Arif Masud
Arif Masud
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Education

  • PhD, Computational Mechanics, Stanford University, California, 1993.
  • MS, Structural Engineering, Stanford University, California, 1987.
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, 1986.

Biography

Arif Masud is John and Eileen Blumenschein Professor of Mechanics and Computations in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also holds joint appointment as Professor of Biomedical and Translational Sciences in the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Masud has made fundamental and pioneering contributions to the development of Stabilized and Variational Multiscale Methods for fluid and solid mechanics, residual-based Turbulence models, biofluid dynamics and non-Newtonian fluids, and mixture theory models for coupled chemo-thermo-mechanical problem. Dr. Masud has served as an Associate Editor (AE) of the ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, AE of the ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, and currently serves as the AE of the International Journal of Multiscale Computational Engineering. He is past Chair of the Computational Mechanics Committee of ASCE, and past Chair of the Fluid Mechanics Committee of ASME. He was member-at-large of the Executive Committee of USACM (2012-16), member-at-large of the Executive Committee of AMD-ASME (2009-11) and is a Charter Member of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (2008). He has served as the General Conference Chair of the Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference of ASME (McMAT- 2011), Co-Chair of the Finite Elements in Flow Problems Conference (FEF 2019), and Co-Chair for the 2020 Virtual Conference of the Society of Engineering Science. He is serving as General Conference Chair for the US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM 2021) that is scheduled to be held in Chicago in July 2021. Prof Masud was elected to the Board of Directors of the Society of Engineering Science (2020-2023), and elected to the Board of Governors of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI of ASCE) for three year term (2020-2023). Dr. Masud is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, and Fellow of USACM, IACM, AAM, ASME, EMI, and SES. He was awarded the 2019 G.I. Taylor Medal by the Society of Engineering Science.

Academic Positions

  • John and Eileen Blumenschein Endowed Professor, UIUC, 2020-present
  • Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UIUC, 2009-present.
  • Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, UIUC, 2009-present.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, UIUC, 2007-2009.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UIUC, 2006-2009.
  • Associate Professor, Dept of Civil and Materials Engineering, (75% with tenure) UIC, 2000-2006
  • Associate Professor, Dept of Bioengineering,(25% with tenure) UIC, 2000-2006
  • Assistant Professor, Dept of Civil and Materials Engineering, UIC, 1994-2000.

Professional Highlights

  • Guest Editor: J. Composites: Part B, Engineering, Vol. 29B, 1998.
  • Guest Editor: Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engrg., Vol. 193/15-16, 2004
  • Guest Editor: J. Computational Mechanics, Vol. 38, No. 4-5, September 2006
  • Guest Editor: Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engrg., Vol. 195/13-16, 2006
  • Guest Editor: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids., Vol. 54/6-8, 2007
  • Guest Editor: Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 76, March 2009
  • Guest Editor: J. Computational Mechanics, Vol. 46, 2010
  • Chair of the ASCE Computational Mechanics Committee 2006-2008. (Vice-chair: 2005-06, 2008-09).
  • Chair of the ASME Technical Committee on Fluid Mechanics 2008-2011. (Vice-chair: 2006-08).
  • Editorial Advisory Board: International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, 2004-present
  • Editorial Advisory Board: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 2005-present
  • Editorial Advisory Board: Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, 2006-present
  • Editorial Advisory Board: Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2005-present
  • Editorial Advisory Board: International Journal of Structural Changes in Solids - Mechanics and Applications, 2008-present
  • Editorial Advisory Board: ASCE Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics, 2009-present
  • Associate Editor: ASCE Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics, 2011-present
  • Associate Editor: ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 2004-2012
  • Associate Editor: ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2006-2012
  • Fellow of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) 2006.
  • Fellow of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) 2007.
  • Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2008.
  • Fellow of the US Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM) 2009.
  • “Ferguson Lecture 2010”. University of Texas at Austin. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. May 5, 2010.
  • General Chairman of the Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference of ASME (McMAT- 2011), held in Chicago, May 31 to June 2, 2011.
  • Robert H. Dodds Faculty Scholar Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011
  • Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2016.
  • Fellow of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of American Society of Civil Engineers. 2016.
  • C.C. Mei Distinguished Lecture at MIT: "A New Class of Variational Multiscale Methods for Residual-based Turbulence and Non-Newtonian Bio-Fluid Dynamics". Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 9, 2018.
  • General Conference Co-chair for the Finite Elements in Fluids Conference 2019 (FEF-2019) of International Association of Computational Mechanics (IACM), Chicago March 2019.
  • The G.I. Taylor Medal Symposium held in honor of Professor Arif Masud at the Society of Engineering Science's 56th Annual Meeting on October 14, 2019.
  • Taylor Medal Plenary Lecture at the 56th Annual Meeting of SES, at Washington University in St. Louis. Title: “A New Class of Variational Multiscale Methods for Fluid Mechanics”. October 14, 2019.
  • General Conference Co-Chair for of the 2020 SES Virtual Conference, Sep 29 - Oct 1, 2020.
  • Elected General Conference Chair by the USACM Executive Council for the US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM) of USACM, to be held in Chicago in July 2021.
  • Fellow of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) 2020.
  • Plenary Lecture: "Hierarchical Variational Methods for Coupled-Field Problems, Data Driven Modeling, and Error Estimation", at the Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, May 2021.
  • Special Issue of Int. J. Mechanics Research Communications (2021), titled: Variational multiscale methods in mechanics: Special issue honoring 2019 G.I. Taylor medalist Prof. Arif Masud
  • G.I. Taylor Medal of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) 2019.

