ICMFM 2017
    May 8-10, 2017, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Welcome scholars and researchers from both academia and industry to submit your papers.

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    Call for Reviewers

    Welcome senior scholars and reseachers to join the ICMFM as committee members or reviewers.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: February 20, 2017
Notification Date: March 15, 2017
Registration Deadline: April 5, 2017
Conference Dates: May 8-10, 2017

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Welcome senior scholars and researchers to join the ICMFM conference committee to help review papers submitted to ICMFM, your contribution will be highly appreciated. Applicants should send your CV to  icmfm@iap.org


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Keynote Speaker


Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Liem
Institute Materials Sciences, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam


Nguyen Quang Liem is a professor of physics since 2011. He is Director and Senior Researcher of Institute of Materials Science (IMS), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) since 2009. He received PhD degree from Inst of Physics, National Centre for Natural Science and Technology in 1995. He has rich experience in Optoelectronic materials and have published more than 100 papers on international journals. His research interests are in Optoelectronic materials (film and quantum dots/nanocrystals, ) and devices (Luminescent materials for Light Emitting Diode and for Biolabeling/sensors, Photocatalysts for Photo-reactivity and for Photoreactor), Development of scientific instruments and spectroscopic measuring techniques, especially some related ones like Raman scattering and photoluminescence spectroscopy enhanced with surface plasmon resonance for fast/non-destructive and sensitive analysis/detection of residual pesticides, chemical radicals, Characterizations of the ancient art/cultural products. He is the Vice-President of the Vietnam Physical Society. He is a member of the Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS) Council, an Editorial board member of Adv. Nat. Sci.: Nanosci. Nanotechnol (IOP Publishing), Heliyon (Elsevier), and of Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices (Elsevier). He is Focal point of Vietnam in the Sub-Commi on Materials Science and Technolgy (SCMST) of the ASEAN Committee of Science and Technology (ASEAN COST)


Prof. Osman Adiguzel
Firat University, Turkey


Dr. Osman Adiguzel was born in 1952, Nigde, Turkey. He graduated from Department of Physics, Ankara University, Turkey in 1974 and received PhD- degree from Dicle University, Diyarbakir-Turkey in Solid State Physics with experimental studies on diffusionless phase transformations in Ti-Ta alloys in 1980. He studied at Surrey University, Guildford, UK, as a post doctoral research scientist in 1986-1987, and his studies focused on shape memory alloys. He worked as research assistant, 1975-80, at Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey. He shifted to Firat University in 1980, and became professor in 1996, and He has already been working as professor. He published over 45 papers in international and national journals; He joined over 70 conferences and symposia in international and national level as participant, invited speaker or keynote speaker with contributions of oral or poster. He served the program chair or conference chair/co-chair in some of these activities. In particular, he joined in last two years over 10 conferences as Keynote Speaker and Conference Co-Chair organized by South Asian Institute of Science and Engineering (SAISE), web: http://www.saise.org/, and Science and Engineering Institute (SCIEI), web: http://www.sciei.org, and other institutes. He supervised 5 PhD- theses and 3 M.Sc theses. He is also Technical committee member of many conferences.

Dr. Adiguzel served his directorate of Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Firat University in 1999-2004. He received a certificate which is being awarded to him and his experimental group in recognition of significant contribution of 2 patterns to the Powder Diffraction File – Release 2000. The ICDD (International Centre for Diffraction Data) also appreciates cooperation of his group and interest in Powder Diffraction File. Scientific fields of Dr. Adiguzel are as follow: Martensitic phase transformations and shape memory effect and applications to copper-based shape memory alloys, molecular dynamics simulations, alloy modeling, electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction and crystallography, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).


Speech Title: Thermoelastic and Pseudoelastic Characterization of Shape Memory Alloys


