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Herbert Mang
Präsident der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften von 2003 bis 2006


  •     Biographical Sketch
  •     Education and Professional Career
  •     Professional Activities Abroad
  •     Scientific Activities
  •     Editorship or Membership of Editorial Boards of Scientific Journals
  •     Scientific Committees (Extract)
  •     Participation in External Evaluations
  •     Teaching Activities
  •     Design Experience
  •     Professional Societies
  •     Acknowledgements

Biographical Sketch
942:     January 5, born in Vienna, Austria
since 1968:     married to Barbara Mang
2 children: Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Johannes Mang, MBA (INSEAD), Dr.med. Thomas Mang

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 of the Central European Association for Computational Mechanics
1994-95:     Prorector (Vice President), Vienna University of Technology
1995-03:     Secretary General, Austrian Academy of Sciences
1998- :    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
2005-08:    President, European Commission for Computational Methods in Applied Sciences
2008- :    Head, Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Vienna University of Technology

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

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 mechahnical 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

  • 19 books (5 co-authored, 14 co-edited), 4 chapter of a handbooks, 3 special issues of journals (co-edited)
  • 420 papers in scientific journals and books (including papers accepted for publication)
  • 399 oral scientific presentations comprising approximately 300 "invited lectures" including numerous "plenary lectures" and "keynote lectures", respectively, at congresses, conferences and symposia, and approximately 100 "guest lectures" at universities and academies of sciences
  • chairman of habilitation committees for 8 members of the Institute, participation in numerous habilitaton committees in Austria, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia
  • adviser and referee of 25 doctoral dissertations, co-referee of 21 doctoral dissertations
  • leader of 35 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)

 

elected Publications

  1. [1] Mang, H.A.; Gallagher, R.H.: A Critical Assessment of the Simplified Hybrid Displacement Method. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 11 (1977), S. 145-167

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

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

  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 (2006), p. 1422-1457

  5. [5] Mang, H.A.; Aigner, E.; Eberhardsteiner, J.; Hackspiel, Ch.; Hellmich, Ch.; Hofstetter, K.; Lackner, R.; Pichler, B.; Scheiner, S.; Stürzenbecher, R.: Computational Multiscale Analysis in Civil Engineering, Interaction and Multiscale Mechanics: an International Journal, 2 (2009), p. 109-128.

Editorship or Membership in Editorial Boards of Scientific Journals

Scientific Committees (Extract)

  • Committee on Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures of the American Society of Civil Engineers (since 1981)
  • 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) (since 1998)
  • 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-)
  • 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 (since 2007)
  • 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 the Vienna University of Technology, the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Austrian National Science Foundation
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the National Telford Institute (since 2008)

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)
  • European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (2009)

Teaching Activities

Lectures on

  • Strength of Materials (since 1982)
  • Plates and Shells (1983-1995, 2000-)
  • Finite Element Methods I (since 1974)
  • 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)

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)

IACM

(International Association for Computational Mechanics)

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)

Acknowledgements

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 "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"

2004:

Dr.h.c. of Prague University of Technology

2007:

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

2007:

Honorary Professor of Tongji University Shanghai

2009:

Dr.h.c. of the Technical University Vilnius

Membership 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 Associate 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)

Scientific Prizes, Medals 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

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

2007:

Carl Friedrich Gauss-Medal of the Brunswick Scientific Society

2007:

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

Others

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

2001:

Great Decoration of the State of Styria, Austria

2002:

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

2002:

Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art of First Class

2003:

Structural Engineering Fellowship of the University of Hong Kong

2004:

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

2005:

Honorary Advisory Board of the University of Leoben, Austria

2006:

Commander of the National Order "Star of Romania"

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 Technologies and Sociology "Golden Fortune", Ukraine

2006:

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

2006:

Great Golden Decoration for Services to the Republic of Austria

2009:

Honorary Member of the Czech Society for Mechanics