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The 13th International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials, Nice, France (Dec, 2007)

ICFRM is the major international conference for exchanging and archiving knowledge on the development of materials for both near and long-term fusion energy systems. It assembles the world community to present their results on research, development, and deployment of materials for fusion devices. The scope of the conference ranges from fundamental materials science to in-service materials performance, and is delivered in a mix of invited and contributed oral and poster presentations.

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Second International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues

Abstracts are due April 27, 2007 for the Second International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues, to take place on the Hawai’ian island of Kaua’i. Full call for papers is at the conference website. The conference is hosted by Elsevier and the launch of a new Elsevier journal on biomechanics will coincide with the timing of the meeting. (The official journal website is here.)

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Symposium on "Mechanics of Nanofabrication and Nanostructure Growth" at the 2007 IMECE (ASME Meeting)

(Please also refer to node/711 for the introduction of this ASME meeting and some important changes. )

Mechanics has been playing a critical role in understanding the fabrication and reliability of nanostructured material systems, such as the self-assembly of quantum dots during heteroepitaxial thin film growth. Sponsored by the Elasticity Committee of Applied Mechanics Division, this symposium will identify opportunities and challenges in mechanics of materials that are motivated from a variety of novel and emerging nanofabrication and nanostructure growth methods. Presentations in experimental, theoretical, and computational studies are solicited in the following areas (but not limited to):

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Symposium on Nanoscale, Biological, Cellular and Nonlinear Materials at the 2007 IMECE

The 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
November 11-16, 2007, Seattle, Washington, Sponsored by the Composites and Elasticity Committees, Applied Mechanics Division
Track 18-7 Nanoscale, Biological, Cellular and Nonlinear Materials

Symposium "Multiphysics behaviors of materials at the nanoscale" at USNCCM-09

The mechanical, thermal, electrical, and chemical behaviors of nanostructured materials such as nanocrystalline materials, nanowires, nanofilms, and nanotubes have been increasingly studied with advanced simulation techniques such as the molecular dynamics (MD) method and its various variants including the Car-Parrinello method, Monte Carlo method, the tight-binding MD method, and first principle methods. However, quite often the analyses neglect the correlations among the different types of behaviors of the materials. Characterization of such correlations necessitates multiphysics approaches in modeling, simulation, and experiments. Examples include fatigue of nanocrystalline materials in corrosive environments, piezoelectric behavior of nanowires, and thermal-mechanical coupling of the behavior of nanobelts. With advances in the development of nanomaterials, there is a strong need to quantify material behavior accounting for multiphysics processes in a coupled manner. This symposium is intended to bring together researchers in multiphysics modeling, simulation and experiments of nanomaterials and nanostructured materials. The focus is primarily on a survey of the state of the art in molecular level multiphysics modeling, simulation, and experiments. Presentations on method development, behavior characterization, atomistic description, and continuum representation are all strongly encouraged.  (USNCCM website)

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2007 ASME Congress, 12-15 November, Seattle, Washington

Deadline for submitting an abstract: 5 March 2007.

Responding to the wishes of members, the ASME Congress will change to a new format, starting this year. Sessions will not be allocated to Divisions, but will be allocated to symposiums after abstracts are reviewed. Thus, your action item is to submit an abstract to a symposium. Here are terms as used in the 2007 Congress:

Session. Technical sessions will be scheduled for four days, Monday-Thursday. Each session will last 90 minutes, and consists of 4-6 talks. There will be 23 parallell sessions at a given time, 5 time slots for sessions per day, and a total of 23x5x4 = 460 sessions for the entire congress.

International ECCOMAS Thematic Conference VipIMAGE 2007


17-19th October 2007, FEUP, Porto, Portugal

Dear Colleague,

The International Conference VipIMAGE - I ECCOMAS THEMATIC CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL VISION AND MEDICAL IMAGE PROCESSING will be held in the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, on October 17-19, 2007.

