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PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2005

MS in Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2005

MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999

BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1997

Postdoctoral Training in Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2005-2008

(2009) Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship.

(2009) NSF Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (BRIGE) Award.

(2003) Best Student Paper Award, 46th Acoustic Emission Working Group Meeting.

Mohammadyani, D., Modarress, H., **To, A.**, and Amani, A., 2014, "The calculation of potential mean force of the fullerene and its hydroxyl derivatives with lipid bilayer: a coarse-grained molecular dynamic simulation," To appear in Brazilian Journal of Physics.

Yang, Q., and **To, A.**, 2014, "Multiresolution molecular mechanics: a unified and consistent framework for general finite element shape functions," To appear in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering.

Yang, X., Huang, Y., Wang, L., Han, Z., and **To, A.**, 2014, "Nanobuds promote heat welding of carbon nanotubes at experimentally-relevant temperatures," To appear in RSC Advances.

Zhang, P., Toman, J., Yu, Y., Biyikli, E., Kirca, M., Chmielus, M., and **To, A.**, 2014, "Efficient design-optimization of variable-density hexagonal cellular structure by additive manufacturing: Theory and validation," To appear in ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering.

Biyikli, E., Asareh, I., Song, J.H., and **To, A.**, 2014, "Multiscale Molecular Mechanics: Dynamics," 17th US National Congress of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Biyikli, E., Yang, Q., and **To, A.**, 2014, "Multiresolution molecular mechanics: dynamics," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol.274, pp. 42-55.

Celebi, A.T., Kirca, M., Baykasoglu, C., Mugan, A., and **To, A.**, 2014, "Tensile behavior of heat welded CNT network structures," Computational Materials Science, vol.88, pp. 14-12.

Fu, Y., and **To, A.**, 2014, "A modification to Hardy's thermomechanical theory that conserves fundamental properties more accurately: Tensile and shear failures in iron," Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, vol.22, no.015010.

Giri, A., Tao, J., Kirca, M., and **To, A.**, 2014, "Compressive behavior and deformation mechanism of nanoporous open-cell foam with ultrathin ligaments," Journal of Micromechanics and Nanomolecules, no.A4013012.

Laux, K., Zhang, P., Toman, J., Chmielus, M., and **To, A.**, 2014, "Effects of process parameters on static and fatigue strengths of laser engineered net shaped processed Inconel 718," International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX.

Mohammadyani, D., Modarress, H., **To, A.**, and Amani, A., 2014, "Interactions of fullerenes (C60) and its hydroxyl derivatives with lipid bilayer: a coarse-grained molecular dynamic simulation," Brazilian Journal of Physics, vol.44, pp. 1-7.

Yang, Q., and **To, A.**, 2014, "Multiresolution Molecular Mechanics: A Unified and Consistent Framework for General Finite Element Shape Functions," 17th US National Congress of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Yang, Q., and **To, A.**, 2014, "Multiresolution molecular mechanics: a unified and consistent framework for general finite element shape functions," SES 51th Annual Technical Meeting, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Yang, Q., and **To, A.**, 2014, "Multiresolution Molecular Mechanics: A Unified and Consistent Framework for General Finite Element Shape Functions," Workshop on Computational Geomechanics, Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Yang, Q., Biyikli, E., and **To, A.**, 2014, "Multiresolution molecular mechanics: convergence and error structure analysis," Computer Methods and Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol.269, pp. 20-45.

Yang, X., Chen, D., and Han, Z., 2014, "Effects of welding on thermal conductivity of randomly oriented carbon nanotube networks," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol.70, pp. 803-810.

Yang, X., Chen, D., Du, Y., and **To, A.**, 2014, "Heat conduction in extended X-junctions of single-walled carbon nanotubes," Journal of PHysics and Chemistry of Solids, vol.75, pp. 123-129.

Zhang, P., and **To, A.**, 2014, "Highly enhanced damping figure of merit in biomimetic hierarchical staggered composites," ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, vol.81, no.051015.

Zhang, P., Toman, J., Yu, Y., Biyikli, E., Kirca, M., Chmielus, M., and **To, A.**, 2014, "Design-optimization of additive manufactured components with variable-density cubic cellular structure," Materials Science & Technology 2014, Pittsburgh, PA.

