Vladimir Sladek was born in Martin, Slovakia, in 1954. He received the degree RNDr. (Dr. Rer. Nat.) in pyhsics from the Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, in 1978, Ph.D. and D.S. degrees in applied mechanics from the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, in 1984 and 1990, respectively. From 1981 he has been a Research Fellow at the Institute of Construction and Architecture, Slovak Academy of Sciences where he is interested in the computational mechanics with applications to mechanics of solids and fracture mechanics including multifield problems (such as mechanical, thermal, electromagnetic, and acoustic fields). His main contribution is the development of the boundary element method (BEM), regularization techniques in BEM, and mesh-free methods. His teaching activities in the recent two decades are oriented on applied mathematics and computational mechanics at the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. He received several fellowships from abroad (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA; Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan, Wessex Institute of Technology, Ashurst, New Forest, UK, and UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif, USA). His research results have been recognized several times by being awarded the Slovak Academy Prize and the Prize of Slovak Literary Agency. He is a Fellow of the Wessex Institute, UK and a member of the Editorial Board of the Series Advances in Boundary Elements (UK), Editorial Board of Boundary Element Communications, and Editorial Board of Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements international journal. He was invited to scientific committees of international conferences and served as reviewer of scientific papers for many international research journals.
Biography Updated on 4 January 2011