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.

Venue

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


Post-doctorate at ENSTA Paris

Research : Acoustic metamaterials

We are interested in the propagation of sound in bubbly media exhibiting resonances due to the strong density contrast between air and water (Minnaert resonances). Different configurations are envisaged, ranging from bubbles distributed in a large volume or concentrated on a plane. The objective is to develop effective models capable of reproducing the scattering properties of these resonant “metamaterials”. We will rely on multiscale homogenization methods, the results of which are compared with full-scale simulations and experimental results.

Depending on the taste of the candidate, the project may focus on different physical aspects: effects of non-linearities, the distribution of bubbles, influence of the presence of a viscoelastic matrix (anechoic tiles).

This project involves a collaboration between IMSIA (ENSTA Paris) and the Langevin Institute (ESPCI).

Profile : The candidate should be skilled in theoretical analysis and/or numerical simulation. 

Position : 1 year postdoc with possible extension for 1 year, starting from October 2020 or later. 

Contact : Kim Pham (kim.pham@ensta-paris.fr)

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Bibliography :

  • Pham K. et al. Scattering of acoustic waves by a non-linear resonant bubbly screen. To appear in J. Fluid Mech., 2020.
  • Maurel A. et al. Enhanced resonance of sparse arrays of Helmholtz resonators – Application to perfect absorption. J. Acous. Soc. Am., 145, 2552, 2019.
  • Pham K. et al. Two scale homogenization of a row of locally resonant inclusions – the case of anti- plane shear waves. J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 106, 80–94, 2017.


Post Doc Position – Urgent

The Group of Prof. Patrick Sebbah, Physics Department, Bar Ilan University, Israel, offers a postdoctoral position in experimental Physics of complex elastic media, transport in disordered systems, non-Hermitian systems, metamaterials in thin plates, …, as part of a new project founded by the Israeli Science Foundation.

Requirements:

  • Expertise in experimental acoustic and experimental optics – Solid background in elastodynamics.
  • Solid experience in numerical modeling/simulations and/or Comsol Multiphysics.
  • This position is intended to highly motivated students, with excellent academic track record.
  • Excellent ability to communicate and write in English required.

The position is for 2 years renewable, starting October 2020.

Contact: patrick.sebbah@biu.ac.il