Zhang, P., Toman, J., Yu, Y., Biyikli, E., Kirca, M., Chmielus, M., and **To, A.**, 2014, "Efficient design and optimization of 3D-printed hexagonal cellular structures," 17th US National Congress of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Zhang, P., Toman, J., Yu, Y., Biyikli, E., Kirca, M., Chmielus, M., and **To, A.**, 2014, "Variable-density hexagonal cellular structure for additive manufacturing: design, optimization, and validation," International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX.

**To, A.**, 2013, "Diffusion and mechanical modeling of metal dusting process."

**To, A.**, and Fu, Y., 2013, "On the validity of Hardy's atomistic-continuum thermomechanical theory," Society of Engineering Science 50th Annual Meeting & ASME-AMD Annual Summer Meeting, Providence, RI.

**To, A.**, Yang, Q., and Biyikli, E., 2013, "Analysis of multiresoultion molecular mechanics: accuracy, efficiency, stability, and convergence," 12th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Raleigh, NC.

**To, A.**, Yang, Q., and Biyikli, E., 2013, "Multiresoultion molecular mechanics: accuracy, stability, and convergence analysis," Society of Engineering Science 50th Annual Meeting & ASME-AMD Annual Summer Meeting, Providence, RI.

Biyikli, E., Liu, J., Yang, X., and **To, A.**, 2013, "A fast method for generating atomistic models of arbitrary-shaped carbon graphitic nanostructures," RSC Advances, vol.3, pp. 1359-1362.

Fu, Y., and **To, A.**, 2013, "A modification to Hardy's thermomechanical theory that conserves fundamental properties more accurately," Journal of Applied Physics, vol.113, no.233505.

Fu, Y., and **To, A.**, 2013, "Application of many-realization molecular dynamics method to understand the physics of nonequilibrium processes in solids," in Mulitscale Simulations and Mechanics of Biological Materials, S. Li, and D. Qian, eds., Wiley, pp. 59-76, New York.

Fu, Y., and **To, A.**, 2013, "On the evaluation of Hardy's thermomechanical quantities using ensemble and time averaging," Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, vol.21, no.055015.

Giri, A., Tao, J., Kirca, M., and **To, A.**, 2013, "Mechanics of nanoporous metals," in Handbook of Micromechanics and Nanomechanics, X.L. Gao, and S. Li, eds., Pan Stanford, pp. 827-862, Singapore.

Giri, A., Tao, J., Kirca, M., and **To, A.**, 2013, "Mechanics of nanoporous metals," X. Gao, and S. Li, eds., Pan Stanford, Singapore.

Kirca, M., Yang, X., and **To, A.**, 2013, "A stochastic algorithm for modeling heat welded random carbon nanotube network," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol.259, pp. 1-9.

Yang, Q., Biyikli, E., and **To, A.**, 2013, "Convergence of multiresoultion molecular mechanics," 12th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Raleigh, NC.

Yang, Q., Biyikli, E., and **To, A.**, 2013, "Multiresolution molecular mechanics: statics," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol.258, pp. 26-38.

Yang, X., Qiao, F., Zhu, X., Zhang, P., Chen, D., and **To, A.**, 2013, "Coalescence of parallel finite length single-walled carbon nanotubes by heat treatment," vol.74, pp. 436-440.

Zhang, P., and **To, A.**, 2013, "Broadband wave filtering of bioinspired hierarchical phononic crystal," Applied Physics Letters, vol.102, p. 121910.

Biyikli, E., Liu, J., and **To, A.**, 2012, "A fast method for generating atomistic models of arbitrary-shaped carbon graphitic nanostructures," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, TX.

Biyikli, E., Liu, J., and **To, A.**, 2012, "Modeling random complex-shaped carbon nanotube structures," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, TX.

Biyikli, E., Liu, J., Yang, X., and **To, A.**, 2012, "A fast method for generating atomistic models of arbitrary-shaped carbon graphitic nanostructures," 2012 Northwestern Summer Workshop in honor of Professor Wing Kam Liu's 60th Birthday, Evanston, IL.

Fu, Y., and **To, A.**, 2012, "New insights into thermal nonequilibrium processes via studying their underlying atomic velocity distributions," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, TX.

Stormer, B.A., Piper, N.M., Yang, X., Tao, J., Fu, Y., Kirca, M., and **To, A.**, 2012, "Mechanical properties of SWNT X-junctions through molecular dynamics simulation," International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials, vol.3, pp. 33-46.

Yang, Q., Biyikli, E., Zhang, P., Tian, R., and **To, A.**, 2012, "Atom collocation method," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, TX.

Yang, Q., Biyikli, E., Zhang, P., Tian, R., and **To, A.**, 2012, "Atom collocation method," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol.237, pp. 67-77.

Yang, X., Han, Z., Li, Y., Chen, D., Zhang, P., and **To, A.**, 2012, "Heat welding of non-orthogonal X-junction of single-walled carbon nanotubes," Physica E, vol.46, pp. 30-32.

Yang, X., Zhang, P., Han, Z., Chen, D., and **To, A.**, 2012, "Transformation of non-orthogonal X-junction of single-walled carbon nanotubes into parallel junction by heating," Chemical Physics Letters, vol.547, pp. 42-46.

**To, A.**, 2011, "BRIGE: Experimentally-validated atomistic-scale modeling and simulation of electrodeposited single palladium nanowires."

**To, A.**, Fu, Y., and Liu, W.K., 2011, "Denoising methods for thermomechanical decomposition for quasi-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol.200, pp. 1979-92.

**To, A.**, Tao, J., Kirca, M., and Schalk, L., 2011, "Ligament and joint sizes govern softening in nanoporous aluminum," Applied Physics Letters, vol.98, p. 051903.

Datta, A., Kirca, M., Fu, Y., and **To, A.**, 2011, "Surface structure and properties of functionalized nanodiamonds: a first-principles study," Nanotechnology, vol.22, p. 065706.

Datta, A., Srirangarajan, A., Waghmare, U.V., Ramamurty, U., and **To, A.**, 2011, "Surface effects on stacking fault and twin formation in fcc nanofilms: a first-principles study," Computational Materials Science, vol.50, pp. 3342-45.

Fu, Y., Kirca, M., and **To, A.**, 2011, "On determining the thermal state of individual atoms in molecular dynamics simulations of nonequilibrium processes in solids," Chemical Physics Letters, vol.206, pp. 290-97.

Piper, N.M., Fu, Y., Tao, J., Yang, X., and **To, A.**, 2011, "Vibration promotes heat welding of single-walled carbon nanotubes," Chemical Physics Letters, vol.502, p. 231234.

Tian, R., **To, A.**, and Liu, W.K., 2011, "Conforming local meshfree method," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol.86, pp. 335-57.

Yang, X., **To, A.**, and Kirca, M., 2011, "Thermal conductivity of periodic array of intermolecular junctions of silicon nanowires," Physica E, vol.44, pp. 141-45.

Chambreau, S.D., Vaghjiani, G.L., **To, A.**, Koh, C., Strasser, D., Kostko, O., and Leone, S.R., 2010, "Heats of vaporization of room temperature ionic liquids by tunable vacuum ultraviolet photoionization," Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol.114, pp. 1361-67.

Xang, X., **To, A.**, and Tian, R., 2010, "Anomalous heat conduction behavior in thin finite-size silicon nanowires," Nanotechnology, vol.21, p. 155704.

**To, A.**, Moore, J.R., and Glaser, S.D., 2009, "Wavelet denoising techniques with applications to experimental geophysical data," Signal Processing, vol.89, pp. 144-60.

Gonella, S., **To, A.**, and Liu, W.K., 2009, "Interplay between phononic bandgaps and piezoelectric microstructures for energy harvesting," Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol.57, pp. 621-33.

Hu, Y., **To, A.**, and Yun, M., 2009, "Controlled growth of single metallic and conducting polymer nanowire via gate-assisted electrodeposition," Nanotechnology, vol.20, p. 285605.

