Welcome to the 8th Annual NEW.Mech!

NEW.Mech is a one-day workshop that aims to bring together the New England Mechanics community with an interest in exploring new research directions in the mechanics of materials and structures, and provides an opportunity to share the latest advancements in the field.

We are excited to be hosting the New.Mech at MIT on October 14th, 2017. This year we will have extended talks from guest speakers, selected short talks, and two digital electronic-poster sessions in which you can interactively present your work on large-format flat panel HD display screens.

Our confirmed invited speakers are:

Huajian Gao – Professor of Engineering, Brown University
Talk Title: Mechanics of cell interaction with low-dimensional nanomaterials

John W. Hutchinson – Professor of Engineering, Harvard University
Talk Title: Shell buckling—the old and the new

Subra Suresh – President-Designate, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore & Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering Emeritus, MIT
Talk Title: Cell mechanics and human diseases

Franz-Josef Ulm – Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, MIT
Talk Title: Urban physics: Is Boston a liquid or a solid? A quantitative mechanics approach to cities' sustainability and resilience

New.Mech 2017 is generously sponsored by:



North American Center for Research on Advanced Materials