Congratulations to Somnath Ghosh, Whiting School of Engineering’s Michael G. Callas Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Computational Mechanics Research Laboratory, for being the 2013 recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineering’s (ASCE) Nathan M. Newmarkn Medal.

Ghosh was recognized for his "outstanding contributions to the field of computational mechanics of materials and structures, especially in image-based micromechanics and spatial and temporal multi-scale mechanics, and for sustained ambassadorship across structural and materials engineering communities.” The committee who awarded Ghosh noted his work on methods for modeling multi-scale events in material deformation, damage, and fracture for structural metals and composites. The medal is given by ASCE's Structural Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Divisions.