October 30, 2018
Karimi Awarded D'Appolonia Fellowship
Congratulations to PhD candidate Mina Karimi who was recently awarded the Dr. Elio D’Appolonia Graduate Fellowship.
Karimi completed her masters in computational mechanics and her bachelors in civil engineering at the University of Tehran, Iran. She is currently advised by professors Kaushik Dayal and Matteo Pozzi and is researching integrating computational mechanics modeling of geomaterials and uncertainty analysis to develop a probabilistic model that will predict triggering of ruptures and induced seismic activities.
"I am honored to receive Dr. Elio D'Appolonia Fellowship to support my future research," says Karimi. "I would like to thank the supporting committee and I will make the most out of this opportunity as I advance on my research."
The Dr. Elio D’Appolonia Graduate Fellowship was established, with the generosity from the Devendra and Kshama Shukla Foundation, to recognize his impact on the department. Dr. Appolonia, was a CEE faculty member from 1948 to 1956 and truly helped to define and develop the multidisciplinary, creative problem-solving nature of civil engineering at CMU that remains a hallmark of the program.