Second Seminar on the Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials

Mo, 05.05.2014 12:00  –   Fr, 09.05.2014 10:00
Jörg Schröder, Doru C. Lupascu & Marc-Andre Keip, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Event partner:
Universität Duisburg-Essen, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Contact person:
Jörg Schröder,



Jörg Schröder, Doru C. Lupascu, Marc-Andre Keip, Dominik Brands


The aim of the seminar is to discuss various aspects of multifunctional materials like experimental methods, modeling techniques, and numerical simulations. The event intends to foster greater interaction among both young and established researchers from continuum mechanics, applied mathematics and materials science working in the following fields:

Theoretical and computational modeling of multifunctional materials (ferroelectrics, ferromagnetics, multiferroics, shape memory alloys, thermoelectrics, electrocalorics, electro- and magnetoactive polymers, ...),
Mathematical analysis, variational formulations,
Multiscale methods, homogenization techniques, computation of effective properties of heterogeneous materials,
Experimental investigations, device development, novel industrial applications.

Keynote Speakers:

We are glad to welcome the following Keynote Speakers in the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Prof. Gregory P. Carman, Ph.D. University of California, LA, USA
Prof. Dr. Brahim Dkhil Ecole Centrale Paris
Prof. Dr. Katrin Dörr MLU Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc Kamlah Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven Klinkel RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Meinhard Kuna TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
Prof. Robert M. McMeeking, Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Quandt Kiel University, Germany
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Soergel University of Bonn