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ME grad student recognized at international conference

ME graduate student Emily Johnson poses in front of some yellow flowers.

Emily Johnson, a mechanical engineering graduate student, recently received the Best Presentation Award for Junior Female Researchers at the 14th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM) and ECCOMAS Congress 2020 virtual conference. Elsevier and the Female Researchers Chapter of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM-FRC) supported this merit-based award to highlight the work of junior female faculty in the field of computational mechanics.

Johnson is a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering and the Graduate Program in Wind Energy Science, Engineering and Policy. Her work focuses on developing computational approaches to analyze complex engineering applications, including wind turbine blades and heart valves. Johnson presented work entitled “Parameterization, Geometric Modeling, and Isogeometric Analysis of Tricuspid Valves.”