workshop program
attending people

Hotel Caesar Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
August 2-6, 2004

  The mechanics and materials science research is on a new phase of development. Nanostructures, smart materials, functionally graded materials and composites have revolutionized materials and devices of all sorts, particularly in nanoelectronics, computer technology, medicine and health, biotechnology, agriculture, as well as national security. Nanotechnology is a new frontier and considered as the next industrial revolution.

Invited Lectures

Michael Bedzyk In Situ X-Ray Structural Analysis of Nanoscale Molecular Self-Assemblies on Functionalized Surfaces
P.N. Balaguru Materials and Structures: Recent Research and Innovations
Vicki B. Booker NSF, Cyberinfrastructure, & You The Vision of a New Revolution in Research & Education
Lavinia Borges Limit states in advanced materials and its relation to micromechanics
Ken Chong NANO Science and Engineering in Mechanics
Steven L. Crouch Computational Modeling of Composite and Functionally Graded Materials
A.L.G.A. Coutinho Recent Developments in Computational Engineering Methods and Tools

Horacio Espinosa

Science and Technology of Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Films for Multifunctional MEMS / NEMS Devices
Jacob Fish Multiscale Multiphysics Computational Solid
Nasr Ghoniem Mechanics of Materials at the Nano and Micro Scales
Alan Needleman Computational Issues in Mesoscale Solid Mechanics
Jorn Larsen-Basse The Integrated Tribological Surface Cross-Disciplinary Research Challenges
Alexandre Madureira A Finite Element Method of Multiscale Type: Basic Ideas and Applications
Edgar N. Mamiya Fatigue endurance under multiaxial loadings
Radha Nandkumar A Glimpse of NCSA's Role in Support of Science
Eduardo Souza Neto Topics on Modeling and Finite Element Prediction of Ductile Fracturing in Inelastic Solids
Monica Olvera Electrostatic Interactions in Mixtures of Cationic and Anionic Biomolecules: Bulk Structures and Induced Surface Pattern Formation
Djenane C. Pamplona The Use of Finite Elements in Surgical Procedures
Glaucio H. Paulino A multiscale-based micromechanics model for functionally graded materials
Juan Pestana

Advances in Geo-Environmental Engineering

J.N. Reddy

Mechanical and Thermal Buckling of Functionally Graded Ceramic-Metal Plates

Mechanics of Carbon Nanotube based Composites with Molecular Dynamics and Mori-Tanaka Methods

Deane de Mesquita Roehl

Numerical Analysis of Blast Induced Fracturing in Rock Masses

Rubens Sampaio On the Karhunen-Love basis for continuous systems
Emilio Silva Homogenization Method Applied to the Development of Composite Materials
Gloria de Almeida Soares Metallurgical and Materials Engineering of COPPE/UFRJ: from 1967 to Biomaterials
Wolé Soboyejo

New Frontier in Biomedical Systems: From Bioinspired Design to BioMEMS Structures and Nanotechnology

Nicholas Zabaras A Multilength Scale Approach to Materials Using Stochastic and Computational Statistics Techniques


Student Posters

Pedro C. Andia On Local and Global Mechanical Properties of Particle Systems
Eric N. Brown Fracture and Fatigue of a Self-Healing Polymer Composite
Dan S. Gianola

Microsample Tensile Testing of Nanocrystalline Aluminum Thin Films

J.W. Garvin Modeling particle-solidification front interactions
Keun-Ho Kim Advanced Tool for Dip-Pen Nanolithography - Nano-Fountain Pen

Bei Peng

Ultrananocrystallinde Diamond Thin Films Mechanical Properties and NEMS Applications
Zhengyu Zhang Cohesive Zone Modeling of Dynamic Failure in Functionally Graded Materials