MSI PI Traian Dumitrica and Students Win 2020 Cundall Award


MSI PI Traian Dumitrica (Professor, Mechanical Engineering) and his students Yuezho Wang, Hao Xu, Grigorii Drozdov, and Igor Ostanin have been selected as winners of the 2020 Peter A. Cundall Award for the Fifth International Itasca Symposium. The extended abstract for which they received the award is titled, “Distinct Element Method (DEM) for fibrous composites: Toward computational guided manufacturing.”

Professor Dumitrica will deliver the keynote lecture for the Symposium, which will be held February 17-10, 2020 in Vienna, Austria. The award will be presented at the Symposium banquet. More about the Symposium and this award can be found on the Symposium website.

Professor Dumitrica uses MSI for interdisciplinary research into new concepts for protective coatings and the development of a new multiscale computational tool to predict materials’ responses.