The rapid development of advanced materials, micro- and nano- technology, and additive manufacturing technology in recent years have been significantly promoting new types of materials with complex and/or hierarchical microstructures, which have posed challenges to the mechanics due to the increasing structural complexity in advanced materials. Therefore, as a branch of mechanics that studies mechanical properties of complex materials by the means of multi-scale analysis, multiscale mechanics plays a key role in property prediction and material design. It has been applied widely into many fields such as energy, electronics, biology and medicine to study the mechanical behaviors of advanced energy materials, micro- and nano- materials and devices, biological and biomimetic materials, metamaterials, etc. This symposium aims to provide a platform for researchers to address the multiscale mechanical problems in complex materials, discuss the multiscale methodologies, and present the current state-of-the-art of researches.
Topics of this symposium include but not limited to multiscale theory, multiscale simulation, experimental techniques for multi-scale characterization, mechanics of advanced materials, etc.
Zuoqi ZHANG, is currently professor and department head of Engineering Mechanics, Wuhan University.
He got his Bachelor degree of Engineering Mechanics from Wuhan University in 2003, and PhD degree of Solid Mechanics from Tsinghua University in 2008. 2008-2015, he worked as Scientist in Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore. Then, he moved to Wuhan University. His major research interests include multiscale mechanics of load-bearing biological materials, bio-inspired composites, biomechanics, etc.
Yuli CHEN, is currently a professor at Beihang University in China.
She got her PhD degree majored in mechanics from Tsinghua University in 2008. Then she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Ohio State University in the United States from 2008 to 2011. In 2011, she returned to China and joined the faculty of Institute of Solid Mechanics, Beihang University. Her research is focused on mechanical behavior of multiscale composite materials and structures, multiscale design and optimization of mechanical metamaterial, and impact resistance of composite materials and structures. She has been selected into the Excellent Talents in the New Century (2013), Excellent Youth Science Foundation Project (2016) and the Young Scholars of Cheung Kong Scholars Program (2017).
Bin LIU, is currently a professor at Tsinghua University in China.
He got his bachelor and Ph.D. degrees majored in mechanics from Tsinghua University in 1996 and 2001, respectively. He spent three years, from 2001 to 2004, working as a postdoctoral research associate in Professor Yonggang Huang’s group at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the United States. He then visited Germany as a Humboldt research fellow in Max-Plank institute from 2004 to 2005. He returned to China and joined the faculty of Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University in 2005. His research interests include multiple scales and multiple physics simulation method, the mechanical properties of carbon nanotube systems and the coupling effect between the mechanical deformation and the electrical properties, biology inspired mechanics, and mechanics of smart and composite materials. He is an editorial board member of Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience. He has been selected into the Excellent Talents in the New Century (2008) and National Science Fund for Outstanding Youth (2014). And he awarded the second prize of National Natural Science Award in 2010, and Science and Technology Award for Young Investigator of the Chinese Society of Mechanics in 2011.