Hegoi Manzano, University of the Basque Country
Mohammad Javad Abdolhosseini Qomi, University of California, Irvine
Enrico Masoero, Newcastle University

The mechanical and physical properties of materials are complex functions of their chemical composition and texture across length scales, down to the atomic level. To address this complexity, researchers have developed a rich set of computational, analytical, and experimental tools to explore the composition-structure-property relation in materials. This mini-symposium calls for interdisciplinary research on materials at the interface of physics, chemistry, material science and solid mechanics. We are interested in a wide range of materials including but not limited to civil engineering materials (e.g., cementitious, bituminous, geo-materials), glasses, ceramics, and composites. Physical properties of interest may be stiffness, strength, toughness, creep, heat and mass transport, permeability, and other relevant properties across length and time scales. The multiscale computational studies of interest include quantum chemistry, classical and semi-classical force-field molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo methods, potential of mean-force, coarse-grained mesoscale modeling. Relevant analytical approaches include micro-mechanics-based homogenization techniques and continuum mechanics approaches. From the experimental point of view, we encourage submissions related to materials synthesis and characterization, for example neutron and X-ray scattering techniques, tomography, nanoindentation, scanning probe microscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance.

Topics of Interest Include:

  • Multiscale mechanics: modelling and experiments
  • Multiscale chemistry: modelling and experiments
  • Mechanics of materials
  • Material science
  • Molecular simulations