Jecić Stjepan, F.C.A.
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Jecić Stjepan, F.C.A.
- fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
- doctor of Science
- professor emeritus – Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
Functions in Academy:
- secretary – Department of Technical Sciences (01/01/2011 – 12/31/2018)
- member of the Presidency – Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (01/01/2004 – 12/31/2018)
Membership in Academy:
- full member – Department of Technical Sciences (05/18/2000 – …)
Stjepan Jecić, electrical engineer, founder of modern experimental mechanics in Croatia was born in Vinkovci on October 11, 1934.
He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Zagreb in 1959 and received his Doctorate in 1972 from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, where he worked from 1963 until his retirement in 2005. He was a full professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture since 1982, and dean from 1992 to 1994. In 1997 he founded, and was the first head of the Department of Experimental Mechanics. On two occasions, he was a visiting professor at the University of Munich.
Professor Jecić deals with the experimental determination of stresses and deformations, is responsible for the development of several original procedures. The method of freezing the photoelastic effect with the help of gamma radiation is called by his name in the scientific literature.
He was head of international scientific projects in cooperation with the universities of Munich, Kiev, Vienna, and Budapest and with the Austrian Research Centre in Seibersdorf. He is the author of five textbooks and monographs.
From 2000 he is a fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, member of the CASA Presidency (2004 – 2018), and secretary of the Department of Technical Sciences (2011 – 2018).
He received the Republic Award for Scientific Research “Nikola Tesla” in 1979, the State Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and is the holder of the honorary title Professor Emeritus from 2006. He practiced mountaineering, and performed several championship climbs in the Dinarides and Kamnik Alps in Slovenia.