News: Awards & Honors

Prof. Somnath Ghosh to Receive the 2020 International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) Computational Mechanics Award

February 14, 2020

Congratulations to Somnath Ghosh, the Michael G. Callas Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering, who was recently named as the recipient of the 2020 International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) Computational Mechanics Award, which is conferred every two years to honor exceptional accomplishments in computational mechanics. Somnath’s research focuses on computational […]

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Prof. Lori Graham-Brady Named Fellow of the United States Association for Computational Mechanics

August 21, 2019

Lori Graham-Brady, professor and chair of the Department of Civil Engineering, was recently named a Fellow for the United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM). Graham-Brady received her award at the 15th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics held in Austin, Texas on July 29. Graham-Brady was recognized for her outstanding research contributions in the […]

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Prof. Michael Shields Receives a U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Award

August 6, 2019

Congratulations to Prof. Michael Shields on receiving a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Award! Prof. Shields’s project, titled, “Low-dimensional Manifold Learning for Uncertainty Quantification in Complex Multi-scale Stochastic Systems” leverages large-scale so-called dimension hyper-reduction methods to enable uncertainty quantification for complex multi-scale systems. The advanced modeling approach is likely to be more computationally […]

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

July 17, 2019

Congratulations to Department of Civil Engineering graduate 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) […]

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Seven Students Receive Awards at Convocation

May 8, 2019

Congratulations to the following students who were honored at the annual WSE Convocation Awards Ceremony! This event is a celebration of student and faculty achievement at the Whiting School of Engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers Maryland Section Scholarship Recipient: Awoenam Mauna-Woanya The ASCE Maryland Section Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate member of Johns […]

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Two CE Alumni Receive Awards from Turner Construction Company

March 15, 2019

Congratulations to Avital Zenilman (BS ’17) and Joseph Conlon (BS ’17) who recently received awards from their employer, Turner Construction Company! Zenilman received the Rookie of the Year Award and Conlon received the Bringing Out The Best Award, which are described below in further detail. ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Staff members who have been with […]

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Prof. Thomas Gernay Named Associate Editor for Fire Technology Journal

March 8, 2019

Assistant Professor Thomas Gernay has been named Associate Editor of Fire Technology. According to its website, Fire Technology publishes original contributions, both theoretical and empirical, that contribute to the solution of problems in fire safety science and engineering. It is the leading journal in the field, publishing applied research dealing with the full range of actual […]

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Prof. Somnath Ghosh Co-Chairs Organizing Committee for 10th International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling

February 22, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Somnath Ghosh has been selected to co-organize the 10th International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling. The conference, which is the world leading forum dedicated to the dissemination of the latest development in the field of multiscale materials modeling, will be held on Oct 19-23, 2020 at the Baltimore Renaissance […]

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