Andy Stershic wins Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Award

April 11, 2012

Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate student Andrew Stershic won a Computational Science Graduate Fellowship from the Department of Energy. In his doctoral research, he aims to build multi-scale computational models that allow for efficient consideration of micro-scale fracture of brittle materials (e.g. concrete) within structure-scale analysis, with special consideration of impact loading. Such analysis will allow for greater safety and reliability in civil engineering structures, especially in cases of extraordinary loads, such as impact of explosives on a concrete high-rise or on a nuclear reactor. The fellowship will provide full tuition plus a $36,000 yearly stipend for up to four years. Andrew is a student of Professor John Dolbow.