The recent possibilities to architecture new micostructures has open the possibility to obtain materials and structures with unprecedent physical porperties. The driving effect can be passive, due to the interaction of the external fields with the microstructure, or active, due to possible multiphysical interactions. Possible applications may include auxetic materials, negative thermal expansion, parity-time symmetry breaking and non-reciprocity, topological metamaterials, metasurfaces and perfect absorption.
In the minisymposium we aim to bring together researchers from mechanics, physics, mathematics, materials science, etc. to discuss the state of the art in advanced materials and structure including new designs, analytical and numerical models and experiments.