- Wednesday, April 20, 2005
K. Ravi-Chandar, Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, was recently elected President of the International Congress on Fracture, a member society of IUTAM (International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics). The Congress sponsors the International Conference on Fracture, the premier fracture conference in the world, which has been meeting every four years since 1965. Dr. Ravi-Chandar will be President for the next four years, reflecting the leadership role that he has played in the fracture community both technically and through service.
Dr. Ravi-Chandar's research interests include mechanical behavior of materials at high strain rates, fracture in nominally brittle materials, shear banding in polymeric materials, and phase transformation in shape memory alloys. He joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering Mechanics in Fall of 2000. Dr. Ravi-Chandar is also the Associate Director of the Center for Mechanics of Solids, Structures, and Materials (CMSSM) and Editor of the International Journal of Fracture. He serves on the steering committee of the Texas Materials Institute (TMI).
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