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CSEM Student Poulson wins UT Dissertation Award CSEM Student Poulson wins UT Dissertation Award

CSEM alumnus Jack Poulson received the UT Graduate School Outstanding Dissertation Award based on the impact of his subject, the originality/creativity of his work, the quality of his scholarship and writing, and its potential for publishing.

Poulson’s dissertation, “Fast Parallel Solution Of Heterogeneous 3d Time-Harmonic Wave Equations,” addressed solving the high frequency Helmholtz equation, which describes the propagation of time harmonic acoustic, elastic, and electromagnetic waves. Read more.

Posted: April 24, 2013
SIAM Recognizes Student Steve Mattis SIAM Recognizes Student Steve Mattis

CSEM student Steve Mattis has received the 2013 SIAM Student Chapter Certificate of Recognition for outstanding service and contributions to SIAM. CSEM Faculty Todd Arbogast and Clint Dawson, who serve as faculty advisors of UT’s SIAM Student Chapter, recognized Mattis for exceptional service to the chapter. Mattis has served as president of the chapter for the past year and increased exposure of the chapter to industrial laboratories and research problems... Read more.

Posted: April 17, 2013
Rossky, Henkelman papers "most notable" Rossky, Henkelman papers "most notable"

Works by ICES core faculty members Graeme Henkelman and Peter Rossky were selected by editors at The Journal of Chemical Physics as among the most notable articles published in 2012 that present ground-breaking research. Rossky, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, serves as director of the ICES Center for Computational Molecular Sciences. Henkelman, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, is a member of the same center. Rossky was an author of the paper “A computational investigation of the phase behavior and capillary sublimation of water confined between nanoscale hydrophobic plates.” Henkelman as an author of the paper “Optimizing transition states via kernel-based machine learning... Read more.

Posted: April 17, 2013
Five Receive Grand Challenge Awards Five Receive Grand Challenge Awards

Five faculty received ICES’ 2013 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. ICES will provide these faculty with necessary resources to cover release time from teaching for one or more semesters to work on their research. Stipends of up to $75,000 per award per semester are provided to cover salary and other expenses. Read more.

Posted: April 17, 2013
ICES accepts record number of summer interns for 2013 ICES accepts record number of summer interns for 2013

When Christopher Lynn arrived at ICES he recounts being a little nervous. The Swarthmore College senior, a double major in math and physics, had some experience in computational science; He helped create simulations of galaxy collisions. But as a summer intern at ICES he was working in a new lab and researching a new topic: internal friction in polymers. Studying these molecular interactions was very different than the galactic size simulations he knew from before. Read more.

Posted: April 5, 2013