Temple Foundation Endowed Faculty Fellowship No. 6
Professor Emeritus Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics
Gregory J. Rodin was born and raised in Saint-Petersburg Russia (formerly Leningrad USSR). He studied civil engineering at Saint-Petersburg Technical University from 1974 to 1980. He obtained his MS and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984 and 1986 under the supervision of Prof. David M. Parks.
Gregory Rodin is a professor and a Temple Foundation Fellow at the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin, which he joined in 1986. He is also affiliated with the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences and Texas Materials Institute.
Gregory Rodin is an expert in the field of computational micromechanics. He has published about sixty papers in leading archival journals in applied mathematics, material sciences, mechanics, numerical methods, and physics. Also he has presented about two hundred invited lectures, mostly in the United States and European Union. He held visiting appointments at Ecole Polytechnique (Paleasau), Ecole Normale (Paris), University of Liverpool, and University of Stuttgart (Germany).
Dr. Rodin's primary research interests are in modeling and simulation of materials, ranging from atomistic to geological scales. He is also interested in various aspects of numerical mathematics and asymptotic analysis. His recent interests include Isogeometric analysis of integral equations, mechanics of adhesive thin films, analysis of random lattices, modeling, design, and optimization of machining tools.