Civil Engineering PhD Candidate Yang Liu Wins the 2015 USNCCM Student Poster Competition Award

Aug 06 2015

Yang Liu

(L to R): Yang Liu and Professor Charbel Farhat

Yang Liu, a PhD candidate of civil engineering and engineering mechanics (CEEM), has won the Student Poster Competition Award in the 13th US National Congress of Computational Mechanics (USNCCM), which was held in San Diego, July 26-30, 2015. This award recognizes students’ excellence in research, which was supported by the Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC). Three winners were selected among all students presented at over 100 mini-symposia. Certificates with a $500 honorarium were presented at the conference banquet on July 29, 2015.

Liu studies Multiscale Modeling of Granular Materials under the direction of CEEM professors WaiChing Sun and Jacob Fish. She won the competition for her poster entitled “A Nonlocal Multiscale Discrete-Continuum Model for Granular Materials”. In addition, she also received a $1000 travel award from USNCCM to attend the conference.

From their inception in 1991, the biennial congresses of the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics have become major scientific events, drawing computational engineers and scientists worldwide from government, academia, and industry.  The congress provides a forum for researchers and practitioners all over the world to discuss the latest advancements and future directions in fields pertaining to computational engineering and sciences. The 2015 congress features plenary speakers, over 100 mini-symposia with keynote lectures and contributed talks, a student poster competition, and exhibits from various sponsors.