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  • Mark your calendar: every Wednesday at 10 am Boston, 3 pm London, 10 pm Beijing.
  • Join live webinars in two ways: Zoom (for attending the lecture and participating in the discussion) or YouTube Live Stream.
  • Watch videos of past EML Webinars on YouTube or Weibo.
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Extreme Mechanics Letters (EML) seeks to publish research of immediacy, depth, and originality. Through in-depth lectures and extensive discussions, EML Webinars shed light on the forefront of research, as well as the formative years of researchers. To read is human, to watch divine - engineering EML Webinar

Upcoming EML Webinars

23 September 2020, Marc Geers, Eindhoven University of Technology.Multi-scale homogenization of materials with an emergent macroscopic behaviour. Discussion leader: Laurence Brassart, Oxford University.

30 September 2020, SES meeting. No EML Webinar

7 October 2020, Kaushik Bhattacharya, Caltech, Liquid crystal elastomers. Discussion leader: Shengqiang Cai, UCSD

14 October 2020, Special starting time: 9:30 am Boston time. Howard Stone, Princeton University; Manouk Abkarian and Simon Mendez, University of Montpellier.

21 October 2020, Michael Mcalpine, University of Minnesota

28 October 2020, Xiaojing Zheng, Lanzhou University. Discussion leader: Yujie Wei, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

4 November 2020, Nadia Lapusta, Caltech.

11 November 2020, TBA

18 November 2020, Vikram Deshpande, The University of Cambridge.

25 November 2020. Happy Thanksgiving! No webinar. 

2 December 2020. MRS Meeting. No webinar. 

9 December 2020, Jian Ping Gong, Hokkaido University. Discusion Leader: Rong Long, University of Colorado.

16 December 2020, TBA.

Past EML Webinars

16 September 2020, Rob Shepherd, Cornell University. Optoelectronic Sensing of the Deformation of Soft Robots, and their Electrohydraulic PowerDiscussion leader: Jamie Paik, EPFL.

9 September 2020, Rob Ritchie, University of California, Berkeley. Damage-Tolerance in Engineering and Biological Materials.  Discussion Leader: Nanshu Lu, University of Texas at Austin.

2 September 2020, Costantino Creton, ESPCI Paris. Using light emission to report damage in soft materials. Can we be quantitative? Discussion leader: Tian Tang, University of Alberta. This webinar will begin with a short remembrance session of Mark Robbins. Mark was excited to be a panelist of this webinar... 

26 August 2020, Xi-Qiao Feng, Tsinghua University. Dynamics of Collective Cells Discussion leader: Wei Yang, Zhejiang University.

19 August 2020, Markus Buehler, MIT. The Mechanics of Biomateriomics, Discussion leader: Grace Gu, UC Berkeley.

12 August 2020, Ellen Kuhl, Data-driven modeling of COVID-19—Lessons learned, Stanford University. Discussion leader: Pradeep Sharma, University of Houston.

5 August 2020, Taher Saif, Living Robotics, University of Illinois. Discussion leader: Yuhang Hu, Georgia Institute of Technology.

29 July 2020, Teng Li, University of Maryland. Advanced Materials toward a Sustainable Future: Mechanics Design. Discussion leader: Zheng Jia, Zhejiang University.

22 July 2020, Yonggang Huang, Northwestern University. Relation between blood pressure and pulse wave velocity. Discussion leader: Vicky Nguyen, Johns Hopkins University.

15 July 2020, Pedro Reis, EPFL, Basile Audoly, École Polytechnique, Eitan Grinspun, University of Toronto. A trilogy of rods: mechanics, mathematics, and computer science. Discussion leader: John Maddocks, EPFL.

8 July 2020, Stephanie Lacour, EPFL. From engineering elasticity to neural implants for translational research, Discussion leader: Sigurd Wagner, Princeton University.

1 July 2020,  Chiara Daraio, The Mechanics of Robotic Matter, Caltech. Discussion leader: Teng Li, The University of Maryland.

24 June 2020, Michael Dickey, NC State University, Liquid metals at the extreme. Discussion leader: Hanqing Jiang, Arizona State University. EML Webinar Overview

17 June 2020, Ole Sigmund, Topology Optimization – Status and PerspectivesTechnical University of Denmark. Discussion leader: Sulin Zhang, Penn State University. Video: YouTube or Weibo. EML Webinar Overview.

10 June 2020, In observing #ShutDownSTEM, EML Webinar on June 10 is postponed to July 1. There will be no EML Webinar on June 10.

3 June 2020, Rob Wood, Harvard. The mechanical side of artificial intelligence. Discussion leader: Rob Howe, Harvard. Video: YouTube or Weibo.

27 May 2020, Norman Fleck, New Horizons in Microarchitectured Materials, The University of Cambridge. Discussion leader: Vikram Deshpande, The University of Cambridge. Panelists: Marc Geers, Ole Sigmund, Chris Spadaccini. YouTube or Weibo.

20 May 2020, Metin Sitti, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. Soft-bodied Magnetic Small-scale Mobile Robots. Discussion leader: John Rogers, Northwestern. Youtube or Weibo.

13 May 2020, Katia Bertoldi, Harvard. Multistable structures - from energy trapping to morphing. Discussion leader: Davide Bigoni, University of Trento. Video: Youtube or Weibo.

6 May 2020, Xuanhe Zhao, MIT, Extreme mechanics of soft materials for merging human-machine intelligence. Discussion leader: Dave Weitz, Harvard. Video: YouTube or Weibo. EML Webinar Overview

29 April 2020, Huajian Gao, Nanyang Technological University, Institute of High Performance Computing. Simulation-assisted discovery of membrane targeting nanomedicine. Discussion leader: Markus Buehler, MIT. Video: YouTube or WeiboEML Webinar Overview

22 April 2020, John A. Rogers, Northwestern University. Enabling Ideas in the Mechanics of Bio-Integrated Electronic Systems – From COVID-19 Patients to Engineered Mini-Brains. Discussion leader: Jimmy Hsia, NTU.  Video: YouTube or Weibo.

15 April 2020, John W. Hutchinson, Harvard University. New developments in shell stability. Discussion leader: Zhigang Suo, Harvard.  Video: YouTube or Weibo. EML Webinar Overview


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