Igor Emri
Born May 22, 1952 in Murska Sobota, Slovenia; Doctor of Technical Sciences (University of Ljubljana/California Institute of Technology, 1981), Chair Professor and Department Head at the University of Ljubljana (ULJ), Slovenia.
In his professional career he has made significant contributions to the field of Mechanics of Time-dependent Materials, as a scientist, a scholar, as an inventor, as well as a patron. His latest break-through invention, the new generation sound insulation, surpasses all existing solutions for several orders of magnitude, and opens completely new prospectives in solving one of the world most critical ecological problems – the noise pollution.
In 1993 Professor I. Emri and prof. W. G. Knauss, of California Institute of Technology, have created the new research field called "Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials - MTDM". MTDM was first organized as a Technical Division (TD) of the American scientific association "The Society of Experimental Mechanics - SEM". That same year dr. Emri became the first Chairman of the new TD, and later in 2000 the first non-American President of this Society.


The MTDM research field was established as a response to the needs (at that time mainly U.S. aviation industry and army) for a better understanding of time-dependent structural behavior of polymers and their composites at extreme thermo-mechanical loading. These needs have led to the start of organizing international conferences in this field. The first MTDM conference was organized by I. Emri in 1995 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Two years after, in 1997, the international publishing house Springer started to publish the new international journal "Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials", which now belongs to the top quarter of journals in the field of Mechanics and Rheology. Dr. Emri is the Editor-In-Chief of this International Journal from its beginning.


Research work of I. Emri is focused on mechanics of dissipative systems with emphasis on studying the effect of the rate of changing of thermo-mechanical boundary conditions on processes of structure formation of polymeric materials and their macro-, micro- and nano-composites, and on the behavior of solid granular systems. He has developed the new non-linear viscoelastic constitutive model, known as Knauss-Emri model, which enables modeling of nonlinear behavior of engineering polymers and composites exposed to complex time-varying thermo-mechanical loading, and prediction of their long-time behavior (durability of polymer based products and structures). The model was later upgraded and today is known as Knauss-Emri-Liechti (KEL) model. The KEL model is regarded as one of the leading models of nonlinear viscoelasticity. The KEL model has been incorporated into the finite element code ABACUS and is successfully used in constitutive modeling of most demanding engineering problems in automotive, aerospace, and other demanding engineering applications.

In the Knauss-Emri-Liechti model, the process of structural reorganizations in dissipative systems, e.g. polymers at the molecular level, is described by the relative "internal time", which is a measure of the rate of material structure formation. Complexity and kinetics of reorganization of material structure is reflected on macro scale in time-dependency of its mechanical and other physical properties. The latter is described by the relaxation, ?(?), or equivalently retardation, ?(?), spectrum, which is through the molecular theory related to polymer molecular weight distribution. Determination of the mechanical spectrum requires an inverse solution of Fredholm’s integral equation of the first or second order, which is numerically an ill-conditioned (ill-posed) problem. For the integral forms appearing in theory of viscoelasticity, this problem has been satisfactorily resolved only at the end of the last millennium. One of the most successful numerical algorithms for determination of mechanical spectrum was developed by dr. Emri and dr. Tschoegl of California Institute of Technology. In the literature, this numerical approach is known as Emri-Tschoegl algorithm.


Dr. Emri and his group has shown that macroscopic properties of polymeric materials and their composites, can be controlled and modified either by changing material initial kinetics (i.e., molecular mass distribution and topology of molecules), or by varying thermo-mechanical boundary conditions (pressure, temperature and mechanical loading) to which material is exposed, i.e., technology, or high rate mechanical loading. For the experimental studies of the effect of thermo-mechanical boundary conditions on the process of material structure formation he and his co-workers have developed a new measuring system named "CEM Measuring System". Here the acronym CEM stands for their Center of Experimental Mechanics at the University of Ljubljana. The apparatus is described in the Springer Handbook of Experimental Solid Mechanics, Springer, 2008, and it is in process of being included into the ISO standards.


