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  Biography

 
Education-

Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain
B.S. Civil Engineering, June 1977

University of California, Berkeley

M.S. Civil Engineering, June 1978
Major fields: Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics

University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, December 1981
Major fields: Structural, Continuum and Computational Mechanics
Dissertation title: "Topics in Constitutive Theory for Inelastic Solids"

 

 

Professional Appointments

1/79 - 4/82: Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.

5/82 - 5/83: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mathematics, Ministry of Public Works Research and Experimentation Center, Madrid, Spain.

5/83 - 5/84: Research Scientist, Computational Hydrodynamic Program, Department of Coasts and Harbors, Ministry of Public Works, Madrid, Spain.

7/84 - 7/87: Assistant Professor, Division of Engineering, Brown University

7/87 - 6/90: Associate Professor, Division of Engineering, Brown University

7/90 - 6/95: Professor, Division of Engineering, Brown University

6/95 - Present: Professor, Division of Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology

7/04 - 7/13: Dotty and Dick Hayman Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

7/13 - Present: Frank and Ora Lee Marble Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering,
California Institute of Technology

 


Honors and Awards:

1977-78 Fulbright Scholarship

1994-95 Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar, Caltech

1995-96 Midwest Mechanics Seminar - Distinguished Speaker

1997 U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics - Fellow

1998 Southwest Mechanics Lecture Series - Distinguished Speaker

1999 Spanish Academy of Engineering, Corresponding Member

2000 ISI Highly Cited Researchers Award

2002 Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists

2002 Fellow, International Association for Computational Mechanics

2002 International Computational Mechanics Awards for Research

2004 Named Chair, Dotty and Dick Hayman, Professor of Aeronautics
and Mechanical Engineering

2007 Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences

2007 USACM Computational Structural Mechanics Award

2008 IUTAM Rodney Hill Prize

2010 Hans Fischer Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Technical University of Munich

2011 Prize of the Spanish Association for Numerical Methods in Engineering (SEMNI)

2013 Elected Member, US National Academy of Engineering

2015 Timoshenko Medal, ASME


Committees and Professional Activities:

National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Section 10 Secretary, 2014 - 2016

National Academy of Science (NAS) Committee on Opportunities in Protection
Materials Science and Technology for Future Army Applications, 2010 - 2012

Organizer, SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science, 2010

LLNL, Engineering Directorate Review Committee, Chair, 2008 - 2010

LLNL, Chemistry, Materials Earth and Life Sciences Directorate Review Committee, 2008 - 2009

Co-Founder, SIAM Activity Group on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science (SIAG), 2008

National Research Council, Study Committee for the Evaluation of QMU, 2007

Engineering Sciences External Review Panel, Sandia National Laboratory, 2006 - 2009

LLNL, Engineering Directorate, Predictive Science Panel, 2006 - 2013

LANL, T-Division DRC, 2004 - 2006

LANL, ESA Division DRC POC to UCOP S&T Panel, 2004 - 2006

LLNL, Engineering Directorate, DRC POC to UCOP S&T Panel, 2004 - 2006

University of California Science & Technology Panel, 2002 - 2007

Elected Member-at-Large, U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics, 2000-2008

Chairman, Computational Mechanics Committee of the ASCE/EMD, 1990-1992

Founding Member - Spanish Society of Numerical Methods in Engineering, 1999

Committee on Application of Expert Systems to Materials Selection During Structural Design
Panel on ONR Research Opportunities in Solid and Fluid Mechanics, National Research Council, 1991

Organizer (with C. F. Shih), IUTAM Symposium on Computational Mechanics of Materials, Brown University, June 15-18, 1993

Professional Societies:

Fellow, U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics
Fellow, International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM)


Biographical Sketch

Professor Ortiz received a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. From 1984-1995 he held a faculty position in the Division of Engineering of Brown University, where he carried out research activities in the fields of mechanics of materials and computational solid mechanics. He is currently the Frank and Ora Lee Marble Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, where he has been in the faculty since 1995 and where he has served as the director of Caltech’s DoE/PSAAP Center on High-Energy Density Dynamics of Materials from 2008-2013. Professor Ortiz has been a Fulbright Scholar, a Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar at Caltech, Midwest and Southwest Mechanics Seminar Series Distinguished Speaker, an elected member-at-large of the US Association for Computational Mechanics and a Hans Fischer Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies of the Technical University of Munich. He is a Fellow of the US Association for Computational Mechanics, elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and an elected Member of the US National Academy of Engineering. Professor Ortiz is the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for Senior US Scientists, the IACM International Computational Mechanics Awards for Research, the USACM Computational Structural Mechanics Award, the ISI Highly Cited Researcher Award, the inaugural 2008 Rodney Hill Prize conferred every four years by the IUTAM and 2015 Timoshenko Medal of the ASME. Professor Ortiz has served in the University of California Office of the President Science and Technology Panel, the Los Alamos National Laboratory T-Division Review Committee, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Predictive Science Panel, the Sandia National Laboratories Engineering Sciences External Review Panel, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Chemistry, Materials, Earth and Life Sciences Directorate Review Committee, in the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Engineering Directorate Review Committee and in the National Research Council Panel for the Evaluation of QMU. He has been editor of the Journal of Engineering Mechanics of ASCE and of the Journal of Applied Mechanics of the ASME and is presently associate editor of the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, the Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering and of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering Journal.

Curriculum Vitae


Professor Michael Ortiz
Frank and Ora Lee Marble Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering
Mail Code 105-50
Engineering and Applied Sciences Division
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: (626) 395-4530
Fax: (626) 449-6359
E-mail: ortiz@aero.caltech.edu
http://www.ortiz.caltech.edu/~ortiz/



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