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Pedro Ponte Castañeda
Professor and Raymond S. Markowitz Faculty Fellow


Curriculum Vitae

Phone: 215.898.5046
Email: ponte@seas.upenn.edu
Office: 235 Towne Building



EDUCATION:

Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, Harvard University, 1986.
M.S. Engineering Sciences, Harvard University, 1983.
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, 1982.
B.A. Mathematics, Lehigh University, 1982.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

2008-present      Member, Graduate Group in Applied Math & Computational Science (AMCS),

                          University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

2003-2008         Professor, Department of Mechanics, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.

1998-present      Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics,

                          University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

1994-1998         Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics,

                          University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

1990-1994         Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics,

                          University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

1987-1990         Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering,

                          The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

1986-1987         Research Officer, School of Mathematical Sciences,

                          University of Bath, England.

 

HONORS & AWARDS:

 

2007                  George H. Heilmeier Faculty Award for Excellence in Research.
                          http://www.seas.upenn.edu/research/heilmeier-recipients.php
 

2005                  Midwest Mechanics Seminar.

                          http://www.midwestmechanics.org/history.php

 

2003                  Séminaire de la Fédération Francilienne en Mécanique  des Matériaux, Paris.

                          http://www.idfmeca.cnrs-bellevue.fr/LeSeminaire.htm

 

2000                  Achievement Award for Young Investigators in Applied Mechanics, ASME.

                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Achievement_Award_for_Young_Investigators_in_Applied_Mechanics

 

2000                  Sectional Lecture, 20th International Congress of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Chicago.

1994                  Visiting Fellowship, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

1994                  EPSRC Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge.

1993 & 2008     Visiting Scientist, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Marseilles.

 

EDITORIAL POSITIONS:

 

1999-present      Associate Editor, Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences de Paris, Mécanique.

http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/622958/description#description

 

2002-present      Associate Editor, Journal of Elasticity.

http://www.springerlink.com/content/0374-3535

 

2003-present      Advisory Board, Archives of Mechanics.

http://am.ippt.gov.pl/

 

  

COURSES:

 

MEAM 201       Dynamics

MEAM 321       Vibrations of Mechanical Systems

MEAM 454       Mechanics of Materials

MEAM 530       Continuum Mechanics

MEAM 633       Fracture Mechanics

MEAM 635       Composite Materials

ENM    601       Advanced Topics in Engineering Mathematics

 

MEC 553           Heterogeneous Materials (Polytechnique)

MEC 587           Mechanics of Polymers (Polytechnique)

 

RESEARCH:

 

Applied Math     Variational Methods; Homogenization; Asymptotic Analysis.

Mechanics          Nonlinear Composite Materials; Multi-Scale Analysis; Smart Materials;

                          Microstructure Evolution and Localization in Manufacturing Processes;

                          Mechanics of Polycrystalline Deformation and Texture Evolution;

                          Phase Transformations; Fracture Mechanics; Thermoplastic Elastomers;

                          Elastomeric Foams, Reinforced Rubbers; Semi-Crystalline Polymers;

                          Magneto-rheological Elastomers.

 


PUBLICATIONS

  

PAST MEMBERS:

 

Ph.D. students

Gouan Li, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, October 1992.

"Constitutive Models for Ductile Solids Reinforced by Spheroidal Inclusions."

Gal de Botton, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, January 1993.

 “The Constitutive Behavior of Nonlinear Anisotropic Composites.”

Kingshuk Bose, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, April 1994.

“Stable Crack Growth under Mixed-Mode Conditions.”

Mati Zaidman,  Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, December 1994.

“Composite Materials with Evolving Microstructures.”

Mahesh Kailasam, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, January 1998.

 “A General Constitutive Theory for Particulate Composites and Porous Materials with Microstructure Evolution.”

Michael Nebozhyn, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, May 2000.

“Variational Estimates for Nonlinear Polycrystals.”

  

Yi Liu, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, August 2003.

 “Texture Evolution in Polycrystals and Applications to Forming.”

Martin Idiart, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania & Ecole Polytechnique, October 2006.

 “Macroscopic Behavior and Field Statistics in Viscoplastic Composites.”           

Oscar Lopez-Pamies, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania & Ecole Polytechnique, October 2006.

 “On the Effective Behavior, Microstructure Evolution and Macroscopic Stability of Elastomeric Composites.” (Thesis Prize at the Ecole Polytechnique).

Francois Willot, Ph.D., Ecole Polytechnique, January 2007  (joint with Y.-P.  Pellegrini).

 Contribution à l'étude théorique de la localisation plastique dans les poreux.”

Kostas Danas, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania & Ecole Polytechnique, May 2008.

 “Heterogeneous Materials with Evolving Microstructure.”

Michalis Agoras, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, August 2010.

"On Macroscopic Constitutive Relations and Microstructure Evolution in Multi-Scale Viscoplastic Composites"

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

 

Michel Bornert, Ph.D, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussés, Paris (1994).

Renald Brenner, Ph.D, Université de Paris XIII (2001).

Michele Brun, Ph.D, University of Trento (2003).

Dirk Mohr, Ph.D, MIT (2003).

Vikranth Racherla, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (2007).             

 

 





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