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



Haim Waisman is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (CEEM) at Columbia University. His research interests are in Computational Mechanics, broadly 

defined as the intersection of mechanics, applied mathematics and computer science.

Dr. Waisman obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (1999, 2002) and a Doctorate in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2005), with concentration in Computational Mechanics. During his PhD he spent three summers as an intern at the Computer Science Research Institute (CSRI) at Sandia National Labs.

He was a post-doctoral fellow in the Scientific Computing Research Center (SCOREC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2006) and in the Mechanical Engineering department at Northwestern University (2007).

Dr. Waisman won and his students won several best paper and poster awards. He is the recipient of the Department of Energy Early Career Award (2012) and the EMI Leonardo Da Vinci Award (2014) from the Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE.

SELECTED Honors and Awards

EMI Leonardo da Vinci Award, Engineering Mechanics Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, presented at the EMI2014 conference at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada August 2014

Department of Energy Early Career Research Program Award, Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program, Department of Energy, May 2012

Finalist Paper, The Robert J. Melosh medal competition in Finite Element Methods, Duke University, NC, Apr 2006

Best Student Paper Award, 10th Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods, CO, Apr 2006

Best Student Paper Award,12th Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods, CO, Apr 2005

Best Teaching Assistant Award, Technion, Israel Dec 2001

Excellency Scholarship, Technion, Israel Dec 2000

Gutwirth Award, Technion, Israel 2000-2001

Positions Held

07/2013 - Associate Professor, Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University

07/2008 - Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University

2008 Senior Research Scientist, private sector

2007 Postdoctoral Fellow, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University. (with Prof. Ted Belytschko)

2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, Scientific Computation Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. (with Prof. Jacob Fish)

Summers 2002-2004  Intern at the Computer Science Research Institute, Sandia National Laboratories (with Dr. Ray Tuminaro and Dr. John Shadid)

2002-2005 Research Assistant, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

1999-2002  Teaching Assistant, Aerospace Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.