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Sacks receives $90K grant from Medtronic Sacks receives $90K grant from Medtronic

Michael Sacks, director of the ICES Center for Computational Cardiovascular Simulation, has received a $90,000 grant from medical device company Medtronic, Inc. to support research in modeling the human heart at the organ and tissue level. This grant follows a $70,000 award that Sacks received from Medtronic in the fall.

“Your efforts contribute to the ability of companies like Medtronic to continually improve our products and services to provide patients with a better quality of life and enhanced access to quality, cost-effective treatment,” read the grant. Read more.

Posted: June 3, 2014
2014 ICES Grand Challenge Awardees Announced 2014 ICES Grand Challenge Awardees Announced

Four faculty received ICES’ 2014 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.

Michael Baldea, assistant professor of chemical engineering; Tan Bui-Thanh, assistant professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics; Thomas J. R. Hughes, professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics; and Kui Ren, assistant professor of mathematics will receive stipends of up to $75,000 per award per semester to cover salary and other expenses necessary to further their research. Read more.

Posted: May 6, 2014
Caffarelli and Gamba host mathematics program

ICES and the UT department of mathematics kicked off their two-week joint program on emerging problems in kinetics, non-standard diffusions and stochastics this week. Read more.

Posted: May 6, 2014
Tan Bui-Thanh awarded $1.05 million DOE grant to develop data reduction methods

A graphic depicting pressure contour data from fluid flow over an airfoil. The solid line is initial data, the dashed line is after one round of Gappy POD data reduction.Big data analytics has ushered in a new age of research in everything from astronomy to online shopping habits. But big data can become a big problem when the data is too big to efficiently store, process or analyze. Read more.

Posted: April 21, 2014
Buchanan is PhD paper finalist at World Congress of Biomechanics conference Buchanan is PhD paper finalist at World Congress of Biomechanics conference

Rachel Buchanan, a graduate student working with ICES researcher Michael Sacks in the Center for Cardiovascular Simulation, has been selected as a finalist in the World Congress of Biomechanics’ PhD level paper competition.

She was selected based on her research abstract titled “In Situ Estimation of Aortic Valve Interstitial Cell Mechanical State From Tissue Level Measurements.”

Buchanan is among the 36 finalists selected from over 700 applicants, and will present her research in a podium session at the congress's conference in Boston in July. Cash prizes in $100, $300 and $400 amounts will be awarded to the top three finalists across six to-be-determined themes. Read more.

Posted: April 15, 2014