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Materials Defects: Mathematics, Computation, and Engineering

September 10 - December 14, 2012

Organizing Committee | Activities | Scientific Overview

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Organizing Committee

Vasily V. Bulatov (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Jiun-Shyan Chen (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Civil & Environmental Eng)
Kristen Fichthorn (Pennsylvania State University)
Nasr Ghoniem (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Mechanical & Aerospace Engr.)
Mitchell Luskin (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
Michael Ortiz (California Institute of Technology, Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics)
Tim Schulze (University of Tennessee, Math)
Vivek Shenoy (Brown University)
Axel Voigt (Technishche Universtitat Dresden)

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There will be an active program of scientific activities, seminars and workshops throughout the September 10 - December 14, 2012 period and core participants will be in residence at IPAM continuously for these fourteen weeks. The program will open with tutorials, and will be punctuated by four major workshops and a culminating workshop at UCLA's Lake Arrowhead Conference Center. Several distinguished senior scientists will be in residence for the entire period. Between the workshops there will be a program of activities involving the long-term and short-term participants, as well as visitors.

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Scientific Overview

Mathematics and computation have long played a significant role in materials science. Material defects present a huge challenge for mathematical modeling and simulation, as anything that breaks up the regular, homogeneous structure of a calculation requires special consideration. Examples include crack-propagation, dislocations, grain boundaries, impurities, shear bands and strain localization. In recent years, there has been particular focus on the multiscale nature of materials research --- how computational methods and mathematical models for describing materials vary from the atomistic to the continuum scale. The workshops in this program will continue this trend, but with a new emphasis on defects. While individual minisymposia in conferences have been organized in response to this increasingly important field, the science of material defects remains one of the most challenging subjects owing to its interdisciplinary nature that spans mechanics, mathematics, materials science, physics, computer science, and other scientific disciplines. This program aims to promote collaboration among this diverse group to assess the current status of defect modeling, promote the development of new computational techniques, and stimulate new applications.

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The intent is for participants to learn about new mathematical and computational challenges in modeling defects in materials, to meet a diverse group of people, and have ample opportunities to form new collaborations. In addition to these activities, there will be opening tutorials, four workshops, and a culminating workshop at Lake Arrowhead.

Full and partial support for long-term participants is available, and those interested are encouraged to fill out an online application at the bottom of this page. Support for individual workshops will also be available, and may be applied for through the online application for each workshop. We are especially interested in applicants who are interested in becoming core participants and participating in the entire program (September 10 - December 14, 2012), but give consideration to applications for shorter periods. Funding for participants is available at all academic levels, though recent PhD's, graduate students, and researchers in the early stages of their career are especially encouraged to apply.

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Confirmed Participants

Arvind Baskaran, University of California, Irvine (UCI)
Henry Boateng, University of Michigan
Vasily V. Bulatov, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Wei Cai, Stanford University
Eric Cances, École Nationale des Ponts-et-Chaussées
Jingrun Chen, University of California, Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara)
Jiun-Shyan Chen, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Qiang Du, Pennsylvania State University
Virginie Ehrlacher, École Nationale des Ponts-et-Chaussées
Ken Elder, Oakland University
Maria Emelianenko, George Mason University
Kristen Fichthorn, Pennsylvania State University
Wang Gao, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Nasr Ghoniem, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Richard Hennig, Cornell University
Malek Homayonifar, TU Dortmund
Jian Huang, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Thomas Hudson, University of Oxford
Nick Kioussis, California State University, Northridge (CSU Northridge)
Fritz Körmann, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH
Nina Lane, Drexel University
Young-Ju Lee, Rutgers University
Frederic Legoll, Ecole Nationale Des Ponts et Chaussees (LAMI)
Chun-Yaung Lu, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Mitchell Luskin, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Charalambos Makridakis, University of Crete
Dionisios Margetis, University of Maryland
Xanthippi Markenscoff, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Alexander Monas, Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS)
Raju Muralikrishna, Pennsylvania State University
Kanna Nakamura, University of Maryland
Jörg Neugebauer, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH
Michael Ortiz, California Institute of Technology
Christoph Ortner, University of Warwick
David Packwood, University of Warwick
Danny Perez, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Petr Plechac, University of Delaware
Jutta Rogal, Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS)
Dmitri Schebarchov, Industrial Research Ltd.
Sebastian Schreiber, Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS)
Tim Schulze, University of Tennessee
Dariush Seif, UCLA
Pablo Seleson, University of Texas at Austin
Alexander Shapeev, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Josh Shapiro, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Vivek Shenoy, Brown University
Amit Singh, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Arunima Singh, Cornell University
Peter Smereka, University of Michigan
Qinglin Tang, National University of Singapore
Pratyush Tiwary, California Institute of Technology
Mira Todorova, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH
A. Ilker Topuz, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Dallas Trinkle, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chris Van de Walle, University of California, Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara)
Brian Van Koten, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Axel Voigt, Technishche Universtitat Dresden
Steve Wise, University of Tennessee
Sidney Yip, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ted Yu, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Yanxiang Zhao, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

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Contact Us:

Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)
Attn: MD2012
460 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles CA 90095-7121
Phone: 310 825-4755
Fax: 310 825-4756
Email: ipam@ucla.edu
Website: http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/md2012/

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