Haim Waisman
Associate Professor

Civil Engineering &
Engineering Mechanics
624 S.W. Mudd
500 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027-6699

Phone: (212) 851-0408
Fax: (212) 854 -6267
Email: waisman@civil. columbia.edu

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Education

Ph.D Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2005
M.Sc Aerospace Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 2002
B.Sc Aerospace Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1999

Research

My research interests are in computational solid and fracture mechanics with a special interest in extended finite element methods (XFEM) which allows one to model discontinuities without re-meshing the computational domain. I am also interested in developing novel multicale/multigrid techniques aimed at bridging the length and time scales to better understand material behavior from discrete (the nano scale) to continuum (the macro scale). Additional interest include: composite materials, shear band instabilities, continuum mechanics, geometric and material nonlinearities, contact mechanics, time integration, optimization and inverse problems in mechanics, scientific and parallel computing and molecular dynamics.

NEWS

- (May 2014) Colin McAuliffe wins the 2014 Mindlin Award for the most outstanding PhD thesis in the department.

- (April 2014) The group is awarded a new grant from the National Science Foundation, entitled "Collaborative Research: Simulating iceberg calving from ice shelves using a damage mechanics model". The research is in collaboration with J. Bassis (Michigan) and R. Duddu (Vanderbilt). (link)

- (Feb. 2014) Prof. Waisman wins the 2014 Leonardo da Vinci Award from the Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE. (link)

- (Jan. 2014) Dr. Prasenjit Khanikar is a new postdoctoral fellow in the group. Welcome Prasenjit.

- (Jan. 2014) Colin McAuliffe has successfully defended his thesis. Congratulation Dr. McAuliffe !

Colin will continue in the group as a postdoctoral fellow.

- (Sep. 2013) The computational mechanics group is awarded 2 new grants. One from Army Research Office and the other from the National Science Foundation (link)

- Soliciting abstracts for the following tmini-symposiums "Computational Methods and Applications for Solid and Structural Mechanics" and "Computational Modeling in Civil Engineering"

at the 2014 Engineering Mechanics Institue conference, EMI2014 (McMaster University, Canada. Aug 5-8, 2014) (link)

- Soliciting abstracts for the mini-symposium "Advances and application of the Generalized/Extended Finite Element Methods" at 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, WCCM11 (Barcelona, Spain July 20-25, 2014) (link)