Course Development

  • CEE 577, "Computational Inelasticity", new graduate course designed at UIUC. First introduced in the Spring Semesters 2007.
  • CEE 576, "Nonlinear Finite Elements" new graduate course designed at UIUC. First introduced in the Fall Semesters 2006.
  • CEE 498, "Mechanics of Additive Manufacturing", new graduate course designed at UIUC. First introduced in Spring Semester 2019.

Research Statement

Scientific problems of contemporary interest involve large datasets spanning a broad spectrum of spatial, material, and temporal scales from multiple interacting physical fields. Modeling and analysis of this class of problems invariably involves heavy computing that necessitates efficient use of the emerging hardware architectures for computationally economic solutions. Numerical methods that can address these challenges need to be grounded in mathematically rigorous and robust variational formulations that are (i) scale aware, (ii) applicable to the broad spectrum of multi physics phenomena, (iii) facilitate the embedding of Data-Driven and emerging Machine Learning technologies without upsetting the consistency of the underlying physics-based methods, and (iv) exploit the hierarchical compute architectures of the advanced computing platforms.

Professor Arif Masud's research is focused on the development of New Classes of Stabilized and Variational Multiscale Methods from a mathematical viewpoint for advanced scientific problems in fluid mechanics, solid/structural mechanics, biofluid dynamics, nonlinear material modeling in additive manufacturing, and physics-constrained machine learning. These methods are targeted at simulation of complex systems involving nonlinear coupled fields with evolving weak and strong discontinuities that are ubiquitous in Engineering and Sciences, and therefore have broad applications. Areas of interest are:

Multiscale Methods for Fluid and Solid/structural Mechanics

Turbulence, Non-Newtonian Fluids, Microbubble flows, Chemically reacting flows

Biomechanics, Nonlinear Material Modeling, Computational Micro/Nanomechanics

Physics-Constrained Data-Driven Modeling and Additive Manufacturing

The fundamental ingredient in these works is a unified mathematical framework that transcends the traditional fluid and structural mechanics sub-disciplines and yields variational formulations with enhanced stability properties. This unique feature results in a systematic framework for developing high fidelity solution techniques for coupled field problems. Because of the firm mathematical basis, the resulting frameworks are equipped with a-posteriori error estimation module for symmetric and non-symmetric systems. The technical papers present novel constructs for a variety of topics that include (i) residual-based closure models for turbulence, (ii) interfacial methods for coupling multiple PDEs across non-matching discretizations in fluid-structure interaction, and in Stokes-Darcy type flows, (iii) enforcing of internal constraints in non-Newtonian blood flow models, (iv) upscaling of quasi-continuum mechano-electronic properties of nanomaterials, (v) enforcing interfacial physics in multiphase bubbly flows, (vi) coupled models for thermally-driven nanofluids, (vii) mixture theory based viscoelastic constitutive models for tissue modeling and growth, and (viii) finite-strain thermoelasticity with embedded discontinuities for multi-constituent materials in additive manufacturing.

