Welcome to Minsk !
On behalf of the International Organizing Committee and the Advisory Board, it is our great
pleasure to invite you to participate the 1st International Conference “Shell and Membrane
Theories in Mechanics and Biology: From Macro- to Nanoscale Structures” (SMT in
MB) to be held at the Belarusian State University, September 16-20, 2013, Minsk (Belarus).
The main purpose of these meetings is to bring together mechanical engineers,
mathematicians, physicists and other specialists carrying out researches in such areas as
Theories of Shells and Membranes in order to discuss important results and new ideas support
and promote interdisciplinary research activity in these broad but allied fields. The new trends
in application in Mechanical, Civil and Aero-Space Engineering, as well as in new branches like
Medicine and Biology demand the improvements of the theoretical foundations of these
theories. The forum is addressed to the broad spectrum of scientists from different fields of
Mechanics, Biomechanics, Mathematics, Physics, Medicine, Biology, etc. Although all papers
related to the shell-like structures, membranes and films or to adjacent fields in Mechanics,
Physics, etc. are welcomed, the focus will be made at presentations which relate to the new
theories, approaches, methods and applications describing non-classical effects (e.g., the
small-size effects at the micro- and nanoscale level, etc). The applied studies in Industry,
Medicine, Biology and Nanotechnology are highly welcomed. Educational aspects in
biomechanics and nanomechanics will be also the conference topic.
Please join us at the Conference “SMT in MB-2013”, meet specialists in the field, and enjoy
touristic attraction and cultural heritage of Minsk and Belarus.