Aleksandar Sedmak, the professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia , since. 2001. Visiting professor at Drexel Univeristy, USA, 1999-2002. Assistant Minister for Science and Technology Development in Serbian government 2003-2006. Vice-rector for international cooperation, University of Belgrade, 2006-2009. Director of Innovation Center of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade since 2006. He has been teaching since 1979 at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, mainly Engineering Materials, Welding, Numerical Methods, Fracture Mechanics, Structural Integrity. Advisor for more than 50 D.Sc. thesis, He published 117 papers in WoS journals, more than 200 papers at prestigious international conferences, number of textbooks and monographs.
He was coordinator for more than 10 national projects and 12 international projects in the scope of EUREKA, bilateral, H2020, FP7, COSME and Inter¬reg programs. He is the President of Serbian Structural Integrity and Life Society and Editor-in-chief of Structural Integrity and Life Journal (Scopus, eSCI), the Vice-president of European Structural Integ¬rity Society (ESIS), member of editor boards and reviewer of a number of prominent world journals in Fracture Mechanics, and the Chairman of European Conference on Fracture (ECF22), Belgrade, 2018. He has been the guest editor of special issues of Engineering Failure Analysis, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics and International Journal of Fatigue.
Prof. Sedmak is longstanding member of prominent societies, such as ESIS, AWS and ASME, also honorary professor at Brasov University, Romania, since 2016 and foreign member of Hungarian Academy of Engineering Sciences since 2017, also member of Serbian Academy of Engineering Sciences since 2012. He delivered many invited lectures and seminars worldwide, (Duke University, Durham, Drexel University, Filadelfija, USA, Technical Fakulty University of Maribor, Technical University inTripoli, Libya, Brasov Univeristy, Romania, Miscolc University Hungary).