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Peter Hagedorn


Peter Hagedorn was born in Berlin, Germany. He grew up in Brazil, where he graduated (Engineer’s degree) in mechanical engineering in 1964 at EPUSP and in 1966 earned his doctoral degree at the same University. He then worked as a research assistant and later as ‘dozent’ (similar to lecturer) at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. In 1971 he got his ‘habilitation’ (similar to Dr. Sc.) at Karlsruhe. From 1973 to 1974 he was a visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University. Since October 1974 he is full professor of mechanics at the Technische Universität Darmstadt and head of the Dynamics and Vibrations group. He also has served as visiting professor at Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Berkeley, Paris, Irbid (Jordan) and Christchurch (New Zealand), where he also holds an Adjunct Professorship at UCC. He has served as Head of Department and Vice-President to his home University in Darmstadt and he is serving in a number of professional and editorial committees. 

He is author of over 200 papers and several books on a variety of topics in the general field of dynamics and vibrations and analytical mechanics. He is officially retired since 2009 but still quite active and heads the Dynamics and Vibrations Group, presently affiliated to the chair of professor Michael Schäfer, at the graduate school of computational engineering of TU Darmstadt.