Some Pictures & Movies

Hughes Group dinner at Asti, Oct. 14, 2016

Computational Mechanics Group Dinner at the legendary Asti Trattoria, October 14th 2016.  From left to right:  Ben Urick, Alessandro Reali, René Hiemstra, Hendrik Speleers, Ece Ercan, Fred Nugen, Deborah Castro Mariño,  Giancarlo Sangalli, Tom Hughes, Mattia Tani, Benjamin Marussig,   Deepesh Toshniwal,.  

Computational Mechanics Group photo, September 4, 2014. From bottom to top, from left to right:  Greg Rodin, Hector Gomez (visitor), Tom Hughes, Hongyu (Alice) Zhu, Shaolie Hossain, Matthias Taus, Jiong Zhang, Travis Sanders, Isaac Lee, Ju Liu, David Kamensky, Fred Nugen, Shaikh Hossain, René Hiemstra, Ben Urick, Deepesh Toshniwal, Derek Thomas.

Durham, July 2014 photo-2

Participants in "Building Bridges: Connections and Challenges in Modern Approaches to Numerical Partial Differential Equations," London Mathematical Society – EPSRC Durham Symposium, University of Durham, Durham, England, July 8-16, 2014.  

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Computational Mechanics Group Dinner at the legendary Asti Trattoria, December 16, 2013.  From left to right, Zach Wilson, Mike Borden, Natarajan (“Suku”) Sukumar (U.C. Davis), Guillermo Vilanova, Shaikh Hossain, Chad Landis, Deepesh Toshniwal, Matthias Taus, Greg Rodin, Ju Liu (partially hidden), René Hiemstra, Tom Hughes, Maytee Chantharayukhonthorn, Travis Sanders, Federico Marini, Fred Nugen, Ben Urick.  Missing, Cory Crean, Isaac Lee, Shaolie Hossain and Alice Zhu.

The vast majority of heart attacks occur when there is a sudden rupture of plaques, so-called vulnerable plaques, forming clots that can cause blockages in coronary arteries. The objective of the researchers' work was to develop a computational tool-set to support the design and analysis of a catheter-based local nanoparticulate drug delivery system to treat vulnerable plaques and diffuse atherosclerosis. The goal is to rationally design drug-encapsulated nanoparticles in conjunction with patient-specific attributes and deliver drug locally to the diseased arteries, thereby personalizing and optimizing therapeutic intervention. To that end, a three-dimensional mathematical model of coupled transport of drug and drug-encapsulated nanoparticles was developed and solved numerically utilizing isogeometric finite element analysis using the Texas Advanced Computing Center's (TACC) HPC resources. The visualization component of this project, a 14 minute animation, seeks to explain the motivation of the research, the physical mechanism of the proposed solution concept, the mathematical models used, the computational methodology applied for simulation, and the scientific visualization of the results.

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Computational Mechanics Group, 2011:  Front, from left to right, Isaac Lee, Tom Hughes, Shaolie Hossain, John Evans, Shaikh Hossain, Zack Wilson, Scott Lipton, Chad Landis, Dominik Schillinger.  Back, from left to right, Ju Liu, Mike Scott, Luca Dede, Alice Zhu, Hugo Santos, Cesar Fernandez, Mike Borden, Michael Sacks

From left to right, Kent Beasley, Shaolie Hossain, Fred Nugen, Tom Hughes, Tate Erlinger, Bob Moser.


Group meeting, August 2010. From left to right, Ju Liu, Shaolie Hossain, Alice Zhu, Mike Scott, 
Scott Lipton, Luca Dede, Bob Taylor, Clemens Verhoosel, Mike Borden, Tom Hughes.

National Academy of Sciences Meeting, April 2010. Tom Hughes and Ralph Ciccerone.


Tom Hughes holding models of a thoracic aorta and an abdominable aorta.  
Background, nanoparticle encapsulated drug delivered to a vulnerable plaque in a coronary artery.

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