Lee, B.J., and **To, A.**, 2009, "Enhanced absorption in one-dimensional phononic crystals with interfacial acoustic waves," Applied Physics Letters, vol.95, p. 031911.

**To, A.**, Liu, W.K., and Kopacz, A., 2008, "A finite temperature continuum theory based on interatomic potential in crystalline solids," Computational Mechanics, vol.42, pp. 531-41.

**To, A.**, Liu, W.K., Olson, G.B., Belytschko, T., Chen, W., Shephard, M., Chung, Y., Ghanem, R., Vorhees, P.W., Seidman, D.N., Wolverton, C., Chen, J.S., Moran, B., Freeman, A.J., Tian, R., Luo, X., Lautenschlager, E., and Challoner, D., 2008, "Materials integrity in microsystems: a framework for a petascale predictive-science based multiscale modeling and simulation system," Computational Mechanics, vol.42, pp. 485-510.

Yin, X., Chen, W., **To, A.**, McVeigh, C., and Liu, W.K., 2008, "Statistical volume element method for predicting microstructure constitutive property relations," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol.197, pp. 3516-29.

Liu, Y., Liu, W.K., Belytschko, T., Patankar, N.A., **To, A.**, Kopacz, A., and Chung, J., 2007, "Immersed electrokinetic finite element method," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol.71, pp. 379-405.

**To, A.**, Li, S., and Glaser, S.D., 2006, "Propagation of a mode-III interfacial conductive crack along a conductive interface between two piezoelectric materials," Wave Motion, vol.43, pp. 368-86.

Li, S., Liu, X., Agrawal, A., and **To, A.**, 2006, "Perfectly matched multiscale simulations for discrete lattice systems: Extension to multiple dimensions," Physical Review B, vol.74, p. 045418.

**To, A.**, and Glaser, S.D., 2005, "Full waveform inversion of a 3-D source inside an artificial rock," Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol.285, pp. 835-57.

**To, A.**, and Li, S., 2005, "Perfectly matched multiscale simulations," Physical Review B, vol.72, p. 035414.

**To, A.**, Li, S., and Glaser, S.D., 2005, "On scattering in dissimilar piezoelectric materials by an interfacial crack," Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, vol.28, pp. 309-31.

Li, S., **To, A.**, and Glaser, S.D., 2005, "On scattering in a piezoelectric medium by a conducting crack," ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, vol.72, pp. 943-54.

Ching, J., **To, A.**, and Glaser, S.D., 2004, "Microseismic source deconvolution: Bayes vs. Wiener, Fourier vs. wavelets, and linear vs. nonlinear," Journal of Acoustical Society of America, vol.115, pp. 3048-58.

**To, A.**, Ernst, H., and Einstein, H.H., 2003, "Lateral load capacity of drilled shafts in jointed rock," ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, vol.129, pp. 711-26.

**To, A.**, "Determining whether an atom in a solid is in thermal equilibrium," 2011 NSF CMMI Research and Innovation Conference, Atlanta, GA.

**To, A.**, and Glaser, S.D., "Full waveform inversion of the kinematics of a simulated crack inside an artificial rock," 46th Acoustic Emission Working Group (AEWG-46) Meeting, Portland, OR.

**To, A.**, and Glaser, S.D., "Inversion of the kinematics of a simulated crack inside an artificial rock," Soil and Rock America 2003 - 12th Pan American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and 39th US Rock Mechanics Symposium, Cambridge, MA.

**To, A.**, and Lee, B.J., "Multifunctional one-dimensional phononic crystal structures exploiting interfacial acoustic waves," Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

**To, A.**, and Lee, B.J., "The mechanics of nanoscale patterning by laser ablation," 10th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Columbus, OH.

**To, A.**, and Liu, W.K., "On the decomposition of continuum thermal and mechanical fields in nonequilibrium molecular dynamics," 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Venice, Italy.

**To, A.**, and Liu, W.K., "Separating thermal and mechanical fields in nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, MA.

**To, A.**, Karpov, E., Wang, D., Liu, W.K., Farrell, D., and Hsiao, F., "Optimization of the nonreflecting boundary conditions for fast molecular dynamics simulations," 7th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Los Angeles, CA.

