New England Workshop on the Mechanics of Materials and Structures

November 3, 2012

Brown University
Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
154 Angell Street Providence, Rhode Island 02906 USA

NEW.Mech is a one-day workshop that aims to bring together the New England Mechanics community with an interest in exploring new directions on the mechanics of materials and structures and share the latest advancements in the field.

The workshop will consist of four plenary invited talks, a number of contributed short talks (~5-min). There will also be a poster competition, and introducing “Gallery of Mechanics”.  

Invited Speakers

Lallit Anand, Massachusetts Institute for Technology 
        "Mechanics of Metallic Glasses and Granular Materials: Constitutive Equations and Strain Localization"
David R. Clarke, Harvard University
Greg Grason, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
        "Nonlinear Structure and Mechanics of Filament Bundles: Twist, Frustration & Topological Defects"
Arshad Kudrolli, Clark University
        "Designing Jammed Granular Towers, Arches, and Crystal Structures One Drop at a Time"

For questions regarding registration, please email Estelle Lang at Brown University .

The workshop will be located at the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, and will be starting at 9:00 am with registration.  See the program for the day. 

Please contact any of the organizers if you have any questions regarding this workshop. We encourage you to forward this announcement to any colleagues you think may also be interested in participating as well as passing it onto the members of your own research groups. We hope you will participate and bring your group along.

Thank you for your continued support, and we will see you on November 3rd!

This workshop is made possible by the generous support of:
The Starr Lectureship Fund - Brown University
The Haythornthwaite Foundation
The Office of the Vice President for Research - Brown University
The School of Engineering - Brown University

The organizers,
Katia Bertoldi (Harvard University); Christian Franck (Brown University); Ken Kamrin (Massachusetts Institute for Technology); Shreyas Mandre (Brown University); Pedro Reis (Massachusetts Institute for Technology); Ashkan Vaziri (Northeastern University)