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IMECE 2015 Symposium on “Mechanics of Adhesion and Friction”

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Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the symposium on Mechanics of Adhesion and Friction (Track 12, Topic 3), ASME-IMECE 2015, Houston, TX, Nov. 13-19, 2005. The submission deadline is March 2, 2015. Confirmed invited speakers this year include Yonggang Huang (Northwestern University), Shu Yang (UPenn) and Kevin Turner (UPenn). 


Adhesion and friction are of significant interest to colloidal scientists, biologists, chemists, physicists, and engineers. These surface phenomena are not only used in nature for locomotion and climbing, but are also used to advantage in technological applications for self-assembly of microstructures, heterogeneous integration of nanostructures on diverse substrates, and moving small droplets on surfaces. Adhesion and friction also have strong implications on the behavior of nanomaterials and biological systems. This symposium is devoted to the mechanics of adhesion and friction, encompassing both experimental and theoretical studies of adhesion and friction at length scales ranging from macro- to molecular. Topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to:  

  • New methodologies/instrumentation for studying mechanics of adhesion and friction
  • Continuum and atomistic simulations and theoretical studies of adhesion and friction
  • Mechanics of adhesion and friction in biological (e.g., geckos, insects, cells, ECMs) and bio-inspired systems
  • Mechanics of adhesion and friction for technological applications (e.g., MEMS/NEMS and flexible/stretchable electronics) 
  • Mechanics of adhesion and friction in nanomaterials (e.g., nanowires, nanotubes, graphene)


Best regards,

Yong Zhu (North Carolina State University)

Frank DelRio (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Jianliang Xiao (University of Colorado at Boulder)

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