Congratulations to Jiahao! He was selected as one of the six finalists for the 2016 Robert J. Melosh Medal for his work entitled, “A Novel Physics-Based Finite Element Model for Twinning and Deformation Heterogeneity in Polycrystalline Microstructures“. Jiahao has been a member of Prof. Ghosh’s Computational Mechanics Research Laboratory (CMRL), since 2010 at Ohio State University. As one of the top six finalist, Jiahao Cheng attended the symposium held on April 29, 2016 and although Jiahao Cheng was not awarded the medal this year, he received his finalist certificate and was acknowledged for his excellent contribution to the Robert J. Melosh Medal Competition.
The Robert J. Melosh Medal Competition was inaugurated in 1989 to honor Professor Melosh, a pioneering researcher in finite element methods and former chairman of civil and environmental engineering at Duke. After an initial call for submissions, six papers were selected as finalists, and their student authors were invited to participate in the second phase of the competition, a symposium at Duke University.