Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics PhD Students Win Most Awards at EMI2016 / PMC2016 Conference

Jun 29 2016

(L to R): SeonHong Na, Juan G. Londono Lozano, Miguel Arriaga, Christos Vlachos

CEEM students win most student awards amongst all universities at the recent American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) joint Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2016 (EMI 2016) and the Probabilistic Mechanics & Reliability Conference 2016 (PMC 2016), at Vanderbilt University on May 22-25, 2016.

Columbia’s PhD students received awards in several student competitions in this conference with about 700 international attendees.

  • SeonHong Na (advisor: Sun) received the Runner-Up award for his work titled “Computational thermo-poro-plasticity of multiphase frozen porous media undergoing finite deformation” at the EMI Modelling Inelasticity and Multiscale Behavior (MIMB) Committee Student Paper Competition.
  • Juan G. Londono (advisor: Waisman) obtained the second place at the EMI Computational Mechanics Committee Student Poster Competition for his work “A Non-Local Gradient-Enhanced Damage Model for Viscoelastic Materials”.
  • Miguel Arriaga (advisor: Waisman) obtained the third place for his work “Stability  Analysis  of  the  Phase-Field  Method  for  Fracture  in  Linear  Elastic, Rate-Independent Plastic, and Visco-Plastic Materials” also at the EMI Computational Mechanics Committee Student Poster Competition.
  • Christos Vlachos (advisor: Deodatis), won the PMC Probabilistic Methods Committee Student Paper Competition for his paper titled “A stochastic Simulation Method of Ground Motions for Specified Earthquake Scenarios”.

The annual ASCE EMI and PMC Conferences are considered premier international conferences in the fields of engineering mechanics, probabilistic mechanics and structural reliability.

Congratulations to SeonHong, Juan, Miguel and Christos!