Member Login Menu

The Raymond D. Mindlin Lecture

  • The Mindlin Lecture was established by the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics of Columbia University to honor the pioneering contributions of Prof. Raymond D. Mindlin to the field of applied mechanics. 

    His research encompassed:

    • photo-elasticity and experimental mechanics; 
    • classical three-dimensional elasticity (e.g., Mindlin’s problem); 
    • generalized elastic continua (strain-gradient and couple-stress theory); 
    • frictional contact and granular media; 
    • waves and vibrations in isotropic and anisotropic plates (Mindlin's Plate Theory); 
    • wave propagation in rods and cylinders; 
    • theory of electro-elasticity and piezoelectric crystal resonators, 
    • and crystal lattice theories. 

    The Mindlin Lecture is given each spring at Columbia University and is a joint effort of the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics of Columbia University, the Engineering Mechanics Committee of the ASCE Met Section, and the Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE (EMI). 

  • 2018 Mindlin Lecture

    Mechanics of Cell-Nanomaterial Interactions:
    Applications in Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicity

    Prof. Huajian Gao
    Brown University
    Presented March 30, 2018
    Columbia University, New York, NY


  • 2017 Mindlin Lecture

    Urban Physics: Is New York a Liquid or a Solid? A New Quantitative Engineering Mechanics Approach To Cities

    Prof. Franz-Josef Ulm
    Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Concrete Sustainability Hub
    M.I.T.


  • 2016 Mindlin Lecture

    Foundations of Predictive Computational Science: Selection and Validation of Models of Complex Systems in the Presence of Uncertainty

    Prof. J. Tinsley Oden
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences
    Presented March 28, 2016
    Columbia University, New York, NY

  •  

    2015 Mindlin Lecture

    Modeling Ductile Fracture Toughness and Fracture Surface Roughness

    Prof. Alan Needleman
    Texas A&M University
    Presented March 31, 2015
    Columbia University, New York, NY


  • 2014 Mindlin Lecture

    Soft Machines

    Prof. Zhigang Suo
    Harvard University
    Presented May 6, 2014
    Columbia University, New York, NY


  • 2013 Mindlin Lecture

    Isogeometric Analysis

    Prof. Thomas J. R. Hughes
    University of Texas at Austin
    Presented April 25, 2013
    Columbia University, New York, NY

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement