About the Authors

Ellad Tadmor is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in 1987 and 1991, and his Ph.D. from Brown University (USA) in 1996. He pioneered computer simulation methods and theories that span multiple length and time scales to predict the behavior of materials and nanodevices, including 2D materials, from their atomic structure. He has published over 70 papers in this area and two graduate-level textbooks. Professor Tadmor is the Founding Director of the NSF Open Knowledgebase of Interatomic Models (OpenKIM), which is a web-based cyberinfrastructure tasked with developing standards and improving the reliability of atomistic simulations, and 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).