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Journal of Engineering Mechanics

The Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, is a high impact, international journal in mechanics. It has one of the largest circulations of all mechanics journals and it scores very well in citations. Its authorship and subscriptions are worldwide, and is a valuable asset of EMI. Click here for the current issue of the Journal of Engineering Mechanics.  

New Editor of the Journal of Engineering Mechanics

Prof. Kaspar J. Willam, Ph.D.


Kaspar Willam, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Civil and  Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of structural engineering and computational mechanics.  He holds a Ph.D. (1969) in  Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Dr.-Ing.habil.  degree (1980) in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of ASCE, ASME, USACM, and a member of committees on computational mechanics and nonlinear and inelastic material behavior.  He is the recipient of several prestigious national and international awards including the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, the Science Award of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and the Nathan M. Newmark Medal of ASCE.

In addition to his current professorship at the University of Houston and having served for over 25 years as a Professor at  the University of Colorado–Boulder, he held the Chair of the Institute of Mechanics at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany 1987-1990.  While in Germany, he was the head of a large-scale research and development effort on prestressed concrete reactor vessels at the University of Stuttgart in the 70’s. He is a member of the editorial board of several international  journals and the author of more than 160 publications and has been invited to present over 140 lectures and presentations  at professional meetings.  He has directed major research projects on triaxial material models and failure analysis with the support of the NSF, AFOSR, WES, DFG, FHWA, and CASI. Read what Prof. Willam has to say about the appointment to Editor of JEM. 

Click here to learn about our previous editor.