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Multiscale Innovative Materials and Structures

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We are very happy to announce the "2022 International Workshop on Multiscale Innovative Materials and Structures" (MIMS22) to be held from September 29th through October 1st, 2022 in Cetara (Salerno), Italy. The Workshop will be held at the Cetus Hotel located in a scenic venue of the beautiful Amalfi Coast (video).

This event is hosted by the PRIN 2017 project "Multiscale Innovative Materials and Structures" supported by the Italian Ministry of University and Research through the grant # 2017J4EAYB. The Workshop encompasses the final review meeting of this project and is open to external participants.

Contributions related, but not limited, to the following areas are welcome:
• Multiscale mechanics
• Mechanical and acoustic metamaterials
• Innovative and sustainable materials
• Architectured materials and composites
• Granular materials and systems
• Smart materials and structures
• Microstructure engineering and modeling
• Seismic metamaterials
Waves in discrete and continuous systems

Selected lectures

Ada Amendola and Fernando Fraternali, University of Salerno: "Recent advances in tensegrity metamaterials"
Antonina Pirrotta, University of Palermo: "Viscoelastic fractional calculus for innovative multiscale structures"
Gianmario Benzoni,
University of California San Diego: "Innovative seismic metamaterials"
Davide Bigoni, University of Trento: "Flutter instability and hyperelasticity"

Chiara Daraio, California Institute of Technology: "Robotic matter"
Sébastien Guenneau, Imperial College London, CNRS: "Active and passive thermal cloaking"
Muamer Kadic, FEMTO-ST Institute, CNRS: "Mechanical metamaterials at micron-scale"
Elena Mele, University of Naples Federico II: "Innovative seismic design schemes combining isolation and mass damping principles
Graeme Milton, University of Utah: "Extreme materials"
Marco Miniaci, University of Lille: "Unconventional principles for the control of underwater waves in the sub-wavelength regime"
Sergio Pellegrino, California Institute of Technology: "Multi-configuration Structures"
Nicola Pugno
, University of Trento: "Bioinspired hierarchical materials"
Julian Rimoli, Georgia Institure of Technology: "Discontinuous compression structures: from planetary landers to 3D lightweight metamaterials"
Massimo Ruzzene, University of Colorado Boulder: "Minimal surfaces as a topological framework for acoustic and mechanical metamaterials"
Giuseppe Saccomandi, University of Perugia:
"Waves in pre-strained elastic materials"
Martin Wegener, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: "Recent progress on three-dimensional microstructured mechanical metamaterials"


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The meeting room, the terraces and the banquet halls of the scenic Hotel Cetus will host the scientific and social activities of the Workshop. 

Standing on a sheer cliff that overlooks an enchanting bay, the Cetus Hotel is located only 300 meters from Cetara, a historic fisherman village, and offers a striking view on the Amalfi Coast. The elegant décor and refined atmosphere is inspired by the tradition of Vietri ceramics. The hotel is equipped with 37 rooms, all with sea view, air-coditioning and internet wi-fi, and may host up to 91 participants. It also offers a private beach, set in an enchanting almost shell-shaped bay, wellness and fitness centers.

Transportation services allow access to daily shuttles from/to Salerno. Accommodation at Cetus for two nights is included in Full Registration Fees. See also the following video.

Alternative accommodations are available at nearby hotels. Transportation services included in basic and full registration fees allow access to daily shuttles from/to the Airport of Naples and the hotels listed on the dedicated webpage.


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Organizing Committe and Secretariat

Organizing Committee
Ada Amendola, Mariella De Piano, Fernando Fraternali, Giovanni Germano, Julia Motta, Saeedeh Qaderi, Narinder Singh, Veronica Abbate
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno (link)
Ilenia Farina
Department of Engineering, University of Naples "Parthenope"
Email: multiscale.salerno@gmail.com

COME-IT - Associazione COME to ITaly
Email: info.comeit@gmail.com

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