A Workshop on Shape Memory Alloys:

Current Challenges and Future Prospect

Koc University, June 20th– 24th, 2010, Istanbul, Turkey

Recent advances in the development of novel shape memory materials and innovative fabrication approaches have stimulated new opportunities and applications, at the same time brought about more issues and questions to tackle with. Even though shape memory alloys (SMAs) possess several unprecedented functional properties, their use in practical applications is quite limited and in most cases, restricted to biomedical and/or superelastic applications. Thus, the goal of this workshop is to bring the SMA research community together to share the recent developments in the field, evolving topics, and opportunities. More importantly, the workshop aims at creating a vivid discussion forum to analyze what we, as the research community, can/should do in the scientific fundamentals - basic engineering level to bring about the next revolution in SMAs, as in the case of invention of superelasticity and cyclic stability in NiTi in early 80s, for their accelerated insertion into existing and new fields of applications from actuation to damping and from energy harvesting to transmission in energy, infrastructure, automotive, aerospace, and consumer products markets. The workshop is expected to present recent new material design, experimental, computational, and theoretical advances in processing, characterization, multiscale modeling, and device applications of these materials, as well as improved understanding of the underlying processes and mechanisms. The workshop shall provide opportunities for close interactions and communication among the experimental and theoretical researchers as well as people at the applications front. Such interactions are expected to stimulate the coordination of joint experimental and modeling activities to provide a common unified approach to characterization and constitutive modeling. The topics include, but not limited to: computational/experimental material design and microstructure optimization for property improvements; novel synthesis techniques; new compositions; material response to external thermal, mechanical and magnetic conditions; mechanics and multiscale modeling of constitutive behavior, new multifunctionalities and applications, material degradation and failure under cyclic loadings. The workshop will have a single session during the entire meeting to engage all attendees in discussion. Attendance is by invitation only, but limited seats are available for other attendees. Early registration is encouraged.


Huseyin Sehitoglu

John, Alice and Sarah Nyquist Chair
Director of the Fracture Control Program
Dept. of Mechanical Science and Engineering
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL
E-mail: huseyin@uiuc.edu
Phone: 217-333-4112
Fax: 217-244-6534


Dimitris C. Lagoudas

Department Head,  John and Bea  Slattery
Chair of Aerospace Eng.
Director of Texas Institute for Intelligent Mater.
and Struc. (TiiMS)
Texas A&M University College Station,
TX 77843-3141
E-mail: lagoudas@aero.tamu.edu
Phone: 979-845-1604
Fax: 979-845-6051

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Jürgen Maier

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffkunde
Universität Paderborn
Pohlweg 47-49
D-33098 Paderborn
E-Mail: hmaier@mail.uni-paderborn.de
Tel.: +49 (0)5251-60-3855
Fax.: +49 (0)5251-60-3854

Temel Kotil

CEO, Turkish Airlines Inc.

Ibrahim Karaman

The Dietz Career Development
Associate Professor
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Texas A&M University College Station
TX 77843-3123
Email: ikaraman@tamu.edu
Phone: 979-862-3923
Fax: 979-862-2418

Demircan Canadinc

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Koc University
Istanbul 34450 Turkey
Email: dcanadinc@ku.edu.tr
Phone: +90 212 338-1891
Fax: +90 212 338-1548


Haluk E. Karaca

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of KentuckyLexington,
KY  40506-0503
Email: karaca@engr.uky.edu
Phone:  (859) 257-6336 x 80666

Benat Kockar

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Hacettepe University
Beytepe/Ankara 06800 Turkey
E-mail: benat@hacettepe.edu.tr
Phone: +90-312-297-6208
Fax: +90-312-297-6206