Bernhard A. Schrefler, Ph.D.

Dr. Schrefler is a Professor of structural mechanics with affiliation at Houston Methodist Research Institute and at the University of Padova. He is Secretary General of the International Centre for Mechanical Science at Udine (Italy). A premier scientist in his field, Dr. Schrefler has authored over four hundred peer-reviewed articles, five textbooks, and 23 edited texts. Dr. Schrefler serves on the editorial board of numerous academic journals and is active within the European Community R&D and training initiatives. Dr. Schrefler’s research addresses the fundamental aspects of applied mechanics, large-scale computation, and diverse applications to problems of practical interest. He is a well- recognized expert for stability problems, transport, nanoporous material, membranes and wrinkling, asymptotic theory of homogenization with second order and boundary layer correctors, hierarchical and concurrent multiscale methods, thermo-electro-mechanical contact, and use of Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) as constitutive models and for parameter identification for symbolic constitutive models. Dr. Schrefler uses continuum multiscale computational models and nanoporous materials to simulate and analyze tumor growth models coupled to detail therapeutic distribution.