Somnath Ghosh is the Michael G. Callas Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering. Ghosh’s research focuses on computational mechanics modeling, particularly multi-scale structure-materials analysis and simulations, multi-physics modeling and simulation of multi-functional materials, materials characterization, process modeling, and emerging fields, such as Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME).
He is the director of the Computational Mechanics Research Laboratory (CMRL), the Center for Integrated Structure-Materials Modeling and Simulations (CISMMS), and the Center of Excellence on Integrated Materials Modeling (CEIMM). He has secondary appointments in the departments of Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering.
Ghosh received his BTech in Mechanical Engineering at The Indian Institute of Technology in 1980; an MS in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Cornell University in 1983; and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Michigan in 1988.
He is a fellow of the Engineering Mechanics Institute; the American Society of Civil Engineers; the International Association of Computational Mechanics; the American Academy of Mechanics; the American Association for the Advancement of Science; the U.S. Association of Computational Mechanics; ASM International; the Materials Information Society; and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.