Section Editors

Section Board for 'Materials Simulation and Design' (44)

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Prof. Dr. Mikko Alava
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Section Associate Editor
NOMATEN Center of Excellence, NCBJ, Poland and Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University, P.O. Box 11100, FIN-00076 Aalto, Espoo, Finland
Interests: statistical physics; multiscale modelling; fracture; plasticity; bio-based materials
Prof. Dr. Massimiliano Avalle
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DIME—Department of Mechanical, Energy, Management and Transportation Engineering Polytechnic School, University of Genoa, 16145 Genoa, Italy
Interests: materials characterization and modeling; design and optimization of AM structures; cellular materials
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Dr. Giovanni Cantele
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Azienda Vinicola Cantele. S.P. 365 Km 1, 73010 Guagnano, Italy
Interests: two-dimensional materials; surfaces and interfaces; nanostructures; Ab initio calculations; density functional theory
Dr. Qi An
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Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Nevada-Reno, Reno, NV 89557, USA
Interests: density functional theory; molecular dynamics; mechanical behavior; heterogeneous catalysis
Prof. Dr. Caterina Casavola
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Department of Mechanics, Mathematics and Management, Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy
Interests: composite materials; carbon fiber; reinforced polymers; mechanical characterization; numerical model
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Dr. Marek Polanski
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Department of Advanced Materials and Technologies, Military University of Technology, 2 Urbanowicza Street, 00-908 Warsaw, Poland
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Prof. Dr. Tomasz Czujko
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Department of Advanced Materials and Technologies, Faculty of Advanced Technologies and Chemistry, Military University of Technology, Gen. S. Kaliskiego 2, 00-908 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: additive manufacturing: personalized implants, titanium alloys; clean energy: the hydrogen economy; nanotechnology: nanomaterials for solid state hydrogen storage; nanostructured magnetic and superconducting materials; intermetallics and other advanced materials
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Prof. Dr. Gabriele Milani
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Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering (A.B.C.) Technical University in Milan (Politecnico di Milano) Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: structural analysis; masonry; earthquake engineering; FEM; limit analysis; historical constructions; elastomeric seismic isolators; FRP-FRCM reinforcement; genetic algorithms (GA); homogenisation theory; rubber vulcanization
Prof. Dr. Cristiano De Michele
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Department of Physics, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro N. 2, I-00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: self-assembly materials; colloidal liquid crystals; computer simulations; Soft Matter; Monte Carlo; molecular dynamics; colloids; glasses; supercooled liquids; physical gels; coarse-grained models
Prof. Dr. Qian Wang
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Center for Applied Physics and Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Interests: 2D materials; carbon-based materials; heterostructures; atomic clusters; electronic properties; magnetism; thermal transport properties
Prof. Dr. Kyeongjae Cho
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Department of Materials Science & Engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75080, USA
Interests: catalysis; materials design; multiscale modeling; 2D semiconductors
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Prof. Dr. Lourdes Pelaz
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Department of Electricity and Electronics, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Interests: process simulation; semiconductor atomistic modeling; dopants and defects in semiconductors
Prof. Dr. Raffaele Landolfo
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Department of Structures for the Engineering and the Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
Interests: steel structures; seismic design of steel structures; connections; lightweight steel construction; cold-formed members; seismic retrofitting of existing buildings; aluminium structures; structural engineering; life-cycle engineering
Dr. Maria Harja
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection, “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, D. Mangeron, 73, 700050 Iasi, Romania
Interests: new materials synthesis and characterization; photocatalysis; nanomaterials; geopolymers
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Prof. Dr. Erdogan Madenci
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Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Interests: peridynamics; modeling and simulation for material behavior and failure
Prof. Dr. Jeong-Won Kang
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Department of Transportation System Engineering, Korea National University of Transportation, Uiwang 16106, Korea, and Department of IT and Energy Convergence, Korea National University of Transportation, Chungju 27469, Korea
Interests: molecular dynamics simulations; nanotube; graphene; semiconductor processes and devices
Prof. Dr. Bicai Pan
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University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
Interests: tight-binding potential model; molecular-dynamics simulation; first-wall material in nuclear reactors; atomic clusters; abnormal thermal expansion; structural phase transition
Prof. Dr. Maria Cinefra
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Department of Mechanics, Mathematics and Management of Politecnico di Bari, via Edoardo Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: finite element method; multifield problems; vibroacoustics; fluid–structure interaction; functionally graded materials; piezoelectric materials; metamaterials
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Dr. Pihua Wen
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School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
Interests: Advanced numerical methods for multi-scale materials modeling; Numerical simulation in aerospace structure manufacturing; Fatigue and fracture mechanics; Functionally graded materials optimization design and analysis; dislocations and cracks in materials
Prof. Dr. Hoon Huh
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea
Interests: dynamic hardening behavior of materials; strain-rate-dependent tension/compression behavior of metals; strain-rate-dependent crash analysis of structures; reference standardization of tensile properties of metals; ductile fracture of materials; hardening behavior and fracture of metals at ultra-high strain-rates
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Dr. José F. Bartolomé
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Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM) - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC) Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, 3 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: ceramics; ceramic-metal composites; biomaterials; mechanical properties; fatigue; fracture; microstructural characterization
Dr. Ivano E. Castelli
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Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark, Anger Engelundsvej 411, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Interests: density functional theory; atomistic simulations, modelling; batteries; water splitting; (photo)catalysis; photovoltaics; perovskites; solid/liquid interface
Dr. Michele Bacciocchi
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Dipartimento di Economia, Scienze e Diritto (DESD), University of San Marino, Via Consiglio dei Sessanta, 47891 Dogana, San Marino
Interests: finite element methods; structural mechanics; plates and beams; numerical analysis; laminated composites; multi-phase composites; innovative composite materials; functionally graded materials; carbon nanotubes; numerical analysis; non-local theories
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Prof. Dr. Witold Brostow
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Laboratory of Advanced Polymers & Optimized Materials (LAPOM), Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, 3940 North Elm Street, Denton, TX 76207, USA
Interests: polymers; composites; tribology; mechanics; thermodynamics
Dr. Enrique Casarejos
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Department Mechanical Engineering, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain
Interests: computational mechanics (material constitutive relations, finite element modeling, damage, genetic algorithms); FRP composites; flexible and viscous materials; scientific instruments; NDT tests (tomography); high vacuum; cryogenics
Prof. Dr. Joseph N. Grima
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Department of Chemistry and Metamaterials Unit, Faculty of Science, University of Malta, Msida, Malta
Interests: mechanical metamaterials; materials science; nanomaterials; auxetic materials; negative thermal expansion materials; negative compressibility; biomechanics
Prof. Dr. Alexander Hartmaier
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Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany
Interests: micromechanical modeling; fracture; fatigue; crystal plasticity; dislocations
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Dr. Dennis Klug
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Theory and Computation Group, National Research Council of Canada, 100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1A 0R6, Canada
Interests: theoretical physics of condensed matter and liquids; physics of ice; high pressure materials properties studies employing experiment and theory
Dr. Antonio Lamura
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Istituto Applicazioni Calcolo – CNR, Via Amendola 122/D, 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: modeling and simulation; multi-phase fluids; soft matter; hydrodynamics
Prof. Dr. Abbas S. Milani
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School of Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Interests: textile composites; material constitutive relations; finite element modelling; multicriteria optimization; manufacturing defects and Composites 4.0
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Prof. Dr. Tomasz Strek
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Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland
Interests: computational mechanics; auxetic; smart materials; finite element analysis; modeling and simulation
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Dr. John V. Hanna

