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Bernal Institute Research Forum

Wed, 09 Aug 2017

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Time: 15:00 to 16:00
Duration: One hour
Contact: Joan O'Riordan -
Location: MSG-025 MSSI Building Extension, Ireland

Professor Vadim V. Silberschmidt, Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, United Kingdom.

Research on Mechanics of Advanced Materials at Loughborough University, UK.

Professor Vadim Silberschmidt is Head of the Mechanics of Advanced Materials (MoAM) Research Group at Loughborough University. The Group carries out multi-disciplinary research into the response of advanced engineering and biological materials to various types of external loading, manufacturing processes and environmental conditions, using a combination of analytical, numerical and experimental techniques. Among the studied materials are composites and nanocomposites, steels, alloys and superalloys, polymers, materials for microelectronics, biological and biomedical materials, sports materials, ceramics and ceramic coatings, polymeric foams, non-woven fabrics, hydrogels and metallic glasses. Different types of loading are analysed: quasi-static loading, fatigue, creep, impact fatigue, thermal cycling and conditions of ultrasonically-assisted machining. This presentation will provide an overview of the research performed by MoAM and will cover recent developments in the following main research areas: Dynamic loading and impact fatigue; Dynamic damage in composites (blast and impact); Ultrasonically-assisted machining; Crystal plasticity and DDD for superalloys; Mechanics of fibrous networks – nonwovens and hydrogels; Mechanics of bones – fracture and adaptation; Mechanics of stents.

Professor Vadim Silberschmidt was appointed to the Chair of Mechanics of Materials at the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University, UK in 2000. Prior to this he was a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Applied Mechanics at Technische Universität München in Germany. Educated in the USSR, he worked at the Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics and Institute for Geosciences (both part of the USSR (later – Russian) Academy of Sciences). At Loughborough, he heads the Mechanics of Advanced Materials Research Group and is also the Director of the International Centre of Vibro-Impact Systems; he was Associate Dean (Research) in 2011-2014. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Physics, where he also chaired the Applied Mechanics Group in 2008-2011. He is Editor-in-Chief of “Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes” (Springer), Associate Editor of “Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology” (ASME). He is an Honorary Professor at Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Russia. He has co-authored more than 430 peer-reviewed scientific papers (including some 250 journal papers) on mechanics and micromechanics of deformation, damage and fracture in advanced materials and five research monographs. His research has been funded by the EPSRC UK, Innovate UK, EU, European Defence Agency, the Royal Society, the British Council and various national and international institutions and companies. His Mechanics of Advanced Materials Research Group has some 30 members. He has (co-)supervised 60 PhD students.

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