Graduate Student Xiaohui Tu Receives Second Place in Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Student Poster Competition

Congratulations to CMRL student Xiaohui Tu, who was recently awarded second place in the EMI Computational Mechanics Student Poster Competition for her poster, “Application of Wavelet-Enriched Hierarchical Finite Element Formulation in Simulating Crack Propagation in Polycrystalline Microstructure with the Coupled Crystal Plasticity-Phase Field Model”!

Sponsored by the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Computational Mechanics Committee (CMC), the poster competition consists of three parts:

Part I: Short‐paper review – Judges review the three‐page papers submitted, before the conference.

Part II: Blitz slide presentation of the research ‐ Each participant has two minutes to introduce their research to the broader audience before the poster competition. This part is intended for student networking and visibility within the EMI community.

Part III: Poster competition – Judges go over all the posters with a 5-minute Q&A session at each poster.

Winners were named at the recent American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Conference.

Join us in congratulating Xiaohui again on this accomplishment!

CMRL students at the 2019 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

The Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences held their annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on May 23rd, 2017.  Ahmad Shabha and Zhiye Li who completed their doctoral degree in 2018-19 were hooded by Prof. Somnath Ghosh. Zhiye Li completed her thesis titled “Micromechanical Studies of Glass Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Matrix Composites Undergoing Deformation and Damage at High Strain Rates” and Ahmad Shahba completed his PhD dissertation titled “Crystal Plasticity Finite Element Simulation of Deformation and Fracture in Polycrystalline Microstructures“. CMRL congratulates and wishes them the best of luck!

Prof. Somnath Ghosh to Receive 2019 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award

Congratulations to Somnath Ghosh, the Michael G. Callas Chair Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, who will receive the 2019 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)!

The Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award is given to an outstanding individual for significant contributions in the practice of engineering mechanics. Ghosh will be officially recognized at ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition in Salt Lake City in mid-November 2019.

Link to Civil Engineering article

Prof. Somnath Ghosh Elected as Fellow of the Society of Engineering Science (SES)

Congratulations to Prof. Somnath Ghosh, who was recently elected as Fellow of the Society of Engineering Science (SES)!

Per the SES website, “A fellow shall be an individual who is distinguished in some field in which the Society has interest, who has been a Regular or Life Member of the Society for at least five years, and whose contributions to the Society and the technical community have justified this honor.”

Ghosh’s selection was unanimously approved by the SES Board of Directors. He will be honored during the 2019 SES Conference during the banquet portion of the program.

Link to Civil Engineering article

Prof. Somnath Ghosh Receives 2018 Investigator Medal from International Conference on Computational Methods

Congratulations to Prof. Somnath Ghosh, Michael G. Callas Chair Professor, who received the ICCM 2018 Investigator Medal from the International Conference on Computational Methods in Rome Italy on August 6, 2018.

According to the conference committee, the Medal is presented to honor up to one individual who has made outstanding and sustained contributions in the general field of computational methods over a substantial period of professional career and has shown leadership through contributions in promoting computational methods activities. This is the highest award of ICCM.

Link to Civil Engineering article