Prof. Marc Geers - Tu eindhoven

Prof. Marc Geers is full professor in Mechanics of Materials. He obtained his master in Polytechnical Engineering in Belgium in 1987. After 3 years of engineering practice, he started an academic career in 1991 at the civil engineering (and materials) department of the RMA in Brussels. In the period 1992-1996 he combined this position with a PhD at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e under the supervision of Prof. R. de Borst. He was appointed associate professor in Belgium and guest lecturer at the TU/e in 1998. In 2000, he moved to the TU/e in the Netherlands where he was appointed full professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His present interests are damage mechanics, micromechanics, multi-scale mechanics, generalized continua, crystal plasticity and metal forming


prof. pedro camanho - university of porto

Prof. Pedro Camanho (MSc in Mechanical Engineering, UPorto, 1995) received his PhD in Composite Materials from the Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, UK, in 1999. In the same year he joined the Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management (INEGI - www.inegi.up.pt) as Director of the Structural Integrity Unit and the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Porto as Assistant Professor. Since 2014 he has been Full Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Porto. Pedro Camanho is currently the Vice-President of INEGI. The main research interests of Pedro Camanho are the mechanics of deformation and fracture of advanced polymer composite materials, and new concepts for lightweight composite materials for aerospace applications such as hybrid, nano-structured, and ultra-thin composites.


prof. william curtin - epfl

Prof. William Curtin received a combined 4 yr. ScB/ScM degree in Physics from Brown University in 1981 and a PhD in theoretical physics from Cornell University in 1986, working on the optical properties of metal nanoparticles and on statistical mechanics theories of freezing. Prof. Curtin then joined the Applied Physics Group at the British Petroleum Research Laboratories (formerly SOHIO) in Cleveland, OH, where he worked on hydrogen storage in amorphous metal alloys, the statistical mechanics of crystal/melt interfaces, and the mechanics of ceramic and composites. In 1993, he joined the faculty at Virginia Tech with a joint appointment in Materials Science & Engineering and Engineering Science & Mechanics. In 1998, Professor Curtin returned to Brown University as a faculty member in the Solid Mechanics group of the Division of Engineering. Professor Curtin was appointed as the Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor at Brown in 2006. Prof. Curtin joined the Institute of Mechanical Engineering at EPFL as Institute Director in 2011 and then also as Professor in 2012.


prof. fionn dunne - imperial college london

Prof. Fionn Dunne is Chair in Micromechanics and holds the Royal Academy of Engineering/Rolls-Royce Research Chair at Imperial College London. His current research is in the fundamentals of deformation and failure particularly relating to hcp polycrystal and Ni alloys and includes computational crystal plasticity, discrete dislocation plasticity, micro-deformation, fatigue crack nucleation, texture and dislocation structure development and polycrystal sonics for NDE. He leads the EPSRC programme grant Heterogeneous Mechanics in Hexagonal Alloys across Length and Time Scales, directs the Imperial Rolls-Royce Nuclear University of Technology Centre, and co-directs the AVIC-BIAM Centre for Materials.


prof. Paul steinmann - FAU/University OF GLASGOW

Prof. Paul Steinmann has graduated with distinction from Universität Hannover as Civil Engineer in 1988. Afterwards he was a research assistant at the Institute for Mechanics at Universität Karlsruhe, where he finished his PhD on “Localization Phenomena in Plastomechanics” with distinction in 1992. “Habilitation” and Venia Legendi in Mechanics for “Modelling and Simulation of Ductile Crystalline Materials” followed at Universität Hannover (completed 1996). Prof. Steinmann is a Full Professor and head of the Institute of Applied Mechanics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at FAU, where he served as spokesperson of the Department (2009-2011). Prof. Steinmann was appointed the same position at Universität Kaiserslautern (1997-2007), where he served as (Vice)-Dean (2001-2006). Since 2017 Prof. Steinmann is also Professor of Computational Engineering Science and Director of the Glasgow Computational Engineering Centre (GCEC) at the University of Glasgow. Prof. Steinmann's research interests are mainly in the areas of geometrically non-linear continuum mechanics and continuum physics with a strong focus on computational engineering. Prof. Steinmann's research activities as a result cover the broad field from material modelling, multi-scale methods, configurational/failure/fracture mechanics, non-standard continua, multi-physics problems to general developments in finite element and discretisation methods.