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    Course Instructor

    Stochastic Mechanics of Materials and Structures


    Martin Ostoja-Starzewski
    Prof. Martin Ostoja-Starzewski is in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering as well as the Institute for Condensed Matter Theory and Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His main research interests are in (thermo)mechanics and transport phenomena in random/fractal media, waves, advanced continuum theories, and spontaneous violations of the second law of thermodynamics. He wrote 190+ journal papers and two books: 1. Microstructural Randomness and Scaling in Mechanics of Materials, CRC Press (2008); 2. Thermoelasticity with Finite Wave Speeds, Oxford University Press (2009). He (co-)edited 15 books/journal special issues and co-organized numerous symposia and congresses. He is/was on the editorial boards of over a dozen journals, is co-Editor of the Modern Mechanics and Mathematics book series at CRC Press and Chair Managing Editor of Mathematics and Mechanics of Complex Systems (MEMOCS) journal. He is Fellow of ASME, AAM, SES, WIF, and Assoc. Fellow of AIAA. In 2012 he was Timoshenko Distinguished Visitor at Stanford University. Since 2014 he is Site co-Director of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures. .