Amos Gilat received his Ph.D. degree in Engineering from Brown University in 1982, and has been is a professor of mechanical engineering at The Ohio State University since then. He is the author of the textbooks “MATLAB, An Introduction with Applications,” and a co-author of the textbook “Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists,” both published by Wiley.


Professor Gilat specializes in characterization of material properties (deformation and failure) over a wide range of strain rates and temperatures under various loading conditions, and the development of constitutive equations for plastic deformation and fracture. Professor Gilat is the director of the Dynamics Mechanics of Materials Laboratory at OSU. The Lab has unique testing capabilities utilized by many industries for the development and calibration of material models in numerical codes that are used in simulations and design.