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Tarek Zohdi


Biography: Tarek I. Zohdi  received his   Ph.D. in 1997 in Computational and Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and his Habilitation in  General Mechanics from  the Gottfried Leibniz University of Hannover in 2002. He is currently a Chancellor’s Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Chair of the  Computational and Data Science and Engineering Program at UC Berkeley and holder of the W. C. Hall Family Endowed Chair in Engineering.  He also holds a  Staff Scientist position at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs. His  main research interests are in computational approaches for  advanced manufacturing and  nonconvex multiscale-multiphysics inverse problems, in particular addressing the issue of how large  numbers of micro-constituents interact to  produce macroscale aggregate material behavior. He  has published over  160 archival refereed journal papers and eight books. He was elected President of the USACM in 2012, and served from 2012 to 2014.  He is an editor of Computational Mechanics, Editor in Chief of Computational Particle Mechanics and serves on 11 editorial boards of international journals. For more information  visit