# AEM Solid Mechanics Research Seminar

The Solid Mechanics Research Seminar is a tradition in the AEM department going back to the mid 1980s. This is an informal seminar where the talks are often given on the board (although slides are fine). The speaker reports on some new and interesting topic related to solid mechanics in some depth and the audience is strongly encouraged to ask questions.

“The Solid Mechanics Research Seminar was the single most important educational experience of my graduate studies.” — Prof. Kaushik Bhattacharya (Caltech), AEM alumnus.

Talks take place in Room 317 of Akerman Hall, every Tuesday at 12:20-1:20pm, unless otherwise specified. Feel free to bring your lunch!

This seminar can also be taken for credit as AEM 8500.

To be informed of upcoming seminars, join the AEM Solid Mechanics Research Seminar mailing list.

## Spring 2019

### 22-Jan-2019

Prof. Christelle Combescure, Maitre de Conferences (Associate Professsor), Universite Paris Est Marne-la-Vallée*Post-bifurcation analysis of lattices structures, methods and parameters of influence*

## Fall 2018

### 11-Dec-2018

Dr. Paul Plucinsky, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota (James group)*Compatibility of phases in helical structures*

### 04-Dec-2018 — Special Time: Tuesday 12:45-1:45pm, Tate B55

Ms. Gunjan Pahlani, Graduate Student, University of Minnesota (James group)*Objective Molecular Dynamics*

### 20-Nov-2018

Dr. Ashley Bucsek, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota (James group)*Converting small temperature differences to electricity using ferroelectric capacitors*

### 13-Nov-2018

Ms. Anna Gorgogianni, Graduate Student, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota (Le group)*Rate and Size Effects on Strength Distribution of Quasibrittle Structures*

### 06-Nov-2018

Mr. Krishanu Sen, Graduate Student, University of Minnesota (Elliott group)*Numerical study of instabilities for a growing aneurysm, based on the mechanics of tissue growth and remodeling*

### 30-Oct-2018

Dr. Subrahmanyam Pattamatta, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota (Tadmor group and Elliott group)*Simulation of nanostructure loading at arbitrary rates: Equilibrium Maps, Time-dependent Kintetic Monte Carlo, and Superbasin Acceleration*

### 23-Oct-2018

Dr. Youxing Chen, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota (Mara group (CEMS))*Mechanical Manipulation of Magnesium: A study into the influence of interfaces on mechanical performance*

### 19-Oct-2018 — Special time: Friday, 9am-12pm Akerman Hall 225, 2:30-4:30pm Tate Hall 105

Special all-day event in honor of Prof. Kaushik Bhattacharya, California Institute of Technology, who is being awarded the University of Minnesota Outstanding Achievement Award. The event includes lectures by students and postdocs in the morning and presentations by President Eric Kaler, Prof. Richard James and Prof. Kaushik Bhattacharya in the afternoon. A full program is available here.### 09-Oct-2018

Mr. Shivam Sharma, Graduate Student, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota*Element-wise electromagnetic modulation of Phononic Metamaterials*

### 02-Oct-2018

Mr. Tarun Gangwar, Graduate Student, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota (Schillinger group)*Imaging informed multiscale modeling of plant stems*

### 25-Sep-2018

Prof. Jorge Viñals, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota*A nanoscale model of plastic defect motion*

### 18-Sep-2018

Mr. Ariel Ibarra Pino, Graduate Student, University of Minnesota (Elliott group)*Post-bifurcation of an infinite Euler-Bernoulli beam on a nonlinear elastic foundation*

### 04-Sep-2018

Dr. Jingfu Liu, Research Engineer, Sentient Science*Multiscale modeling of metal additive manufacturing: Challenges and Opportunities*

## Summer 2018

### 17-Jul-2017 — Special place: Tuesday 12:00-1:00pm, AkerH 313

Mr. Shrinidhi Pandurangi, Graduate Student, Field of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University*Localization of deformation in a Beam on an Elastic Foundation: Long length asymptotics and computations*

## Spring 2018

### 01-May-2018

Dr. Ashley Bucsek, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota (James group)*Elucidating deformation mechanisms in shape memory alloys using 3D X-ray diffraction*

