Mechanics & Materials

Applied mechanics, solid mechanics, and materials science are integrated into a multi-disciplinary research and education program. One goal is to respond to challenges in manufacturing with the development and analysis of advanced materials. The research employs classical methods as well as state-of-the-art experimental and computational approaches, including virtual reality.

Applied mechanics is a fundamental program that provides a platform for emerging technology by offering basic knowledge of continuum mechanics. Students are provided with an opportunity to obtain a strong mathematical background accompanied by advanced numerical methods such as finite-element formulations. Solid mechanics provides fundamental knowledge of kinematics, dynamics, and constitutive models for the response of materials.

Materials science builds on the fundamental properties of materials, focusing on relations between microstructure, properties, and processing. The results allow tailoring of the microstructure for optimal performance.

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Winter Quarter 2020: (Current)

January 15, 2020 | 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Mechanics & Materials

Franceso Dal Corso (University of Trento, Italy)

Title: Snapping & Motion of elastic Structures Subject to Moveable & Configurational Constraints

January 13, 2020 | 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Mechanics & Materials

Stacy M. Copp (University of California, Irvine)

Title: Soft Matter Building Blocks for Programmable Nanophotonics - Data Driven Approach

Fall Quarter 2019: (Completed)

December 2, 2019 | 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Mechanics & Materials

Xanthippi Markenscoff (University of CA, San Diego)

Title: The dynamics of phase transformations in deep earthquakes

November 25, 2019 | 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Mechanics & Materials

Pramod Reddy (University of Michigan)

Title: Energy Transfer andConversion in Nanoscale

November 18, 2019 | 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Mechanics & Materials

Aaron Fields (University of California San Francisco)

Title: TBA

November 4, 2019 | 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Mechanics & Materials

Lorenzo Mangolini (University of California Riverside)

Title: Research at the intersection of plasma and materials science: funamentals and applications

October 28, 2019 | 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Mechanics & Materials

Jaeho Lee (University of California Irvine)

Title: Thermal Conduction and Radiation Properties of Metamaterials and Novel Management Designs

October 21, 2019 | 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Mechanics & Materials

Carlos Diaz (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co )

Title: A perspective on future logic technologies essential constituents

October 14, 2019 | 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Mechanics & Materials

Ivar Riemans (Colorado School of Mines)

Title: Toughening of Transparent spinel for Windows and Domes

October 7, 2019 | 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Mechanics & Materials

Jeffrey W. Kysar (Columbia University)

Title: Delivery of Therapeutics into the Inner Ear via Perforation of the Round Window Membrane

September 30, 2019 | 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Mechanics & Materials

Constantine Vayenas (University of Patras)

Title: Neutrinos and electrons/positrons: The building elements and catalysts of our Universe