First Rensselaer Workshop on Materials Stochasticity

October 24th-25th, 2014 @ Rensselaerville

Presentation Slides...

...are available here

Background

The two-day workshop aims at bringing together a small number of research leaders to explore new opportunities in the fast developing field of materials stochasticity. We believe that the concept of stochasticity can be the unifying theme in many materials research topics. However, it remains to-date a relatively under-recognized concept that, we believe, will play a key role in the future of materials science at the cross-roads of functional materials and devices. The focus of the workshop will be to bring together the perspective of various leaders in their respective fields to build a framework for how stochasticity can be further developed as a unifying theme across materials science.

Date and Venue

The workshop will take place on October 24th and 25th, 2014 at the Carey Center of Rensselaerville. 

Click here for directions.  (in your GPS, enter: 63 Huyck Road,  Rensselaerville, NY 12147, it takes about 45 minutes from RPI

All proceedings will take place in the Straus building. Lunches and dinner will be served in the Carriage House Restaurant.  You can easily locate these buildings on the map below (click to enlarge). Upon arrival, head directly to the Straus building where parking will be available.  

For overnight guests: lodging will be distributed among three different buildings. You will receive your room key on 10/24 in the mid-afternoon. 

External Speakers
We suggest using the Albany area hotel: Best Western (http://www.bwalbanyairport.com/) for the 10/23 to 10/24 night. 
We will arrange for pickup from the hotel to the conference center in the morning of the 24th. 

Confirmed Invited Speakers 
(click on name for title/abstract when available)

David T. Corr  (RPI) 
        Title: Characterizing biologic tissues and engineered biomaterials with spatially-varying or random fiber architecture 

Bert Debusschere (Sandia) 
        Title:  Representation and Propagation of Uncertainty in Equations of State for Shock Hydrodynamics

Robert Hull (RPI) 
        Title: What is stochastiticity? 

Mark Hybertsen (BNL)
        Title: Inherent Structural Diversity at the Nanoscale: Challenges and Opportunities for Theory and Simulation in Single Molecule Junctions

Tim Kaxiras (Harvard) 
        Title: Multiscale investigations of materials phases and properties

Gyorgy Korniss (RPI)
        Title: Noise and Flows in Complex Networks

Martin Ostoja-Starzewski (Illinois) : 
        Title: Tensor Random Fields

Assad Oberai (RPI)
        Title: A Template for Modeling Stochasticity in Materials and Mechanics

Catalin Picu (RPI)
        Title: From meso to macroscale in materials with stochastic structure: random particulate composites and random fiber networks

Johnson Samuel (RPI): 
        Title: Stochasticity Issues in Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Linda Schadler (RPI): 
        Title: Stochasticity vs. Thermodynamics:  The Impact of Nanoparticle Dispersion on Nanocomposite Properties

Bobby Sumpter (ORNL) 
        Title: The Importance of Interfacial Dynamics in Polymer-Based Multicomponent Materials 

Minoru Tomozawa (RPI)
        Title: Fluctuation in oxide glasses

Paul Voyles (Wisconsin) 
        Title: Stochastic Structure and Dynamics in Glassy Materials

Nicholas Zabaras (University of Warwick)
        Title: Materials and Uncertainty: A Bayesian Perspective

List of posters (no specific instructions for format)

