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Zdenek P. Bazant Photo   HONORS
 
Member: National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Foreign Member: Royal Society, London; Czech, Austrian, Spanish and Italian (dei Lincei) national academies; Lombard Institute, Academia Europaea (London), and European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Salzburg)
7 honorary doctorates (CTU Prague, U Karlsruhe, UC Boulder, Milan Polytechnic, INSA Lyon, TU Vienna, Ohio State); Honorary member of ASCE, ASME, American Concrete Institute (ACI) and Int. Union of Res. Lab’s in Material and Structures (RILEM, Paris)
Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art I. Class, from pres. of Austria; Timoshenko, Nadai & Warner Medals of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); von Karman, Newmark, Biot, Mindlin, and Croes Medals, and Huber, Lifetime Achievement and TY Lin Awards of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); Prager Medal of Society of Engineering Science (SES); L’Hermite Medal (RILEM); Exner Medal (Austria); Torroja Medal (Spain); Solin, Bazant (Sr.), CSM and Stodola Medals (Czech Rep., Slovakia); and others. Past President of SES, IA-FraMCoS (founder) and IA ConCreep (founder). Past Editor-in-Chief of ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics
 
EDUCATION

 
C.E. ("Civil Engineer"), 1960, Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Ph.D., 1963, Engineering Mechanics, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Postgraduate Diploma, 1966, Theoretical Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Docent (habilitatis), 1967, Concrete Structures, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
 
REGISTRATION

 
Illinois Registered Structural Engineer (S.E.), since 1971
 
RESEARCH INTEREST

 
Mechanics of materials and structures and structural safety, with emphasis on the mechanics of fracture, damage and creep, structural stability, finite strain, size effects and scaling, probabilistic mechanics, nano-mechanics, diffusion and hygrothermal effects, and with applications to concrete, fiber composites, tough ceramics, rocks, gas shale, soils, thin films, bone, snow and sea ice.
 
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