|Prof. Dr. - Ing. Dr. h. c. Werner Schiehlen serves as Presi-dent of
the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Me-chanics - (IUTAM)
for the period 1996-2000. As President he is Chairman of the Bureau of
IUTAM as well as of the Executive Committee of the Congress Committee of
IUTAM. Both bodies met in August 1997 at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, USA to prepare IUTAM's General Assembly sched-uled for
August 29-30, 1998 in Stuttgart, Germany and to make arrange-ments for
the 20th International Congress of Theoretical and Ap-plied Mechanics (ICTAM)
taking place in Chicago, Illinois, USA on August 27-September 2, 2000.
Professor Schiehlen is also a well-known scientist in applied dynamics specialized on multybody system dynamics, nonlinear oscillations, random vibrations, optimization of mechanical systems with applications to mechatronics, vehicle dynamics and biome-chanics.