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SES 50th Annual Technical Meeting
ASME-AMD Annual Summer Meeting

(July 28 - 31, 2013)

Conference Chairs: Pradeep R. Guduru & Allan F. Bower


Resuls of the Graduate Student Paper Competition


Printable summary schedule, room schedule and map (pdf)


Plenary Lectures

  • July 29, 2013, 8:00 - 8:50am: SES Medalist Prof. D.J.Steigman (UC Berkeley), "Mechanics and Physics of Lipid Bilayers."
  • July 30, 2013, 8:00 - 8:50am: Prager Medalist Prof. George Weng (Rutgers University), "Micromechanics and Some Aspects of Phase Fields in Ferroelectric Crystals."
  • July 31, 2013, 8:00 - 8:50am: Eringen Medalist Prof. G. Ravichandran (CalTech), "Mechanics of Cell-Matrix Interactions in Three Dimensions."
  • July 29, 2013, 1:30 - 2:20pm: SES 50th Anniversary Lecture: Prof. James R. Rice (Harvard University) "Some mechanics studies of earth faults and ice sheets."
  • July 30, 2013, 1:30 - 2:20pm: SES 50th Anniversary Lecture: Nobel Laureate Prof. Leon Cooper "Brain Research: Past, Present and Future," (Brown University).


Technical Program


The Society of Engineering Science (SES) Technical Meeting is held annually to foster and promote the exchange of ideas and information among the various disciplines of engineering and the fields of physics, chemistry, mathematics, bioengineering, and related scientific and engineering fields. The ASME Applied Mechanics Summer Conferences are intended to foster an intimate exchange of ideas on all aspects of Mechanics in a relaxed atmosphere.

The 2013 Joint SES50th Annual Technical Meeting and ASME-AMD Annual meeting will be hosted by the School of Engineering, Brown University. Located in Providence, Rhode Island. Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States and was founded in 1764. Brown is an independent, coeducational, Ivy League institution comprising of undergraduate and graduate programs, along with the Warren Alpert Medical School and the School of Engineering.

This SES Technical Meeting aims to convene a diverse and interdisciplinary group of leading researchers in all engineering, mathematics and science disciplines. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, mechanics of structural materials; dynamic behavior of materials; mechanics of thin films, soft and composite materials; nanostructures and microelectronic materials; energy storage and energy harvesting; geomechanics and geololgical materials; computational methods in solid and fluid mechanics; materials design; mechanics of biological materials at tissue, cell and molecular levels; microfluidics; rheology; animal, cell and bacterial mobility; and mechanics education at K-12, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

There will be two student paper competitions, one for graduate students and the other for undergraduate students. A limited number of travel grants are available for student participants; visit the "Financial Assistance" link on the left for more information.

Important Dates:

  • Last date for proposing symposia: Nov 30, 2012
  • Abstracts due: April 1, 2013
  • Early registration deadline: June 7, 2013
  • Meeting dates: July 28-31, 2013