The Knauss-Emri constitutive model, the Emri-Tschoegl algorithm, and the newly developed CEM Measuring System are used as a new innovative theoretical and experimental approach in researching the structure formation processes of multimodal polyamide materials under the influence of complex thermomechanical boundary conditions. Materials with appropriately modified initial kinetics are showing at the particular thermomechanical boundary conditions extremely nonlinear (chaotic) behavior. This means that a very small change in boundary conditions leads to a completely different material structure in solid state. Hence, changes in boundary conditions on the macro-scale can and will cause changes in the structure of materials at the nano-scale. The relevant thermo-mechanical boundary conditions (technology, or high rate loading) can initiate nonlinear interaction processes of polymer chains at different time-space scales, from nano- to macro-scale, resulting in completely different structural forms in the solid state. This different material solid state structural forms may exhibit orders of magnitude different physical properties!


For his scientific achievements he received numerous recognitions, among them in 1997 the Kapitsa Medal (the highest award of the Academy) from the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences – RANS; in 2001 the prestigious National Award the “Ambassador of Science of the Republic of Slovenia”; in 2010 the “B.J. Lazan Award” from the American Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM); and in 2011 the “Golden Emblem” of the Russian Academy of Engineering.
As a research-based inventor dr. Emri has utilized Knauss-Emri-Liechti model, Emri-Tschoegl algorithm, and the newly developed CEM Measuring System as a new innovative theoretical and experimental approach to study behavior of dissipative systems. Based on this knowledge he and his co-workers have developed several unique technical solutions, products and technologies. Among them, in collaboration with BASF Corporation, he developed the break-through new generation multimodal polyamides, called intelligent-polyamides (I-PA), which surpass properties of chemically identical standard polyamides for several orders of magnitude. His approach was applied in development of several new generation performance polymers that are different in their structure on nano-, micro-, and mezzo-scale. For example, the time-dependent stability (durability) of these materials is more than 1000-times(!) better than that of conventional chemically identical materials. BASF yearly production of performance polymers amounts to about five billion EUR. The technological breakthrough was protected by a series of international, and separate European, American and Canadian patents, where in all cases I. Emri is the first author.
These materials exhibit highly nonlinear behavior and are able, at small changes in extreme thermo-mechanical boundary conditions (high pressures and rapid changes in temperature and pressure, or high rate loading), to form a very different inherent structures, that demonstrate the ability to completely proliferate with surrounding tissues, i.e., osteointegration and/or controlled degradation in a pre-defined period of time.


This feature of multimodal materials has opened the possibility of using these materials for different medical applications, mainly in the field of dental and orthopedic surgery. The technology developed by dr. Emri and his group helped to manufacture small cylindrical samples with gradient structure, similar to that of bones. Osteointegration ability of these samples has been verified by in-vivo experiments on pigs. Histological examination at Schupbach Ltd., Research Laboratory for histology and Nanostructures, Switzerland, showed that the proliferation of the implant with surrounding bone tissue was complete!

Currently, these are the world's first implants that show the ability to complete the proliferation of surrounding tissue and represent a technological breakthrough in the field of implantology. The corresponding patents are pending.
Utilizing the unique properties of dissipative viscoelastic granular materials, he and his co-workers have developed, and internationally patented, the new generation adaptive vibro-acoustic dampers, which utilize various »multi-scale« dissipative mechanisms that take place on macro, micro and molecular level. Damping properties may be controlled by modifying internal hydrostatic pressure applied to granular materials. This invention has opened several new directions in controlling vibrations and noise, e.g., in railway transportation, in building earthquake-safe foundations, and in other engineering applications where noise and vibration control is important.


His recent breakthrough invention is the new generation sound insulation which, when comparing insulation layers of 30 mm thickness, surpasses the best existing high-end sound insulations on the world market for about 10-30 dB, depending on the frequency range. The patent pending novelty of the new sound insulation stems from the specific processes and mechanisms that are utilized for dissipation of the kinetic energy of sound in damping material. In comparison to the best commercially available insulation materials, where only few dissipation mechanisms are utilized, the new generation sound insulation utilizes various additional »multi-scale« dissipative mechanisms that take place on macro, micro and molecular level. Particularly important are »cross-scale« dissipation processes, which consume most of the kinetic energy of vibrating air (sound). For this purpose, the invented New Generation Sound Insulation utilizes physical principles of dissipative structures that are governed by the laws of non-equilibrium thermodynamics and the theory of chaos. Consequently, the New Generation Sound Insulation is not “material-dependent” but rather “dissipative-process-dependent”. Hence, the newly developed insulation can be manufactured from variety of different existing cost-effective materials, such as natural and synthetic polymers, silica, and from variety of metallic and even waste materials. Hence, this research-based invention opens completely new prospective in solving one of the world most critical ecological problems – the noise pollution.


