FAU professor receives prestigious ‘blaise pascal medal’ for engineering

IMAGE: Isaac Elishakoff, Ph.D., a distinguished analysis professor within the Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering inside the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University.
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Florida Atlantic University’s Isaac Elishakoff, Ph.D., a distinguished analysis professor within the Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering inside the College of Engineering and Computer Science, has obtained the coveted “Blaise Pascal Medal” for engineering from the European Academy of Sciences. Named after the good 17th century French mathematician-physicist-philosopher, the Blaise Pascal Medal was established in 2003 to acknowledge excellent and demonstrated private contributions to science and know-how and the promotion of excellence in analysis and training.

The European Academy of Sciences is a nonprofit non-governmental, impartial group of essentially the most distinguished students and engineers performing forefront analysis and improvement of superior applied sciences, united by a dedication to selling science and know-how and their important roles in fostering social and financial improvement. One of crucial targets of the academy is the promotion of elementary analysis and excellence in science and know-how.

“The European Academy of Science’s Blaise Pascal Medal for engineering is one of the most prestigious awards in the world of innovation and engineering, and we are incredibly proud of professor Elishakoff for receiving this most well-deserved recognition,” mentioned Stella Batalama, Ph.D., dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science. “As one of our most distinguished researchers, professor Elishakoff has made pioneering contributions in several areas of applied mechanics research and education, which have impacted the global advancement of business, culture and learning.”

Elishakoff is a fellow of the European Academy of Sciences; a fellow of European Academy of Arts and Sciences; a international member of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences; a full member of the Academy of Engineering, Georgia; a fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics; a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; and a fellow of the Japan Society of Promotion of Science.

Among the quite a few awards and recognition he has obtained embrace the Bathsheva de Rothschild prize (1973); the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ “Worcester Reed Warner Medal in Literature” (2016) for seminal contributions to the everlasting literature of engineering analysis by extremely praised books and quite a few breakthrough analysis papers over the previous 40 years; and the “William B. Johnson Inter-Professional Founder’s Award,” in recognition of a lifetime achievement of accomplishments in utilized mechanics analysis and instruction (2019).

Over the course of his profession, Elishakoff’s analysis actions have been supported by the National Science Foundation, NASA Kennedy Space Center; NASA Langley Research Center; NASA Glenn Research Center; ICASE-NASA Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering; and the National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research.

Elishakoff has made pioneering contributions in a number of areas together with random vibrations; nonlinear buckling of buildings; structural reliability; dynamic stability of buildings with imperfections; stochastic modeling and linearization; computerized symbolic algebra; and random vibrations and reliability of composite buildings; amongst others. He has revealed 17 books, edited 14 books and authored or co-authored greater than 550 unique papers in main nationwide and worldwide journals and convention proceedings and has lectured at about 200 nationwide and worldwide conferences and seminars, together with 62 invited, plenary or keynote lectures. He has lectured worldwide in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Asia.

Born in Kutaisi, Republic of Georgia, Europe, Elishakoff holds a Ph.D. in dynamics and power of machines from the Power Engineering Institute and Technical University in Moscow, Russia. Prior to becoming a member of FAU, he taught on the Abkhazian University, Sukhumi, Republic of Georgia for one yr, and on the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa for 18 years. He additionally has occupied a number of visiting positions.

Elishakoff was an inaugural holder of the Frank M. Freimann Chair Professorship of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering on the University of Notre Dame, Indiana (1985-1986) in addition to the Henry J. Massman, Jr. Chair Professorship of Civil Engineering (1986-1987). In 2000, he served because the inaugural holder of the W.T. Koiter Chair Professorship on the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. In summer season 2007, he served as a visiting professor of civil engineering on the Ariel University Center, Israel. He additionally served as a visiting eminent scholar on the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China (2007, 2009 and 2010). From 2014 to 2018, he served as a visiting distinguished professor on the Technion on the auspices of the Edmond Safra Foundation; in 2015, he served as a distinguished visiting fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering on the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, and in 2019, he served because the S.P. Timoshenko Scholar at Stanford University.

In addition to in depth analysis, Elishakoff has developed quite a few undergraduate and graduate programs, together with the primary engineering course worldwide, “Design for Homeland Security.” Since 1988, he has served as the final advisory editor for publications on vibration, stability and reliability for the sequence “Studies in Applied Mechanics and Developments in Civil Engineering” of Elsevier Science Publishers, Oxford, England. He additionally serves on the advisory editorial board of the Springer e-book sequence in “Risk Engineering.” In 2012, he was appointed because the scientific editor of the sequence “Mechanical Engineering and Solid Mechanics” by ISTE-Wiley Publishers, London.

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About FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science:

The FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science is internationally acknowledged for leading edge analysis and training within the areas of pc science and synthetic intelligence (AI), pc engineering, electrical engineering, bioengineering, civil, environmental and geomatics engineering, mechanical engineering, and ocean engineering. Research carried out by the school and their groups expose college students to know-how improvements that push the present state-of-the artwork of the disciplines. The College analysis efforts are supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Education (DOEd), the State of Florida, and trade. The FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science provides levels with a contemporary twist that bear specializations in areas of nationwide precedence equivalent to AI, cybersecurity, internet-of-things, transportation and provide chain administration, and information science. New diploma applications embrace Masters of Science in AI (first in Florida), Masters of Science in Data Science and Analytics, and the brand new Professional Masters of Science diploma in pc science for working professionals. For extra details about the College, please go to eng.fau.edu.

About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, formally opened its doorways in 1964 because the fifth public college in Florida. Today, the University serves greater than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate college students throughout six campuses situated alongside the southeast Florida coast. In current years, the University has doubled its analysis expenditures and outpaced its friends in pupil achievement charges. Through the coexistence of entry and excellence, FAU embodies an progressive mannequin the place conventional achievement gaps vanish. FAU is designated a Hispanic-serving establishment, ranked as a high public college by U.S. News & World Report and a High Research Activity establishment by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For extra info, go to http://www.fau.edu.

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