Satya Atluri is UCI Distinguished Professor, in the Department of
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at UCI.
He received Doctor of Science degrees from MIT ( earned, 1969),
National University of Ireland (1988, honoris causa), Slovak Academy
of Sciences (2005, honoris causa), University of Patras, Greece (2007,
honoris causa), and University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia (2009, honoris
He is Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian Institute of science, Bangalore.
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 University of
Washington (Assistant Professor).
He is Tsing Hua Honorary Chair Professor at the National Tsing Hua
University in Taiwan, an Honorary Professor at the University of
Patras, Greece, and a World Class University (WCU) Program
Distinguished Professor at Pusan National University, Korea.
Previously he was an Honorary Professor at Tsinghua University,
Beijing, and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, and
the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
He is Fellow of 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 several other
international academic and professional societies.
He was elected to membership in the US National Academy of Engineering
(1996); the India National Academy of Engineering (1997); Academy of
Sciences for the Developing World (2003, Trieste), Member, European
Academy of Sciences (2002), and National Academy of Sciences of
He served as a Member on, as well as the Chair of the US President’s
Committee for National Medal of Technology and Innovation (1992–1998);
as a Member of the Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory
Committee to the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
(1994–1998); Vice-Chair, Peer Review Committee, Aerospace Section,
National Academy of Engineering (1998–2000); Chair, Peer review
Committee, Aerospace Section, National Academy of Engineering,
(2000–2002); Member, Committee on Membership, National Academy of
Engineering (2002–2005). He also served on the NRC Panels of the
NAS/NAE, and Decadal Surveys of Aeronautics for NASA.
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, University of Tokyo)); from
the United States Secretary of Commerce ( Distinguished Service Award,
the President’s National Medal of Technology Committee); from Georgia
Tech (the second annual Distinguished Professor Award in 1986; and
twice the annual Outstanding Researcher Awards, in 1991 and 1993).
From Sigma Xi (the Sustained Research Award); from the Science
Citation Index (one of 100 most highly cited researchers in
engineering, 1980–2000); from the National Academy of Engineering
(Technical Achievement Award, 1995). He has been a Midwestern
Mechanics Lecturer (1989), as well as a Southwestern Mechanics
He founded and was/is the Editor-in-Chief of many journals:
Computational Mechanics (1986–2000); CMES: Computer Modeling in
Engineering & Sciences, CMC: Computers, Materials & Continua; MCB:
Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics; SDHM: Structural Durability &
Health Monitoring; SL: Structural Longevity; ACM: Advances in
Computational Mechanics. He is on the Editorial Advisory Boards of
many journals, including the AIAA Journal; the Tsinghua Journal of
Science & Technology, Taiwan’s Marine Science & Technology, etc.
In 1986, Professor Atluri founded a scientific association, "ICCES:
International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering &
Sciences". ICCES held annual meetings of scientists from various
countries in general, and Asia in particular: Tokyo (1986); Atlanta
(1988); Melbourne, Australia (1991); Hong Kong (1992); Hawaii (1995);
Costa Rica 91997); Atlanta (1998); Los Angeles (2000); Puerto
Vallarta, Mexico (2001); Reno, Nevada (2002); Corfu, Greece (2003);
Madeira, Portugal (2004); Chennai, India (2005); Miami (2007); Hawaii
(2008), and Phuket, Thailand (2009). Las Vegas (2010), Nanjing,
ICCES has established the Satya N. Atluri ICCES Medal in honor of its
Founder. The Satya N. Atluri ICCES Medal was awarded to Subra Suresh
of MIT in 2009, to Dr. Ratan N. Tata, Chairman of Tata Sons of Mumbai
in 2010, and to Dr. Guangjing Cao, President, Three Gorges Dam Groups,
China, in 2011.
He is the Founder & Chairman of FSL: A Global Forum on Structural
Longevity (Health Management, Failure Prevention, & Infrastructure
Over the past 40 years, Professor Atluri has mentored more than 350
doctoral students, post-doctoral scholars, visiting scholars, and
visiting professors, from all across the world. All of these occupy
important positions (such as university presidents, deans, professors,
government agency directors, corporate owners and officers) in
governments, industries, and universities around the world. He has
authored or edited 45 monographs, and has published more than 750
archival papers in the general discipline of mechanical and aerospace
Further details of his CV may be found at the database of highly
cited researchers maintained by ISI.
