Major international prize for SofTMech Scientific Director

Professor Ogden, Scientific Director of SofTMech, will be presented with the 2016 Rodney Hill Prize at the International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in Montreal, Canada in August. The prize is awarded every four years by Elsevier and the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in recognition of groundbreaking work in the field of solid mechanics carried out over the last 10 years.

Professor Ogden said: "I was surprised and pleased to hear that I would be receiving the 2016 Rodney Hill Prize. It's a great honour in itself to be presented with the award, but the fact that Rodney Hill was my PhD supervisor makes it even more special. I am very much looking forward to presenting the prize lecture in Montreal next year."

Throughout his distinguished career, Professor Ogden has pioneered in the development of the continuum mechanics framework for the study of nonlinear material behaviour and large deformation continuum mechanics. His 1984 book on Non-linear Elastic Deformations has become a classic in the field. Beginning with the constitutive description of rubber-like materials, now known as the Ogden model, he has developed constitutive descriptions of biological materials. In the past ten years, he has developed computational models of arterial walls that have been integrated into most commercial finite element codes. More recently, he has also pioneered in the development of constitutive descriptions for large amplitude deformation of soft materials that exhibit electromagnetic behaviour.

First published: 16 March 2016

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