Following an invitation of the “VISITING PROFESSORS” program funded by ‘Scientiae Wratislavienses’ of the City of Wroclaw, Poland, Prof. Boccaccini will visit Wrocław University of Science and Technology, on 22-24 May 2017. The program of the visit includes four lectures by Professor Boccaccini, namely:
Synthesis and characterization of biomaterials incorporating biologically active ions,
Bioactive nanocomposites – progress and challenges,
Bioactive Glasses in Soft Tissue Repair. What Do We Know So Far?
Biofabrication approaches and Bioactive Materials for Tissue Engineering and Cancer Research: Progress and Challenges.
The visit will involve also meetings with faculty and discussion about collaborative research between Institute of Biomaterials, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the Department of Mechanics, Materials Science and Engineering (host: Dr. Justyna Krzak) at Wrocław University of Science and Technology.
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
on behalf of the international Advisory Board, the Scientific Committee and the organizing Committee it is our great pleasure to cordially invite you, together with accompanying persons, to attend the anniversary 40th Solid Mechanics Conference SOLMECH 2016, scheduled for August 29 7 September 2 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. We pay much attention to keep traditionally high scientific standard of the SOLMECH conferences and We count on your contribution in our efforts organize a successful meeting.
At the same time we are doing our pest to create the possibility for exchange of ideas and research information in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere accompanied by the Chopin music in his birthplace Żelazowa Wola.
The information on the Conference is given on the conference webpage.
We lookforward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Yours sincerely,
It is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 9th European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference (ENOC 2017) in Budapest, Hungary. The Conference will be held next year on 25-30 June, 2017 at the campus of Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
Very good tips not only for participants but also for conference oragnizers.
Of course, this is true of basically everybody in academia. That’s the nature of the beast, as it were– getting a Ph.D. requires you to become the World’s Leading Expert in a subject that nobody else cares about to anywhere near that extent. Getting a faculty position demands that you pursue research interests that don’t quite line up with anyone else’s (while not being too far away from the consensus of what’s interesting enough to be funded and published). We’re all unique and special here, which means none of us are actually that special, so we might as well offer whatever we have.
Gadolinium is one of the most important materials used by us during attempts to construct an effective magnetocaloric cooling unit. Please read the basic facts about it.
Both gadolinium and some of its alloys or salts play a prominent role in magnetic cooling. In this refrigeration process, a magnetic substance becomes hotter when placed under certain external magnetic field, owing to the orientation of its magnetic dipoles. Inversely when the field is removed, and the substance thermally isolated, it cools down. By varying the magnetic field, and the sample’s insulation, one shuffles entropy between the material’s electronic spin system and other degrees of freedom.
This course provides an overview of modeling approaches used in the mechanics of inelastic materials and structures, with special attention to the objective description of highly localized deformation modes such as cracks or shear bands. It is one of the RILEM educational courses. In 2014 it attracted 21 participants from 9 European countries.
In 2015, attendance of the course can be combined with participation in CIVIL-COMP 2015 (15th Int. Conf. on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing), which takes place in the same building of the Czech Technical University in Prague on September 1-4. On top of that, on Saturday, September 5, you can watch the Birell Grand Prix, a night race downtown Prague with up to 9000 runners (you can even be one of them …).
Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a metal that is so extremely hydrophobic that the water bounces on it as if it were repelled by a magic force field. Instead of using chemical coatings they used lasers to etch a nanostructure on the metal itself. It will not wear off, like current less effective methods.
If you want to help cut greenhouse gas emissions, you should probably skip the hydrogen fuel cell cars now coming to market and buy a much cheaper hybrid instead.
After decades of research and small-scale demonstrations, hydrogen cars are finally rolling into view. These vehicles use electric motors, but their electricity comes not from a battery but from hydrogen, processed in a chemical reaction that takes place inside a fuel cell.