*New Dates* OIST Mini Symposium "Yielding and Flow of Soft Matter Systems"
Originally scheduled for March 2021, this OIST Mini Symposium has been rescheduled to March 2022 due to the situation with COVID-19. The new dates are March 15 - 17, 2022. We ask for your understanding that the dates are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 situation.
Many everyday soft materials (e.g. pastes, foams, muds, blood) have properties of both solids and liquids and can undergo a solid/liquid transition under an external applied perturbation. Such fluids are known as yield stress (or elasto-visco-plastic, EVP) materials and they exhibit diverse non-linear phenomena related to complex microstructural and particle network rearrangements that have implications for a wide range of industrial applications and natural processes. Consequently, there is great interest in improving the understanding EVP materials from a fundamental physics perspective and in developing strategies to predict and control their behavior. Although the field has grown substantially over recent years, the characterization of material dependent yielding properties still poses many open questions for experimental, numerical and theoretical researchers. This mini-symposium will bring together world-leading researchers from the fields of engineering, rheology, applied mathematics and physics to review the current state-of-the-art in characterizing and understanding yield stress behavior in complex fluids, ranging from fundamental to applied perspectives. The mini-symposium will also provide a forum for the initiation of collaborations between researchers at OIST and leading experts from the wider scientific community. In fact, most significant contribution in the field has come from a combined effort from experiment-theory studies along with numerical simulations. These goals will be accomplished through 2.5 days of talks and informal discussions.
Confirmed Speakers (in no particular order):
- Gareth McKinely; Mechanical Engineering Department, MIT, USA
- Emanuela Del Gado; Physics Department, Georgetown University, USA
- Sara Hormozi; Mechanical Engineering Department, Ohio University, USA
- Simon Rogers; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department, UIUC, USA
- Philipe Coussot; Department of Civil Engineering, Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech, France
- Suzanne Fielding; Department of Physics, Durham University, UK
- John Tsamopoulos: Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece
- Young Seok Song; Department of Fiber System Engineering, Dankook University, Korea
- Yilong Han; Department of Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
- Tsutomu Takahashi; Department of Machine Creative Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
- Amy Shen; Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit, OIST
- Simon Haward; Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit, OIST
- Marco Rosti; Complex Fluids and Flows Unit, OIST