A mini-school on

Mechanical Properties of Complex Solids

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, February 05 - 09, 2018

There has been tremendous developments in recent times in understanding how various materials, ranging from crystals to amorphous assemblies, spanning across soft and hard matter, respond to mechanical perturbations of various kinds leading to plasticity, fracture, flow etc. Insight into the underlying processes involves physical descriptions and modeling over large length-scales, bringing forth researchers across disciplines with varying expertise to develop a common understanding. The school aims to have pedagogical interactions on related topics and provide students and researchers with an exposure of the recent developments.


B. K. Chakrabarti (SINP, Kolkata, India)

Failure of materials: fibre bundle model

Alex Hansen (NTNU, Trondheim, Norway)

Mechanics of porous materials

Takahiro Hatano (ERI, University of Tokyo, Japan)

Physics of earthquake modelling

Yogesh Joshi (IIT, Kanpur, India)

Rheological response of soft yield stress materials

Mandar Inamdar (IIT Mumbai, India)

Mechanics at cellular scales

Laurent Ponson (UPMC, Paris, France)

Continuum damage mechanics

Surajit Sengupta (TCIS, TIFR, Hyderabad, India)

Modelling of plastic response in solids

Anirban Sain (IIT Mumbai, India)

Phase field modelling of plasticity


Chandrasekhar Hall

(IMSc, Chennai, India)


Please send mail to fracmeet@imsc.res.in mentioning your organization and research interest. Student and post-doc requests should be supported by a reference letter to be sent to the same address.


Email: fracmeet@imsc.res.in

Phone: +91 44 22543319, +91 44 22543293


Pinaki Chaudhuri

(IMSc, Chennai, India)

Purusattam Ray

(IMSc, Chennai, India)


The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India