New Trends and Open Challenges in Computational Mechanics: from Nano to Macroscale

March 25-26, 2021

Virtual Workshop

Welcome to the virtual thematic workshop on “New Trends and Open Challenges in Computational Mechanics: from Nano to Macroscale”. The workshop will broadly cover various aspects of multiscale modeling and computational mechanics and is slated to be held online on March 25th and 26th, 2021. Specific thrust areas of the workshop include:

a) Mechanics and Physics of Low-dimensional Systems.

b) Machine-Learning/Data Driven Approaches to Problems in the Mechanics of Materials

c) Defects and Interfaces

d) Multiscale Physics/Mechanics and Coarse-graining

The workshop includes 12 invited talks from leading researchers and 12 student/postdoc presentations. The student/postdoc presentations will be chosen on a competitive basis. Each of the four sessions will last approximately 3 hours, and will have three prominent invited speakers (listed below) delivering thirty-minute presentations, three short student/postdoc presentations (ten minutes each) and an interactive, forward-looking panel discussion.

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If you wish to participate in the student/postdoc competition, click here.

The list of confirmed speakers include:

Mechanics and Physics of Low-dimensional Systems:

Machine-learning/Data Driven Approaches to Problems in the Mechanics of Materials

Defects and Interfaces

Multiscale Physics/Mechanics and Coarse-graining

This workshop is part of a similar series of events organized in recent years by the USACM Technical Thrust Area (TTA) Committee on “Nanotechnology and Lower Scale Phenomena”. The current members of this committee include two of the workshop organizers (Amartya Banerjee and Celia Reina), as well as Jaroslaw Knap (Army Research Laboratory) and Anter El-Azab (Purdue University). These past events, held at the University of Michigan (2016) and the University of Pennsylvania (2019), were well attended and highly successful. The workshop was originally intended to be held in person, but due to COVID-19 related issues, the in-person meeting has been deferred to 2022, and we are organizing a virtual meeting instead.

We look forward to your participation in this vibrant and impactful scientific event.


Amartya Banerjee, University of California, Los Angeles

Nikhil Chandra Admal, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Celia Reina, University of Pennsylvania

Michael Ortiz, California Institute of Technology


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