Award Recipients

Award Recipients


2023, Tayfun Tezduyar, Rice University and Waseda University

For making pioneering contributions in computational FSI and enabling FSI analysis for some of the most challenging applications such as particle-laden flows, spacecraft parachutes, and car and tire aerodynamics

2021, Jacob Fish, Columbia University

For his sustained and seminal contributions to the field of multiscale computational science and engineering and for its major impact on industry.

2019, Michael Ortiz, California Institute of Technology

For pioneering and sustained contributions in developing computational methods to elucidate material behavior across length and time scales (atomistic to continuum), development of the quasi-continuum method and authorship of highly cited articles.

2017, J.N. Reddy, Texas A&M University

For pioneering and sustained contributions on shear deformation and layerwise theories of composite structures, development of finite element methods for solids, geophysical phenomena, incompressible fluids and authorship of highly-cited books

2015Antony Jameson, Stanford University

For pioneering contributions to computational fluid dynamics, particular to advances in the study of compressible flow over aircraft and the optimal design of air foils

2013, Mary F. Wheeler, University of Texas at Austin

For significant achievements in computational mechanics, and her fundamental research contributions to numerical methods for partial differential equations, high performance computing, and computational geosciences

2011, Mark S. Shephard, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

For pioneering research on technologies for reliable simulation automation and parallel adaptive methods

2009 , Charbel Farhat, Stanford University

For outstanding and sustained contributions in high-performance computing, fluid-structure interaction, and computational acoustics and their impact on real-world engineering applications.

2007, Wing Kam Liu, Northwestern University

2005, G. Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For his contributions to the mathematical foundations of the finite element method

2003, E. L. Wilson, University of California, Berkeley

For his pioneering contributions to the finite element method and the development of the SAP codes that were disseminated throughout the world, providing hundreds of institutions with their first finite element software

2001, T.B. Belytschko, Northwestern University

For his numerous seminal contributions in nonlinear computational mechanics, including explicit time integration methods widely used in crash analysis and metal forming simulations, and his latest contributions in meshless methods

1999, R.L Taylor, University of Calfornia, Berkeley

For the development of innovative computational methods in solid and structural mechanics and constitutive theory and for the development and wide dissemination of computer programs embodying these procedures.

1997, T.J.R. Hughes, The University of Texas at Austin

For pioneering contributions to broad fields of computational mechanics and particularly for his work on stabilized methods for computational fluid dynamics

(acceptance remarks) (Also in USACM Bulletin Volume 10, Number 2, November 1997)

1995, R.H. Gallagher (text of acceptance remarks) (Also in USACM Bulletin, Volume 8, Number 2, June 1995).

1995, I. Babuska, The University of Texas at Austin (text of acceptance remarks) (Also in USACM Bulletin, Volume 8, Number 2, June 1995)

1993, J.T. Oden, The University of Texas at Austin

In recognition of outstanding contributions and eminent achievement in the field of computational mechanics, including, but not limited to research, development, teaching and significant achievement of the state of the art

(text of acceptance remarks) (Also in USACM Bulletin, Volume 6, Number 3, September 1993)


2023David Benson, Ansys

For outstanding contributions to the development and commercialization of computational mechanics and materials science technology, especially finite element methods for transient, large-deformation problems in solid mechanics and fluid-structure interaction.

2021Gordon Johnson, Southwest Research Institute

In recognition of pioneering and lasting contributions to high-rate computational solid dynamics, particularly constitutive models for metals and brittle materials and explicit methods for finite element and meshfree particle analysis.

2019Romesh Batra, Virginia Institute of Technology

For outstanding computational work for analyzing Adiabatic Shear Bands, proposing modified- and smooth-symmetric particle hydrodynamics (MSPH/SSPH) basis functions and the method of manufactured solutions for code verification.

2017, Jiun-Shyan (JS) Chen, University of California, San Diego

For seminal contributions to the development of stabilized Galerkin and collocation meshfree methods, and their applications to multiscale materials modeling of solids and structures subjected to extreme loading conditions

2015, Stewart Silling, Sandia National Laboratories

For developing and dmonstrating peridynamics as a new mechanic methodology for modeling fracture and high strain deformation in solids

2013, Subrata Mukherjee, Cornell University

For his outstanding and sustained contributions to computational solid mechanics, especially the seminal work on boundary integral equation based numerical methods and their applications in emerging engineering fields.