Abstract: Shape-memory alloys exhibit a peculiar property known as shape memory effect and takes place in the class of smart or intelligent and functional materials, due to the response to the temperature changes. Shape memory effect is based on martensitic transformation, which is a solid state phase transformation and govern the remarkable changes in internal crystalline structure of materials in nanoscale level.
Shape memory alloys can exhibit another property called pseudoelasticity (PE), which is performed in only mechanical manner in the parent austenite phase region. Shape Memory Effect (SME) is performed thermally in a temperature interval depending on the forward (austenite martensite) and reverse (martensite austenite) transformation, on cooling and heating, respectively, therefore this behaviour is called thermoelasticity. Pseudoelasticity is performed by stressing the material in the parent phase region, the material is stressed in the strain limit, and shape recovery is performed simultaneously upon releasing the applied stress.
Elastic and plastic energy is stored in the material in shape memory treatment and pseudoelasticity, respectively. PE is the result of stress-induced martensitic transformation, which occurs by only mechanical stress at a constant temperature. Pseudoelasticity is performed in non-linear way, unlike normal elastic materials and exhibits rubber like behaviour. Loading and unloading paths are different in pseudoelasticity, and hysteresis loop reveals energy dissipation. These alloys are used shape memory elements in a wide range of industry; in particular, they are used in the construction sector, aeronautical industry due to the energy dissipation properties of pseudoelasticity.


Plenary Speaker


Prof. Arunachalam 'Raj' Rajendran

Chair and Professor for the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Mississippi, USA


Arunachalam M. Rajendran is the Chair and Professor for the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Mississippi (UM), Oxford, MS since October 2008. After graduation in 1981 from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Dr. Rajendran performed contractual research at the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), Dayton, Ohio (1981-1992). In 1992-1995, served the U.S. Army Materials Technology Laboratory at Watertown, MA and later the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (1995-2000) as a Team Leader. He was the Chief Scientist for the Engineering Science Directorate at the Army Research Office (ARO), RTP, NC during 2000-2008. He is an emeritus Fellow of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Fellow of the Society of Engineering Sciences, Distinguished Fellow of ICCES, and Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is an active member of the American Physical Society. He served as the Chair for the Executive Committee of Materials Division of ASME during 2009-2011; 2002-present: Associate Editor for Computer Modeling and Simulation in Engineering; 2007-2010: Editorial Board of Composites Part B: Engg; 2005-present: Associate Editor for Int. J of Plasticity; 1998-2002: Associate Editor, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology. Dr. Rajendran has published over 150 articles, edited 10 books and major conference proceedings, and chaired (co-chaired) over 100 international conferences and symposiums.


Speech Title: Multiscale Modeling of Functional Materials: Challenges and Issues


Abstract: The mechanical and constitutive response of materials like cement, and bio materials like fish scale and abalone shell is very complex due to complex heterogeneities that are inherently present in the nano and microstructures. The intrinsic constitutive behaviors are driven by the chemical composition and the molecular, micro, and meso structures. Therefore, it becomes important to identify the material genome as the building block for the material. Knowing the molecular structure, it is then possible to compute the elastic tensor from molecular dynamics simulations using all atom method. For instance, Atractosteus spatulas (Alligator gar) possess a flexible dermal armor consisting of overlapping ganoid scales. Each scale is a bilayer hydroxyapatite and collagen-based biocomposite for defense against predation. The fish scale is defined by a stiff outer ganoine layer, a characteristic “sawtooth” pattern at the interface and a soft bone inner layer with all materials exhibiting a decreasing elastic modulus, yield strength and density through the thickness. Experimental testing of the fish scales displays properties such as damage localization, tortuous crack path propagation and energy dissipation that are unique to biological dermal armor. The main objective of this presentation is to discuss various modeling issues and challenges related to complex material systems, such as the fish scale, and cementitious materials.


Invited Speaker


Prof. Ram Mohan

Department of Nanoengineering, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, North Carolina A&T State University, USA


Dr. Ram Mohan is Professor of Nanoengineering at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN), at North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC, USA. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Nanoscience at JSNN. Dr. Mohan is also an affiliated faculty with the computational science and engineering graduate program and serves as the co-lead of the computational modeling research cluster at North Carolina A & T State University. He currently has more than 125 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings to his credit. He is the recipient of the 2012 University Senior Researcher Award from North Carolina A&T State University. Prof. Mohan holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Minnesota, a M.S. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University, and a B.Engg in Mechanical Engineering from University of Madras, India. Dr. Mohan’s research in his foundational core of mechanics and materials, contributions and interests include the areas mechanics, materials, and computational modeling of nanoengineered material systems .


