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AU engineering professor to attend international heterogeneous materials conference
11/12/10

Dr. Jinghong Fan, professor of mechanical engineering in the Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University, will serve as co-chairman of the upcoming 3rd International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics (ICHMM-2011), May 22-26, 2011 in Shanghai, China.

ICHMM 2011 is a forum to present recent leading-edge research results as well as in-depth discussions of future directions in the challenging subject of heterogeneous material mechanics.

Sessions will focus on original research developments, while invited panelists’ discussions and debates will aim to stimulate future research directions.

Panel discussions are planned on fundamental challenges in crystal plasticity of micro structures; key interfaces of materials and mechanics in heterogeneous materials; time-scale issues in atomistic modeling; critical path issues in materials for energy; and mechanics of biomaterials.

Fan earned bachelor of science degrees in applied mechanics and mathematics and in design and manufacturing from Shanghai Fu Dan and Shanghai Jiao Tong universities, respectively. He also earned a master of science degree and a Ph.D., both in applied mechanics, from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Fan’s areas of concentration include composite and smart materials; micro/macro scale analysis of mechanics of materials; light-weight, cost-effective alloys; nonlinear finite element analysis; microstructure-based fatigue analysis; fatigue defect sensitivity analysis; fracture and damage mechanics; and nonlinear continuum mechanics.