News

2015
March 27th: Our recent ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces article on artificial fish scales is featured in Science

March 26th:
 
A nice Outlook article on bioinspired materials and which discusses our work just published in Nature  .

March 15th: A nice article about our work in Vice/Motherboard

January 28th:
 
Our recent paper on a new flexible armor is selected as Highlight for 2014 in Bioinspiration and Biomimetics link

January 10th: our new bio-inspired toughened glass was selected as one of the top 10 discoveries in Quebec for 2014 by Quebec Science! link

2014

November 4th: We are on TV! Code Chastenay

September 15th: Welcome to Dr. Roberto Martini, new Postdoc in our lab!

September 1st:
 
Welcome to Zhen Yin, new PhD student in our lab!

August 15th: Mauricio, who worked in our lab on new toughened glasses inspired from nature this summer, has won a best poster award at the Summer Undergraduate Research in Enginereing poster session!

April 28- May 1st:
 
Francois delivers an invited talk at the COMPO 2014 workshop, Weizmann Institute, Israel.
March: Ravi's new article on a new flexible protective system inspired from armadillo skin and fish scales was highlighted in Bioinspiration and Biomimetics

February 16-20: We are at the TMS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. Francois delivers an invited talk on bio-inspired micro-architectured glass.

January-February: Our new Nature Communication paper was featured on multiple media outlets:
Nature, Phys.org, ScienceNewsScienceDaily, Materials Today, Scientific American, Wired, American Ceramic Society, Canadian Geographic, CNETSmartPlanet,  Hunffington Post Gizmag, Toronto Sun, LA times, Times of India, Radio Canada, Radio Canada International, DeutshlandRadio, Welt der Physik, The China Post, L'Usine Nouvelle, Science et Avenir, La Recherche

January 19: Our paper on a new type of bio-inspired architectured glass is published in Nature Communications! Congratulations to Mohammad and Ahmad for their hard work!

January 19: Invited Seminar at the TUHH (Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg) Hamburg, Germany. 

2013
December 8-12: We are at the 5th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues (ICMOBT) in Sitges, Spain.

December 1st: Idris joins our group as a PhD student, welcome Idris!

November 22: Francois officially joins the Editorial Board of Experimental Mechanics

November 17-21: We are at the ASME IMECE in San Diego, CA.

August 15th: Xuan, who had joined us as undergraduate researcher this summer, has won a best poster award at the Summer Undergraduate Research in Enginereing poster session!

August: Jihane has now completed her Master in Engineering. Congratulations Jihane!

June 16-21: We are at the The 13th International Conference on Fracture in Beijing, China. Francois delivers three invited talks there.

June 3- 5: We are at the SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics in Lombard, IL.

March 1st: Ravi joins our gorup as a postdoc, welcome Ravi!

February 17- 21:
 
We are at the TMS Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX.

2012
November 1: Francois is officially appointed Associate Editor for Transactions of the ASME, Applied Mechanics Reviews

November 1: Our work on the mechanics and biomimetics of fish scales is featured in Popular Science, in a special issue on new materials! 

October 10-12: We are at the Society of Engineering Science Technical Meeting, Atlanta GA.

September 26: Francois Barthelat gives a talk on Biomimetic Materials at Dawson College, Montreal.       

September 8: Sacha's paper on the toughness of biomimetic polyelectrolyte layers is accepted for publication in the Europeran Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.

August 15: Congratulations to Deju, now Assistant Professor at Hunan University, China!

July 1: 
Congratulations to Reza, taking a new position at RDH Mining Equipment.

June 29: Francois officially joins the Editorial Board of Experimental Techniques

June 11- 15: We are at the SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics in Orange County, CA.

June:
Visit at CU-Boulder, Colorado

April 15: Francois Barthelat is awarded a Discovery Accelerator Supplement by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

February 15th: Our research on fish scales in the news! click on the right for links...

2011
December 11- 15:
We are at the International Conference on the Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues
December 8: Group holiday dinner at Maison Kam Fung!

November 28- December 2:
Invited Keynote at the Materials Research Society Fall meeting in Boston, MA

October 21th: Our research on fish scales is featured on MaterialsViews.com

October 12- 14: We are at the 48th annual conference of Society of Engineering Sciences in Evanston, IL

September 18- 20:
We are at the International Bionic Engineering Conference 2011  in Boston, MA

September 15: Congratulations to Reza who won the Award for the best poster (section biomaterials) at the Bioengineering Symposium organized by the McGill Biomedical Engineering Student Society

August 20: Our article on the mechanics of fish scales was accepted for publication in Advanced Biomaterials

June 13-15:
We are at the SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics in Uncasville, CT. We win the Award for Best Paper: “The Mechanical Performance of Teleost Fish Scales”  (Biological Systems and Materials Division)

April 29:
Congratulations to Sacheen who succesfully defended his PhD thesis: "Numerical Models for the Deformation and Fracture of Natural Composites"


April 27:
Congratulations to Reza who succesfully defended his PhD thesis: "Deformation and Fracture of Mineralized Biological Materials"


April 15:
Visit and seminar at the University of Colorado at Boulder


April 7: 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!

February 28: Our article on a new "artificial nacre" was accepted for publication in the Journal of Materials  Research

January 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"

January 3: Our article on toughness amplification was accepted for publication in the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids

2010


December 1st:
We have presented two talks and one poster at the Materials Research Society Fall meeting in Boston.


November 13: We are at the ASME IMECE in Vancouver, BC

November 19: Invited talk: “High-performance composites inspired from nature” University of British Columbia (Advanced Materials Process Engineering Laboratories)

November 9: Francois officially joins the Editorial Board of Bioinspiration and Biomimetics

September 1: Welcome to our two new PhD students Mercedes and Atefeh, who will be co-supervised by David Frost.

June 30: Our new subset splitting image correlation (SSDIC) Matlab routines are now available for free here

June 11: Francois Barthelat gives an invited Seminar at Purdue University

June 7-10: We are at the SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics in Indianapolis

March 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

January 29: Francois Barthelat gives a talk on Biomimetic Materials to students at the John Abbott College, Montreal

January 3: Welcome to our new PhD student Ahmad Khayer Dastjerdi


2009

September 3: Welcome to our new PhD student Ramak Motamedi

July 25: Group Picnic and night soccer on the Saint Helene Island!

July 12-17: 12th 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

June 1-4:
We are at the Society of Experimental Mechanics Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM

May 31-June 4: Mostafa presents his paper: “Multiscale modeling and optimization of gastropod shells” at the Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM) May 31-June 4 in Halifax (co-authored by F. Barthelat and D. Pasini)


February 3: Congratulations to Jeffrey: his paper " “A Novel “Subset Splitting” Procedure for Digital Image Correlation on Discontinuous Displacement Fields” went on line (Experimental Mechanics)

January 3-7:
Invited talk at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.









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