Based on his scientific and professional achievements, he was elected to several academies, among them in 1996 to the Slovenian Academy of Engineering, to the International (former USSR) Academy of Engineering, and to the American Academy of Mechanics – AAM. In 1997 he was elected to the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, in 2005 to the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, in 2006 to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, in 2009 to the Russian Academy of Engineering, and in 2010 to the European Academy of Sciences.

As a scholar, dr. Emri in 1997 established the new Department for Mechanics of Polymers and Composites at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at which he teaches courses on basic mechanics, and advanced subjects from the field of time-dependent materials and related nano-technologies. Recently, the publishing house Springer published his textbook “Statics-Learning from Engineering Examples”, 2016. As a Visiting Professor he has lectured and still lectures at several universities in Europe, Japan, USA, Canada, Russia, and Kazakhstan, among them at the Department of Aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology, and at the Bauman University in Moscow, where he was appointed as an invited foreign professor. In 2013 he became an Honourable Professor of the Kazakh National Agrarian University, Kazakhstan.


Prof. Emri was also one of the founders of the European postgraduate school of excellence in Engineering Rheology - EURHEO (http://eurheo.eu/rheology), which unites 6 European Universities. Since 2002 he is a Member of the associations of university departments - WAK (Wissenschaftlicher Arbeitskreis der Universitäts-Professoren der Kunststofftechnik, http://wak.mv.uni-kl.de/), which brings together 25 institutes (24 from EU and 1 from U.S.) in the field of polymer technology.
He co-organized an international cooperation between the Samara State Aerospace University named after academician S. P. Korolev (SSAU, Russia), the Institute of Machine Science named after A. A. Blagonravov of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMASH, Russian), and the University of Ljubljana (UL, Slovenia) in the field of composite materials and structures in aerospace applications, which in 2105 resulted in creation of the new Joint Russian-Slovenian Institute for Composite Materials and Structures, located at SSAU. The goal of the institute are research activities and training of specialists in the field of new generation composite materials and ultra-lightweight structures. Dr. Emri is the co-Chair of this institute.


As a patron of engineering sciences Dr. Emri is a strong advocate of sustainable and balanced development of our societies and humankind as a whole. Equal accessibility of knowledge and technology is probably the most important endeavor in this undertaking. In 1993 he created (jointly with W.G. Knauss of California Institute of Technology, USA) the new research field called "Mechanics of Time-Dependent materials - MTDM", and established the new Technical Division (TD) within The (American) Society of Experimental Mechanics - SEM. He became the first chairman of this TD, and in 2000 the first non-American president of this society. In 1995 he has launched the international conferences in this field, which location is being shifted between Europe, Asia and Americas. In 2007 as an Editor-In-Chief he started the new journal “Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials” (http://www.springer.com/materials/mechanics/journal/11043, which is published by Springer publishing house and ranks among top quarter of journals in the field of Mechanics and Rheology. He was an expert of the European Commission for FP4, FP5, FP6 and FP7. Since 2005 he is a member of the Executive Council of the European Society of Rheology, and the President of the International Committee on Rheology (ICR) (http://www.icr.tu-berlin.de/dat/frame.php?link=home).


During 2012-2015 he was chairing the Scientific Committee for Engineering and Technical Sciences of Science Europe (http://www.scienceeurope.org/), and was an expert member of the EU Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks – SCENIHR. He is the current Chairman of the National (Slovenian) Research Council of Engineering and Technology, and an interim Chair of the Science Europe Scientific Advisory Council – SAC.
In 2008 dr. Emri has established, as a spin-off, the Institute for Sustainable Innovative Technologies (www.isit.si), which was the first nonprofit institution in Slovenia, organized in accordance with EU legislation as EEIG (http://www.libertas-institut.com), that on its 4500 m2 of research-production facilities, provides the conditions for bringing together researchers with the aim of creating a synergy of top skills and expertise required for the transfer of cutting-edge basic knowledge into the industrial environment, thus raising the competitiveness of Slovenian and European industry and service sectors. The Institute is fully funded by Slovenian and European industry. Since October 2008, ISIT provides excellent conditions for studying of under- and postgraduate students of the University of Ljubljana and for foreign students who are involved in the European postgraduate school EURHEO.
An additional mission of ISIT is to bring together leading EU researchers with the experts from the countries integrated within the International Academy of Engineering, Moscow. Hence, ISIT acts as an educational, research and development gateway between the EU and these technologically emerging countries. One of the results of these activities was establishment of the European-Kazakh Engineering Center - EKZEC in 2013, with the headquarters in Ljubljana.


