Welcome to the 10th annual NEW.Mech!

NEW.Mech is a one-day workshop that aims to bring together the New England Mechanics community with an interest in exploring new research directions in the mechanics of materials and structures, and provides an opportunity to share the latest advancements in the field. 

UMass Amherst is excited to be hosting New.Mech 2019 on October 5th, 2019. This year we will have plenary talks from three invited  guest speakers, selected short talks and a poster session. There is no cost to register, and breakfast, lunch, and reception are included. Students, in particular, are strongly encouraged to take part!

Our confirmed invited speakers are:

Tal Cohen - Robert N. Noyce Career Development Professor, MIT
Talk title: Growth, instability, and failure: bringing order into the chaos of natural phenomena

Jae-Hwang Lee - Assistant Professor, UMass Amherst
Talk title: Microballistics: An emerging opportunity for quantitative extreme mechanics of nanomaterials

Zhigang Suo - Allen E. and Marilyn M. Puckett Professor of Mechanics and Materials, Harvard University
Talk title: Fatigue-resistant materials