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
Boundary integral equations Engineering & Materials Science
cracks Physics & Astronomy
Composite materials Engineering & Materials Science
Elasticity Engineering & Materials Science
Stress intensity factors Engineering & Materials Science
electric contacts Physics & Astronomy
Fibers Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1992 2019

Engineering critical assessment for a sandwich pipe field joint

Onyegiri, I. & Kashtalyan, M. 15 Jan 2019 In : Ocean Engineering. 172, p. 788-802 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stress concentration
Brittle fracture

An elementary 1-dimensional model for a solid state lithium-ion battery with a single ion conductor electrolyte and a lithium metal negative electrode

Mykhaylov, M., Ganser, M., Klinsmann, M., Hildebrand, F. E., Guz, I. & McMeeking, R. M. 10 Oct 2018 In : Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 123, p. 207-221 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

electric batteries
1 Citations

Coupled stress and energy criterion for multiple matrix cracking in cross-ply composite laminates

Kashtalyan, M., Garcia, I. & Mantic, V. 15 May 2018 In : International Journal of Solids and Structures. 139-140, p. 189-199 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Composite Laminates


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

Menshykov, O. (Participant)
23 Apr 2018

Activity: Workshop, seminar, or course

British Applied Mathematics Colloquium 2017

Menshykov, O. (Speaker)
10 Apr 201712 Apr 2017

Activity: Conference

The Eleventh UK Conference on Boundary Integral Methods

Menshykov, O. (Speaker)
10 Jul 201711 Jul 2017

Activity: Conference