THE JOHN VON NEUMANN AWARD
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
2015, Antony 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)
THE BELYTSCHKO MEDAL
2023, David 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.
2021, Gordon 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.
2019, Romesh 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
THE THOMAS J.R. HUGHES MEDAL
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
THE J. TINSLEY ODEN MEDAL
2023, Karen 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.
2021, Somnath 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.
2019, Suvranu 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
GALLAGHER YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD
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
USACM FELLOWS AWARD
2023, Alireza Doostan, Hector Gomez, Habib Najm, Siddiq Qidwai, Rekha Rao, Karen Willcox
2021, Harold Park, James Stewart
2019, Krishna 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