Graham M.L. Gladwell
, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
, has gained international recognition as a researcher, lecturer, author and editor in three areas of Applied Mechanics: Vibration Analysis, Inverse Problems in Vibration and Contact Problems in Elasticity Theory.His interdisciplinary research, which applies mathematics to engineering problems, has led not only to the solution of important technical problems in all three fields, but also, through his monographs, to the unification and codification of research in these fields.His
notable achievements include the qualitative characterization of vibrating systems, the definitive solution of inverse problems for the vibrating beam and the solution of contact problems by the systematic reduction of the governing integral equations to Riemann-Hilbert problems.