Professor Carlos Brebbia is the Director of the Wessex Institute of Technology. He was born in Argentina where he completed his first engineering degree. He spent two stimulating years after graduation as part of a small team setting up an Institute of Applied Mechanics. Following this, he registered at Southampton University in England for a high degree, arranging to carry out his research partly at MIT.
After obtaining his PhD at Southampton, he worked at a major UK Research Laboratory before taking an academic appointment at Southampton University where he rose from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer and Reader. During his time at Southampton he took leave to become Visiting Professor at many other universities, including Princeton.
After having been appointed full Professor of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, he decided to return to the UK to set up the Wessex Institute in the New Forest.
Professor Brebbia is renowned throughout the world as the originator of the Boundary Element Method, a technique that continues to generate important research work at the Wessex Institute. He has written numerous scientific papers and is author or co-author of 14 technical books and editor or co-editor of more than 400 volumes. He has also written two other non technical books, ie “The New Forest. A Personal View” and “Patagonia, the forgotten land”
He is Editor of several journals including the International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering and the International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements. His interest in ecological and environmental topics has led him to become co-editor of the International Journal of Design and Nature with Ecodynamics and International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning.
He is also the founder and Chairman of the Computational Mechanics International Group, which comprises the software development and industrial consulting company which produced the BEASY (Boundary Element Analysis System) code. The other company in the group is WIT Press, which publishes scientific and engineering books and journals. Computational Mechanics International has its own office in Boston Massachusetts as well as numerous distributors and agents across the world.
Carlos’ interests span from the analysis of advanced structures such as shells to the modelling of environmental problems, dealing with a wide variety of methodologies. His most recent efforts have been concentrated on the development of Wessex Institute as an international centre of excellence.
• Director of Wessex Institute of Technology, New Forest
• Chairman of Computational Mechanics International Group of companies
• Professor of Computational Engineering, University of Portsmouth
Medaille de la Ville de Paris, Echelon Argent.
Medaille of the Masonnet Foundation, University of Liege, Belgium.
George Green Medal, University of Mississippi, USA.
Visiting Professor for Special Lecture Series at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium.
Visiting Professor for Special Lecture Series at the University of Florence, Italy.
Founding President - ASCE-UK Group.
Honorary PhD at University of Bucharest.
Permanent Member of the Prize Committee for the Prigogine Medal
Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (FIMECHE)
Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
European Academy of Sciences and Arts
Freedom of the City of London
Liveryman to the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers
JOURNALS & SERIES PUBLICATIONS
Professor Brebbia is member of the Board of numerous book series and has launched 10 international
journals, some of which have been assigned to Elsevier, including the Journal on “Engineering Analysis
with Boundary Elements”, of which he is founding Editor.
At present he is an active main Editor, Co-Editor or scientific Coordinator of the following journals:
• Coordinator of the “International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning”.
• Joint Editor of the “International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics”.
• Main Editor of the Transactions of Wessex Institute.
• Co-Editor of the “International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering”.
• Co-Editor of the “International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Engineering”.
• Co-Editor of the “International Journal of Energy Production and Management”.
• “Finite Elements”. This video was produced by Rutherford Computing Laboratory with computer
animations provided by Professor Brebbia.
• “Boundary Elements”. This video was produced by Professor Brebbia demonstrating the technique
Numerous papers published in scientific journals and conference proceedings.
14 technical books produced by different Publishers – among them McGraw Hill, Elsevier, Springer Verlag,
Computational Mechanics Publications, WIT Press – several of them translated into major languages.
• “The New Forest. A Personal View”. WIT Press, Southampton and Boston, Seventh Edition 2014.
• “Patagonia. The Forgotten Land. From Magellan to Peron”. WIT Press, Southampton and Boston,
Second Edition, 2008.
Professor Brebbia has edited numerous books on a variety of topics. They include series for Springer
Verlag, Elsevier, Pentech Press, WIT Press and other publishing houses. His output can be estimated at no
less than 500 such volumes.
MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS
Computational Methods in Engineering, including Boundary Elements; Environmental Simulation;
Ecological Modelling; Sustainable Development; Eco-Architecture and Heritage Buildings.
Royal Southampton Yacht Club
The Carlton Club, London