Thursday, June 27, 2013

Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society to Honor Dr. Michael I. Baskes with Symposium

The Minerals Metals and Materials Society (TMS) will honor Michael I. Baskes, an adjunct professor in the department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, at the TMS annual meeting in February 2014 through a special symposium entitled: "Progress Towards Rational Materials Design in the Three Decades Since the Invention of the Embedded Atom Method: An MPMD Symposium in Honor of Dr. Michael I Baskes."

Symposium organizers:
Srinivasan Gopalan SrivilliputhurUniversity of North Texas
Amit Misra, Los Alamos National LaboratoryNeville Moody, Sandia National LaboratoriesStephen Foiles, Sandia National LaboratoriesMark Asta, University of California Alan Needleman, University of North Texas

TMS: Nanomechanical Materials Behavior Committee

TMS Symposium Description This symposium will honor the remarkable contributions of Dr. Michael I. Baskes to the field of computational materials science. Along his career Dr. Baskes has pioneered the theoretical and numerical development of models of materials behavior, with emphasis on the role played by atomistic defects on the anisotropic behavior of engineering materials. His many contributions have been critical to establish a strong connection between models and experiments, and to bridge different scales in the pursuit of robust multiscale models with experimental integration.

This symposium intends to bring together materials scientists and engineers to address current theoretical, computational and experimental issues related to microstructure-property relationships in engineering materials, including the deformation of single, polycrystalline materials, and nanocrystalline materials, development of high-fidelity atomistic models for alloys and their application in studying defect physics over experimentally relevant length and timescales, and, most importantly, unresolved challenges and problems in computational materials science in general. Special attention will be paid to research that closely couple experiments with computational modeling across length and time scales.

In 2012, Baskes was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, along with three others with affiliations at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. Details below.

Mike I. Baskes has been elected “for contributions to the embedded atom method for predicting the structure and properties of metals and alloys.” Baskes uses computational methods to investigate material properties and has developed models that predict the behavior of helium in metals as well as a model that explains hydrogen isotope recombination.

Juan C. Lasheras has been elected for “studies of atomization, turbulent mixing, and heat transfer and for the development of medical devices.” Lasheras is an international expert working at the intersection of mechanics, biology and medicine. He has made pioneering contributions to the design of novel medical devices; the mechanics of cell migration and invasion; the study of turbulent and two-phase flows; and the efficiency of jet engine propulsion.
Robert Skelton has been elected “for contributions to robust control, system identification, and methodology for control-structure interaction.” Skelton is a leading theorist, whose work combines the disciplines of structures and controls. He has been involved with Skylab and the Hubble Space Telescope as well as a variety of projects here on Earth, from robots to red blood cells.
Peter C. Farrell has been elected “for research and development of devices for treatment of sleep-disordered breathing.” Farrell is the founder, chairman and CEO of San Diego-based ResMed, a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment for treating, diagnosing, and managing sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory disorders. Farrell is a member of the Council of Advisors of the Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering.

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