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Prof. Siegfried Schmauder

Professor Siegfried Schmauder achieved the degree Dipl.-Mathematics (information technology) in the Mathematics Department, University of Stuttgart in 1981, and in 1988 he achieved the doctor of science degree in Materials Science at University of Stuttgart. From 1994 he is Professor of Strength of Materials and Materials Sciences at University of Stuttgart. He was the Acting Director of the Institute for Materials Testing, Materials Science and Strength of Materials (IMWF), and of the Institute of Thermal Turbo machinery and Machinery Laboratory (ITSM). 

Prof. Schmauder was a guest professor at University of Tokyo, Japan in 1996; a DAAD guest professor at Academy of Sciences in Tomsk, Russia in 1997; a guest professor at Science University of Tokyo in 1999 and at University of Kyoto, Japan in 2004.  He was awarded the JSPS-Research Fellowship, University of Tokyo, Japan, 1989 -1990. He received the Medal of the University of Tokyo in 1989. He was awarded a DFG-Research Fellowship for University of California in the period 1990-1991. 

Prof. Schmauder was Co-Editor of the International Journal of Computational Materials Science from 2003 until 2013 and he is Editorial Board member of the Journal of Physical Mesomechanics since 1998. He has distinguished Community and University Services as a member of numerous comities. He was Organizer and Chairmen of 27 International Workshops on Computational Mechanics of Ma­te­rials and chairman, organizer or member of the organizing committee of more than 10 conferences. He gave more than 180 invited oral presentations at conferences, workshops etc. He authored or co-authored more than 500 papers, 4 book chapters and 3 books.

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Prof. Selda Oterkus

Prof. Selda Oterkus joined the department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering at University of Strathclyde as a lecturer in August 2015. She received her PhD degree from the University of Arizona in mechanical engineering with minor degree in civil engineering and engineering mechanics. She worked both as a research and teaching assistant during her PhD studies. Her research mainly focuses on multi-physics modeling of materials and structures as far as damage and structural failure is concerned. Thus her research interests focuses on computational simulations of damage prediction in structures under various loading conditions such as thermomechanical loading, hygrothermal loading and fluid flow. She is a member of the editorial board of Journal of Peridynamics and Nonlocal Modeling (Springer).

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PROF. Erkan Oterkus

Prof. Erkan Oterkus is an associate professor in the department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering of University of Strathclyde. He is also leading Peridynamics, Multiscale, Multiphysics Analysis of materials and structures (PMMA) research group. He received his PhD from University of Arizona, USA and was a researcher at NASA Langley Research Center, USA before joining University of Strathclyde. He is the co-author of numerous publications including the first of book on peridynamics, journal and conference papers. Dr. Oterkus was a visiting professor at Stanford University (USA), University of Padova (Italy), Otto von Guericke University (Germany) and Nihon University (Japan). He is an associate editor of Journal of Peridynamics and Nonlocal Modeling (Springer). He is a Special Issue Editor on “Marine Structures” for the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering and is a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, Composite Materials and Open Journal of Oceanography.