Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Energy Nanotechnology International Conference at MIT

ASME Nanotechnology Institute and MIT announce the First Energy Nanotechnology International Conference to be offered at MIT's Kresge Auditorium from June 26-28, 2006.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:
April 17: 400 word abstract
May 1: Abstract acceptance
June 26: Full paper submission deadline

Topics include solutions for a wide range of energy problems such as: solar electricity, hydrogen generation and storage, batteries, fuel cells, and thermoelectrics. This conference aims to bring together different disciplines of energy technology by exploring their commonalities as well as their differences through exploiting nanoscience and nanotechnology, and to bring scientists and practitioners together to address real-world challenges.

8th Surface/Contact Mechanics Conference, May 16 – 18, 2007, The New Forest, UK

Gordon Research Conference on Physical Metallurgy, July 23-28, 2006 New Hampshire

The Gordon Research Conference on Physical Metallurgy will be held July 23-28, 2006 at the Holderness School in Plymouth New Hampshire. The organizers are putting together a program of invited lectures and poster sessions focused on "Microstructural Evolution and Stability". One can apply to participate at: www.grc.org.

Developments in experimental and computational materials science are significantly advancing our ability to analyze and predict the stability and dynamics of microstructures and nanostructures. New microscopies are
allowing us to measure materials structures and behavior over an unprecedented range of temporal and spatial scales, and, in some cases, in all three dimensions. Computational advances in first-principles techniques, molecular dynamics, and mesoscale simulation methodologies, have extended the range of materials phenomena that can be simulated in a similarly dramatic manner. The frontier now is at the intersection of experiment and theory, where the length and time-scales are beginning to overlap without the need for extrapolation; so we can now ask questions that were impossible to answer only a few years ago: How can materials models be experimentally tested and validated? What fundamental materials phenomena or parameters must be better understood experimentally to enable better models? What new insights into experimental analyses can be provided by simulation? In this conference we will explore these questions in detail with a focus on critical microstructural issues in Physical Metallurgy. Topics include grain growth and textural evolution, phase transformations, precipitation and coarsening, development of deformation microstructures, melting and solidification, and interfacial wetting.

Chairs: Alex King, Douglas L Medlin and Eugen I Rabkin

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Gordon Research Conference on Thin Film and Small Scale Mechanical Behavior, 30 July - 4 August 2006, Maine

Saturday, March 18, 2006

2007 ASME Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference, June 3-6, 2007, the University of Texas in Austin

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Third International Conference Multiscale Materials Modeling MMM2006,18–22 September 2006, Freiburg, Germany

Deadline for Abstracts is 31 March 2006

Monday, March 13, 2006

NSF Summer Institute on Nano- and Biomechanics

The NSF Summer Institute on Nano Mechanics and Materials will host two short courses this summer. The material will be presented at a level accessible to graduates of the science and engineering programs. Emphasis will be on recent techniques and theory that are unavailable in texts or standard university courses.

Short Courses for this summer are
Science Fundamentals for Nano-and Bio-Mechanics of Materials, July 31-August4, 2006
Micro and Nano Devices with Applications to Biology and Nanoelectronics, August 7-11, 2006

The cost for each short course is $2,000.00. However, 20 NSF fellowships, consisting of full tuition plus atravel allowance, are areavailable to professors, post-doctoral fellows, and PhD candidates studying at US universities. The deadline for applications for fellowships must be postmarked on or before March 15, 2006.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

2006 IMECE abstract deadline extended to 13 March 2006, Monday

mini-symposium on SIMULATION AND MODELING OF MEDICAL DEVICES AND IMPLANTS

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Ninth International Conference on Structures Under Shock and Impact (SUSI 2006), 3 - 5 July 2006, The New Forest, UK

Third International Conference: Comparing Design in Nature with Science and Engineering ( DESIGN & NATURE 2006), 24 - 26 May 2006, The New Forest, UK

28th World Conference on Boundary Elements and Other Mesh Reduction Methods ( BEM/MRM 28), 10 - 12 May 2006, Skiathos, Greece

Third International Conference on High Performance Structures and Materials (HPSM 2006), 3 - 5 May 2006, Ostend, Belgium

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

2006 IMECE abstract deadline: 6 March 2006, Monday

The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) will be held on 5-10 November 2006 in Chicago. The deadline for abstract submission is 6 March , only a few days away. Please look at the Call for Papers from the Applied Mechanics Division, and submit abstracts online.