• Professor
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • TEES Distinguished Research Professor
Alan Needleman

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Harvard University, 1971
  • M.S. Harvard University, 1967
  • B.S. University of Pennsylvania, 1966

Awards & Honors

  • Mindlin Lecture, Columbia University, 2015.
  • Talbot Lecture, University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne, 2014.
  • Frank Otto Distinguished Lecture, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2013.
  • Timoshenko Lecture, Stanford University, 2012.
  • Distinguished Israel Pollack Lecturer, The Technion, Haifa, Israel, 2011.
  • Honorary Professor, Dalian University of Technology (China), 2014.
  • Texas A&M Institute of Advanced Study Faculty Fellow, Eminent Scholar in Residence, 2013.
  • Timoshenko Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineering, 2011.
  • Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2007.
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Ecole Normale Superior de Cachan, France 2006.
  • Drucker Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineering, 2006.
  • Doctor Technices Honoris Causa, The Technical University of Denmark, 2006.
  • Prager Medal, Society of Engineering Science, 2006.
  • Recognized by ISI (Science Citation Index) as a Highly Cited Author in both the fields of Engineering and Materials Science.
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering, 2000.
  • Fellow, American Academy of Mechanics, 1995.
  • Honorary Member, MECAMAT (Groupe Français de Mecanique des Matériaux), 1991.
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1989.
  • John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship 1977

Selected Publications

  • A. Needleman, “Some Issues in Cohesive Surface Modeling,” Procedia IUTAM, 10, 221-246 (2014).
  • A. Srivastava, L. Ponson, S. Osovski, E. Bouchaud, V. Tvergaard, A. Needleman, “Effect of Inclusion Density on Ductile Fracture Toughness and Roughness,” J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 63, 62-79 (2014).
  • J.J.C. Remmers, R. De Borst, C.V. Verhoosel and A. Needleman, “The Cohesive Band Model: A Cohesive Surface Formulation with Stress Triaxiality,” International Journal of Fracture, 181, 177–188 (2013).
  • A. Srivastava and A. Needleman, “Void growth versus void collapse in a creeping single crystal.” Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 61, 1169-1184 (2013).
  • V. Tvergaard and A. Needleman, "Effect of viscoplastic material parameters on polymer indentation." Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 20, 065002 (2012).
  • A.E. Huespe, A. Needleman, J. Oliver, P.J. Sánchez, "A Finite Thickness Band Method for Ductile Fracture Analysis," Int. J. Plast., 25, 2349-2365 (2009).
  • A. Srivastava, S. Gopagoni, A. Needleman, V. Seetharaman, A. Staroselsky, R. Banerjee, "Effect of specimen thickness on the creep response of a Ni-based single crystal superalloy," Acta Mater., 60, 5697–5711 (2012).
  • J.J.C. Remmers, R. de Borst and A. Needleman, "A Cohesive Segments Method for the Simulation of Crack Growth," Comp. Mech., 31, 69-77, (2003).
  • L. Nicola, E. Van der Giessen and A. Needleman, "Discrete Dislocation Analysis of Size Effects in Thin Films," J. Appl. Phys., 93, 5920-5928 (2003).
  • M. Wallin, W.A. Curtin, M. Ristinmaa and A. Needleman, "Multi-Scale Plasticity Modeling: Coupled Discrete Dislocation and Continuum Crystal Plasticity," J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 56, 3167-3180 (2008).
  • V.S. Deshpande, A. Needleman and E. Van der Giessen, “Scaling of Discrete Dislocation Predictions for Near-Threshold Fatigue Crack Growth,” Acta Mater., 51, 4637-4651 (2003).