AUTHOR

Marcilio Alves (maralves@usp.br)
Universidade de São Paulo, Escola Politécnica,
Dep. de Engenharia Mecatrônica e de Sistemas Mecânicos.
Av. Prof. Melo de Moraes, 2231, 05508-030 – São Paulo, SP – Brazil
Telefone: (11) 30915682 Fax: (11) 38131886, www.gmsie.usp.br
Marcilio Alves graduated in Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, in 1983, where he also obtained his Master Degree. His Doctoral Degree is from The University of Liverpool Impact Research Centre in 1996 under the guidance of Prof. N. Jones. Back in Brazil, he established at the University of São Paulo, the Group of Solid Mechanics and Structural Impact. He obtained various grants, which supported his research activities in the areas of structural impact, material characterisation and non--linear finite elements. He published many articles in scientific journals and conferences, covering theoretical, experimental and numerical aspects of non--linear dynamics. He edited four books on Structural Impact and Solid Mechanics, established a biennial cycles of conferences in Solid Mechanics and in Impact Loading of Lightweight Structures. He is the Editor--in--Chief and Founder of the Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures and acts in the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Impact Engineering and of the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He was a United Nation Brazilian observer on the Working Group of Vehicle Harmonization and the first president of the International Society of Impact Engineering. He supervised dozens of students at different levels. He has been publishing with authors from different universities of Brazil, UK, Germany, Bulgaria, China, South Africa, Belgium, Australia and Norway.