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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    Research Output

    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

  • Open Access
  • Prizes

    Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh

    McMeeking, Robert (Recipient), 10 Mar 2014

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Honorary Leading Research Fellow

    Menshykov, Oleksandr (Recipient), 1 Oct 2008

    Prize: Appointment


    • 40 Attending/organising a Conference
    • 3 Editor of research journal / publication series
    • 1 Attending/organising Workshop, seminar, or course

    ETP 2nd Energy Innovation Emporium

    Oleksandr Menshykov (Participant)

    23 Apr 2018

    Activity: Attending or organising an eventAttending/organising Workshop, 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

    British Applied Mathematics Colloquium 2017

    Oleksandr Menshykov (Speaker)

    10 Apr 201712 Apr 2017

    Activity: Attending or organising an eventAttending/organising a Conference


    Ground-Anchorage Integrity Testing (GRANIT)

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