Prof. Martin Ostoja-Starzewski

Room 232 Mechanical Engineering Building
Department of Mechanical Science & Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1206 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL, 61801-2906

Tel: 217-265-0900217-265-0900 
Fax: 217-244-9980

My departmental webpage                

co-Director of NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures

Interview on International Innovation download

Interview on

Illinois team uses Ember to simulate 1 million-grain cube of steel

Short-Course: Mechanics-of-Random-and-Fractal-Materials-and-Structures

discussing multifunctional filters at Freiberg-workshop


Member of The Institute for Condensed Matter Theory, 2007-
Faculty at Beckman Institute, 2008-
Member of University Senate, 2007-2009

IACAT Fellow of NCSA (2013-14)

Associate of Center for Advanced Study (2013-14)

Fellow ASME
Fellow AAM
Fellow WIF
Associate Fellow AIAA

Honorary Fellow of Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials

Member ISIMM (Executive Committee)

Chairman of PACAM (Pan American Congresses of Applied Mechanics) Committee at American Academy of Mechanics AAM


  • 1977, Engineer, Cracow University of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Poland
  • 1980, M.Eng. (Thesis), McGill University, Mechanical Engineering
  • 1983, Ph.D. (Dean's Honour List), McGill University, Mechanical Engineering

Visiting scientist

  • 1989 and 1990, Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University
  • 1994 and 1995, Institute for Mechanics and Materials, UCSD
  • 1994, EPFL - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne
  • 1995, École Polytechnique, France
  • 1999 and 2000, École des Mines de Paris, France
  • 2001, GKSS Research Centre, Geesthacht, Germany
  • 2004, IMWF, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2011, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Italy
  • 2012, Timoshenko Distinguished Visitor, Mechanics and Computation Group, Stanford University
  • 2012, Visiting Professor, Laboratoire Modélisation et Simulation Multi Echelle - MSME UMR 8208 CNRS Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée