Multi-Scale Simulation of Nanoscale Materials and the Evolving Role of Mechanics
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Hudson Hall 125
Dr. Huck Beng Chew
Dr. Huck Beng Chew received his PhD in 2007 under a President Graduate Fellowship from the National University of Singapore, where he focused on the micromechanics of fracture and failure of complex multilayered materials. He joined Brown University as a post-doc and subsequently research assistant professor, where his expanded his research interests to include atomistic modeling of materials, as well as inverse methods to describe atomistic observations at experimental length and time-scales. Chew joined the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011 as an assistant professor, focusing on the nano and micromechanics of small-scale material structures using multi-scale computational simulations. His current research interests include the mechanics of interfaces in nanoscale materials, and the mechanics of deformation and failure in high-capacity lithium ion batteries. He has authored/coauthored over 20 papers in journals such as Nano Letters, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Philosophical Magazine, and the Royal Society Proceedings.