Robert J. Melosh Medal
Presented annually to the best student paper on finite element analysis
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.
A virtual 31st Annual Robert J. Melosh Medal Competition for the Best Student Paper on Finite Element Analysis will be held remotely on Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23, 2020.
The hosts are Professor Guglielmo Scovazzi and Professor Johann Guilleminot of the Duke Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.
The opening address will begin at 9:30 a.m. EDT (-4:00 UTC) on Oct. 22, followed by presentations by the two judges:
- Professor Omar Ghattas
Oden Institute for Computational Science & Engineering
Departments of Geological Sciences & Mechanical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
- Peter Wriggers
Institute for Continuum Mechanics
Leibniz Universitat Hannover
Finalist presentations will take place starting at 9:00 a.m. EDT, Oct. 23, 2020.
The winner will receive the Robert J. Melosh Plaque, Medal and a $500 prize.
Finalists will be given the opportunity to prepare a full-length manuscript for inclusion in the journal Finite Elements in Analysis and Design.
- The Robert J. Melosh Medal
- $500 honorarium
Phase 1: Review
Extended abstracts are submitted.
Abstracts are 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.
How to Enter
Answer our Call for Papers:
University of Notre Dame
- Andreas Krischok, Stanford University
- Vidyasagar, California Institute of Technology
- Heng Chi, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Matthias Mayr, Technical University of Munich
- Maruti Kumar Mudunuru, University of Houston
- Maurizio Chiaramonte, Stanford University
- Phani Motamarri, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- Ju Liu, University of Texas, Austin
- Daniel Hurtado, Caltech
- Phanish Suryanarayana, Caltech
- Robert B. Gracie, Northwestern University
- Ludovic Chamoin, ENS de Cachan
- Irina Kalashnikova, Stanford University
- Michael Hain, Leibniz University Hannover
- Vikram Gavini, Caltech
- Honayoun Heidari, North Carolina State University
- Mahmoud I. Hussein, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
- Juan Pablo Pontaza, Texas A&M University
- Prasanna Raghavan, Ohio State University
- Ulrich Hetmaniuk, University of Colorado, Boulder
- Xiaonong Meng, Duke University
- Aleksander Czekanski, University of Toronto
- John E. Dolbow, Northwestern University
- Serge Prudhomme, University of Texas, Austin
- Jerome M. Solberg, University of California, Berkeley
- David C. Winkler, University of Connecticut
- Victor G. Oancea, Duke University
- James R. Stewart, Stanford University
- Jinmiao Zhang, Ohio State Univerisity
- Bhaskar Joshi, University of Saskatchewan
- C.R. Swaminathan, University of Minnesota
- Alonso Pena, I.T.E.S.M. Monterrey, Mexico
- Juan B. Sainz, I.T.E.S.M. Monterrey, Mexico
- Ricardo F. Barbosa, University of Illinois
- H. Allison Smith, Duke University
- R.G. Wan, University of Alberta