0305 MULTIPHYSICS MECHANICS & TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN SOFT MATERIALS & THEIR INTERFACES: THEORY, SIMULATIONS, & EXPERIMENTS

  • HUA LI, Nanyang Technological University
  • BERKIN DORTDIVANLIOGLU
  • KEK BOON GOH

We are interested in understanding how soft materials behave when pushed to their limits. This mini-symposium covers all aspects of bulk and interface mechanics, such as instabilities/growth/damage/fracture, and its associated transport phenomena at different length and time scales. The mass, heat, and momentum transport mechanisms leading to materials' functional properties are of interest.

This mini-symposium also covers studies of other aspects, such as imperfections in materials, novel processes for advanced materials synthesis, engineering of material properties, and environmental consideration in material performance. This mini-symposium, in principle, aims to promote the exchange of new knowledge and development in all aspects of large deformation mechanics and transfer phenomena in soft materials and their interfaces, featuring the latest theoretical and numerical modelling and simulation methodology developments. Emphasis on the standard and new experimental techniques for validation of the models are encouraged.

In brief, we are interested is to bring together researchers from theoretical, simulation, and experimental backgrounds to discuss recent advancements in the field of mechanics and transport phenomena of the following soft materials (the list is not an exhaustive one):

• Biomaterials
• Low-dimensional Energetic Materials
• Functional Hydrogels
• Catalytic Materials (Reactors)
• Composite Materials and Layered Structures
• Electrochemical Materials
• Green Materials
• Ionic Liquids
• Mechano-biology
• Magnetic Materials
• Metamaterials
• Polymeric Liquids/Solids

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