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Mechanics of Adhesion at USNCTAM 2018

Ken Liechti, Ken Shull, and I are organizing a symposium on the Mechanics of Adhesion at the 2018 USNCTAM meeting.  We are still soliciting abstracts for this session and encourage you to submit an abstract by Nov. 25, 2017

Mechanics of Adhesion at the 18th USNCTAM Congress to be held June 5-9, 2018 in Chicago 

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Journal Club February 2010: Mechanics of Patterned and Structured Interfaces

Welcome to February 2010 Journal Club!  This month, I look forward to a lively discussion on the mechanics of structured and patterned interfaces in which geometry is used to tailor adhesion.  Much of the work in this area has been inspired by a variety of animals and insects that have feet covered with small structures (often hierarchical and sub-micrometer in size at the end) that allow them to strongly adhere to a broad range of surfaces.  The best known example is the Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko), which can achieve an adhesion force much greater than its body weight and can quickl

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