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PostDoc Position Available at MIT

PostDoc Position Available

Ortiz Laboratory at MIT

Professor Christine Ortiz, Department of Materials Science and Engineering , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

To apply for this position; send cover letter including date available to start, CV, full list of publications, and the names of three references to:


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Online submission system for International Journal of Applied Mechanics (IJAM) is now LIVE

World Scientific is proud to announce the launch of a new online submission system, Editorial Manager (EM), for International Journal of Applied Mechanics (IJAM). One of the industry standard systems used by major academic publishers, EM provides a full online solution for manuscript submission, peer-review, and tracking.

    Seeking Summer Internship Opportunity

    I am a third year undergraduate student of IIT Kharagpur ( In the coming summer, we are supposed to do summer training in some industry in, or out of India, whereas if we want to do internship in a university it must be a foreign university (internship in Indian universities is not allowed).

    Postdoctoral and PhD Research Positions in Computational Nanomechanics at the University of Pittsburgh

    Several postdoctoral and PhD research positions are currently open in the Advanced Computational Technology (ACT) group at the University of Pittsburgh for the following research projects in the multidisciplinary areas of computational nanomechanics, bio-nanotechnology, renewable energy, and nanomedicine:

    Zhiliang Zhang's picture

    One PhD and one post doctoral position in “Multi-scale Modeling" at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

    The Department of Structural Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) announces a vacant PhD position and a vacant post doctoral position in the area of multi-scale modelling of mono-sized polymer particles. The two positions will be a part of the new NANOMAT KMB project “From Molecular Structures to Mechanical Properties: Multi-scale Modelling for Polymer Particles (MS2MP)”, funded by the Research Council of Norway.

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    Two faculty positions in computational and experimental mechanics at Columbia University

    Columbia University
    Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

    The Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics invites applications for TWO tenure-track faculty positions to support a Department initiative in Sustainable Engineering. Qualified individuals are sought with expertise in either:

    (1) Computational mechanics - with an emphasis on large-scale computing applied to multi-scale, multi-phase modeling of materials (from nano- to macro-scale), and/or mechanics and materials challenges in energy and/or the environment.

    Xiaodong Li's picture

    Nanoindentation of the a and c domains in a tetragonal BaTiO3 single crystal

    Can we map the eastic modulus of a and c domians? Can we mechanically switch the domains and let them function as nanoactuators and sensors?

    Seeking postdoctoral research position in experimental mechanics


    I am looking for a postdoctoral research position in experimental mechanics in US. I'll be graduating in January 2008 with a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia. 

    A Local Semi-Implicit Level-Set Method for Interface Motion

    This paper proposes and implements a novel hybrid level set method which combines the

    Orientation of Core-Shell Nanoparticles in an Electric Field

    Coated nanoparticles, which have a core-shell structure, have many applications. The attached manuscript shows some of our progresses in investigating the induced torque and orientation of such nanoparticles in an electric field. We show that the shell of a nanoparticle has an important effect on its orientation, even when the shell is thin and takes only a small portion of the total volume. For instance, a thin layer coating of highly conductive Au can dramatically change the induced torque on a SiO2 or TiO2 nanoparticle.

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    Biomechanics Calls for Papers: Materials Research Society - Fall 2007 Meeting

    (cross-post to Biomch-L )

    Two symposia solicit papers on biomechanics topics for the upcoming Materials Research Society meeting, November 26-30, 2007, Boston,  MA.  Short-form abstracts are due 20 June, 2007.

    August Workshop on Materials Characterization for Nanoscale Reliability

    We invite you to participate in the upcoming Workshop on Materials Characterization for Nanoscale Reliability, to take place 14-16 August, 2007 at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Details are posted at

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    Workshop on In situ Methods in Nanomechanics

    Announcing a special workshop to be held at LBL, Berkeley, CA, Aug 1-3, 2007

    Dear Colleagues:

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    Fundamentals of Nanoindentation and Nanotribology IV at MRS Fall 2007

    First announcement and call for papers.

    The symposium "Fundamentals of Nanoindentation and Nanotribology" will run for the fourth time at the Fall, 2007, Materials Research Society Meeting, Boston, MA, USA.   

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    8th European Symposium on Nanomechanical Testing: "nanomech 8"

    Attached is the first announcement and call for papers for "nanomech 8", the 8th European Symposium on Nanomechanical Testing to be held in Huckelhoven, Germany, 3rd-5th September, 2007. Full details are also available at the conference website. The special focus for this year's meeting is "Across the scales: Size effects and scaling phenomena in micro- and nano-mechanics". Abstracts are due 5th May, 2007.

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    2007 NSF Summer Institute on Nano Mechanics and Materials

    Please find below the announcement for the NSF Summer Institute on Nano Mechanics and Materials:

    Deformation of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Silver Nanowires

    I wanted to share some our work on the deformation behavior of metal nanowires that was recently published in Advanced Functional Materials. In this work, we considered the tensile deformation of three experimentally observed silver nanowire geometries, including five-fold twinned, pentagonal nanowires. The manuscript abstract and urls to videos of the tensile deformation of the three nanowire geometries are below. A copy of the manuscript is attached.

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    Symposium on "Mechanics of Nanofabrication and Nanostructure Growth" at the 2007 IMECE (ASME Meeting)

    (Please also refer to node/711 for the introduction of this ASME meeting and some important changes. )

    Mechanics has been playing a critical role in understanding the fabrication and reliability of nanostructured material systems, such as the self-assembly of quantum dots during heteroepitaxial thin film growth. Sponsored by the Elasticity Committee of Applied Mechanics Division, this symposium will identify opportunities and challenges in mechanics of materials that are motivated from a variety of novel and emerging nanofabrication and nanostructure growth methods. Presentations in experimental, theoretical, and computational studies are solicited in the following areas (but not limited to):

    Young's modulus of single-walled carbon nanotubes

    We report in detail that unlike other materials, carbon nanotubes are so small that changes in structure can affect the Young's modulus. The variation in modulus is attributed to differences in torsional strain, which is the dominant component of the total strain energy. Torsional strain, and correspondingly Young's modulus, increases significantly with decreasing tube diameter and increases slightly with decreasing tube helicity.  Journal of Applied Physics 84, 1939 (1998).


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