interested. Thank you.

PhD opportunity within the ITN NewFrac Computational Fracture Mechanics

Dear friends,


I bring your attention to the following PhD offer within the ITN Newfrac on Computational Fracture Mechanics, please see below and the link




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