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Mehrdad Kiani receives Simo Thesis Award

Mehrdad Kiani is the 2020-2021 recipient of the Simo Thesis Award.  His PhD thesis is titled "Defect Dynamics, Plasticity, and Structure-Property Relations in Metallic Nanoparticles”  Congratulations to Mehrdad!


Yikai Yin receives Simo Thesis Award

Yikai Yin is the 2019-2020 recipient of the Simo Thesis Award.  His PhD thesis is titled "Elastomers for Stretchable Electronics: from Molecular Structure to Mechanical Properties.”  Congratulations to Yikai!



ME 329 - Mechanical Analysis in Design
A "capstone" course for MSc and PhD students in Mechanical Engineering that provides an experience in the application of mechanical analysis

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Benjamin E. Grossman-Ponemon receives Simo Thesis Award

Benjamin E. Grossman-Ponemon is the 2018-2019 recipient of the Simo Thesis Award.  His PhD thesis is titled "Numerical Methods for Brittle Fracture Propagation with Application to Hydraulic Fracture.”  Congratulations to Ben!




New Book by Timoshenko Visiting Scholar Prof. Issac Elishakoff

Professor Issac Elishakoff of Florida Atlantic University, who was one of our 2018-2019 Timoshenko Visiting Scholars, has a new book, “Handbook on Timoshenko-Ehrenfest Beam and Uflyand-Mindlin Plate Theory”, to be published by World Scientific.






Winter 2019

The concepts learned in our Finite Element and Mechanics classes come alive when applied to challenging problems proposed by our industry partners. Read more ME329-Mechanical Analysis in Design









Prof. David Barnett to receive 2018 Drucker Medal of ASME
"for the development of the integral formalism for solving problems in anisotropic elasticity, which he used to make fundamental breakthroughs in the understanding of defects and interfacial waves in solids."
The Daniel C. Drucker medal was established in 1997 and is conferred in recognition of distinguished contributions to the field of applied mechanics and mechanical engineering through research, teaching and service to the community over a substantial period of time. Instituted by the Applied Mechanics Division, the medal honors Dr. Daniel Drucker and commemorates his service to the profession.
The award comes with a $2000 check, a Bronze Medal, Certificate and Travel expense supplement to attend the award ceremony presentation.
Congratulations to Professor Barnett on this well deserved honor!