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Thomas C. Ting, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Civil and Materials Engineering


Building & Room:

2093 ERF


842 West Taylor Street, MC 246, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-2429



Research Interests

Wave propagation

Continuum mechanics

Anisotropic elasticity

Composite materials

Surface waves

Plastic waves

Nonlinear waves

Selected Publications

1. Recent Book – T. C. T. Ting, “Anisotropic elasticity: theory and Applications,” Oxford University Press. 570 pages, 1996.

2. [163] T. C. T. Ting, “A modified Lekhnitskii formalism a la Stroh for anisotropic elasticity and classifications of the 6X6 matrix N,” Proc. Roy. Soc. London, A455, 69-89 (1999).

3. [165] T. C. T. Ting, “The remarkable nature of cylindrically orthotropic elastic material under plane strain deformations,” Q. J. Mech. Appl. Math., 52, 387-404 (1999).

4. [166] T. C. T. Ting, “The remarkable nature of radially symmetric deformation of spherically uniform linear anisotropic elastic solids,” J. Elasticity, 53, 47-64 (1999).


Ph.D. Applied Mathematics
Brown University, 1962

B.S. Civil Engineering
National Taiwan University, 1956