About the Author
Igor V. Andrianov obtained his Master (1971) and PhD (1975) degrees from the Dnepropetrovsk State University (Ukraine). He obtained the Doctor of Sciences degree in Mechanics of Solids from the Moscow State Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (Russia) in 1990. During 1974-1977, he was a Research Scientist at the Dnipropetrovs k State University, during 1977-1990, an Associated Professor, and during 1990-1997, a Full Professor of Mathematics in the Dnepropetrovsk Civil Engineering Institute. Currently he is a Research Scientist in the RWTH Aachen University in Germany. Prof. Andrianov is the author or co-author of 12 books and over 250 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He has presented papers at numerous International Conferences, and he has supervised 25 PhD Theses. His research interests are in Mechanics of Solids, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Asymptotic Methods. Jan Awrejcewicz graduated from Lodz University of Technology in 1977 (Mechanics) and from the University of Lodz in 1978 (Philosophy). He obtained his PhD (Habilitation) in 1981 (1990), and become a Full Professor in 1997. He has authored and/or co-authored 17 monographs in English; 2 textbooks; 12 edited conference proceedings; 275 journal papers; 340 conference papers; 18 chapters in books. He has served as an editor of 9 books, and as a Guest-Editor of 15 journal special issues. His research includes Nonlinear Mechanics, Mechatronics and Control, and Biomechanics. He is a recipient of the Humboldt Research Award. Vladyslav V. Danishevs'kyy obtained his Masters (1996), Ph.D. (1999) degrees, and Doctor of Sciences degree in Structural Mechanics (2008) from the Prydniprovska State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Ukraine. He is a Professor at this State Academy. He has authored 2 monographs and over 70 refereed papers. Among his awards are the Soros Post-Graduate Student s Award (1997), Prize of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for the best academic achievement among young scientists (2000), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship (2001), NATO Research Fellowship (2003), NATO Reintegration Grant (2005), and institutional academic co-operation grant of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2007). He conducted research at the Institute of General Mechanics in the RWTH Aachen University, Germany (2001 2002) and at the Group of Physics of Materials in the University of Rouen, France (2003 2004). His research interests are in asymptotic methods, nonlinear dynamics, and heterogeneous materials and structures. Andrey O. Ivankov, PhD is the author of more than author of more than 30 research publications. His main areas of research include ODE, PDE, Mixed BVPs and Pade approximants.