Instructor

Prof. Martin Ostoja-Starzewski
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Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering,
Institute for Condensed Matter Theory and Beckman Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign http://martinos.mechanical.illinois.edu/

His research interests are primarily in mechanics and transport phenomena in random/fractal media, hyperbolic thermoelasticity, micropolar theories, and biomechanics. He published 160+ journal papers and two books: 1. Microstructural Randomness and Scaling in Mechanics of Materials, CRC Modern Mechanics and Mathematics Series (2008); 2. Thermoelasticity with Finite Wave Speeds, Oxford
Mathematical Monographs, Oxford University Press (2009). He also (co-)edited 10 books/journal special issues and co-organized numerous meetings. He is/was on the editorial boards of Journal of Thermal Stresses, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, Actual Problems of Aviation and Aerospace Systems, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, International Journal of Damage Mechanics, and Archive of Applied Mechanics, ActaMechanica. Also, he is Co-Editor of the CRC Modern Mechanics and Mathematics Series, and Chair Managing Editor of Mathematics and Mechanics of Complex Systems, (http://memocs.univaq.it/). He is Fellow of ASME, AAM, WIF, and Assoc. Fellow of AIAA.