2021 MRS Spring Meeting

Symposium Sessions


  • Broader Impact (BI)
  • Characterization and Modeling (CT)
  • Electronics and Optics (EL)
  • Energy and Sustainability (EN)
  • Nanoscale and Quantum Materials (NM)
  • Soft Materials and Biomaterials (SM)
  • Structural Materials (ST)

Symposium ST03—Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Architected Materials for Structural Applications

Architected materials derive their mechanical behavior both from their geometry and the composition of their constituents. The utilization of topological features as a design parameter in architected materials offers new opportunities to create novel materials with unprecedented mechanical properties exceeding the conventional limits. Typical examples include negative Poisson’s ratio, pentamode stiffness, negative thermal expansion coefficient, and negative bulk modulus. In order to attain the desired properties to meet the diverse technological demands for various applications, we need to establish a new property-structure-process relationship integrated with geometric contributions.

The specific focus may be placed on the optimal design of architectures, cost-effective synthesis of such architectures, and theoretical and experimental analyses of their behavior under the static and dynamic loading environments. Topics of interest include multi-scale design of architected materials, topology optimization for wide range of applications, synthesis of architectures from various types of base materials, scalable manufacturing of architected materials, multiscale characterization of mechanical responses (experimental and computational), and mechanical and non-mechanical couplings such as light, heat, electricity, etc. This field lies at the cusp between physics, chemistry, engineering, and mathematics, and has broad applications to the fields of mechanics, energy, automotive, aerospace and construction.

Topics will include:

  • Mechanics of architected materials
  • Topology optimization of hierarchical architectures
  • Novel characterization techniques for mechanical and microstructural analysis
  • Multi-scale computation for mechanical analysis
  • Advances in manufacturing including 3D printing, batch and parallel manufacturung techniques
  • Multimaterial architectures and manufacturing
  • Applications of mechanical architected materials
  • 3D weaving and knitting
  • Novel synthesis methods capable of topology control
  • Applications using architected materials- Sensing, Robotics, etc.

Invited Speakers:

  • In-Suk Choi (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Vikram Deshpande (Cambridge University, United Kingdom)
  • Julia Greer (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Jonathan Hopkins (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Seokwoo Jeon (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Miso Kim (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
  • Erica Lilleodden (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany)
  • Bas Overvelde (AMOLF, Netherlands)
  • Jordan Raney (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Chris Spadaccini (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
  • Lorenzo Valdevit (University of California, Irvine, USA)
  • Martin Wegener (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Rayne Zheng (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Dongchan Jang
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Dept. of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering
Republic of Korea

Woo Soo Kim
Simon Fraser University

Lucas R. Meza
University of Washington

Ruth Schwaiger
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

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