Workshop on Mechanical Behaviour of Systems at Small Length Scales - 3

A Workshop Sponsored


Indian Institute of Science
Defence Research & Development Organisation

Hysitron Nanotechnology India

September 18-21, 2011
Trivandrum, India

        :: Programme ::

        :: Special Package for students : Check in the registration column below ::

Theme Venue Registration Accommodation Call for Abstracts Organising Committee Speakers/Topics List of Delegates Schedule Tourism

Abstract (POSTER ONLY) August 26, 2011
Rooms Special Rate (UDS ONLY) August 31, 2011
Advanced Registration August 31, 2011


Micro and nanomechanical testing of materials and systems have evolved considerably in the last ten years to encompass both traditional areas of coatings and MEMS as well as polymers and biological systems. As technological advances create new and innovative methods of testing materials, both in-situ and ex-situ, the relationship between microstructure and properties is continuously being advanced. Mechanically testing a sample while simultaneously monitoring other responses can be particularly informative. For instance, the combination of micro and nanomechanical testing, with transmission or scanning electron microscopy, analytical spectroscopy techniques, electrical current measurements, etc., can lead to quantitative new understanding. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers in the field of micro and nanomechanical testing in material research across the entire range of engineering materials from soft condensed matter to hard coatings and covering application areas ranging from biology to energy. Leading scientists in the field will discuss significant new developments and also provide didactic lectures. This workshop is aimed at students, researchers and industrial practitioners who wish to develop their background in the general area of the mechanical behavior of materials with small length scales.


The workshop will begin with an opening reception on the evening of September 18th. Technical sessions begin on September 19th, with two and half day seminar sessions and a poster session. The workshop will conclude with a half-day seminar session on September 21st. Over the course of the workshop, internationally recognized invited speakers will deliver seminars on cutting-edge experimental and computational micro and nanomechanics research. The opening reception, on-site lunch on September 19th, 20 and 21st, and an off-site dinner event on September 19th are included with the workshop. The first day of the workshop will be held at Technopark Campus and the following two day it will be at Uday Samudra-Beach Hotel, Kovalam.



*Note: Please send the Hardcopy of the Registration Form along with Cheque/DD

Registration form :

The Registration fee :

Academic Institutions (spouse) 4000
Regular 6000
Students 2000
Foreign Delegates (Spouse) $300 ($150)
Students (Package rate from 18th to 21st September: including Registration, boarding & lodging) 5000

Spouse/Accompanying person - Rs. 2000



In addition to the invited speakers, the workshop’s program has a limited number of timeslots available for contributed talks pertaining to relevant experimental or computational research. Those wishing to provide a contributed talk or poster are encouraged to submit an abstract of no more than 200 words, as a Microsoft Word document, to We ask that you provide the presenter’s complete contact information beneath the abstract, and specify a preference for an oral or poster presentation. Submissions not accepted for a contributed talk will be considered for a poster presentation.



Participants should book the accommodation directly with the hotels. Attractive discounted tariffs as below have been negotiated and are available as first-come-first serve basis. Please note that advance booking before the deadline is a must for the same. Please send an e-mail to the organizers ( prior to the booking. This is necessary for the discounted rate.

Uday Samudra-Beach Hotel, Kovalam:
Room rates including tax
Rooms with complimentary breakfast Rs.
Standard room 2400
Atrium room 3400
Suite room 4500
Deluxe Suite 5000

The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach:
The leela - Reservations
Room Rates: CP (Bed & Breakfast Plan) + 17.65% taxes
Room Type Single Double
Garden View Pavillion/ Beach View Superior 5500 + taxes 6500 + taxes
Club Room 9000 + taxes 10000 + taxes

Vivanta by Taj, Kovalam:
Vivanta by Taj
Room rates including Breakfast
Single / Night Double / Night
6000 including tax 7000 including tax




For further information contact

Prof. Vikram Jayaram
Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, India
Phone: (91)-80-2293 3243
Fax: (91)-80-2360 1198


Dr. S. A. Syed Asif
Hysitron Nanotechnology India
Technopark, Trivandrum - 695 581


Previous workshop in 2004, Previous workshop in 2007

Updated on : Wednesday, July 06, 2011