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Hughes receives the Slovak University of Technology Medal Hughes receives the Slovak University of Technology Medal

ICES Professor Thomas Hughes received the Slovak University of Technology Medal for his outstanding, sustained contributions in the field of computational mechanics.

The Medal is awarded by the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava mechanical engineering faculty, the Slovak Society for Mechanics and the Central European Association for Computational Mechanics.

Hughes accepted the medal in Slovakia when he presented a lecture entitled "Patient Specific Computer Modeling and the Predictive Paradigm in Cardiovascular Medicine." The lecture's abstract appears online. Read more.

Posted: Oct. 11, 2016
Working Backwards: Tan Bui-Thanh Uses Inverse Problem Solving for Oil and Gas Exploration Working Backwards: Tan Bui-Thanh Uses Inverse Problem Solving for Oil and Gas Exploration

ICES Professor Tan Bui-Thanh, an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, has received three research grants this year from industry and research organizations alike to study efficient methods for solving challenging inverse problems. Read more.

Posted: Oct. 5, 2016
Soares Co-Authors Most Cited Article Soares Co-Authors Most Cited Article

Joao Soares, a research scientist with ICES Professor Michael Sacks, received the 2016 CVET Most Cited Article Award for co-authoring "Biodegradable Stents: Biomechanics Modeling Challenges and Opportunities."

His work was determined to be the most cited article from papers published in
Cardiovascular Engineering Technologies (CVET) in the last five years, between March 2010 and March 2016. The honor is jointly awarded by the Biomedical Engineering Society and Springer Nature.

The award comes with a $1,250 cash prize presented at the 2016 BMES Conference in Minneapolis, MN, October 5-8, 2016. Read more.

Posted: Sept. 27, 2016
Hughes selected as University Co-op Career Research Excellence Awardee Hughes selected as University Co-op Career Research Excellence Awardee

ICES Professor Thomas Hughes was selected to receive the 2015-16 University Co-operative Society’s Career Research Excellence Award. The award is presented annually to one UT Austin faculty member or staff researcher who has maintained a superior research program over many years and consists of a plaque and check in the amount of $10,000. This year’s award will be announced at a banquet hosted by the University Co-operative Society in October.

Hughes has made many significant contributions to the field of computational engineering and science over the years, and has become an international leader and statesman within the computational engineering and science community. Read more.

Posted: Sept. 20, 2016
Connie Baxter: 20 years of infectious humor, quality work, and a truck, secures millions in funding and the 2016 ICES Staff Excellence Award Connie Baxter: 20 years of infectious humor, quality work, and a truck, secures millions in funding and the 2016 ICES Staff Excellence Award

Connie Baxter, senior administrative associate and assistant to the director of the ICES Center for Subsurface Modeling (CSM), received the 2016 ICES Staff Excellence Award "for contributions to innovation, productivity, and morale.”

Baxter joined ICES’ predecessor, the Texas Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics, in 1997 as an administrator for CSM, where she has remained for almost 20 years. Read more.

Posted: Sept. 1, 2016