Academic Activities

A. University

  • Member of the Search Committee for the Materials Faculty Positions in LSU CAPITAL, Center for Applied Information Technology and Learning 2001-2003.
  • Materials Science & Engineering Task force at LSU, 2001-present.
  • Member of the Search Committee for Director of LSU CAPITAL, Center for Applied Information Technology and Learning 2001-2003.
  • Faculty Senate Executive Committee, 2000-2001.
  • Special Task Force on “Learning Communities at LSU,” 2000- present.
  • Council on “Learning Communities at LSU,” 2000 – present.
  • Chairman, Committee to Review the Degree Programs in the School of Human Ecology, 1999 -2000.
  • University Ad Hoc Advisory Committee of the Selection of the Towers of Excellence, 1999.
  • Commission of Academic Status to Study Job Assignments, and Term Appointments of Instructors and Research Professors at LSU, 1998-1999.
  • Committee to Review the Remote Sensing and Image Processing Laboratory, 1998.
  • Chairman, Committee for Selection of “LSU Alumni Professorships” Awards, 1997-1998.
  • Chairman, Committee to Review the Degree Programs in the Department of Petroleum Engineering, 1997-98.
  • Chairman, Program Review Council, 1999-2000.
  • Program Review Council (Evaluation of Academic Programs at “LSU”), 1996-2001.
  • Chairman, Committee for Selection of “LSU Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty” Awards, 1996.
  • University Awards Selection Committee, 1996-present.
  • Council on Research, 1994-1997.
  • Chairman, Committee to Review the Engineering Research Summer Stipend Program, 1996.
  • University Committee for Review of Louisiana Energy Enhancement Program Proposals, 1995.
  • University Program Review Committee, 1994-1995.
  • Special Advisory Committee to the Provost, 1995.
  • SACS Graduate and Professional Programs Committee, 1992-1994.
  • Member of the Faculty Senate, 1993-1995, 1996-1999, 2000-2003.
  • Graduate Council, 1990-1994.
  • Chairman, Committee to Review Ph.D. Proposal in Anthropology, 1992.
  • Committee to Review Ph.D. Proposal in Library Science, 1992.
  • Chairman, University Awards Selection Committee, 1991-1994.
  • Instructional Support and Development Advisory Council, 1991-1994.
  • Committee to Study Graduate Faculty Membership, 1991.
  • Faculty Advisor for the International Expo 1991-1994.
  • University Ad Hoc Committee to Review Promotion and Tenure of Faculty, 1990-1994.
  • Committee for Selection of a Vector Processor for the University, 1986-1987.

B. College of Engineering

  • Chairman, Search Committee for Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2005-2006, 2008-2009.
  • Search Committee for Head of Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, 2001-2002.
  • Chairman, Coordination Council on Materials Science Engineering & Technology, 2001-present.
  • Committee to Evaluate Re-appointment of Chairman of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1998.
  • College Policy Committee, 1997-1999, 1999-2001.
  • College Ad Hoc Committee to Review Promotion and Tenure of Faculty, 1997-1998, 2000-2001.
  • Search Committee for Chair of Mechanical Engineering, 1994-1995.
  • Chairman, Committee to Evaluate Re-appointment of Chairman of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1994.
  • Search Committee for Chairman of Chemical Engineering, 1993-1994.
  • Standing Committee for the Awarding of Titled Professorships in the College of Engineering, 1993-1998.
  • Committee to Evaluate Re-appointment of Chairman of Chemical Engineering, 1992.
  • Selection Committee of the 1992 College of Engineering Hall of Distinction.
  • Committee to Evaluate Re-appointment of Chairman of Petroleum Engineering, 1992.
  • College Committee on Materials, 1991-present.
  • Chairman, College Ad Hoc Committee to Review Promotion and Tenure of Faculty, 1990-1993.
  • Committee on Computing, 1989-present.
  • Search Committee for Director of Materials Science, 1981-1982.
  • Material Science Program Advisory Committee, 1980-1982.
  • Chairman, Interdepartmental Mechanics Program Task Committee, 1980-1981.

C. Civil Engineering Department

  • Search Committee for Faculty Position in Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 2000-01.
  • Search Committee for Faculty Position in Geotechnical Engineering, 1999-00.
  • Search Committee for two Joint Faculty Positions with Southern University, in Pavement Materials, and Geotechnical Engineering, 1999-00.
  • Departmental Strategic Plan Committee, 1998-present.
  • Standing Committee for the Awarding of Titled Professorships in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1998-present.
  • Coordinator of Graduate Studies for Civil and Environmental Programs, 1998-present.
  • Chairman, Civil and Environmental Engineering Scholarship Committee, 1998-1999.
  • Chairman, Search Committee for Faculty Position in Geotechnical Engineering, 1996-97.
  • Chairman, ABET Laboratory Committee, 1995-97.
  • Search Committee for Faculty Positions in Structures and Mechanics, 1994-95.
  • Chairman, Search Committee for Faculty Position in Environmental Engineering, 1994-95.
  • Coordinator of the Statics (5 sections), Mechanics of Materials (3 sections), Mechanics of Materials Laboratory (2 sections), and the Dynamics and Vibrations courses every semester, 1991-1998.
  • Chairman, Departmental Committee to Review Promotion and Tenure, 1991-92.
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 1991-1993.
  • Department Safety Committee, 1991-present.
  • Departmental Task Committee for Undergraduate Evaluation of the ABET Review, 1990-91.
  • Committee to Review Promotion and Tenure, 1986-87.
  • Director of the Mechanics of Materials Laboratory, 1985-present.
  • Structural Engineering and Mechanics Program Area Group, 1980-present.
  • Chairman, Graduate Programs Committee, 1981-1989.
  • Textbook Evaluation Committee, 1980-1983.

Professional Activities

A. Committee Memberships

  • Member of the Awards Committee for the Rising Star of the International Journal of Plasticity, December 2005 – December 2000.
  • Policy Committee Board Member, Louisiana Transportation Research Center, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, 2005-present.
  • Member of Board of Directors – Society of Engineering Science, January 2004 – December 2008. Vice President (2006), President (2007).
  • Member of the Awards Committee of the Society of Engineering Science, January 2005 – December 2007.
  • Committee Member of the ASME Metallic Materials Technical Committee (1994 – present).
  • Committee Member of the ASME Joint AMD-MD Committee on Constitutive Equations (Committee Member from 1990-present; Chair 1995–1998, 2007-2010; Vice-Chair 1998-1999, 2004-2005).
  • Committee Member of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division, Technical Committee on Inelastic Behavior (Committee Member and Control Member from 1988 – 2000, and 2001 – 2008; Vice-Chair 1996 – 1997, 1999 – 2000, and 2004 – 2005, 2007 – 2008; Chair 1997 – 1999, and 2005 – 2007).
  • Committee Member of the ASCE Structural Division, Technical Committee on Analysis and Design of Structures, Sub-Committee on Methods of Analysis (1983 – 1993).
  • Committee Member of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division, Technical Committee on Elasticity (1983 – 1991, 1992 – Present).
  • Committee Member of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division, Technical Committee on Properties of Materials (Committee Member 2000 – present).

B. Reviewer

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Acta Mechanica
  • Composites Engineering Journal
  • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
  • International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics
  • International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • International Journal of Plasticity
  • International Journal of Solids and Structures
  • Journal of Applied Mechanics (ASME)
  • Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology (ASME)
  • Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE)
  • Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE)
  • Metallurgical Transactions
  • National Science Foundation, Research Proposals in Mechanics of Solids and Geomechanics
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lewis Research Center
  • The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering
  • Greek Ministry of National Education: Greek Institution of Higher Education, Final Panel of the ‘Information Technology Enhancement of Undergarduate Curriculum Programs,’ Funds Provided by the European Common Market, December 2002.
  • Greek Ministry of National Education: Greek Institution of Higher Education, Advisory Panelist of the ‘Post Graduate Curriculum Programs,’ Funds Provided by the European Common Market, March 2001.
  • National Science Foundation Advisory Panelist, Information Technology Research (ITR) for National Priorities, June 2004.
  • National Science Foundation Advisory Panelist, Nanoscale Exploratory Research (NER), DMII, Nanomanufacturing Program, March 2002.
  • National Science Foundation Advisory Panelist, Siting and Geotechnical Systems, October 1997.
  • National Science Foundation Advisory Panelist, Presidential Faculty Fellows, Phase II Panel, April 1996.
  • National Science Foundation Advisory Panelist, Mechanics and Materials Program, February 1995.
  • National Science Foundation Advisory Panelist, Geomechanical, Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental Systems, March 1995.

