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Presentations

 Invited Seminars:

  •  "Multiscale Modeling: A Hierarchical Approach to Investigate Dynamic Failure of Advanced Materials", Computational Science & Engineering Seminar Series, Purdue University. Oct. 20, 1999.
  • Computational Modeling for Bridging Size Scales in the Failure of Solids”, Material & Processes Lab, GM Research and Development. May, 2001.
  • Applications of Cohesive Models: From Atoms to Autos”, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University. Sept. 29, 2003.
  • Understanding Failure of Advanced Materials and Their Interfaces: A Key Enabler for Designing Future Vehicles”, School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University. Dec. 1, 2006.
  •  “Recent Progress and Current Challenges in Cohesive Zone Models Applied to the Failure of Automotive Structures”, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina. Aug. 8th, 2007.
  •  “Lessons learned from biomineralized marine organisms applied to the design of biomimetic materials”, Solid Mechanics @ Purdue, July, 2010
  • “Synergetic role of ultrastructure geometry and size scale in biomineralized and biomimetic materials”, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), April 2012.
  • Mechanical Investigation of Naturally-Occurring High Performance Materials", Stanford University, March 2013.
  • "Mechanical Investigation of Biomineralized and  Biologically-Inspired Materials:  Lessons learned from Nature", EAFIT University, Medellin, Colombia, May 19, 2014.
  • Biomimetic Materials” short course (~10 hours), Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia, as part of the doctorate program, Monday, May 12 to Wednesday, May 14, 2014
  • "Mechanical Investigation of Naturally-Ocurring High Performance Materials: Lessons learned from Nature", Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Purdue University, May 30, 2014.
  • "Naturally-Occurring High Performance Materials: Lessons learned from Nature", Biomimicry Group, Arizona State University, March 26, 2014 (via teleconference)
  • "Investigación de la Mecánica de Materiales Compuestos Naturales y Biomiméticos de Alto Rendimiento", Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina, June 26, 2015.

 Invited keynotes and plenary talks:

  • Lessons learned from biomineralized marine organisms applied to the design of biomimetic materials”, the Advances in Cement-based Materials: Characterization, Processing, Modeling and Sensing Meeting, July 11-13, 2010, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. (Invited Talk)
  • Inelastic deformation, hardening and competing failure mechanisms in biomineralized materials”, the International Plasticity Conference, Puerto-Vallarta Mexico, January 3-8, 2011. (Invited Talk)
  • Biomimetic materials design: from biomineralized marine organisms to tough composite materials”,  VIII Colombian Congress on Numerical Method, Medellin, Colombia, Aug. 10-12, 2011. (Plenary) [Link to the presentation]
  • Multiscale modeling of the hierarchical structure of cellulose nanocrystals”, 48th Annual Technical meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES 2011), Northwestern University on Oct. 12-14, 2011. (Keynote Speaker)
  • Multiscale computational modeling for bridging size scales in the failure of cementitious-based materials: Recent progress, current challenges, gaps and opportunities”, NSF US-Poland workshop on Multiscale Computational Modeling of Cementitious Materials (MCMoCM 2012) Cracow, Poland, October 18-19, 2012 (Plenary)
  • Multiscale mechanics of natural fibers”, NSF Pan American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI) on Polymer and Composite Materials from Renewable Resources and Biorefinery: from Chemistry to Applications, Costa Rica, August 2013. (Plenary)
  • "Mechanical Investigation of Biomineralized and  Biologically-Inspired Materials:  Lessons learned from Nature",  I International Seminar on Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Regenerative Medicine, RutaN, Medellin, Colombia,  May 16, 2014. (Plenary)
  •  "Numerical Investigation of Naturally-Occurring High Performance Materials”, XXI Congress on Numerical Methods and their Applications (ENIEF 2014), 23th-26th September 2014. (Plenary)
  •  “Combined 3D Printing and Multi-scale Modeling for the Development of Biomimetic Materials”, Multiscale/3D Printing Cement Workshop, Vanderbilt University, July 16-17, 2015.
  • “Combined 3D Printing and Multi-scale Modeling for the Development of High Performance Biomimetic Materials”, I Seminar of Nanosurfaces: Advanced Processing and Characterization – II International Seminar on Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Regenerative Medicine,  RutaN, Medellin, Colombia,  Sept.  16-18, 2015.
  •   TBD,  Symposium SM9: Structure and Properties of Biological Materials and Bioinspired Designs 2016 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, Phoenix, Arizona  March 28-1, 2016.


  




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Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar
School of Civil Engineering

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