International Workshop on Mechanics of Energy Materials (IWMEM2016) has been successfully hosted at The University of Sydney, 14-15 November, 2o16. The workshop contained 22 presentations, regarding a wide range of research on challenging engineering problems in energy systems, and 40 participants from Germany, China, India, USA and Australia. After the presentations, an open discussion session […]
Congratulations to Mrs Saba Gharehdash, who won Annie B Wilson 1st Prize in Civil Engineering Poster Presentation 2016 last Friday. The presentation is entitled “Mechanical and Hydraulic Behaviour of Blast Induced Fractured Rock”. She is a PhD candidate supervised by A/Prof Luming Shen and Dr Yixiang Gan.
Mr Chongpu Zhai (a PhD candidate) presented our work on “Stress-dependent frequency response of conductive granular materials” at The IEEE Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts (9-12 October, 2016, Florida USA) and won the Young Investigator Award. Well done and Congratulations, Chongpu. The paper was co-authored by Chongpu Zhai, Dorian Hanaor, Gwénaëlle Proust, and Yixiang Gan, at The […]
Recently, two previous visitors (Mingchao and Mari) have presented their work at two conferences. (1) In August, Mr Mingchao Liu (Tsinghua University, China) attended the 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM2016) in Montreal, Canada, presenting “Surface effect on the adsorption-induced deformation of ordered porous materials”. (2) In September, Mrs Marigrazia Moscardini (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, […]
In the Proceedings of ACCM2015:  Kazzaz, A., Einav, I., Proust, G., Gan, Y. (2016). Effect of ground mineralogy on energy pile performance in dense sand. The 2nd Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM 2015), Switzerland: Scientific.Net. [PDF: AMM.846.325]  Dai, W., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D. (2016). Effective thermal conductivity of submicron powders: A numerical study. […]
From 12 to 15 July, 2016, Dr Gan attended the 10th International Conference on Structural Integrity and Failure (SIF-2016), hosted by The University of Adelaide. At School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, he visited his previous officemate at Sydney Uni, Dr Giang Nguyen. In the conference, Dr Gan and Dr Nguyen have been both selected […]
30 Nov – 1 Dec, 2015, the group joined The 2nd Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM 2015) hosted in QUT, Brisbane. Six PhD students (Abraham, Chongpu, Weijing, Saba, Marigrazia and Simone) presented their work ranging from nuclear materials, granular materials, rock blasting, and contact mechanics. BBQ dinner at Mundo Churrasco, Brisbane with colleagues from Monash […]
Congratulations to Weijing, who won Annie B Wilson 2nd Prize in Civil Engineering Poster Presentation 2015 last Friday. The presentation has been selected by academic members from around 50 posters by postgraduate (PhD and MPhil) and undergraduate students.