Arif Masud 2020 Election Information
Arif Masud, Ph.D., M.ASCE
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
EMI provides a unique platform for fundamental developments in engineering mechanics, mathematical physics, and experimental science at the forefront of new knowledge and research opportunities. The role of modern engineering mechanics transcends the traditional boundaries of engineering disciplines to the Physical and Life Sciences communities. In the past, I have been an active member of EMI and have served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Engineering Mechanics (2004-18), Chair of the Computational Mechanics Committee of ASCE (2006-08), a member of the Nomination Committee for the EMI Board of Governors (2011-2014), and a member of the Awards Committee of EMI (2016-2018). It would be a privilege to be on the EMI Board of Governors and serve in a leading capacity for one of the most successful professional organizations in the fields of mechanics, engineering, and computational science. I realize this honor comes with responsibilities towards the organization and its members. If elected, I will work closely with the EMI officers to foster closer interactions and collaborations with various professional societies like AMD-ASME, SES, and USACM, and to engage them in further strengthening the goals and objectives of EMI. For the foreseeable future, it is important to continue engaging young, passionate talents to join the field and be the next generation of great contributors. I will expand EMI programs in the areas of engagement, support, and career development for current students and young scientists/faculty, and aid in efforts for membership growth. I would also like to expand the engagement of advanced government and private research institutes with EMI, and I will contribute to maintaining EMI as an open and democratic society.
Arif Masud is Professor of Engineering Mechanics in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Department of Aerospace Engineering, at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. He has made fundamental and pioneering contributions to the development of Stabilized and Variational Multiscale Methods for fluid and solid mechanics, residual-based Turbulence models, nonNewtonian fluids, and mixture theory models for coupled chemo-thermo-mechanical problem. Dr. Masud has served as an Associate Editor (AE) of the ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, AE of the ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, and currently serves as the AE of the International Journal of Multiscale Computational Engineering. He is past Chair of the Computational Mechanics Committee of ASCE, and past Chair of the Fluid Mechanics Committee of ASME. He was member-at-large of the Executive Committee of USACM (2012-16), member-at-large of the Executive Committee of AMD-ASME (200911), and is a Charter Member of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (2008). He has served as the CoChair of the Finite Elements in Flow Problems Conference (FEF 2019) and is serving as the Co-Chair for the US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM 2021) that is scheduled to be held in Chicago in July 2021. Dr. Masud is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, and Fellow of USACM, IACM, AAM, ASME, EMI, and SES. He was awarded the 2019 G.I. Taylor Medal by the Society of Engineering Science.
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