In recent years, multiscale modeling of complex
fluids has attracted a great deal of attention from
several disciplines, including chemical physics,
chemical engineering and applied mathematics.
Typical examples involve polymer solutions and melts,
colloidal systems, surfactant solutions, particulate
systems, suspensions (aggregate systems, liquid
The goal of this workshop is to bring together people
from these different disciplines, to discuss
mathematical modeling and computational approaches which
play a central role, allowing a systematic investigation
of the phenomena taking place at different length and
time scales associated with the dynamics of complex
This workshop is designed to bring together
people from these different disciplines, to exchange
ideas, discuss issues of common interest, and
identify where the challenges are.
In particular we will explore approaches targeting
the passage from microscopic to mesoscopic and
macroscopic level of description, as well as the
consideration of any regularization techniques that
allow the coarsening in the mathematical description
and/or numerical implementation to take place.
Primary examples will be polymeric fluids and
liquid crystal polymers.
Further, complex interactive phenomena that give
rise to internal material discontinuities and
inhomogeneities will also be of interest.