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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October 1, 2018 | 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Mechanics & Materials

Andrew McCulloch (University of California, San Diego)

Title: Multi-Scale Modeling and Systems Biology of the Failing Heart

October 15, 2018 | 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Mechanics & Materials

Cohen Seth (University of California, San Diego)

Title: Hard and Soft Matter Composites: Bridging the Inorganic-Divide

October 22, 2018 | 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Mechanics & Materials

Matthew Begley (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Title: TBA

October 29, 2018 | 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Mechanics & Materials

Dan Negruit (University of Wisconsin)

Title: TBA

November 5, 2018 | 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Mechanics & Materials

Andreas A. Polycarpou (Texas A & M University)

Title: Advanced Sliding Contacts in Micro/Nanoscale Systems

November 19, 2018 | 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Mechanics & Materials

Chiara Daraio (Caltech)

Title: TBA

November 26, 2018 | 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Mechanics & Materials

Tim Fisher (University of California, Los Angeles)

Title: TBA

December 3, 2018 | 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Mechanics & Materials

Xiaojian Wang (University of Minnesota)

Title: TBA