George Z. Voyiadjis celebrated his 65th birthday on December 15, 2011. This issue of the Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology (JEMT) is dedicated to him on the occasion, with deep admiration and affection, by his many friends and colleagues around the world.

George was born on December 15, 1946 in Cairo, Egypt, the younger son of Greek Cypriot parents. He obtained his B.Sc. in civil engineering in 1969 from Ain Shams University with First Degree Honors on top of his class. He went on to pursue a M.Sc. in civil engineering in 1970 from California Institute of Technology. He obtained his D.Eng.Sc. in engineering mechanics in 1973 from Columbia University by working with Maciej P. Bieniek. His dissertation was “Large Elasto-Plastic Deformations of Solids.”

From 1973 to 1975, he worked as a Senior Stress Analyst with Nuclear Power Services, Inc. and Ebasco Services Inc. in New York, NY. His...

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