Research Interests

  • The Computational Mechanics Lab of Professor Arif Masud is focused on the development of New Classes of Stabilized and Variational Multiscale Methods for a wide range of problems in fluid and solid/structural mechanics, biofluid dynamics, nonlinear material modeling in additive manufacturing, and numerical methods for physics-constrained machine learning. These methods are fundamental to the development advanced simulation techniques to address societal challenges of sustainability of built infrastructure, energy, and environment.

Books Edited or Co-Edited (Original Editions)

  • Finite Element Method: 1970's and Beyond. Editors, L.P. Franca, T.E. Tezduyar and A. Masud, CIMNE, Barcelona, Spain 2004. ISBN: 84-95999-49-8.

Chapters in Books

  • J. Kwack, S. Kang, G. Bhatt, A. Masud, Outflow boundary conditions for non-Newtonian models for blood, (eds. Y. Bazilevs, K. Takizawa), Advances in Computational Fluid-Structure Interaction and Flow Simulation, Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-40827-9_28, pp. 359-378, Springer 2016.
  • R.B. Hall, H. Gajendran, and A. Masud, “Diffusion of Chemically Reacting Fluids through Nonlinear Elastic Solids and 1D Stabilized Solutions”, Chpater No. 4, in H.J. Qi et al. (eds.), Challenges in Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, Volume 2, Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-06980-7_4, # The Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 2015.
  • L. Pichler, A. Masud, L.A. Bergman, “Numerical Solution of the Fokker-Planck Equation by Finite Difference and Finite Element Methods - A Comparative Study”, Book Title: Computational Methods in Stochastic Dynamics. Series Title: Computational Methods in Applied Sciences, Vol. 2, pp 69-85, Springer Netherlands, 2013. Online ISBN 978-94-007-5134-7.
  • R.B. Hall, H. Gajendran, A. Masud, and K.R. Rajagopal, “Solution Approach for Coupled Diffusion-Reaction-Deformation Problems in Anisotropic Materials”, Chpater No. 12, in B. Antoun et al. (eds.), Challenges in Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials and Processes in Conventional and Multifunctional Materials, Volume 2, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-4241-7_12, # The Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 2013.
  • Franca, L.P., G. Hauke and A. Masud "Stabilized finite element methods", in Finite Element Methods: 1970's and Beyond, (eds. L.P. Franca, T.E. Tezduyar and A. Masud), CIMNE, Barcelona, Spain. ISBN: 84-95999-49-8, pp.127-139, 2004.
  • Masud, A., "Stabilized methods in solid mechanics", in Finite Element Methods: 1970's and Beyond, (eds.L.P. Franca, T.E. Tezduyar and A. Masud), CIMNE, Barcelona, Spain. ISBN: 84-95999-49-8, pp. 172-187, 2004.
  • Masud, A., Z. Zhang and C.L. Tham, “Recent Advances in Large Deformation Analysis of Laminated Composites,” in Trends in Computational Structural Mechanics (eds. W.A. Wall, K.-U. Bletzinger and K. Schweizerhof), CIMNE, Barcelona, ISBN 84-89925-77-1, pp. 155-164, 2001.
  • Masud, A. and C.L. Tham, “A Finite Element Model for Geometrically Nonlinear Analysis of Multi-layered Composite Shells,” in Computational Mechanics in Structural Engineering, (eds. Drs. Franklin Y. Cheng, Yuan X. Gu), Elsevier Science Ltd., ISBN 0-080-43008-2, pp. 295-308, 1999.

