Ioan R. Ionescu
Ioan R. Ionescu obtained the Ph.D. (1990) and M.S. (1982) degrees in applied mathematics and mechanics at the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania. He received Gheorghe Titeica Award for Research from the Romanian Academy (1988). He authored 70 papers in refereed journals, 16 papers in refereed conference publications, and 2 books. His fields of interest include earthquake nucleation (nucleation phase, instabilities, spectral analysis, heterogeneous faults, and inverse problems), ductile rupture (limit load analysis, shape optimization, and supremal functionals), contact instabilities (Coulomb friction: nonuniqueness, and slip and slip rate weakening friction), and dynamic viscoplasticity (penetration into geological media, avalanches, and crystals). He worked as a Researcher at IMAR (1983-1994), as a Professor of applied mathematics and mechanics at the University of Savoie (1994-2007), as the Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at University of Savoie (1997-2001), and currently, he serves as the Head of University Paris 13 (2007-present).
Biography Updated on 7 March 2011