October 10-12: Society
of Engineering Science Technical Meeting, Atlanta GA.
work on fish scales featured in Popular Science!
Francois Barthelat gives a
talk on Biomimetic Materials at Dawson College, Montreal.
to Deju, now Assistant Professor at Hunan University, China!
paper on the toughness of biomimetic polyelectrolyte layers is accepted
for publication in the Europeran Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.
Congratulations to Reza,
taking a new position at RDH Mining Equipment.
June 11- 15: SEM
& Exposition on
Experimental and Applied Mechanics in Orange County, CA.
June: Visit at CU-Boulder, Colorado
Francois Barthelat is awarded a Discovery Accelerator Supplement by the
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
research on fish
scales in the news! click on the right for links...
11- 15: International
Conference on the Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues
December 8: Group
holiday dinner at Maison
28- December 2: Invited
Keynote at the Materials Research Society Fall meeting in Boston, MA
annual conference of Society of Engineering Sciences in Evanston, IL
Bionic Engineering Conference 2011 in Boston, MA
to Reza who won the Award for the best poster (section biomaterials) at
the Bioengineering Symposium organized by the McGill Biomedical
article on the mechanics of fish
scales was accepted for publication in Advanced Biomaterials
13-15: SEM Annual Conference
& Exposition on
Experimental and Applied Mechanics in Uncasville, CT. We win the Award for Best
Mechanical Performance of Teleost Fish Scales”
(Biological Systems and Materials Division)
29: Congratulations to
Sacheen who succesfully defended his
PhD thesis: "Numerical Models for the Deformation and Fracture of
27: Congratulations to Reza
who succesfully defended his PhD
thesis: "Deformation and Fracture of Mineralized Biological Materials"
15: Visit and seminar at
the University of Colorado at Boulder
Our paper "Nacre from mollusk shells: a model for high-performance
structural materials" is one of the 7 highlighted articles for 2010 in
Bioinspiration and Biomimetics. Since august 2010 it has been
downloaded more than 700 times!
28: Our article on a new
"artificial nacre" was accepted for
publication in the Journal of Materials Research
3: Welcome to our two new
PhD students Lawrence and Mohammad.
Lawrence holds a Master in Zoology from the University of Guelph and he
will be working on the mechanics of fish scales. Mohammad obtained his
Master from Nayang Technological University; he will be focusing on
fabricating new "artificial nacres"
3: Our article on
toughness amplification was accepted for
publication in the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
1st: We have presented two
talks and one poster at the
Materials Research Society Fall meeting in Boston.
13: ASME IMECE in
19: Invited talk:
“High-performance composites inspired
from nature” University of British Columbia (Advanced
Process Engineering Laboratories)
1: Welcome to our two new
PhD students Mercedes and Atefeh,
who will be co-supervised by David Frost.
Our new subset splitting image correlation (SSDIC) Matlab routines are
now available for free here
Francois Barthelat gives an invited Seminar at Purdue University
7-10: SEM Annual
Conference & Exposition on
Experimental and Applied Mechanics in Indianapolis
1: Welcome to our new
PostDoc Deju Zhu Reza, Sacheen and
Jeff present their research to the Chris Barrett group meeting in the
Department of Chemistry
29: Francois Barthelat
gives a talk on Biomimetic
Materials to students at the John Abbott College, Montreal
3: Welcome to our new
PhD student Ahmad Khayer Dastjerdi
3: Welcome to our new
PhD student Ramak Motamedi
25: Group Picnic and
night soccer on the Saint Helene
International Conference on Fracture (ICF12)
in Ottawa, ON. We brought back the Best Paper Award by a Young
Researcher for our paper “Micromechanics of fracture in nacre
from mollusk shells”. Congratulations to Reza
1-4: Society of
Experimental Mechanics Annual Meeting in
31-June 4: Mostafa
presents his paper: “Multiscale
modeling and optimization of gastropod shells” at the
Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM) May 31-June 4 in Halifax
(co-authored by F. Barthelat and D. Pasini)
3: Congratulations to
Jeffrey: his paper " “A Novel
“Subset Splitting” Procedure for Digital Image
on Discontinuous Displacement Fields” went on line
3-7: invited talk at
the Society for Integrative and
Comparative Biology Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.