Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Faculty of Civil Engineering


Curriculum Vitae

Prof.emer. Herbert A. Mang, Dipl.-Ing., Dr. techn., Ph.D., Dr. h.c.mult.

 

Address:

 

Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures

Vienna University of Technology

Karlsplatz 13, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

Telephone: ++43-1-588 01-20210, Telefax: ++43-1-588 01-20299, email: herbert.mang@tuwien.ac.at

 

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

 

1942:

January 5, born in Vienna, Austria

since 1968:

married , 2 children

 

Education and Professional Career

 

 

1967:

Dipl.-Ing. (Civil Engineering), Vienna University of Technology

1967-79:

University Assistant, Vienna University of Technology; several leaves of absence

1970:

Dr. techn., Vienna University of Technology

1974:

Ph.D. (Major: Structural Engineering, Minor: Mathematics), Texas Tech University

1977:

Habilitation (D.Sc.), Vienna University of Technology

1979:

Associate Prof., Vienna University of Technology

1982:

Rejection of Full Professorship (Strength of Materials), Graz University of Technology

1983:

Full Prof. (Strength of Materials), Vienna University of Technology

1984-85:

Head, Institute for Structural Analysis and Strength of Materials

1985-04 :

Head, Institute for Strength of Materials

1989-91:

Member (1990-1991: Chairman) of the Board of the Computer Center, Vienna University of Technology

1991-94:

Dean (Chairman), Faculty of Civil Engineering, Vienna University of Technology

1992-95:

Chairman, Central European Association for Computational Mechanics

1994-95:

Prorector (Vice President), Vienna University of Technology

1995-03:

Secretary General, Austrian Academy of Sciences

1998-10:

Vice President, International Association for Computational Mechanics

2003- :

Member of the Science Council of the Federal Government of Austria

2003-06:

President, Austrian Academy of Sciences

2003-05:

Member of the Governing Board of the Austrian National Science Foundation

2004-07 :

Deputy Head, Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures

2005-09:

President, European Commission for Computational Methods in Applied Sciences

2008-10:

Head, Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures

2010:

Prof.emeritus, Institut for Mechanics of Materials and Structures

2012-:

National RPGE Chair Professor, Tongji University, Shanghai

 

Professional Activities Abroad

 

 

1971-73:

Fulbright Fellow, Texas Tech University, USA

1975-76:

Max Kade Fellow, Cornell University, USA (collaboration with Prof. R.H. Gallagher)

1979 (3 months):

Visiting Associate Prof., Tokyo University, Japan

(collaboration with Prof. K. Washizu)

1981 (3 months):

United Nations Field Expert, Zhengzhou Research Institute for Mechanical Engineering, People's Republic of China

2010 (3 months):

Visiting Prof., Tongji University, People's Republic of China

 

Scientific Activities

 

 

Basic and applied research in the following areas:

  • Mechanics of deformable solids
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Computational Mechanics
    (static and dynamic stress analyses, stability of structures, ultimate load analysis of reinforced concrete structures, geomechanical investigations, numerical simulations of the mechanical behavior of concrete, rock, and soil, finite element technology, boundary element methods, coupling of finite element and boundary element discretizations)
  • Computational acoustics
  • Multi-field analysis
  • Multi-scale analysis

 

Output

 

 

  • 23 books (7 co-authored, 16 co-edited), 4 chapters of handbooks, 4 special issues of journals (co-edited)
  • 464 papers in scientific journals and books (including papers submitted for publication)
  • 450 oral scientific presentations comprising approximately 300 „invited lectures” including numerous „plenary lectures” and „keynote lectures”, respectively, at congresses, conferences and symposia, and more than 100 „guest lectures” at universities and academies of sciences
  • chairman of habilitation committees for 8 members of the Institute, participation in numerous habilitation committees in Austria, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia
  • adviser and referee of 27 doctoral dissertations, co-referee of 21 doctoral dissertations
  • leader of more than 36 sponsored research projects
  • co-organizer of 8 international conferences including 2 IUTAM/IACM symposia
  • co-chairman of the Fifth and the Sixth World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM V and VI) and of the Thirteenth International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV 13)

 

Editorship or Membership in Editorial Boards of Scientific Journals

 

 

