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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

      "more to come"

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 Castaņeda, 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"



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"