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03/2014
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Dr. Matous delivers invite lecture at University of Florida at Gainesville. Title: High-performance Computational Science and Engineering: A Path Towards Virtual Materials Testing.



02/1014
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Dr. Matous delivers invite lecture at Northeastern University. Title: High-performance Computational Science and Engineering: A Path Towards Virtual Materials Testing.



02/2014
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The Computational Physics Group at the University of Notre Dame has been awarded the project entitled "3-D Nondestructive Imaging Techniques for Mesoscale Damage Analysis of Composite Materials", Multiscale Design Systems, LLC - DoD STTR program, Phase II, The Air Force Office of Scientific Research: Amount $375,000.



07/2013
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Dr. Matous delivers keynote lecture at the Gordon Research Conferences on Adhesion, Science of Interfacial Chemistry and Mechanics in Hard and Soft Material Systems. Title: Multiscale Cohesive Modeling of Heterogeneous Material Interfaces.



06/2013
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The Computational Physics Group is a part of the winning team for the NNSAs Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program II (PSAAP II) centers of excellence. The Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials (C-SWARM) at the University of Notre Dame has been awarded $8 millions over five years to study the behavior of heterogeneous materials, specifically the dynamics of their shock induced chemo-thermo-mechanical transformations and resulting material properties. ND Press Release.



06/2013 :
David Ju (B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology) has accepted the graduate student position and will pursue his Ph.D. in Computational Science and Engineering. David has been awarded the Arthur J. Schmitt Presidential Fellowships in Science and Engineering.

David welcome to CPG and Congratulations !!



06/2013
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Satyaki Bhattacharjee passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination.

Congratulations Satyaki !!



05/2013
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Matthew Mosby and Andrew Gillman both passed the Ph.D. Candidacy Examination.

Congratulations Matt and Andrew !!



04/2013
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Graduate student Andrew Gillman been selected to receive a travel award to attend the 12th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics to be held in Raleigh, NC, July 22-25, 2013.

Congratulations Andrew !!



01/2013
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Dr. K. Matous has been elected a fellow of ASME. Citation: "Professor Matous has made major contributions to the area of computational mechanics. He has developed new computational methods as well as pioneered their use in industrial applications. His work on multiscale cohesive modeling of interfaces has led to fundamental understanding and defined the current state of the art. His research on data-driven modeling with co-designed simulations and experiments has provided new insights into the complex interactions between mechanics and materials science. Professor Matous is an active member of an engineering community. He has organized numerous conference symposia and is active participant of the ASME Committee on Computing in Applied Mechanics."



11/2012
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Dr. Matous delivers invited lecture at the Stanford University at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics and Computation Seminar Series. Title: Multiscale Modeling of Heterogeneous Materials and Inhomogeneous Layers with Resolved Mesoscale.



10/2012
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Dr. Matous delivers invited lecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering Seminar Series. Title: Multiscale Modeling of Heterogeneous Interfaces.



05/2012
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John Haase (B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Physics from Kettering University, Flint, MI) has accepted the graduate student position and will pursue his Ph.D. in Computational Science and Engineering. John has been awarded the Arthur J. Schmitt Presidential Fellowships in Science and Engineering.

John welcome to CPG and Congratulations !!



04/2012
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Dr. Matous delivers invited lecture at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Title: Chemo-Thermo-Mechanical Modeling of Heterogeneous Propellant Combustion.



03/2012
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Jonathan MacArt (Notre Dame 13, Aerospace Engineering) has been awarded the undergraduate student fellowship from the Center for Research Computing (CRC).

Congratulations Jonathan !!



03/2012
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The Computational Physics Group at the University of Notre Dame has been awarded the project entitled "3-D Nondestructive Imaging Techniques for Mesoscale Damage Analysis of Composite Materials", Multiscale Design Systems, LLC - DoD STTR program, Phase I, The Air Force Office of Scientific Research: Dr. J. Fish (MDS) and Dr. D. Stargel (AFOSR) Program Managers, K. Matous (PI); Amount $48,500.



01/2012
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Dr. Matous delivers invited lecture at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities at the Department of Civil Engineering, The Warren Lecture Series. Title: Multiscale Modeling of Heterogeneous Materials and Inhomogeneous Layers with Resolved Mesoscale.



01/2012
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Satyaki Bhattacharjee (M.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India) has accepted the graduate student position and will pursue his Ph.D. in Computational Mechanics.

Satyaki welcome to CPG !!


 
08/2011
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The Computational Physics Group at the University of Notre Dame has been awarded the project entitled "EAGER: Multiscale Modeling of Heterogeneous Interfaces", NSF,  CMMI-1153435, Dr. G.H. Paulino program officer; Amount $134,091.



