Mach Conference Grows in Third Year

Apr 13, 2015 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader

The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute hosted the third annual Mach Conference on April 8-10, 2015 in Annapolis, Maryland.

Over 200 attendees

Over 200 attendees participated in this scientific conference which included representatives from academia, government and industry.  Conference attendees travelled from as far as the United Kingdom, Germany, Singapore, Australia, and Norway.

Five distinguished plenary speakers

Surya Kalidindi, Professor of Mechanics of Materials at Georgia Tech; Michael Ortiz, the Frank and Ora Lee Marble Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering at Caltech; Donald Shockey, the Director of the Center for Fracture Physics and Materials Research Laboratory at SRI International; Susan Sinnott, the Director of Cyberinfrastructure for Atomistic Simulation (CAMS) at the University of Florida; and James Warren, the Technical Program Director for Materials Genomics Material Measurement Lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology highlighted the conference.  The presentations triggered substantial intellectual discussion on materials and structures under extreme environments, including: modeling that enhances our understanding of the mechanisms that drive material behavior under extremes, experiments that enable observation of these mechanisms, and processing of materials in such a way that particular mechanisms can be enhanced or suppressed. The joint discussion of modeling, experimental and processing challenges provided the forum for closing the loop on materials design.

112 session presentations and 45 academic poster presentations

Sessions were divided into eleven Symposia over the three days. Professionals, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers showcased their current research with conference attendees during a poster session Wednesday evening.

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