讲座主题：Granular Micromechanics: A paradigm for continuum modeling
Dr. Anil Misra is a Professor in the Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering Department of the University of Kansas (KU), Lawrence, and AssociateDirector of KU Institute for Bioengineering Research (IBER). He has a broad research interest that spans topics covering both basic and applied aspects of civil engineering, particularly, engineering mechanics, materials and geotechnical engineering.
Dr. Misra's research has focused upon the analytical, computational and experimental micro-mechanics of granular materials. In particular, he has pioneered the method of granular micromechanics with which he seeks to develop generalized (micromorphic) continuum model of a range of granular materials and materials with granular texture, including geomaterials, biomaterials, cement/asphalt concrete, polymers, and architectured/metamaterials. He is deeply interested in interdisciplinary research at the intersection of mechanics and material science. He is continues his work in granular micromechanics, mechanics of dental interfaces; and multi-modal material characterization using high-resolution techniques.
Dr. Misra was awarded the 2017 Eugenio Beltrami Senior Scientist Prize for his seminal contributions to granular micromechanics, his pioneering works and innovations in theoreticaland experimental mechanics, and his ability to transcend basic and applied research. He was selected as a Fulbright Specialist in Engineering Educationin 2018. He has been honored for his work with Chair and Visiting Professorships as well as membership of academic boards at international universities. He has also been recognized at his home institutions of KU and UMKC with various research and teachingawards.