Robert J. Melosh Medal

Presented annually to the best student paper on finite element analysis

Robert J. Melosh
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.

Winners receive the Robert J. Melosh Medal and a $500 honorarium. Their names are inscribed on a plaque displayed in Hudson Hall.


2022 Competition

August 1: Deadline for extended abstract submissions
September 5: Finalists notified of acceptance
October 21: Melosh Symposium at Duke University (hybrid format)

How to Enter


Melosh Medalists

Year

Name, Institution

2021

Ivo Steinbrecher, University of the Bundeswehr Munich

2020

Stein Stoter, Institute of Mechanics and Computation Mechanics, Leibniz University Hannover

2019

Dewen Yushu, University of Notre Dame

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, California Institute of Technology

2010

 Phanish Suryanarayana, California Institute of Technology

2009

 Robert B. Gracie, Northwestern University

2008

Ludovic Chamoin, ENS de Cachan

Irina Kalashnikova, Stanford University

2007

Michael Hain, Leibniz University Hannover

Vikram Gavini, California Institute of Technology

2006

Honayoun Heidari, North Carolina State University

2005

Mahmoud I. Hussein, University of Michigan, 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, ITESM Monterrey

Juan B. Sainz, ITESM Monterrey

1990

Ricardo F. Barbosa, University of Illinois

1989

H. Allison Smith, Duke University

R.G. Wan, University of Alberta