Group photo of IWMEM2017.

UPDATE: The workshop program is ready for download via IWMEM_BookofAbstracts_V1.2.


Global energy consumption is continuously rising and is predominantly reliant on diminishing fossil-fuel resources. The mechanics of energy materials is crucial in providing efficient and reliable means to convert, store and transport sustainably produced energy.

The workshop aims to provide a platform to disseminate and promote state-of-art research, facilitate scientific discussion, and establish collaboration, in the field of mechanics of energy materials. The first of this workshop series was held in Sydney, Australia, November 2016. This workshop focuses on the mechanics problems encountered in:

  • Batteries
  • Energy harvesting
  • Fuel cells
  • Geothermal energy
  • Nuclear materials
  • Photovoltaic cells
  • Thermal energy storage (including phase change materials)
  • Thermoelectric materials

The workshop will be co-hosted by The University of Sydney, Tsinghua University and CAS Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics (SINANO). The venue is The University of Sydney Centre in China at Suzhou Industrial Park.

The workshop brochure can be downloaded here. Please submit your extended abstract (1-2 pages) to the workshop organiser by 15 August, 2017 (extended to 15 September, 2017).

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline for extended abstracts (1-2 page): 15 August 2017 (extended to 15 September, 2017)
  • Acceptance of the contributions: 31 August 2017
  • Registration open: 15 August 2017
  • Early-bird registration ends: 1 October 2017