Young Investigator Award


October 30, 2009

Jung-Wuk Hong, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been selected to receive a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). This grant will support his work in the coupling of peridynamics and finite element formulation for multiscale simulations. He was one of 38 researchers selected for an award, which he will receive over a three-year period.

Hong's research interests are in the areas of computational mechanics, finite element method, meshless method, material plasticity, biomechanics, and structural health monitoring. His focus is on the numerical simulations of various kinds of phenomena such as structural responses under extreme loadings, silicon layer blistering, and PZT induced wave propagation.

The AFOSR Young Investigator Program is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States who have received a doctorate or equivalent degree in the last five years and show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research.

YIP fosters creative basic research in science and engineering, enhances the early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increases opportunities for the young investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering.

The AFOSR will award approximately $14.6 million total in grants this year through this program. Areas of interest include: aerospace, chemical, and material sciences; physics and electronics; and mathematics, information, and life sciences.

Award Description: 
Air Force supports CEE assistant professor’s work in multiscale simulations
Civil & Environmental Engineering