Faculty Profile

Martin Ostoja-Starzewski

Mechanical Science and Engineering
Martin Ostoja-Starzewski
Martin Ostoja-Starzewski
Professor
232 Mechanical Engineering Bldg
1206 W. Green
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 265-0900

Primary Research Area

  • Solid Mechanics & Materials

Education

  • Ph.D. (Dean's Honour List), Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Canada 1983
  • M. Eng. (Thesis option), Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Canada 1980
  • Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, Cracow University of Technology, Cracow, Poland 1977

Biography

Martin Ostoja-Starzewski is a Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering, with affiliate appointments at Beckman Institute and the Institute for Condensed Matter Theory. His research interests are primarily in (thermo)mechanics and transport phenomena in random and fractal media, advanced continuum theories, and stochastic wave propagation. His work established quantitative estimates of the size of representative volume element (RVE) of continuum models for many linear and nonlinear, elastic and inelastic materials. On this basis, Martin has played a central role in introducing a statistical volume element (SVE) to formulate micromechanics-based, tensor random field models for stochastic PDEs and finite elements. In recent years, Martin has (i) led mechanics of fractal materials, and (ii) pioneered continuum physics with violations of the second law of thermodynamics.

He wrote 190+ journal papers, including 14 in Proceedings/Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society, London A; 7 in Physical Review B and E; 2 in Physical Review Letters. Over 30 books cite his work, including several leading ones in applied mathematics and mechanics, such as G.W. Milton￿s Theory of Composites, S. Torquato￿s Random Heterogeneous Materials, B. Straughan￿s Explosive Instabilities in Mechanics and Heat Waves, V.E. Tarasov￿s Fractional Dynamics, V.F. Nesterenko￿s Dynamics of Heterogeneous Materials, M. Grigoriu￿s Stochastic Calculus, or D. Krajcinovic￿s Damage Mechanics. Martin also written two books: 1. Microstructural Randomness and Scaling in Mechanics of Materials, CRC Modern Mechanics and Mathematics Series (2007); 2. Thermoelasticity with Finite Wave Speeds, Oxford Mathematical Monographs, Oxford University Press (2009).

Martin is very active in the editorial sphere having (co-)edited 15 books/journal special issues and co-organized various meetings, including a NATO Adv. Res. Workshop (1993); a Course at CISM (2000); 8th Pan American Cong. Appl. Mech. (PACAM-VIII, 2004); 20th Canadian Cong. Appl. Mech. (CANCAM 2005); and 8th Intl. Congress on Thermal Stresses (2009 at UIUC). He chairs the PACAM Committee at the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM). He is on the editorial boards of 12 journals, including serving as Chair Managing Editor of Mathematics and Mechanics of Complex Systems and as co-Editor of CRC Modern Mechanics and Mathematics Series. He is Fellow of ASME, AAM (American Academy of Mechanics), WIF (World Innovation Foundation), SES, and Associate Fellow of AIAA. He was on the Executive Committee of The International Society for the Interaction of Mechanics and Mathematics (ISIMM), 2013-2016.

Academic Positions

  • Associate of Center for Advanced Study, 2013/14
  • Timoshenko Distinguished Visitor, Mechanics and Computation, Stanford University, Jan.-Feb. 2012
  • Visiting Scientist, Institute for Materials Testing, University of Stuttgart, Germany, Dec. 2004
  • Visiting Scientist, GKSS Research Centre, Geesthacht, Germany, Oct. 2001
  • Visiting Scientist, Center for Mathematical Morphology, Ecole des Mines de Paris, France, Mar. 1999 and Mar. 2000
  • Visiting Scientist, Laboratory of Solid Mechanics, Ecole Polytechnique, France, Sept. 1995
  • Visiting Scientist, Institute for Mechanics and Materials, University of California, San Diego, Jun. - Aug. 1994, Jul. ￿ Oct. 1995
  • Visiting Scientist, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland, Oct. 1994
  • Visiting Scientist, Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University, Aug. 1989 and Mar. 1990
  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, Jan. 2006-date
  • Canada Research Chair in Mechanics of Materials (Tier I), Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Sept 2001 - Dec. 2005
  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Sept. 2001 - Dec. 2005
  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997-2000
  • Professor of Materials Engineering, Institute of Paper Science & Technology, Oct. 1995 - Aug 2001
  • Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Mechanics, Michigan State University, Sept. 1990 - Oct. 1995
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, Aug. 1985 - Aug. 1990

