By: Dr. Pol D. Spanos
Time:09:00, May 27, 2017
Address：Engineering Building B347
About the Speaker:
Dr. Pol D. Spanos is theL.B. Ryon Endowed Chair professor in Engineering of Rice University. He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science from the Technical University in Athens, Greece and his MS degree in Civil Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mechanics at CalTech. His interests are in the area of dynamics and vibrations, with emphasis on probabilistic, non-linear, and signal-processing aspects; and with applications to structural engineering, aerospace engineering, offshore engineering, vehicle engineering, bio-mechanics, and composite materials. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, and of the Journal of Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics. He is a Fellow of ASCE, ASME, the American Academy of Mechanics, and the Alexander von Humboldt Association. He has served both as a Chair of the Engineering Mechanics Divison of ASCE and as Chair of the Applied Mechanics Division of ASME. He has received numerous awards from ASCE,ASME,The Alexander Von HoumboldtFoundation(senior researcher award),the Chinese National ChangJiang Chair Committee, and the International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability. He is a member of the Academy of Athens (National Academy of Greece), the National Academy of Engineering (USA), the Indian National Academy of Engineering, and of Academia Europaea(The Academy of Europe).