Materials Working Group, Fall 2014
Organized by Bob Kohn
Most "Materials Working Group" talks are by people at Courant
(students, postdocs, visitors and faculty), discussing their
recent or current work. The talks are informal, with
plenty of discussion. A record of last year's activity
Our timeslot in Spring 2015 is Tuesday at 11-12 in WWH 1314. (We often
run over, but not too much since the COB seminar meets in the same room
An email list for relevant announcements is
maintained by Bob Kohn (kohn at cims dot nyu dot edu).
Feb 3: Heiner Olbermann (Univ of Bonn, visiting CIMS till mid-March)
will discuss his work on approximately conical deformations of thin
Feb 10: No meeting.
Feb 17: Julian Panetta (CIMS, Computer Science) will discuss his work (with
Denis Zorin, James Zhou, and others) concerning optimal design, homogenization,
and 3D printing.
Feb 24: No meeting.
March 3: Nadejda Drenska will discuss her work on a PDE approach to
a model problem from the machine learning literature, concerning "prediction
with expert advice".
March 10 and March 17: No meeting.
March 24: Morteza Hakimi Siboni (CIMS starting 2/23) will discuss the
use of homogenization-based methods to model electro-active polymer composites
(consisting, for example, of rigid dielectric inclusions or fibers
distributed in a dielectric elastomer matrix). This is joint work
with Pedro Ponte-Castaneda.
Oct 7: Ian Tobasco will discuss his work concerning a thin elastic
cylunder under axial compression.
Oct 14: No meeting
Oct 21: Ethan O'Brien will discuss work by Mora and Muller concerning
Oct 28: Ross Lund (NJIT) will talk on "Dynamics of domain walls in
Nov 4 and 11: no meeting
Nov 18: Cyrill Muratov (NJIT) will discuss his work with Hans Knuepfer
and Matteo Novaga on "Low density phases in a uniformly charged liquid".
Nov 25: no meeting. But note that Antonio De Simone (SISSA) will
give a Special Applied Math Seminar on Wed 11/26 (10am, WWH 517) on
"Motility at microscopic scales".