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Other Professional Employment

  • Founder and President, Quadra Dynamics, Inc., Montreal, Canada, Apr. 1984 - Aug. 1985
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, McGill University, May 1983 - April 1984
  • Design Engineer, Angelis Co., Vienna, Austria, 1978
  • Design Engineer, Muller Manufacturing Co., Montreal, Canada, 1978

Major Consulting Activities

  • Army Institute for Multi Scale Reactive Modeling
  • Aerospace, Automotive, Mining, Polymer and Paper Industries in USA, Canada, Sweden
  • COREM Consortium, Quebec City, Canada
  • Consultant for e-Xstream Engineering, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Other Professional Activities

  • May 2014 - present, Site co-Director of NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures
  • Feb. 2008 - present, Part-Time Faculty at Beckman Instittute, Bioimaging Science and Technology
  • Oct. 2007- present, Member of The Institute for Condensed Matter Theory

Graduate Research Opportunities

I have numerous problems and topics of potential interest to a broad range of students.

Research Interests

  • Traumatic Brain Injury modeling
  • Mechanical and electromagnetic waves, scattering, tunneling effects
  • Violations of second law of thermodynamics
  • Continuum mechanics and thermodynamics
  • Stochastic mechanics
  • Random, fractal, and multiscale media

Research Topics

  • Solid Mechanics & Materials

Books Authored or Co-Authored (Original Editions)

  • M. Ostoja-Starzewski, "Fractals in Mechanics," under contract for "Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology" series, Birkh￿er-Springer, 2017.
  • Malyarenko, A. and Ostoja-Starzewski, M., "Continuum Physics, Tensor-Valued Random Fields, and Convex Compacta," in preparation for Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics.
  • Ignaczak, J. and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, Thermoelasticity with Finite Wave Speeds, Oxford Mathematical Monographs, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-954164-5, 2009.
  • Ostoja-Starzewski, M., Microstructural Randomness and Scaling in Mechanics of Materials, The Chapman & Hall/CRC Modern Mechanics and Mathematics Series, ISBN 9781584884170, 2008.

Books Edited or Co-Edited (Original Editions)

  • Editor of Section "Mechanics of Random and Fractal Media" of Encyclopedia of Continuum Mechanics, Springer, in progress (2017).
  • Ostoja-Starzewski, M. and V. Zampoli, Guest Editors, Special Issue ￿Bruno Boley 90th Anniversary Issue,￿ of Mechanics Research Communications 68, 1-108, 2015.
  • Ostoja-Starzewski, M., co-Editor, Handbook of Damage Mechanics, Springer, 2014.
  • Trovalusci, P. and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, Guest Editors, Special Issue of International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering 9(5), 2011.
  • Ostoja-Starzewski, M., Editor, Proceedings 8th Int. Congress Thermal Stresses, 2009.
  • Ostoja-Starzewski, M. and V. F. Nesterenko, Guest Editors, J.D. Goddard Special Issue of Acta Mechanica, 205:1-4, 2009.
  • Ostoja-Starzewski, M., Ed., Proceedings of 20th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics - CANCAM, ISBN: 0-77170628-6, 2005.
  • Bravo-Castillero, J., R. E. Khayat, M. Ostoja-Starzewski, R. Rodriguez-Ramos, and A. Rubinstein, Guest Editors, Mechanics Pan America - Special Issue of International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 42:21-22, 2005.
  • Bravo-Castillero, J., R. Rodriguez-Ramos, and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, Eds., Applied Mechanics in the Americas, Vol. 10, 2004.
  • Jeulin, D. and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, Eds., Mechanics of Random and Multiscale Microstructures, CISM Courses and Lectures Vol. 430, Springer, Wien-New York, 2001.
  • Ostoja-Starzewski, M., Guest Editor, Scale Effects in Heterogeneous Materials - Special Issue of Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 31:12, 1999.
  • Olson, L., M. R. Baccouche, K. T. Ramesh, T. Kundu, H. V. Tippur, M. Ostoja-Starzewski, A. J. Golnaraghi, W. Chen and A. M. Sastry, Eds., Applied Mechanics Division Book of Abstracts, ASME Press, 1998.
  • Jasiuk, I. and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, Guest Editors, Micromechanics of Random Media II - Special Issue of International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 35:19, 1998.
  • Ostoja-Starzewski, M., Guest Editor, Statistical Fracture Mechanics - Special Issues of Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 57:2-3, Vol. 58:5-6, 1997.
  • Ghosh, S. and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, Eds., Computational Methods in Micromechanics, AMD-Vol. 212 and MD-Vol. 62, ASME Press, 1995.
  • Ostoja-Starzewski, M. and I. Jasiuk, Eds., Micromechanics of Random Media - Special Issue of Applied Mechanics Reviews, Vol. 47(1, Part 2), 1994.