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • M. Anguiano, A. Masud, Variational Multiscale Method with Flexible Fine-Scale Basis for Diffusion-Reaction Equation: Built-in a Posterriori Error Estimate and Heterogeneous Coefficients. Eds, F. Chinesta, R. Abgrall, O. Allix and M. Kaliske. 14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics (WCCM), ECCOMAS Congress 2020, Virtual Congress: 11 - 15 January 2021
  • M. Anguiano, H. Gajendran, R. B. Hall, and A. Masud, Coupled Anisothermal Chemomechanical Degradation Solutions in One Dimension, Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, 2017.
  • R.K.R. Tumkur, A.J. Pearlstein, A. Masud, O.V. Gendelman, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis, Partial wake stabilization in vortex induced vibrations of a sprung cylinder with an internal nonlinear attachment, in the Proceedings of 8th GRACM International Congress on Computational Mechanics, Volos, 12 July - 15 July 2015.
  • Masud, A., and Truster, T.J., A Discontinuous Galerkin Approach for Frictional Interface Dynamics, International Conference on Structural Dynamics and Vibrations, ICSDV 2014, Islamabad, Pakistan, August 11-13, 2014.
  • R.K.R. Tumkur, A.J. Pearlstein, A. Masud, O.V. Gendelman, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis, Effect of an Internal Rotational Nonlinear Attachment on the Vortex-Induced Vibration of a Rigid Circular Cylinder in a Subcritical Incompressible Flow, in the Proceedings of ENOC 2014, Vienna, Austria. July 6-11, 2014.
  • R. Hall, H. Gajendran and A. Masud, Diffusion of Chemically Reacting Fluids through Nonlinear Elastic Solids and 1D Stabilized Solutions, in the Proceedings of the SEM 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics: Experimental Mechanics Bridging Multiple Length and Time Scales, Greenville, SC USA, June 2-5, 2014.
  • T. Truster, P. Chen and A. Masud, Interface Damage in Composites under Finite Strains. in the Proceedings of the 17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM), Michigan State University, June 15-20, 2014.
  • R. Hall, H. Gajendran and A. Masud, Diffusion of Chemically Reacting Fluids through Nonlinear Elastic Solids and 1D Stabilized Solutions. in the Proceedings of the SEM 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics: Experimental Mechanics Bridging Multiple Length and Time Scales, Greenville, SC USA, June 2-5, 2014.
  • R.K.R. Tumkur, R. Calderer, A. Masud, L.A. Bergman, A.F. Vakakis and A.J. Pearlstein, “Vortex Induced Vibration of a Sprung Rigid Circular Cylinder Augmented with a Nonlinear Energy Sink”, in the Proceedings of ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2012, August 12-15, 2012, Chicago, IL, USA.
  • R. Hall, H. Gajendran, A. Masud and K.R. Rajagopal, “Solution approach for coupled diffusion-reaction-deformation problems in anisotropic materials”, in the Proceedings of the SEM 2012 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Volume 2, 2013, Pages 83-84Costa Mesa, CA; United States; 11 June 2012 through 14 June 2012; Code 95082
  • Masud A., Modeling Turbulence on Supercomputers, Proceedings of the Frontiers of Computational Sciences, ISFCS-2012, ISBN: 978-969-8453-02-2. 2012
  • T. Truster, A. Masud and L.A. Bergman, Variational formulation for frictional interface dynamics. in the Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2012) , August 12-15, 2012, Chicago, IL, USA
  • R.K.R. Tumkur, R. Calderer, A. Masud, L.A. Bergman, A.J. Pearlstein and A.F. Vakakis, Passive Suppression of Vortex Induced Vibration of Rigid Circular Cylinder in Laminar Flow. in the Proceedings of ENOC 2011, Rome, Italy, July 24-29, 2011
  • L. Pichler, A. Masud and L.A. Bergman, “Numerical Solution of the Fokker-Planck Equation by Finite Difference and Finite Element Methods – A Comparative Study”, in the Proceedings of the 3rd ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (COMPDYN 2011), M. Papadrakakis, M. Fragiadakis, V. Plevris (eds.) Corfu, Greece, 25-28 May 2011.
  • Xia, K., A. Masud and Z. You, “A large deformation finite element formulation for pavement compactions”, In the Proceedings of the Inaugural International Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EM08), Minneapolis, MN, May 18-21, 2008.
  • Masud, A., and A.S. Elnashai “Earthquake Design Codes for Pakistan: An Option Or a Necessity? In the Proceedings of the Ninth Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 26-29 June 2007.
  • Masud, A., R. Kannan and K. Xia, “A Multiscale Framework for Computational Nanomechanics: Application to Carbon Nanotubes,” in the Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computation of Shell and Spatial Structures, (eds.) E. Ramm, W.A. Wall, K.-U. Bletzinger, M. Bischoff, Salzburg, Austria, June 1-4, 2005.
  • Durrani, A., A. Elnashai, Y. Hashash, S.J. Kim, A. Masud, “The Kashmir Earthquake of October 8, 2005: A Quick Look Report,” Mid America Earthquake Engineering Center Report, December 2005.
  • Masud, A., and R. Kannan, “A Multiscale Computational Framework for the Modeling of Carbon Nanotubes,” in the Proceedings of the VIII International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS VIII), (eds.) E. Onate and D.R.J. Owen, CIMNE Barcelona, Spain, September 5-8, 2005.
