Hussein M. Zbib

Hussein M. Zbib earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1981, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1983 and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics in 1987 all from Michigan Tech. In 1988 he was hired as an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University. He was promoted to Professor in 1998. Currently he is Interim Director and Professor of the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University (WSU) Pullman, WA. While at Michigan Tech he taught for seven years as a graduate student, Instructor and Visiting Assistant Professor. He is also the Director of the Computational Mechanics and Materials Laboratories at WSU.
In 2003 he received the 2003 Computational Mechanics Achievement Award from the Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers for his distinguished achievements in the field of computational mechanics. He was named a Fellow of ASME in 2001 which recognizes exceptional engineering achievement and contributions to the engineering profession. Other awards include the 1994 Research Excellence Award from the College of Engineering at WSU, the 1994 and 2000 Research Award from the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at WSU, two Japanese Fellowships, the NSF Research Initiation Award, and a NATO Fellowship.
He is very active professionally and serves on a number of national and international committees. He was selected as the Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology in 1997. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the International Journal of Plasticity, Member of the Board of Review of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, in 2000, Member of the International Advisory Board: Materials Science Research International in Japan 2001, Review Committee Member of the “Revue de Mecanique Appliquee et Theorique, Morocco Society of Mechanics Science.” He is the chair of the joint ASME MD-AMD Committee on Constitutive Equations. His publication record includes six edited books and over 160 technical articles. He and wife, Marcia, reside in Pullman, WA.