World Congress on Computational Mechanics


Arif Masud

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Department of Civil Engineering


Arif Masud is John and Eileen Blumenschein Professor of Mechanics and Computations in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also holds joint appointment as Professor of Biomedical and Translational Sciences in the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Masud has made fundamental and pioneering contributions to the development of Stabilized and Variational Multiscale Methods for fluid and solid mechanics, residual-based Turbulence models, biofluid dynamics and non-Newtonian fluids, and mixture theory models for coupled chemo-thermo-mechanical problem. Dr. Masud has served as an Associate Editor (AE) of the ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, AE of the ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, and currently serves as the AE of the International Journal of Multiscale Computational Engineering. He is past Chair of the Computational Mechanics Committee of ASCE, and past Chair of the Fluid Mechanics Committee of ASME. He was member-at-large of the Executive Committee of USACM (2012-16), member-at-large of the Executive Committee of AMD-ASME (2009-11) and is a Charter Member of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (2008). He has served as the General Conference Chair of the Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference of ASME (McMAT- 2011), Co-Chair of the Finite Elements in Flow Problems Conference (FEF 2019), and Co-Chair for the 2020 Virtual Conference of the Society of Engineering Science. He is serving as General Conference Chair for the US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM 2021) that is scheduled to be held in Chicago in July 2021. Prof Masud was elected to the Board of Directors of the Society of Engineering Science (2020-2023), and elected to the Board of Governors of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI of ASCE) for three year term (2020-2023). Dr. Masud is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, and Fellow of USACM, IACM, AAM, ASME, EMI, and SES. He was awarded the 2019 G.I. Taylor Medal by the Society of Engineering Science.