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IUTAM Symposia and Instructional Summer Schools

The aim of any symposium sponsored by IUTAM is to assemble a group of active scientists within a well-defined field for the development of science within that field. The purpose of an IUTAM Instructional Summer School is to provide lectures by leading experts in a new or emerging field of science and engineering in order to foster developments in that field. An overview of the IUTAM Symposia and Summer Schools can be found on IUTAM's website. A calendar of upcoming IUTAM Symposia and Summer Schools can also be found on the IUTAM website

Proposals from the United States should be submitted through the U.S. National Committee, which competitively screens and forwards them with recommendations for consideration by the IUTAM General Assembly, which meets every two years.

IUTAM Symposia and Summer Schools previously held in the United States:
(or *organized by a member of USNC/TAM but held outside the U.S.)

"Symposium on Microarchitectured Materials Mechanics," sponsored by IUTAM and jointly organized by Purdue University and McGill University will be held in Chicago, IL, Sept. 17-19, 2018.
For details, visit

Computational Particle Mechanics in Fluid and Solid Systems (joint IUTAM and AmeriMech Symposium)
UC Berkeley, May 30-31, 2017
Symposium organizers: Tarek I. Zohdi (UC Berkeley) and Eric Shaqfeh (Stanford) 

Integrated Computational Material-Structure Modeling Deformation and Failure under Extreme Conditions
Johns Hopkins University, June 20-22, 2016
Symposium organizers: Somnah Ghosh (Johns Hopkins University) (Chair), Curt A. Bronkhorst (Los Alamos National Laboratories), Fionn P. Dunne (Imperial College, London), Kevin Hemker (Johns Hopkins University), Georges Cailletaud (Centre des
Matériaux, France), Pierre Ladeveze (CACHAN Cedex, France), Pedro Camanho (University of Porto, Portugal), Zhuo Zhuang (Tsinghua University), Wing Kam Liu (Northwestern University)

Symposium on Connecting Multiscale Mechanics to Complex Material Design
Evanston, IL, May 14-16, 2014
Symposium organizers: Jacob Fish, Marc G. D. Geers, Javier Llorca, Wing Kam Liu, Pierre Suquet, and Peter Wriggers
IUTAM representative: Carl T. Herakovich

Biomechanics of Tissue and Tissue-Cell Interaction
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, June 5-8, 2012
Symposium Chairman: Prof. Thomas Siegmund

Computer Models in Biomechanics: From Nano to Macro
Stanford, CA, August 29 - September 2, 2011
Symposium Chairman:
Dr. Ellen Kuhl
Symposium Co-Chairman:
Prof. Gerhard A. Holzapfel

Linking Scales in Computations: From Microstructure to Macro-scale Properties
Shalimar, FL, May 17-19, 2011
Symposium Chairman:
Prof. Oana Cazacu

Mechanics of Liquid and Solid Foams
Austin, TX, May 8-13, 2011
Symposium Chairman:
Prof. Stelios Kyriakides
Symposium Co-Chairman:
Dr. Andrew M. Kraynik

Summer School on Simulation Based Engineering & Science for Nano Mechanics, Materials and Micro-/Nano Manufacturing
Evanston, IL, May 10-12, 2010
Summer School Chairman:
Prof. Wing Kam Liu

Dynamic Fracture and Fragmentation
Austin, TX, March 8-13, 2009
Symposium Chairman:
Prof. Krishnaswamy Ravi-Chandar

150 Years of Vortex Dynamics
Lyngby, Denmark, October 12 - October 17, 2008
Symposium Chairman:
Prof. Hassan Aref*

Cellular, Molecular and Tissue Mechanics
Woods Hole, MA, June 18 - June 21, 2008
Symposium Chairman:
Prof. Krishna Garikipati
Symposium Co-Chairman:
Prof. Ellen Arruda

Recent Advances in Multiphase Flows: Numerical and Experimental
Istanbul, Turkey, June 11 - June 14, 2007
Symposium Chairman:
Prof. Andreas Acrivos*
Symposium Co-Chairman:
Prof. Can F. Delale

View a historical list of IUTAM Symposia held in the United States (17KB PDF).


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number CMMI-1338717. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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