Professor Haim Waisman Wins the 2014 EMI Leonardo da Vinci Award

Feb 12 2014

The Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of ASCE has announced that Professor Haim Waisman is the winner for the 2014 EMI Leonardo da Vinci Award.

The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding young investigators early in their careers for promising ground-breaking developments in the field of Engineering Mechanics and Mechanical Sciences as relevant to Civil Engineering, understood in the broadest sense.

The EMI of ASCE selected Professor Waisman "for his outstanding contribution to Computational Fracture and Damage Mechanics by developing novel computational methods (such as eXtended Finite Element Methods (XFEM), multi-grid and multiscale methods and mixed finite element methods) that advance the understanding, modeling capabilities and applications of Fracture Mechanics to important engineering mechanics problems at diverse length and time scales."

The 2014 EMI Leonardo da Vinci Award will be presented to Professor Waisman on Thursday, August 7 at the Awards Banquet of the EMI 2014 Conference to be held at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Haim Waisman