**To, A.**, McVeigh, C., and Liu, W.K., "Multiscale scientific simulations of materials integrity in aerospace microsystems," NANOMEC06 Symposium on Materials Science & Materials Mechanics at the Nanoscale, Bari, Italy.

**To, A.**, Tao, J., and Mohammadyani, D., "Validation of an interatomic potential for hexagonal hydroxyapatite crystal in tooth enamel," Burlingame, CA.

**To, A.**, Tao, J., Kirca, M., and Schalk, L., "Unusual softening behavior of nanoporous aluminum," 11th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Minneapolis, MN.

**To, A.**, Vernerey, F., and Liu, W.K., "Analysis of the multiscale micromorphic continuum theory by a series of chains of spring-and-frictional devices," 9th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, San Francisco, CA.

Biyikli, E., and **To, A.**, "Thermal and mechanical properties of carbon nanotube network," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, CO.

Biyikli, E., Jianfei, L., and **To, A.**, "Fast generation of atomistic models of carbon graphitic nanostructures designed in CAD," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, TX.

Biyikli, E., Piper, N., Stormer, B.A., Fu, Y., and **To, A.**, "Mechanical properties of fused carbon nanotube network structures," 11th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Minneapolis, MN.

Biyikli, E., Yang, Q., and **To, A.**, "Bridging the atomistic and continuum scales via the collocation method," Society of Engineering Science 2011 Annual Technical Conference, Evanston, IL.

Datta, A., and **To, A.**, "Density-functional tight-binding and molecular dynamics simulations of surface electrostatics in nanodiamond," 10th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Columbus, OH.

Datta, A., and **To, A.**, "First-Principles investigation of generalized planar fault energy pathways in fcc nanofilms," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, CO.

Datta, A., and **To, A.**, "Stacking faults and twinning in fcc nanofilms: a density functional theory study," "Stacking faults and twinning in fcc nanofilms: a density functional theory study," Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Datta, A., and **To, A.**, "Surface effects on stacking fault and twin formation in fcc nanofilms, a first-principles study," Society of Engineering Science 2011 Annual Technical Conference, Evanston, IL.

Datta, A., and **To, A.**, "Surface structure and properties of functionalized nanodiamonds: a first-principles study," Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA.

Datta, A., Fu, Y., and **To, A.**, "Stacking faults and twinning in fcc nanofilms: a density functional theory study," The 16th US National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Penn State University, University Park, PA.

Datta, A., Fu, Y., Kirca, M., and **To, A.**, "Structure and surface properties of nanodiamaonds: a first-principles multiscale approach," ASME 2010 First Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology, Houston, TX.

Fu, Y., and **To, A.**, "A novel averaging method for thermomechanical decomposition in nonequilibrium systems," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, CO.

Fu, Y., and **To, A.**, "On determining the thermal state of individual atoms in molecular dynamics simulations of nonequilibrium processes in solids," Society of Engineering Science 2011 Annual Technical Conference, Evanston, IL.

Fu, Y., Kirca, M., and **To, A.**, "Mechanical behavior of carbon nanotube aerogel by directed assembly: a molecular dynamics study," Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Fu, Y., Kirca, M., and **To, A.**, "On determining the thermal state of individual atoms in molecular dynamics simulations of nonequilibrium processes in solids," 11th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Minneapolis, MN.

Fu, Y., Kirca, M., and **To, A.**, "Thermomechanical behavior of micrometer-long carbon nanotube," The 16th US National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Penn State University, University Park, PA.

Gonella, S., **To, A.**, and Liu, W.K., "A novel multifunctional honeycomb with vibration filtering, energy harvesting and sensing capabilities," First American Academy of Mechanics Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Gonella, S., **To, A.**, and Liu, W.K., "Energy harvesting via generation of phononic bandgaps in periodic systems with piezoelectric resonating microstructures," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, MA.

Karpov, E., Yu, H., **To, A.**, and Liu, W.K., "Bridging scale framework for dislocation dynamics and heat transfer," 7th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Los Angeles, CA.

Kirca, M., and **To, A.**, "A method to determine the transient thermal and mechanical fields in nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations," The 16th US National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Penn State University, University Park, PA.

