International Workshop on

Materials Behavior at the Micro- and Nano- Scale

Xi' an, China
June 8-11, 2010 

Organized by:

Zhiwei Shan (Xi' an Jiaotong University)
Ju Li (University of Pennsylvania)
Jun Sun (Xi' an Jiaotong University)
Evan Ma (Johns Hopkins University)

On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to invite you to attend the third workshop that we are holding in China, a series started in Beijing in 2008. The title of this year' s workshop is "International Workshop on Materials Behavior at Micro- and Nano- Scale". Details of the workshop are summarized here:

Download the Schedule for the International Workshop Workshop Theme:

Driven by the miniaturization trend of structural and functional devices, micro- and nano- length scaled materials have attracted tremendous research interest worldwide. It has been discovered that the performance of these micro- and nano- structured materials can be very different from their bulk counterparts and can not be derived directly from those well-established theories based on bulk material behaviors. Despite those encouraging efforts, the whole picture of materials performance at the micro- and nano- scale is far from clear. This is mainly because traditional methods are no longer valid for very small sized materials. Therefore, the progress of this research area requires continuous efforts in exploring new concepts and methodologies, developing techniques for materials fabrication, microstructure analysis and nanoscale testing and measurement, as well as modeling and simulations. The main goal of this workshop is to bring together a lineup of well-known scientists and researchers to review recent achievements, discuss the current puzzles and share the visions for the future of advancing materials performance from the nanoscale, with an emphasis on in situ and dynamic studies.

Invited speakers: 
Andrew M. Minor (LBL& UC Berkeley, USA)  Easo P. George (ORNL, USA) Huajian Gao (Brown University, USA) • Jianyu Huang (SNL, USA) • Jin Zou (The University of Queensland, Australia) • Jing Zhu (Tsinghua University)•Lianmao Peng (Peking University) •Masahiro Kawasaki (JEOL Ltd, JAPAN)•Ming Pan (Gatan, USA )•Qing Jiang (Jilin University) • Renu Sharma (NIST, USA) • Scott Mao (U. of Pittsburgh, USA) • Syed Asif (Hysitron Inc., USA) • Taher A. Saif (UIUC, USA) • Wei Cai (Stanford University, USA) •Weilie Zhou (University of New Orleans, USA)• Xiaodong (Chris) Li (U. of South Carolina, USA)Xiaofeng Zhang (Hitachi High Technologies, USA) • Xiaoqing Pan (University of Michigan, USA)• Xiaoxu Huang (Riso National Lab, Denmark) • Xiaozhou Liao (Sydney University, Australia) • Xiuliang Ma (Institute of Metal Research) Yeau-Ren Jeng (National Chung Cheng University)Ze Zhang (Beijing University of Technology) Zhigang Suo (Harvard University, USA)• Zhuo Zhuang (Tsinghua University)

Program Summary:

The grand opening ceremony for Hysitron Applied Research Center, China (HARCC) will start from 9:00am, June 8, 2010. All those who intend to attend the workshop are encouraged to attend this grand opening ceremony.

The workshop will begin at 2:00pm, June 8, 2009. A reception banquet sponsored by Hysitron will be held at the conference hotel from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on June 8, 2010. The following days, June 9 and 10, 2010, will consist of full days of seminars. The workshop will conclude on June 11 with a final day of seminars. The reception banquet, breakfast and lunch on June 9, 10 and 11 and dinner on June 9 and 10 are included with the workshop' s registration fee. This workshop will provide a wonderful opportunity to communicate with a strong lineup of internationally recognized invited speakers, to network and to talk one-on-one with researchers about their work.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission begins

March 30, 2010

Abstract submission deadline

April 30, 2010

Registration deadline    

April 30, 2010

Advanced registration fee deadline

April 30, 2010

Hotel registration deadline

April 30, 2010


Registration Fee:




Before April 30, 2010

300 RMB

800 RMB

After April 30, 2010

500 RMB

1000 RMB

Workshop Secretary:

Zhangjie Wang,
Lin Tian
Center for Advancing Materials Performance from the Nanoscale (CAMP-Nano)
State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Xi' an Jiaotong University
Xi' an 710049, China
Tel: +86-029-82668824

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Workshop Location: Xi’an, China
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Workshop Hotel: Nan Yang Hotel