Thomas J.R. Hughes

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Thomas Joseph Robert Hughes
Residence Austin, Texas
Nationality American
Fields Computational mechanics
Finite element method
Institutions The University of Texas at Austin
Alma mater Pratt Institute
University of California, Berkeley
Known for Computational mechanics
Finite element method
Notable awards Timoshenko Medal (2007)
Theodore von Karman Medal (2009)

Thomas Joseph Robert Hughes is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and holds the Computational and Applied Mathematics Chair III in the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. Hughes has been listed as an ISI Highly Cited Author in Engineering by the ISI Web of Knowledge, Thomson Scientific Company.[1]

A leading expert in computational mechanics, Hughes has received numerous academic distinctions. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the American Academy of Mechanics, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM), the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM), the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has been elected as a foreign member of The Royal Society. He is a founder and past President of USACM and IACM, and past Chairman of the Applied Mechanics Division of ASME.

Career[edit]

Hughes began his career as a mechanical design engineer at Grumman Aerospace, subsequently joining General Dynamics as a research and development engineer. After receiving his Ph.D., he joined the Berkeley faculty; eventually moving to California Institute of Technology. He then moved to Stanford University before joining The University of Texas at Austin. At Stanford, he served as Chairman of the Division of Applied Mechanics, Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Chairman of the Division of Mechanics and Computation, and occupied the Mary and Gordon Crary Chair of Engineering.

Hughes has developed computational methods for understanding solid, structural and fluid mechanics. He recently has applied this expertise to develop customized models of blood flow for patients using their individual imaging records such as CT scans and MRIs.

Books[edit]

  • Thomas J. R. Hughes and Jerrold E. Marsden, A Short Course in Fluid Mechanics, Mathematics lecture series, v. 6, Boston: Publish or Perish, 1976.
  • Thomas J. R. Hughes, D. Gartling, Robert L. Spilker, Applied Mechanics Division, Vol. 44: New Concepts in Finite Element Analysis, ASME, 1981.
  • Thomas J. R. Hughes, A. Pifko, A. Jay, Applied Mechanics Division, Vol. 48: Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Plates and Shells, ASME, 1981.
  • Thomas J. R. Hughes, Stress-point algorithm for a pressure-sensitive multiple-yield-surface plasticity theory, Unknown Binding, Available from National Technical Information Service, 1982.
  • Computational methods for transient analysis, edited by Ted Belytschko and Thomas J.R. Hughes, Computational methods in mechanics, Volume 1: Mechanics and mathematical methods, New York: Elsevier Science Pub. Co., 1983.
  • Thomas J. R. Hughes and Englewood Cliffs, The finite element method: linear static and dynamic finite element analysis, NJ: Prentice-Hall, (1987), 1985.
  • Thomas J. R. Hughes, Ernest Hinton. Finite Element Methods for Plate and Shell Structures, Volume 1: Element Technology, Pineridge Press Ltd, 1986.
  • Thomas J. R. Hughes, Ernest Hinton. Finite Element Methods for Plate and Shell Structures, Volume 2: Formulation and Algorithms, Pineridge Press Ltd, 1986.
  • Jerrold E. Marsden and Thomas J. R. Hughes, Mathematical Foundations of Elasticity, Dover Publications, 1994.
  • J.C. Simo and T.J.R. Hughes, Interdisciplinary applied mathematics, Volume 7: Computational inelasticity, New York: Springer, 1998.
  • Thomas J. R. Hughes, The Finite Element Method: Linear Static and Dynamic Finite Element Analysis, Dover Publications, 2000.
  • Erwin Stein, René de Borst, Thomas J.R. Hughes, Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics, Volume 1: Fundamentals, Wiley, 2004.
  • Erwin Stein, René de Borst, Thomas J.R. Hughes, Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics, Volume 2: Solids and Structures, Wiley, 2004.
  • Erwin Stein, René de Borst, Thomas J.R. Hughes, Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics, Volume 3: Fluids, Wiley, 2004.
  • J. Austin Cottrell, Thomas J. R. Hughes, Yuri Bazilevs, Isogeometric Analysis: Toward Integration of CAD and FEA, Wiley, 2009.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Hughes has received several awards, including the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from ASCE, the Melville Medal from ASME, the Computational Mechanics Award from the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, the von Neumann Medal from USACM, the Gauss-Newton Medal from IACM, and the Worcester Reed Warner Medal from ASME. He is also a recipient of Timoshenko Medal in 2007.[2]
  • Honorary degree, University of Pavia, 2007.
  • In 2011 he was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society.[3]
  • On June 21, 2013, Professor T.J.R. Hughes has named Doctor Honoris Causa from Escuela Técnica Superior Engenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos (E.T.S.I.C.C.P), at University of A Coruña (U.D.C) - Spain, into the ambit of Civil Engineering for his contributions in computational machanics.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ ISI Highly Cited Author - T. J. R. Hughes
  2. ^ "ASME Timoshenko Medal" asme.org. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Foreign Members". Royal Society. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 

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