Zdeněk Bažant#


Zdeněk Bažant
Email:z-bazant 'at' northwestern.edu
Membership Number:3845
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:zbazant
Homepage: http://www.civil.northwestern.edu/people/Bazant/html





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2002 - now McCormick Institute Professor, Northwestern University
  • 1990 - now Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, Northwestern University
  • 1973 - 1990 Professor, Northwestern University
  • 1981 - 1987 Director of Center of Geomaterials, Northwestern University
  • 1969 - 1973 Associate Professor, Northwestern University
  • 1968 - 1969 Assoc. Res. Engineer, UC Berkeley
  • 1997 - 1968 Ford Foundation Fellow, Univ. of Toronto, and Post. Doc. CEBTP, Paris
  • 1964 - 1967 Scientist of Adjunct Assistant Professor, Czech Technical University, Prague
  • 1961 - 1963 Bridge Engineer, Dopravoprojekt, Prague

Fields of Scholarship
  • Mechanics of materials and structures and structural safety
  • The mechanics of fracture, materials damage and creep
  • Size effects and scaling
  • Probabilistic mechanics
  • Nano-mechanics
  • Hygrothermal effects, with applications to concrete
  • Fiber composites, with applications to car crashworthiness, ships and aircraft
  • Tough ceramics, rocks, soils, bone, snow and sea ice
  • Hydraulic fracturing of rock

Honours and Awards
  • 2002 Member, US National Academy of Sciences
  • 1996 Member, US National Academy of Engineering
  • 2008 Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2006 Member of Italian Academy of Sciences (dei Lincei) *2000 Foreign Member of Austrian National Academy of Sciences
  • 2008 Corresponding Member of Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering
  • 1998 Member of Czech National Academy of Engineering
  • 2002 Member of Lombard Institute (Milan)
  • 2008 Member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts(Salzburg)
  • 7 honorary doctorates (CTU Prague, 1991; University Karlsruhe, 1998; UC Boulder, 2000; Milan Polytechnic, 2001; INSA Lyon, 2004; TU Vienna, 2005; Ohio State, 2011)
  • Honorary member of ASCE, 2007; ASME, 2012; and American Concrete Institute (ACI), 2011
  • Timoshenko, 2009; Nadai, 2008; & Warner, 1997 Medals of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME);
  • von Karman, 2005; Newmark, 1996; Biot, 2011; and Croes, 1997 Medals, and Huber Prize, 1976; Lifetime Achievement Award, 2003; and TY Lin, 1977, Award of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE);
  • Prager Medal of Society of Engineering Science (SES), 1996
  • L'Hermite Gold Medal of RILEM
  • Torroja Medal, Spain
  • Solin Medal, CTU Prague
  • Stodola Medal, Slovakia, and other

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