Devin Matthews, a postdoctoral researcher with ICES Professors Robert van de Geijn and John Stanton, has been selected as an inaugural recipient of the 2015 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award.
The annual award supports postdoctoral fellows "who are judged to have the highest potential for success in a career in chemistry and the life sciences, and who will become the next generation of leaders and innovators in science, engineering, and technology."
"We hope this award will be the catalyst to help with your transition to an outstanding, independent research career," said Anne Hultgren, executive director of the foundation. Read more.Posted: July 30, 2015
ICES Professor Clint Dawson will lend his hurricane modeling expertise to a new cyberinfrastructure effort funded by a $13.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will help engineers build safer structures that can better withstand natural hazards such as earthquakes and windstorms.
The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is leading the effort to build a software platform, data repository and tools that will help the United States design more resilient buildings, levees and other public infrastructure that could protect lives, property and communities. Read more.Posted: July 21, 2015
ICES Professor Michael Sacks gave the keynote lecture at the International Conference on Computational, Mathematical, and Biomedical Engineering in Cachan, France.
His lecture, entitled "On the development of an anatomical, structural, and biomechanical integrated model of the mitral valve," presented state-of-the-art of mitral valve modeling techniques, with an emphasis on what is known and investigated at various length scales. Read more.Posted: July 7, 2015
ICES Professor Thomas J. R. Hughes has been selected by the Cockrell School of Engineering to receive the Billy & Claude R. Hocott Distinguished Centennial Engineering Research Award.
The award, supported through an endowment funded by engineering alumnus Claude R. Hocott, recognizes faculty members who have made significant contributions in advancing the profession in engineering through documented research conducted while affiliated with The University of Texas at Austin. The recipient’s work must also have brought significant credit to the engineering profession and is determined exemplary by the recipient’s peers. Read more.Posted: June 16, 2015
In a ceremony staged in the POB Visualization Lab, Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 632 into law, establishing the Governor’s University Research Initiative, a new fund the Legislature created to attract top researchers to public universities. Read more.Posted: June 4, 2015