Prof. Alojz Ivankovic, Professor of Mechanics of Materials, University College Dublin (Centre of Adhesion and Adhesives)
Prof. Ivankovic is Full Professor of Mechanics of Materials (since 2004), Head of Mechanical Engineering Programs (2006-2018), Head of Mechanical Engineering Discipline (2006-2011). He is a founding director of UCD Centre of Adhesion and Adhesives established in 2010, and UCD-Bekaert University Technology Centre (UTC) established in 2015. He is also a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London, Head of Structural Adhesives Division of Adhesion Society (2014-2016), and Irish elected member for International Fracture Society (2017-).
He currently leads the research group of 4 MSc, 8 PhD students, 2 PostDoc researchers and 1 Research Fellow. The main research focus of the group is the process-structure-property relationship towards materials by design, which involves multi-scale characterisation and modelling of thermo-mechanical, damage and fracture behaviour and nano-modification and tailor design of polymers, composites, adhesives, super-hard and additively manufactured materials. The group has access to excellent processing, thermo-mechanical testing, video, microscopy, analytical and high-performance computing facilities.