Multiscale mechanics of porous and nanostructured materials


Mohammad Javad Abdolhosseini Qomi, University of California-Irvine

Wenjie Xia, North Dakota State University

Qiming Wang, University of Southern California

Xianqiao Wang, University of Georgia

Luis Ruiz Pestana, University of Miami

Anna Tarakanova, University of Connecticut


Multiscale properties of porous and nanostructured materials are a complex function of their chemical composition and textural attributes across length scales. To address this complexity and elucidate the composition-structure-property relations, researchers have developed a diverse set of computational and theoretical tools at the interface of physics, chemistry, mechanics and material science. This symposium calls for interdisciplinary research on a wide range of multiscale porous and nanostructured materials including but not limited to infrastructure (e.g. cementitious, bituminous), polymeric (e.g. nanocomposites, thin films, and gels), geological (e.g. clays, shale), biological (e.g. bone, wood), and other engineering materials (e.g. zeolites, metal-organic frameworks). Physical properties of interest are stiffness, strength, toughness, failure behaviors, glass transition, creep, heat and mass transport, permeability, or other relevant properties emerging across time and length scales. Topics range from experiments, theoretical and computational modeling, data-driven approaches as well as innovative tools for characterization and design of porous and nanostructured materials.