Chapters in Books

  • Ostoja-Starzewski, M., S. Kale, A. Malyarenko, B. Raghavan, S.I. Ranganathan, and J. Zhang, "Scaling to RVE in random media," Advances in Applied Mechanics 49, 111-211, 2016.
  • Kale, S. and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, ￿Lattice and Particle Modeling of Damage Phenomena,￿ Damage Mechanics Handbook, Springer, 203-238, 2014.
  • Ranganathan, S. I. and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, "Scaling and Homogenization in Spatially Random Composites," Chapter 2 in Mathematical Methods and Models in Composites, World Scientific, 61-102, 2013.
  • Li, J. and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, ￿Fractal Solids, Product Measures and Continuum Mechanics,￿ Chapter 33 in Mechanics of Generalized Continua: One Hundred Years after the Cosserats, 315-323, Springer, 2010.
  • Jasiuk, I. and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, ￿From Lattices and Composites to Micropolar Continua,￿ in Micromechanics and Nanoscale Effects: MEMS, Multi-Scale Materials and Micro-Flows, V. M. Harik and L.-S. Luo, eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, Chapter 7, 175-212, 2004.
  • Ostoja-Starzewski, M., ￿Selected Topics in Stochastic Wave Propagation,￿ in Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics - II, D. Y. Gao and R. W. Ogden, eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, Chapter 3, 145￿206, 2003.

