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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.)

IUTAM Symposium on Vortex Dynamics in Science, Nature and Technology
June 24--28, 2019
University of California-San Diego, San Diego, CA
Symposium Chairman: Prof. S. Llewellyn Smith
Contact E-mail:

IUTAM Symposium on Architectured Materials Mechanics
September 17--19, 2018
Purdue University, Chicago, IL
Symposium Chair: Prof. T. Siegmund
Symposium Co-Chair: Prof. F. Barthelat
IUTAM Symposium on Stochastic Dynamical Systems Approaches to Fluid Flow Transitions
September 12--14, 2018
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Symposium Chair: Prof. H. Dijkstra
Contact E-mail:

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 
IUTAM Symposium on Viscoplastic Flows: From Theory to Application
Dates TBD, 2019
Cambridge, MA
Symposium Chair: Prof. G. McKinley
Contact E-mail:

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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