Robert M. Jones, Ph.D, is Professor Emeritus of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia.  Since the mid-1970s, Dr. Jones has authored three other books: Mechanics of Composite Materials (1st edition, 1975, and 2nd edition, 1999); Buckling of Bars, Plates, and Shells (2006); and Design of Composite Structures (2015); edited Valery V. Vasiliev’s Mechanics of Composite Structures (1993) and Composite Pressure Vessels (2009); collaborated on Irving H. Shames’ Engineering Mechanics (1980); and written over 25 reports and papers on plastic behavior.

     He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; a Founder Member, Fellow, and former President of the American Society for Composites; and a Founder Member of the American Academy of Mechanics.  He is a former Chairman of the Structures Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; a former Member of the Structures and Materials Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; and a former Member of the U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.

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