Selected Articles in Journals

Invited Lectures

  • "Fractals in Mechanics," Colloquium at Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, 2015.
  • "Continuum mechanics beyond the second law of thermodynamics," Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego, February 2015.
  • Trovalusci, P., M.L. de Bellis, M. Ostoja-Starzewski, and A. Muralli, ￿Random masonry as homogenized micropolar continua,￿ 9th Intl. Masonry Conference, Guimar￿, Portugal, 2014.
  • ￿Mechanics of Random Media ￿ I,￿ "Mechanics of Random Media ￿ II,￿,￿Fractals in Mechanics,￿ and ￿Thermoelasticity with Finite Wave Speeds,￿ International Symposium on Modern Mathematics and Mechanics, Palack￿ersity, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2014.
  • "Tensor Random and Fractal Fields," EUROMECH-Colloquium 563 "Generalized Continua and their application to the design of Composites and Metamaterials," Cisterna di Latina, Italy.
  • "Spherically Convergent Shear Waves during Blunt Head Trauma," and "Fractal Geometry of Materials versus Continuum Mechanics," Universita￿ degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy, 2014.
  • "Randomness and Fractals in Mechanics of Materials," Institut fuer Technische Mechanik, Johannes Kepler University-Linz, Austria, 2014.
  • "Lattice Models of Cellular Materials, and Mechanics of Random Media," (1-hr keynote) Workshop on the mechanical modeling of random open cell foams, Technical University Freiberg, Germany, 2013.
  • "MRI-based model of TBI vis-￿is random (and fractal) geometry of brain," School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, The University of Western Australia, 2013.
  • "Randomness and Fractals in Mechanics of Materials," Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University, 2013.
  • W. Olszak & A. Sawczuk Lecture - "Randomness and Fractals in Mechanics of Materials," Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, 2012.
  • "How should stochastic finite elements be set up to reflect nature?" Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Berkeley, 2012.
  • "Randomness and Fractals in Mechanics of Materials," Mechanics and Computation Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2012.
  • Peter Gergely Lecture - "Randomness and Fractals in Mechanics of Materials," School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 2011.
  • "Randomness and Fractals in Mechanics of Materials," Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2011.
  • "Fractal Geometry of Materials versus Continuum Mechanics," Universit￿egli Studi di Sassari, Italy, 2011.
  • "Fractal Geometry of Materials versus Continuum Mechanics," Universit￿egli Studi di Roma ￿La Sapienza,￿ Italy, 2011.
  • "Fractals in Mechanics of Materials," Dept. Mech. & Aerospace Eng., University of California at San Diego, 2010.
  • "Helical Fibers, Random Fiber Networks, and Shape Optimization," Kimberly￿Clark Corp., WI, 2010.
  • Institute of Mathematics Applied to Science and Engineering, Universidad de Castilla ~ La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain, 2010.
  • "MRI-based Model of TBI vis-￿is Random Fractal Geometry of Brain," Centre for Mathematical Medicine - Brain Neuromechanics Workshop, Fields Institute, University of Toronto, 2010.
  • "Fractals in Mechanics of Materials," (keynote), IV European Congress on Computational Mechanics (ECCM IV), Paris, France, 2010.
  • "Randomness and Scaling in Mechanics of Materials," Southern Illinois University, 2009.
  • ￿Random Microstructures, Scaling to RVE, and Stochastic Mechanics,￿ Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, The University of Iowa, 2009.
  • ￿Random Microstructures, Scaling to RVE, and Stochastic Mechanics,￿ Fibre Science and Communication Network, Mid Sweden University, Sweden, 2009.
  • ￿How Big is Big Enough? [On the Size of RVE in Random Media],￿ Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, 2009.
  • ￿How Big is Big Enough? [On the Size of RVE in Random Media,￿ Invited Lecture in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Structural Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 2008.
  • ￿Geodesics and Lack of Normality in Random Elasto-plastic Composites,￿ Keynote at Plasticity￿2009, St. Thomas, 2009.
  • ￿Random Microstructures, Scaling to RVE, and Stochastic Mechanics,￿ Keynote at First American Academy of Mechanics Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2008.
  • ￿Scaling Laws in Thermomechanics of Random Microstructures,￿ Keynote Lecture, 7th Inter￿national Congress on Thermal Stresses, Taipei, Taiwan, June 4-7, 2007.
  • ￿On Formulating Continuum Mechanics of Fractal Media,￿ Plenary Lecture at Understanding Complex Systems, Loomis Lab of Physics - UIUC, 2007.
  • "On the Size of RVE in Elastic, Plastic, Thermoelastic and Porous Random Microstructures," Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UCSD, 2007.
