Irina Goryacheva, an Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and a Professor of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, is a world leading expert in the field of contact mechanics and tribology. She is the member of the Bureau of RAS, President of the Russian National Committee in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, President of the Russian Tribology Council, Member of RZD Scientific Council, and member of Bureau and General Assembly of IUTAM. Professor Goryacheva is the author of more than 200 publications including 6 monographs. She is a laureate of Lenin’s Komsomol Prize (1979), Olympya National Award of Women Achievements in Science (2005), Government Prize in the Field of Science and Technology (2006), World Gold Medal in Tribology (2009). Academician Goryacheva is the Editor in Chief of the Journal Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, and a member of editorial boards of the leading journals including Friction, Tribology Engineering and Friction and Wear.
Computational Mechanics Lab, Department of Civil Engineering, Centre of Excellence in Advanced Mechanics of Materials, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Title: Geometrically developed stochastic dynamics and applications
Debasish Roy is a Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Founding Convener of the Centre of Excellence in Advanced Mechanics of Materials, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. His research interests include geometrically inspired and gauge theoretic models in mechanics of materials, nonequilibrium thermodynamics of inelasticity, global optimization via stochastic search; inverse problems and medical imaging; finite element methods with discrete exterior calculus. He is a recipient of numerous awards and distinctions including Distinguished Visiting Fellowship (2009, Royal Academy of Engineering), Fellowship of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (2011), ICCES Distinguished Achievement Medal (2014) and Fellowship of the Indian Academy of Science (2018).
Professor Muhammad R. Hajj is the George Meade Bond Professor, Chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering and the Director of the Davidson Laboratory at Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Hajj is a renowned scholar in the fields of nonlinear dynamics, fluid mechanics, structural dynamics and fluid-structure interactions with applications in aero- and hydro-elasticity, ships hydrodynamics, biomimetically-inspired air and underwater vehicles, and energy harvesting. To date, he has advised and directed research programs of 30 PhD students who hold prestigious academic and industry positions. He is the author/co-author of over 160 journal publications. Before joining Stevens Institute of Technology in July 2018, Dr. Hajj was the J. Byron Maupin Professor of Engineering and Director of the NSF funded I/UCRC Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems at Virginia Tech where he oversaw the development of industry-directed energy-related science and technology research programs. At Virginia Tech, he also served as the Associate Dean of Graduate School between 2014 and 2018 where he was involved in the implementation of the Transformative Graduate Education initiative. Dr. Hajj is a Fellow of ASCE’s Engineering Mechanics Institute and has served as an elected member of its Board of Governors. Dr. Hajj received a B. Eng. degree (with distinction) from the American University of Beirut and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin
Stefano Lenci is Professor of Structural Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy. His research interests are in the area of nonlinear dynamics, vibrations, bifurcations and chaos of various mechanical systems and structures, from nano/micro to macro, by means of analytical, numerical and experimental approaches. His author of more than 350 papers, among which 172 papers on renowned international scientific journals and 4 books. He delivered many keynote lectures in various international conferences. He is associated Editor of Nonlinear Dynamics, European Journal of Mechanics A/Solids, and involved in the editorial board of other 10 International Journals. He is Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), member of the steering committee of European Nonlinear Oscillation Conference, Vice-President of the Technical Committee Multibody System and Nonlinear Dynamics of ASME, and President of the Italian Association for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (AIMeTA).
Andrei Metrikine is Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He is also Head of Section of Offshore Engineering and Head of Department of Engineering Structures within the same faculty. He also serves as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Sound and Vibration. Andrei has graduated from the faculty of radio-physics at the State University of Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia in 1989. Thereafter, he joined the Mechanical Engineering Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and in 1992 he received a PhD degree in theoretical mechanics from the State Technical University of Saint Petersburg, Russia. In 1994-1998 he held a number of post-doctoral positions, including one in the Institute for Mechanics of the Hannover University, Germany awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt foundation. In 1998 he received a Doctor of Sciences degree in Mechanics of Solids from the Institute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering RAS, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Since 1999 Andrei is a member of staff of the Faculty of Civil Engineering of TU Delft. Andrei’s research is focused on vibrations of and waves in structures that are in contact with solids and fluids. Most of the recent and current projects led by Andrei are in the fields of Offshore Wind Energy, High-Speed Trains and Marine Pipelines.
Dr. K. Davey has degrees in engineering and mathematics, obtained his doctorate in 1989, and joined the University of Manchester (UMIST) as a lecturer in 1990 after lecturing for one year at the University of Sheffield. He has over ten years of industrial experience and prior to becoming an academic, he worked in metal processing and heavy construction industries. He has published over 150 papers, mainly in international conferences and journals. His main areas of research relate to the mathematical modelling of physical phenomena with particular focus on models for advanced processes in areas closely related to solid mechanics. In recognition of his research record of accomplishment and work with industry he is was appointed co-Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Mechanical Sciences and was invited to become: a Visiting Professor at the University of Wolverhampton, a Technical Panel Member of the UK Die Casting Centre, and a member of numerous editorial and scientificconference committees. His industrial-research interests looking into scaled experimentation have recently been supported through the auspices of an EPSRC HVM Fellowship to facilitate collaborative work at the AFRC Catapult in Scotland.