Henkelman named director of CCMS Henkelman named director of CCMS

ICES Professor Graeme Henkelman is the new director of the ICES Center for Computational Molecular Sciences. He will oversee the research of faculty, researchers, postdoctoral researchers and students in the highly active group of chemists, biochemists, and materials developers.

Henkelman is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry. He earned his Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry from the University of Washington. He is the recipient of an ICES Moncrief Grand Challenge Award. Read more.

Posted: July 28, 2014
Cardiovascular Simulation Paper Wins at World Congress of Biomechanics Cardiovascular Simulation Paper Wins at World Congress of Biomechanics

Rachel Buchanan, a biomedical engineering graduate student working with Professor Michael Sacks in the ICES Center for Cardiovascular Simulation, took first place in the doctoral student paper competition in the cardiovascular biomechanics category at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics in Boston.

Buchanan's winning paper was titled "In Situ Estimation of Aortic Valve Interstitial Cell Mechanical State From Tissue Level Measurements," and it was one of over 700 entries submitted. Out of that 700, just 36 were chosen for oral presentations in six categories. Read more.

Posted: July 15, 2014
Dan C. Stanzione Jr. named director of TACC Dan C. Stanzione Jr. named director of TACC

Dan C. Stanzione Jr. has been named executive director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. A nationally recognized leader in high performance computing, Stanzione has served as deputy director since June 2009 and assumed the new post July 1.

“The University of Texas at Austin has become a global leader in supercomputing thanks to TACC and the research it supports,” said UT Austin President Bill Powers. “Under Dan’s leadership, I believe our computers will become even more powerful and our research even more world-changing.”

As TACC director, Stanzione will serve as an ICES core faculty member, and a member of the ICES Advisory Board. Read more.

Posted: July 8, 2014
Hughes and six of his students highly cited researchers Hughes and six of his students highly cited researchers

Thomas J.R. Hughes, professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, and the ICES Computational and Applied Mathematics Chair III, along with six of his former PhD students were identified as highly cited researchers of 2014 by Thompson Reuters for the period 2002 through 2012. Researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest number of papers in the top 1% in their fields during the year of publication, “earning them the mark of exceptional impact.”

Two of Hughes’s Ph.D. students who earned the distinction, Wing Kam Liu and Tayfun Tezduyar, are among his earliest and the four others, Victor Calo, Alessandro Reali, Yuri Bazilevs, and Austin Cottrell, are among his most recent. Read more.

Posted: June 12, 2014
Demkowicz speaker at Richard-von-Mises-Lecture Demkowicz speaker at Richard-von-Mises-Lecture

Leszek Demkowicz, director of the ICES Electromagnetics and Acoustics Group, is an invited speaker at the Richard-von-Mises-Lecture, a highly prestigious annual lecture occurring on June 12 at the Humboldt-University of Berlin.

The lecture honors Richard von Mises, a mathematician who made fundamental contributions in applied mathematics, probability theory and statistics in the mid-20th century. Read more.

Posted: June 9, 2014