1972 - B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder.
1974 - M.Sc., Applied Mechanics, University of California, Berkeley.
1979 - Ph.D., Applied Mechanics, University of California, Berkeley.
Continuum mechanics is a basic theoretical field which includes most branches of Mechanical Engineering as special cases. It deals with general equations which predict deformations and heat flow in bodies subjected to mechanical and thermal loads. Of main interest is the development of constitutive equations which predict the response of engineering materials (including both solids and fluids).
Thermodynamics of continuous media
Viscoplasticity, Shell theory, Rod theory
Applications of the theory of a Cosserat Point to numerical solutions of problems in continuum mechanics
Response and growth of biological soft tissues
Livermore National Laboratory, USA (1989-Present)
University of Auckland, New Zealand (2010, 2015)
Ecole des Mines, Paris, France (2014)
University of Victoria, British Columbia (2014)
University of Trento, Italy (2010)
University of Tokyo, Japan (2010)
ETH, Zurich Switzerland (1989, 2010)
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (1996-1997)
New Mexico Engineering Research Institute (1988-1989)
Public Professional Activities
Editorial Boards: International Journal of Engineering Science (2007-Present) Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures (2005-Present) Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics ZAMP (1998-2010) International Journal of Solids and Structures (1996-2005)
Member of the General Assembly of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2004-Present)
Member of the Bureau of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2012-2016)
President, Israel Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2004-2015)
Secretary, Israel Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (1994-2004)
Honors and Awards
Gerard Swope Chair in Mechanics (2001-2019)
Yanai Prize for Excellence in academic education for the academic year 2013-2014
Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship, University of Tokyo (2009)
Award for Best Applied Research from the American Rock Mechanics Association-ARMA (2007)
David Doodi Ben-Aharon Prize (1991)
Landau Prize (1987)
Henri Gutwirth Fund for the Promotion of Research (1986-1987)
Milton and Lillian Edwards Academic Lecturer (1984-1987)
US National Science Foundation Fellowship (1974-1977)
Western Electric Scholarship Fund (1971-1972)
Rubin MB (2000) Cosserat Theories: Shells, Rods and Points, Solid Mechanics and its Applications, Vol. 79, Kluwer, The Netherlands (480 pgs). ISBN 0-7923-6489-9.
Rubin MB (2021) Continuum Mechanics with Eulerian Formulations of Constitutive Equations. Springer International Publishing, Heidelberg. (277 pgs.)
Rubin MB, Vorobiev OY, Vitali E (2016) A thermomechanical anisotropic model for shock loading of elastic-plastic and elastic-viscoplastic materials with application to jointed rock. Computational Mechanics 58, 107-128.
Solav D, Rubin MB, Cereatti A, Camomilla V, Wolf A. (2016) Bone pose estimation in the presence of soft tissue artifact using triangular Cosserat point elements. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 44, 1181-1190.
Rubin MB, Safadi MM, Jabareen M (2015) A unified theoretical structure for modeling interstitial growth and muscle activation in soft tissues. International Journal of Engineering Science 90, 1-26.
Rubin MB (2015) An Eulerian formulation of nonlinear thermomechanics and electrodynamics of moving anisotropic elastic solids. Int. J. Engng. Sci. 97, 69-83.
Hollenstein M, Jabareen M and Rubin MB (2013) Modeling a smooth elastic-inelastic transition with a strongly objective numerical integrator needing no iteration. Computational Mechanics 52, 649-667.
Jabareen M, Hanukah E and Rubin MB (2013) A ten node tetrahedral Cosserat Point Element (CPE) for nonlinear isotropic elastic materials. Computational Mechanics 52, 257-285.
Rubin MB (2012) Removal of unphysical arbitrariness in constitutive equations for elastically anisotropic nonlinear elastic-viscoplastic solids. Int. J. Engng. Sci. 53, 38-45.
Rubin MB (2012) Analytical formulas for penetration of a long rigid projectile including the effect of cavitation. Int. J. Impact Engng. 40-41, 1-9.
Rubin MB, Einav I (2011) A large deformation breakage model of granular materials including porosity and inelastic distortional deformation rate. Int. J. Engng. Sci. 49, 1151-1169.
Rubin MB and Papes O (2011) Advantages of formulating evolution equations for elastic-viscoplastic materials in terms of the velocity gradient instead of the spin tensor. Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures 6, 229-243.
Rubin MB and Jabareen M (2011) Further developments of physically based invariants for nonlinear elastic orthotropic solids. Journal of Elasticity 103, 289-294.
Ichihara M and Rubin MB (2010) Brittleness of fracture in flowing magma. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth. Journal of Geophysical Research 115, b12202-b12216.
Jabareen M and Rubin MB (2008) A generalized Cosserat point element (CPE) for isotropic nonlinear elastic materials including irregular 3-D brick and thin structures. Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures 3, 1465-1498.
Rubin MB, Bodner SR and Binur NS (1998) An elastic-viscoplastic model for excised facial skin and SMAS, ASME J. Biomechanical Engng. 120, 686-689.
Rubin MB (1994) Plasticity theory formulated in terms of physically based microstructural variables - Part I: Theory, Int. J. Solids Structures 31, 2615-2634.
Rubin MB (1992) Hyperbolic heat conduction and the second law, Int. J. Engng. Sci. 30, 1665-1676.
Rubin MB (1987) An elastic-viscoplastic model exhibiting continuity of solid and fluid states, Int. J. Engng. Sci. 25, 1175-1191.
Rubin MB (1985) On the theory of a Cosserat point and its application to the numerical solution of continuum problems, J. Appl. Mech. 52, 368-372.