  • Xia, K., and A. Masud, “Stabilized Finite Elements for Computational Geomechanics,” in the Proceedings of the 40th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics (USRMS), held in Anchorage, Alaska, June 25-29, 2005. ARMA/USRMS 05-874.
  • Masud, A., and C.L. Tham, “A Co-rotational Kinematic Framework for Large Deformation Analysis of Laminated Composites,” in the Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computation of Shell and Spatial Structures, (eds.) E. Ramm,W.A.Wall, K.-U. Bletzinger, M. Bischoff, Salzburg, Austria, June 1-4, 2005.
  • Masud, A., and L.A. Bergman, “Solution of the Four Dimensional Fokker-planck Equation: Still a Challenge,” in the Proceedings of the ICOSSAR 2005 Conference, (eds.) G. Augusti, G.I. Schuller, M. Ciampoli, Rome, Italy, June 22-26, 2005. pp. 1911-1916. Copyright 2005 Millpress, Rotterdam, ISBN 90-5966-040-4.
  • Masud, A., “Recent Advances in Stabilized and Multiscale Finite Element Methods,” in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 193/15-16, 2004.
  • Masud, A., and L.A. Bergman, “A Multiscale Finite Element Method for the Fokker Planck Equation,” in the Proceedings of the 9th ASCE Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability. Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 26-28, 2004.
  • Masud, A., R. Khurram and M. Bhanabhagvanwala, “A Stable Method for Fluid-structure Interaction Problems,” in the Proceedings CD-ROM of the Sixth World Congress on Computational Mechanics, (eds. Z.H. Yao, M.W. Yuan and W.X. Zhong) ISBN 7-89494-512-9, Beijing, China, September 6-11, 2004.
  • Masud, A., and K. Xia, “A Multiscale Computational Method for the Modeling of Defect Nucleation in Carbon Nanotubes,” in the Proceedings of the Sixth World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Beijing, China, September 6-11, 2004.
  • Barnett, D.M., R.D. James, A. Masud and N.R. Sottos, “Active Materials,” Mechanics, Vol. 32, No. 7-8, pp. 8-13, 2003.
  • Masud, A., “The Role of Information Technology in Large Scale Multiphysics Simulations,” in the CD-ROM Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Frontiers of Information Technology, (eds. A. Khokhar, A. Ghafoor, S.S.H. Naqvi and S.M.J Zaidi), Islamabad, Pakistan, December 23-24, 2003.
  • Masud, A. and T.J.R. Hughes, “A New Stabilized Formulation for Flow of Incompressible Viscous Fluids Through Porous Media,” in the Proceedings of the Fifth World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Vienna, Austria, 2002.
  • Masud, A., “On a Stabilized Finite Element Formulation for Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations,” in the Proceedings of the Fourth US-Japan Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, Tokyo, Japan, 2002.
  • Masud, A., “A Space-time Finite Element Framework for Aeroelasticity with Shock Waves,” CD-ROM, Proceedings of the Fourteenth ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference (EM-2000) (eds. Dilip R. Maniar and John L. Tassoulas), University of Texas at Austin, 2000.
  • Masud, A., “A Constitutive Model for Polycarbonates,” Constitutive and Damage Modeling of Inelastic Deformations and Phase Transformation (ed. Akhtar S. Khan), Neat Press, Maryland, ISBN 0-9659463-1-2, pp. 67-70, 1999.
  • Masud, A., “Stabilized Navier-Stokes Equations for Aeroelastic Calculations with Traveling Shock Waves,” Proceedings of the Fourth World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1998.
  • Masud, A., “A Stabilized Finite Element Formulation of Navier-stokes Equations Applicable to Compressible and Slightly-compressible Flows,” Proceedings of the 21st International Nathiagali Summer College on Physics and Contemporary Needs, (eds. Drs. K.A. Shoaib and A. Sadiq), Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Commack, New York, 1997.
  • Masud, A., “A Finite Strain Constitutive Model for Elasto-plasticity in Ductile Metals,” Proceedings of the 21st International Nathiagali Summer College on Physics and Contemporary Needs, (eds. Drs. K.A. Shoaib and A. Sadiq), Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Commack, New York, 1997.
  • Botsis, J., A. Masud and C. Beldica, “Strength and Fracture of Composites with Long Aligned Fibers,” Proceedings of the 14th US Army Symposium on Solid Mechanics, (eds. Drs. K.R.Iyer and S.C.Chou), ISBN # 1-57477-038-1, Battelle Press, pp. 625 633, 1997.
  • Masud, A., “A Space-time Finite Element Formulation of the Euler Equations for Aeroelasticity,” Proceedings of the 6th AIAA/NASA/ ISSMO Symposium on Multi-disciplinary Analysis and Optimization, CP9611, AIAA pp. 633-641, 1996.
  • Masud, A., “A Stabilized Formulation of the Navier-Stokes Equations,” Proceedings of the 11th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, (eds. Y.K. Lin and T.C. Su), ASCE, pp. 1135-1138, 1996.
  • Masud, A., “A Finite Element Formulation of the Navier-stokes Equations for Fluid-structure Interaction,” Pressure Vessel and Piping, Book Number G01045, (eds. D.C. Wiggert and F.J. Moody), ASME 1996.
  • Masud, A. “Blood Flow Analysis in Arteries with Atherosclerosis,” Proceedings of the 1995 ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, BED Vol. 29, (eds. R.M. Hochmuth, N.A. Langrana and M.S. Hefzy), ASME p. 525, 1995.

