Schedule Schedule [pdf]

9th Annual

Northeastern Granular Materials Workshop

Friday June 17th, 2011

Hosted by: MIT, Department of Mechanical Engineering


All talks and soundbites are in room 3-133; posters and lunch are in the Spofford Room.

8:30-9:30 Breakfast and registration
9:30-9:40 Welcome
9:40-10:10 Vinothan Manoharan, Harvard University: A particle walks into an
  interface ...
10:10-10:40 Coffee Break
10:40-noon Soundbites (4+1 minutes each, schedule below)
noon-2:00 Lunch and posters (Spofford Rm)
2:00-2:30 Katia Bertoldi, Harvard University: Soft grains: Functionality through
  instabilities and deformations
2:30-3:00 Mark Shattuck, City College of New York: Exploring (NESS)
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-4:00 Dan Rothman, MIT: Measuring Pi in Stream and Valleys

Soundbite schedule

  Author Title Notes
1 Dawn Wendell Increasing the energy efficiency of  
(MIT) digging in granular materials  
2 David Hennan Elasticity of granular materials  
3 Julien Chopin Building granular towers one drop  
(Clark University) at a time  
4 Justin Kao Pattern formation in coating flows  
(MIT) of suspensions  
  Faith G ncü, Effect of particle friction and size  
5 distribution on macroscopic stress-  
(University of Twente) strain relationship of sphere  
    Jamming as a tunable-stiffness  
6 Nadia Cheng mechanism for soft robotics: How  
(MIT) grain properties factor into the  
    design space  
7 Carl Schreck Vibrational density of states for  
(Yale University) granular solids  
8 Pawel Zimoch Capillary breakup rheometry of  
(MIT) shear-thickening suspensions  
  Etienne Marcotte Low-coordinated ground states  
9 using monotonic convex pair  
(Princeton University)  
    How springs split: theoretical  
10 Hansjoerg Seybold predictions and field  
(MIT) observations of bifurcation  
11 K. Vijay Kumar Jammed states of bumpy  
(Yale University) spherical particles  
  Andreea Panaitescu Crystal nucleation and growth  
12 in a cyclically sheared granular  
(Clark University)  
  Daniel Reeves Dynamics of chemical  
13 deterioration near the surface  
  of rocks  
14 Adam Hopkins Structural diversity of the  
(Princeton University) densest binary sphere packings  
  S. S. Ashwin Basin volumes on the density  
15 (Yale Univerity) landscape: Basin profile  
    function approach  
16 Ken Kamrin A nonlocal rheology for flowing  
(MIT) granular materials  
17 Robert Hoy Progress in enumerating sticky  
(Yale University) sphere packings  
18 Steven Keating Design using jammable  
(MIT) granular systems  
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