Engineering’s Çağlar Oskay named ASME Fellow

Çağlar Oskay, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and mechanical engineering, has been selected to be a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession. Of the more than 140,000 members of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, fewer than 4,000 have attained the rank of fellow.

Çağlar Oskay

Cited by the ASME, Oskay’s significant contributions include developing and implementing new multi-scale computational modeling and simulation tools for material and structural systems subjected to extreme environments and loading conditions, and training future generations of engineers to construct safer and more durable advanced composite aerospace and infrastructure materials and structures.

Oskay is the director of the Multiscale Computational Mechanics Laboratory at Vanderbilt. The lab’s researchers focus on computational characterization of the failure response of systems that involve multiple temporal and spatial scales. They develop computational methodologies for failure and fragmentation of composite systems subjected to extreme loading conditions, including impact, blast and crushing loads, characterization of complex and hybrid composite systems, and analysis of multiphysics problems.

Oskay serves in a number of leadership roles, including vice chair of the ASME Composite Materials Committee and vice chair elect of the ASME Committee on Computing in Applied Mechanics. He served as conference chair of the 2016 American Society of Civil Engineers’ Engineering Mechanics Institute. Oskay was named Chancellor Faculty Fellow at Vanderbilt in 2016.

He is presently the associate editor of International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering where he also has served as guest editor of two special issues. He is a peer-reviewer for 27 technology journals.

Oskay joined the engineering school faculty in 2006. He received a Ph.D. degree in civil engineering, and master’s degrees in civil engineering and applied mathematics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He earned a B.S. degree in civil engineering at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.

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