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Somnath Ghosh

GhoshSomnathSOMNATH GHOSH, the Michael G. Callas Professor of Civil Engineering, received his master’s degree in theoretical and applied mechanics from Cornell University and his doctorate in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics from the University of Michigan. He currently holds joint faculty appointments in the departments of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University and is the director of the university’s Computational Mechanics Research Laboratory.

Dr. Ghosh has made significant contributions to the field of multi-scale modeling in spatial and temporal domains applied to mechanical behavior and failure response of heterogeneous material systems with structure-material interaction. He developed the Voronoi cell finite element method, or VCFEM, which is world renowned. Dr. Ghosh is a fellow of the International Association of Computational Mechanics (IACM), American Academy of Mechanics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, United States Association of Computational Mechanics (USACM), ASM International, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In 1994, he received the National Science Foundation’s Young Investigator Award, and, in 2007, he was presented with the Ohio State University Distinguished Scholar Award.

The United States Association of Computational Mechanics chose Dr. Ghosh to be the organizer and general chair of the 10th U.S. National Congress of Computational Mechanics held in Columbus, Ohio, in 2009. He currently serves as that organization’s vice president, is a member of the General Council of IACM, and also chairs the American Society of Civil Engineers Engineering Mechanics Institute Computational Mechanics Committee.