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Journal of Micromechanics and Molecular Physics (JMMP) Starts Several Special Issues


Dear Applied Mechanics and Materials Community:


Journal of Micromechanics and Molecular Physics (JMMP) starts six special issues in 2021


We are cordialy inviting contributions from all members of 

applied mechanics community.


With World Scientific Publication Co.,  we are working to make JMMP a high-impact

Minisymposium on Computational Cell Mechanobiology at WCCM 2016, Seoul, Korea

Dear Colleagues,

We are cordially inviting you to submit an one-page abstract to the Mini-Symposium

Computational Cell Mechanobiology

The 7th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2016)

The 7th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2016)August 1, 2016 – August 4, 2016


The ICCM is an international conference providing an international forum for exchanging ideas on recent advances in areas related to computational methods, numerical modelling & simulation, as well as their applications in engineering and science. It will accommodate presentations on a wide range of topics to facilitate inter-disciplinary exchange of ideas in science, engineering and related disciplines, and foster various types of academic collaborations.

Predictive Theoretical and Computational Approaches for Additive Manufacturing

On October 7-9, 2015, the U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM) held a Workshop on Predictive Theoretical and Computational Approaches for Additive Manufacturing in Washington, DC.  The three-day workshop featured 24 presentations from speakers in academia, industry, and government labs.

USNCTAM Perspectives on Mechanics in Medicine

Dear Colleagues. I would like to share with you a perspective article on mechanics in medicine by a commission from US National Committee of Theoretical and AppliedMechanics ( online):

The Results of The 1st Y.C. Fung Student Paper Competition on Biomechanics, Biophysics, and Biomatreriomics

The final phase of  The 1st Y.C. Fung Student Paper Competition on Biomechanics, Biophysics, and Biomatreriomics was held at Northeastern University, Boston, on June 3rd, 2011.

Seven finalists have participated the oral presentation, and they are:

                   Egor Dontsov from the University of  Minnesota,

                    Louis Foucard from the University of  Colorado at Boulder,

                   Christopher Paetsch from Tufts University,

                   Zhao Qin from MIT,


Dear Colleagues,


Please distribute the following annoucement to your graduate students,

and first year post-doc researchers.

 The deadline for submission is January 15th, 2011.


Happy New Year !



Dear Colleagues,
We are glad to announce that the Biomechanics Committee of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has established a
best student competition:


Call for NominationsY.C. Fung Award for the Best Student Paper on Biomechanics and Biophysics

EMI 2011 Meeting June 2-4, 2011, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Sponsored by:Biomechanics Committee, Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI)

Research Position Opening on Energy Harvesting

Applicants are invited for an immediate opening of a postdoctoral
researcher position at Northwestern University. This researcher will work on
a research project on vibration energy harvesting that involves close
collaborations with experimentalist. Candidates should possess an earned
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Physical sciences, Electrical Engineering,
Material Science, or related disciplines. Candidate should have a strong
theoretical background in solid mechanics and previous experience in solving

Opening for a Post-doc poistion


Professor Wing Kam Liu's group at Northwestern University is looking for a postdoc or a research associate who is good at multiscale methods development, nonlinear finite elements, and has good knowledge of plasticity with some knowledge of high performance computing.  Interested applicants please contact:




Postdoctoral researcher position on Meshfree Simulations of Adiabatic Shear Band and Spall Fracture

A postdoctoral researcher position is available at UC Berkeley. The research project is about developing a commercial software or a Meshfree Module for one of the widely used commercial FEM codes.

Post-doc position on Multiscale Simulations of Cell Contact and Adhesion

A post-doc position on multiscale simulation of cell contact and adhesion shall be available this coming Fall at UC Berkeley. We are seeking for a person who has experience and background on finite element computations, especially in cell contact/adhesion modeling and simulation or finite deformation simulations.

Anyone who is interested in the position please send an email, resume, and reference to

New Graduate Textbook on Micromechanics and Nanomechanics

World Scientific Pub. Co. will soon (2008 Winter) publish a new graduate textbook on Micromechanics and Nanomechanics.  The book is based on a lecture notes that have been used in Berkeley for seven years. Reading of book requires minimum knowledge of continuum mechanics and mathematics, and the book is intended for the first year graduate students as well as those practitioners who have no time to read the literature for self-study.

The Ranking of Mechanics Related Journals (2004)

Based on a survey from Journal Citation Report (JCR), we listed below the 2004 Journal Impact Factors (IF) for some mechanics, material science, and solid state physics related scientific journals. Our list and information may not be complete. We welcome readers' input, comments, and information. We also caution readers that using IF as the sole criterion to rank scientific journals' academic reputation may not be objective nor true to a journal's actual scientific merits.


I posted this survey in Applied Mechanics Research and Researchers on 16 April 2006, based on a survey of Web of Science. A paper making the list satisfied the following conditions:

  • It is in the areas of solid mechanics, mechanics of materials, or computational mechanics, and
  • It has at least 1000 citations.

This list may not be complete. If anyone finds a missing entry, please leave a comment below.

The cited number has been updated up to 18 Dec. 2006.

The first course in continuum mechanics

In response to Zhigang's forum topic on the first course in continuum mechanics, it is so happened that I am also teaching a continuum mechanics course this semester. I shall list our continuum mechanics course outline taught here in Berkeley.

Berkely has its tradition and its special flavour on Continuum Mechanics. The history goes back to Paul Naghdi, Tom Hughes, Jerry Marsden, Juan Simo, David Bogy, Coby Lubliner, Bob Taylor, Karl Pister, James Casey, Geroge Johnson, and some others.

A Recent Book: Meshfree Particle Methods, by Shaofan Li and Wing-Kam Liu

Meshfree Particle Methods is a comprehensive and systematic exposition of particle methods, meshfree Galerkin and partition of unity methods, molecular dynamics methods, and multiscale methods. It presents theoretical foundation, numerical algorithms, as well as applications. Since it was published in 2004, the first print has been sold out. The publisher is preparing the second print.

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