Prof. El-Awady is co-organizing a minisymposium on "Materials for Extreme Environments: Multi-Scale Experiments and Simulations" at the 50th Society of Engineering Science Annual Technical Meeting.
Tuesday 12th February 2013

We cordially invite you to participate in the minisymposium "Materials for Extreme Environments: Multi-Scale Experiments and Simulations" at the 50th Society of Engineering Science Annual Technical Meeting (http://www.brown.edu/Conference/ses2013/). The Meeting will be held at Brown University, RI, USA during July 28-31, 2013.

This symposium proposes to bring together researchers in the field of experimental and computational materials mechanics with a focus on understanding the plasticity mechanisms in metal microstructures subjected to dynamic stimuli that range over several orders of magnitudes. The topics of interest include but not limited to:

(i) External stimuli – temperature excursion, high strain-rate, diffusion of species;
(ii) Deformation mechanisms – dislocation plasticity, twinning, phase transformation, fracture;
iii) Modeling and Simulations – first-principles, atomistic, dislocation dynamics, crystal plasticity, homogenized continuum methods;
(iv)Experiments – characterization techniques, in-situ TEM, micro-scale testing, high-rate techniques.

Of particular interest are studies that bridge between experimental multi-scale characterization and mechanism-based multi-scale models for plasticity at fundamental length-scales.

Important Dates:

- Abstracts due: April 1, 2013
- Registration deadline for contact authors: May 31, 2013

The abstracts may be submitted online after creating a personal account via http://www.brown.edu/Conference/ses2013/abstract_submission.htm. We look forward to your talk at our symposium.

Shailendra Joshi, National University of Singapore (shailendra@nus.edu.sg )
Jaafar El-Awady, Johns Hopkins University (jelawady@jhu.edu)
Mitra Taheri, Drexel University (mtaheri@coe.drexel.edu)