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Caffarelli Receives Honorary Degree from University of Chicago Caffarelli Receives Honorary Degree from University of Chicago

The University of Chicago presented an honorary doctorate of science to ICES Professor Luis A. Caffarelli, who served as professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago from 1983 to 1986.

A universally acclaimed authority on nonlinear elliptic partial differential equations (PDEs), Caffarelli is professor of mathematics at UT. He is noted for introducing PDE tools with ramifications extending to geometry, probability, physics, biology and engineering. Among his numerous and deep contributions are the theories of free boundary problems, regularity of nonlinear equations, mass transport, homogenization, combustion and fluids. Read more.

Posted: June 12, 2013
ICES and others awarded $12.5 million grant to establish center for applied mathematics research ICES and others awarded $12.5 million grant to establish center for applied mathematics research

A multi-institutional team of researchers led by The University of Texas at Austin’s Omar Ghattas and Karen Willcox of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been awarded a five-year, $12.5 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Scientific Computing Research program to create the "DiaMonD" Center for applied mathematics research at the interfaces of data, models and decision-making. Read more.

Posted: June 11, 2013
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