Keynote Speakers

John J. Lewandowski

Case Western Reserve University, USA

John J. Lewandowski is the Arthur P. Armington Professor of Engineering II at Case Western Reserve University and Director of the Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Reliability Center (AMMRC).  He established the AMMRC in 1987.

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Alan Needleman

Texas A&M University, USA

Talk Title: Mesoscale Modeling of Fatigue Crack Growth

Alan Needleman completed his Ph.D. in Engineering at Harvard University in 1970. He then spent five years in Applied Mathematics at MIT before moving to Brown University where he became Florence Pirce Grant University Professor in 1996. He retired from Brown in June 2009 and moved to the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of North Texas (UNT).

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Sylvie Pommier

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan / Université Paris-Saclay, France

Talk Title: Model reduction strategy applied to a problem of crack propagation in anisotropic materials

Sylvie Pommier completed her Ph.D. in Engineering at Ecole Centrale Paris in 1995. She then spent 8 years at Ecole Centrale Paris as a faculty member (1995-2003) before moving to Ecole normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, in 2003, to become a Professor in Mechanical Engineering.

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Alan Turnbull

National Physical Laboratory, UK

Since joining NPL in 1973, Alan has produced over 250 publications on environment induced cracking of metals and of thermoplastics, on localised corrosion, and on modelling of corrosion processes, and has been the principal author of ten international standards.

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