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New Directions in Large Deformation Solid Mechanics

We write to invite your participation in the symposium on New Directions in Large Deformation Solid Mechanics to be held at Texas A&M University campus in College Station as part of the 44th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, October 21–24, 2007. The purpose of this symposium is to address and outline new directions in large deformation solid mechanics and to furnish a forum for discussions on a wide range of research in all fields comprising modern mechanics.

Luis Dorfmann, Ray Ogden, Alan Wineman

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Nanoscience Initiative Workshop

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and National Science Council (NSC) in Taiwan are pleased to announce that the 4th U.S. Air Force/Taiwan Nanoscience and Nanotechnology workshop will be held on February 8-9, 2007 at the main campus of the University of Houston. We invite you to join us at the workshop.

CFRAC 2007 International Conference on Computational Fracture and Failure of Materials and Structures

If you are interested by the computational aspects of fracture and failure of materials and structures,there is a dedicated conference for you : CFRAC 2007, which will be held in Nantes, France, 11-13 June 2007. It is an thematic conference of the European Community in Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS). The for abstract is now closed. This conference wil involve a certian number

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Ninth U.S. National Congress on computational mechanics
July 22 -26, 2007. San Francisco, California

A mini-symposium on


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ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference

Abstract submission is now open for the 2007 ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, 20-24 June, 2007 in Keystone, Colorado. Full details can be found on the conference website. Please note that there is a vibrant and competitive student paper competition for different

Symposium on Characterization and Modeling of Time-Dependent Materials and Processes at the 2007 ASME M&M Conference

The Symposium on Characterization and Modeling of Time-Dependent Materials and Processes at the 2007 ASME Mechanics and Materials conference will be held June 3-7, 2007, at the University of Texas at Austin. Additional information about the conference can be found at the conference website.

Papers dealing with modeling and experimental aspects of the subject area, involving all materials, are sought. The mechanical response should be non-negligable in cases involving non-mechanical fields. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: characterization and modeling of behavior at multiple scales; viscoelasticity, viscoplasticity; transport, chemically and electronically active processes; multiphase and biomaterial systems; thermodynamics; shape memory; mechanics of testing; micro/nanoindentation on time-dependent materials; dynamic behavior of polymers and composites; large deformations; residual stresses; time-dependent damage and failure; polycrystalline and single crystal behaviors; multifunctional materials; mechanics of processing.

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Symposium: Multiscale Multiphysics Modeling and Simulation of Nanomaterials and Nanostructures

McMat 2007, June 3-7, 2007, University of Texas at Austin


Call for paper

Symposium: Multiscale Multiphysics Modeling and Simulation of Nanomaterials and Nanostructures

The 2nd International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics (ICHMM-2008)

ICHMM 2008 seeks dissemination of recent, leading edge research results as well as in-depth discussions of future directions in the challenging subject of heterogeneous material mechanics. Sessions in the Huangshan International Hotel will focus on recent original research developments, while invited panel discussins in the subsequent Huangshan Mountain retreat aim to stimulate future research directions.


J. Fan, Alfred University, USA and Chongqing University

The topics of interest are:

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The Eighth International Conference on Fundamentals of Fracture

The Eighth International Conference on Fundamentals of Fracture (ICFF VIII) is the successor of the previous seven held at NBS, Gaithersburg (USA, 1983), Gatlinburg (USA, 1985), Irsee (Germany, 1989), Urabandai (Japan, 1993), NIST, Gaithersburg (USA, 1997), Cirencester (UK, 2001), and Nancy (France, 2005). You are warmly invited to participate in ICFF VIII which will be held 3-7 January 2008 in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, and in Guangzhou, China. As the previous conferences, ICFF VIII provides an international forum for presentation and discussion of the latest scientific and technological development in fundamentals of fracture. The general theme of ICFF VIII is to cover all aspects of fracture at a fundamental level, including contributions from those working in the disciplines of Continuum Mechanics, Physics, Chemistry, Bioscience, Metallurgy, Ceramics, Polymer Science, etc. You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to join in this memorable event.

