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Education

* C.E., Czech Technical University, Prague, Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering) 1960
* Ph.D. (in mechanics)., Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague 1963
* Postgraduate diploma in Physics, Charles University, Prague 1966
* Docent habil., Czech Technical University, Prague 1967
* S.E. 1970, Illinois Registered Structural Engineer


Research

Prof. Bazant's interest spans mechanics of materials and structures, structural safety, response uncertainty, and engineering applications. The current investigations include some fundamental problems in the field of quasibrittle fracture and damage mechanics, fracture scaling and its asymptotics, size effects, probabilistic mechanics and extreme value statistics, micro- and nanomechanics, constitutive models, progressivecollapse of buildings, missile impact, seismic response, interfaces with chemo-mechanics, chemical reaction kinetics, diffusion, thermodynamics, poromechanics, landslides and geo-mechanics. His research team has been developing material models for fiber composites, concrete, rocks and soils, sea ice, snow, tough ceramics, sandwich shells, rigid foams, cellular materials, bone, and shape memory alloys. Applications have covered structural and aero-space engineering, building codes, ship design, automotive crashworthiness, arctic engineering, earthquake engineering and nuclear safety. Although the emphasis is theoretical, his team also conducts specialized fracture testing of composites, concretes and rocks. Computational modeling is a heavy component in each problem, but Bazant's attitude is to seek first analytical solutions and asymptotics-based approximations. The current and recent research sponsors include NSF, ONR, DoT, WES, ARO, DoE, AFOSR, Sandia N.L., Chrysler, Boeing, Cirrus Aircraft, and Argonne National Laboratory.

Teaching Activities

* CIV_ENG-422 Inelastic Analysis of Structures
* CIV_ENG-424 Stability of Structures
* CIV_ENG-430 Cohesive Fracture and Scaling


Honors and Awards

* Elected to: National Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Engineering; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Austrian Academy of Sciences; Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Rome); Spanish Royal Academy of Engrg.; Engrg. Academy of Czech Rep.; Academia di Scienze e Lettere (Milan); European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
* Six Honary Doctorates (Boulder, Prague, Karlsruhe, Milan, Lyon, Vienna).
* Prager Medal from Society of Engineering Sciences; von Karman Medal; Newmark Medal; Lifetime Achievement Award; Croes Medal; Huber Prize and TY Lin Award from ASCE; Honarary Member ASCE; Nadai Medal and Warner Medal from ASME; L'Hermite Medal from RILEM; Exner Medal, Austria; Humboldt Prize, Germany; Torroja Medal, Spain; Solin Medal, Prague; Z. Bazant (Sr.) Medal, Prague; Stodola Medal, Slovakia; Roy Award, Am.Ceramic Soc.; ICOSSAR Award; Czech Soc. for Mech. Medal; Outstanding Contribution Award, IACMAS; Guggenheim, NATO, JSPS, Humboldt, Ford and Kajima Fellowships; National Winner, 1958 Math.Olympics, Czechoslovakia; ISI Highly Cited Scientist in Engrg. (among top 100, www.ISIhighlycited.com ). >9300 citations and H-index=43, up to Aug. 2008.
* Former President of SES, IA-FRAMCOS (founder) and IA-CONCREEP (founder); Former Editor, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE.


Selected Publications
(selected among 490+ journal articles and 6 books)

* Bazant, Z.P., and Cedolin, L. (1991). "Stability of Structures: Elastic, Inelastic, Fracture and Damage Theories", Oxford University Press, New York (textbook and reference volume, 984 + xxiv pp.).
* Bazant, Z.P., and Planas, J. (1998). "Fracture and Size Effect in Concrete and Other Quasibrittle Materials". CRC Press, Boca Raton and London (textbook and reference volume, 616 + xxii pp.).
* Bazant, Z.P. (2002). "Scaling of Structural Strength." Hermes Penton Science, London (French transl. with updates, Hermes, Paris, 2004).
* Bazant, Z.P. (2004). "Scaling theory for quasibrittle structural failure." Proc., National Academy of Sciences 101 (37), 13397-13399 (inaugural article).
* Bazant, Z.P., Cusatis, G., and Cedolin, L. (2004). "Temperature effect on concrete creep modeled by microprestress-solidification theory." J. of Engrg. Mechanics ASCE 130 (6) 691--699.
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