Rashid K. Abu Al-Rub

Texas A&M University, USA

Rashid K. Abu Al-Rub is an Assistant Professor of civil engineering at Texas A&M University. He got his Ph.D. degree in structural mechanics from Louisiana State University, La, USA. Before joining Texas A&M University, he was a member of the faculty of Civil Engineering Departments at Louisiana State University from 2004 to 2007 and Catholic University of America in 2007. He has over 150 publications in book chapters, archival journals, and conference proceedings on topics concerning multiscale theoretical and computational solid mechanics, nonlocal theory of plasticity and damage, gradient plasticity and gradient damage, plasticity and damage theories, and bridging the material length scales. His research focuses on conducting an interdisciplinary research, reflecting combinations of concepts, methods, and principles that span over several areas of solid and computational mechanics. He coauthored a book entitled Nonlocal Continuum Damage and Plasticity: Theory and Computation, World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd., UK, in 2012. He has delivered more than 150 presentations at national and international conferences, professional meetings, and universities including several keynote lectures. In addition, he has served as the principle/coprincipal investigator of more than 20 projects sponsored by various state, federal, and international agencies; he is responsible for more than $7 million. He has been selected among 9 leading scientists in the US by the U.S. National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy to design new grades of advanced high-strength steels. He is a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Association for Computational Mechanics, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Society of Engineering Science. He received the 2011 Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnston Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award from American Society for Engineering Education.

Biography Updated on 4 September 2012

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