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Mechanics of Polymeric Gels

Noy Cohen, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Shawn Chester, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Meredith Silberstein, Cornell University

Gels are formed when a cross-linked polymer network is submerged in a solvent. Gels are ubiquitous, and used in many applications such as medical devices, drug delivery systems, tissue engineering, and hydrogel based actuators.

This symposium aims to: (1) present and discuss the latest advances in the field of polymeric gels and (2) forge interactions among active researchers from the field of applied mechanics, biomedical engineering, and materials science and engineering.  

To this end, we welcome experimental, theoretical, and computational talks that contribute to the field.  

Topic of particular interest include:

•    Hydrogels

•    Applications of gels

•    Fabrication of gels

•    Characterization of gels

•    Modeling of gels at all scales

•    Quasi-static and dynamic response of gels

•    Heterogeneous gels