Basaran named Fulbright Specialist, will visit IIT Madras during three-week project

By Peter Murphy

Published February 25, 2021

Professor Cemal Basaran, civil engineering faculty member specializing in computational engineering mechanics, will visit IIT Madras in India to share expertise and strengthen international relations as part of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) Fulbright Specialist Program. 

“I am honored that I was chosen. ”
Cemal Basaran, Professor
Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
Cemal Basaran.

Cemal Basaran

Basaran’s appointment is a four-year tenure, and will give him an opportunity to improve our international educational and cultural relations, gain international experience and work with faculty members and students at IIT Madras and other international universities around the world to be determined later. According to the Fulbright Specialist Program’s website, “specialists, who represent a wide range of professional and academic disciplines, are competitively selected to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster based on their knowledge, skill sets and ability to make significant contributions to projects overseas.”

Additionally, Basaran’s new textbook “Introduction to Unified Mechanics Theory with Applications” was published in January by Springer Publishing and currently sits as the No. 1   Amazon Hot New Releases in the Physics of Mechanics category.

Basaran has been a faculty member at UB since 1994. Basaran’s research specialties include: Unified Mechanics Theory, and nano-electro-thermo-mechanics of 2D Materials.