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Alex Kalamkarov

Professor & Co-op Coordinator

Alex Kalamkarov
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Email: alex.kalamkarov@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-6072
Fax: 902-423-6711
Mailing Address: 
Mechanical Engineering C307
PO BOX 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2


  • BSc, MASc, PhD, Moscow State University
  • DSc, Academy of Sciences of the USSR
  • PEng


Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Dalhousie University since 1993 (Technical University of Nova Scotia prior to amalgamation of TUNS and Dalhousie in 1997).

Research interests

  • Mechanics of solids
  • Composite materials and reinforced engineering structures
  • Smart materials and structures

Principal investigator

Awards and memberships

  • Awarded PhD in 1979 and Master degree in 1975 from the Moscow State University; and the D.Sc (Doctor of Sciences) degree from the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1990.
  • Awarded the CANCAM Gold Medal for “the outstanding contribution in the area of Applied Mechanics” at the Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM-2011, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC).
  • Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME (2002).
  • Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, CSME (2001).
  • Member of a number of International Editorial and Advisory boards in the area of composite materials.


  • Authored more than 300 research publications, including more than 130 papers in the refereed journals, 5 research monographs and 2 US patents.
  • Reported research results at the numerous International Conferences and Seminars.
  • Presented twenty invited keynote lectures at the top-ranked international conferences on composite materials and smart structures.
  • During the past 15 years: developed and chaired or co-chaired 21 international conferences in the area of composites and smart structures.
  • The grants and publications listed above is not a complete list.