I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
My research interests are in computational mechanics, where I work on the development and implementation of novel discretization techniques for the analysis of multiphysics systems that overcome limitations of today’s standard numerical tools. I am particularly interested in isogeometric and embedded finite element methods that combine higher order accuracy and robustness with efficient ways of incorporating complex geometric models and are attractive for large-scale parallel computing. The main applications driving my work are from biomechanics, engineering mechanics, and structural dynamics.
Some of my work has been recognized by the John Argyris Award of the Int'l Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM), the Richard-von-Mises Prize of the Int'l Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM), the Zienkiewicz Medal of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and an NSF CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).I am always looking for graduate students with a strong background in engineering mechanics, numerical methods and programming. If you are interested, feel free to contact me.