  • ￿On the Size of RVE in Elastic, Plastic, Thermoelastic and Porous Random Microstructures,￿ Journ￿th￿tique ￿￿Ecole des Mines de Paris Approches Probabilistes en M￿nique des Milieux H￿rog￿s,￿ 2006.
  • ￿On the Size of RVE in Elastic, Plastic, Thermoelastic, and Porous Random Microstructures,￿ Keynote Lecture in Symposium, Multi-Scale Mechanical Modelling of Materials and Engineering Applications, THERMEC￿2006, Vancouver, Canada, June 2006.
  • ￿How Big is Big Enough? [On the size of RVE in random media],￿ Mechanics of Materials Workshop, Oberwolfach, Germany, 2006.
  • ￿Mesoscale Bounds on Response of Random Materials,￿ Keynote Lecture in Symposium, ￿Homogenization and Effective Characteristics,￿ 8th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Austin, TX, July, 2005.
  • "On the Size of RVE in Elastic, Plastic, Thermoelastic and Porous Random Microstructures," Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, The University of Calgary, 2005.
  • "On Scale-Dependent Homogenization of Random Microstructures," Institute for Materials Testing, Materials Science and Strength of Materials (IMWF), University of Stuttgart, Germany, Dec. 2004.
  • "Fiber Network Models in Micromechanics," Institute for Materials Testing, Materials Science and Strength of Materials (IMWF), University of Stuttgart, Germany, Dec. 2004.
  • "Mechanics of Random Materials," Marie Curie Session, Challenges in Mechanics, IUTAM Congress, Warsaw, Poland, 2004.
  • ￿Acceleration Wavefronts in Random Media,￿ with J. Trebicki, IUTAM Congress, Warsaw, Poland, 2004.
  • ￿Randomness and Scales in Mechanics of Materials,￿ CRC Workshop, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 2004.
  • ￿Mesoscale Response of Random, Rigid-Perfectly Plastic Materials,￿ International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, Chongqing, China, 2004.
  • ￿Material Spatial Randomness,￿ Keynote Lecture, International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, Yangtze River Cruise, China, 2004.
  • ￿Effects of Microscale Randomness on the Attainment of Optimal Shapes and the RVE Properties,￿ ARO/GaTech Workshop on Inverse Techniques in Materials Design, Atlanta, GA, 2004.
  • "Material Spatial Randomness," GWW School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004.
  • "Material Spatial Randomness and Aerospace Applications," Canadian Space Agency, St-Hubert, Canada, 2004.
  • "Particle Modeling of Dynamic Fragmentation," COREM, Qu￿c City, Canada, 2003.
  • ￿Plasticity of Random Media: Status and Challenges,￿ Leading Lecture, Tenth International Symposium on Plasticity in Symposium on Plasticity of Multiphase Materials, PLASTICITY￿2003, Qu￿c City, Canada, 2003.
  • "Scale-Dependent Homogenization in Micromechanics," Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, Canada, 2003.
  • "Scale-Dependent Homogenization in Micromechanics," Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Cracow University of Technology, Poland, 2002, 2010.
  • ￿Elastic and Elastoplastic Response of Periodic versus Random Composites,￿ M. Jiang, I. Jasiuk and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, in Special Session on Bridges from `Applied to Mathematics - III,￿ 2002 American Mathematics Society and Mathematics Association America Spring Southeastern Section Meetings, Atlanta, GA, March 2002.
  • ￿Random Formation versus Inelastic Response of Paper,￿ IUTAM Symposium on Micromechanics, University of Texas-Austin, 2002.
  • "Scale-Dependent Homogenization in Micromechanics," Faculty of Mathematics and Computation, University of Havana, 2002.
  • ￿Mesoscale Continuum Models in Mechanics of Random Media,￿ review lecture in Symposium on Micromechanics of Multiphase Materials - Modelling and Application, Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg and GKSS Research Centre, Germany, 2001.
  • "Mechanics of Random Materials," GKSS Research Centre, Geesthacht, Germany, 2001.
  • ￿Multi-scale Mechanics Analysis of Trabecular Bone,￿ with F. Bouyge and I. Jasiuk, Symposium on Current Developments in Micromechanics of Random Heterogeneous Materials and Bodies, 2001 Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference, La Jolla, CA.
  • "Computational Mechanics of Random Materials," Altair Engineering, Austin, TX, 2000.
  • ￿Paper Elasticity and Strength: Statistics, Scale Effects, and Correlation Structure due to the Frozen-in-Turbulence in a Manufacturing Process,￿ Symposium on Damage and Failure of Composites and Heterogeneous Solids, SES Annual Meeting, University of Texas-Austin, 1999.
  • ￿Fracture of Cellulose Fiber Networks,￿ Symposium on Statistical Fracture Processes in 2 Heterogeneous Materials, SES Annual Meeting, University of Texas-Austin, 1999.
  • "Wave Propagation in Random Media," School of Mathematics/Center for Dynamical Systems and Nonlinear Studies, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999.
  • "Wavefronts in Random Media," Institute for Mechanics and Materials/Dept. of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Science, University of California, San Diego, 1995.
