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Rachel Buchanan receives Heart Association Fellowship Rachel Buchanan receives Heart Association Fellowship

The American Heart Association awarded Rachel Buchanan, a graduate student working with Professor Michael Sacks in the ICES Center for Cardiovascular Simulation, with a 2013 Predoctoral Fellowship.The two-year, $50,000 fellowship will fund Buchanan's cardiovascular research. Read more.

Posted: June 5, 2013
Postdoc Ming-Chen Hsu wins Chancellor's Dissertation Medal Postdoc Ming-Chen Hsu wins Chancellor's Dissertation Medal

ICES Postdoc Ming-Chen Hsu has won the 2013 Chancellor's Dissertation Medal from the University of California, San Diego for his dissertation entitled "Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of Wind Turbines."

As the winner selected by engineering faculty, the medal recognizes “outstanding Ph.D. research” in engineering as one of six divisional areas. This is the first year the medal was awarded.

Before pursuing his Ph.D. with Professor Yuri Bazilevs at UC San Diego, Ming-Chen Hsu earned his master's degree in aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics at UT. During that time he served as a research assistant for ICES Professor Thomas Hughes. Read more.

Posted: May 30, 2013
Beckner elected chair of UT Faculty Council Beckner elected chair of UT Faculty Council

ICES Professor William Beckner was elected chair of the university's Faculty Council for the academic year 2014-15. The position designates him to serve on the executive committee for three years--as chair-elect for 2013-14, as chair the following year, and as past chair the next year.

The chair presides over the council and serves as a member of the council’s agenda-setting group. The executive committee meets monthly with President Powers to discuss and advise on educational, institutional, and faculty matters. The Faculty Council is responsible for evaluating, monitoring, and recommending all UT Austin undergraduate curricular changes and degree programs. The Faculty Council is comprised of 70 elected faculty members, 7 student members, and 33 ex officio administrative members (without vote). Read more.

Posted: May 15, 2013
Tsai wins national Simon Fellowship Tsai wins national Simon Fellowship

Richard Tsai, ICES Professor, was awarded a 2013 Simons Fellowship from the Simons Foundation who made the announcement in the New York Times. Simons Fellows receive compensation for a full year of academic leave to focus solely on research. Tsai, associate professor of mathematics, will concentrate on developing theories for a class of novel boundary integral methods defined on Lipschitz implicit interfaces, and their applications. Read more.

Posted: May 8, 2013
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