Every fall all members of the Graduate School gather at the annual Engineering Mechanics symposium. This two day symposium revolves around four themes that are selected based on contemporary trends and challenges in the field. The symposium is comprised of a plenary opening lecture (Koiter lecture), thematic workshops with semi-plenary lectures by invited PhD candidates, poster presentations by all PhD members, and a plenary closing lecture by the Biezeno awardee.

Upcoming symposium

25th Engineering Mechanics Symposium

October 25 -26, 2022Hotel Papendal, Arnhem
Koiter lecturerProf. Michael Ortiz
WorkshopsMachine learning
Molecular and particle-based mechanics
Additive manufacturing
Material and structural health monitoring
Downloads (*) Postertemplate 2022 pptx
Postertemplate 2022 LaTeX
Poster Contest
Phd Presentation Contest
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EM Registration Portal – Graduate School on Engineering Mechanics

Past symposia

23rd Engineering Mechanics symposium

October 27 – 28, 2020Online
Koiter lecturerProf. E. Kuhl, Stanford University
Workshop topicsPhysics-based Learning
Experimental mechanics
Failure mechanics
Multi-scale mechanics
Downloads (*)Symposiumbook (web version, 5 MB)

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22nd Engineering Mechanics symposium

October 22 – 23, 2019Papendal
Koiter lecturerProf. M. Amabili, Mc Gill University, Montreal, Canada
Workshop topicsDynamics, Vibrations, Acoustics
Advanced discretization and solution techniques
Additive manufacturing
Lightweight structures and materials
Downloads (*)Symposium book (web version, 16 MB)

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21st Engineering Mechanics symposium

October 23-24, 2018Papendal
Koiter lecturerProf. William Curtin
Workshop topicsModel reduction
Designer materials
Energy systems and materials
Model based sensing and instrumentation
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20th Engineering Mechanics symposium

October 23-25, 2017Papendal
Koiter lecturerProf. Zhigang Suo, University of Harvard
Workshop topicsProcessing and manufacturing
Accurate and fast computing
Fracture and damage mechanics
Non-linear dynamics

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19th Engineering Mechanics symposium

October 23-25, 2016Papendal
Koiter lecturerProf. Kurt Maute, University of Colorado
Workshop topicsOptimisation and additive manufacturing
Multi-physics and coupled problems
Experimental mechanics
Dynamics at the small scale

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