Norman Fleck

Role: ICAM Principle Investigator

Partner: University of Cambridge

Professor Norman Fleck is Professor of the Mechanics of Materials at Cambridge University Engineering Dept., UK. He received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 1984 on the subject of metal fatigue, and then spent a post-doctoral year at Harvard University as Lindemann Trust Fellow, working with Prof. John W. Hutchinson on creep fracture.

He returned to Cambridge as a lecturer in 1986, and was subsequently promoted to a Readership and then to a Professorship. He is the Founder-Director of the Cambridge Centre for Micromechanics, and was Head of the Mechanics, Materials and Design Division for 11 years (until 2009). 

He is an ISI highly cited author with 280 journal publications, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering, Academia Europaea and of the European Academy of Science.  He is on the editorial boards of several engineering journals, and has close collaborations with many US and European groups, having held visiting positions at Harvard University and at NASA Langley.  Prof. Fleck combines experiments and theory to develop mesoscale and macroscale constitutive models of engineering materials