Invited Lectures

  • Hierarchical Variational Frameworks for Multi-Field Problems in Solids and Fluids: A Unification of Concepts
  • Coupling Multiple PDEs for Multiphysics Problems in Additive Manufacturing
  • A New Class of Variational Multiscale Methods for Residual-based Turbulence and Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • A New Class of Residual-based Turbulence Models for Large Eddy Simulation
  • Coupling Multiple PDEs for Multiphysics Problems
  • Multiscale Finite Element Methods and Turbulence
  • Stabilized and Multiscale Finite Element Methods for Nonlinear Interfacial Solid Mechanics
  • Three-Field Stabilized Method for Incompressible Viscoelastic Fluids
  • A Variationally Consistent Multiscale Framework: Application to Nonlinear Material Models and to Carbon Nanotubes
  • Stabilized Finite Element Methods and Turbulence
  • A Hierarchical Multiscale Method for Coupled Mechano-Electronic Modeling of Semiconducting Nanomaterials
  • Unified Interface Formulation Combining Discontinuous Galerkin and Variational Multiscale Methods
  • Keynote Lecture: Hierarchical Variational Multiscale Method for Incompressible Turbulent Flows
  • B-splines and NURBS based Finite Element Methods for Electronic Structure Calculations
  • Plenary Lecture: Turbulence and Supercomputers
  • Unified Interface Formulations combining Discontinuous Galerkin and Variational Multiscale Methods
  • Stabilized Finite Element Methods and Turbulence
  • Ferguson Lecture 2010: "Stabilized Methods and Turbulence: Application to Fluid-Structure Interaction."
  • Stabilized Finite Element Methods and Turbulence
  • A Variational Multiscale Framework for Solid Mechanics: Application to Nonlinear Material Models and to Carbon Nanotubes.
  • Stabilized Finite Element Methods and Turbulence
  • Stabilized Methods and Turbulence: Application to Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • "Recent Advances in Stabilized Methods for the Internal and External Flows"
  • “Multiscale/Stabilized Finite Element Methods for Computational Hemodynamics”
  • “A Corotational Kinematic Framework for Large Deformation Analysis of Laminated Composites”
  • “A New Class of Multiscale Finite Element Methods: Application to Fluid and Solid Mechanics”
  • “Recent Advances in Multiscale Methods for Flows over Moving Meshes”
  • “A Multiscale Finite Element Method for Moving Boundary Flows”
  • “Multiscale Finite Element Methods”
  • “Multiscale Finite Element Methods: Application to Multiphysics Problems”
  • “A Multiscale Model for Orientational Hardening in Polymers”
  • “A Stabilized Finite Element Method for Material and Geometric Nonlinearity”
  • “A Variational Multiscale Method for Computational Inelasticity”
  • “A Computational Framework for Consistent Embedding of Scales Arising in Multiscale Modeling of Materials”
  • “On a Stabilized Finite Element Formulation for Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations”
  • “A Multiplicative Finite Strain Framework for the Modeling of Materials with Multiple Natural Configurations,” Department of Aerospace Engineering”
  • “A Stabilized Finite Element Method for Fluid-Structure Interaction”
  • “Elastoplastic Damage in Laminated Composites”
  • “A Stabilized Finite Element Model for Geometrically Nonlinear Analysis of Multilayered Composite Shells”
  • “A Multiplicative Finite Strain Framework and the Notion of Intermediate Configuration for the Modeling of Semicrystalline Polymers and Polycarbonates”
  • “A Stabilized Finite Element Formulation for Flow of Incompressible Viscous Fluid Through Porous Media”
  • “Stabilized Navier-Stokes Equations for Moving Boundary Flows”
  • “Stabilized Navier-Stokes Equations for Aeroelasticity”
  • “A Stabilized Formulation of the Navier-Stokes Equations”
  • “A Space-Time Formulation of the Navier-Stokes Equations for Moving Domain Problems”

