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Two ME Faculty Members Attend U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Siva Nadimpalli and Shawn Chester, both assistant professors in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, attended the 17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Michigan State University.

Shawn Chester and Siva Nadimpalli, both assistant professors in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently attended the 17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM) at Michigan State University.

Chester presented two topics on the behavior of polymeric materials: 1) how polymeric materials fail under loading; and 2) numerical capabilities for coupled problems, such as where temperature or electric field is just as important as mechanical deformation. Nadimpalli and his research team were invited to present their current research on energy storage, particularly  how mechanics can influence the design and performance of energy storage material systems, a historically electrochemical problem lacking a mechanical perspective.

Additionally, Chester was an organizer for a symposium in honor of Professor Lallit Anand of MIT. Chester was a Ph.D. student of Dr. Anand and a co-organizer with other former students.