Millburn House Magnetic Resonance Centre, Department of Physics, The University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Interests: materials characterisation; solid state NMR; diffraction techniques; materials modelling; structural disorder
Prof. Dr. Tomasz Sadowski
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Department of Solid Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 40 Str., 20-618 Lublin, Poland
Interests: continuum damage mechanics of materials and structures; modelling of ceramic polycrystalline materials; modelling of composites: ceramic and polymer matrix, polymer foams, wood and plywood; fracture mechanics of materials under mechanical loading and thermal shock; plates with damage and sandwich structures; experimental testing of materials and structures under: static, cyclic, thermal and impact loading
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Prof. Dr. Silvia Corezzi
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Department of Physics and Geology, University of Perugia, 06123 Perugia, Italy
Interests: dynamics of disordered materials (liquids, glasses, polymers); supercooled liquids and glasses; chemical and physical vitrification; gelation; microgels; thermoresponsive polymers; aggregation kinetics of soft materials; hydration properties of biomolecules; molecular dynamics simulation
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Prof. Dr. Georg H. Mehl
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Department of Chemistry, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, UK
Interests: design and synthesis of liquid crystals; new liquid crystal phases; self-organized functional organic-metal nano-composite; photochromism; novel aromatic systems
Dr. Tinh Quoc Bui
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1-W8-22, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan
Interests: computational mechanics; fracture mechanics; composites; functionally graded materials; numerical methods; computational inelasticity; structures
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Prof. Dr. Jae-Hyung Cho
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Division of Light Metal, Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), Seongsan-gu, Changwon-si 51508, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea
Interests: material characterization; mechanical properties; materials; light alloys
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Dr. Mathieu Bauchy
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Physics of AmoRphous and Inorganic Solids Laboratory (PARISlab), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Interests: glass; cement; machine learning; molecular dynamics; topology
Dr. Alexei Kuzmin
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Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Kengaraga Street 8, LV-1063 Riga, Latvia
Interests: X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XANES/EXAFS); Oxide Materials; Atomistic Computer Simulations
Prof. Dr. Dave Winkler
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Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
Interests: machine learning; computational chemistry; complex systems; drug design; AI; evolutionary methods; peptide mimetics; cancer drugs; materials science; biomaterials; informatics; cheminformatics; corrosion inhibitors; 2D materials; porous materials
Prof. Dr. Liviu Marsavina
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Universitatea Politehnica din Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania
Interests: the application of fracture mechanics to engineering structures; fatigue life assessment; experimental fracture mechanics
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Prof. Dr. Božidar Šarler
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1. Laboratory for Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Aškerčeva 6, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
2. Laboratory for Simulation of Materials and Processes, Institute of Metals and Technology, Lepi pot 11, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: advanced numerical methods for multiscale and multiphysics materials models; solidification; multiphase flow; continuous casting of steel; direct chill casting of aluminium alloys; through process modelling
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