International Symposium on
Current Problems in Solid Mechanics

in honor of

Professor R. J. Clifton
Brown University

Xanthippi Markenscoff
University of California, San Diego



Conference Materials

Symi Symposium Photos

R.J. Clifton

Symi, Greece
June 24 - 29, 2012


Sunday, June 24, 2012
Arrival at conference site and get together.
Monday, July 19, 2010
9:00 - 9:40am Rodney J. Clifton (Brown University)
"What does Solid Mechanics Want to Know?"
9:40 - 10:20am Horacio Espinosa (Northwestern University)
"Multiscale Design of Hierarchical Materials"
10:20 - 11:00am Vivek Shenoy (Brown University)
"Nanomechanics in the Flatland: Application to Graphene and its Derivatives"
11:00 - 11:15am Break
11:15 - 11:55am Michael Marder (University of Texas, Austin)
"Rippling and Fracture of Graphene"
11:55 - 12:35pm Robert Asaro (University of California, San Diego)
"Are Nanotwinned FCC Structures Optimal for Strength, Ductility, and Stability?"
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
9:00 - 9:40am L.B. Freund (University of Illinois, Urbana)
"Progress on Estimating Pressures Induced by Confinement of Thermal Fluctuations"
9:40 - 10:20am Xanthippi Markenscoff (University of California, San Diego)
"Singular Stress Amplification in Thin Ligaments: From the Micro- to the Macro-Scale in Asymptotic Homogenization"
10:20 - 11:00am Michael Ortiz (California Institute of Technology)
"Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics and Multiscale Modeling of Dynamic Void Growth in Crystals"
11:00 - 11:15am Break
11:15 - 11:55am Kyung-Suk Kim (Brown University)
"Dynamic Behavior of Materials at the Nanometer Scale"
11:55 - 12:35pm Gennady Kanel (Inst. High Temp., Russian Acad. Sci., Moscow)
"Strain Rate, Temperature and Structure Effects on the Flow and Fracture Stresses of Metals and Alloys under Shock-Wave Loading"
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
9:00 - 9:40am James Rice (Harvard University)
"Materials Physics of Faults in Rapid Shear and Consequences for Earthquake Dynamics"
9:40 - 10:20am Richard James (University of Minnesota)
"An Invariant Manifold of the Equations of Molecular Dynamics and the Pressure-Shear Plate Impact Experiment"
10:20 - 11:00am Claude Stolz (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France)
"Propagation of a Shock Discontinuity in an Elastoplastic Material: Constitutive Relations"
11:00 - 11:40am Celia Reina Romo (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
"Computational Homogenization under Dynamic Conditions: A Variational Approach"
12:00pm Excursion
Thursday, June 28, 2012
9:00 - 9:40am Robert McMeeking (University of California, Santa Barbara)
"Adhesion of Eukaryotic Cells and the Influence of Cytoskeletal Contractility"
9:40 - 10:20am Guruswami Ravichandran (California Institute of Technology)
"Peeling of Heterogeneous Adhesives"
10:20 - 11:00am Haneesh Kesari (Brown University)
"Micromechanics of Surfaces: Role of Surface Roughness in Hysteresis during Adhesive Elastic Contact"
11:00 - 11:15am Break
11:15 - 11:55am Yonggang Huang (Northwestern University)
"Mechanics of Stretchable Electronics"
11:55 - 12:35pm Shenqiang Cai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"Mechanical Instabilities in Soft Materials"
Friday, June 29, 2012
8:45 - 9:25am Pradeep Guduru (Brown University)
"On the Role of Mechanics in the Design and Performance of Energy Storage Materials"
9:25 - 10:05am Jianmin Qu (Northwestern University)
"A Coupled Electro-Chemo-Mechanical Framework for Diffusion and Deformation in Solids"
10:05 - 10:40am Katerina Papoulia (University of Waterloo, Canada)
"Cohesive Fracture: Robustness Issues and Algorithms"
10:40 - 11:15am Amos Gilat (Ohio State University)
"Development of Deformation and Failure Model (MAT 224) in the LS-DYNA Finite Element Program"
11:15 - 11:50am Marc Meyers (University of California, San Diego)
"Metal Plasitcity and Failure under Extreme Loading"
11:50 - 12:00pm Break
12:00 - 12:45pm Panel: R.J. Clifton, L.B. Freund, Huajian Gao, Michael Ortiz
"What has Solid Mechanics Learned?"