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Professor Alojz Ivankovic


Alojz Ivankovic

Full Professor Of Mechanics Of Materials
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
01 716 1994
University College Dublin, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Engineering Building Belfield Dublin 4


Born 23/09/1958 in Sarajevo. Married to beautiful Mirna. Have three lovely children: Davor, Ivana and Mia. Interests (apart from work): fishing and running. A. Ivankovic is Professor of Mechanics of Materials (since 2004) and Head of Mechanical Engineering Programs (since 2012), (Head of Mechanical Engineering Discipline 2006-2011). He is a founding director of UCD Centre of Adhesion and Adhesives established in 2010, and UCD-Bekaert University Technology Centre (UTC) established in 2015. He is also a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London, ex Head of Structural Adhesives Division of Adhesion Society (2014-2016), Irish elected member for International Fracture Society (2017-), an external examiner of ME Mechanical program at Trinity College Dublin (2016-). A.I. currently leads the research group of 5 MSc, 7 PhD students and 4 PostDoc researchers. The main research focus of the group is the process-structure-property relationship towards materials by design, which involves multi-scale characterisation and modelling of thermo-mechanical, damage and fracture behaviour and nano-modification and tailor design of polymers, composites, adhesives and super-hard materials. Recently, the group’s research also focuses on additive manufacturing. The group has access to excellent processing, thermo-mechanical testing, video, microscopy, analytical and high performance computing facilities. A.I. track record includes: i) 346 publications (109 journal, 5 book chapters, 232 conference), ii) 25 graduated PhD (4 of which are full Professors), 25 MSc students, 15 past PostDocs and 1 Marie Curie Research Fellow, iii) Awarded over €25M research funding since joining UCD in 2004 (total over €27M, ~€6M as PI and ~€21M as co-PI), iv) 1 patent, 1 licence, v) Strong links and collaboration with industry and academia both nationally and internationally, vi) Memberships of a number of scientific committees, editorial boards, review panels, coordination of an international ESIS Mixed Mode Round Robin. Area of expertise: Fracture, Modelling, Polymers, Composites, Adhesives


  • Professor of Mechanics of Materials
    University College Dublin, Ireland1 Jan 2004
  • Lecturer (Senior lecturer from 2001)
    Imperial College London1 Oct 1994 - 31 Dec 2003
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Imperial College London1 Oct 1991
  • Assistant Lecturer
    University of Sarajevo1 Mar 1983 - 30 Sep 1987


  • MEngSc
    University of Sarajevo
  • PhD
    Imperial College London UK


  • English
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Croatian
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review