Personal:
Born: May 22, 1952 in Murska Sobota, Slovenia.
Marital Status: Married, two children, son (1991), and daughter (1995).
Home Address:
Grampovčanova 17, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Telephone: (+386-1) 2572 752;
Fax: (+386-1) 2572 753
Business Address:
University of Ljubljana, Center for Experimental Mechanics, and
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The Institute for Sustainable Innovative Technologies,
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Education:
Dipl.-Ing., Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, 1974
Mag. Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, 1977
Dr. Sc., California Institute of Technology, USA / University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1981


Research Interests:
Mechanics of time-dependent materials. Linear and non-linear viscoelasticity. Effect of temperature, pressure and humidity on mechanical properties of polymers and composites. Fatigue and fracture mechanics of polymers and composites. General and polymer rheology. Polymer processing, composite manufacturing and processing Behavior of time-dependent materials at extreme thermo-mechanical boundary conditions (high rates, high pressures and temperatures). Multifunctional and intelligent materials. New experimental methods. Dynamic and static analysis of materials and structures. Adaptronics. Biopolymers. Biomechanics. Medical Engineering. Mechanics of Dissipative Systems.
Professional Experience (Occupation):
o Teaching Assistant, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1975-1978.
o Graduate Teaching Assistant, California Institute of Technology, USA, 1979-81.
o Senior Research Fellow, Inst. für Werkstofftechnick, GhK Kassel, Germany, 1982.
o Part-time Professor at Institut für Werkstofftechnick, GhK Kassel, Germany, 1983-1990.
o Assistant Professor of Mechanics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1983-1988.
o Associate Professor of Mechanics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1988-1995 .
o Visiting Scientists at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
o Part-time Professor at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Lehrstuhl für Kunststofftechnick, Erlangen, Germany, 1990-
o Visiting Professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada, Summer 1992, Summer, 1993, Summer 1994.
o Invited Professor of the “Special Chair AIB-Vincotte” at the University of Brussels, Brussels, 1995.
o Professor and Department Head, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1996-.
o Invited Part time Professor at the University of Saratov, Russia, 1996-2000.
o Visiting Professor, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, 1998-1999
o Visiting professor at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA, 2001
o Visiting Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo , Japan , 2003
o President and CEO, Institute for Sustainable Innovative Technologies, 2006- o Invited part time Professor he Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, 2013-
o Honourable Professor of the Kazakh National Agrarian University, Kazakhstan, 2013-
Invited short courses and/or lectures given at (selected):
University of Texas at Austin. National Bureau of Standards, Washington. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston. The Institute of Aeronautical Materials, Beijing, China. Deutsche Kunststoff-Institut, Darmstadt, Germany. Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg. Institut fur¨ Kunststoffverarbeitung, Technischen Hochschule Aachen, Germany. Deimler-Benz AG, Stuttgart, Germany. Universität-Gesamthochschule Kassel, Kassel. Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen. BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BAYER AG, Leverkusen, Germany. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, CND. Lehigh University, Bethlehem. Allied Signal, Inc., Morristown, USA. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Technische Universität München, München. Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Nonoichi Kanazawa-South, JAPAN, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, JAPAN, Russian Academy of Engineering, Moscow, Russia. University of Saratov, Saratov, Russia. Bauman Technical University, Moscow. Russia. Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria.
Awards and Honors:
o 'Boris Kidrič Foundation' Award for Research Achievements in Mechanics of Polymers, Slovene Science Foundation, Ljubljana, 1983.
o 'Rastko Stojanovič' Award, Yugoslav Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Beograd, 1986.
o Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Engineering (former USSR Academy of Engineering), Russia, 1995.
o “Section of the Year Award”, Society for Experimental Mechanics (together with other members of CEM), USA, 1996.
o Full Member (Academician) of the International Academy of Engineering (former USSR Academy of Engineering), Russia, 1996.
o Elected as a Member of the Presidency of the International Academy of Engineering (former USSR Academy of Engineering), Russia, 1996.
o Associate Member of The Slovenian Academy of Engineering, Slovenia, 1996.
o Foreign Corresponding Member of The American Academy of Mechanics, USA, 1996.
o Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Engineering, Russia, 1996.
o Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 1997.
o Kapitsa Medal, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 1997.
o Full Member (Fellow) of The Slovenian Academy of Engineering, Slovenia, 1998.
o Listed in “Who’s Who in Polymers and Plastics”, 1999.
o Award “Outstanding Engineer of the Russian Federation”, Russian Academy of Engineering, 2001.
o Award Ambassador of Science of the Republic of Slovenia, 2001.
o Best Paper Award at the 1st International Scientific and Technical Conference ”AEROSPACE TECHNOLGY” in memory of the academician V.N. Chelomey, Russian Federation, 2004
o Associate Member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2005.
o Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, March, 2006.
o Associate Member of the The Institute of non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics (Wales), 2006
o Fellow of the Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM), USA, 2009;
o “Lazan Award”, The Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM), USA, 2010 ;
o Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences, May, 2010;
o “Engineering Glory” of the Russian Engineering Academy, 2011
o “Golden Emblem” of the Russian Engineering Academy, 2011
o “Engineering Glory” of the National Engineering Academy of Republic of Kazakhstan, 2011
o “Golden Emblem” of the Engineering Academy of Ukraine, 2011
o Honorary Member of the Ukrainian Academy of Engineering, 2011.
o Full Member (Fellow) of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Associate Member in 2005), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013.
Professional Societies:
o The Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. (Vic-President, Memeber of the Executive Board 1995-1997, Co-Chairman of the Technical Division for Time Dependent Materials and Secretary of the Central Europe Section).
o The Society of Rheology, USA.
o The Society of Plastic Engineers, USA.
o International Society of Rheology (Chairman 2012-2016).
o Deutsche Rheologische Gesellschaft e. V.
o European Society of Rheology (Member of the ESR Executive Council, 2005-).
o The Society of Polymer Engineers
o The Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers
o The New York Academy of Sciences
o Slovenian Society of Mechanics (president)
o Slovenian Society of Rheology (Vice-President, and Delegate to ICR)
o Slovenian Society of Experimental Mechanics (President)
Professional Activities (past and present):
o Member of the International Committee on Rheology, since 1989.
o Co-organizer of the "VII International Congress on Experimental Mechanics", Las Vegas, June 8-11, 1992.
o Co-Chairman of the Technical Division for Time Dependent Materials, Society for Experimental Mechanics, 1993-1995.
o Member of the Editorial Board of the “Strojniški Vestnik” (Journal of Mechanical Engineering), Ljubljana, since 1992.
o Co-organizer of the "SEM 50th Anniversary Conference on Experimental Mechanics", Dearborn, June 7-9, 1993.
o Elected Coordinator of the SEM International Center for Mechanics of Time Dependent Materials, 1994.
o Co-organizer of the "SEM Spring Conference on Experimental Mechanics", Baltimore, June 6-8, 1994.
o Co-Chairman of the Workshop on the Characterization of Time Dependent Material Behavior of Polymers and Composites. "SEM Spring Conference on Experimental Mechanics", Baltimore, June 6-8, 1994.
