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NEW.Mech 2017 at MIT on October 14

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New Mech

We would like to let you know that free registration for the upcoming 8th annual New England Workshop on the Mechanics of Materials and Structures (NEW.Mech 2017) is open now.  The NEW.Mech 2017 is taking place at MIT on October 14, 2017.


W​e are excited to announce the keynote speakers for NEW.Mech 2017 are:


Huajian Gao

Walter H. Annenberg University Professor of Engineering, Brown University


John W. Hutchinson

Abbott and James Lawrence Research Professor of Engineering, Harvard University

Subra Suresh

President-Designate of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering Emeritus, MIT


Franz-Josef Ulm

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT


Please visit the NEW.Mech 2017 website for more information ​and registration. You can also register directly at here.  Submissions for short talks and e-posters can be done online as part of registration. Registration for NEW.Mech is free thanks to our sponsors, whom we graciously acknowledge:

- MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

- MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering

- MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
- MIT Program in Polymers and Soft Matter
- MIT Center for Materials Science and Engineering
- North American Center for Research on Advanced Materials
- Votorantim Cimentos


We hope to see you at NEW.Mech 2017!


Best regards,


The NEW.Mech 2017 Organizers:

Tal Cohen

Xuanhe Zhao

Ken Kamrin

Niels Holten-Andersen​



Xuanhe Zhao's picture

A few updates on NEW.Mech 2017

1. The workshop is organized at New England Area, but open to the whole mechanics community in US and worldwide. Welcome all!

2. Registration for the workshop is free, but please do register to secure your seat.  Seats are limitted and we will announce registration deadline shortly. Register!

3. The titles of keynote talks have been announced on NEW.Mech 2017 website. Truly impressive and diverse talks and more in one day, Oct 14 2017!

Huajian Gao – Professor of Engineering, Brown University
Talk Title: Mechanics of cell interaction with low-dimensional nanomaterials

John W. Hutchinson – Professor of Engineering, Harvard University
Talk Title: Shell buckling—the old and the new

Subra Suresh – President-Designate, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore & Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering Emeritus, MIT
Talk Title: Cell mechanics and human diseases

Franz-Josef Ulm – Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, MIT
Talk Title: Urban physics: Is Boston a liquid or a solid? A quantitative mechanics approach to cities' sustainability and resilience

Dear Xuanhe Zhao,

thank you for the announcement, the talks seems great. It would be great to have a recordnig of them. Don't you plan it?




Xuanhe Zhao's picture

Hi Bafty,

Thanks for your interests! We will not officially record the videos, so please join the event if you are interested. 



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