Current Plenary Lectures & Symposia

The following is a list of confirmed ICF Honor Lecture speakers as of  7/20/21

  • ICF Opening Honor Lecture- Prof. David McDowell, Georgia Tech, USA, "Advancing Fatigue Resistant Microstructure Selection and Design via Computation and Data Science"
  • ICF Presidential Lecture- Prof. Robert McMeeking, UC-Santa Barbara, USA, "Fracture and the limitation it places on technology and sustainability: From lithium-ion batteries to medical implants"
  • ICF Closing Honor Lecture- Prof. Robert Ritchie, UC Berkeley, USA, "Mechanics and Mechanisms of Fracture in Multiple-Element Structural Materials"

The following is a list of confirmed ICF Plenary Lecture speakers as of 7/20/21

  • Prof. Subra Suresh, NTU, Singapore, "Fracture Mechanisms Across Living and Engineered Systems: Deep Analysis and Learning from Nature and Machines"
  • Prof. R, Narasimhan, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India, "Tensile Twinning: Bane or Boon for Fracture of Magnesium Alloys"
  • Prof. Tong-Yi Zhang, Shanghai University, China, "Microstructures and Fracture in Multiferroic Materials, Machine Learning Approaches"
  • Prof. A.T. Yokobori, Teikyo University, Japan, "Noninvasive Diagnosis of Blood Vessel Diseases Related to Visco- elastic Deterioration of Blood Vessel Wall"
  • Prof. Claudio Ruggieri, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, "Critical Concerns and Challenges in Fracture and Fatigue Assessments of Corrosion Resistant Alloy (CRA) Pipes with Dissimilar Weldments: Subsea Applications and Beyond"
  • Prof. Bill Curtin, EPFL/Switzerland, "Understanding Ductility in BCC High Entropy Alloys"
  • Prof. David Wilkinson, McMaster University, Canada, "The Path to High Formability and Damage Tolerance in 3rd Generation Steels"
  • Prof. Sylvie Pommier, University of Paris-Saclay France, "Modeling Fretting Fatigue in Multiaxial and Variable Loading Conditions"
  • Norman Fleck, Cambridge University, UK, TBA

The following is a list of confirmed symposia as of 7/20/2021

  1. Ductile Fracture Under Complex Loading (Organizers: David Wilkinson (email: Pardoen, and Amine Benzerga)
  2. JoDean Morrow and Paul Paris Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture (Organizers: Huseyin Sehitoglu (email: Sofronis, and John Landes)
  3. Fracto-emissions in Structural and Seismic Monitoring (Organizers: Alberto Carpinteri (email:, Giuseppe Lacidogna, and Oscar Borla)
  4. Brittle Fracture: 100 years After Publication of Griffith’s Theory (Organizers: Claudio Ruggieri (email: and Laszlo Toth)
  5. Hydrogen Embrittlement and Environmentally Assisted Cracking (Organizers: Jesus Toribio (email: San Marchi, and Joseph Ronevich)
  6. Microstructures and Fracture in Multiferroic Materials (Organizers: Tong-Yi Zhang (email: Chad LandisWeiqiu ChenRalf Müller, and Jie Wang)
  7. Fracture in Large Scale Metallic Infrastructure: Advances, Challenges, and Opportunities (Organizers: Amit Kanvinde (email:  and Xudong Qian)
  8. Beyond Similitude: Role of Multiscale Heterogeneity in Fracture Prognosis (Organizers: Ashley Spear ( and Gustavo Castelluccio
  9. Mechanical Failure of Lithium-ion Batteries: from Material to Structure (Organizers: Juner Zhu (email:, Junhe Lian, Kejie Zhao, and Tomasz Wierzbicki)
  10. Fatigue and Fracture of AM Materials (Organizers: Bo Chen (email: Iyer, and Filippo Berto)
  11. Small Scale Specimen Testing (Organizers: Vikram Jayaram (email:, Raghu V. Prakash, N Jaya Balila, Robert Lancaster, Bernd Gludovatz, and Dan Gianola)
  12. Finite Fracture Mechanics: Theoretical Aspects, Numerical Procedures and Experimental Applications (Organizers: Vladislav Mantič (email:, Pietro Cornetti, Dominique Leguillon and Pedro Camanho )
  13. Phase-Field Models of Fracture (Organizers: Blaise Bourdin (email:, Corrado, Maurini Marco Paggi, José Reinoso)
  14. Failure Mechanisms  in Advanced Materials and Structures (Organizers: Zengtao Chen (email:, Minghao Zhao, Cunfa Gao, and Stathis E. Theotokoglou)
  15. Probabilistic Aspects of Fatigue Crack Growth and Fracture:  Frameworks, Tools, and Applications (Organizers: R. Craig McClung (email:, James C. Sobotka, and Kai Kadau)
  16. Advanced Computational Methods for Fracture (Organizers: P.R. Budarapu (email:, M.K. Pandit, A.K. Pradhan, S. Natarajan, T. Rabczuk)
  17. Residual Stress in Fatigue and Fracture (Organizers: Michael R. Hill (email:, Thomas J. Spradlin, and Dale L. Ball)
  18. Damage, Fracture, and Fatigue of Composites (Organizer: Raj Das (email: