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.

Link to Civil and Systems Engineering article

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