Speech Title: Constitutive Material Models for Heterogeneous Cement Paste


Abstract: Cementitious materials possess a complex heterogeneous hierarchical structure that span across several length scales. Strength of heterogeneous cement is dictated by the chemical reactions occurring between water and cement, a process known as hydration. Hydration occurs when unhydrated cement clinkers dissolve in water and later form a solid composite system containing a semi-crystalline material made of Calcium Silicate Hydrate (CSH), along with Calcium Hydroxide (CH), and other components that vary according to the composition of the cement clinkers. The molecular structure of hydrated components continuously evolves throughout the service-life of the cement paste. Due to the complex hierarchical structure of the cement paste, changes in cement chemistry at the nanoscale level strongly influence the microstructural and global mechanical property evolution of cement. This presentation focuses on our recent work on enabling methodologies built upon molecular dynamics modeling to develop constitutive material models from nanoscale material chemistry models. Present investigations focus on material chemistry structure of CSH Jennite employed to represent the nanoscale structure of mature CSH. In particular, this paper focuses on development of constitutive material models for: 1) Hydrostatic compression and determination of predictive material models linking pressure - specific volume, and internal energy - specific volume that are important to investigate high strain rate behavior. 2) Stress - strain constitutive material models, and molecular level deformation behavior. Our research findings illustrate that material chemistry features in cement paste influence their mechanical behavior; by controlling chemical reactions to result in modified material chemistry molecular structures of cement paste can effectively lead to evolving modified morphologies at microstructure scale level influencing their engineering scale properties. Our enabling modeling methodologies allow predictive development of constitutive material models and response of heterogeneous cement paste and extendable to other such materials.


Dr. Zhen Chen

State Key Laboratory of Structure Analysis for Industrial Equipment, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, Liaoning 116024, China
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA


Dr. Zhen Chen is a C.W. LaPierre Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri (MU). His research area is in Computation Mechanics with a recent focus on multi-scale modeling and simulation of the multi-physical phenomena involved in structural failure subjected to extreme loading conditions. Before joining MU in 1995, Dr. Chen was a design engineer in Shanghai Medical Electronics Factory, a professional staff member in the Applied Mechanics Division at New Mexico Engineering Research Institute as well as in the Department for the Waste Isolation Pilot Project/Performance Analysis Code Development at Sandia National Laboratories. Dr. Chen has more than 300 publications based on funded research projects. He serves on advisory editorial board of the International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, board of editors of CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, editorial board of Computational Particle Mechanics, and advisory board of International Journal of Damage Mechanics, respectively. Among his honors and awards are the Fellow of ASME, the Fellow of the ICACM, the Yangtze visiting professor and Qianren-Plan visiting professor appointed by the Ministry of Education in China, the Faculty Research Award in the College of Engineering at MU, the Outstanding Youth Award (Oversea) from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the NSF-CAREER Award. He received his Ph.D. degree in solid and computational mechanics from the University of New Mexico in 1989. .


Speech Title: The Recent Development of the MPM for Multi-Physics Simulation


Abstract: The Material Point Method (MPM) has evolved for more than two decades, and been applied to many areas in Simulation-Based Engineering Science (SBES) for simulating multi-phase (solid-fluid-gas) interactions involving failure evolution, as shown in a recent comprehensive survey [1]. Recent research results have further demonstrated the potential of developing the MPM for multi-scale and multi-physics simulation [2-4]. To better simulate structural responses to extreme loading conditions, FGIMP, a Fully coupled thermo-mechanical formulation is being established within the framework of Generalized Interpolation Material Point (GIMP) method. The FGIMP weak formulation is based on the strong coupling between conservation of momentum and conservation of energy, which is different from the weakly coupled GIMP [4]. The FGIMP method considers the effects of both the thermal state on the deformation and the deformation on the thermal state. A staggered solution scheme is designed to solve the coupled temperature-displacement equations. In this conference, recent advances with the FGIMP will be presented with a focus on multi-physics simulation, and future tasks will be discussed based on the obtained research findings.

[1] Zhang, X., Chen, Z., and Liu, Y., The Material Point Method – A Continuum-Based Particle Method for Extreme Loading Cases, Elsevier, 2016.
[2] Chen, Z., Jiang, S., Gan, Y., Liu, H., and Sewell, T.D., “A Particle-Based Multiscale Simulation Procedure within the Material Point Method Framework,” Computational Particle Mechanics, Vol. 1, pp. 147-158, 2014.
[3] Jiang, S., Chen, Z., Sewell, T.D., and Gan, Y., “Multiscale Simulation of the Responses of Discrete Nanostructures to Extreme Loading Conditions Based on the Material Point Method,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 297, pp. 219-238, 2015.
[4] Tao, J., Zheng, Y.G., Chen, Z., and Zhang, H.W., “Generalized interpolation material point method for coupled thermo-mechanical processes,” International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, Vol. 12, pp. 577-595, 2016.