School of Engineering to host 2013 Joint SES 50th Annual Technical Meeting and ASME-AMD Annual Meeting

SESThe School of Engineering at Brown University will host the 2013 Joint Society of Engineering Science (SES) 50th Annual Technical Meeting and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) - Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) annual meeting from July 28-31, 2013, in Providence. Pradeep Guduru, James R. Rice Associate Professor, and Allan Bower, Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence and Professor of Engineering, are the conference co-chairs.


The local organizing committee also includes Brown faculty members Janet Blume, Kenneth Breuer, Eric Chason, Christian Franck, Huajian Gao, Karen Haberstroh, Haneesh Kesari, Kyung-Suk Kim, Sharvan Kumar, Shreyas Mandre, Nitin Padture, Jay Tang, Anubhav Tripathi, and Petia Vlahovska.

The Society of Engineering Science (SES) Technical Meeting is held annually to foster and promote the exchange of ideas and information among the various disciplines of engineering and the fields of physics, chemistry, mathematics, bioengineering, and related scientific and engineering fields. The ASME Applied Mechanics Division summer conferences are intended to foster an intimate exchange of ideas on all aspects of mechanics in a relaxed atmosphere.

This SES Technical Meeting aims to convene a diverse and interdisciplinary group of leading researchers in all engineering, mathematics and science disciplines. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, mechanics of structural materials; dynamic behavior of materials; mechanics of thin films, soft and composite materials; nanostructures and microelectronic materials; energy storage and energy harvesting; geomechanics and geological materials; computational methods in solid and fluid mechanics; materials design; mechanics of biological materials at tissue, cell and molecular levels; microfluidics; rheology; animal, cell and bacterial mobility; and mechanics education at K-12, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

CliftonClifton 75th Birthday Symposium
There will be a symposium in honor of Rod Clifton on the occasion of his 75th birthday. Clifton has been a member of Brown's engineering faculty since 1965 and served three separate terms as the dean of engineering from 1974 to 1979, 1998 to 2003, and most recently as interim dean from 2008 – 2011. Under his guidance, the School of Engineering was established in July of 2010. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (1989) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2005), and a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1999). In 2000, he was awarded the latter society's top award in applied mechanics, the Timoshenko Medal. This symposium celebrates his contributions over the last five decades to various aspects of solid and structural mechanics and mechanics of materials. Topics of interest to the symposium are dynamic deformation and failure of materials and recent advances in multiscale mechanics and physics of solids.

There will be two student paper competitions, one for graduate students and the other for undergraduate students. For more information about the conference, please go to: