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Research Areas Computational engineering and sciences integrating computational mechanics and physics Computational materials science and integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) with emphasis on multiscale modeling, structure-materials modeling and Simulations, Multi-Physics Modeling of Multi-Functional Materials Materials Characterization Process Modeling Machine Learning Uncertainty quantification Additive manufacturing

Somnath Ghosh is the Michael G. Callas Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering. He is the director of the Computational Mechanics Research Laboratory and the founding director of the Center for Integrated Structure-Materials Modeling and Simulations, an interdisciplinary research center to foster advances in computational structure-material analysis and design. He is also the co-director of NASA’s Space Technology Research Institute for Model-based Qualification and Certification of Additive Manufacturing, leading the team in developing a digital twin for additive manufacturing. Ghosh was previously the lead PI and director of the U.S. Air Force-funded, multiuniversity Center of Excellence in Integrated Materials Modeling (CEIMM). He holds secondary appointments as a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Ghosh has made pioneering contributions to the multidisciplinary fields of computational engineering and sciences integrating computational mechanics and physics, computational materials science, and Integrated Computational Materials Engineering, with emphasis on multiscale modeling, structure-materials modeling and simulations, multiphysics modeling of multifunctional materials, materials characterization, process modeling, machine learning, and uncertainty quantification.

His research has had a transformative impact on modeling metals, composites, and multifunctional materials in various applications. He has made game-changing advances in spatio-temporal multiscale and multiphysics modeling with a focus on prognosis and life prediction of metals and composites, as well as in multifunctional applications like damage sensing in piezo-electric materials and load-bearing antenna. A number of his computational models and tools are in use in the aerospace, automotive, materials, and propulsion industries with entities like Pratt & Whitney, General Electric, and Rolls-Royce, as well as in Department of Defense laboratories like the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory, and multiple NASA agencies.

Ghosh has published more than 280 papers in peer-reviewed journals and proceeding publications. He has authored a book titled Micromechanical Analysis and Multi-Scale Modeling Using the Voronoi Cell Finite Element Method and co-edited two books,  Computational Methods for Microstructure-Property Relations and Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME): Advancing Computational and Experimental Methods. He is also a co-editor of Crystal Plasticity: Atomistics to Macroscale in the Handbook of Materials Modeling, Volume 1 Methods: Theory and Modeling.

He is a Fellow of 10 professional societies, including The Materials and Minerals Society, Society of Engineering Science, Engineering Mechanics Institute, the International Association of Computational Mechanics, American Academy of Mechanics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics, ASM International, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Ghosh received his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, a master’s in theoretical and applied mechanics from Cornell University, and a doctorate in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics from the University of Michigan.