Tayfun E. Tezduyar, the James F. Barbour Professor of Mechanical Engineering (MECH) and co-director of the Team for Advanced Flow Simulation and Modeling at Rice University, has received the Computational Mechanics Award of the Asian Pacific Association for Computational Mechanics (APACM).
Tezduyar, who joined the Rice faculty in 1998, was recognized for his “significant contributions in the field of computational mechanics.” He was presented with the award during the opening ceremony of the 7th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics (APCOM) held Dec. 17-20 in Taipei, Taiwan.
Tezduyar’s research focuses on computational fluid-structure interaction (FSI), cardiovascular FSI, heart valve and aorta computational flow analysis, spacecraft parachute FSI, bioinspired flapping-wing aerodynamics, aerodynamics of wind turbines, thermo-fluid analysis of ground vehicles, tires and disk brakes, flow analysis of turbochargers and other turbomachinery, and aerodynamics and structural mechanics of ram-air parachutes.
Tezduyar is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics, the International Association for Computational Mechanics, the American Academy of Mechanics, and the School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo.
He received the Computational Mechanics Award of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Computational Fluid Dynamics Award of the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics, Computational Mechanics Award of the International Association for Computational Mechanics, International Scientific Career Prize of the Argentine Association for Computational Mechanics, Computational Mechanics Award of the Japan Association for Computational Mechanics, and ASME’s Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award.
Tezduyar has published 250 journal articles, as indexed by the Web of Science. He was named a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in both the engineering and computer science categories in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and in the cross-field category in 2018. According to Google Scholar, his publications have been cited more than 28,900 times.
Tezduyar delivered a plenary lecture at APCOM, “Space-Time Computational Analysis: From Inception to New Generations.” This is joint work with Kenji Takizawa, adjunct professor of MECH at Rice and professor of modern MECH at Waseda University, Tokyo.