Program at a Glance

Plenary lectures


Professor Leszek Demkowicz
University of Texas at Austin, USA

Professor Fionn Dunne
Imperial College London, Great Britain

Professor Tomasz Lewiński
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Tomasz Lewiński, currently the head of the Department of Structural Mechanics and Computer Aided Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, is the pupil of the school of structural mechanics founded by Z.Kączkowski, Z.Mazurkiewicz and G.Jemielita (the followers of W. Nowacki) and of continuum mechanics – by M.Kwieciński and W.Wojewódzki (the followers of W. Olszak). In the years 1992-1993- hosted by G.I.N.Rozvany, Essen University (Germany) as a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In years 1980-2004- fostered close cooperation with J.J.Telega and his team at the Institute of Funademental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences. Currently- the member of the Scientific Board of this Institute. The co-chair (jointly with A.Borkowski) of the Scientific Committee of the conference: Computer Methods in Mechanics held in 2011 in Warsaw. Since 2012- the member of the Committee of Mechanics of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the head of its Section of Computational Methods and Optimization. The member of the Editorial Boards of the journals: Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization and Periodica Polytechnica-Civil Engineering. The co-author of the monograph (joint with J.J.Telega): Plates, Laminates and Shells, Asymptotic Analysis and Homogenization. World Sci. 2000. He prepared for print the textbook: Z.Mazurkiewicz, Thin Elastic Shells (in Polish), Oficyna Wydawnicza PW (1995,2004); served as co-editor (jointly with G.I.N.Rozvany) of the book: Topology Optimization in Structural and Continuum Mechanics, CISM Courses and Lectures, Springer 2014; the co-author of papers on homogenization of non-homogeneous structures and its applications in optimum design (joint papers with J.J.Telega, W.Bielski, K.Kolanek, A.M.Othman, G.Dzierżanowski, S.Kucharski, J.Knabel, T.Bielecki); on structural dynamics (jointly with Z.Kacprzyk); on Michell structures (jointly with G.I.N.Rozvany, M.Zhou, T.Sokół, C.Graczykowski, T.Birker); on the topological derivative method (joint papers with J.Sokołowski and A. Żochowski); free material design and its constrained versions (jointly with S.Czarnecki, G.Dzierżanowski, J.F.Ganghoffer, I.Goda, T.Łukasiak, R.Czubacki, K.Bołbotowski, P.Wawruch); the co-author of textbooks on structural mechanics (jointly with G.Dzierżanowski, W.Gilewski, K.Hetmański, Z.Kozyra, M.Sitek).


Professor Shaker Meguid

Professor Shaker Meguid is an internationally renowned scholar with significant contributions in computational and experimental mechanics at varied length scales. Undoubtedly, his research activities have contributed significantly to the areas of multiscale modelling, advanced and smart nanocomposites, crashworthiness, fracture mechanics and failure prevention. He has published 285 papers in leading tier-1 scientific journals, 240 presentations in international conferences of significance with a large number being invited as keynote and plenary speaker. He authored 4 books on fracture mechanics, nanomechanics and micromechanics, edited17 international conference proceedings and contributed 17 book chapters. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Int. J of Mechanics and Materials in Design, former Technical Associate Editor of ASME J. of Engineering Materials and Technology (for two consecutive terms), former Associate Editor of IMechE Journal of Mechanical Process Engineering, Guest Editor to a number of Journals including Mechanics of Materials and a member of the editorial board of numerous journals. He is the Founding Head of the Aerospace Engineering Division of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He taught different branches of mechanics in 4 continents: Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. He is an Engineering Consultant to the United Nations, a lifetime senior member of AIAA, member of the American Academy of Mechanics, Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario (PEng), Chartered Engineer in Great Britain (CEng), Fellow of ASME, Fellow of IMechE and Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. He works closely with the aerospace and automotive industries and is regularly approached by members of the media for clarification of engineering issues. Professor Meguid and his research team won many awards, with the most recent honor being the nomination by his department for the gold medal by the Governor General of Canada, holder of the Robert Hooke Award bestowed by the European Society for Experimental Mechanics, Engineering Award-Research and Development by the Professional Engineers of Ontario for his significant contribution to research and development in Canada.

Professor Andreas Menzel
Technical University Dortmund, Germany

Professor Nobutada Ohno
Nagoya University, Japan

Dr. Ohno is an Emeritus Professor at Nagoya University and a Senior Researcher at Nagoya Industrial Science Research Institute. He received a Dr.Eng. from Nagoya University in 1979 and joined Toyohashi University of Technology in 1980. He became a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University in 1982-83. He returned to Nagoya University as an Associate Professor in 1988, and was promoted to a full Professor at Nagoya University in 1994. He has authored or co-authored more than 130 peer-reviewed articles in English in several areas including cyclic plasticity, creep damage mechanics, homogenization methods, and strain gradient plasticity. Especially his achievements on cyclic plasticity are very well known. Cyclic plasticity subroutines developed in his group are used in industries. He received the Khan Plasticity Award (2009), the JSME Computational Mechanics Award (2010), the JSME Materials and Mechanics Award (2013), etc. He served as a Vice President of the JSME (2014). His scientific contributions can be read in further detail in the preface of the Liber Amicorum which was published by Springer to celebrate his 65th birthday in 2015.




Professor Jerzy Pamin
Cracow University of Technology, Poland

Professor Henryk Petryk
Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Poland

Professor Franz G. Rammerstorfer
Technical University of Vienna, Austria

Permanent faculty at the Vienna Univ. of Technology (TU Wien) as Professor for Lightweight Structures and Aerospace Engineering.
1973:            Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien).
1973-1977:   Ass. Prof., Institute of Rational Mechanics, TU Wien.
1976:            Dr. techn., TU Wien (supervised by Prof. F. Ziegler, Prof. H. Parkus)
1977-1983:   Industrial employment: VOEST ALPINE Linz, Austria; Head of Dptm. of Mechanics
1982:            venia docendi for "Mechanics" (Univ.-Dozent.)
1983 -           Full Professor for Lightweight Structures and Aerospace Engineering (TU Wien)           
1991-1997:   Co-Chairman of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Micromechanics of Materials.            
1998-2007:   Vice-Rector for Research at TU Wien.
2003/2004:   Visiting Professor at the Institute for Material Mechanics, TU Munich.
2009 -           Rector of CISM (Int. Centre for Mechanical Sciences) Udine, Italy
2010-2016:   Vice-President and Chairman of the Scientific Senate of the Christian Doppler
                      Research Association
Oct 2016 -     Professor emeritus

Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW),
Member of the Academia Europae,
IACM-Fellow (International Association of Computational Mechanics), 
Senior Fellow of the Christian Doppler Research Assoc. (CDG)
Honorary Senator of the Christian Doppler Research Assoc. (CDG)
Recipient of the Viktor Kaplan Medal

Research interests: structural and continuum mechanics (in particular nonlinear stability analysis), biomechanics as well as computational materials science at different length scales.

Professor Meir Shillor
Oakland University, USA