Sunday, October 13th, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Participation by Invitation Only.
A new materials revolution is underway, based upon “evolutionary” materials that not only change form and function on demand, but also are sufficiently soft to enable entirely new technologies that interface with humans. Many of these materials challenge our understanding of what materials actually are and blur the boundaries between a material and a structure. Soft, evolutionary materials hold much promise for a new generation of devices and cures. Establishing US dominance in this area and harnessing the potential benefits for prosperity and the general welfare will require developing a set of leaders across career stages and backgrounds, and setting the research agenda for this emerging field of soft, evolutionary materials. This daylong, NSF-sponsored workshop aims to advance the understanding of soft matter and its application across a broad range of disciplines, and to develop the research agenda in this emerging field.
Workshop director: Srikanth Singamaneni
Participation by invitation only
Sponsor: NSF Mechanics of Materials and Structures
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