### 24-Apr-2018

Mr. Jiadi Fan, Graduate Student, University of Minnesota (Tadmor group)*Molecular dynamics simulation of the epoxy crosslinking process*

### 17-Apr-2018

Mr. Andrew Vechart, Graduate Student, University of Minnesota (Elliott group)*Application of group-theoretic techniques for efficient numerical branch following and robust bifurcation analysis*

### 10-Apr-2018

Prof. Basile Audoly, Professor at LMS/École Polytechnique and Senior researcher at CNRS, France*A geometric method for simulating the dynamics of thin elastic rods and viscous threads*

### 03-Apr-2018

Dr. Kuan Zhang, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota (Tadmor group)*Multiscale simulation of 2D heterostructures: Structural and electron diffraction scaling of twisted graphene bilayers*

### 27-Mar-2018

Prof. Dionisios Margetis, Professor, University of Maryland*The trouble with crystal facets: A continuum-scale problem, with a touch of discreteness*

### 20-Mar-2018

Prof. John Ball, Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, UK*Remarks on incompatible and compatible sets of matrices*

### 06-Mar-2018

Prof. Brad Holschuh, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota*Soft robotics using shape memory materials for wearable technology applications*

### 27-Feb-2018

Prof. Liping Liu, Associate Professor, Rutgers University*Optimal bounds and optimal microstructures for multiphase composites*

### 20-Feb-2018

Mr. Eduardo Vitral, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota (Leo group)*Curvature driven evolution of a smectic liquid crystal out of thermodynamic equilibrium*

### 06-Feb-2018

Dr. Paul Plucinsky, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota (James group)*"Active" thin and slender structures: A case study in nematic elastomer sheets*

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Previous talks appear below

Previous talks appear below

## Fall 2017

### 21-Nov-2017

Mr. Mingjian Wen, Graduate Student, University of Minnesota (Tadmor group)*Development of Interatomic Potentials for 2D Heterostructures*

### 07-Nov-2017

Ms. Hanlin Gu, Graduate Student, University of Minnesota (James group)*Cofactor conditions in developing highly reversible martensitic phase transformations*

### 24-Oct-2017

Prof. Hanuš Seiner, Associate Professor, Institute of Thermomechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague*Highly mobile interfaces in shape memory alloys*

### 10-Oct-2017

Dr. Vivek Dabade, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Minnesota (James group)*Micromagnetics of Galfenol*

### 28-Sep-2017 — Special time: Thursday 12-1pm, Nolte Center 140

Prof. Alexander Shapeev, Assistant Professor, Center for Data-Intensive Science and Engineering, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Moscow, Russia*Machine-learning interatomic potentials*

### 26-Sep-2017

Dr. Ananya Renuka Balakrishna, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT)*Phase field modeling of microstructural evolution*

### 12-Sep-2017

Mr. Fan Feng, PhD Student, University of Minnesota (James group)*Deformable Helical Miura Origami inspired by Phase Transformation*

## Summer 2017

### 21-Jul-2017 — Special day and time: Friday 1:30-2:30pm, AkerH 227

Prof. Shakti Gupta, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur*Carbon nanostructures: Molecular simulations, continuum models and some related issues*

### 29-Jun-2017 — Special day and time: Thursday 4:00-5:00pm, AkerH 227

Dr. Anton Muehlemann, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley*New Theory for the Morphology of Lath Martensite*

### 17-May-2017 — Special day and time: Wednesday 2:30-3:30pm, AkerH 227

Prof. Prashant Purohit, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania*DNA phase transitions and fluctuations of lipid bilayers*

## Spring 2017

### 21-Feb-2017

Prof. Robert Lipton, Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University*Double Well Potentials and Nonlocal Brittle Fracture Modeling*

### 07-Mar-2017 — Special time: 1:00-2:00pm, AkerH 319

Prof. Nilima Nigam, Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University*Localized activation and intramuscular fat in muscle: an investigation using DG methods*

### 21-Mar-2017 — Special time: 1:00-2:00pm, AkerH 319

Dr. Prashant Jha, Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University*Coarse Graining of Electric Field Interactions with Materials*

### 18-Apr-2017

Prof. Ryan Elliott, AEM, University of Minnesota*A Framework for Frequently Occurring Generically Non-Generic Degeneracies*

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