Biographical Sketch

Ellad B. Tadmor is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 1987 and 1991, and his Ph.D. from Brown University (USA) in 1996. He pioneered computer simulation methods and theories that span multiple length and time scales to predict the behavior of materials and nanodevices, including 2D materials, from their atomic structure. He has published over 65 papers in this area and two graduate-level textbooks ( Professor Tadmor is the Director of the NSF Knowledgebase of Interatomic Models project (, which is a web-based cyberinfrastructure tasked with developing standards and improving the reliability of atomistic simulations. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University (USA), Associate Professor at the Technion (Israel), and Erasmus Mundus Scholar at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Lyon (France). He received the MRS Graduate Student Award in 1995 for his work on developing the quasicontinuum method, one of the leading multiscale methods, as well as numerous awards for excellence in teaching including the Salomon Simon Mani Award in 2001. Prof. Tadmor is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Elasticity.