Munjiza Ante

Corresponding members IX. Department of Technical Sciences
Munjiza Ante


  • 1960 in Trogir


Munjiza Ante

Corresponding members IX. Department of Technical Sciences

Academic titles:

  • professor Doctor of Science

Membership in the Adacemy:

  • corresponding member – Department of Technical Sciences (5/10/2012 – …)

Curriculum Vitae

Ante Munjiza was born in Trogir in 1960. He graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Split in 1984, received his master’s degree in Zagreb in 1989, from the University of Wales, Swansea, UK received his Doctorate in 1992, and in the period 1992–1993 he attended postdoctoral studies at the Institute of Technology in Massachusetts – MIT, Cambridge, USA. He is a full professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy in Split at the Department of Theory of Structures and at the postgraduate university study of civil engineering with the courses Information Engineering and Mechanics of discontinuous environments; he is involved in a multidisciplinary doctoral study in Split. So far, he has been a mentor for about 40 doctoral dissertations around the world.

Prof. AnteMunjiza, Ph.D. in 2004 was selected as a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, in the same year as associate professor in computer geosciences at Imperial College London and in 2005 as a full professor at the University of London, where he founded the Laboratory for Virtual Experimentation. At Tahoku University in Japan, he completed his specialization in seismic engineering (1989–1990), stayed at MIT in the USA, where he worked in the Laboratory for Intelligent Engineering Systems, then at the University of London and the Royal College of London, and teaches doctoral studies at the University of Toronto and collaborates on scientific projects with numerous international research groups from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,  University of Birmingham and universities in China, Taiwan and Italy.

His method of final-discrete elements, accepted by Rockfield Software as an ELFEN market package, is now applied in mining, geotechnics, geosciences, constructions, petroleum engineering, military engineering and other fields. In addition to this method, he has developed a number of others, and some are named after him (e.g. Munjiza-NBS; Munjiza-Rougier searches).

At the University of Split, he founded a research group that includes doctoral students, assistant professors and professors. All the research groups he founded and collaborated with are based on the finite-discrete element method and on the so-called open source software, which Dr. Munjiza developed. He is the author or co-author of five books published by global publishers such as Wiley & Sons, for example. He published 150 scientific articles and gave more than 50 presentations at scientific and professional conferences, many of which were invited or introductory and published in congress proceedings. His papers have been cited 550 times so far. He is a member of the editorial board in several international magazines.

He was elected as a correspondent member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2012.