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Multi-Scale Modeling and Characterization of Innovative Materials and Structures

International Workshop


Cetara, Amalfi Coast - May 1-5, 2013


The Workshop is focused on the interdisciplinary field of material design and modeling at different length and time scales with emphasis on innovative materials, meta-materials and structures.
The main objective of the meeting is to bring together researchers working on the leading edge of applied mechanics, materials science, engineering and physics to further our understanding of the behavior these materials, which may range from the atomic to macroscopic scales. Abstracts related, but not limited, to the following areas are welcome:

  • Discrete to continuum variational methods for materials and structures
  • Nonlinear dynamics of granular media, geomaterials, biomaterials, innovative metamaterials and structures
  • Materials and systems for sustainable infrastructure
  • Microstructure engineering and characterization

A special issue of Mechanics Research Communications will collect original, peer-reviewed contributions presented at the Workshop.


Scientific Committee

Chairs: A. D. Rosato, Newark; F. Fraternali, Salerno

M. Angelillo, L. Ascione, D. Bigoni, D. Blackmore, A. Braides, L. Cascini, C. Daraio, G. Del Piero, C. Faella, L. Feo, A. Ferreira, A. Garroni, D. Kochmann, C. Larsen, F. Lebon, A. Pandolfi, V. Piluso, G. Ravichandran, A.G. Razaqpur, G. Rega, C. Rodenburg E. Sacco, E. Sicignano, R. Skelton

Selected Lectures

Davide Bigoni, University of Trento -  http://www.ing.unitn.it/~bigoni/, "Eshelby-like forces in elastic structures";  Andrea Braides, University of Rome 'Tor Vergata”, Italy - http://www.mat.uniroma2.it/~braides/, "Local Minimization, Variational Evolution and Γ-convergence"; Chiara Daraio and Andrea Leonard, California Institute of Technology, USA & ETH Zurich, Switzerland - http://www.mechmat.ethz.ch/, "Granular Crystals and Ordered Networks as Engineered Wave guiding Structures"; Gianpietro Del Piero, University of Ferrara, Italy - http://docente.unife.it/gianpietro.del.piero/, "A rational approach to continua with microstructure, with application to Cosserat continua, and to plate and beam theories"; Antonio De Simone, SISSA, Trieste, Italy - http://people.sissa.it/~desimone/, "Mechanics of crawling motility"Adriana Garroni, University of Rome 'La Sapienza”, Italy - http://www.mat.uniroma1.it/~garroni/, "Multi-scale variational analysis of dislocations"; Dennis Kochmann, California Institute of Technology,USA - http://www.kochmann.caltech.edu/group.html, "Achieving extreme macroscale stiffness and damping by making positive use of microscale instabilities"; Chris Larsen, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA - http://users.wpi.edu/~cjlarsen/, "New variational principles for material defect evolution"; Frédéric Lebon, Aix-Marseille Université, France and Raffaella Rizzoni, University of Ferrara, Italy - http://www.lma.cnrs-mrs.fr/article168.html/, http://docente.unife.it/raffaella.rizzoni/, "Multi-scale modeling of imperfect interfaces"; Sergio Pellegrino, California Institute of Technology - http://www.pellegrino.caltech.edu/, "Ultrathin active shells for deployable telescope mirrors"; Conny Rodenburg, University of Sheffield, UK - http://www.nanolab.org.uk/profiles/index.php?id=CR"Electrons and ions for materials characterisation & processing"; Anthony D. Rosato and Denis Blackmore, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA - http://gsl.njit.edu, "Dynamical modeling and simulation synergy for granular flow analysis"; Robert E. Skelton, University of California San Diego, USA - http://maeresearch.ucsd.edu/skelton/, "Minimimal mass structures with minimal energy controls".

Local Contacts

Valentino Paolo Berardi, Rosaria Chechile and Saverio Spadea

University of Salerno

Department of Civil Engineering

Via Ponte Don Melillo 1, 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy
Phone: (+39) 089 964084 - Fax: (+39) 089 964045