Prof. Dr. Vlado A. Lubarda, Dipl. Ing.

Teaching Professor of NanoEngineering (Full Professor, Step IX)

Adjunct Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Full Professor, Step IX)

Faculty Fellow of Revelle College

Research Affiliate of CMRR

Member of the Montenegrin Academy of Engineering

Member of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts

Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts

Photo (2011): Doing research early morning in Budva

To solve a scientific problem one has to do what needs to be done.

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Painter Petar Lubarda

Prof. Dr. Branko A. Lubarda, Law School Belgrade, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights Photo

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University of California, San Diego
Department of NanoEngineering
San Diego, CA 92093-0448
Office: SME-241F
Tel: (858) 822-1661; Fax: (858) 534-9553

Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts
81000 Podgorica, R. Stijovica 5
Tel: +382-20-655-457; Fax: +382-20-655-451

Professional Distinctions

Vlado A. Lubarda received his mechanical Dipl.Ing. degree from the University of Montenegro in 1975, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 1977 and 1979. He was an Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of Montenegro from 1980-1989, Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor at Brown University from 1989-1991, and the Arizona State University from 1992-1997. Since 1998, he is an Adjunct Professor of Applied Mechanics in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the University of California, San Diego. He is also a Research Affiliate of CMRR and since 2013 a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the UCSD's NanoEngineering Department. Dr. Lubarda has done research work in the fields of elasticity, plasticity, viscoelasticity, dislocation theory, damage mechanics, nano and biomechanics. He is the author of more than 120 journal publications, and five books: Strength of Materials (University of Montenegro Press, 1985), Elastoplasticity Theory (CRC Press, 2002), Mechanics of Solids and Materials (Cambridge University Press, 2006, with R. Asaro), Topics in Solid Mechanics: Elasticity, Plasticity, Damage, Nano and Biomechanics (Obod Press, 2013), and Intermediate Solid Mechanics, (Cambridge University Press, 2020, with M. Lubarda, in press). Dr. Lubarda serves on the editorial board of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, and Acta Mechanica. Professor Lubarda is the recipient of the Barbara and Paul Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award, four Teacher of the Year Awards in the MAE and NanoEngineering Departments, and three Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards for Engineering. He is also a Fellow of Revelle College, the oldest of the six UCSD colleges. Dr. Lubarda is a member of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Montenegrin Academy of Engineering, and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.


Dipl. Eng. ME, University of Montenegro, 1975
M.S. ME (Appl. Mech.), Stanford University, 1977
Ph.D. ME (Appl. Mech.), Stanford University, 1979

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Last Updated: February 2020
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