  • "Mechanics of Random Materials," Laboratoire de Mod￿sation en M￿nique and CNRS, Universit￿iere et Marie Curie, Paris, France, 1999.
  • ￿Mesoscale Continuum Models in Elasticity, Plasticity, Damage and Wave Propagation,￿ Mechanics of Materials Workshop in Oberwolfach, Germany, 1998.
  • ￿Micropolar Moduli and Characteristic Lengths of Heterogeneous Materials,￿ with S. D. Boccara and I. Jasiuk, in Symposium on Micromechanics and Damage Characterization, 13th U.S. Natl. Congress of Applied Mechanics, Gainesville, FL, 1998.
  • ￿Size-scale Effects in Strength of Paper: Experiments and Theory,￿ in Symposium on Size Effects and Scaling Laws, 13th U.S. Natl. Congress of Applied Mechanics, Gainesville, FL, 1998.
  • "Paper as a Randomly Networked Fibrous Material," Hercules Corp., Wilmington, DE, 1998.
  • "Scale-Dependent Homogenization in Micromechanics," Princeton Materials Institute and Department of Civil Engineering & Operations Research, Princeton University, 1998.
  • "Paper as a Randomly Networked Fibrous Material," Union Camp Corp., Princeton, NJ, 1998.
  • ￿Debris Characteristics and Removal Techniques,￿ with Terry Bliss, 1997 Korea Recycling Conference, Seoul, Korea, Oct. 1997. Also published as IPST Tech. Paper Series No. 673, 1997.
  • ￿Random Field Models and Scaling Laws of Heterogeneous Media,￿ 4th Meeting on Modern Ideas in Mechanics and Related Fields, Cracow, Poland, 1997.
  • "Paper as a Randomly Networked Fibrous Material," Eastman Kodak Corp., Rochester, NY, 1997.
  • ￿Multiscale Elasticity and Fracture of Paper,￿ Symposium on Microstructure, Heterogeneity and Fracture, Summer ASME/ASCE/SES Mechanics Conference McNU ￿97, Northwestern University, 1997.
  • "Scale and Boundary Conditions Effects in Damage Mechanics of Random Composites," with K. Alzebdeh, I. Jasiuk and A. Al-Ostaz, in Symposium on Damage Mechanics, Summer ASME/ASCE/SES Mechanics Conference McNU ￿97, Northwestern University, 1997.
  • ￿Spring Network Simulations of Localized Failure,￿ Symposium on Material Instabilities and Localization, Summer ASME/ASCE/SES Mechanics Conference McNU ￿97, Northwestern University, 1997.
  • "Scale Effects in Homogenization of Random Materials," School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997.
  • ￿Accomodating Microstructure Descriptions in Computational Models,￿ summary presentation, Workshop on ￿The Characterization of Multiscale and Stochastic Material Microstructure and its Relation to Material Aging,￿ NSF Institute for Mechanics and Materials, UCSD, 1997.
  • "Paper as a Randomly Networked Fibrous Material," Beloit Corp., WI, 1996.
  • "Paper as a Randomly Networked Fibrous Material," New Oji Paper Co., Tokyo, Japan, 1996.
  • "Paper as a Randomly Networked Fibrous Material," Research Institute, Government Printing Bureau, Odawara, Japan, 1996.
  • ￿Damage Phenomena in Random Matrix-inclusion Composites: Experiments and Simulations,￿ with I. Jasiuk, K. Alzebdeh and A. Al-Ostaz, Session on Scaling Laws for Mechanics of Fracture, 19th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Kyoto, Japan, 1996.
  • "Micromechanically Based Random Fields and Stochastic Finite Elements," Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Munich University of Technology, Germany, 1995.
  • ￿Spring Network Models in Elasticity and Fracture of Composites and Polycrystals,￿ 5th International Workshop on Computational Modelling of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Aachen, Germany, 1995.
  • "Micromechanically Based Random Fields and Stochastic Finite Elements," Institute for Mechanics and Materials/Dept. of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Science, University of California, San Diego, 1995.
  • ￿Selected Methods of Stochastic Computational Micromechanics,￿ Symposium ￿Towards the Design of Optimal Microstructures for Engineering Structures,￿ TMS Fall Meeting, Oct. 1995.
  • ￿Towards Scale-Dependent Constitutive Laws for Plasticity and Fracture of Random Heterogeneous Materials,￿ IUTAM Symposium on Micromechanics of Plasticity and Damage, S￿es, France, 1995.
  • "Micromechanically Based Random Fields and Stochastic Finite Elements," Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 1995.
  • "Micromechanically Based Random Fields and Stochastic Finite Elements," Dept. of Mechanics, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, 1995.
  • "Micromechanically Based Random Fields and Stochastic Finite Elements," Laboratoire de M￿nique des Solides, Ecole Polytechnique, France, 1995.
  • ￿Stochastic Finite Elements for Elastic and Ineleastic Structures,￿ IUTAM Symposium on January 19, 2006 Advances in Nonlinear Stochastic Mechanics, Trondheim, Norway, 1995.
  • ￿Mechanics of Random Media: Scale Effects, Statistical Continuum Models, and Solution Methods,￿ Workshop on ￿Scale Effects and the Stability in Structured Media,￿ NSF Institute for Mechanics and Materials, University of California, San Diego, 1994.
