2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium CP09-Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science—Modeling, Analysis and Computations

Mathematical tools constantly evolve to address new challenges that arise in applied sciences. New computational approaches, advanced asymptoic methods enabling passage from atomic to continuum scale models, and new homogenization techniques in modeling of composite materials are among the recent developments that directly affect materials research. The applied mathematics and materials communities stand to benefit from the exchange of ideas at the forefront of their respective fields.

This symposium is intended to bring together materials scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and physicists interested in mathematics of materials. The goal of this forum is to highlight recent activity in modeling, analysis and computations across a broad array of interdisciplinary applications in materials science, including but not limited to liquid crystals, micromagnetics, active matter, 2D materials and metamaterials.

Topics will include:

  • Phase transitions
  • 2D materials
  • Active matter
  • Wrinkling and large deformations in materials
  • Novel liquid crystalline materials
  • Microstructure and morphology of materials
  • Photonics and metamaterials
  • Epitaxial growth
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • David Srolovitz (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Kaushik Bhattacharya (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Lia Bronsard (McMaster University, Canada)
  • Maria Carme Calderer (University of Minnessota, USA)
  • Elena Cherkaev (University of Utah, USA)
  • Gabor Csanyi (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Selim Esedoglu (University of Michigan)
  • Ibrahim Fatkullin (The University of Arizona, USA)
  • Duvan Henao (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile)
  • Elizabeth Holm (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Richard James (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Serafim Kalliadasis (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Robert Kohn (New York University, USA)
  • Oleg Lavrentovich (Kent State University, USA)
  • Robert Lipton (Louisiana State University, USA)
  • John Lowengrub (University of California, Irvine, USA)
  • Dionisios Margetis (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Celia Reina (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Lucia Scardia (University of Bath, United Kingdom)
  • Arghir Zarnescu (Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Dmitry Golovaty
University of Akron

Patricia Bauman
Purdue University

Jose A. Carrillo
Imperial College London
United Kingdom

Maria Emelianenko
George Mason University
Mathematical Sciences

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