Les Jozef Sudak


Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

PhD - Mechanical Engineering

University of Alberta, 2000

BSc (Distinction) - Mining Engineering

University of Alberta, 1997

BSc - Mathematics

University of Alberta - 1993

Contact information


Office: 403.220.5779


Mechanical Engineering Building : MEB520


Research areas

  • Applied mechanics
  • Fracture mechanics of advanced materials - electroelastic materials
  • Bone mechanics - bone remodeling around prosthetics
  • Continuum mechanics - continuum modeling of carbon nanotubes
  • Applied mathematics - solid mechanics


Dr. Sudak's research is centered around mechanical and mathematical aspects of elastic solids, in particular, the modeling and analysis of interphase layer damage (due to debonding, sliding and cracking) in composite materials and the prediction of stress fields. These types of problems are related to elastic inhomogeneities embedded within materials with different elastic properties. Here, the ensuing boundary value problems are analyzed using either complex variable techniques or integral equation methods.


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