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Keynote Speaker:

Dr Tarabay Antoun


Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division Leader (Acting)
Physical and Life Sciences Directorate
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Until recently, Dr. Antoun was the Computational Geosciences Group Leader in the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where research efforts are focused on developing and using computational tools to gain fundamental understanding of the response of geologic materials in a wide range of extreme loading environments. Dr. Antoun has extensive experience in modeling the response of frictional materials (ceramics, glass, concrete and geologic materials) to strong shock waves, and the interaction of those waves with underground structures. Dr. Antoun leads the effort to maintain a world-class computational geomechanics capability for the laboratory with applications to problems in national security, homeland defense and energy and environment.

Dr. Antoun is currently the Acting Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division Leader. He joined the laboratory in 1998, after a six year tenure with the Stanford Research Institute (SRI International) during which he performed numerical and experimental investigations aimed at understanding dynamic fracture and fragmentation in geologic materials. Dr. Antoun, along with colleagues from SRI and Russia, published a book titled Spall Fracture. This book represented the state of the art in analytical, experimental and computational investigations of dynamic fracture.Throughout his career, Dr. Antoun has delivered many invited talks about the response of geomaterials in extreme load environments, and the computational capabilities needed to simulate and gain insight into this behavior.

Dr. Antoun received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton in 1992, following a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering. Dr. Antoun is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society. He is also a recipient of many awards, including several achievement awards from Stanford Research Institute and LLNL.



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