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Shardool Chirputkar selected as finalist for Robert J. Melosh medal competition

Shardool Chirputkar selected as finalist for Robert J. Melosh medal competition

Mr. Shardool Chirputkar

Shardool Chirputkar, PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering Department (Advisor: Professor Dong Qian) at the University of Cincinnati, has been selected as one of six finalists for the prestigious Robert J. Melosh medal competition for his paper on “A Space-Time Approach to Coupled Atomistic/Continuum Simulation.” His paper was chosen after an extended abstract was reviewed by a distinguished panel of leading researchers. As a finalist, Mr. Chirputkar will now move on to the second phase of the competition: presenting his work at the Melosh competition symposium on April 24, 2009 at Duke University. This symposium will feature symposium features lectures by the members of the distinguished judging panel, as well as talks by all the selected finalists.

The Robert J. Melosh medal international competition is held in honor of Professor Melosh, a pioneering researcher in the field of finite element methods and former chairman of civil and environmental engineering at Duke University. Not only does this competition award students for research excellence, but it also provides them with an important opportunity to interact with their peers and with leading researchers the field of in finite element methods. This opportunity is in keeping with Professor Melosh’s dedication to the education of young engineers, such as Mr. Chirputkar.

Past recipients include researchers from institutions such as MIT, Caltech and Stanford.

We ask you to join us in congratulating Mr. Chirputkar, and wishing him the best of luck. We believe that this is not only a great honor for Shardool, but that it also reflects the quality of the exemplary research being conducted at the University of Cincinnati.