Tan Bui-Thanh receives 2014 W. A. "Tex" Moncrief Grand Challenge Award

September 18, 2014
Tan Bui-Thanh receives 2014 W. A. "Tex" Moncrief Grand Challenge Award

Four UT faculty received ICES’ 2014 W. A. "Tex" Moncrief Grand Challenge Awards, based on their highly compelling research proposals related to the Grand Challenges in computational engineering and sciences that affect the competitiveness and international standing of the nation.

Michael Baldea, assistant professor of chemical engineering; Tan Bui-Thanh, assistant professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics; Thomas J. R. Hughes, professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics; and Kui Ren, assistant professor of mathematics will receive stipends of up to $75,000 per award per semester to cover salary and other expenses necessary to further their research.

As the first stepping stone toward a scalable parallel solver and time stepping scheme for the dynamical core of weather simulation/prediction model, Bui-Thanh will use his award toward developing hybridized high-order DG methods for simulating hydrostatic and non-hydrostatic atmosphere.