2011, Noboru Kikuchi, University of Michigan

For seminal contributions to the field of topology optimization in computational structural design

2009, Roger Ghanem, University of Southern California

For outstanding and sustained contributions to the development and dissemination of uncertainty quantification methods and their application to structural engineering

2007, Michael Ortiz, California Institute of Technology

2005, Jacob Fish, Columbia University

For his contributions to multiscale computational methods

2003, J. N. Reddy, Texas A&M University

For significant and lasting contributions to education, research, and professional service to computational mechanics through the publication of well-received textbooks and archival research papers on computational methods and applied mechanics

2001, Wing-Kam Liu, Northwestern University

For his wide and fundamental contributions in computational mechanics for the analysis of structures and fluid-structure systems, and his latest contributions in meshless methods

1999, Richard MacNeal, MacNeal-Schwendler Corporation

1997, Ted Belytschko, Northwestern University


2023, Kenneth Jansen, University of Colorado Boulder

For contributions to variational mulitiscale/stabilized FEM, generalized alpha time integration, turbulence modeling/simulation, massively parallel simulation, anisotropic adaptivity, and in situ visualization as applied to aeronautical, cardiovascular, and multi-phase flows.

2021, Qiang Du, Columbia University

For his numerous innovative contributions to computational physics and computational fluid mechanics, and his unwavering service to the scientific computing community.

2019, John Shadid, Sandia National Laboratories

For outstanding and sustained contributions to large-scale parallel multiphysics CFD solution methods, HPC computing algorithms/software and numerical methods for coupled nonlinear PDEs.

2017, Pavel Bochev, Sandia National Laboratories

For fundamental contributions to numerical partial differential equations, especially advances in the development and analysis of new stabilized and compatible finite element methods, and software design for advanced discretizations

2015, Jaime Peraire, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For pioneering and impactful work in adaptive computational fluid dynamics, multi-fidelity reduced-order models, and optimization of systems governed by nonlinear differential equations

2013, Anthony Patera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For seminal contributions in spectral element methods, certified reduced-basis methods, a-posteriori error estimations and scale bridging methods applied to complex fluid flow problems

2011 Roland Glowinski, University of Houston

For outstanding contributions to establish computational mathematics for variational inequalities, extended domain methods, and others that enhanced computational fluid dynamics worldwide

2007, George Em Karniadakis, Brown University

2005, Antony Jameson, Stanford University

For his contributions to computational fluid dynamics and its applications in aircraft design

2003, Mary F. Wheeler, The University of Texas at Austin

For sustained and seminal contributions in the development of innovative theory and computational methods for oil reservoir simulation and for the study of flow in porous medium

2001, David Gartling, Sanda National Laboratories

For his significant contributions in computational heat transfer and fluid dynamics and their impact on the analysis of practical ering problems

1999, Mohamed Hafez, University of California, Davis

1997, Tayfun Tezduyar, Rice University


2023Karen Willcox, The University of Texas at Austin

For contributions to model reduction and multi-fidelity methods for the design and optimal control of high-dimensional systems with uncertainties.

2021Somnath Ghosh, Johns Hopkins University

For outstanding fundamental contributions to Computational Mechanics of Materials through the development of innovative methodologies in spatio-temporal multi-scale modeling of heterogeneous materials transcending the Mechanics and Materials communities.

2019Suvranu De, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

For pioneering contributions to meshfree methods, multiscale modeling and real time computing.

2017, Narayana Aluru, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

For outstanding contributions to multiphysics and multiscale analysis of micro and nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS & NEMS) and micro and nanofluids, and for leadership in computational science and engineering education

2015, Douglas Arnold, University of Minnesota

For seminal contributions as a research mathematician and educator specializing in computational mathematics, interdisciplinary research, numerical analysis, FEM, PDEs, mechanics, the interplay between these fields, and FE exterior calculus

2013, George Em Karniadakis, Brown University

For outstanding contributions to stochastic differential equations, in particular modelling uncertainty with polynomial chaos and development of spectral and hp element methods on unstructured meshes

2011, K.C. Park, University of Colorado at Boulder

For inventing staggered time-integration procedures, and subsequently generalizing to it partitioned methods for a wide class of multiphysics application in computational mechanics

2009, Leszek Demkowicz, The University of Texas at Austin

For pioneering work in both the theory and implementation of hp-Finite Element Methods, its application to numerous areas of computational mechanics, and in particular to computational electromagnetics

2007, Stanley Osher, University of California, Los Angeles

2005, Thomas (Yizhao) Hou, California Institute of Technology

For his outstanding contributions in developing innovative multiscale analysis and computational methods, and their applications to flows in porous media and turbulence.

