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>> 1/27/2015: Congratulations to Enrique Escobar de Obaldia who sucessfully defended his PhD Thesis. 
>> 11/13/2014: Our paper on cellulose was just published in Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering  [PDF] 
>> 10/16/2014: Our work on the mechanical analysis of the radular teeth of Chitons has been selected for the cover page of Advanced Functional Materials of October [Link]

>> 09/04/2014: Congratulations to David Restrepo who has been chosen as a recipient of the 2014 William and Mary Goetz Graduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering. David Restrepo
>> 09/02/2014: Purdue University will hold the annual meeting of the Society of Engineering Science in October after hosting the society's first meeting 51 years ago. See press release [Link]. Web site

SES 2014
>> 06/12/2014: Our article "On the mechanics of sinusoidal interfaces between dissimilar elastic-plastic solids subject to dominant mode I" has been accepted in Engineering Fracture Mechanics. [Link]
>> 05/28/2014: Prof. Zavattieri has been selected as one of the 83 nation's outstanding young engineers to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s 2014 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in Sept. 11, 2014.Engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will come together for the 2 1/2 day event. The participants -- from industry, academia, and government -- were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations and chosen from almost 300 applicants. [Link]

>> 04/22/2014: Our work on Bio-Inspired Impact Resistant Composites in collaboration with David Kisailus' group (UC-Riverside) has attracted some media attention [Link 1], [Link 2], [Link 3]

>> 04/18/2014: Our lab is part of a multi-university and multi- disciplinary team that has received a $7.5M Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) award to study  over 20 organisms, including mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, mollusks, crustaceans, fosils, insects and plants  to develop strong, tough materials based on their design structures. [Link] biomaterials
>> 03/28/2014: Our paper on "Bio-Inspired Impact Resistant Composites" in collaboration with Prof. D. Kisailus's team has been accepted in Acta Biomaterialia [Link to the paper].
Helicoidal Failure
>> 03/18/2014: Congratulations to Fernando Dri who has been chosen as the  recipient of the Fall 2013 CE Best Dissertation Award.

Fernando Dri
>> 01/21/2014: Congratulations to Fernando Cordisco who sucesfully defended his PhD Thesis on January 21, 2014.

Fernando Cordisco
>> 12/16/2013: Our work on cellulose nanocrystals has been featured in the news
Purdue University Article "Cellulose nanocrystals possible 'green' wonder material" [Link 1]
- NanoTechEtc "Cellulose NanoCrystals"[Link 2]
- GreenCareer "New look at old structure for future possibilities [Link 3]
- "
Cellulose nanocrystals possible 'green' wonder material" [Link 4]
- Daily News "
Cellulose nanocrystals possible 'green' wonder material" [Link 5]
- Science Daily "
Cellulose nanocrystals possible 'green' wonder material" [Link 6]

>> 11/25/2013: Our work on modeling of Cellulose NanoCrystals has been chosen for the cover of the Journal Cellulose. [Link]

Cellulose Journal
>> 10/03/2013: "Smart Materials Stem From Nature": Our research on biomimetic materials has been featured in  an special article in the October issue of  Machine Design Magazine [Link] Machine Design
>> 09/27/2013: Congratulations to Fernando Dri who sucesfully defended his PhD Thesis on Sept. 27, 2013. Fernando Dri
>> 09/27/2013: Congratulations to Chan Jeong who received the "Cementitious Materials Research Award" at the 2013 Civil Engineering Scholarship and Awards Banquet on Sept. 27, 2013. Chan
>>09/16/2013: Our paper  "Anisotropy of the Elastic Properties of Crystalline Cellulose Iβ from First Principles Density Functional Theory with Van der Waals Interactions" has been accepted in Cellulose. [PDF]

Cellulose Journal
>> 09/06/2013: Prof. Zavattieri has been chosen as the recipient of the Roy E. & Myrna G. Wansik Research Award. This annual award was created to recognize an outstanding researcher in the School of Civil Engineering. Pablo Zavattieri
>> 08/01/2013: Congratulations to Chan Jeong who received the "Award of Excelence - Top Research Poster" for his work "Insights into the Effect of Geometrical Parameters in the Mechanical Properties of the Radular Teeth of the Cryptochiton Stelleri - A 3D Print Approach" presented at the 2013 SURF Research Symposium at Purdue University.[CE News][Surf]

>> 07/25/2013: 07/25/2013: The lab welcomes Vanessa Restrepo.

