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Journal Club for June 2021: Viscoelastic metamaterials

We discuss the state of the art and recent advances on the interplay between viscoelasticity and mechanical instabilities and metamaterials.

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Journal Club for June 2020: Mechanically instructive biomaterials: a synergy of mechanics, materials and biology

 

Mechanically instructive biomaterials: a synergy of mechanics, materials and biology

Zhenwei Ma, Jianyu Li

Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

 

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EML Webinar

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Postdoctoral Position - Multiscale Mechanics and Materials

An immediate postdoctoral associate position is available in Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at the University of Alabama with Prof. Kasra Momeni on multiscale modeling of materials and processes. The goal of this project is to develop multiscale models of alloys under extreme conditions, such as radiation, heat, and stresses, to develop new alloys.  The postdoctoral researcher will lead several projects on the material design using various techniques, such as molecular dynamics, phase-field, and CALPHAD.

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Jerry Ericksen 1924-2021

Dear colleagues,

I'm writing to bring to your notice the sad news that Prof. Jerry Ericksen of the University of Minnesota passed away on June 11th 2021.

 

Kaushik Dayal

Talk on Data-driven nonlinear dynamics, Prof B Balachandran (Univ of Maryland)

The Dept of Mechanical Engineering at IISc Bangalore will host Prof B Balachandran from the University of Maryland as part of an ongoing Distinhguished Seminar Series.

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Computational/machine learning mechanics Postdoc/PhD position available at Columbia University

Dear colleagues, 

There is a new opening for one postdoc/PhD student position, to be filled immediately, in my research group in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University. We are looking for postdocs/PhD in the broad area of computational mechanics. Candidates should have expertise and experience on modeling dynamic responses of path-dependent materials and software development. Our project is specifically focused on applications of machine learning for computational plasticity and damage. 

Visiting Scholar Kettering University

The NVH & Experimental Mechanics Laboratory (NVHEM) at Kettering University invites applications for a visiting scholar position to help in projects related to computer vision for vibration measurement, physics informed deep learning, vibrations, and finite element analysis.

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PhD Positions in Mechanobiology at NJIT

We have Ph.D. positions in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) with a primary focus on the mechanobiology of cells and tissues. We are looking for candidates with a background in solid and fluid mechanics to work in a collaborative environment. Our research develops integrated computational and experimental tools to understand and harness the role of mechanics in physiological processes such as wound healing, and pathological processes such as fibrocontractile diseases and tumor progression.

Synopsys Webinar on Wound Care and Computational Modeling with Professor Amit Gefen

The Simpleware team are running a joint webinar with Professor Amit Gefen of Tel Aviv University on wound care and biomechanical computer models this month - registration is available here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/75277377446745360?source=IMech...

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Mathematically exploring wrinkle evolution

Wrinkling is one of the most important mechanical deformation modes (for example, buckling and crumpling) that are omnipresent in our daily life: for instance, wrinkled fingers after soaking in water for a prolonged time, the folds within the brain, and metal wrinkles after a car collision, to name a few.

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A postdoc opening at UCLA

There is an immediate opening of a postdoctoral researcher in the Mechanics of Soft Materials Lab (https://www.msm.seas.ucla.edu/) in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The research will be on experimental mechanics of soft materials, and fabrication of soft machines. The successful candidate should have a PhD degree with expertise in experimental polymer materials.

OPENINGS FOR A POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER

PDR in Computational Mechanics Research Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University

Professor Somnath Ghosh

sghosh20@jhu.edu                https://cmrl.jhu.edu/

Hydraulic Testing Machine Retrofits and Price Comparison

There are two hydraulic universal testing machine designs. The first uses a single sided ram to apply force and requires gravity for the piston to return home. This type of hydraulic testing machine is the most common and is used for static tests only. A schematic of a ram based hydraulic tester is shown in Figure 1. The second type of hydraulic machine uses a dual acting piston. The dual acting piston design provides control in both the up and down direction and is commonly used for fatigue testing applications.

Post-doc position on modeling fiber suspension flows using isogeometric analysis at KTH, Sweden

KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden) is offering a post-doc position on modeling fiber suspension flows using isogeometric analysis.

 

https://www.kth.se/en/api/2.61673/what:job/jobID:410765/where:4/

 

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EML Webinar (Season 2) by Ju Li, on 16 June 2021: Elastic Strain Engineering for Unprecedented Properties

EML Webinar (Season 2) on 16 June 2021 will be given by Ju Li, MIT. Elastic Strain Engineering for Unprecedented Properties. Discussion Leaders: Sulin Zhang, The Pennsylvania State University

Time: 10 am Boston, 3 pm London, 10 pm Beijing on 16 June 2021

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Postdoctoral opening in Boechler Research Group

Looking for postdoctoral researcher with experience in the area of topological mechanics and/or acoustics, or nonlinear mechanics/dynamics to join the Boechler Research Group (http://boechler.ucsd.edu/) in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, San Diego.

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Programmable 3D Self-Folding Structures with Strain Engineering

Self-assembly of three-dimensional (3D) structures, through bending, twisting, folding, and buckling, has garnered broad interest among physicists, mathematicians, chemists, and biologists. Herein strain engineering and geometric frustration as an on-demand strategy for fabricating spontaneous rolling “origami” structures with programmable multistability across multiple length scales are exploited.

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Smart Laser-Writable Micropatterns with Multiscale Photo/ Moisture Reconstructible Structure

The design of a dynamic, versatile, convertible, and responsive micropatterned system is realized by a photo/moisture reconstructible multiscale film-substrate bilayer structure. Specifically, a hydrophilic polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)/laponite (LP) thin film is covalently bonded to a photothermally active polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)/carbon black (CB) soft substrate. A laser engraver can inscribe programmable aligned micro-wrinkles by manipulating laser power and spatiotemporal control.

Post-doc positions available in SUSTech (Shenzhen, China)

Multiple Post-doctoral researcher positions with competitive salary (335000 RMB/year) are available in Dr. Hongyan Yuan’s research group at SUSTech  (http://faculty.sustech.edu.cn/yuanhy3/)  in Shenzhen, China.  

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