Jacob Aboudi is a Professor Emeritus at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel. He was formerly Head of the university's Department of Solid Mechanics, Materials and Structures, and Dean of their Faculty of Engineering. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Strathclyde, Northwestern University, Virginia Tech., and the University of Virginia and has over 40 years of research experience. He has written over 250 journal articles and two prior books.
Brett A. Bednarcyk is a Senior Research Engineer and Discipline Lead for Analytical and Computational Mechanics in the Mechanics and Life Prediction Branch of the Structures and Materials Division, NASA Glenn Research Center, Ohio, USA. He has over 15 years of research experience, 140 technical publications, and is the primary developer of NASA's MAC/GMC software.