Texas Tech University

Alexander Idesman, Ph.D.


Email: alexander.idesman@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.2606

Fax: 806.742.3540

Office: ME South 201 L

Research Website: Computational Mechanics Lab
Alexander Idesman, Ph.D.


Dr. Alexander Idesman is a professor of mechanical engineering at Texas Tech University. His research focuses primarily on computational mechanics. He has published his research papers in very prestigious scientific journals and serves as the director of the Computational Mechanics Lab at Texas Tech where he works with students and faculty to research the development of numerical algorithms for the simulation of mechanical systems and their application to the analysis of different engineering problems. Dr. Idesman has also received numerous grants and awards for his teaching and research including, but not limited to, several Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowships and the Pi Tau Sigma “Best Mechanical Engineering Professor” award, as well as NSF, AFOSR, ARO grants.

Research Interests

  • Computational Mechanics Including:
    • Development of New High-Order Numerical Methods with Optimal Accuracy for Partial Differential Equations
    • New Finite Element Algorithms for Wave Propagation, Structural Dynamics and Heat Transfer Problems
    • Time−Integration Methods for Elastodynamics Including Impact Problems
    • Nonlinear Problems with Finite Thermal, Elastic and Plastic Strains, Nonlinear Problems with Martensitic Phase Transitions (Steels, Shape Memory Alloys)
    • Numerical Simulation of Different Engineering Problems

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Continuum Mechanics, Institute of Problems of Strength, (1989)
  • M.S. (Honors), Mechanical Engineering, Kiev Institute of Technology, Kiev, (1982)

Department of Mechanical Engineering