Masud Awarded G.I. Taylor Medal
Professor Arif Masud has been awarded the 2019 G. I. Taylor Medal by the Society of Engineering Science in recognition of “sustained and outstanding research contributions to the area of fluid mechanics.” In particular, Masud is cited “for fundamental contributions to the theory of Stabilized and Variational Multiscale Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics and their widespread adoption and utilization in industry and at national laboratories.” The prize is in the form of the Taylor Medal and a monetary award of $2,000, and Prof. Masud will deliver a Plenary Lecture at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Society that will take place in October 2019 at Washington University in St. Louis.
Arif Masud holds B.Sc. (Honors) in Civil Engineering (University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, 1986), M.S. in Structural Engineering (Stanford University, 1987) and Ph.D. in Computational Mechanics (Stanford University, 1993). Prior to joining the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006, he served on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he held joint appointments in the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering and the Department of Bioengineering. Masud's research focuses on the development of new classes of stabilized and multiscale methods for fluid and solid/structural mechanics.
Sir Geoffrey Ingram Taylor (G.I. Taylor) was a British physicist and mathematician, and a major figure in fluid dynamics and wave theory. The past recipients of the award from late 1900 include renowned academicians Sir James Lighthill, Andreas Acrivos, Geroge K. Batchelor, and Grigory I. Barenblatt.