  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (1978-2012)
  • Engineering Structures (since 1982; Regional Editor, since 1994)
  • Communications in Applied Numerical Methods (1985-2009)
  • International Journal for Computational Mechanics (since 1986, Managing Editor, 1986-1999)
  • Finite Elements in Analysis and Design (since 1987)
  • International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (since 1987)
  • European Journal of Mechanics A/Solids (1989-1997)
  • Engineering Computations (since 1990)
  • Acta Mechanica (since 1991)
  • Construction and Building Materials (1991-1993)
  • International Journal for Engineering Analysis and Design (1993-1998)
  • Structural Engineering and Mechanics (since 1993)
  • International Journal for Engineering Modelling (since 1993)
  • Central European Journal of Computer Assisted Mechanics and Engineering Sciences (Associate Editor, since 1994)
  • Asian Journal of Structural Engineering (since 1994)
  • Journal for Building Research (since 1994)
  • Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering (since 1994)
  • Theory and Engineering Applications of Computational Methods (since 1995)
  • International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics Incorporating Mechanics of Cohesive-Frictional Materials and Structures (since 1996)
  • Inzenýrská Mechanika (Editorial Board, 1996-2013)
  • Computers and Structures (Editorial Board, since 1997)
  • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (Board of Advisory Editors, since 1997)
  • Österreichische Ingenieur- und Architekten-Zeitschrift (Editorial Board, since 1998)
  • Asian Journal of Civil Engineering (Building and Housing) (Editorial Board, since 1999)
  • Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures (Editorial Board, since 2002)
  • Journal of Civil Engineering and Management (International Advisory Board, since 2002)
  • Concrete Science and Engineering (Editorial Advisory Board, since 2002)
  • Transactions of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture of the University of Zagreb (Editorial Advisory Board, since 2003)
  • Scientia Iranica (Editorial Board, since 2003)
  • International Applied Mechanics (Editorial Advisory Board, since 2003)
  • Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (Editorial Advisory Board, since 2004)
  •  Bulletin PAS (Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences) (Editorial Advisory Board, since 2004)
  • International Journal of Mechanics and Solids (IJMS) (Editorial Board, since 2004)
  • International Journal of Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics (Editorial Board, since 2005)
  • Österreichische Hochschulzeitung (ÖHZ aktuell) (Scientific Advisory Board, since 2005)
  • Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences (Editorial Board, since 2006)
  • International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity (Editorial Board, since 2006)
  • International Review of Mechanical Engineering (Editorial Board, since 2007)
  • Interaction and Multiscale Mechanics: an International Journal (Editorial Board, since 2007)
  • The Open Civil Engineering Journal (Editorial Board, since 2007)
  • Journal of Serbian Society for Computational Mechanics (Editorial Board, since 2008)
  • Acta Mechanica Slovaca (Editorial Board, since 2009)
  • International Review of Civil Engineering (Editorial Board, since 2010)
  • Contemporary Mathematics and Statistics (Editorial Board, since 2012)
  • Advanced Modelling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences (Editorial Advisory Board, since 2012)
  • Technical Transactions of Cracow University of Technology (Scientific Council, since 2012)
  • Advances in Concrete Construction (Editorial Board, since 2012)
  • Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, Journal of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (Editorial Board, since 2013)

 

 

Scientific Committees (Extract)

 

 

  • Committee on Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures of the American Society of Civil Engineers (1981-2011)
  • Technical Committee on Mathematical Modelling of Creep and Shrinkage of Concrete (International Union on Testing and Research Laboratories for Materials (since 1982)
  • Working Commission VI of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (1980-1990)
  • Council of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (1983-1994)
  • Executive Council (since 1994), Vice President (Europe-Africa) (1998-2010)
  • Committee on Discretization Methods in Solid Mechanics of the Society of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (1983-2001)
  • Committee on Informatics in Civil Engineering of the Civil Engineering Departments in the German-Speaking Countries (1984-1996)
  • National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (Delegation of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) (since 1984, Chairman 1994-1997)
  • Subcommittee on Nonlinear Analysis of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Shells of the ASCE-ACI Committee on Concrete Shell Design and Construction (since 1985)
  • Congress Committee of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (since 1990)
  • Working Commission III (Design) of the Comité Euro-International du Bèton (1991-1994)
  • Task Group 4 (Application of Finite Elements to Analysis and Design of Concrete Structures) of Working Commission III of the Comité Euro-International du Bèton (1991-1994)
  • Committee on Material Theory of the Society of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (1991-1998)
  • Interim Council of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) (1992-1994), Managing Board (since 1994), President (2005-2009)
  • Central European Association for Computational Mechanics (CEACM) (since 1992, Chairman 1992-1995)
  • Executive Council of the Society for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM) (1995-2000)
  • Interim Managing Board of the European Council for Computational Mechanics (ECCM) (since 1996, Vice-chairman 1996-1997, Managing Board, (1997-2000))
  • Working Party on Computational Mechanics of the International Union for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) (1996-2002)
  • Advisory Board of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) (since 1999)
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Centre of Excellence on Advanced Materials and Structures at the Institute of Fundamental Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (since 2000)
  • ECCOMAS Ph.D.-Award Committee (2003)
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Glasgow Research Partnership in Engineering (2007-2013)
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Cluster of Excellence in Simulation Technology at the University of Stuttgart (since 2008)
  • Member of the Corporation Visiting Committee for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of MIT (since 2008)
  • Member of the Peer-reviewer Panel for the Georgian National Science Foundation (since 2008)
  • Member (former member) of committees of Vienna University of Technology, the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Austrian National Science Foundation
  • Member of the Panel PE08 of the European Research Council (seit 2008)
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the National Telford Institute (since 2008)
  • Member of the International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) of the COMET K2 Zentrum for Integrated Research in Materials Processing and Product Engineering, Materials Center Leoben (since 2013)

