Thomas Hughes delivered the 2007-2008 Newmark Distinguished Lecture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

 Dr. Thomas J. R. Hughes, an aerospace engineering professor, delivered the 2007-2008 Newmark Distinguished Lecture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The lecture is given annually in honor of the late Dr. Nathan Newmark, a prominent consultant and national leader in civil engineering education and research. Hughes was chosen by the structures faculty at the University of Illinois through an independent nomination and selection process. He presented his work on isogeometrical analysis, a new technology that unites computer-aided design with computer-aided engineering. He holds the Computational and Applied Mathematics Chair III in the university’s Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES).