Track 06

Mechanics of low-dimensional materials

When the feature sizes of a material decrease in one dimension, two dimensions, or even three dimensions, the resulting low-dimensional material often has an array of enhanced or even new properties (mechanical/ physical/ chemical/ electronic/ magnetic/ photonic/ catalytic) that are otherwise not possible in its three-dimensional counterpart. The highly desirable properties of low-dimensional materials hold promise to enable new and sometimes paradigm-shifting applications. The research excitement driven by the unique properties and diverse applications of low-dimensional materials has led to remarkable progress in recent years. Often times, the unique properties of low dimensional materials are strongly tied to their atomic and molecular structure, which in turn can be changed and tailored by mechanical deformation. Therefore, mechanics of low-dimensional materials plays an important role in understanding and even programming their desirable properties of other kinds. There exist fertile yet largely unexplored opportunities in the area of mechanics of low-dimensional materials.

This focal track is dedicated to exploring the vast potential of mechanics of low-dimensional materials through reports of research progresses (theory, modeling and/or experiments) in a broad range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Mechanics of two-dimensional (2D) materials (monolayers, few-layers) and their derivatives;
  • Mechanics of one-dimensional (1D) materials (nanowires, nanofibers, nanotubes, etc.);
  • Mechanics of zero-dimensional (0D) materials (nanoparticle, quantum dots, single-atom catalysts, etc.);
  • Mechanics of low-dimensional materials hybridizing 2D/1D/0D materials and interactions among them;
  • Strain engineering of low-dimensional materials;
  • Mechanics in growth, synthesis and manufacturing of low-dimensional materials;
  • Emerging applications enabled by new mechanics of low-dimensional materials;
  • Extreme mechanical properties of low-dimensional materials;
  • Mechanical properties of low-dimensional materials and polymer composites;
  • Design of macroscopic nano-structured materials with low dimensional materials.

~ Speakers’ list forthcoming ~

Track Chairs

Teng Li
University of Maryland, USA

Qingxiang Pei
Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore

Heng-An Wu
University of Science and Technology of China, China


Teng Li
University of Maryland, USA