SOMNATH GHOSH, the Michael G. Callas Professor of Civil Engineering, received his master’s degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University and his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Michigan. He is the current Director of CISMMS as well as the Computational Mechanics Research Laboratory (CMRL) and the Center for Excellence on Integrated Materials Modeling (CEIMM). Dr. Ghosh has made significant contributions to the field of multi-scale modeling in spatial and temporal domains applied to mechanical behavior and failure response of heterogeneous material systems with structure-material interaction. He developed the Voronoi cell finite element method, or VCFEM, which is world renowned.
Dr. Ghosh has received numerous awards and honors over the years. To mention a few, he is a fellow of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI), International Association of Computational Mechanics (IACM), American Academy of Mechanics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, United States Association of Computational Mechanics (USACM), ASM International, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Earlier in his career, he received the National Science Foundation’s Young Investigator Award. During his tenure at Ohio State University, he was presented with the Ohio State University Distinguished Scholar Award and the Lumley Faculty Research Award. In 2013, he was awarded the Nathan M. Newmark Medal by the American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE) and the Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagphur. He currently serves as the President of USACM. He recently received the 2017 TMS Structural Materials Division Distinguished Scientist/Engineer. The award was given to him for his innovative and sustained contributions in the field of computational mechanics of materials and, tireless efforts to bridge materials and computations for industrial benefits.