Seminar Schedule

Summer 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

SungWoo Nam, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Mechanical Instability-driven Architecturing of Atomically-thin Materials"

Friday, May 31, 2019

Ioannis Chasiotis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Nanoscale Polymer Contacts under Normal and Shear Forces"

Spring 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Petr Sittner, Institute of Physics, Prague, Czech Republic

"3D-XRD Study of Martensite Band Front in Superelastic NiTi Wire"

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Sameh Tawfick, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

"Twists and Ripples: Self-Organization of 1- and 2D Structures into New Multi-Functional Materials"

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

James M. Caruthers, Purdue University

"Mechanical Behavior of Polymer Glasses"

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Ghatu Subhash, University of Florida

"Pressure-induced amorphization in ultrahard ceramics: A thermodynamics-based theory for boron-rich icosahedral ceramics"

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tal Cohen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Mechanics of Squishy Things that can Grow"

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Christelle Combescure, Université Paris Est Marne la Vallée

"Post-bifurcation of highly symmetric systems : challenges and methods"

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Ill Ryu, University of Texas at Dallas

"Probing defect-controlled plasticity at small scale via multiscale discrete defect element method (DDEM)"

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Filippo Mangolini, University of Texas at Austin

"Fundamental Studies of Tribological Phenomena in Complex Engineered Systems: from Laboratory Equipment to the International Space Station"

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Liu Wang, University of Texas at Austin

Dissertation Defense: "Mechanics of Crater-enabled Dry Adhesives"

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Basant Sharma, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

"Wave Propagation in Lattices and Structured Media"

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Pierre Margerit, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

"Wide-band Characterization of the Linear Dynamic Behavior of Heterogeneous Anisotropic Viscoelastic Structures. Application to the Piano Soundboard"

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Yalin Yu, University of Texas at Austin

Dissertation Defense: "Theoretical and Numerical Study on Fracture Behavior of Hydrogels"

Fall 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Kejie Zhao, Purdue University

"Bridging mechanics and electrochemistry: Experiments and modeling on battery materials"

Summer 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Adrian Buganza, Purdue University

"Skin mechanics and mechanobiology across scales"

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Hari Arora, Swansea University

"Measuring and Modelling the Dynamic Behaviour of Structural and Biological Materials "

Spring 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Blaise Bourdin, Louisiana State University


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Michael S. Sacks, The University of Texas at Austin

"Modeling and Simulation of Bioprosthetic Heart Valve Biomaterials"

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hanchen Huang, Northeastern University

"Nanorods: from Synthesis Science to Metallic Glue Technology "

Friday, February 16, 2018

Pedro Ponte Castañeda, University of Pennsylvania

"Finite-Strain Homogenization Models For Porous Viscoplastic Polycrystals"

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Jian Zhu, National University of Singapore

"Soft Robots Based on Dielectric Elastomer Actuators"

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Philippe H. Guebelle, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Multifunctional Microvascular Composites: Computational Analysis and Design"

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Jeffrey T. Lloyd, Research Scientist, US Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen

"Process-sensitive modeling of failure in magnesium alloys"

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Irene Beyerlein, University of California Santa Barbara

"Microstructure-based modeling of interface-facilitated mechanisms in structural materials"

Thursday, April 17, 2018

Peng Wang, Univeristy of Texas at Austin

"Theoretical And Numerical Study On Adhesive Interactions Between Graphene And Substrate"

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Michael A. Cullinan, University of Texas at Austin

"Engineering Mechanics Challenges in Micro and Nanomanufacturing Applications"

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Shutao Qiao, University of Texas at Austin

"Fluid-Induced Large Deformation at Soft Material Interfaces with Blisters and Craters"

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Shailendra P. Joshi, University of Houston

"On Migrating Twins and Growing Voids in Crystalline Plasticity"

Fall 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Justin W. Wilkerson, University of Texas at Austin

"High-fidelity and reduced-order models for materials in extreme environments"

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Robert Lipton, Louisiana State University

"Double Well Potentials and Nonlocal Brittle Fracture Modeling"

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Chiara Daraio, California Institute of Technology

"The evolution of acoustic metamaterials, from static to dynamic designs"

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Raj K. Mishra, General Motors R&D

" Integrated Computational and Experimental Materials Engineering (ICEME) For Mass Efficient Vehicle Structures "

Friday, November 10, 2017

Kostas Danas, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris

"Tailoring Instabilities in Microstructured Magnetorheological Elastomers: Experiments, Numerical Analysis and Theory"

Spring 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Shengqiang Cai, University of California, San Diego

"Active Deformation and Instabilities in Soft Materials"

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Chiara Daraio, California Institute of Technology

"Plant nanobionic materials for thermally active, structural woods and soft, artificial skins"

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Michael Strobl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

"Phase field models and their ability to simulate Hertzian indentation fracture"

