Akrum ABDUL-LATIF, Professor of Mechanical Engineering University of Paris 8 Researcher at the LISMMA (Laboratoire d'Ingénierie des Systèmes Mécaniques et des Matériaux), Institut Supérieur de Mécanique de Paris – Supméca Akrum ABDUL-LATIF received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC) in 1994 in the area of solid mechanics. Then, HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches: French system equivalent to D.Sc. for other system) from the University of Paris 6 in 2000. He was appointed to his present post at University of Paris 8 in 2000. Abdul-Latif’s research focuses on investigating the mechanical behavior of materials, and addresses engineering and scientific phenomena at various length scale (micro to macro), with emphasis on cyclic plasticity, damage, ultrafine grained structures, large deformation with applications of energy dissipating systems. More than 6 PhD theses have defended under his supervision; and 4 are currently under preparation. His record includes one patent, and over 100 technical publications. Reviewer since more than 15 years for several scientific international journals such as International journal of Damage Mechanics; International journal of Solids and Structures; ASME, journal of Engineering Materials and Technology; International journal of Plasticity; Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures; ASM, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance. He was also a guest editor of a special issue of International journal of Damage Mechanics in 2007.
Biography Updated on 14 November 2010