C. Conference Organizer

  • Organizer of the “FAAM2008 First American Academy of Mechanics Conference 2008,” New Orleans, Louisiana, June 17 – 20, 2008.
  • Organizer of the “McMat2005 Mechanics and Materials Conference”, The 2005 Joint ASCE/ASME/SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, June 1 – 3, 2005.
  • Co-Organizer in Collaboration with the University of Cyprus, of the First International Conference on “Multiscale Materials Phenomena in Harsh Environments,” Limassol, Cyprus, June 2000.

D. Session Organizer in Conferences and/or Organizing Committee Member

  • On the Scientific Committee of the EMI 2011 (Engineering Mechanics Institute 2011) of the ASCE, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2011.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of three sessions of the Symposium on “Multiscale Behavior of Damage and Failure Mechanics,” held in the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) 2011 Conference of the ASCE, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2011.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of two sessions of the Symposium on “Multiscale Modeling of Micro/Nano Structural Thin Films,” held in the 2010 ASME, IMECE Conference, on Mechanics of Materials, Vancouver, Canada, November 2010.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of two sessions of the Symposium on “Modeling and Simulation at Atomic Scale,” held in the 2010 ASME, IMECE Conference, on Mechanics of Materials, Vancouver, Canada, November 2010.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of three sessions of the Symposium on “Multiscale Behavior of Damage and Failure Mechanics,” held in the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) 2010 Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, August 2010.
  • On the International Scientific and Organizing Committee of the 16th International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications, St. Kitts, January 2010.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of one session of the Symposium on “Gradient Theory and Single Crystals,” held in the 16th International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications, St. Kitts, January 2010.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of three sessions of the Symposium on “Experimental and Theoretical Characterization for the Inelastic Behavior of the Micro/Nanostructured Thin Films,” held in the 2009 ASME, IMECE Conference, on Mechanics of Materials, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, November 2009.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of four sessions of the Symposium on “Multi-Scale Behavior of Damage and Failure Mechanics,” held in the 2009 Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics of Materials, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, June 2009.
  • On the Scientific Organizing Steering Committee of the 1st International Conference on Material Modeling, Dortmund, Germany, September 15-17, 2009.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of two sessions of the Symposium on “Plasticity and Damage Size Effects at Micron and Nano Length Scales,” held in the 2008 45th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, October 2008.
  • Short Course Organizer on “Damage Mechanics and Micromechanics of Localized Fracture Phenomena in Inelastic Solids,” in the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM), Udine, Italy, July 7-11, 2008, Participating Invited Lecturers: Piotr Perzyna, Tomasz Lodygowski, Antonio Rinaldi, Peter I. Kattan and George Z. Voyiadjis.
  • On the Scientific Organizing Steering Committee of the Second US-France Symposium, ICACM 2008, the International Center for Applied Computational Mechanics, Rocamadour, France, May 28-30, 2008.
  • On the Scientific Steering Committee of the Inaugural International Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 19-21, 2008.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of two sessions of the Symposium on “Plasticity and Damage Size Effects at Micron and Nano Length Scales,” held in the 2007 44th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, Texas A&M, College Station, October 21-24, 2007.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of three sessions of the Symposium on “Bridging the Length Scales,” held in the 2006 ASME, IMECE, Chicago, Illinois, November 5-10, 2006.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of one session of the Symposium on “Fabric Tensors in Damage,” held in The 43rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, Penn State, Pennsylvania, August 13-16, 2006.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of two sessions of the Symposium on “Size Effects at the Micron and Submicron Length Scales in Metals,” held in The 43rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, Penn State, Pennsylvania, August 13-16, 2006.
  • Organizer and Co-Chairman of two sessions of the Symposium on “Physically Based Constitutive Models for Metals: Theory and Computation,” held in The 7th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Los Angeles, California, July 16-22, 2006.
  • Co-organizer and Co-Chairman of two sessions of the Symposium on “Nonlocal and Generalized Continua for Solids,” held in The 15th U.S. National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Boulder, Colorado, June 25-30, 2006.
