Roger L. Fosdick

Roger Fosdick

Roger L. Fosdick

College of Science & Engineering Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics

Contact

Akerman Hall
Room 205A
110 Union Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Education

B.S., Mech. Engineering, Ill. Institute of Tech., 1959

Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Brown University, 1963

Professional Background

1969 – 2013: Professor of Mechanics Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota

2006: Visiting Professor Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale Universita di Bari Bari, Italy (January-June)

2004: Visiting Professor Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale Universita di Bari Bari, Italy Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile Universita di Roma ”Tor Vergata” Rome, Italy (May-June)

2003: Visiting Professor Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale Universita di Bari Bari, Italy Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture Universita degli Studi di Parma Parma, Italy Instituto di Scienza delle Costruzioni Universita di Pisa Pisa, Italy (June-July)

1997: CNR Visiting Professor Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale Universita di Bari Bari, Italy Instituto di Scienza delle Costruzioni Universita di Pisa Pisa, Italy (April 14-May 15)

1994: Visiting Professor Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale Universita di Bari Bari, Italy Instituto di Scienza delle Costruzioni Universita di Pisa Pisa, Italy (May 21-June 15)

1991: CNR Visiting Professor Instituto di Matematica Applicata Universita degli Studi di Padova Padova, Italy Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale Universita di Bari Bari, Italy Instituto di Scienza delle Costruzioni Universita di Pisa Pisa, Italy (May 27-June 22)

1990 – 1991: Program Coordinator Institute for Mathematics and its Applications Phase Transitions and Free Boundaries University of Minnesota

1989: Visiting Professor Instituto di Matematica Applicata Universita degli Studi di Padova Padova, Italy (May 19–June 7)

1987: CNR Visiting Professor Instituto di Scienza delle Costruzioni Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy (2 months) Summer University Faculty Thermomechanical and Physical Div.1534 Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM (2 months)

1986: Summer University Faculty Thermomechanical and Physical Div. 1534 Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM (2 months)

Summer University Faculty Thermomechanical and Physical Div. 1534 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM (2 months)

1982: Visiting Professor Planta Piloto de Ingenieria Quimica Universidad Nacional del Sur Bahia Blanca, Argentina (2 months)

1980: Erskine Fellow Department of Civil Engineering and Visiting Professor University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand (2 months)

1977: Visiting Professor Department of Chemical Engineering Federal University of Rio de Janeiro COPPE, Brazil (2 months)

1965 – 1969: Associate Professor of Mechanics Department of Mechanics Illinois Institute of Technology

1962 – 1965: Assistant Professor of Mechanics Department of Mechanics Illinois Institute of Technology

1965: Resident Research Associate Argonne National Laboratories (3 months)

1964: Consultant ITT Research Institute (1 month) Research Associate Division of Applied Mathematics Brown University (2 months)

1961 – 1962: Visiting Fellow Mathematics Department University of Durham, King’s College Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

1959 – 1962: National Defense Act Fellow Graduate Student and Research Assistant Division of Applied Mathematics Brown University

Research Interests

Professor Fosdick's research interests include broad spectrum of problems in thermodynamics and continuum mechanics at both the applied and foundation levels and the study of non-linear material behavior using the methods of applied mathematics.

Subjects and Courses Taught

Undergraduate

AEM 2011 -- Statics

AEM 3031 -- Deformable Body Mechanics

AEM 4581 -- Mechanics of Solids

Graduate

AEM 5501 -- Continuum Mechanics

AEM 5503 -- Theory of Elasticity

AEM 8511 -- Advanced Topics in Continuum Mechanics

Honors and Awards

Honorary Degree (Laurea Specialistica Honoris Causa in Ingegneria Meccanica), Politecnico di Bari, December, 2005

Engineering Science Medal for contributions to Engineering Science in the Understanding of Instabilities in Complex Fluids and Solids. Society of Engineering Science, October, 2010

Fellow, American Academy of Mechanics, 1993

Editorial Positions

Editorial Board, Journal of Differential Equations and Nonlinear Mechanics (2005 - Present)

Editorial Board, Electronic Journal of Mathematical & Physical Sciences (2002 - Present)

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Elasticity (1998 - Present)

Editorial Board, Journal of Elasticity (1970 - Present)

Editorial Board, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics (1996–2006) 

Selected Publications

Y. Chen, R. Fosdick, & E. Fried, Representation for a smooth isometric mapping from a connected planar domain to a surface, Journal of Elasticity, 119(1-2), 335-350 (2015)

R. Fosdick, A generalized continuum theory with internal corner and surface contact interactions , Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 28(1-2), 275-292 (2016)

Y. Chen, R. Fosdick & E. Fried, Isometric deformations of unstretchable material surfaces, a spatial.  variational treatment. J. Mech. Physics of Solids, 116, 290-322 (2018) 

Y. Chen, R. Fosdick & E. Fried, Representation of a smooth isometric deformation of a planar material region into a curved surface. J. Elasticity, 130, 145-195 (2018)

Y. Chen, R. Fosdick & E. Fried, Issues concerning isometric deformations of planar regions to curved surfaces. J. Elasticity, 132, 1-42 (2018)

R. Fosdick, A causality setting for elasticity theory. J. Elasticity, 135, 261-293 (2019) 

R. Fosdick & G. Royer-Carfagni, Hadamard’s conditions of compatibility from Cesaro's line-integral representation. Int. J. Engineering Science, 146, 1-12 (2020) 

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