Professor Thevamaran co-organizes a symposium at SES 2018

Professor Thevamaran co-organizes an Engineering and Physical Sciences symposium on ‘Controlling mechanical waves with metamaterials’ at the 55th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science to be held in Madrid, Spain from October 10-12, 2018. The symposium is co-organized by Professor Kathryn Matlack (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) and Professor Dennis M. Kochmann (ETH Zurich).

Symposium Scope: The focus of this symposium is on the control of mechanical waves and vibrations using phononic crystals and metamaterials—advanced synthetic materials that are deliberately designed with specific geometry and constituent materials to provide a desirable bulk functionality. The topics covered will include acoustic and ultrasonic bandgap materials, wave guides and filters, nonlinear dynamic metamaterials and structures, instability-induced switching behavior, non-reciprocal and directional wave transport, and non-Hermitian and Parity-Time symmetric materials. Submissions on the control of mechanical waves using multi-physics couplings such as electro-mechanical and magneto-mechanical couplings are also encouraged. The symposium will bring together experimental, theoretical and computational research in this emerging research area to articulate new ideas and collaborations for further research in this field. We aim to provide a platform that enables the participants to advance current understanding of the control of mechanical waves and vibrations by manipulating the underlying structural features and their organization into a metamaterial in a well-informed and highly predictable manner.

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