  • Organizer, and Co-Chairman of two sessions of the Symposium on “Size Effects at the Micron and Submicron Length Scales in Metals,” held in The 43rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, University Park, Pennsylvania, August 13-16, 2006.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of one session of the Symposium on “Engineering Approaches to Biological Tissues,” held in the, 2005 Joint ASCE/ASME/SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials (McMat2005), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, June 2005.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of five sessions of the Symposium on “Nonlocal and Generalized Continua for Solids,” held in the, The 2005 Joint ASCE/ASME/SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials (McMat2005), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, June 2005.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of four sessions of the Symposium on “Honoring the Career and Contributions of Professor Dusan Krajcinovic,” held in the, The 2005 Joint ASCE/ASME/SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials (McMat2005), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, June 2005.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of one session of the Symposium on “Fabric Tensors in Damage Mechanics,” held in the, The 2005 Joint ASCE/ASME/SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials (McMat2005), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, June 2005.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of ten sessions of the Symposium on “Damage Mechanics,” held in the, ICF11, 11th International Conference on Fracture, Turin, Italy, March 2005.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of one session of the Symposium on “Multi-scale Modeling,” held in the NUMIFORM The 8th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Industrial Forming Processes, Columbus, Ohio, June 2004.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of three sessions of the Symposium on “Length-Scale Constitutive Modeling of Pre- and Post-Failure Response of Civil Engineering Materials”, held in the ASCE 17th Engineering Mechanics Conference, The University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, June 2004.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of one session of the Symposium on “Mechanics of Composites in the Infrastructure,” held in the ASCE 16th Engineering Mechanics Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, July 2003.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of three sessions of the Symposium on “Tribute to Kirk Valanis,” held in the ASCE 16th Engineering Mechanics Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, July 2003.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of one session of the Symposium on “Mechanics of Materials at Nano and Micro Scales,” held in the ASCE 16th Engineering Mechanics Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, July 2003.
  • Co-Organizer of four sessions of the Symposium on Continuum Plasticity and Damage Mechanics, held in the SES 2002, 39th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science Conference, State College, Pennsylvania, October 2002.
  • Co-Organizer of two sessions of the Symposium on Computational Multiscale Nanomechanics: Bridging the Length Scales, held in the WCCM V Fifth World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Vienna, Austria, July 2002.
  • Organizer of nine sessions of the Symposium on Achievements in Mechanics in Honor of Professor Z. Mroz, held in the USNCTAM14 Fourteenth U.S. National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Blacksburg, Virginia, June 2002.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of two sessions of the Symposium on “Multi-Scale Modeling of Materials,” held in the EM2002 15th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division Conference, Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, June 2002.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of six sessions of the Symposium on “Multi-Scale Modeling of Materials,” held in the 2001 Mechanics and Materials Summer Conference, University of California, San Diego, California, June 2001.
  • This conference is jointly represented by ASME Materials Division (MD) and the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD), ASCE’s Engineering Mechanics Division and the Society of Engineering Sciences (SES).
  • On the International Scientific Committee of the 33rd Solid Mechanics Conference, Zakopane, Polland, September 2000.
  • On the International Scientific and Organizing Committee of the International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications, Whistler, Canada, July 2000.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of three sessions of the Symposium on “Bridging of Multiple Scales for the Analysis of Damage and Inelastic Mechanisms,” held in the International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications, Whistler, Canada, July 2000.
  • On the Steering Committee of the EM2000 Fourteenth Engineering Mechanics Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers, May 2000.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of six sessions of the Symposium on “Multi Scale Modeling of Damage and Material Characterization with Microstructure,” held in the 14th Engineering Mechanics Conference (EM2000), ASCE/EMD, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, May 2000.
  • Organizer and Chairman of two sessions of the Symposium on “Damage and Failure of Composites,” held in the 36th Annual Technical Meeting Society of Engineering Science, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, October 1999.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of four sessions of the Symposium on “Progress in Damage Mechanics,” held in the 5th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, August, 1999.
  • Organizer and Chairman of two sessions of the Symposium on “Damage Mechanics,” held in the Fourth International Conference on Constitutive Laws for Engineering Materials, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, July, 1999.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of three sessions of the Symposium on “Damage Mechanics in Materials and Microstructure,” held in the 13th Engineering Mechanics Conference, ASCE/EMD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, June, 1999.
