Civil Engineering PhD Students Win the Podium at EMI’s Poster Competition

Aug 19 2014
Lingqi Yang (middle), Hao Sun (left) and Miguel Arriaga (right)
Lingqi Yang (middle), Hao Sun (left) and Miguel Arriaga (right).

CEEM graduate students had a strong presence at the 2014 ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Conference, which was held from August 5th through August 8th at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. The first, second, and third places in the Student Poster Competition, which recognizes excellence in research, were awarded to Columbia Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics graduate students. The awards included a $300, $200 and $100 honorarium, respectively, and certificates were presented at the conference banquet on August 7, 2014.

Lingqi Yang has been a graduate student in the Department since Fall 2012, working under the direction of Prof. Huiming Yin. He won the first place in the competition for his poster, “Dissipative particle dynamics simulation of size effect on particle sedimentation toward functionally graded material fabrication.”

Hao Sun has been a graduate student in the Department since Fall 2010, working under the direction of Prof. Raimondo Betti and Prof. Haim Waisman. He won the second place in the competition for his poster, “Two-scale identification of multiple flaws in structures modeled with XFEM.” In addition, Hao also won the Runner Up award in the Computational Mechanics Student Poster Competition session.

Miguel Arriaga has been a graduate student in the Department since Fall 2012, working under the direction of Prof. Haim Waisman. He won the third place in the competition for his poster, “Onset of shear band localization by a local generalized eigenvalue analysis.”