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Minisymposium on "Materials for Extreme Environments: Multi-Scale Experiments and Simulations", SES Annual Meeting (July 28-31

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We cordially invite you to participate in the minisymposium "Materials for Extreme Environments: Multi-Scale Experiments and Simulations" at the 50th Society of Engineering Science Annual Technical Meeting ( The Meeting will be held at Brown niversity, RI, USA during July 28-31, 2013.

The search for ideal structural materials has been intimately tied to
the history of mankind, sometimes even linked to the rise and fall of
civilizations. Design and development of strong materials through
microstructural engineering has been at the core of this progress.
Recent advances in superior synthesis characterization techniques
coupled with increasing sophistication of computational prowess in
materials modeling are expected to enable designing optimal materials
for applications that span across a range of temperature-, pressure-,
strains-, and rates.

This symposium proposes to bring together researchers in the field of
experimental and computational materials mechanics with a focus on understanding the plasticity mechanisms in metal microstructures
subjected to dynamic stimuli that range over several orders of
magnitudes. The topics of interest include but not limited to:

(i) External stimuli – temperature excursion, high strain-rate, diffusion of species;

(ii) Deformation mechanisms – dislocation plasticity, twinning, phase transformation, fracture;

(iii) Modeling and Simulations – first-principles, atomistic, dislocation
dynamics, crystal plasticity, homogenized continuum methods;

(iv)Experiments – characterization techniques, in-situ TEM, micro-scale testing, high-rate techniques.

Of particular interest are studies that bridge between experimental
multi-scale characterization and mechanism-based multi-scale models for
plasticity at fundamental length-scales.

Important Dates:

• Abstracts due: April 1, 2013

• Registration deadline for contact authors: May 31, 2013

The abstracts may be submitted online after creating a personal account via We look forward to your talk at our symposium.


Shailendra Joshi, National University of Singapore (

Jaafar El-Awady, Johns Hopkins University (

Mitra Taheri, Drexel University (

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