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Symposium to honor Valery Levitas is part of Panama plasticity conference

Levitas speaking
Levitas is shown addressing the audience during the symposium in his honor.

Valery Levitas, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor in Aerospace Engineering, was honored in a special symposium in Panama City, Panama.

Arranged by aerospace engineering assistant professor Liming Xiong and  George Voyiadjis of Louisiana State University, it was held as part of the 25th International Conference on Plasticity, Damage & Fracture 2019. The symposium was part of the Khan International Award for outstanding contributions to the field of plasticity over a period of twenty-four years (1993-2017), which Levitas received in 2018.

The symposium brought together world-wide distinguished researchers from Northwestern University, University of California-Santa Barbara, University of Nevada, Northeastern University, Iowa State University, Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, and the Army Research Laboratory) in addition to researchers from Germany, France, Italy and Japan.

Levitas also holds a secondary professorship in Iowa State’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.