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Ahmed E. Elbanna

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Associate Professor

Expertise: Physics of Earthquake ruptures - Complex Systems - Fracture Mechanics
About Me Publications
Ahmed E. Elbanna holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering (2011) and an M.S. in applied mechanics (2006), both from CALTECH, and an M.S. in structural engineering (2005) and B.S. in civil engineering (2003) from Cairo University. He was a postdoc in Physics at UCSB (2011-2012). He joined UIUC as an assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2013 and he currently leads the Mechanics of Complex Systems Laboratory. Elbanna's research focuses on problems in theoretical and applied mechanics of solids, in the presence and absence of pore fluids, with special emphasis on fracture, deformation and wave propagation problems as they arise in geophysics, biological materials, and material design. He is a fellow of National Center of Supercomputing Applications, a faculty affiliate of Beckman Institute of Advanced Studies, a recipient of NSF Faculty Early CAREER award, and the recipient of Journal of Applied Mechanics paper award (2019).

SCEC Participation

SCEC Committee for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Member (2023 - Present)
SCEC Committee on Professional Conduct, Member (2020 - Present)
SCEC Science Planning Committee, Group Co-Leader (2019 - Present)