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Jose A. Rodriguez-Martinez, University of Carlos III Madrid, Spain

"A general overview on multiple necking and fragmentation problems in ductile solids subjected to high strain rates"

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Nicolas Moes, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France

"The Thick Level Set (TLS) damage model for quasi-brittle fracture: an overview"

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Andy Kraynik, Sandia National Laboratories (retired)

"From Honeycombs to Random Foams: the elastic-plastic behavior of soap froth from the cells' point of view"

Thursday, March 30, 2017

V. Lazarus, Univ Paris-Sud/CNRS, France

"Complex crack patterns in brittle fracture mechanics"

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Glaucio Paulino - Georgia Tech

"Origami engineering: from deployable structures to configurational metamaterials"

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Mazen Diab - UT Austin

"Ruga Mechanics of Soft Materials"

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Siegfried Bauer - Johannes-Kepler Universitat Linz, Austria

"A soft future: From sensor skin and robots to energy harvesters"

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Meredith Silberstein - Cornell University

"Mechanics and Chemistry in Designing Polymers"

Spring 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Catalin Picu, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

"Mechanics of Random Fiber Networks"

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ellen Arruda, University of Michigan

"Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Tibiofemoral Cartilages Characterizations and Modeling, and the Role of Constitutive Model Assumptions on Whole Knee Biomechanics"

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Nadine Aubry, Northeastern University

"Directed Organization of Particles in Small Scale Fluid Flows"

Friday, April 15, 2016

Zhigang Suo, Harvard University

"Tough Hydrogels"

Fall 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Dong Yan, Beijing Institute of Technology

"Wrinkling of Microstructured Thin Films"

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Roberto Ballarini, University of Houston

"Structural Testing at the Micro and Nano Scales: Breaking Invisible Specimens with Zero Force"

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Alex Moberg, Denmark

"Crack Front Morphology in Layered Materials"

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 (rescheduled)

Manoj Chaudhury, Lehigh University


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Liping Liu, Rutgers University

"Energy formulations of continuum magneto-electro-elastics with applications"

Friday, October 30, 2015

K. Ramesh, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, INDIA

"Digital Photoelasticity Applied to Implant Dentistry"

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Florin Bobaru, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

"Peridynamic Modeling of Corrosion Damage"

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Nicolas Triantafyllidis, Ecole Polytechnique (France)


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Khai Pham, UT Austin (PhD defense)

"Characterization and Modeling of Mixed-mode I+III Fracture in Brittle Materials"

Monday, December 21, 2015

Patrick Le Tallec, Ecole Polytechnique (France)

"Multiscale Modeling of Soft Materials: From Network to Maximal Path Advances and Microspheres"

Spring 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Anand Jagota, Lehigh University

"Influence of Surface Tension on Deformation of Compliant Solids"

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Yuan Lin, University of Texas

"On the Liner Wrinkling and Collapse of Bi-material Pipe under Bending and Axial Compression"

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Julia Greer, California Institute of Technology

"Materials by Design: 3-Dimensional Architected Nanostructured Meta-Materials"

Monday, May 4, 2015

John W. Hutchinson, Harvard University

"Structural Stability at Large and Small Scales: Shells and Soft Materials"

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Zhiyi Cao, University of Texas at Austin

"Mixed-mode Interactions between Graphene and Substrates by Blister Tests"(PhD Dissertation Defense)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Emmanuel Detournay, University of Minnesota

"Spiraled Boreholes: An Expression of 3D Directional Instability of Drilling Systems"

Monday, April 13, 2015

Ajit Yoganathan, Georgia Tech

"Image-Based Surgical Planning for Single Ventricle Heart Defects"

Thursday, April 2, 2015

David Steigmann, University of California, Berkeley

"Mechanics of solids reinforced by fibers with elastic resistance to flexure and twist: An application of Cosserat elasticity theory"

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hongbing Lu, University of Texas at Dallas

"Mechanics of Multifunctional Ductile Aerogels"

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Justin W. Wilkerson, University of Texas at San Antonio

" Multiscale Mechanics of Failure in Extreme Environments"

Monday, March 23, 2015

Samit Roy, University of Alabama

" Multi-Scale Modeling of Fracture Properties for Nano-graphene Reinforced Thermoset Polymers using the Atomistic J-Integral"

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Mokhtar Adda-Bedia, Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris, France)

"Folded elastic structures : from crumpled paper to origami"

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Andy Kraynik, University of Erlangen-Nuremburg

"The effect of microstructure on the stiffness of random open-cell foams"

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Seung Na, University of Texas at Austin

"Molecular Level Interactions of Large Area 2D-Materials"

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Richard D. James, University of Minnesota

"Compatibility, hysteresis and the direct conversion of heat to electricity"

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Graeme Milton, University of Utah

"Elastic Metamaterials"

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Yonggang Huang, Northwestern University

"Mechanics of Stretchable Electronics"