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Symposium on “Materials and Mechanics Issues in Energy Conversion, Storage and Transport”: SES 2008

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Energy conversion, storage and transport are rapidly emerging to be focal research topics in physical sciences due to socio-economic imperatives. Concurrent advances in materials science and allied areas such as nanotechnology, computational mechanics among others have provided fresh impetus to address next generation energy solutions. Innovative design of complex materials and concomitant mechanics problems are expected to play a strong role.  This broad symposium will cover various experimental, theoretical and computational developments related to materials and mechanics in energy research. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: multiscale modeling of materials for energy, materials and mechanics issues in nanocapacitors, fuel cells, photovoltaics (including quantum dots), energy harvesting, thermoelectrics, hydrogen storage among others.


Deadline for Abstract Submission: April 30th, 2008   


Professor Pradeep SharmaMechanical EngineeringUniversity of HoustonTel: 713-743-4256, Fax: 713-743-4503


Professor Harley JohnsonMechanical Science and EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignTel: 217-265-5468, Fax: 631-632-8544



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