Penn State has issued a press release about me joining the department:
Two new faculty members join civil and environmental engineering
I have officially started my position at Penn State as an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. I will also be holding the endowed position of the L Robert and Mary L Kimball Early Career Development Professorship. This year I will advise one PhD student and one post-doc.
I have co-authored a review article on meshfree methods along with JS Chen of UC San Diego, and Sheng-Wei Chi of the University of Illinois, Chicago. It has been accepted for publication and will appear in ASCE's Journal of Engineering Mechanics.
I will present "Accelerated Meshfree Methods Using Variationally Consistent Naturally Stabilized Nodal Integration" in the minisyposia Recent Advances in Galerkin and Collocation Meshfree Methods at WCCM 2016. Tomorrow I will present "RKPM with Quasi-linear Approximation for Fragment-Impact Modeling" for Edouard Yreux of LSTC in the same minisymposia, where I will also chair the session.
Thursday JS Chen will give a plenary lecture "Fracture to Damage Multiscale Modeling and Application to Extreme Events Simulation" where I am a co-author, along with Edouard Yreux, and Guohua Zhou (my post-doc).
The July 2016 Issue of IACM Expressions is available now which contains an article I authored with JS Chen on modeling extreme events. I have also previously a co-authored on an article on Galerkin Orthogonality and Quadrature in meshfree methods.
This week I will give two invited talks on "Computational Frameworks for Damage Assessment of Structures Subject to Extreme Loadings" at at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico.
I have just accepted the invitation to help to organize the Thematic Session 4. "Quadrature and Stability Issues in IGA and Meshfree Methods" for the IGA-Meshfree 2016 USACM Thematic Conference.