Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt - Curriculum vitae#


Education
  • 1950 Graduated from Moscow University, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics
  • 1950-53 Postgraduate student, Moscow University, Faculty of Mechanics & Mathematics
  • 1953 Ph.D., Moscow University, Scientific Advisor: A. N. Kolmogorov
  • 1957 D.Sc, Moscow University
  • 1962 Professor (title obtained at Moscow University)
  • 1993 Master of Arts (title obtained at Cambridge University)
Positions
  • 1953-61 Research Scientist, Senior Research Scientist Institute of Petroleum, USSR Academy of Sciences
  • 1961-75 Head, Department of Plasticity, Institute of Mechanics, Moscow University
  • 1975-92 Head, Theoretical Department, Institute of Oceanology, USSR Academy of Sciences
  • 1990 Visiting Professor, Université de Paris VI, Pierre et Marie Curie
  • 1991 Visiting Scholar, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1991 Visiting Scholar, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
  • 1992 Quatercentenary Visiting Fellow, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 1992 Visiting Professor, University of Rome `Tor Vergata'
  • 1992 Adviser, Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 1992-94 G. I. Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics, University of Cambridge
  • 1994- Emeritus G. I. Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics, University of Cambridge
  • 1993 BBV Visiting Professor, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
  • 1994 Hill Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • 1995 Visiting Professor of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 1995-96 Iberdrola Visiting Professor, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
  • 1996 Visiting Miller Research Professor, University of California at Berkeley
  • 1996,97 S.P.Timoshenko Visiting Professor, Applied Mechanics Division of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • 1996,97 Visiting Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley
  • 1997-2008 Mathematician, Dept. of Mathematics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • 1997- Professor in Residence, Dept. of Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley

Honours
  • 1975 Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • 1984 Foreign Member, Danish Center of Applied Mathematics & Mechanics
  • 1988 Foreign Member, Polish Society of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics
  • 1989 Doctor of Technology Honoris Causa at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1992 Foreign Associate, U.S. National Academy of Engineering
  • 1993 Fellow, Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • 1993 Member, Academia Europaea
  • 1994 Fellow, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; (since 1999, Honorary Fellow)
  • 1995 Lagrange Medal, Accademia Nazzionale dei Lincei
  • 1995 Modesto Panetti Prize and Gold Medal
  • 1997 Foreign Associate, U.S. National Academy of Sciences
  • 1999 G.I. Taylor Medal, U.S. Society of Engineering Science
  • 1999 J.C. Maxwell Medal and Prize, International Congress for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • 2000 Foreign Member, Royal Society of London
  • 2005 Doctor of Civil Engineering Honoris Causa at the Torino Polytechnic Institute, Italy
  • 2005 S.P. Timoshenko Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2009 Honorary Fellow, International Congress on Fracture

Honorary and Special Lectures
  • Mar. 1989 12th G. I. Taylor Lecture, Cambridge, England
  • Apr. 1991 11th L.S.G. Kovasznay Lecture, Houston, Texas
  • May 1991 Second G. I. Taylor Lecture, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • July 1991 Plenary Invited Lecture, Second International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Washington, DC
  • Aug. 1992 Closing Lecture, XVIII International Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Haifa, Israel
  • Sept. 1992 Opening Lecture, Italian National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Trento, Italy
  • May 1993 Special Invited Lecture, Dutch National Symposium: Flows and Heat Exchange with Applications to Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
  • Sept. 1993 Plenary Invited Lecture, International Conference: Chaos, Order and Patterns. Aspects of Nonlinearity. The Grand Finale. Como, Italy
  • Sept. 1993 Opening Lecture, IUTAM Symposium: Fracture of Brittle Disordered Materials, Brisbane, Australia
  • Apr. 1995 Lagrange Lecture, Accademia Nazzionale dei Lincei, Rome
  • June 1997 Plenary Invited Lecture, International Meeting "Mathematical Aspects of Mechanics", Rome
  • Aug. 1997 Plenary Invited Lecture, International Symposium Saint-Venant, Paris
  • June 1998 Closing Lecture, International Symposium on Advances in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Berkeley, California.
  • Nov. 1998 Alan Tayler Lecture, Oxford University
  • Oct. 1999 G.I. Taylor Lecture, Society of Engineering Science, Austin, Texas
  • May 2000 First David Crighton Memorial Lecture, Santa Barbara, California
  • Nov. 2000 Plenary Invited Lecture, "Fluid Mechanics in XX Century", Fourth European Conference on Fluid Mechanics, Eindhoven, Holland
  • Dec. 2000 P. R. Sethna Lecture, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Apr. 2002 Shih-I Pai Lecture, University of Maryland, College Park
  • June 2003 Plenary Invited Lecture, International Conference, "Kolmogorov and Contemporary Mathematics", Moscow, Russia
  • June 2003 Plenary Invited Lecture, Interquadrial Conference, International Congress on Fracture, Moscow, Russia
  • Aug. 2004 Plenary Invited Lecture, 2nd International Conference on Combustion and Detonation: Zeldovich Memorial, Moscow, Russia
  • Mar. 2005 Plenary Invited Lecture, 11th International Congress on Fracture, 11th International Congress on Fracture, Torino, Italy
  • May 2006 Timoshenko Lecture, Stanford University
  • June 2006 Plenary Invited Lecture, International Symposium, "Contemporary Problems of Analysis and Mathematical Physics", Taormina, Italy
  • Oct. 2006 Winston Chen Lecture, Harvard University
  • Mar. 2007 Invited Lecture, Irwin Centennial Conference, University of Maryland, College Park
  • May 2007 Invited Plenary Lecture, International Symposium on Mechanics of Materials: Perspectives and Recent Advances, University College Dublin
  • June 2007 Plenary Opening Lecture, International Conference: Non-Linear diffusion: Mathematics and Applications, El Escorial, Spain
  • July 2007 Plenary Opening Lecture, International Conference, "Mathematical aspects of Mechanics", dedicated to 80th birthday of G.I. Barenblatt, Naples, Italy
  • Sept. 2007 Harold J. Gay Lecture, Worchester Polytechnic Institute, Worchester, MA
  • May 2009 Plenary Invited Lecture, Symposium on Complex Fluids Flow, dedicated to 80th birthday of D.D. Joseph Minneapolis, MN

Member of Editorial Boards
  • International Journal of Fracture
  • Journal of Engineering Mathematics
  • Strength, Fracture and Complexity
  • Physical Mesomechanics
  • Mechanics: Research Communications

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