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09-12-2006, 02:32 AM
CALL FOR PAPERS



SOCIETY FOR EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS (SEM)

2007 SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental & Applied Mechanics

(http://www.sem.org/CONF-AC-TOP.asp)

Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, June 3-6, 2007



This coming year, the SEM Biological Systems and Materials Technical
Division will be sponsoring one of four primary conference tracks, "Track 1:
Mechanical and Microstructural Analyses of Biological and Bio-inspired
Systems and Materials."



Mechanical and microstructural analyses of biological systems and materials
represent a growing area of broad interest to SEM. This track reflects our
efforts to bring together researchers interested in developing novel tools
and translating established mechanical techniques to address biological and
bio-inspired problems in society, human health, and the natural world.
Papers dealing with investigations or techniques within this area are sought
for the following sessions:



Animal Biomechanics

Bio-inspired Materials and Biomimetic Composites

Bio-MEMS or MEMS for Biological Applications

Dynamic Testing of Biological Tissues and Biomaterials

Experimental Mechanics of the Natural World

Fracture and Fatigue of Biomaterials

Hard Tissue Analysis

High Strain Rate Testing of Biological and Soft Materials

Kinematics of Motion

Nanomechanics in Nature

Optics for Biomechanics

Tracking Motion Displacement of Blood Vessels

Uncertainty in Biological Systems and Materials



It is our hope that this area will be of interest to the traditional
mechanics and materials community as well as the biological and medical
community.



Interested authors should submit a short abstract (200 words or less) by
October 16, 2006 through the SEM website (http://www.sem.org
). Accepted authors will have the opportunity to
submit a full conference paper by March 16, 2007.



PRIMARY TRACK ORGANIZERS:

* K. Jane Grande-Allen, Department of Bioengineering, Rice
University, Houston, TX, grande@rice.edu

* Hugh A. Bruck, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of
Maryland, College Park, MD, bruck@eng.umd.edu

* Ken Perry, ECHOBIO LLC, Bainbridge Island, WA, kperry@echobio.com

* Michael Peterson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University
of Maine, Orono, ME, mlpeterson@verizon.net



We look forward to seeing you in Springfield next summer!



The full Call For Papers can be found at
http://sem.org/PDF/07s_CFP_GeneralUse.pdf.





K. Jane Grande-Allen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Bioengineering, MS 142

Rice University

PO Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251-1892

Courier address: 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005

Phone 713-348-3704

Fax 713-348-5877