Professor Klaus-Jürgen Bathe
Klaus-Jürgen Bathe is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA. He teaches and performs research in the areas of applied and computational mechanics of structures, fluids, and electromagnetics. Professor Bathe is also the Founder of the company ADINA R & D, Inc. where he leads the development of the ADINA system, used world-wide for the analysis of structures, fluids, and multi-physics problems. He has published numerous articles, six textbooks and the book To Enrich Life. He is a co-editor of the international journal Computers and Structures, and the Editor of the proceedings of twelve M.I.T. Conferences on Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis and seven M.I.T. Conferences on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics. He has been honoured by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, M.I.T. and many other universities around the world (including receiving honorary doctorates), for his innovative teaching, his pioneering work, his fundamental contributions in computational mechanics, his development of widely used engineering software, and his outstanding efforts in bridging the world between academia and industry. He has maintained strong ties with the University of Cape Town since graduating there in 1967 as the Gold Medalist of the Faculty of Engineering, and has been sponsoring the Klaus-Jürgen Bathe undergraduate scholarships in this Faculty over the past 20 years.