Kirca, M., He, W., and **To, A.**, "Validation of the thermomechanical atomistic-to-continuum model," The 2009 Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Blacksburg, VA.

Kirca, M., Islam, M., and **To, A.**, "Mechanical properties of ultra-lightweight fused carbon nanotube structures," 10th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Columbus, OH.

Kirca, M., Tao, J., Schalk, L., Zettl, J., and **To, A.**, "Computational modeling of nanoporous materials," Engineering Mechanics Institute 2010, Los Angeles, CA.

Lee, B.J., and **To, A.**, "Periodic nanostructure formation using pulsed laser ablation in the near-field," ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Li, S., **To, A.**, Liu, X., and Agrawal, A., "Perfectly matched multiscale simulation," 8th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Austin, TX.

McVeigh, C., **To, A.**, and Liu, W.K., "Predictive multiscale theory for design of heterogeneous materials," NANOMEC06 Symposium on Materials Science & Materials Mechanics at the Nanoscale, Bari, Italy.

Vernerey, F., Liu, W.K., Budyn, E., Kim, J., and **To, A.**, "Multiresolution mechanics for nano/micro-structured materials," Z.H. Yao, and M.W. Yuan, eds., Tsinghua University Press and Springer, Beijing, China.

Yang, Q., Biyikli, E., and **To, A.**, "A new general atomistic-continuum method for solid mechanics," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, CO.

Yang, Q.C., Tian, R., Wang, C., and **To, A.**, "Conforming local meshfree method," 11th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Minneapolis, MN.

Yang, X., and **To, A.**, "Nanostructure effects on thermal conductivity in SiGe nanowire," The 2nd International Symposium on Computational Mechanics (ISCM II) and 12th International Conference on the Enhancement and Promotion of Computational Methods in Engineering and Science (EPMESC XII), Hong Kong, China.

Yang, X., Hu, Y., Yun, M., and **To, A.**, "Nanostructure effects on thermal and mechanical properties of electrodeposited nanowires," 10th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Columbus, OH.

Yang, X., Kirca, M., and **To, A.**, "Heat welding of single-walled carbon nanotubes: a molecular dynamics study," The 16th US National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Penn State University, University Park, PA.

**To, A.**, 2013, "molecular mechanics: formulation, convergence, and applications," University of South Caroline, Columbia, SC.

**To, A.**, and Fu, Y., 2013, "On the validity of Hardy's atomistic-continuum thermomechanical theory," Society of Engineering Science 50th Annual Meeting & ASME-AMD Annual Summer Meeting, Providence, RI.

**To, A.**, Yang, Q., and Biyikli, E., 2013, "Analysis of multiresoultion molecular mechanics: accuracy, efficiency, stability, and convergence," 12th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Raleigh, NC.

**To, A.**, Yang, Q., and Biyikli, E., 2013, "Multiresoultion molecular mechanics: accuracy, stability, and convergence analysis," Society of Engineering Science 50th Annual Meeting & ASME-AMD Annual Summer Meeting, Providence, RI.

Biyikli, E., Yang, Q., and **To, A.**, 2013, "Multiresoultion molecular mechanics: dynamics," 12th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Raleigh, NC.

Yang, Q., Biyikli, E., and **To, A.**, 2013, "Convergence of multiresoultion molecular mechanics," 12th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Raleigh, NC.

**To, A.**, 2012, "Modeling random complex-shaped carbon nanostructures," Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

**To, A.**, 2012, "Modeling random complex-shaped carbon nanostructures," Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China.

**To, A.**, 2012, "Modeling random complex-shaped carbon nanostructures," Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou, China.

**To, A.**, 2012, "Modeling random complex-shaped carbon nanostructures," University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

**To, A.**, 2012, "Modeling random complex-shaped carbon nanostructures," University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.

**To, A.**, 2012, "Recent advances in bridging atomistic and continuum scales," Xiamen University, Xiamen, China.

Biyikli, E., Jianfei, L., and **To, A.**, 2012, "A fast method for generating atomistic models of arbitrary-shaped carbon graphitic nanostructures," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, TX.

