Selda Oterkus


Role Senior Lecturer
Organisation University of Strathclyde

Dr. Selda Oterkus joined the department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering at University of Strathclyde as an assistant professor in August 2015. She is currently an associate professor and the vice-director of PeriDynamics Research Centre (PDRC). She received her PhD degree from the University of Arizona in mechanical engineering with minor degree in civil engineering and engineering mechanics. Her research mainly focuses on multi-physics modelling of materials and structures as far as damage and structural failure is concerned. Thus, her research interests include computational simulations of damage prediction in structures under various loading conditions such as thermomechanical loading, hygrothermal loading and fluid flow. In this sense, she is interested in a new method, Peridynamics, which is a very powerful technique for damage prediction. She is also working on peridynamic material model development such as thermoelasticity, viscoelasticity and plasticity. Dr. Oterkus was a visiting professor at Stanford University (USA), University of Padova (Italy) and Otto von Guericke University (Germany). She is a Special Issue Editor for Computational Material Science (Elsevier) and Journal of Mechanics (Cambridge). She is a member of the editorial boards of Scientific Reports (Springer Nature) and Journal of Peridynamics and Nonlocal Modeling (Springer).

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