Professor Graham Gladwell, FRSC,
Distinguished Professor Emeritus,
University of Waterloo


The 9th International Conference on Inverse Problems in Engineering (ICIPE) will be held in honour of Prof. Graham Gladwell, FRSC, in recognition of his invaluable contributions to applied and theoretical inverse analysis. These include his monographs: Contact Problems in the Classical Theory of Elasticity (1980); Inverse Problems in Vibration (1986, 2004); Inverse Problems in Scattering (1993); and Functional Analysis with application to Mechanics and Inverse Problems (1996). Professor Gladwell authored or coauthored over one hundred articles on a range of subjects spanning many disciplines, but he is perhaps best well known for his work on characterizing structural mechanical systems through inverse analysis of vibrational modes. In addition to his scholarly achievements, Professor Gladwell has also trained and mentored over 30 graduate students, who have gone on to make important contributions in their own right. Amongst many other awards, Prof. Gladwell was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 1999

During his long career at the University of Waterloo, Professor Gladwell was jointly appointed between the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Mathematics, representing the cross-disciplinary nature of his research and the field of inverse analysis in general. In recognition of his distinguished service, the University of Waterloo awarded him Distinguished Professor Emeritus, one of the highest honours the University of Waterloo can bestow upon a member of its academic staff.