QJMAM/IMA Summer School:

Asymptotic Methods for PDEs & Modelling of Waves

(Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool)

19 July 2021 – 6 August 2021

(attendance is free and the School is available to all interested researchers and students, registration link: 


The Summer school is aimed at postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers working on the mathematical modelling of waves. The focus of the school will be on Asymptotic Methods for Partial Differential Equations and will combine analytical techniques with numerical modelling. This course will enable, both new and more experienced, researchers to gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the modelling of wave propagation in multi-scale structured media. Combined with asymptotic techniques, and in particular the method of meso-scale asymptotic approximations, the solutions and numerical simulations are elegant and effective. The conceptual and theoretical ideas that underpin the method will be explained and accompanied by illuminating analytical and numerical implementations demonstrated during lectures and practical sessions. MATLAB and COMSOL Multi-Physics will be used as the programming environment in most of the numerical demonstrations.

The lectures and numerical demonstrations will be delivered by Prof Alexander Movchan, Prof Natasha Movchan, Dr Daniel Colquitt, Dr Stewart Haslinger, Dr Ozgur Selsil, and Dr Sara Frecentese and will include both rigorous analysis and illustrative numerical simulations, with links to original research results and recent publications.

All sessions will run online, via ZOOM, the lectures and numerical demonstrations will take place on weekdays during 19 July 2021 – 6 August 2021 (there will be no sessions on weekends). Each day will consist of a two-hour instructional session per day, with additional tutorials run as discussion sessions.

Summary videos for the sessions will be provided to all participants. The registration is required to provide access for all participants to the Zoom sessions and online video supplementary material. All sessions are free, there is no charge.

Please register by going to https://bit.ly/PDEs-and-modelling

MIMS22: 2022 International Workshop on Multiscale Innovative Materials and Structures

Dear Colleagues:

We are delighted to announce the 2022 International Workshop on Multiscale Innovative Materials and Structures ” (MIMS22) ” to be held from September 29th through October 1st,  2022 in Cetara (Amalfi Coast) – Salerno, Italy. This will be the fourth edition of a fortunate series of international workshops held on the Amalfi Coast every three years, since 2013 (www.multiscale.unisa.it).

You are cordially invited to participate in this workshop. Abstracts related, but not limited, to the following areas are welcome: 

–     Multiscale mechanics

–     Architectured materials and sustainable composites 

–     Mechanical and acoustic metamaterials

–     Smart materials and structures

–     Granular materials and systems

–     Microstructure engineering

Important dates

March 1st, 2021: Abstract submission opens 

December 31st, 2021: Abstracts due 

January 31st, 2022: Abstracts reviewed 

February 1st, 2022: Early Registration opens

July 30th, 2022:  Registration closes

Please visit the MIMS22 website for updates on this event, (www.multiscale.unisa.it) and contact us for any inquiries (multiscale.salerno@gmail.com). The flyer of the event is attached for your convenience.

Special issue 

A special issue of Mechanics Research Communications edited by the conference chairs will collect original, peer-reviewed contributions presented at the Workshop. Papers in this issue are aimed at bringing together researchers working at the forefront of applied mechanics, material science and engineering, and physics to further our understanding of mechanics of materials at different scales, and its application to the design, modeling, manufacturing and experimentation of innovative multiscale materials and structures.  The deadline of submission of full papers will be communicated on the conference website.


The Workshop will be held at the Cetus Hotel (www.hotelcetus.com) located in a scenic venue of the amazing Amalfi Coast. The hotel is equipped with 37 rooms, all with sea view, and may host up to 91 participants. Alternative accommodations are available at nearby hotels (www.multiscale.unisa.it).

We hope to see you in Cetara in October 2022!

Fernando Fraternali

Department of Civil Engineering 

University of Salerno, Italy

Graeme W. Milton

Department of Mathematics

University of Utah, USA

Anthony D. Rosato

Department of Mechanical Engineering

New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA