Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI)
Created on October 1, 2007, the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) replaces the former ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division.
EMI is the premier interdisciplinary organization of engineering mechanics that promotes research and the application of scientific and mathematical principles to address existing and emerging engineering and societal issues.
New and notable
June 6-9, 2023 | Atlanta, Georgia
August 27-30 at the University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Our group strives to understand the inner workings of granular materials, rocks, and concrete subjected to static and dynamic mechanical loads.
Four Manuals of Practice (MOP), edited by Mohammed M. Ettouney, Ph.D., P.E., which contain useful information for the average engineer in his or her everyday work.
Call For Nominations to the EMI Board of Governors
Submit your Nominations to the EMI Board of Governors by April 14, 2023
Register Today for Lecture on Urban Engineering
with Jerome Hajjar
New EMI Publication: Objective Resilience MOPs
Engineering is a balance between analysis and design. Mathematics and sciences form...
2022 EMI Fellow
Congratulations to Dr. Waisman on being Elected to the EMI Membership grade of Fellow!
EMI 2022 Student Competition Winners
Congratulations to all the winners of the EMI student competitions.
EMI Elections to the Board of Governors
The EMI Board has ratified the list of candidates established by the...
ASCE Distinguished Members – Class of 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Beck who was elected to Distinguished Membership at the...
EMI 2022 Conference – Register Today
Join us at EMI 2022 hosted by Johns Hopkins University. At...
Global Composites Experts Webinar Series: Composite Materials
Composite materials have developed in the last 60 years from a just...
2022 Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture Series
Register for the 2022 Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture Series. Speakers include:...
Call for Abstracts: 19th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Call For Abstracts by January 31, 2022 for the 19th U.S. National...
Journal of Engineering Mechanics: 2022 Call for Papers
The Journal of Engineering Mechanics launches a series of high-profile special issues.
Rocking Isolation: An Effective Strategy for Limiting Forces, Permanent Displacements, Damage and...
Granular Materials Committee Student Video Competition
The Granular Materials Technical Committee (GMTC) is hosting its first video competition...
Open Faculty Position at the University of Pittsburgh
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and will continue until...
Call for Proposals to Host the EMI 2023 Conference
EMI has been holding its conferences at universities in the U.S. and...
Open Faculty Position at Clarkson University
Open faculty position as Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at...
Meet the Editor: Journal of Engineering Mechanics (JEM)
Editor Franz-Josef Ulm, Ph.D., P.E., F.EMI, M. ASCE, sat down with ASCE...
Highlights of the EMI PMC 2021 Conference
The EMI 2020 and Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability Conference was initially...
EMI Lecture Series: EMI/PMC 2021 Conference Plenary Presentations
View the recordings of presentations at EMI/PMC 2021.
Poromechanics 2021 Student Poster Competition Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the Poromechanics Student Poster Competition, chaired by...
EMI 2021 Student Competition Winners
Congratulations to all the 2021 student competition winners, and many thanks to...
Call For Nominations for the ASCE/EMI Awards
Nominations are due by October 1.
- PhD/PostDoc position on multiphysics modeling of biological systems
- Postdoc in computational modelling of chemical recycling of composites, Denmark
- PhD vacancy at Deakin University with Dr Alban Vaucorbeil on the Material Point Method
- master position on modeling of laser texturing
- New PhD or Postdoc position at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
- Postdoctoral and PhD positions in biomechanics at Medical College of Wisconsin
- Postdoc/PhD positions on submarine landslides modeling at Tsinghua University, Shenzhen, China
- Funded postdoctoral position at McGill University, Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Postdoctoral & PhD positions in computational biomechanics at Michigan State University
- Modeling fatigue life and hydrogen embrittlement of bcc steel with unified mechanics theory
EMI President's MessageRead
Design of Resilient, Engineered, Autonomous, and Multifunctional (DREAM) structures
Soto Structures Research Lab, University of Kentucky
Multiple natural hazards pose a significant threat to critical infrastructure in many parts of the world that directly affect people's lives. The protection of the built environment from natural hazards is a critical and complex issue facing civil engineers.
Peer-to-Peer Standards Exchange Forum
Come join the discussion about ASCE Standards! The Peer-to-Peer Standards Exchange is a new ASCE Collaborate forum to discuss technical issues about ASCE standards. Dive into your technical area with questions and issues with your community. Members can ask and answer questions. Nonmembers will have view-only capability.
"Established engineering principles coupled with new technology has already changed what we can discover about the world around us and how we can make it better. By engaging with ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute I have the opportunity learn about, present and discuss the developments that will build the future of our profession and the world around us."Elisabeth Malsch, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCEEMI Board Member
"The Engineering Mechanics Institute has provided the entire Mechanics community with a tremendous platform for sharing and disseminating knowledge and networking with peers, to advance the field into areas of future challenges. I feel privileged to be associated with EMI as a participating member, and a past-member of the Board of Governors. It has truly enriched my academic and professional experience."Dr. Somnath Ghosh, Ph.D., F.EMI, M.ASCEPast EMI Board Member
"As a devoted EMI member for well over a decade, I have always been impressed by the depth and breadth of technical activities seen at EMI conferences. What’s more, EMI committees are teemed with young researchers and practitioners, providing the most energetic environment to exchange new ideas."Yang Wang, Ph.D., A.M.ASCEEMI Technical Committee Chair