Prof. Satya N. Atluri
Prof. Satya Atluri's professional interests lie in the areas of aerospace and mechanical engineering. His teaching and research interests at UCI lie in the disciplinary areas of: applied mathematics; theoretical, applied, and computational mechanics of solids and fluids at various length and time scales; computer modeling in engineering and sciences; meshless and other novel computational methods; structural longevity, failure prevention, and health management.
He received Doctor of Science degrees from: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (earned); National University of Ireland (honoris causa); Slovak Academy of Sciences (honoris causa); and the University of Patras (honoris causa).
He is a Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Science.
He previously taught at: UCLA (Distinguished Professor); Georgia Tech (Institute Professor, Regents’ Professor of Engineering, and Hightower Chair in Engineering); MIT (JC Hunsaker Professor); and the University of Washington (Assistant Professor).
He is a Tsing Hua Honorary Chair Professor at the National Tsing Hua University, in Taiwan, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Patras. Previously he was an Honorary Professor at the Tsinghua University in Beijing, and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Korea.
He is Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics; Fellow of AIAA; Fellow of ASME; Honorary Fellow of the International Congress on Fracture, Fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India; Fellow of the Chinese Society of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, and many others. He was elected to membership in the US national Academy of Engineering; the India National Academy of Engineering; the Third World Academy of Sciences (Trieste); and the European Academy of Sciences.
Some notable recognitions he received include those from AIAA ( the Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Medal; the Pendray Aerospace Literature Medal` and the SDM Lecture Award); from the Federal Aviation Administration ( “Excellence in Aviation Award”); from the ASCE ( the Aerospace Structures and Materials Award); from the Society of Engineering Science ( The Eringen Medal); from ICCES ( the “ Hilbert Medal” and the “ICCES Gold Medal”); from JSME, Japan ( the Computational Mechanics Medal); from the Greek National Association of Computational Mechanics( The Computational Mechanics Medal); from JSPS, Japan ( JSPS Fellow); from the US Secretary of Commerce ( Distinguished Service Award, the President’s National Medal of Technology Committee); from Georgia Tech (the annual Distinguished Professor Award; and twice the annual Outstanding Researcher Awards). From Sigma-Xi (the Sustained Research Award); from the Science Citation Index (one of 100 most highly cited researchers in engineering); from the National Academy of Engineering (Technical Achievement Award). He has been a Midwestern Mechanics Lecturer, as well as a Southwestern Mechanics Lecturer.
Prof. Anthony M. Waas
Dr. Steven M. Arnold
Prof. Xiaojing Zheng
Prof. Anthony M. Waas is, Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Director, Composite Structures Laboratory at the University of Michigan, received his B.Sc. with first class honors from Imperial College, Univ. of London, U.K., in 1982 the M.S. in 1983 and Ph.D. in 1988 with a minor in Applied Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology, all in Aeronautics. He joined the faculty of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan in 1988. His current research interests are damage tolerance analysis of composite materials and components made of composite materials, nanocomposites, structural engineering, biomaterials and bioengineering, and structures and mechanical components operating under "hot" conditions.
Dr. Steven M. Arnold is Chief of the Mechanics and Life Prediction Branch within the Structures and Materials Division at NASA Glenn Research Center with over 25 years of experience. In addition to his management responsibilities he conducts research involving theoretical and experimental investigations of structural material behavior of advanced aircraft propulsion systems and spacecraft structures. His primary emphasis is on the development of advanced high temperature viscoelastoplastic deformation and damage constitutive models, micromechanics and the associated computational, multi-scale, design and analysis tools required to make these models accessible to the engineering community. Dr. Arnold's research activities have resulted in over 330 technical publications and two US Patents. Dr. Arnold is co-founder and chairman of the Material Data Management Consortium (MDMC) and director of NASA Glenn’s Multiscale Analysis Center of Excellence (MACE). In 2004 he was awarded the NASA Glenn Abe Silverstein Award for Outstanding Research Contributions, in 2009 he received the University of Akron College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award, and in 2013 he was inducted as a fellow of ASM International.
Prof. Xiaojing Zheng is an extraordinarily distinguished scientist, who is a Professor at, and a Vice-President of, Lanzhou University in China. She received her Ph.D. under the guidance of the well-known mechanician, Prof. Kaiyuan Ye at Lanzhou University, in 1987. In recognition of her early scientific achievements, she has been elected as a Member of the China Academy of Science, and of the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World (Trieste). She is best known for her seminal paper (originally published in Chinese):
"On an exact solution of von Kármán's equations of a rigid clamped circular plate, and of a shallow spherical shell, under a concentrated load" (http://www.springerlink.com/content/l81q7185138220k1/).
Professor Zheng will provide leadership to bring the best relevant work from China to be published in CMC, and also to make CMC popular in the circles of distinguished scholars and researchers in China.
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