Cockrell School of Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin

Thomas J. Hughes

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Peter O'Donnell, Jr. Chair in Computational and Applied Mathematics

Research Area:
Computational Mechanics

Phone: (512) 232-7775
Office: ACE 5.430A

Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley

Research Interests:

  • Computational Mechanics

  • Isogeometic Analysis

  • Stabilized and Variational Multiscale Methods

  • Phase-field Modeling

  • Cardiovascular Bioengineering

  • Complex Fluids and Turbulence

Dr. Hughes joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in 2002. He was previously a faculty member at UC Berkeley, the California Institute of Technology, and Stanford University, where he served as Chairman of the Division of Applied Mechanics and Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Hughes is one of the most widely cited authors in Computational Mechanics. He has received numerous national and international awards for his research. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the US National Academy of Engineering, the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Foreign Member of the Royal Society, the Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere, and the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Hughes has received honorary doctorates from the universities of Louvain, Pavia, Padua, Trondheim, Northwestern, and A Coruña.

His Administrative Associate is Christine Bailor, (512) 471-7511.

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