Our book “Peridynamic Differential Operator for Numerical Analysis”, which was originally published by Springer in 2019, is now available in Chinese. The Chinese version of the book is published by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The original book can be downloaded from the Springerlink webpage: https://lnkd.in/dfbAVcp2

The book was selected by Book Authority as one of the best new numerical analysis books to read in 2021 (https://lnkd.in/dGqYnRDp). The success of the book was highlighted by some important national newspapers, including CNN Turk, Milliyet, and Hurriyet.

Dr. Dorduncu has been ranked among World’s Top 2% Scientists in the 2020 List of outstanding researchers prepared by Elsevier BV, Stanford University, USA. This is the newest data update for “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators”. This ranking has been standardized using information from citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator.

More details can be found at the following link: https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/3

The 2nd International Workshop on Plasticity, Damage and Fracture of Engineering Materials was held on August 18-20 virtually from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. The meeting was organized and chaired by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tuncay Yalcinkaya (METU) and supported by Dr. Mehmet Dorduncu from Erciyes University and Mr. Orhun Bulut, Mr. Can Erdogan, and Mr. Izzet Tarik Tandogan from Middle East Technical University, with 46 scientists from 21 different countries in the Scientific Committee. 

The 3 days meeting hosted 8 invited plenary lecturers from 6 different countries:

‐ Prof. Laura De Lorenzis, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

‐ Prof. Odd Sture Hopperstad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.

‐ Prof. Erdogan Madenci, University of Arizona, USA.

‐ Prof. Emilio Martínez Pañeda, Imperial College London, UK.

‐ Prof. Dierk Raabe, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Germany.

‐ Prof. Timon Rabczuk, Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany.

‐ Prof. Javier Segurado Escudero, IMDEAMaterials, Spain.

‐ Prof. Huseyin Sehitoglu, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

117 researchers from 28 different countries participated in the meeting and 258 authors contributed to the Book of Abstracts. The conference program and the Book of Abstracts are attached and also available on the workshop website (http://iwpdf.metu.edu.tr/). IWPDF 2021 Procedia Structural Integrity issue has been published and can be accessed via the link below:


All in all, the workshop was quite successful with fruitful discussions and received various appreciations from the participants. The workshop was supported by the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) and mentioned in the ESIS Newsletter (December 2021).