- Video-taped Interview for “UT Game Changers” series. Oden answered such questions as, “Who were your role models?” and “Why do you teach?”. July 2012.
- Invited lecture. “Computational Science and Engineering: Emergence as an Academic Discipline at the University of Texas at Austin”, for the Boston Texas Exes event at the request of UT President Bill Powers, who described the Oden’s presentation as a “fascinating talk by (a) faculty all-star.” Boston, MA, July 31, 2012.
- Feature article on J. T Oden in the March-April 2011 issue of Alcalde Magazine.
- 2011 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering (CS&E Prize) for his outstanding research contributions to the development and use of mathematical and computational tools and methods for the solution of science and engineering problems.” January 2011.
Oden among 2011 SIAM Honorees
- Honorary Doctorate: Doctor of Engineering, from Ohio State University. “In approving the awarding of this degree, the University Senate and Board of Trustees aspire to recognize your distinguished career as an engineer and your pioneering contributions to the research and study of computational engineering and sciences.” Awarded December 2010.
- Ordinary Member of the General Council, Executive Council of the International Association of Computational Mechanics, April 2010.
- Awarded the University Cooperative Society’s 2009 Career Research Excellence Award. Announced July 2009.
- Special Issue of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering dedicated to Professor J. T Oden on the occasion of his 70th birthday, April 2009.
- SIAM Distinguished Service Award, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), 2009.
- Fellow, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), 2009.
- Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2008.
- Member, Louisiana State University Civil and Environmental Engineering Hall of Distinction, for his outstanding service to the engineering profession, February 2008.
Oden inducted to LSU’s Hall of Distinction
- Honored at the 9th U.S. Congress on Computational Mechanics in July 2007 on the occasion of John Tinsley Oden’s 70th Birthday, with 13 mini-symposiums organized in his honor by colleagues and former students on topics on which he had previously worked.
- O.C. Zienkiewicz Award, the Managing Board of the Polish Association for Computational Mechanics (PACM) for his outstanding merit in the development of computational mechanics, and especially in the development of computational mechanics in Poland. June 2007.
- Honorary Doctorate: Honoris Causa; Ecole Normale Superieure Cachan (ENSC), France, Cachan, France, 2006.
- Presidential Award Citation, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004.
J. Tinsley Oden and Larry Faulkner
- Named among the 7 UT-Austin engineering faculty professors, who are listed as the most highly cited researchers in the world from 1981-1999 in refereed, peer reviewed journals, comprising less than one-half of one percent of all publishing researchers, according to the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), 2004.
- Honorary Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, elected by ASME Board of Governors, 2004.
- J. T Oden Visiting Faculty Fellowship Program announced at the Texas Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, Austin, Texas, March 2003.
- “Symposium on Advances in Computational Mechanics in honor of Professor J. Tinsley Oden” held at the Fourteenth U.S. National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia June 23-28, 2002.
- Honorary Doctorate: Honoris Causa; Cracow University of Technology, June 2001.
- Life Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, February 2001.
- Honorary Doctorate: Honoris Causa; Engineering Faculte, Faculte Polytechnique de Mons, Mons Belgium, 2000.
- Member, National Academy of Engineering, Brazil. October 1999.
- Fellow, International Association for Computational Mechanics, Summer 1998.
- The Stephen P. Timoshenko Medal, Applied Mechanics Division, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, awarded November 1996.
Oden receives Timoshenko Medal
- Fellow, U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics, Spring 1995.
- Technical Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to Engineering Education and Research, National Academy of Engineering, June 1995.
- John von Neumann Medal, U. S. Association for Computational Mechanics, June 1995.
- Distinguished Service Award and Medal, American Academy of Mechanics, 1995.
- Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award, College of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1994.
- Newton-Gauss Congress Medal, International Association for Computational Mechanics, 1994.
- Computational Mechanics Division Award, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1993.
- John von Neumann Medal, U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics, 1993.
- Theodore von Karman Medal, Engineering Mechanics Division, American Society for Civil Engineers, 1992.
- Melvin R. Lohmann Medal, Oklahoma State University, 1991.
- Worcester Reed Warner Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1990.
Oden receives Reed Warner Medal
- Title of Chevalier dans l’ordre des Palmes Academiques, French Cultural and Scientific Services (French government), 1990.
Oden receives title, Chevalier dans l’ordre des Palmes Academiques
- Engineering Hall of Distinction Louisiana State University, 1989
- Member, National Academy of Engineering, 1988.
- Billy and Claude R. Hocott Award for Distinguished Engineering Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1987.
- Ernest and Virginia Cockrell Chair in Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1987.
- Honorary Doctor of Science (Doctor Honoris Causa), conferred by the Technical University of Lisbon on the occasion of its 75th anniversary, Lisbon, Portugal, 1987.
- President, The American Academy of Mechanics, 1983 – 84.
- President, the Society of Engineering Science, 1979.
- The Carol and Henry Groppe Professorship in Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1979.
- Engineering Foundation Distinguished Service Award, The University of Texas at Austin, 1975, 1976, 1978.
- SECTAM Research Award, Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 1978.
- Walter Huber Research Prize for Distinguished Research Contributions, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1973.