The Board of Governors of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of the ASCE has approved the advancement of Yuri Bazilevs, the E. Paul Sorensen Professor of Engineering at Brown University, to the grade of EMI Fellow.
This is a recognition of Bazilevs' distinguished record of research, accomplishments and service to the Institute. The 2019 class of EMI Fellows will be recognized at the awards banquet of the EMI 2019 Conference, which will be held on Thursday, June 20 at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif. Bazilevs will also deliver a plenary lecture at the conference.
Bazilevs joined the Brown School of Engineering in 2018. His research interests lie in the field of computational science and engineering with an emphasis on computational mechanics. He develops sophisticated computational methods and tools to build predictive models for a wide range of applications in engineering mechanics, and is the original developer of a computational technology called Isogeometric Analysis (IGA). He also works on fluid-structure interaction (FSI) analysis.
Bazilevs earned his Ph.D. in Computational and Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas-Austin in 2006, and his M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2001 and 2000, respectively. He was a J.T. Oden Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (2006-2008) and a lecturer in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (2007-2008), both at the University of Texas-Austin. Bazilevs joined UCSD as an assistant professor in 2008, was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2012, and, subsequently, to full professor in 2014. He was also an adjunct professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department in the Jacobs School of Engineering at UCSD.
Bazilevs' research is featured in over 135 peer-reviewed archival international journal papers, and he has written two books, one on IGA, and one on Computational FSI. His research has garnered over 22,000 citations on Google Scholar, and his h-index is 66. He was named a recipient of the 2018 ASCE Walter L. Huber Research Prize. He has been included in the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Thomson-Reuters lists of Highly Cited Researchers and World's Most Influential Scientific Minds, both in the engineering and computer science categories. He is a fellow of the United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM) and currently serves on the executive committee of both the USACM and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Applied Mechanics Division.