  • On the International Scientific and Organizing Committee of the 7th International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications, Cancun, Mexico, January, 1999.
  • On the Steering Committee of the 1999 New Orleans Structures Congress, New Orleans, Louisiana, April, 1999.
  • On the International Scientific Committee of the 35th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, Pullman, Washington, September 27-30, 1998.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of three sessions of the Symposium on “Damage and Plasticity Theory,” held in the 7th International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications, Cancun, Mexico, January, 1999.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of two sessions of the Symposium on “Damage Materials and Structures Subjected to High Strain Rate Loading,” held in the Thirteenth U.S. National Congress of Applied Mechanics. In Gainesville, Florida, in June of 1998.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of three sessions of the Symposium on “Failure Predictions in Dynamic Environments,” held in the 1997 ASME, IMECE, Dallas, Texas, November 1997.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of eleven sessions of the Symposium on “Damage Mechanics in Engineering Materials,” held in the Joint ASME/ASCE/SES Mechanics Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, June/July 1997.
  • Organizer and Chairman of the Symposium on “High Temperature Fatigue in Metal Matrix Composites,” held in the Society of Engineering Science 33rd Annual Technical Meeting, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, October 1996.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of four sessions of the Symposium on “Damage and Interfacial Debonding in Composites,” held in the 32nd Society of Engineering Science Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, October/November 1995.
  • On the Organizing Committee of the 32nd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 29 – November 1, 1995.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of four sessions of the Symposium on “Micromechanics of Fibers or Composites,” held in the 2nd International Conference on Composites Engineering, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1995.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of four sessions of the Symposium on “Fatigue of Composites,” to be held in the 2nd International Conference on Composites Engineering, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1995.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of five sessions of the Symposium on “Inelasticity and Micromechanics of Metal Matrix Composites,” held in the Twelfth U.S. National Congress of Applied Mechanics, Seattle, Washington, June/July 1994.
  • Panel Member of the session on “Damage Accumulation and Life Prediction in Metal Matrix Composites,” of the National Science Foundation Workshop on “Processing and Constitutive Modeling of Advanced Engineered Materials,” Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, October 1993.
  • Organizer and Co-Chairman of four sessions on “Modeling and Applications in Microstructural Characterization of Large Plastic Deformations,” held in the Fourth International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications, Baltimore, Maryland, July 1993.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of four sessions of the Maciej P. Bieniek Symposium on “Mechanics of Materials and Structures,” held in the MEET’N’93, First Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Mechanics Conference, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 1993.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of four sessions of the Ray Clough Symposium on “Computational and Analytical Methods for Structures with Nonlinear Material Behavior, Damage, and Fracture,” held in the 29th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, September 1992.
  • Organizer and Co-Chairman of the session on “Coupled Models of Damage and Inelastic Deformation in Composite Materials,” held in the 9th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, May 1992.
  • Organizer and Co-Chairman of the session on “Mechanical Modeling of Damage Mechanisms in Composite Materials,” held in the 9th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, May 1992.
  • Organizer and Co-Chairman of three sessions on “Microstructural Characterization in Constitutive Modeling of Metals and Soils,” held in the 1992 ASME Summer Mechanics and Materials Conference at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, April 1992.
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman of two sessions on “Recent Advances in the Theory of Plates and Shells,” held in the 3rd Joint ASCE/ASME Conference on Mechanics, San Diego, California, July 1989.
  • Organizer and Chairman of the session on “Mechanics of Material Interfaces-I” held in the 2nd Joint ASCE/ASME Conference on Mechanics, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 1985.
  • Served as chairman in numerous technical sessions at ASCE, ASME, International Conference on Plasticity sponsored mechanics conferences

Community Activities

  • Judge in the Louisiana Science & Engineering Fair, Senior Projects in Engineering, 2000.
  • Assisted at the State Science Fair, 1993.
  • Held the following offices of the Holy Trinity Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana:
  • President of the Board 1993-1994; Vice President of the Board 1991-1992; Secretary of the Board 1988-1991, Board Member 1985-1995, 2000-present.
  • Manager and Coach of the Spartans Soccer Team, Men – Division I, Baton Rouge, Louisiana,1988-1997 (holds record of 39 consecutive undefeated games in three years with three consecutive championships in 1995, 1996, and 1997).
  • Member of the High School for Engineering Professions Advisory Committee, of the Scotlandville Magnet High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1985-1987.