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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
Gamba gives the Boeing Distinguished Lecture at The University of Washington Gamba gives the Boeing Distinguished Lecture at The University of Washington

ICES Professor Irene Gamba gave the Boeing Distinguished Colloquia Lecture at The University of Washington. The series of lectures, funded in part by a generous gift from the Boeing Company, is designed to "bring to campus prominent applied mathematicians from around the world."

Gamba's lecture was entitled "From Boltzmann Collisional dynamics to the Landau Equation, analysis and numerics." Read more.

Posted: May 5, 2015
Engquist elected to prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences Engquist elected to prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced this week the election of ICES mathematician Björn Engquist.

“We are delighted Bjorn has been elected into the prestigious AAAS," said ICES Director J. Tinsley Oden. "This is fitting recognition of his sterling international reputation as a leader in computational and applied mathematics.

"The announcement comes shortly after the news of another international award bestowed on Engquist, the prestigious Pioneer Award, given by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics."

Engquist 's numerical tools are used in areas ranging from homeland security to image processing to oil-reservoir modeling. Read more.

Posted: April 23, 2015
Hughes receives International Scientific Career Award Hughes receives International Scientific Career Award

ICES Professor Thomas J.R. Hughes has received the 2014 International Scientific Career Award of the Argentinian Association for Computational Mechanics (AMCA).

AMCA will make the presentation at the Pan American Congress on Computational Mechanics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 28, 2015.

The award recognizes an international scientific career in the field of computational mechanics and interaction with research centers of Argentina. The AMCA Award consists of a statuette made by an Argentine artisan and a diploma. Read more.

Posted: April 21, 2015