Yan wins USACM Gallagher Award

8/3/2023 9:39:51 AM

Jinhui Yan
Jinhui Yan

CEE Assistant Professor Jinhui Yan has won the Gallagher Young Investigator Award from the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM) for “contributions to developing novel computational methods for interface-coupled multi-physics systems and applications to advanced manufacturing.”

The award is the highest honor for young scholars in the field of computational mechanics in the United States. It is given once every two years to junior faculty under the age of 40. It is named after Richard H. Gallagher, who was a professor at Cornell University, president of Clarkson University, and the founding editor of the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering.

Yan was presented with the medal during the USACM Award Ceremony at the 17th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics in Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 23-27, 2023.

Yan joined the CEE structures faculty at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2018. His expertise is in computational mechanics, fluid-structure interaction, multi-phase flows and isogeometric analysis, and their applications to real-world engineering problems such as wind energy, tidal energy and metallic additive manufacturing.