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Hughes Receives Cockrell School's Distinguished Research Award Hughes Receives Cockrell School's Distinguished Research Award

ICES Professor Thomas J. R. Hughes has been selected by the Cockrell School of Engineering to receive the Billy & Claude R. Hocott Distinguished Centennial Engineering Research Award.

The award, supported through an endowment funded by engineering alumnus Claude R. Hocott, recognizes faculty members who have made significant contributions in advancing the profession in engineering through documented research conducted while affiliated with The University of Texas at Austin. The recipient’s work must also have brought significant credit to the engineering profession and is determined exemplary by the recipient’s peers. Read more.

Posted: June 16, 2015
Gov. Abbott signs law to attract top researchers to public universities. Gov. Abbott signs law to attract top researchers to public universities.

In a ceremony staged in the POB Visualization Lab, Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 632 into law, establishing the Governor’s University Research Initiative, a new fund the Legislature created to attract top researchers to public universities. Read more.

Posted: June 4, 2015
2015 ICES Grand Challenge Awardees Announced 2015 ICES Grand Challenge Awardees Announced

Six faculty received ICES’ 2015 W. A. "Tex" Moncrief Grand Challenge Awards, based on their highly compelling research proposals related to the Grand Challenges in computational engineering and sciences that affect the competitiveness and international standing of the nation. Read more.

Posted: June 3, 2015
Postdoc Devin Matthews receives prestigious DOE award Postdoc Devin Matthews receives prestigious DOE award

Devin A. Matthews, a postdoctoral researcher with ICES Professors Robert van de Geijn and John Stanton, is the 2015 Frederick A. Howes Scholar in Computational Science for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Matthews, who earned a 2014 Ph.D. in chemistry from UT-Austin, will receive the award in July at the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program review in Arlington, Virginia. The award honors a recent DOE CSGF graduate for the quality of their research and their exceptional leadership, integrity, and character. Read more.

Posted: June 2, 2015
ASCE elects Hughes as Distinguished Member ASCE elects Hughes as Distinguished Member

ICES Professor Thomas J.R. Hughes has been elected a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

ASCE cites distinguished membership as its highest honor: “a Distinguished Member is a person who has attained eminence in some branch of engineering or in the arts and sciences related thereto, including the fields of engineering education and construction. The total number of Distinguished Members elected in any year should not exceed one for every 7,500 members of the society." Read more.

Posted: May 26, 2015