The aim of the seminar is to discuss various aspects of multifunctional materials like experimental methods, modeling techniques, and numerical simulations. The event intends to foster greater interaction among both young and established researchers from continuum mechanics, applied mathematics and materials science working in the following fields:
Theoretical and computational modeling of multifunctional materials (ferroelectrics, ferromagnetics, multiferroics, shape memory alloys, thermoelectrics, electrocalorics, electro- and magnetoactive polymers, ...),
Mathematical analysis, variational formulations,
Multiscale methods, homogenization techniques, computation of effective properties of heterogeneous materials,
Experimental investigations, device development, novel industrial applications.
We are glad to welcome the following Keynote Speakers in the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
|Prof. Gregory P. Carman, Ph.D.
||University of California, LA, USA
|Prof. Dr. Brahim Dkhil
||Ecole Centrale Paris
|Prof. Dr. Katrin Dörr
||MLU Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
|Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc Kamlah
||Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
|Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven Klinkel
||RWTH Aachen University, Germany
|Prof. Dr.-Ing. Meinhard Kuna
||TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
|Prof. Robert M. McMeeking, Ph.D.
||University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
|Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Quandt
||Kiel University, Germany
|Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Soergel
||University of Bonn
|May 5 (Mon)
||12:00: Arrival and lunch
||15:00 Beginning of seminar
|May 9 (Fri)
||End of seminar and departure
The invited keynote lectures are scheduled to 60 minutes and the further lectures to 30 minutes. Both duration are including discussion time.
The seminar will take place in the ``Physikzentrum Bad-Honneff''. Since 1976 the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (PBH) serves as the main meeting point of the German Physical Society. It offers a secluded setting for research conferences, seminars, and workshops, and has proved to be especially stimulating for fruitful discussions. The stately mansion housing the PBH is surrounded by a park at the foot of the Siebengebirge on the right bank of the Rhine river. In the neighbourhood an extensive net of hiking-paths in Germany's oldest nature preserve invites pleasant short or long walks (refer also to www.pbh.de). Details on travel information can be found here.
Local Committee "Ferroic Functional Materials"
Thorsten Bartel (TU Dortmund)
Dietmar Gross (TU Darmstadt)
Björn Kiefer (TU Dortmund)
Doru C. Lupascu (U Duisburg-Essen)
Andreas Menzel (TU Dortmund)
Christian Miehe (U Stuttgart)
Ralf Müller (TU Kaiserslautern)
Jörg Schröder (U Duisburg-Essen)
Paul Steinmann (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Bob Svendsen (RWTH Aachen)
Financial support of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in the framework of the Forschergruppe 1509 entitled “Ferroische Funktionsmaterialien – Mehrskalige Modellierung und experimentelle Charakterisierung” is gratefully acknowledged.