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CSEM Student Ju Liu wins Melosh Medal CSEM Student Ju Liu wins Melosh Medal

CSEM Student Ju Liu has won the Robert J. Melosh Medal for the Best Student Paper on Finite Element Analysis. His paper, "A Thermodynamically Consistent Algorithm for Liquid-Vapor Phase Transitions in Complex Geometries," was reviewed by top scholars in computational mechanics and selected based on the quality of both the paper and his oral presentation. Liu’s advisor is ICES Professor Thomas J.R. Hughes.

Three of the six medal finalists were from ICES. The other two finalists were Michael Borden, a postdoctoral fellow, and Ernesto Lima, a CSEM visiting fellow. Read more.

Posted: May 8, 2013
Rachel Ward Receives Young Investigator grant Rachel Ward Receives Young Investigator grant

Rachel Ward, assistant professor of mathematics and ICES faculty member, received a $360,000 U.S. Air Force Young Investigator grant. The prestigious U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research program seeks to enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators by supporting scientists who received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years. Ward’s 3-year grant will support her work in deriving efficient strategies for acquiring high-dimensional data with known low-dimensional structure, driven by applications to Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Uncertainty Quantification Read more.

Posted: May 2, 2013
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