 

Participation in External Evaluations

 

 

  • Evaluation of the Institute for Solid Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (1996)
  • Evaluation of the Research Group „Modelling of Cohesive Fracture Materials as a Continuum or a Discontinuum” at the University of Stuttgart (1998, 2001)
  • Evaluation of Research at the Dutch Universities in the area of Civil Engineering (2001)
  • Evaluation of Research at the British Universities in the area of Civil Engineering (2001)
  • Evaluation of the Research Group „Multiscale Methods in Computational Mechanics” at the University of Stuttgart, Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven University of Technology (2003), (2006)
  • Evaluation of Applications to the German Research Foundation for Establishment of Graduate Schools and Clusters of Excellence in the Area of „Production Engineering and Modeling / Simulation” (2005), (2006)
  • Evaluation of Applications to the Technology Foundation (STW) of the Netherlands in the Framework of the STW Program "Multiscale Simulation Techniques" (2007)
  • Evaluation of the Institute for Thermomechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (2010)
  • Evaluation of the Civil Engineering Discipline at Tongji University Shanghai (2011)

 

Teaching Activities

 

 

Lectures on

  • Strength of Materials (since 1982 -- 2010)
  • Plates and Shells (1983 -- 1995, 2000 -- 2012 )
  • Finite Element Methods I (since 1974 -- 2014)
  • Finite Element Methods II (1974 -- 1999)
  • Advanced Strength of Materials (1978 -- 1982)
  • Numerical Methods in Engineering Mechanics (1978 -- 1982)

 

Design Experience

 

 

  • Design and analysis of civil and mechanical engineering structures

 

Professional Societies

 

 

ACI

(American Concrete Institute)

ASCE

(American Society of Civil Engineers, Fellow)

ECCOMAS

(European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences)

EUROMECH

(European Mechanics Society)

GAMM

(Society for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics)

IABEM

(International Association for Boundary Element Methods)

IABSE

(International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, Fellow)

IACM

(International Association for Computational Mechanics, Fellow)

IASS

(International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures)

ISIMM

(International Society for the Interaction of Mechanics and Mathematics)

ÖGE

(Austrian Society for Earthquake Engineering)

ÖIAV

(Austrian Society for Engineers and Architects)

SEI

(Structural Engineering Institute, Charter Member)

 

Acknowledgments

 

Honorary Doctorates, Honorary Professorship

2000:

Dr.h.c. of Cracow University of Technology

2003:

Dr.techn.h.c of the University of Innsbruck

2004:

Dr.h.c. of the National Technical University of Ukraine („Kyïv - Polytechnic Institute”)

2004:

Dr.h.c. of Czech Technical University in Prague

2007:

Dr.mont.h.c. of the University of Mining, Leoben

2009:

Dr.h.c. of the Technical University Vilnius

2007:

Honorary Professor of Tongji University Shanghai

 

Memberships in Academies of Sciences

 

  • Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (since 1992; Corresponding Member 1985-1992)
  • Member of the New York Academy of Sciences (since 1994)
  • Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Salzburg (since 1995)
  • Member of the Slovak Academy of Engineering Sciences (since 1998)
  • Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (since 2000)
  • Corresponding Member of the Académie Européenne des Sciences, des Arts et des Lettres, Paris (since 2003)
  • Foreign Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, Washington D.C. (since 2004)
  • Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Arts, Cracow (since 2004)
  • Corresponding Member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (since 2004)
  • Honorary Member of the Albanian Academy of Sciences (since 2006)
  • Foreign Member of the Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic (since 2007)
  • Honorary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (since 2007)
  • Honorary Member of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (since 2008)
  • Associate Member of the German Academy of Technical Sciences (since 2008)
  • Foreign Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon (since 2008)
  • Corresponding Member of the Brunswick Scientific Society (since 2008)
  • Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (since 2009)
  • Foreign Member of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences (since 2010)

 

Scientific Prizes, Medals, Distinctions, and Decorations

 

 

1977:

Cardinal Innitzer-Advancement Prize

1978:

Theodor Körner-Advancement Prize

1978:

Advancement Prize of the City of Vienna

1982:

Prize of the Chamber of Commerce of Vienna for Technical Sciences

1996:

Wilhelm Exner-Medal

1997:

Distinguished Engineer Award of the College of Engineering of Texas Tech University

2001:

Great Decoration for Services to the State of Styria, Austria

2002:

Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, First Class

2002:

IACM Award of the International Association for Computational Mechanics

2002:

International Prize of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

2004:

Naming of a Small Planet by its discoverer, Prof. L. Schmadel, University of Heidelberg, as "Mang"

2006:

Commander of the National Order "Star of Romania"

2006:

Great Golden Decoration for Services to the Republic of Austria

2007:

Carl Friedrich Gauss-Medal of the Brunswick Scientific Society

2007:

Olgierd Cecil Zienkiewicz-Medal of the Polish Association for Computational Mechanics

2010:

Tsuboi Award of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures

2011:

Johann Joseph Ritter von Prechtl Medal of Vienna University of Technology

2011:

Golden Decoration for Services to the State of Vienna, Austria

2012:

Leonhard Euler-Medal of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences

2013:

Officer Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland

2014: 

Karl Girkmann-Medal of the Faculty of Civil Engineering of Vienna University of Technology

2014:

Nathan M. Newmark Medal of the American Society of Civil Engineers

2014:

Golden Vladimir Vernadsky-Medal of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

 

Other Acknowledgments (Honorary Presidencies, Honorary Memberships, Fellowships, etc.)

 

 

1974:

Honor Society PHI KAPPA PHI

1990:

Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers

1993:

Fellow of the Texas Tech University Civil Engineering Academy

1994:

Member of the Viennese Catholic Academy

1997:

Honorary Member of the Polish Association for Computational Mechanics

1998:

Fellow of the International Association for Computational Mechanics

2001:

Fellow of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering

2002:

FEM-Class of 42 Meeting (International Colloquium in Honor of Seven Scientists in the Area of Computational Mechanics)

2003:

Structural Engineering Fellowship of the University of Hong Kong

2005:

Honorary Advisory Board of the University of Leoben, Austria

2006:

Medal of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences for Merits for the Development of Scientific Relations between Lithuania and Austria

2006:

Honorary Member of the Croatian Society of Mechanics

2006: 

St. George Medal "Honour, Glory, Labour", 1st Degree, International Academy of Rating and Sociology "Golden Fortune", Ukraine 

2006: 

Honorary President of the Austro-Ukrainian Institute for Science and Technology 

2009:

Honorary Member of the Czech Society for Mechanics

2010:

Koiter Lecturer 2010 of the Netherlands Graduate School of Engineering Mechanics

2011:

Professor C.S. Krishnamurty Memorial Lecturer 2011, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

2012:

FEM-Class of 42 Meeting (International Colloquium in Honor of Seven Scientists in the Area of Computational Mechanics)

2012:

Honorary Chairman of the 6th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering

2013:

Special Issue of Engineering Structures in honor of H. Mang on the occasion of his 70th birthday

2014:

Honor Decree of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for Merits for the Development of Scientific Relations between the Republic of Belarus and Austria and for a Fruitful Cooperation with the National Academy of Belarus

 

 

Selected publications

 

[1] Mang, H.A.; Floegl, H.; Trappel, F.; Walter, H.: Wind-Loaded Reinforced Concrete Cooling Towers: Buckling or Ultimate Load? Engineering Structures 5 (1983), p. 153-180.

[2] Mang, H.A.; Lackner, R.; Meschke, G.; Mosler, J.: Computational Modeling of Concrete Structures. Comprehensive Structural Integrity (Herausgeber B. Karihaloo; R.O. Ritchie; I. Milne), Band III (Herausgeber R. de Borst, H.A. Mang), p. 541-605, Elsevier, Oxford, 2003.

[3] Lackner, R.; Pichler, Ch.; Mang, H.A.: Thermochemomechanics of Cement-based Materials at Finer Scales of Observation: Application to Hybrid Analyses of Shotcrete Tunnel Linings, Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Multi-physics and Multi-scale Computer Models in Non-linear Analysis and Optimal Design of Engineering Structures under Extreme Conditions, Bled, Slovenia, June 13-17, 2004, Eds. A. Ibrahimbegovic, B. Brank, p. 170-199.

[4] Mang, H.A.; Schranz, Ch.; Mackenzie-Helnwein, P.: Conversion from Imperfection-Sensitive into Imperfection-Insensitive Elastic Structures I: Theory, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 195 (13-16), p. 1422-1457.

[5] Schranz, Ch.; Krenn, B.; Mang, H.A.: Conversion from Imperfection-Sensitive into Imperfection-Insensitive Elastic Structures II: Numerical Investigation, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 195 (13-16), p. 1458-1479.