Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Centre for Micro- and Nanomechanics (CEMINACS) is an international scientific organisation with membership open to academic and industrial institutions and their representatives.

The Centre aims at bringing together researchers interested in various aspects of micro- and nanomechanics, including solid mechanics (stability theory, wave propagation), mechanical engineering (structural mechanics) and material sciences (composite and nanomaterials). The current members of the Centre have international reputation in modelling the behaviour of heterogeneous materials at different length scales.

The work of the Centre is relevant to a wide range of key industrial sectors including aerospace, space, marine, automotive, electronic, defence, security and medicine, leading to improvements in design and reductions of fabrication and manufacturing costs.

In recent years, the members of the Centre attracted over £1,300,000 of external grants. Current financial support comes from The Royal Society, The Royal Society of Edinburgh, EPSRC, The Royal Academy of Engineering, the British Council, the Technology Strategy Board, The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Balmoral Sectional Tanks Ltd., and Ziebel UK Ltd., the University of Aberdeen and the Timoshenko Institute of Mechanics. Further funding is actively sought from European and US agencies and from industrial sponsorship.

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Cracks Engineering & Materials Science
Elasticity Engineering & Materials Science
Composite materials Engineering & Materials Science
Boundary integral equations Engineering & Materials Science
cracks Physics & Astronomy
Pipe Engineering & Materials Science
Stress intensity factors Engineering & Materials Science
Stiffness Engineering & Materials Science

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Igor Guz

Person: Academic Related - Management, Academic


Research Output 2000 2020

A new method for pore structure quantification and pore network extraction from SEM images

Wang, C., Wu, K., Scott, G. G., Akisanya, A. R., Gan, Q. & Zhou, Y., 16 Jan 2020, In : Energy & Fuels. 34, 1, p. 82-94 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pore structure
Porous materials
Scanning electron microscopy
Flow of fluids
4 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Active and passive in-plane wall fluctuations in turbulent channel flows

Jozsa, T. I., Balaras, E., Kashtalyan, M., Borthwick, A. G. L. & Viola, I. M., 10 May 2019, In : Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 866, p. 689-720 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
channel flow
Channel flow
Drag reduction
Direct numerical simulation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Analysis of flexible composites for coiled tubing applications

Cox, K., Menshykova, M., Menshykov, O. & Guz, I., 1 Oct 2019, In : Composite Structures. 225, 13 p., 111118.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coiled tubing
Composite materials
Axial loads


Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh

Robert Maxwell McMeeking (Recipient), 10 Mar 2014

Prize: Election to learned society

Honorary Leading Research Fellow

Oleksandr Menshykov (Recipient), 1 Oct 2008

Prize: Appointment

Activities 2004 2018

  • 42 Conference
  • 3 Editor of research journal / publication series
  • 1 Workshop, seminar, or course

ETP 2nd Energy Innovation Emporium

Oleksandr Menshykov (Participant)
23 Apr 2018

Activity: Attending or organising an eventWorkshop, seminar, or course

PNRPU Aerospace Engineering Bulletin (Journal)

Oleksandr Menshykov (Member of editorial board)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditor of research journal / publication series

The Eleventh UK Conference on Boundary Integral Methods

Oleksandr Menshykov (Speaker)
10 Jul 201711 Jul 2017

Activity: Attending or organising an eventConference


Ground-Anchorage Integrity Testing (GRANIT)

Albert Rodger (Coordinator), Ana Ivanovic (Coordinator), Richard Neilson (Coordinator), Andrew Starkey (Coordinator)