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Biography

Ted Belytschko

Professor
Ph.D. Mechanics, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1968

Northwestern University

Department:    Mechanical Engineering
Address:   2145 Sheridan Road
E-mail:   t-belytschko@northwestern.edu
Home Page:    http://www.northwestern.edu/dept/people/faculty/belytschko.html
Phone:   847-491-7270
Fax:   847-491-3915


Research Statement
Ted Belytschko is interested in computational methods for modeling the behavior of solids, with particular emphasis on failure and fracture. He has developed new meshfree methods and the extended finite element method for modeling arbitrary crack growth without remeshing and applied them to a variety of crack growth problems, both static and dynamic. He is also using molecular mechanics to study the fracture and behavior of nanotubes and developing methods for coupling heterogeneous subdomains, such as molecular and continuum models.


Education
1968 Ph.D. Mechanics, Illinois Institute of Technology
1965 B.S., Engineering Sciences, Illinois Institute of Technology


Positions
1998-2002 Chair, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
1977- Walter P. Murphy Professor, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
1976-1977 Professor, Structural Mechanics, University of Illinois-Chicago
1973-1976 Associate Professor, Structural Mechanics, University of Illinois-Chicago
1968-1973 Assistant Professor, Structural Mechanics, University of Illinois-Chicago


Selected Honors
  • Editor, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • Founding Editor, Engineering with Computers
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2002
  • John von Neumann Medal, U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics Timoshenko Medal, ASME
  • ISI 93 Most Highly Cited Researchers in Engineering
  • ISI Original Member 200 Most Highly Cited Researchers
  • Mel Baron Medal, The Shock and Vibration Information Analysis Center (SAVIAC)
  • Walter Huber Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Jaeger Prize, International Association for Structural mechanics in Reactor Technology
  • Theodore von Karman Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Computational Mechanics Award, International Association for Computational Mechanics
  • Fellow, International Association for Computational Mechanics
  • Fellow, US Association for Computational Mechanics,
  • Fellow, ASME Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Liege
  • Structural Computational Mechanics Award, US Association for Computational Mechanics
  • ICES Medal, International Conference on Computational Engineering and Science

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