Olivier Allix received a degree of Bachelor of Science in pure mathematics and a PhD degree from University Paris 6. Since 1989 he works at LMT Cachan. He took a position of Professor in 1992 at University Evry and then in ENS de Cachan since1997. He also served as Associate professor at Ecole Polytechnique from 1993 to 2003. He serves as Head of LMT de l'ENS Cachan (staff of 160 individuals, PhD included) from 2005 to 2008 and his co-responsible from EADS/IW of a common research group Advanced Computational Mechanics. He his the head of the European Committee on Computational Solids Mechanics from ECCOMAS and member of the ECCOMAS managing board.. Author of some 70 papers in international journals and of some 200 proceedings or seminar, his research aims at proposing and developing methods and concepts to solve industrial challenges. Initially focused on the modeling identification and simulation of damage in composites especially delamination, his current research interest also concerns multiscale approaches for non-linear structural mechanics (buckling, cracks propagation …), non intrusive computational mechanics, modeling and prediction of failure in dynamics, identification in case of corrupted measurements.
Zvi-Pinhas Bar-Yoseph obtained his B.Sc, M.Sc., D.Sc in Technion-IIT in
1972, 1975 and 1978, respectively.
He is currently is Professor and Samuel & Anne Tolkovsky Chair at the
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion-IIT. He has published more than 100 seminal papers in various scientific journals. He is mainly focusing his research on Computational (Fluid & Solid) Mechanics, Variational and Asymptotic Methods, Finite Element and Spectral Element Methods, Composite Materials, Dynamic Finite Element Modelling and Control of Flexible Structures, Unicycles and Bicycles, Rotating Flows, Dynamic and Hydrodynamic Stabilities, Crystal Growth and Bioseparation processes, Computational Bioengineering, Computational Nanotechnology, High Performance Computing in Mechanics, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS).
Yongchang Cai is a Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, and the vice Director of Institute of Tunnel and Underground Engineering at the College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, China. He received his B.S. in Engineering Mechanics(1995), M.A. in Computational Mechanics(1998), and Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics (2001) from Chongqing University, China. From 2009 to 2010, he worked as a visiting professor in the Center for Aerospace Research & Education, University of California, Irvine. Dr. Cai has published more than 60 papers in various scientific journals, such as CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, International Journal of Solids and Structures etc. Recently, he’s been focusing his research on high performance finite element technologies for nonlinear analyses of space frame/plate/shell structures, and new computational theories/methods in Geomechanics.
Wen-hwa Chen received the Ph.D. degree in engineering science and mechanics form Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, in 1977. He has devoted his research and teaching to the fields of Fracture Mechanics, Contact Mechanics, Electronic Packaging, Nanomechanics and Meshless Method for over 30 years with National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. In those fields, he has published more than 200 archive journal articles, conference papers, and patents. He received many outstanding research achievement awards, including Dr. Sun Yet-Sen Academic Award, 1995 ICES T.H.H. Pian Medal, the Academic Achievement Award in Applied Sciences and Engineering and the National Chair Professorship, both from the Ministry of Education, Taiwan, and the ASME Fellow. In addition to his continuing active research work, Professor Chen also served as the Department Head, Dean of Research, Dean of College of Engineering, Vice-President of Academic Affairs, all at the National Tsing Hua University, and the Vice-Chancellor of the University System of Taiwan. Currently, he serves as the Tsing Hua Distinguished Chair Professor and the President of National Applied Research Laboratories, Taiwan.
Kalyanmoy Deb is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in India. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Business Technology Department in the Aalto University in Finland. Prof. Deb received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in India in 1985. After a short industrial experience of two years, he completed his master's and PhD degrees in Engineering Mechanics from University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA in 1989 and 1991, respectively.
