Vlado Lubarda



Research Focus
Linear and nonlinear elasticity, finite strain plasticity, viscoelasticity, dislocation mechanics, damage mechanics, micromechanics, nanomechanics, biomechanics, teaching methodology

Research Summary

Dr. Lubarda is the author of more than 130 journal publications, and five books: Strength of Materials (University of Montenegro Press, 1985), Elastoplasticity Theory (CRC Press, 2002), Mechanics of Solids and Materials (Cambridge University Press, 2006, with R. Asaro), Topics in Solid Mechanics: Elasticity, Plasticity, Damage, Nano and Biomechanics (Obod Press, 2013), and Intermediate Solid Mechanics, (Cambridge University Press, 2020, with M. Lubarda). 

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Vlado Lubarda received his mechanical degree from the University of Montenegro in 1975, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 1977 and 1979. He was an Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of Montenegro from 1980-1989, a Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor at Brown University from 1989-1991, and at Arizona State University from 1992-1997. Since 1998, he has been an Adjunct Professor of Applied Mechanics in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and since 2013 a Teaching Professor in the NanoEngineering Department of UCSD. Professor Lubarda serves on the editorial board of Theoretical and Applied MechanicsMathematics and Mechanics of Solids, and Acta Mechanica. He is a Fellow of Revelle College, a member of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.