Prof. Somnath Ghosh Named a TMS Fellow

Congratulations to Somnath Ghosh, the Michael G. Callas Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering, has been named a Fellow of The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS). This honor recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the practice of metallurgy, materials science, and technology.

Somnath’s research focuses on computational mechanics of materials and structures with a focus on multi-scale structure-materials modeling and simulations, multi-physics modeling and simulation of multi-functional materials, materials characterization, process modeling, and emerging fields like integrated computational materials engineering.

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a professional society that connects minerals, metals, and materials scientists and engineers who work in industry, academia, and government positions around the world.

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Deniz Oztürk selected as a finalist for 2020 Melosh Medal Competition

Congratulations to Deniz Oztürk! He has been selected as one of the finalists for the 2020 Melosh Competition. Since 1989, the Robert J. Melosh Medal Competition has provided a forum for young engineers and researchers to present their work to and interact with leaders in the field of computational mechanics. Deniz will be presenting his work on “Uncertainty Quantification in Multi-Scale Modeling of Titanium Alloys” at the competition on October 23rd, 2020 which is being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deniz joined CMRL in 2013 as a graduate student and successfully defended his thesis titled “Multi-scale Modeling and Uncertainty Quantification of Deformation and Fatigue Crack Nucleation in Titanium Alloys using Parametrically Homogenized Constitutive Models” on July 19th, 2019.

George Weber successfully defends his thesis

George Weber has completed his PhD dissertation titled “Parametrically Homogenized Crystal Plasticity Model for Nickel-Based Superalloys: Intragranular Microstructures to Polycrystalline Aggregates”.  His thesis research was supported by NSF, AFOSR, and AFRL under the Center of Excellence in Integrated Materials Modeling.  George is continuing his research with CMRL as a postdoctoral researcher.

Xiaohui Tu successfully defends her thesis

Congratulations to Xiaohui Tu! She successfully defended her thesis entitled, “Developing Image-based Crystal Plasticity Models for Deformation and Crack Propagation in Polycrystalline 7000-series Aluminium Alloys” on Thursday July 23rd, 2020. Members of her thesis committee included, Prof. Somnath Ghosh, her thesis advisor, Prof. Stavros Gaitanaros, Prof. James K. Guest, Prof. Gretar Tryggvason and Prof. Todd C. Hufnagel.

Xiaohui had been a member of Prof. Ghosh’s Computational Mechanics Research Laboratory (CMRL), since 2013. We wish her all the best!

Subhendu Chakraborty successfully defends his thesis

Subhendu Chakraborty has successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled “Development of a Self-Consistent Coupled Atomistic-Continuum Model to Study the Brittle and Ductile Fracture in Metallic Materials” on 16’th March 2020!

Subhendu joined the CMRL in 2013 as a graduate student from the department of Mechanical Engineering. Before joining CMRL, Subhendu received his master’s degree from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and undergraduate from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

Congratulation to Subhendu!

Prof. Somnath Ghosh to Receive 2020 IACM Computational Mechanics Award

Congratulations to Somnath Ghosh, the Michael G. Callas Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering, who will receive the 2020 Computational Mechanics Award from the International Association for Computational Mechanics  (IACM)!

The IACM Computational Mechanics Award is given primarily for contributions to traditional areas such as computational structural/solid mechanics, or computational fluid dynamics. It is also given to recognize contributions outside these specific areas in recognition of accomplishments in software development, scientific computing, research contributions in computational electromagnetics, semi-conductor device simulation, biomechanics or other areas that are not traditionally embraced by computational structural/solid mechanics or computational fluid dynamics, but which have general applicability to computational mechanics. Ghosh will be officially recognized at IACM’s World Congress on Computational Mechanics in Paris in mid-July 2020.

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