AE Professor Philippe H. Geubelle Named as Bliss Professor
Six College of Engineering faculty members have been recognized with Bliss Professorships: Stephen A. Boppart and Kent D. Choquette, electrical and computer engineering; Philippe H. Geubelle, aerospace engineering; Jaiwei Han, computer science; David Ruzic, nuclear, plasma and radiological engineering; and Albert J. Valocchi, civil and environmental engineering.
“Chairs and named professorships recognize faculty members who have demonstrated leadership in their technical areas and contribute significantly to the reputation of the College and the University,” explained Ilesanmi Adesida, the dean of the College of Engineering. “We offer our congratulations to these new Bliss Professors of Engineering and we commend them for their many achievements in engineering education and research.”
As a professor and associate head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Geubelle has distinguished himself nationally and internationally as an engineer and educator in computational mechanics. His research activities are focused primarily on the development and use of advanced numerical techniques for the treatment of a variety of complex phenomena occurring in solid/fluid mechanics, with special emphasis on the multiscale modeling of damage processes and coupled phenomena. Most recently, he has done pioneering work in the analysis of multi-physical phenomena in aeroelasticity and mechano-chemistry, and in the computational design of novel materials for active cooling and self-healing applications. A unique and powerful aspect of his research activities is his close collaboration with experimentalists, as the enhanced understanding of the physical phenomena that he gains through those interactions informs the concepts and approaches that he applies to the analytical methods in his research.
Geubelle is also a faculty member of the Computational Science and Engineering program, and has joint appointments in civil and environmental engineering, mechanical science and engineering, and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
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