I will help organize of the Meshfree and Particle Methods minisymposia at the 2017 USNCCM conference, where I will also be the corresponding organizer. My co-organizers are JS Chen of UC San Diego, Zhen Chen of the University of Missouri, and Sheng-Wei Chi of the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Abstracts are open for submission November 1, 2016 – February 28, 2017 at http://14.usnccm.org/abstract-submission. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
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.