Prof. Ardeshir Guran
Professor Ardeshir Guran received his basic education in Medicine (Tehran University, Medical School) and in Structural Engineering (Aryamehr University of Technology). Received postgraduate degrees from McGill University (MEng in Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics), MMath (in Mathematics), and PhD (in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) both from the University of Toronto. He was a post doctoral fellow at US Army Research office, Triangle Park, in North Carolina, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering (Virginia Polytechnic Institute), Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Catholic University of America) and Full Professor of Electricaring Engineering (University of Southern California). He also was an invited professor (with the rank of full professor) at the University of Bordeaux (France), Johannes Kepler University (Austria), Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), Vekua Institute of Applied Mathematics of Tbilisi State University (Georgia). In 1996 he recieved the award of French ministry of higher education and research. In 2002 he recieved the certificate of distinction for both his teaching and research from the rector of the Johannes Kepler University (Austria). Dr. Guran was the plenary speaker in many scientific meetings including Second Conference of the Euro-American Consortium for Promoting the Application of Mathematics in Technical and Natural Sciences (Amitans 2010), Tenth International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP 2011), Seventeenth Czeck International Conference on Engineering Mechanics (IM 2001), Second Georgian International Conference on Nonclassical Problems of Mechanics (2012) Fouth International Congress of Serbian Society of Mechanics (29th Yugoslavian, 2013), XVIII. Slovak - Polish International Scientific Conference on Machine Modeling and Simulation (MMS 2013). His book on Theory of Elasticity (co-author Teodor Atanackovic) and published by Birkhauser first in 2000 is translated into French, Russian, Serbian and Georgian languages. Professor Guran is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of series on Stability, Vibrations and Control of Systems.