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MRS Symposium: Mechanics of Biological and Bio-Inspired Materials

Symposium DD at the upcoming Materials Research Society Annual Meeting (Nov. 26-Dec. 1, Boston, MA) will be the latest in a series of MRS symposia on the mechanics of biological materials and materials designed following natural principles ("biomimetic" or "bio-inspired").   The full program is available at the MRS website (  This topic was also the subject of the August, 2006 focus issue of the Journal of Materials Research, which contained over 30 articles on the subject.

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15th Annual-International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, 15-17 May 2007, Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME)


This is the Fifteenth Conference in Mechanical Engineering series that started in 1992. The conference is concerned with the latest in theoretical, mathematical and scientific developments in Mechanical Engineering as well as application of established techniques to new domains. Following tradition of conference, ISME 2007 will provide an international technical forum for experts and researches from both the academia and industry to meet and exchange new ideas and present their findings of ongoing research in various Mechanical engineering disciplines.

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Symposium: Mechanics of Nanomaterials and Micro/Nanodevices-Experimental and Modeling, September 16-20, 2007, Detroit, Michigan

Although nanostructures, such as nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanowires, nanobelts, and nanometer thick films, nanostructured materials and nanocomposites have been synthesized and fabricated by various techniques, their mechanical properties have not been well explored. These nanostructures are being used as structural and functional building blocks to construct micro/nanodevices. Some nanostructured materials exhibit the breakdown of Hall-Petch behavior. The failure of conventional reinforcing models has been found in nanocomposites. The extremely small dimensions of nanomaterials and micro/nanodevices impose tremendous challenges to many existing experimental techniques and modeling tools. An in-depth understanding of mechanics at the nanoscale is greatly needed. Development of mechanical testing, and manipulation instruments and techniques, is also a technological necessity. This symposium will focus on research on mechanical properties of nanostructures, nanostructured materials and nanocomposites, and reliability testing of micro/nanodevices.

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Applied Mechanics Division Committee Meetings in Chicago

Rui Huang's post early today reminded me of writing to all of you who are going to ASME meeting in Chicago, 5-10 November 2006, a short 10 days from today.

As I wrote in September, much of the initial planning for the next year's Congress will happen at the committee meetings this year. These meetings will formulate possible topics for symposiums in the next Congress. Surely you would like to see your favorite topics get picked.

Meetings of all Technical Committees are open to all. Please find the meeting times of the Technical Committees that interest you. You may also want to know who are the Chairs of the 17 Technical Committees in the Applied Mechanics Division.

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ASME Technical Committee on Integrated Structures

In response to a proposal by Zhigang Suo in November 2005, the Executive Committee of the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of ASME has created a new Technical Committee on Integrated Structures. The main purpose is to provide a home at AMD for those who are working in the interdisciplinary areas involving applied mechanics and integrated materials/structures such as microelectronics and biomedical technologies. Read more here.

To forge the link between academia and industries, the committee will be co-chaired by industrial and academic members. For the first year, Jun He of Intel and Rui Huang (myself) have served as the co-chairs. As the 2006 ASME Congress (November 5-10) coming around the corner, we would like to draw your attention to our first activities at the congress.

Micro/Nano Forum at Chicago Hilton, November 8, 2006-ASME Conference 2006

Dear Fellow ASME Micro & Nano Professionals :

There still is time to participate in the "Micro & Nano Society-Wide Forum" which will be held on Wednesday, November 8th, 5-8 pm, Williford Room C at the Chicago Hilton and Towers during ASME's Congress 2006.

The intention of this program is to stimulate cross-disciplinary knowledge-exchange, networking and synergy among ASME Members and other professionals interested in the development of nanotechnology. We extended the submission due date to Oct. 25th. (Previous one was a too short notice.)

A complimentary light dinner along with beverages will be provided during the program. All you need is your poster which will be tacked onto a poster board that is 96 inches by 48 inches (2.4 m by 1.2 m).


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