Prof Deb's main research interests are in evolutionary optimization algorithms and their application in single and multiobjective optimization and modeling and learning. He is one of the few researchers having over 23 years of research experience in evolutionary optimization. He is the recipient of the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences for the year 2005 in India. He has also received the `Thomson Citation Laureate Award' from Thompson Scientific for having the highest number of citations in Computer Science during the past ten years in India. His 2002 IEEE-TEC NSGA-II paper is now judged as the Most Highly Cited paper and a Current Classic by Thomson Reuters having more than 2,000 citations. He is a fellow of Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Indian National Science Academy, Indian National Academy of Sciences, and International Society of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (ISGEC). He has received Fredrick Wilhelm Bessel Research award from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2003. He has written two text books on optimization, 11 edited books, and more than 270 international journal and conference research papers. He is associate editor and in the editorial board on 18 major international journals. More information about his research can be found from http://www.iitk.ac.in/kangal/deb.htm.
Zhidong Han received his Ph.D from the Tsinghua University in Beijing, China in 1998. In 2001 he began to collaborate with Professor Atluri at UCLA, and continues to do so, through the International Collaboratory for Fundamental Studies in the Engineering Sciences, at UCI. Dr. Han is currently employed full time at the Livermore Software Technology Corporation in Livermore, CA. Dr. Han is a co-author of many seminal papers on the MLPG methods for contact, impact and penetration mechanics; SGBEM-FEM alternating methods for three-dimensional mixed mode fatigue; and the MLPG-Eshelby methods for computational nonlinear solid mechanics.
Christian Hellmich is a Professor for Strength of Materials and
Biomechanics in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Vienna University of
Technology (TU Wien). At this university, he received his engineering degree in 1995,
his Ph.D. Degree in 1999, and his Habilitation degree in 2004. Between 2000 and 2002,
he was a Max Kade Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His work is strongly focussed
on well-validated material and (micro)structural models, both for materials such as
concrete, soil, rock, wood, or bone as well as man-made biomaterials, and for structures
such as tunnels, pipelines, bridges, or the vertebrate skeleton including implants and
tissue engineering scaffolds - with complementary experimental activities if necessary.
He has held several leadership positions in projects with the tunnel and pipeline
industry, as well as in the interdisciplinary and international material research activities
sponsored by the European Commission, including his role as the coordinator of the
mixed industry-academia consortium “BIO-CT-EXPLOIT”, merging computer
tomography with continuum micromechanics. He has published more than 65 papers in
international refereed scientific journals in the fields of engineering mechanics, materials
science, and theoretical biology, and more than 80 papers in refereed conference
Seung Jo Kim completed his bachelor degree in the department of aerospace engineering of Seoul National University in 1973 and finished the M.S. (1981) and Ph.D. (1985) on the finite element analysis of solids and structures, and became an assistant professor to his alma mater, Seoul National University and he has been taught the mechanics of aircraft structures, finite element method, nonlinear continuum mechanics, engineering mathematics and others while doing researches on the finite element method( developed a general purpose parallel finite element code, IPSAP), numerical analyses of composite structures, dynamics of helicopter rotor blade, parallel supercomputing on large scale finite element analyses, development of a new class of VTOL aircraft, Cyclocopter, and smart structures related researches.
Shaofan Li is a professor of applied and computational mechanics at the University of California, Berkeley,
and his research interets are: Atomustic, Molecular, and Multiscale Simulations, Finite Element Methods, Meshfree and Particle Methods, Computational Nanomechanics, Micromechanics and Homogenization, Computational Soft Matter and Colloidal Mechanics, Modeling and Simulations of Mechanobiology and Computational Biomechanics, and Wave Propagation in Complex Media.
Sanjay Mittal is a Chaired Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He received his Bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1988 and his Masters and PhD, both in Aerospace Engineering from University of Minnesota, USA in 1990 and 1992, respectively. Prof. Mittal's research interests include unsteady aerodynamics, bluff body flows, stability of flows, vortex-induced vibrations, aerodynamic shape optimization, traffic flow modeling and high performance computing. As a recognition of his research activities he has received several awards including the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences (2006). He is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Indian Academy of Science (IAS) and the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE).
