Professor, Robert B.Trull Chair in Engineering
Phone: (512) 471-2156
Office: ACE 6.146
Ph.D., D.Sc. Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague
Dr. Babuska specializes in numerical solution of partial differential equations, especially the finite element method, and applied mathematics in general. His major field of application is continuum mechanics. Dr. Babuska has served in the Cockrell School of Engineering faculty since 1995.
He has received many honors and awards, including the Gauss-Newton Medal from the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics and the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement from American Mathematical Society, and several honorary doctorates from various universities around the world. The asteroid 3060 is named Babuska in his honor. He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas, and the European Academy of Science. He has published more than 300 scientific publications in the field of mathematics, numerics and mechanics and is currently serving on five editorial boards. Several of his books were translated into various languages and he is a member of more than 15 international journals.