About the Authors


Ellad B. Tadmor is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota (USA). He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. from Brown University (USA) in Solid Mechanics. His research focuses on the development of multiscale theories and computational methods for predicting the behavior of materials directly from the interactions of the atoms making up the material. He has published more than 35 papers in this area. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University (USA), associate professor at the Technion (Israel), and Erasmus Mundus Scholar at the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon (France). He received the MRS Graduate Student Award in 1995 for his work on developing the Quasicontinuum method, one of the leading multiscale methods, as well as numerous awards for excellence in teaching including the Salomon Simon Mani Award in 2001. Prof. Tadmor is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Elasticity.

Educated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manitoba (Canada) and Brown University (USA), Ronald E. Miller was a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard University (USA) and has been a visiting researcher at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France), and Brown University (USA).  Dr. Miller was a 2003 recipient of the Ontario Premiers Research Excellence Award and a Lady Davis Fellow at the Technion (Israel) in 2004.  He has worked in the area of multiscale materials modelling for over 15 years and has published more than 40 scientific articles in the area.  Dr. Miller is currently a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University (Canada). 

Ryan S. Elliott is an expert in continuum mechanics and stability theory. He received a B.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Michigan State University (1998), and a M.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering (1999), a M.S. in Mathematics (2002), and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and Scientific Computing (2004), all from the University of Michigan.  In 2004 he was a Research Fellow at the University of Michigan, and a Visiting Researcher in the Laboratorie de Mèchanique des Solides (LMS) at the École Polytechnique (France) in 2010.  Dr. Elliott is an Associate Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Elliott has received many awards for his work, including: the Tau Beta Pi Matthews Fellowship (1998), the U.S. D.O.E. Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (2000), the Ivor K. McIvor Award in Applied Mechanics, the Frederick A. Howes Scholar in Computational Science award (2005), a National Science Foundation CAREER grant (2007), and a University of Minnesota McKnight Land-Grant Professorship (2009).