2003 Joseph E. Flaherty, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

For pioneering work on adaptive methods including a posteriori error estimation, strategies for time dependent problems, order variation and refinement, and parallel computation with dynamic load balancing

2001, Charbel Farhat, Stanford University

1999, Carlos A. Felippa, University of Colorado at Boulder

1997, Mark Shephard, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


2023, Jinhui Yan, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

For the contributions to developing novel computational methods for interface-coupled multi-physics systems and applications to advanced manufacturing.

2021, John Evans, University of Colorado Boulder

For contributions to isogeometric analysis, structure-preserving discretizations, multiscale and stabilized methods, and immersed methods with application to fluid mechanics, structural mechanics, and fluid-structure interaction.

2019, Ming-Chen Hsu, Iowa State University

For innovative and pioneering work in immersogeometric fluid-structure interaction method development and advanced modeling and simulation of biomedical, wind and other real-world science and engineering applications.

2017, Hector Gomez, Purdue University

For outstanding contributions to integration of phase field models with isogeometric analysis in computational mechanics

2015, Vikram Gavini, University of Michigan

For his pioneeering work developing multi-scale methods for density-functional theory calculations at continuum scales, electronic structure studies on defects in materials, and quantum transport in materials.

2013, Yongjie (Jessica) Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University

For her pioneering research in high-fidelity geometric modeling and mesh generation with broad interdisciplinary finite element applications in computational biomedicine, material sciences and engineering

2011, Yuri Bazilevs, University of California, San Diego

2009, Harold Park, Boston University

For groundbreaking work on computational nano mechanics and materials

2007, Narayan Aluru, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2005, John E. Dolbow, Duke University

For his groundbreaking developments in meshfree and extended finite element methods for solid mechanics applications

2003, Charles A. Taylor, Stanford University

For groundbreaking contributions to cardiovascular modeling, simulation and surgical planning

2001, K. E. Jansen, University of Colorado at Boulder

For pioneering stabilized finite element methods in turbulence based on Reynolds averaged and multiscale models for large eddy simulation

1999, Leopoldo P. Franca, University of Colorado at Denver

1997, Charbal Farhat, Stanford University


2023, Alireza Doostan, Hector Gomez, Habib Najm, Siddiq Qidwai, Rekha Rao, Karen Willcox

2021, Harold Park, James Stewart

2019Krishna Garikipati, Lori Graham-Brady, Yongjie Jessica Zhang

2017 Suvranu De, C. Armando Duarte

2015 Yuri Bazilevs, Sanjay Govindjee, Assad Oberai, Abani Patra

2013 Jacobo Bielak, Kurt Karl Maute, Tod Larson, Shaofan Li

2011 Narayana Aluru, Francisco Armero, Romesh Batra, Panayiotis Papadopoulos, Glaucio Paulino, Kumar K. Tamma

2009 Zdenek Bazant, John Hallquist, Arif Masud, Tarek Zohdi

2007 Ken Chong, Leopoldo Franca, Roger Ghanem, Somnath Ghosh, J. Woody Ju

2005 D. Benson, J. S. Chen, L.E. Schwer

2003 T. Bickel, R. B. Haber

2001 A. J. Baker, J. Fish, Charbel Farhat, Stein Sture, Leszek Demkowicz

1999 Joseph E. Flaherty, Tayfun Tezduyar, Edward L. Wilson

1997 Harry Armen, Ivo Babuska, Tom Cruse, Michael Ortiz, Bob Taylor

1995 S.N. Atluri, K. Jurgen Bathe, Ted Belytschko, C.S. Desai, Peter R. Eiseman, Carlos A. Felippa, R.H. Gallagher, T.J.R. Hughes, Noboru Kikuchi, Alan Kushner, Harold Liebowitz, Wing Kam Liu, Ahmed K. Noor, J. Tinsley Oden, T.H.H. Pian, Allan Pifko, J.N. Reddy, Mark S. Shephard, Juan C. Simo, Barna A. Szabo, K. Willam


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