The US-China NSF Workshop and Summer Institute of Bio- and Nano-Mechanics and Applications (UCWSI2007)

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The US-China NSF Workshop and Summer Institute of
Bio- and Nano-Mechanics and Applications (UCWSI2007)
August 31 -- September 4, 2007
Beijing, China

Bio- and Nano-mechanics and their applications are playing an increasingly important role in the growth of global economy. Based on the interplay between bio- and nano-mechanics, the new generation of bio materials has unique structures and properties and could revolutionize not only the medical practice in particular but also the life science and engineering in general. To promote the international collaboration among researchers, educators and practicing engineers, the US-China NSF Workshop and Summer Institute of Bio- and Nano-Mechanics and Applications (UCWSI2007) will be held in Beijing during August 31 -- September 4, which is sponsored by both US-NSF and China-NSF, as well as Tsinghua University and Dalian University of Technology in China.

The UCWSI2007 consists of a summer institute and workshop with sessions in different subtopics of bio- and nano-mechanics and applications. In the summer institute, invited comprehensive lectures will be delivered to young researchers by the leading experts in the field. In the workshop, both invited and contributed speakers will introduce the cutting-edge research topics, which provide the summer institute participants with another opportunity to learn in addition to comprehensive lectures. For the workshop, presentations are solicited in all the subtopics related to bio- and nano-mechanics as well as applications, which include but are not limited to the following:

  • Applications of nano and bio mechanics and materials
  • Impact of nanomaterials on infrastructure materials design
  • Multiscale modeling and simulation in bio mechanics
  • Nanomechanics of biomaterials and composites
  • Nano-scale experiments in life science and engineering
  • Optimization of multiscale microstructures of biomaterials
  • Nanomaterials for drug delivery and treatment
  • Compatibility of nanomaterials with biological materials
  • Reliability of nanomaterials for biomedical applications
  • The interface between nano and bio mechanics

Both invited and contributed abstracts from the workshop as well as the lecture notes from the summer institute will be published in the UCWSI2007 proceedings and posted on the UCWSI2007 website ( Limited travel funds are available for young researchers in the US, based on the quality of accepted abstracts.

One-page abstracts are due by July 10, 2007, and the acceptance of the abstracts will be determined by July 15, 2007.

Contact Information
For US participants, contact Professor Zhen Chen via Email (


Released Time:2007-9-4 Back Printable Version


Proceedings of Abstract

Summer institute lectures

  1. W K Liu. Computational functional nanoscale materials design
  2. W K Liu. Electrokinetic-microfluidics assembly and manipulation of nano- and bio- molecules: modeling and simulation, experiments
  3. R. Batra. Deduction of Macroscopic Material Properties from Molecular Mechanics/Dynamics Simulations
  4. L. Cate Brinson. Polymer Nanocomposites: Mechanics, Modeling and Biomimetics
  5. Quan-shui Zheng. Carbon Nanotube Based Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS) Toward Applications
  6. K Bhattacharya. Mechanics across scales (part I, part II)

Workshop presentations

  1. Markus Buehler. Hierarchical nanomechanics of vimentin intermediate filaments: Robustness, strength and adaptability
  2. Jianxiang Wang. Nanomechanics with surface effects - theory and applications
  3. Xu Guo. Some recent developements in the research of nano-and bio-mechanics
  4. Mian Long. Mechanical Gating of Kir2.1 Tetramer
  5. Wanlin Guo. Advances in Nanoscale Physical Mechanics
  6. Jian Lu. Advanced nanostructured materials for the biomedicine and nanomechnical applications
  7. J.A. Rogers. Stretchable Forms of Single Crystalline Semiconductors and Electronics
  8. J.R. Greer. Nano-scale Plasticity in FCC and BCC Crystals as Determined by Compression Experiments and Dislocation Dynamics Simulations of Sub-micron Pillars
  9. Yip-Wah Chung. Design and Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials and Coatings for Advanced Applications
  10. Tianjian Lu. Mechanics of skin thermal damage and pain sensation
  11. Changqing Chen. First principle and molecular dynamics studies of the ferroelectric and metallic single crystals
  12. Shanying Zeng. Collaborating for the Application and Commercialization of Nano Technology
  13. Xiqiao Feng. Mechanical Properties of Silkworm Cocoons and Silks at Different Scales
  14. Daining Fang. Development of nanoscale electro-mechanical coupling theory and functional design of nanoferroelectrics
  15. Zhen Chen. A Unified Approach for Multiscale Model-Based Simulation
  16. Xiong Zhang. Smoothed Molecular Dynamics
  17. Ken P. Chong. Nano Science and Engineering in Mechanics and

The lectures are posted online. You can download them and enjoy yourself!

Markus J. Buehler's picture

Hi Ying Thanks for

Hi Ying

Thanks for posting this information!  This was a great workshop!

Best regards,