Associate Professor Michael Shields has received early career support from the U.S. Department of Energy. This is Prof. Shields’ third young investigator award. His 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.

Professor Lori Graham-Brady was recently named a Fellow for the United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM). She was recognized for her outstanding research contributions in the field of multi-scale modeling of materials with random microstructure; dynamic failure of brittle materials and stochastic computational mechanics and for her leadership roles in academia.


Associate Professor Lauren Gardner and Professor Tak Igusa have both been selected to receive support this year from Johns Hopkins University’s Discovery Awards program. Gardner’s project is titled, “Integrating Human Mobility and Genomics to Understand Dengue Spatial Dynamics.” Igusa’s project title is, “Johns Hopkins University Living Laboratory for Urban Mobility.”

Professor Somnath Ghosh received 2019 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and was named a Fellow of the Society of Engineering Science (SES).