>> 07/01/2013: Prof. Zavattieri  was invited to give a lecture at the NSF-funded Pan-Amaerican Advanced Studies Institute (PASI) on Polymer and Composite Materials from Renewable Resources and Biorefinery: from Chemistry to Applications, to be held in San Jose, Costa Rica from Aug. 5 to 15th, 2013. [Link] Crab-chitin
>> 05/20/2013: Prof. Zavattieri is now the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics (IJECB). [Link]

>> 05/02/2013: Prof. Zavattieri has been appointed member of the Editorial Board of ASTM Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering Materials (ACEM)[Link]

>> 04/23/2013: Prof. Zavattieri partcipated in a meeting with the Minister of Science, Technology and Prodcutive Innovation of Argentina and other scientits at Chicago to discuss potential collaboration and exchange of students with Argentina  [Link]. Ministro
>> 04/08/2013: Congratulations to Fernando Dri who received the Certificate of Excellence Awards from the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (OIGP) for his work on the multiscale modeling of cellulose. [Link][CE News]
Fernando Dri
>>04/04/2013: Our research on biological and biomimetic materials has been highlighted in Purdue Today [Link] and in the CE Impact Magazine [PDF].
Prof. Zavattieri
>> 03/11/2013: Congratulations to Enrique Escobar de Obaldia who has been chosen as a recipient of the Nellie Munson Teaching Assistant Award!
Each year the School of Civil Engineering recognize and encourage excellence among the graduate teaching assistants and instructors by making awards to the best eligible students. The Munson endowment makes this possible.  The Munson Award was established in 1973 and recognizes four candidates with this award.

>> 03/14/2013: Prof. Pablo Zavattieri gives a seminar at Stanford Univesity as part of the Mechanics and Computation Seminar Series [Link].  
>> 01/29/2013: Prof. Pablo Zavattieri has been awarded the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his 5-year project, "Multiscale Investigation and Mimicry of Naturally-Occurring Ultra-High Performance Composite Materials" [Link]

Prof. Zavattieri was featured in the  News & Spotlights Web Site of the School of Civil Engineering [Link] and School of Aeronautics and Astronautics [Link]

Pablo Zavattieri NSF
>> 01/07/2013: The lab welcomes Nicolas Guarin.


>> 01/07/2013: Prof. Zavattieri is co-organizing the symposium "Material Design and Biomimetic Material Concepts"  as part of the 49th Annual Technical meeting of the Society of Engineering Science   (SES 2012) to be held in Brown University, in July 28-31, 2013. [Link]

>> 9/20/12: Congratulations to Fernando Dri who has been chosen as the recipient of the William L. Dolch Graduate Scholarship. This is a merit based scholarship for graduate student enrolled in the School of Civil Engineering and pursuing an advanced degree in the area of materials.  Fernando Dri
>> 9/11/12: Congratulations to Federico Antico and Fernando Cordisco who received an NSF travel award to attend the International Workshop on Multiscale Computational Modeling of Cementitious Materials  to be held in Krakow (Poland) on Oct. 18-19, 2012.
  Federico Antico  Fernando Cordisco
>> 8/08/12: Congratulations to Emmanuel Ochoa again!!!! He has been chosen as one of the 12 finalists for the Undergraduate Student Presentation Award Presentation for the Society of Engineering Science (SES) 49th Annual Technical meeting (To be held in Georgia Tech in October). He also received a Travel Award to attend the meeting.    Emmanuel
>> 8/01/12: Emmanuel Ochoa receives the "Award of Excelence - Top Research Poster" for his work "Van der Waals interaction between low-dimensional nanostructures" presented at the 2012 SURF Research Symposium at Purdue University.
>> 8/01/12: Join the Dactyl Club: Our science paper was feature in Materials Today [Link]and in Science [Link].Stomatopod
>> 7/23/12: Congratulations to  Fernando Cordisco! his paper on patterned bimaterial interfaces has been accepted for publication in Engineering Fracture Mechanics.

>>  6/7/12:Press releases on our Science paper:
Purdue University Article "Materials research focused on mantis shrimp" [Link]
- ScienceDaily article on Prof. Zavattieri's work on stomatopod "Armored Caterpillar Could Inspire New Body Armor" [Link]
Discovery Magazine "How mantis shrimps deliver armour-shattering punches without breaking their fists" 
-  Live Science Article "Take that Thor! Scret of Hard-Hitting Crustacean Claw Found" [Link]
Scientific American "Hulk take break, Shrimp Smash!" [Link]
- Los Angeles Times "Crustacean's claw may be suited for battle" [Link]
- New York Times "A colorful crustacean with a knockout punch" [Link]
- "Bam! How a shrimp's 200-lb punch could lead to better football helmets" [Link]

Stomatopod Modeling
>>  6/7/12: Our Science paper "The Stomatopod Dactyl Club: A Formidable Damage-Tolerant Biological Hammer" was just published  [].
>> 5/21/12: Prof. Zavattieri has been selected as a panelist at the International Workshop on Multiscale Computational Modeling of Cementitious Materials  to be held in Krakow (Poland) on Oct. 18-19, 2012. He also received an award from NSF to travel to Poland.  [Link]

>>  4/15/12: Congratulations to Fernando Cordisco who received the second best talk award at the SIAM @ Purdue Conference for presenting his work on micropatterned interfaces.