  • "Micromechanics of Random Materials," Department of Materials, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1994.
  • "Micromechanics of Random Materials," Department of Aerospace Engineering, The University of Michigan, 1994.
  • "Micromechanics of Random Materials," Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 1994.
  • ￿Meso- and Macro-scale Response of Heterogeneous Materials,￿ Invited Lecture, Workshop on ￿Compaction and Sintering of Powders,￿ NSF Institute for Mechanics and Materials, Tulane University, 1993.
  • "From Random Microstructures to Effective Properties," Centre des Mat￿aux, Ecole des Mines de Paris, France, 1993.
  • "From Random Microstructures to Effective Properties," E. Schmidt Institute of Metal Physics, Montanuniversit￿ Leoben, Austria, 1993.
  • ￿Meso-scale Continuum Models of Heterogeneous Materials: Interphase Problem in Composites and Stochastic Fintie Elements,￿ Plenary Lecture, Workshop on ￿Interfaces in Materials - Bridging the Length Scale Gap￿, NSF Institute for Mechanics and Materials, University of California at San Diego, 1993.
  • "Micromechanics of Random Materials," Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Cincinnati, 1993.
  • ￿Wave Propagation in Solids with Nonlinear Random Granular-Type Microstructure,￿ Invited Poster, IUTAM Symposium on Nonlinear Waves in Solids, University of Victoria, 1993.
  • ￿On the Transition of Acceleration Waves into Shock Waves in Random Media,￿ IUTAM Symposium on Nonlinear Waves in Solids, University of Victoria, 1993.
  • ￿Micromechanically Based Random Fields,￿ ICOSSAR￿93 - 6th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, Innsbruck, Austria, 1993.
  • ￿Delaunay Networks as Generic Models of Random Microstructures,￿ general invited lecture, 29th Polish Solid Mechanics Conference, Rytro, Poland, 1992.
  • ￿Wavefront Propagation in Random Granular Media,￿ Session on Wave Propagation in Random Media, ASCE Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability, Denver, CO, 1992.
  • "Challenges in Stochastic Mechanics," Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, 1991.
  • "Micromechanics of Random Materials," Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, 1991.
  • ￿A Markov Field Method for Plane Plastic Flow of Random Media,￿ Sessions on Material Instabilities, 22nd Midwestern Mechanics Conference, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1991.
  • ￿Markov Processes in Wave Propagation in Random Media,￿ 1st Meeting on Modern Ideas in Mechanics and Related Fields, Portland State University, 1991.
  • ￿Percolation Models as a Basis of Material Failure,￿ 4th IUTAM Symposium on Creep in Structures, Cracow, Poland, 1990.
  • "Micromechanics of Random Materials," Ecole Sup￿eure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles, Paris, France, 1990.
  • "Micromechanics of Random Materials," Physical Chemistry Group, Department of Chemistry, McGill University, Canada, 1990.
  • ￿Percolation and Morphogenesis of Fractals in a Class of Problems in Solid and Geomechanics,￿ International Conference on the Mechanics, Physics, and Structure of Materials, Aristotle￿s 23 Centuries Celebration, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1990.
  • ￿How can Random Fields be used in the Mechanics of Disordered Media?￿ Workshop on Percolation Models of Material Failure, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1990.
  • ￿Markov Random Field Methods for Heterogeneous Materials,￿ Session on Materials Instabilities, 11th U. S. National Congress of Applied Mechanics, Tucson, AZ, 1990.
  • ￿Stochastic Constitutive Laws for Fields of Sea Ice,￿ Workshop on Canadian Perspectives in Sea Ice, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada, 1990.
  • "Micromechanics of Random Materials I, II and III," Dept. of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University, NY (three seminars), 1989.
  • "Micromechanics of Ice Fields," School of Geosciences, Purdue University, IN, 1989.
  • "Micromechanics of Ice Fields," Department of Physics, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, 1989.
  • "Random Materials and Scaling Effects," School of Civil Engineering, Cornell University, NY, 1989.
  • "Damage in a Random Microstructure: Size Effects, Fractals, and Entropy Maximization," Battelle Northwest Research Labs, WA, 1989.
  • "Random Materials and Scaling Effects," Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, 1989.
  • "Random Materials, Damage, and Fractals," Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, Canada, 1988.
  • "Micromechanics of Ice Fields," Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, B.C., Canada, 1988.
  • "Problems in Mechanics of Random Media," Center for Applied Mathematics, Purdue University, IN, 1987.
  • "Micromechanics of Ice Fields I and II," Atmospheric Environment Service Canada, Toronto, Canada, 1984, 1985.

