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Klaus-Jürgen Bathe

Contact Info

room 3-356

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, Masachusetts 02139

Education

  • 1967

    UNIVERSITY OF CAPETOWN

    B.Sc.
  • 1969

    UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

    M.Sc.
  • 1971

    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY

    Ph.D.

Research Interests

  • Nonlinear analysis
  • statics
  • dynamics
  • incompressible fluid flows
  • fluid-structure interactions
  • shells
  • overlapping finite elements
  • simulations at the km, m and the nano scales
  • large finite element systems

Honors + Awards

  • 1967    Gold medalist, Best Final Year Civil Engineering Student, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1981    American Society of Civil Engineers, Walter L. Huber Research Prize for “Contributions in Nonlinear Computational Mechanics”
  • 1981    Doctor of Science, D.Sc., University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1985    Gustus L. Larson American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Pi Tau Sigma award for outstanding achievements in Mechanical Engineering
  • 1986    Graduate Student Council Teaching Award, M.I.T.
  • 1995    U.S. National Academy of Engineering award for outstanding contributions to engineering education and research
  • 1999    M.I.T. School of Engineering Award for Distinguished Teaching
  • 2003    Dr.-Ing. E.h., Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
  • 2003    Dr. h.c., Slovak Academy of Sciences, and Technical University of Zilina, Slovakia
  • 2003    Dr. h.c., Technical University of Rzeszow, Poland
  • 2003    Elected foreign member of Argentine National Academy of Physics, Natural and Exact Sciences
  • 2005    Dr. h.c., Technical University of Madrid (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid), Spain
  • 2005    Den Hartog Distinguished Educator Award, M.I.T.
  • 2006    Dr. h.c., University of Bucharest, Romania
  • 2010    Dr. h.c., University of Miskolc, Hungary
  • 2010    Dr. h.c., University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2013    D.Sc. h.c., University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2015    Dr. h.c., Sorbonne Universités -- Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France.
     

Memberships

ASME, ASCE, SIAM

Teaching

  • Finite element analysis of solids and fluids I ( 2.092/3)
  • Finite element analysis of solids and fluids II (2.094)