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MEMS Professor Peyman Givi Invited to Deliver 13th Elsevier Distinguished Lecture in Mechanics

PITTSBURGH (June 7, 2019) — In recognition of his seminal contributions to his field, Peyman Givi, PhD, distinguished professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, has been invited to deliver the 13th Elsevier Distinguished Lecture in Mechanics. The lecture is sponsored by Elsevier and its publication Mechanics Research Communications. It will be hosted by the University of Pittsburgh in 2020.

“I am very honored to be selected for this distinction, and I was pleased to accept it,” says Dr. Givi. “It is an honor to bring this lecture to Pittsburgh, where mechanical engineering has such a rich industrial history, especially at Pitt, where our program has celebrated 151 years of excellence.”

Dr. Givi joins a long line of distinguished lecturers, beginning with the 2008 inaugural lecture by Prof. Jan Achenbach. The lecture will be on a topic of Dr. Givi’s choosing within the field of mechanics; previous topics have included “Structural Health Monitoring,” “Isogeometric Analysis,” and “Seeking Simplicity in the Flow of Complex Fluids.”

“We were glad to extend the invitation to Dr. Givi,” says Anthony Rosato, PhD, director of the Granular Science Laboratory at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and editor-in-chief of Elsevier’s Mechanics Research Communications. “This invitation recognizes his seminal contributions to the field of mathematical modeling and simulation of complex turbulent fluid dynamics.”

As with all previous Elsevier Distinguished Lectures in Mechanics, Dr. Givi’s lecture will be available on Elsevier’s website after it is delivered.

“Dr. Givi is a shining example of the Swanson School’s commitment to innovation and the advancement of engineering research and education,” says James R. Martin II, U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering. “We are looking forward to hosting the Elsevier Distinguished Lecture in Mechanics and know that Dr. Givi’s lecture will be enlightening and engaging in equal measure.”

Author: Maggie Pavlick

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