Computational Modeling of Multi-Functional Materials

Jae Hyun Park, Gyeongsang National University
Narayana Aluru, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sang-Bok Lee, Korea Institute of Materials Science

This mini-symposium will focus on recent advances and progress in the development of computational methods for multi-scale, multi-functional systems in diverse fields including mechanical engineering, material science, biology, etc. The traditional approach to materials design has focused on a single and specific function. Recently, however, there has been a significant interest in the development of materials and systems which exhibit multifunctional behavior. For example, traditional materials that provide high stiffness and strength can now be designed for other properties such as energy absorption, self-healing, and even shape morphing. Some of the topics of interest for this symposium are:

- Multiphysics and multiscale analysis of soft and hard
multifunctional materials
- Computational materials design for multifunctional behavior
- Fundamentals of interfaces in multifunctional materials
- Quantum, atomistic and continuum approaches
for heterogeneous multifunctional materials
- Multifunctional nanoparticles
- Bio-inspired multifunctional materials
- Stimuli-responsive materials
- Metamaterials
- Multi-functional composite materials
- Tailoring techniques for multi-functional materials
- Multi-functional materials for biological applications
- Other topics as appropriate