Current Plenary Lectures & Symposia

The following is a list of confirmed ICF Honor Lecture speakers (updated 6/2/22)

  • 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 (updated 6/2/22)

  • 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"
  • Prof. Norman Fleck, Cambridge University, UK, "The Failure of Adhesive Layers: From Fast Fracture to Stress Corrosion"
  • Prof. Huseyin Sehitoglu, University of Illinois, USA, "Interface Nanostructures and Mechanisms Critical for Fatigue"


The following is a list of confirmed symposia (updated 6/27/2022)

  1. Ductile Fracture Under Complex Loading (Organizers: David Wilkinson (email:, Thomas Pardoen, and Amine Benzerga)
  2. JoDean Morrow and Paul Paris Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture (Organizers: Huseyin Sehitoglu (email:, Petros Sofronis, and John Landes),
  3. Fracto-emissions in Structural and Seismic Monitoring (Organizers: Alberto Carpinteri (email:, and Giuseppe Lacidogna)
  4. Brittle Fracture: A Century of Progress after Griffith’s Theory (Organizers: Claudio Ruggieri (email: and Laszlo Toth)
  5. Hydrogen Embrittlement and Environmentally Assisted Cracking (Organizers: Jesus Toribio (email:, Chris San Marchi, and Joseph Ronevich),
  6. Microstructures and Fracture in Advanced Materials (Organizers: Tong-Yi Zhang (email:, Chad Landis, Weiqiu Chen, Ralf 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 (email: and Gustavo Castelluccio,
  9. Fatigue and Fracture of AM Materials (Organizers: Bo Chen (email:, Nagaraja Iyer, and Filippo Berto)
  10. Small Scale Specimen Testing (Organizers: Vikram Jayaram (email:, Raghu V. Prakash, N Jaya Balila, Robert Lancaster, Bernd Gludovatz, and Dan Gianola)
  11. Finite Fracture Mechanics: Theoretical Aspects, Numerical Procedures and Experimental Applications (Organizers: Vladislav Mantič (email:, Pietro Cornetti, Dominique Leguillon and Pedro Camanho)
  12. Phase-Field Models of Fracture (Organizers: Blaise Bourdin (email:, Corrado Maurini, Marco Paggi, José Reinoso)
  13. Failure Mechanisms in Advanced Materials and Structures (Organizers: Zengtao Chen (email:, Minghao Zhao, Cunfa Gao, and Stathis E. Theotokoglou)
  14. Probabilistic Aspects of Fatigue Crack Growth and Fracture:  Frameworks, Tools, and Applications (Organizers: R. Craig McClung (email:, James C. Sobotka, and Kai Kadau)
  15. Advanced Computational Methods for Fracture (Organizers: P.R. Budarapu (email:, M.K. Pandit, A.K. Pradhan, S. Natarajan, T. Rabczuk)
  16. Residual Stress in Fatigue and Fracture (Organizers: Thomas J. Spradlin (email:, Michael R. Hill and Dale L. Ball)
  17. Damage, Fracture, and Fatigue of Composites (Organizer: Raj Das (email:
  18. Mechanical Behavior of Nuclear Materials (Organizers: Dong Liu (email:, Filippo Berto, and Robert O. Ritchie)
  19. Failure Analysis and Prevention (Donato Firrao ( ,  Erik Mueller, Pierre Dupont)
  20. Materials Data of Assessment of Components Operating in Extreme Environments (Organizers: Jonathan Parker (email:, John Shingledecker, and John Siefert)
  21. Fracture in Polymer-Based Materials: Structure-Property Relationships (Organizers: Francesco Baldi (email:, Alicia Salazar, Luca Andena)
  22. Fracture of Zr-Based Alloys (Organizers: Robert Dodds (email:, Bruce Williams, Steven Xu, and Doug Scarth)