MAE PhD student Ming Yang selected as Ohio State Presidential Fellow

Posted: May 13, 2020

Ohio State mechanical engineering PhD student Ming Yang was selected as one of this year’s recipients of the Ohio State Presidential Fellowship.

Yang is advised by Dr. Soheil Soghrati and is a fourth year doctoral candidate who came to Ohio State from China.

The fellowship is given to students who “embody the highest standards of scholarship” in the graduate programs at the university going into the last stages of their dissertation research or terminal degree project. Recipients are given a monthly stipend for living expenses so they can focus solely on completing their research, as well as help with travel expenses to present at national conferences.

Yang’s research focuses on creating an efficient numerical framework, including microstructure reconstruction, mesh generation, finite element simulation, and deep learning algorithms, for the computational modeling of novel materials with complex microstructures. It will significantly reduce the time and labor cost associated with the modeling process.

The framework has the capability to go beyond some of the limits in computational material design, and it can impact all engineering disciplines by facilitating the numerical investigation of novel material behaviors, according to Yang.

With the help of the fellowship, Yang hopes to improve the efficiency and extend the applications of the framework for modeling large-scale problems in Integrated Computational Materials Engineering and Uncertainty Quantification.

“I’m extremely honored to receive the Presidential Fellowship,” Yang said. “It’s a recognition of my academic achievements and the research I'm enthusiastic about. It will support me to continue my work in computational mechanics and complete my dissertation unimpeded by other duties.”

Category: Graduate