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Nanoscale Mechanics, Bio-inspired Hierarchical Structures, and Potential Applications
 
 
Mon. June 6
Tech L211
Tues. June 7
Tech M345
Wed. June 8
Tech L211
Thurs. June 8
Ryan Auditorium
Fri. June 10
Tech L361
8:00-10:00
L1
L7
L12
L16
L21
10:00-11:00
L2
L8
L13
L17
L22
11:00-12:00
L3
L9
L14
L18
L23
1:00-2:00
L4
L10
L15
L19
XXX
2:00-3:00
L5
L11
P2
L20
XXX
3:00-3:30
L6
...
NSF
P3
...
P4
...
XXX
3:30-4:30
P1
...
XXX
4:30-5:00
XXX
XXX
XXX
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Program Outline
Each session is 3 hrs with breaks in between each topic.
L: (lecture) P: (practicum)
 

Lectures (L)
L1: Breakfast / Openning Remarks / Biological Materials World
L2: Man-made Materials
L3: Weak interactions and the deformations they cause
L4: High aspect ratio nanostructures: nanotubes, wires, plates, and ribbons
L5: Bioinspired nanocomposite design
L6: Engineered Self-healing Materials
L7: Bioinspired Structural Materials
L8: The Mechanics of Adhesion used by the Gecko
L9: Self-healing Mechanisms in Nature
L10: Bioinspired Sensing and Actuation Materials
L11: Mechanics of individual nanostructures (an overview)
NSF: Overview of NSF Research Directions, by Dr. Ken Chong
L12: Mechanics of Nanostructures: Mechanical Resonance
L13: Mechanics of Nanostructures: Tensile Loading and Fracture Mechanics
L14: Introduction to Particle Dynamics and Molecular Dynamics
L15: Empirical Potential Modeling of Protein Structure and Mechanical Properties
L16: Electronic Structure Theory and Calculations
L17: Electronic Structure Applications: Mechanical Properties and Bioadhesion
L18: Quantized fracture mechanics of nanostructures with atomic vacancies
L19: Multiscale Theory, Modeling and Simulation
L20: Multiscale Application: Bio-materials
L21: Biological strategies for adhering polymers to surfaces
L22: Single molecule force spectroscopy using the atomic force microscope
L23: Summing Up: Status of the Field and the Future

 

Lectures (P)
P1: Lab Tours 1
P2: Lab Tours 2
P3: Lab Tours 3
P4: Lab Tours 4

 

Tentative Lab Tours:
     Mechanical Engineering:
          -Nanomanipulation, testing stages
          -Wires, Junctions, Growth of Nanostructures
     Chemistry:
          -Computational Chemistry Facility
     Material Science & Engineering
          -NUANCE Microscopy Facility
          -Surface Electron & X-Ray Diffraction
          -Semiconductor Structures