Journal Editorships

  • Studia Geotechnica et Mechanica, 2015-present
  • Mechanics Research Communications, Associate Editor, 2015-present
  • Mathematics and Mechanics of Complex Systems, Chair Managing Editor, 2012-present
  • Journal of Applied Mathematics (Hindawi), 2011-present
  • International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences (IJASS), Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), March 2011-present
  • Member, Editorial Board, Acta Mechanica, 2009-present
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief of a Book Series, Modern Mechanics and Mathematics, Chapman & Hall/CRC/Taylor & Francis, 2007-present
  • Member, Editorial Board, Archive of Applied Mechanics, 2008-2016
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Damage Mechanics, 2006-present
  • Member, Editorial Board, Actual Problems of Aviation and Aerospace Systems 2006-present
  • Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2006-2012
  • Member, Editorial Board, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 2003-present
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Thermal Stresses, 2003-present

Teaching Honors

  • UIUC Incomplete List of Teachers ranked as Excellent by their Students, Fall 2006

Research Honors

  • Fellow of Society of Engineering Science, 2016
  • Timoshenko Distinguished Visitor in Division of Mechanics and Computation, Stanford University, Jan.-Apr. 2012
  • Honorary Fellow of Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials, 2011
  • Fellow, American Academy of Mechanics, 2007
  • Executive Board Member of ISIMM (Intl. Society for the Interaction of Mechanics and Mathematics) 2013
  • Associate Fellow, AIAA, 2005
  • Fellow, World Innovation Foundation, 2001
  • Fellow, ASME, 2001
  • Listed in ￿The Roll of Honour of the Polish Science,￿ ISBN 83-916278-0-2, 2002
  • Canada Research Chair in Mechanics of Materials (Tier I), 2001-2005
  • The 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2006 and 2008 presentations at 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 9th and 10th Pan American Congresses of Applied Mechanics were selected among the best papers and invited (in expanded form) to Special Issues of Applied Mechanics Reviews and Int. J. Solids Structures and Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures
  • Research Initiation Award, National Science Foundation, 1987-1989
  • NSERC (Ottawa) Postgraduate Fellowship, 1980-1982