Robert J. Melosh Medal

Presented annually to the best student paper on finite element analysis

Robert J. Melosh

Since 1989, the Robert J. Melosh Medal Competition has provided a forum for young engineers and researchers to present their work to and interact with leaders in the field of computational mechanics.

The award honors Prof. Melosh—a pioneering researcher in finite element methods and former chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Duke. The Melosh Medal was established in view of his body of work, and aims to reflect his dedication to the education of engineers.

The names of winners are inscribed on a plaque displayed in Hudson Hall.


The Prize

  • The Robert J. Melosh Medal
  • $500 honorarium

The Competition

Phase 1: Review

Extended abstracts can next be submitted in January 2020. These will then reviewed by a panel of distinguished researchers in computational mechanics.

Phase 2: Symposium

The top five papers are selected as finalists, and their student authors are invited to participate in a symposium at Duke. The next symposium will be held in April 2020.


How to Enter

Answer our 2020 Call for Papers in January:

See the Previous cALL FOR PAPERS


Winners

2019

Dewen Yushu

University of Notre Dame

Previous

2018

  • Andreas Krischok, Stanford University
  • Vidyasagar, California Institute of Technology

2017

  • Heng Chi, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Matthias Mayr, Technical University of Munich

2016

  • Maruti Kumar Mudunuru, University of Houston

2015

  • Maurizio Chiaramonte, Stanford University

2014

  • Phani Motamarri, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2013

  • Ju Liu, University of Texas, Austin

2011

  • Daniel Hurtado, Caltech

2010

  • Phanish Suryanarayana, Caltech

2009

  • Robert B. Gracie, Northwestern University

2008

  • Ludovic Chamoin, ENS de Cachan
  • Irina Kalashnikova, Stanford University

2007

  • Michael Hain, Leibniz University Hannover
  • Vikram Gavini, Caltech

2006

  • Honayoun Heidari, North Carolina State University

2005

  • Mahmoud I. Hussein, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

2004

  • Juan Pablo Pontaza, Texas A&M University

2003

  • Prasanna Raghavan, Ohio State University

2002

  • Ulrich Hetmaniuk, University of Colorado, Boulder

2001

  • Xiaonong Meng, Duke University

2000

  • Aleksander Czekanski, University of Toronto

1999

  • John E. Dolbow, Northwestern University

1998

  • Serge Prudhomme, University of Texas, Austin

1997

  • Jerome M. Solberg, University of California, Berkeley

1996

  • David C. Winkler, University of Connecticut

1995

  • Victor G. Oancea, Duke University
  • James R. Stewart, Stanford University

1994

  • Jinmiao Zhang, Ohio State Univerisity

1993

  • Bhaskar Joshi, University of Saskatchewan

1992

  • C.R. Swaminathan, University of Minnesota

1991

  • Alonso Pena, I.T.E.S.M. Monterrey, Mexico
  • Juan B. Sainz, I.T.E.S.M. Monterrey, Mexico

1990

  • Ricardo F. Barbosa, University of Illinois

1989

  • H. Allison Smith, Duke University
  • R.G. Wan, University of Alberta