Manuel Pastor is Prof.Titular at the Politechnical University of Madrid (UPM) and coordinator of a joint research group organized between Civil Engineering School of Madrid UPM and CEDEX (Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas). He belongs to the Board of Directors of ALERT Geomaterials, of which he is co-founder with Profs. Darve, Zienkiewicz, Nova and Smith. He has been elected member of the Royal Academy of Scences of Seville, and awarded the Prakash prize to excellence in research in geotechnical engineering.
Demosthenes Polyzos received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Patras in 1987. Since 1988, he has been with the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics of the University of Patras in Greece, where he currently is a Professor. He has published more than 60 papers in scientific journals and more than 120 papers in international conferences.
Raúl Radovitzky was educated at the University of Buenos Aires where he obtained his Civil Engineer degree in 1991. He received his M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University in 1995 and his Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1998. He joined MIT Aero-Astro in 2001 as the Charles Stark Draper Assistant Professor.
Professor Radovitzky’s research interests are in the development of advanced concepts and material systems for Blast Protection. To this end, his research group develops theoretical and computational descriptions of the blast event and its effects on structures and humans, including advanced computational methods and algorithms for large-scale simulation. The resulting models help us to improve our understanding of the various physical components of the problem and, thus, to guide the design of protective systems. To see his research activities, visit the Research section of this site.
Professor Radovitzky’s educational interests include integrating technology and pedagogy in the teaching of Computational Mechanics, Continuum Mechanics, Aerospace Structures, Mechanics of Materials, Numerical Methods and High-Performance Computing..
A.P.S. Selvadurai is William Scott Professor and James McGill Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics at McGill University. He received his doctoral degree in theoretical mechanics under the tutelage of the late A.J.M. Spencer FRS. His research expertise covers areas germane to geomechanics, continuum mechanics, applied mechanics and applied mathematics. He is the author or co-author of eight texts books covering geomechanics and applied mathematics, 260 papers in Scientific Journals and a similar number in Conference Proceedings. His research accomplishments have received national and international recognition, being the only Canadian to receive the Humboldt Senior Scientist Award (1998), The Killam Research Fellowship (2000), The Max Planck Research Prize in the Engineering Sciences (2003) and The Killam Prize in Engineering (2007) awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts. He is in the Editorial Boards of ten International Journals covering geomechanics and computational mechanics, an Executive Associate Editor for the Journal of Engineering Mathematics and a Corresponding Editor of Computer Modeling in Engineering and Science. He has been elected Fellow of six engineering and mathematical societies and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Guangyu Shi is a professor in Department of Mechanics of Tianjin University, China. He obtained his Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, in 1988. His major research areas are Computational Solid Mechanics and Computer Modeling and Simulation in Engineering. He has conducted various research projects in USA, Hong Kong, Singapore and China in the past thirty years.
Keywords of Research Interests:
Computational solid mechanics; Mechanics of composite materials; Refined plate & shell theories; Damage & fracture mechanics; Computer modeling & simulation in engineering; Smart materials & structures
Priya Vashishta is the Director, Collaboratory for Advanced Computing and Simulations
Professor, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, Physics & Astronomy and Computer Science
University of Southern California, USA
Hongwu Zhang received B.S and M.S. at Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China in 1985 and 1988 and degree of Dr.-Ing. at University of Hannover, Germany in 2000. He is a Cheung Kong Chair Professor at DUT, dean of Faculty of Vehicle Engineering and Mechanics of DUT, and director of the National Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment of China. His research interests are mainly on computational mechanics, particularly on computational contact mechanics, numerical simulation of saturated and partially saturated porous media, computational multiscale mechanics and computational nano mechanics. He has published over 350 papers and 5 books as author or co-author. Prof. H. W. Zhang is a vice president of Chinese Society of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics (CSTAM) and president of Chinese Association of Computational Mechanics (one affiliation of CSTAM). He is a member of the general council of International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) and general council of Asian Pacific Association for Computational Mechanics (APACM). He serves currently on editorial boards of 11 national and international journals. He is an associate editor-in-chief of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters and a corresponding editor of Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences.
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