Solid Mechanics


Hamid Akbarzadeh, MCSME


Mohammad Khondoker, MCSME

Liying Jiang, MCSME


The objectives of the CSME Solid Mechanics Technical Committee (CSME-SM) are to promote, foster, organize, and coordinate activities concerning the topics related to solid mechanics in Canada and to represent Canada’s interests in solid mechanics advancement at the international level. The Solid Mechanics Technical Committee shall serve as a formal medium for overseeing and coordinating conferences, colloquia, symposia, and other technical meetings, and it shall promote innovation and excellence in fundamental and applied research and academic activities in the solid mechanics area that take place within Canada. The area spans from theoretical, computational, and experimental studies on principles of solid mechanics to next generation of rationally-designed materials/structures realized by adopting solid mechanics and material selection principles along with advanced/additive manufacturing and computational/optimization techniques. The major duty is to organize a Symposium on Solid Mechanics at the annual CSME Congress; other responsibilities include the promotion of TC opportunities within the solid mechanics community, participation in the symposium by submitting or reviewing papers, and communicating with session participants. 


Mechanics of Architected Materials, Metamaterials, Multifunctional Composites, Intelligent Materials, Structural Design, Fracture Mechanics, Plates and Shells, and Materials by Design

Terms of Reference (click to download)

Membership List:

  • Prof. Zengtao Chen, FCSME (University of Alberta) Research topoics: Fracure mechanics, Micromechanical analysis, and Thermal stress analysis 
  • Prof. Alex Kalamkarov, FCSME (Dalhousie University) Research topics: Smart materialsComposite materials, and Homogenization
  • Prof. Kefu Liu (lakehead university) Research topics: VibrationsAdaptive control, and Mechatronics
  • Prof. Patrick C. Lee (University of Toronto) Research topics: Micro-/Nano-structuringSmart foams, and Manufacturing
  • Prof. Chun iL Kim (University of Alberta) Research topics: Composite materialsBiological membranes, and Biomechanics
  • Prof. Mohammad Khondoker (University of Regina) Research topics: Additive manufacturingMulti-material 3D printing, and Innovative design
  • Prof. Changhong Cao (McGill University) Research topics: Additive manufacturing, Micro/Nano manufacturing, and Advanced materials
  • Prof. Qiao Sun (University of Calgary) Research topics: Applied mechanicsAutomation, and Robotics
  • Prof. Ramin Sedaghati (Concordia University) Research topics: Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures, and Magnetoactive Materials
  • Prof. Tom Jenkyn (Western University) Research topics: Orthopaedic biomechanics, Advanced medical imaging, and Sport science
  • Prof. Behrooz Yousefzadeh (Concordia University) Research topics: Nonlinear vibrations, Metamaterials, and Acoustics 
  • Prof. Hang Xu (Concordia University) Research topics:  Functional architected materials, Mechanical metamaterials, and Multiscale mechanics
  • Prof. Sardar Malerk (University of Victoria) Research topics:  Multiscale mechanics, Composite materials, and Bio-inspired composites
  • Prof. Fengfeng (Jeff) Xi (Toronto metropolitan university) Research topics:  Morphing Mechanisms Sensor responsive, and design Aircraft manufacturing
  • Prof. George Z.H. Zhu (York University) Research topics:  Space robotics, Computational mechanics, and Multi-functional Materials
  • Prof. Anasavarapu, Srikantha phani (University of British Columbia) Research topics:  Architected materials, Vibroacoustics, and Mechanics of materials
  • Prof. Hari Simha (University of Guelph) Research topics:  Fracture mechanics, Computational mechanics, and Mechanics of materials
  • Prof. Xiaodong Wang (University of Alberta) Research topics:  Electromechanical systems, Health monitoring of materials, and Smart structures
  • Prof. Wylie Stroberg (University of Alberta) Research topics:  Biomechanics, Biomaterials, and Mechanics of materials
  • Prof. Keivan Ahmadi (University of victoria) Research topics:  Dynamics and vibrations, Dynamics of machining processes, and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Prof. Donatus Oguamanam (Toronto metropolitan university) Research topics:  Structural mechanics, Dynamics and vibration of structures, and Intelligent structures
  • Prof. Norman M. Wereley (University of Maryland) Research topics:  Composite materials, Vibration control, and Adaptive crashworthiness systems
  • Prof. Bin Wei (Texas A&M University - Kingsville) Research topics:  Robotics, Nonlinear control, and Control theory
  • Prof. Hesheng Yu (China university of mining and technology) Research topics:  Air pollution control, Carbon capture, and Nanotechnology
  • Prof. Gobinda Saha (University of New Brunswick) Research topics:  Nanostructured materials, Biocomposites, and Additive manufacturing
  • Prof. Liying Jiang (Western University) Research topics:  Smart materials, Nanomechanics, and Multi-physics modeling
  • Prof. Marwan Hassan (University of Guelph) Research topics:  Finite element analysis, Nonlinear analysis, and Fluid-structure Interaction
  • Dr. Elli Gkouti (Postdoc) (York University) Research topics:  Multiscale modelling, Composite materials, and Soft materials

Current Activities:

  1. Symposium on Solid Mechanics as part of the 2023 CSME International Congress held at the University of Shebrooke May 28-31, 2023
  2. CSME Solid Mechanics Technical Committee will be launching a Solid Mechanics webinar series; stay tuned.
  3. Supporting CSME Transactions.

Past CSME Activities of the Chair:

  1. Symposium Organizer and Session Chair of Solid Mechanics Symposium, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering International Congress, Edmonton, Alberta, June 5 – 8, 2022
  2. Symposium Organizer and Session Chair of Solid Mechanics Symposium, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering International Congress, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, June 27 – 30, 2021 (Online)
  3. Symposium Co-organizer of Solid Mechanics, Joint Congress of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering and CFD Society of Canada, London, Ontario, June 2 – 5, 2019
  4. Symposium Co-Organizer of Manufacturing Symposium, Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME) International Congress 2018, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 27 – 30, 20, 2018