>> 3/30/12: Prof. Zavattieri will give a seminar at the Bio-Interest Group (BIG) Seminars at Mechanical Science and Engineering (MechSE) Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on Monday April 9. [Link] UIUC

>> 2/17/12: Our paper on "Adhesion of Nickel–titanium Shape Memory Alloy Wires to Thermoplastic Materials: Theory and Experiments", 21 (2012) 035022,1-17, was recently published in Smart Materials and Structures. [Link]

>> 2/16/12: Prof. Zavattieri is co-organizing  
the Symposium “Computational Modeling of Damage and Fracture in Solids” as part of the 49th Annual Technical meeting of the Society of Engineering Science   (SES 2012) to be held in Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, on 10-12 of October , 2012. (Symposium VI.6)

>> 11/22/11: Prof. Zavattieri's  article on the modeling of nacre ("On the mechanics of mother-of-pearl: A key feature in the material herarchical structure", JMPS, 55(2),2007), in collaboration with Northwestern University has been inducted as one of the top 10 most cited Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids articles during the last 5 years. [Link]

>> 09/30/11: Congratulations to Federico Antico who is one of the recipients of the 2011 William and Mary Goetz Graduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering.

>> 09/20/11: Prof. Zavattieri received an NSF award to travel to the  12th Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM XII).

>> 09/01/11: Prof. Zavattieri is co-organizing the 2nd International Symposium on the Mechanics of Biological Systems and Materials  as part of the SEM XII International Congress & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics to be held in Costa Mesa, CA, in  June 11-14, 2012 [Link][PDF]

>> 08/01/11: Our group received funding from NSF to study cementitious-based nanocomposites with cellulose nanocrystals. In this project we will develop multiscale strategies to study the fundamental behavior of cellulose nanocrystals from atomic scale to the continuum scale. [Link] 

>> 06/10/11: Congratulations to Federico Antico, Fernando Cordisco and Isaias Gallana for participating in the development of scientific instruments for the satellite Aquarius/SAC-D. The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft sucessfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Friday (6/10/11) morning, kicking off a critical mission to help better understand climate change. [Link 1] [Link 2]

>> 05/24/11: Prof. Zavattieri  is co-organizing the symposium "Multiscale modeling and simulation of complex materials and systems", for the 12th Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM XII), to be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Jan 2-6, 2012. [Link]

>> 05/01/11: Prof. Zavattieri was invited to give a plenary talk at the VIII Colombian Congress on Numerical Methods, to be held in Medellin, Colombia, Aug. 10-12, 2011. [Link]

>> 03/14/11: Prof. Zavattieri is co-organizing the symposium  “Mechanics of Materials across Multiple Length Scales” , for the 48th Annual Technical Meeting of Society of Engineering Sciences, Evanston, IL, Oct. 12-14, 2011. [Link]

>> 02/01/11: Press releases:
- LiveScience article features Prof. Zavattieri's work on biomimetic materials
"Seashells Get Their Strength from Interlocking 'Bricks'" [Link]
"Seashells so tough they'll kick sand in your face [Link]
"Synthetic materials that behave like mollusk shells [Purdue News] [Link 1] [Link 2] [Link 3] [Link 4]
"Scientists Design Artificial Nanocomposites Using Nacre's Toughening Mechanism" [Link]
"Sólo Ciencia: Los Secretos del Nacar" [Link]

>>  02/01/11: Prof. Zavattieri's paper on biomimetic composite materials "Tablet-Level Origin of Toughening in Abalone Shells and Translation to Synthetic Composite Materials" has been published in Nature Communications. [Link]

>> 12/22/10: New course for Spring 2011. CE 597: "Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics" [Course Web site]  

>> 08/06/10: Congratulations to Carlos Gomez for receiving the Award of Excellence/Top Research Talk  for his work "Particle Dynamics Model for Biomimetic Materials" presented at the 2010 SURF Research Symposium at Purdue University. [Link]


>> 06/30/10: Prof. Zavattieri has been awarded a 2010 PRF International Travel Grant for his participation in the South American Congress on Computational Mechanics MECOM2010-CILAMCE2010

>> 04/15/10: Prof. Zavattieri is organizing a mini-symposium entitled: “Modeling of materials for coupled problems” the South American Congress on Computational Mechanics (MECOM2010-CILAMCE2010), Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 15-18, 2010. 

>> 03/21/10: Prof. Zavattieri and collaborators from General Motors Research and Development and the University of Michigan have received the "Engineering Fracture mechanics Journal Most Cited Articles in the 2005 to 2009 period" Award for their papeMixed-mode cohesive-zone models for fracture of an adhesively-bonded polymer-matrix composite”. This paper was published in Engineering Fracture Mechanics, volume 73(1), pp. 64-78 in  2006.  [Download Paper]

>> New Course for Spring 2010. CE 597 "Advanced topics in Classical and Computational Solid Mechanics" [Course Web site]

>> 09/29/09: Welcome to the new Computational Multi-Scale Materials Modeling Lab web site. Project information, papers and presentation will be uploaded soon.

Contact Information:   Pablo D.  Zavattieri
Associate Professor
School of Civil Engineering
College of Engineering
Purdue University
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Office: CIVL G217

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