Roger A. Bustamante Plaza



                                                                                                              Roger Bustamante                                  


Full Professor


Contact Information
     Mail Address:  Departamento de Ingenieria Mecanica, Universidad de Chile, Torre Poniente, Piso 4, Beauchef 851, Santiago Centro, Santiago, Chile


Office phone number: (56)-2-29784543


Research Interests

My main areas of research are Nonlinear Elasticity, Rock Mechanics and Magneto-Electro-Elasticity.

Publications and Presentations Click here

Fondecyt number 1210002

o   Mathematical modelling of the mechanical behaviour of rock and concrete using implicit constitutive relations and their subclasses

o   Dates: April 2021 to date

Fondecyt number 1160030

o   On the use of implicit constitutive relations to model the behaviour of elastic and inelastic deformations in continua: Applications to the mathematical modelling of rock.

o   Dates: April 2016 to March 2020.

Fondecyt number 1120011

o   Study of some new constitutive laws for elastic bodies

o   Dates: March 2012 to March 2016

Fondecyt number 11085024

o   Mathematical modelling of non-linear magneto-sensitive elastomers.

o   Dates: November 2008 to October 2011




Mecanica de Solidos (Solid Mechanics ME3204), formerly known as Resistencia de Materiales ME46-A, ME3202 (Strength of Materials)

Mecanica de Medios Continuos ME701 (Continuum Mechanics)

Topicos Avanzados en Elasticidad ME720 (Advanced Topics in Elasticity)

Elementos Finitos ME 564 (Finite Element Method)

Mecanica Estatica (Mechanics Statics).


Short Courses

Electro-elasticidad no-lineal: teoria y desafios en modelacion numerica (Nonlinear electroelasticity: Theory and challenges to numerical modelling). Universidad Politecnica de Madrid 14-28 Mayo 2011.


Formulaciones variacionales en mecanica de solidos (Variational formulations in solid mechanics). Universidad Politecnica de Madrid 17-25 Mayo 2012.


Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Engineering Science.


Member of the editorial board of Applications in Engineering Science


Member of the editorial board of Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science


Member of the scientific committee of the journal Ingenius


I was co-organizer of the Minisymposium on Nonlinear Elasticity for the Euromech 2015 Congress


I was one of the co-editors for a Special Volume for the IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics in honour of Ray Ogden.


I was the main organizer and chair for the XIV Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics PACAMXIV, which was held from the 24th to the 28th of March of 2014.

I was the editor of a special volume for Acta Mechanica, where some of the works presented in the conference will be published.


I was co-organizer of the Minisymposium on Nonlinear Elasticity for the Euromech 2012 Congress


I have been peer to peer reviewer for some articles submitted to the following journals:

Journal of Elasticity

International Journal of Solids and Structures

Journal of Electrostatics

Acta Mechanica

Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids

Proceedings of the Royal Society A

International Journal of Damage Mechanics

Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering

Mechanics Research Communications

International Journal of Engineering Sciences

International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics

International Journal of Advances in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

The European Physical Journal E: Soft Matter and Biological Physics

Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences

Rubber Chemistry and Technology

The Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics


Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids

Journal of Applied Physics

International Journal of Engineering Technologies, IJET

International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering

BioMedical Engineering OnLine

Mathematical Reviews

Mathematical Problems in Engineering

The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Results in Physics

Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Journal of Applied Mechanics

Composites. Part B Engineering.

Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering.