Horacio Dante Espinosa - Biography#

Horacio D. Espinosa was born in Resistencia, Argentina. He received in 1981 his degree in Civil Engineering (6 years curriculum) from the Northeastern National University, Argentina. From 1981 to 1985 he worked as a structural engineer and served as consultant for the “State Housing and Urban Development, Resistencia City,” Argentina. In August of 1985 he started graduate studies at the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy and in 1987 he obtained a M.Sc. in Structural Engineering under the mentoring of Professor Giulio Maier. In 1987 he began graduate studies at Brown University. In May of 1992, he completed his Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics at Brown University under the supervision of Professors Rodney Clifton and Michael Ortiz. He subsequently joined the Purdue University faculty as Assistant Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1997. During the 1998-1999 academic year he pursued a sabbatical leave at Harvard University hosted by Professor John Hutchinson. In January of 2000 he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University where he is currently the James and Nancy Farley Professor of Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Program.

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