April 22, 2014
Amin Aghaei (PhD ’13) Selected as Finalist for Melosh Medal
CEE alum Amin Aghaei (PhD ’13) is one of six finalists selected for the Robert J. Melosh Medal for his research on multiscale modeling. Aghaei continues his work as a post-doctoral graduate at Stanford University, crediting his time at CMU for helping him to reach this point. He was selected for his work, “Symmetry-Adapted Atomistic to Continuum Modeling of Membranes.”
The Robert J. Melosh Medal is an international award dedicated to PhD students working in the field of finite elements analysis. The competition was inaugurated in 1989 to honor Professor Melosh, a pioneering researcher in finite element methods and former chairman of civil and environmental engineering at Duke University.
Aghaei will present his paper on April 25, 2014. “I am very excited about this honor,” he says. “Without being at CMU I couldn’t get to where I am now. I would like to thank my advisor, Kaushik Dayal for helping me along the way.”
Congratulations to Amin for this distinguished honor!