o Chairman of the Organizing Committee and Member of the Scientific Committee of the "SEM 1st International Conference on Mechanics of Time Dependent Materials", Ljubljana, September 11-13, 1995.
o Co-organizer of the MTDM Session at the "VIII International Congress on Experimental Mechanics", Nashville, June 10-13, 1996.
o Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the JSME/SEM (Japanese/American) Symposia on Time Dependent Materials, at the "VIII International Congress on Experimental Mechanics", Nashville, June 10-13, 1996.
o Member of the Executive Board of the Society for Experimental Mechanics, 1995-1997.
o Chairman of the Technical Division for Time Dependent Materials, Society for Experimental Mechanics, 1996-1997.
o Member of the International Program Committee of the 8th Internationla Conference on Mechanics and Technology of Composite Materials, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, 29. 9 – 2. 10., 1997.
o Member of the European Committee on Rheology, since 1996.
o Member of the Scientific Committee of the TRANSCOM'97 - 2nd Europen Conference of Young Research and Science Workers in Transport and Telecommunications, University of Žilina, Žilina,
o Member of the Program Committee of the International Conference on Advanced Technology in Experimental Mechanics, Wakayama City, Japan, 1997 (Organized by Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers).
o Chairman of the Organizing Committee and Member of the Scientific Committee of the 5th European Rheology Conference, Ljubljana, September 6-11, 1998.
o Secretary of the International Organizing Committee and Member of the Scientific Committee of the "SEM 2nd International Conference on Mechanics of Time Dependent Materials", Pasadena, USA, March 9-13, 1998.
o Chairman of the Technical Divisions Council, The Society for Experimental Mechanics, 1996-1997
o Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal Mechanics of Time Dependent Materials, Springer, Since 1997.
o Vice-President, The Society for Experimental Mechanics, USA, 1997-1998.
o President Elect, The Society for Experimental Mechanics, USA, 1998-1999.
o Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Advanced Technology in Experimental Mechanics, Ube City, Japan, 1999 (Organized by Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers).
o Vice-Chair of the International Organizing Committee of the "SEM 3nd International Conference on Mechanics of Time Dependent Materials", Erlangen, Germany, September 17-20, 2000.
o President of The Society for Experimental Mechanics, USA, 1999-2000.
o Member of the scientific Alliance Wissenschaftlicher Arbeitskreis der Universitäts-Professoren der Kunststofftechnik, 2002
o Member of the European Sicety of Rheology Executive Council, 2005-.
o Expert Evaluator for the FP4, FP5 in FP6. o Member of the Organizing Committee of the Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, Monterey, California, March 30-April 4, 2008 o Co-Chairman of the 7th International Conference on Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, Grand Hotel Bernardin, Porotorož, Slovenia, Sep 5 – Sep 11, 2010 o Member of the International Organizing Committee of the 8th International Conference on Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, Kanazawa , Japan Sept. 23- 27, 2012
o Member of the International Advisory Committee, Joint International Conference of: the 2nd International Symposium on Experimental Mechanics, the 11th Asian Conference on Experimental mechanics, 2012 Society of Experimental Mechanics Fall conference and 7th International Symposium on Advanced Science and Technology in Experimental Mechanics, November 8-11, 2012, Taipei, Taiwan
o Co-Chairman of the Scientific and Organizing Board of the 16th International Congress on Rheology, August 5-10, 2012, Lisbon, Portugal
o President of the Science Europe Scientific Committee on Engineering and Technology – ENGITECH, 2012-
Consulting (past and present):
BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany; SCHENCK, Darmstadt, Germany; ZWICK Roel, Ulm, Germany; ALLIED SIGNAL, Inc., USA; HAAKE, Karlsruhe, Germany; Jhonson and Jhonson, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA; SCHOTT AG, 55122 Mainz, Germany; FRESENIUS-KABI GmbH, Bad Homburg, Germny; Danfoss, Denmark.