Biyikli, E., Liu, J., and **To, A.**, 2012, "Fast generation of atomistic models of carbon graphitic nanostructures designed in CAD," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, TX.

Biyikli, E., Liu, J., and **To, A.**, 2012, "Modeling random complex-shaped carbon nanotube structures," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition.

Biyikli, E., Liu, J., Yang, X., and **To, A.**, 2012, "A fast method for generating atomistic models of arbitrary-shaped carbon graphitic nanostructures," 2012 Northwestern Summer Workshop in honor of Professor Wing Kam Liu's 60th Birthday, Evanston, IL.

Biyikli, E., Liu, J., Yang, X., and **To, A.**, 2012, "Fast generation of atomistic models of carbon graphitic nanostructures," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, TX.

Fu, Y., and **To, A.**, 2012, "Fast generation of atomistic models of carbon graphitic nanostructures," 2012 NSF CMMI Research and Innovation Conference, Boston, MA.

Fu, Y., and **To, A.**, 2012, "New insights into thermal nonequilibrium processes via studying their underlying atomic velocity distributions," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, TX.

Yang, Q., Biykikli, E., Zhang, P., Tian, R., and **To, A.**, 2012, "Atom collocation method," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, TX.

**To, A.**, 2011, "Atom collocation method," Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China.

**To, A.**, 2011, "Mechanics of nanoporous aluminum: a molecular dynamics study," Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China.

**To, A.**, 2011, "Understanding the mechanical properties of fused carbon nanotube network via multiscale modeling," Peking University, Beijing, China.

Fu, Y., Kirca, M., and **To, A.**, 2011, "Decomposition of thermal and mechanical energy for nonequilibrium processes in solids simulated with molecular dynamics simulations," 2011 NSF CMMI Research and Innovation Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Tao, J., Mohammadyani, D., and **To, A.**, 2011, "Mechanical behavior of hydroxyapatite via molecular dynamics simulation," Third Annual Biomechanics Day & CMU Biomaterials Day 2011, Pittsburgh, PA.

Yang, Q., Biyikli, E., and **To, A.**, 2011, "A new general atomistic-continuum method for solid mechanics," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, CO.

**To, A.**, 2010, "Mastering the art of cooking...carbon nanotubes," Science 2010 - Transformations, University of Pittsburgh.

**To, A.**, 2009, "Issues and challenges in the development of a multiscale microstructure evolution simulator," Joint MCS IGERT/CAMCS Seminar, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

**To, A.**, 2009, "Nanoengineering with molecular dynamics simulations," Mechanics Seminar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

**To, A.**, 2009, "Nanoengineering with molecular dynamics simulations," Mechanics Seminar, Institute of Applied Mechanics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Republic of China.

2009, "Perfect wave absorption with a one-dimensional phononic crystal structure," 2009 NanoTechnology for Defense Conference, Burlingame, CA.

Kirca, M., Islam, M.F., and **To, A.**, 2009, "Super lightweight fused carbon nanotube structure," 2009 NanoTechnology for Defense Conference, Burlingame, CA.

**To, A.**, 2008, "On the decomposition of continuum thermal and mechanical fields in nonequilibrium molecular dynamics," Mechanics Seminar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

**To, A.**, 2008, "Recent advances in quantitative acoustic emission and atomistic-to-continuum modeling for structural health monitoring," Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

**To, A.**, 2008, "Recent advances in quantitative acoustic emission and atomistic-to-continuum modeling for structural health monitoring," Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, PA.

**To, A.**, and Liu, W.K., 2008, "On the decomposition of the continuum thermal and mechanical fields in nonequilibrium molecular dynamics," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, MA.

Hu, Y., **To, A.**, and Yun, M., 2008, "Controlled growth of single nanowire via gate-assisted electrodeposition," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, MA.

Hu, Y., **To, A.**, and Yun, M., 2008, "Reproducible single polymer and metal nanowire through electrophoresis growth method for chemical/biomolecular sensors," 2008 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA.

**To, A.**, 2003, "Full waveform inversion of the kinematics of a simulated crack inside an artificial rock," 46th Acoustic Emission Working Group (AEWG-46) Meeting, Portland, Oregon.