07/2011
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Matt Mosby has been awarded a travel fellowship to attend 12th Workshop on the DOE Advanced CompuTational Software (ACTS) Collection.

Congratulations Matt !!



06/2011
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Elizabeth Berrigan passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination.

Congratulations Elizabeth !!

04/2011
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Steven Atkinson defended his undergraduate research thesis entitled "Three-Dimensional Characterization of Polydisperse Particulate Composites from Microtomography"

Congratulations Steve !!



02/2011
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Matthew Mosby passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination.

Congratulations Matt !!



08/2010
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The Computational Physics Group at the University of Notre Dame has been awarded the project entitled "Utilizing Medical Imaging Technology for Generation of Mesoscale Computational Descriptions'', IllinoisRocstar LLC - DoD SBIR program, Phase I, Office of Secretary of Defence (OSD): Dr. M. Brandyberry (IR) and Dr. M. Nixon (Eglin Air Force Base) program managers, K. Matous (PI); Amount $20,000.



08/2010
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The Computational Physics Group at the University of Notre Dame has been awarded the project entitled "Solid Rocket Motor Propellant Characterization and Material Reconstruction Using High Resolution Tomography", IllinoisRocstar LLC - DoD SBIR program, Office of the secretary of defense (OSD), IR O081-PR2-1058, Phase II: Dr. M. Brandyberry (IR) and Dr. N. Brown (Edwards Air Force Base) program managers, K. Matous (PI); Amount $278,148.



06/2010
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Andrew Gillman passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination.

Congratulations Andrew !!



04/2010
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Steven Atkinson (Notre Dame 11, Mechanical Engineering) has been awarded the undergraduate student fellowship from the Center for Research Computing (CRC).

Congratulations Steven !!



04/2010
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Elizabeth Berrigan (B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities) has accepted the graduate student position and will pursue her Ph.D. in Computational Mechanics.

Elizabeth welcome to Notre Dame !!



02/2010
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Former student of mine, Mohan Kulkarni (Ph.D. 2009 AE, UIUC, with Prof. Geubelle as co-advisor), has been selected as an "honorable mention" for the 2010 Melosh Competition.

Congratulations Mohan !!



12/2009
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The Computational Physics Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame has be awarded a project entitled "The Behavior Within Minimum Signature Propellants During Impact Insensitive Munition Tests", IllinoisRocstar LLC - DoD SBIR program, Phase I, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC): Dr. M. Brandyberry (IR) and Dr. W. Chew (AMRDEC) program managers, K. Matous (PI) and J.M. Powers (co-PI); Amount $36,000.



11/2009
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The Computational Physics Laboratory at the university of Notre Dame has be awarded a project entitled "Heterogeneous Solid Propellant Characterization using Micro-computer Tomography", Alliant Techsystems Inc.: Dr. I. L. Davis - program manager, K. Matous (PI);  Amount $71,062.



10/2009
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The Computational Physics Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame has be awarded a project entitled "Experimental and Computational Program for Slow and Fast Cookoff for Insensitive Munitions Testing". The project is sponsored by the DoD SBIR program, Phase II, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) through the IllinoisRocstar LLC. Dr. W. Chew (AMRDEC) and Dr. M. Brandyberry (IR) program managers, K. Matous (PI); Amount awarded to ND $195,000. Experimental part of the project is led by Prof. N. Glumac at UIUC. 



10/2009 :
Dr. Karel Matous has accepted an Associate Professor position at the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame.



07/2009
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Dr. Karel Matous has been invited to deliver a keynote lecture entitled "Numerical Simulation of Heterogeneous Propellant Combustion by Generalized Finite Element Method" at the 10th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Columbus, OH, as the part of the symposium Extended/generalized FEM and other partition of unity based methods.


 
12/2008
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The recent article on the finite element modeling of nonlinear viscoelastic elastomers, P. Areias and K. Matous, CMAME 197/2008, published in the Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering is featured on the ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles.



08/2008
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The recent article on the multiscale cohesive failure modeling of heterogeneous adhesives, K. Matous et al., JMPS, 56/5, 2008, published in the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids is featured on the ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles.

07/2008
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Brett Collins has accepted the Ph.D. graduate offer from the Mechanical Engineering Department at UC. Berkeley.

Congratulations Brett !! Good luck at Berkeley.


 
07/2007
: Mohan Kulkarni (Ph.D. candidate in AE, UIUC, with Prof. Geubelle as co-advisor), won the student presentation competition in the material modeling & specialty area at the 9th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM9) in San Francisco.

Congratulations Mohan !!


 
2004
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Dr. Karel Matous has derived the Multiscale Cohesive Model.


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