GORENJE, Velenje, Slovenia; DOMEL, Slovenia; IMPOL, Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia; SATURNUS, Ljubljana, Slovenia; ELAN, Begunje, Slovenia; IPLAS, Koper, Slovenia; SAVA, Kranj, Slovenia; KOLEKTOR, Idrija, Slovenia; PLAMA, Podgrad, Slovenia.
Selected Publications and Patents (ten each)
Full listing is available at http://izumbib.izum.si/bibliografije/Y20160428215957-A2231139.html
o NW Tschoegl, WG Knauss, I Emri: Poisson's ratio in linear viscoelasticity–a critical review, Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials 6 (1), 3-51, (2002)
o WG Knauss, I Emri: Volume change and the nonlinearly thermo‐viscoelastic constitution of polymers, Polymer Engineering & Science 27 (1), 86-100, (1987)
o WG Knauss, I Emri: Non-linear viscoelasticity based on free volume consideration, Computers & Structures 13 (1), 123-128, (1981)
o I Emri, NW Tschoegl: Generating line spectra from experimental responses. Part I: Relaxation modulus and creep compliance, Rheologica Acta 32 (3), 311-322, (1993)
o I Emri NW, Tschoegl: Generating line spectra from experimental responses. Part II: Storage and loss functions, Rheologica acta 32 (3), 322-327, (1993)
o NW Tschoegl, WG Knauss, I Emri: The effect of temperature and pressure on the mechanical properties of thermo-and/or piezorheologically simple polymeric materials in thermodynamic equilibrium–A critical review, Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials 6 (1), 53-99, (2002)
o I Emri, NW Tschoegl: Generating line spectra from experimental responses. Part IV: Application to experimental data, Rheologica acta 33 (1), 60-70, (1994)
o WG Knauss, I Emri, H Lu: Mechanics of polymers: viscoelasticity, Springer Handbook of Experimental Solid Mechanics, 49-96, (2008)
o I Emri, T Prodan: A measuring system for bulk and shear characterization of polymers, Experimental mechanics 46 (4), 429-439, (2006)
o M Gergesova, B Zupančič, I Saprunov, I Emri: The closed form tTP shifting (CFS) algorithm, Journal of Rheology (1978-present) 55 (1), 1-16, (2011)
Patents:
o EMRI, Igor, BERNSTORFF, Bernd Steffen von. Dissipative bulk and granular systems technology : EP 12006059 (A1) - 2014-02-26. München: Europäisches Patentamt, 2014. 17 f., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 12444187]
o EMRI, Igor, BERNSTORFF, Bernd Steffen von, RAUSCHENBERGER, Volker, HORN, Hans Christoph. Multimodal poliamides, polyesters and polyester amides : CA2449893 A1, US2004152847 A1 2004 0805 : Internationale Patentklassification C08G 73/00 : PCT no. PCT/EP02/06486. [S. l.]: Canadian Intelectual Property Office, 2004. 1 listina. [COBISS.SI-ID 7820571]
o EMRI, Igor, BERNSTORFF, Bernd Steffen von, RAUSCHENBERGER, Volker, HORN, Hans Christoph. Polymer mixture having improved rheological properties and improved shrinking behaviour : Patent application publication, pub. no. 2004/0192855 A1 : Internationale Patentklassification C08G 63/68 : PCT no. PCT/EP02/06548. [S. l.]: United States, Patent Application Publication, Sep. 30, 2004. 1 listina. [COBISS.SI-ID 7819803]
o EMRI, Igor, BERNSTORFF, Bernd Steffen von, RAUSCHENBERGER, Volker, HORN, Hans Christoph, KISSEL, Jutta, MOLNAR, Ferenc. Hochstabilisiertes Polymer = Highly stable polymer : Internationales Veröffentlichungensnummer WO 03/000767 A1, Internationales Veröffentlichungsdatum 03.01.2003 : Internationale Patentklassification C08G 63/16 : Internationales Aktenzeichen PCT/EP02/06549, Internationales Anmeldedatum 14.06.2002. [S. l.]: Weltorganisation für geistiges
Eigentum, Internationale Büro, 2003. 1 listina. [COBISS.SI-ID 6287387]
o EMRI, Igor, BERNSTORFF, Bernd Steffen von, RAUSCHENBERGER, Volker, HORN, Hans Christoph, KISSEL, Jutta, MOLNAR, Ferenc. Hochstabilisiertes Polymer : Offenlegungsschrift DE 10129532 A1 : Internationale Patentklassification C08L 77/00 : Internationales Aktenzeichen 10129532.4, Anmeldetag 21.6.2001. [S. l.]: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt, 2003. 1 listina. [COBISS.SI-ID 7818779]
o EMRI, Igor, BERNSTORFF, Bernd Steffen von, RAUSCHENBERGER, Volker, HORN, Hans Christoph. Multimodale Polyamide, Polyester und Polyesteramide : Offenlegungsschrift DE 10129525 A1 : Internationale Patentklassification C08L 77/00 : Aktenzeichen 10129525.1, Anmeldetag 21.6.2001 : Offenlegungstag 9.1.2003. [S. l.]: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Deutches Patent- und Markenamt, 2003. 1 listina. [COBISS.SI-ID 7818523]
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