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    2007 SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental & Applied Mechanics


    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

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


    * K. Jane Grande-Allen, Department of Bioengineering, Rice
    University, Houston, TX,

    * Hugh A. Bruck, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of
    Maryland, College Park, MD,

    * Ken Perry, ECHOBIO LLC, Bainbridge Island, WA,

    * Michael Peterson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University
    of Maine, Orono, ME,

    We look forward to seeing you in Springfield next summer!

    The full Call For Papers can be found at

    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