Symposium SF08-Design and Behavior of Architectured Materials for Extreme Environments

The operating conditions of modern materials and devices are progressing towards more extreme aerodynamic, mechanical, radiation, and corrosive environments. These conditions narrow material selection to a small subset, necessitating the development for next-generation material solutions with highly tailored structures. These materials are defined as architectured because they exploit specific design of microstructure (e.g., homo/hetero interfaces), meso-structure (e.g., 3D topologies), phase-structure (e.g., laminated composites), and combinations thereof. With recent advances in fabrication techniques, it is now possible to improve material performance by controlling architectures across nano- and micro-meter length scales. However, the service lifetimes of these materials are often unknown or fall short when compared to industry standards.

The ultimate implementation of architectured materials requires a mechanistic understanding of how they behave and evolve when subjected to extreme environments. This symposium will bring together different communities to identify key mechanisms to understand and predict how materials behave when subjected to a diversity of extreme conditions. Symposium contributions should address basic science regarding the performance, stability, and evolution of emerging architectured materials in extreme environments. Discussion of material design principles, fabrication techniques, and novel testing methods are also welcomed.

Topics will include:

  • Shock and Behavior at Mechanical Extremes
  • Aqueous Corrosion and High-Temperature Oxidation
  • Damage Accumulation and Microstructural Evolution under Irradiation
  • Extreme Aerodynamic and High-Enthalpy Environments
  • Design & Synthesis of Materials for Extreme Conditions
  • Advanced Characterization and Testing Methods

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Pascal Bellon (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Dana Dattelbaum (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Jürgen Eckert (University of Leoben, Austria)
  • Ibrahim Karaman (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Hidemi Kato (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Mukul Kumar (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
  • Sviatlana Lamaka (Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Germany)
  • Jeffrey Lloyd (U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Nadiia Mameka (Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Germany)
  • Keith Nelson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Suman Pokhrel (Universität Bremen, Germany)
  • K.G. Prashanth (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
  • John Scully (University of Virginia, USA)
  • Mitra Taheri (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Jason Trelewicz (Stony Brook University, The State University of New York, USA)
  • Rodney Trice (Purdue University, USA)
  • Janelle Wharry (Purdue University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Ian McCue
Northwestern University
Materials Science and Engineering
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Ilya Okulov
Leibniz Institute for Material-Oriented Technologies
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Carlos Portela
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering

Gianna Valentino
University of Maryland
Materials Science and Engineering
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