Roger A. Bustamante Plaza



                                                                                                              Roger Bustamante                                  


Full Professor


Contact Information
     Mail Address:  Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica, 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 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 the present.

·        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




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

·        Mecánica de Medios Continuos ME701 (Continuum Mechanics)

·        Tópicos Avanzados en Elasticidad ME720 (Advanced Topics in Elasticity)

·        Elementos Finitos ME 564 (Finite Element Method)


Short Courses

·        Electro-elasticidad no-lineal: teoría y desafíos en modelación numérica (Nonlinear electroelasticity: Theory and challenges to numerical modelling). Universidad Politécnica de Madrid 14-28 Mayo 2011.


·        Formulaciones variacionales en mecánica de sólidos (Variational formulations in solid mechanics). Universidad Politécnica de Madrid 17-25 Mayo 2012.


·        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

§  Meccanica

§  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

·        Member of the European Mechanics Society

·        Member of the Society for Natural Philosophy