Women in Mathematics of Materials (WIMM) Workshop

May 14, 2018 - May 18, 2018

Workshop Description

Materials Science is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on the discovery and design of new materials. Mathematics plays a fundamental role when developing models that describe the processing, structure, and properties of materials. This is a domain that encompasses many fields including Continuum Mechanics, Partial Differential Equations, Computational Solid Mechanics , etc. These areas have evolved synergistically over the centuries, one field informing the other and together creating a solid foundation for resolving important issues in elasticity of materials, plasticity and diffusion. In recent decades scientific computation has joined in to provide insights where theoretical aspects could not. These fields go to the core of applied mathematics and are used to formulate a majority of problems in engineering and physics. With the wide range of topics in encompassed by the mathematics applied to materials science, we will bring researchers that represent a broad range of analytical and computational approaches to important materials in science problems.

The purpose of this workshop is to expose junior researchers to the frontiers of the mathematics and computation of materials science. It is also aimed to support and expand research efforts by female mathematicians in this field.

Sponsored by

Michigan Center for Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics
James Madison University
Association for Women in Mathematics



University of Michigan
East Hall
Ann Arbor, 48109


4 Plenary Speakers, 5 Project Leaders….

PLUS… discussions on successful research grant proposals, organizing conferences and special sessions, mentoring and networking, and more!