Because of the covid-19 pandemia the workshop is postponed

We will set new dates as soon as possible. Probably 2021 at the same period of the year.

Main topic

Mechanical architectured materials are designed to feature extreme or non-classical properties such as negative Poisson’s ratio or strain floppy modes. These emergent properties may require generalized continua such as strain-gradient or micromorphic continua in order to bring-out accurately the effective mechanical behavior.


The present workshop is dedicated to the understanding and the predictive modelling of these architectured materials. A particular attention will be paid to non-classical up-scaling methods, new topology optimization techniques, experimental characterization of the non-classical properties and the computational techniques required by generalized continua.

Topics and preliminary program:

  • Up-scaling methods for non-classical continua in mechanics (Monday 25th)
  • Fabrication and testing of non-classical continua (Tuesday 26th) + social diner
  • Topology optimization of Metamaterials (Wednesday 27th)
  • Computational and numerical aspects (Thursday 28th)

Confirmed keynote Speakers:

  • Graeme Milton (Department of Mathematics, University of Utah, USA)
  • Martin Wegener, (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Valery P. Smyshlyaev (University College London, UK)
  • Tomasz Lekszycki (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
  • François Jouve (Université Paris-Diderot, France)


  • Abstract, 31st March 2020,
  • Registration, 30th April 2020


  • Boris Desmorat (Institut D’Alembert, Sorbonne Université)
  • Arthur Lebée (Laboratoire Navier, École des Ponts - ParisTech, France)
  • Pierre Seppecher (Imath, Toulon university, France)
  • Emilio Turco (University of Sassari, Italy)

The workshop will have a limited number of participants. Please register as soon as possible.

Participation fees is 200€, and covers only coffee breaks and one social diner.

This workshop is funded by:

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