ASCE has honored Somnath Ghosh, Ph.D., F.EMI, M.ASCE, with the 2022 Raymond D. Mindlin Medal for outstanding novel contributions to the field of computational mechanics of materials through development of fundamental concepts in spatio-temporal multiscale, multiphysics modeling of metals, composites, and multifunctional materials, and for bridging the mechanics and materials communities through strong interdisciplinary leadership.
Ghosh is the Michael G. Callas Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on computational mechanics modeling, particularly multiscale structure-materials analysis and simulations, multiphysics modeling and simulation of multifunctional materials, materials characterization, process modeling, and emerging fields such as integrated computational materials engineering (ICME).
He is the director of the Computational Mechanics Research Laboratory (CMRL), the Center for Integrated Structure-Materials Modeling and Simulations (CISMMS), and the Center of Excellence on Integrated Materials Modeling (CEIMM). He has secondary appointments in the departments of Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering.
Ghosh received his doctoral degree in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics at the University of Michigan in 1988.
The Raymond D. Mindlin Medal is awarded to an individual in recognition of outstanding research contributions to applied solid mechanics.