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Office Location: POB 5.430A

Thomas J. Hughes


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

Department Research Areas:
Computational Engineering

Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley

Research Interests:

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Isogeometic Analysis
  • Stabilized and Variational Multiscale Methods
  • Phase-field Modeling
  • Computational medicine (oncology, glymphatic transport, cardiovascular biomechanics)

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.


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