Martin H. Sadd
Professor
Mechanical Industrial & Systems Engineering
208 Wales Hall
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-5548  Fax: 401-874-2355
sadd@egr.uri.edu
Ph.D. - Illinois Institute of Technology, 1971 
M.S.  - University of Illinois, 1967 
B.S.   - University of Illinois, 1966 

Research and Teaching Interests
Wave Propagation; Micromechanical Material Modeling; Failure Mechanics; Finite, Boundary and Discrete Element Methods; Geomechanics; Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics; Applications of Computers in Engineering Education.

Professional Experience
Summer Instructor, Illinois Institute of Technology (1971); Assistant/Associate Professor, Mississippi State Universtiy (1971-79); Associate/Full Professor, URI (1979-present); Department Chair, URI (1991-00).

Professional Memberships and Activities
ASME, ASEE, American Academy of Mechanics, AAUP; ASME MEDHC Region I (1991-00); ASME MEDHC Chair Region I (1996-97); ASME Faculty Advisor (1978-79); Secretary ASEE Mechanics Division (1983-86 ); Associate Editor ASEE  Mechanics Monographs (1987-90  ); Chaired Sessions at ASME and ASEE National Meetings; Reviewer: Numerous Professional Journals, McGraw-Hill, NSF Proposals; Conducted Several Short and Full Courses at Various Industries; Developed Off-Campus MS Graduate Programs at ITT-Grinnell, Raytheon, Electric Boat, NUWC;  Established Department Student & Industrial Advisory Boards and Alumni Awards Banquet.

Awards, Distinctions and Honorary Memberships
Department Achievement Award (1988); ASME Certificate for MEDHC Service (1997); ASME Providence Section Recognition Award (2002); Carlotti College Excellence Award (2004); Outstanding Contributions to Graduate Studies Award (2006); ASEE Distinguished Service Award (2007); ASME Fellow (2008); Sigma Xi,; Phi Kappa Phi; Tau Beta Pi; Pi Tau Sigma