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Vadim Silberschmidt

Prof. Vadim Silberschmidt
Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering,
Loughborough University, UK


Vadim Silberschmidt was appointed to the Chair of Mechanics of Materials at the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University, UK in 2000. Prior to this he was a Senior Researcher at the Institute A for Mechanics at Technische Universität München in Germany. Educated in the USSR, he worked at the Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics and Institute for Geosciences (both – the USSR (later – Russian) Academy of Sciences). At Loughborough, he heads the Mechanics of Advanced Materials Research Group and Research Theme “Materials and Measurement”. He is a Charted Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Physics.

His research focus is on mechanics and micromechanics of deformation, damage and fracture in advanced engineering and biological materials, including composites and nanocomposites, biopolymers, metals and alloys, biological and biomedical materials, materials for microelectronics, sports materials and non-woven fabrics.

Vadim Silberschmidt chairs the Technical Committee 14 “Integrity of Biomedical and Biological Materials” of the European Structural Integrity Society. He is Editor-in-Chief of “Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes” (Springer) and Elsevier Series in Mechanics of Advanced Materials, Associate Editor of “Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology” (ASME); “Shock and Vibration” (Hindawi) and “Journal of Vibration and Control” (SAGE Publications) and a member of Editorial Boards of international journals “Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing” (Elsevier); “Computers, Materials & Continua” (Tech Science Press); “International Journal of Automotive Composites” (Inderscience), “Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer & Composites Science” (Taylor & Francis), “Reviews on Advanced Materials Science” (De Gruyter), “Defence Technology” (Elsevier) and “Science and Engineering of Composite Materials” (De Gruyter).

Vadim Silberschmidt is an Honorary Professor at Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Russia. He was a visiting professor at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan), New Mexico State University, St. Petersburg State University, University of Texas at Dallas and Griffith University (Australia).

Vadim Silberschmidt has co-authored five research monographs and more than 560 peer-reviewed scientific papers (including some 330 journal papers). He has (co-)supervised 70+ PhD students.