1. "Stochasticity in Polymer-based Additive Manufacturing Processes" Clayson Spackman, Kyle Picha  and Johnson Samuel
2. "Thermal transport across a substrate-thin film interface: effects of deterministic vs. stochastic surface phonon scattering", Z.hi Liang and P. Keblinski
3. "Enhancement of mechanical properties in multiscale hierarchical materials", Anirban Pal, and C. Picu
4. "Variational Multiscale Analysis of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations",  Jason Li, Jayanth Jagalur-Mohan, Assad Oberai and Onkar Sahni
5. "Stochastics of Dislocation Injection": Dustin Andersen, Hamed Parvaneh, and Robert Hull
6. "Modeling grain growth with spatial temperature dependence using a biased Monte Carlo method", Yixuan Tan and Antoinette M. Maniatty
7. Surface Crystallization of Silica Glass, Peter Lezzi and Minoru Tomozawa
8. Tunable water desalination across graphene oxide framework membranes, Adrien Nicolai and V. Meunier
9. ATAC: Accelerated Topological Annealing of Carbon, Colin Daniels, Z. Bullard, V. Meunier
10. A New Self-healing Mechanism and its impact on Multiscale Biomechanics of Bone, Timothy P. Cleland, Catalin Picu, Deepak Vashishth
11.    
Chemical potentials during non-equilibrium growth of Bi2Se3", Na Wang, D. West, S.B. Zhang


Agenda

Day 1:

9:15-9:20: Introductory Remarks (V. Meunier)

9:20-10:40: What do we mean by Materials Stochasticity? 
                    Discussion Leader: V. Meunier
                    T0. What is stochastiticity? (Robert Hull, 20 min)
                    T1. A Template for Modeling Stochasticity in Materials and Mechanics  (A. Oberai, 25 min)
                    T2: 
From meso to macroscale in materials with stochastic structure: random particulate composites and random fiber networks 
(C. Picu, 25 min)
                    D1: Initial discussion (10 min)

10:40-11:00: Coffee Break

11:00-12:30: Engineering Fluctuations: polymer systems
                   Discussion Leader: Chang Ryu
                   T3: Stochasticity vs. Thermodynamics:  The Impact of Nanoparticle Dispersion on Nanocomposite Properties (L. Schadler, 30 min)
                   T4: The Importance of Interfacial Dynamics in Polymer-Based Multicomponent Materials (B. Sumpter, 30 min)
                   D2: Discussion (30 min)

12:30-2:00: Lunch

02:00-03:30: Stochasticity in Manufacturing and Biomaterials 
                   Discussion Leader: Mark Shephard
                   T5:  Stochasticity Issues in Advanced Manufacturing Processes (J. Samuel, 30 min)
                   T6:  Characterizing biologic tissues and engineered biomaterials with spatially-varying or random fiber architecture  (D. Corr, 30 min)
                   D3: Discussion (30 min)

3:30-4:00: Coffee Break

04:00-06:00: Representations of uncertainty and materials stochasticity
                    Discussion Leader: Antoinette Maniatty
                    T7: Representation and Propagation of Uncertainty in Equations of State for Shock Hydrodynamics (B. Debusschere, 30 min)

                    T8: Tensor Random Fields (M. Ostoja-Starzewski, 30 min)
                    T9: Materials and Uncertainty: A Bayesian Perspective (N. Zabaras, 30 min)
                    D4: Discussion (30 min)


6:00-6:30: cash bar
6:30-8:00: Dinner

8:00-8:30: After dinner talk
                    T10: Noise and Flows in Complex Networks (Gyorgy Korniss)

8:30-10:00: Poster Session and Social Hour

Day 2:
7:30-8:30: Breakfast

8:30-10:00: Computational Materials Science and Stochasticity 
                    Discussion Leader: Shengbai Zhang
                    T11: Inherent Structural Diversity at the Nanoscale (M. Hybertsen, 30 min)
                    T12: Multiscale investigations of materials phases and properties (T. Kaxiras, 30 min)
                    D5: Discussion (30 min)

10:00-10:30: Coffee Break

10:30-12:00: Short Range Fluctuations
                    Discussion Leader: Pawel Keblinski
                    T13: Stochastic Structure and Dynamics in Glassy Materials (P. Voyles, 30 min)
                    T14: Fluctuation in oxide glasses (M. Tomozawa, 30 min)
                    D6: Discussion (30 min)

12:00-1:30: Lunch

Contacts:

Vincent Meunier, meuniv@rpi.edu
Robert Hull, hullr2@rpi.edu

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