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Rohan Abeyaratne

Contact Info

room 3-366

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Education

  • 1975

    UNIVERSITY OF CEYLON

    B.Sc.
  • 1976

    CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

    M.Sc.
  • 1979

    CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

    Ph.D.

Research Interests

  • Mechanics

Honors + Awards

  • 2014, Keynote Lecture, 11th 11th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2010, Drucker Medal, ASME 2010 - Plenary Lecture, Applied Mechanics Division, ASME Annual Congress, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2007 - 2008, President, American Academy of Mechanics
  • 2001, Quentin Berg Professorship
  • 2000, MacVicar Faculty Fellow
  • 1998, Fellow, ASME
  • 1995, Den Hartog Distinguished Educator Award
  • 2003 - 2004 - Midwest Mechanics Lecturer
  • 2002 - Southwest Mechanics Lecturer

Memberships

  • Society for Natural Philosophy
  • ASME
  • American Academy of Mechanics

Professional Service

  • 2011 - Editorial Board, Acta Mechanica Sinica
  • 2005 - 2011 Associate Editor, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics
  • 2005 - Editorial Board, International Journal of Solids and Structures
  • 1995 - Editorial Board, Journal of Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids
  • 1991 - 1996 Editorial Board, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics
  • 1989 - Editorial Board, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education
  • 2009 - 2013 - CEO & Director, Singapore MIT Alliance for Research & Technology (SMART) Centre
  • 2008 - 2009 - co-Director, Singapore MIT Alliance for Research & Technology (SMART) Centre
  • 2001 - 2008 - Head of Department, MIT Mechanical Engineering
  • 1996 - 2001 - Associate Head of Department, MIT Mechanical Engineering
  • 2010 - co-Chair, Scientific Advisory Board on Education, Mechanics Department, Tsinghua University
  • 2007 - Chair, Visiting Committee, Georgia Tech, Woodruff School of   Mechanical Engineering
  • 2005 - Scientific Advisory Board, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
  • 2003 - Member, U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
  • 2003 - External Review Committee, John's Hopkins University: School of Engineering
  • 2001 - Visiting Committee, Cornell University, Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

MIT Service

  • 2009 - 2013 - CEO & Director, Singapore MIT Alliance for Research & Technology (SMART) Centre
  • 2008 - 2009 - co-Director, Singapore MIT Alliance for Research & Technology (SMART) Centre
  • 2001 - 2008 - Head of Department, MIT Mechanical Engineering
  • 1996 - 2001 - Associate Head of Department, MIT Mechanical Engineering

Teaching

  • Mechanics and Material I (2.001)
  • Mechanics of Solids: Elasticity (2.074)
  • Mechanics of Continuous Media (2.072)