Loc Vu Quoc
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Florida, USA
Loc Vu-Quoc received the Diplôme dIngénieur in Structural Engineering with Highest Honors (Avec Les Félicitations du Jury) from the Institut National des Science Appliquées, Lyon, France, in 1979. After a brief stint (Summer 78, Summer 79) at Engineering Systems International (ESI), Rungis, France, he joined the Centre Technique des Industries Mécaniques (CETIM), Senlis, France for two years (1979-81), and worked on the development of a finite element code for use in the French nuclear engineering program and in other small to medium mechanical industries. In 1982, he received a M.S. degree in Structural Mechanics from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago then at the University of California at Berkeley, he was conferred in 1985 a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and in 1986 a Ph.D. degree in Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics . After two years of postdoctoral work at Stanford and Berkeley, he joined the University of Florida in 1988, and is currently Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. In 1990, he received the NSF Presidential Young Investigator award. His current research interests are in applied/computational electromagnetics/mechanics, and in power electronics simulation. In 1996, Dr. Vu-Quoc was bestowed with a Teaching Improvement Program Award for excellence in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses.
Fracture mechanics, composite materials; computational electromagnetic, power-electronic simulation; solid-shell formulation for adaptive materials; Finite elements, meshfree/particle methods, dynamics of flexible structures, optimization and control.