Magazine Articles

  • Simulated Reality. NCSA Quarterly magazine: ACCESS: University of Illinois Spring/Summer 2014. http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/news/story/simulated_reality
  • “Modeling Vibrations in Off-Shore Oil Platforms”, research highlighted in the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computing (CASC-2011) brouchuer on Tackling America’s 21st Century Challenges, prepared for the Executive Office of the US President. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). Pages 10, 11 and 19, June 2011. http://casc.org/page/Brochures
  • Natural Flows and Turbulence. NCSA Quarterly magazine: ACCESS: University of Illinois Vol 29 No 4 Fall 2010. http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/news/stories/NaturalFlows
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction and Modeling of Flows on Moving Grids. NCSA Quarterly magazine: ACCESS: University of Illinois Vol 22 No 2 Summer 2009

Journal Editorships

  • Associate Editor: International Journal of Multiscale Computational Engineering, 2018-present
  • Associate Editor: ASCE Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics, 2010-present
  • Editorial Board, ASCE-EMI Lecture Notes in Mechanics, 2010-present
  • Editorial Board, ISRN Applied Mathematics, 2010-present
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Structural Changes in Solids - Mechanics and Applications, 2008-present
  • Associate Editor: ASCE Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics, 2011-2017
  • Editorial Board, Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, 2006-Present
  • Editorial Board, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 2005-present
  • Editorial Board, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2005-present
  • Editorial Board, International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, 2004-present
  • Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2006-2012.
  • Associate Editor: ASCE Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics, 2009-present
  • Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 2004-present

Other Scholarly Activities

  • Organizing Symposium on "Thirty Years of Congresses: USNCCMs 1991-2021", Organizers: Arif Masud, Krishna Garikipati, Wing Kam Liu, at the 16th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Chicago, Illinois, USA, July 25-29, 2021.
  • Organizing Symposium on "Navigating Computational Mechanics: Perspectives for Junior Researchers", Organizers: Krishna Garikipati, Arif Masud, at the 16th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Chicago, Illinois, USA, July 25-29, 2021.
  • Organizing Symposium on "Stabilized, Multiscale, and Multiphysics Methods", Organizers: Guillermo Hauke, Isaac Harari, Arif Masud, at the 16th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Chicago, Illinois, USA, July 25-29, 2021.
  • Organized Symposium on “Multiscale Methods for Fluid Dynamics”, Organizers: Guillermo Hauke and Arif Masud, at the Virtual WCCM-ECCOMAS Congress in January 11-15, 2021.
  • Organized the Drucker Medal Symposium to Honor Prof G.H. Paulino, Organizers S. Zhang, Pradeep Guduru and A. Masud, at the Virtual ASME IMECE- Winter Annual Conference, Nov 16, 2020.
  • Organized the Eringen Medal Symposium to Honor Prof T.J.R Hughes, Organizers: Arif Masud and Yonggang Huang, at the 2020 Virtual Conference of the Society of Engineering Science, September 29 – October 1, 2020.
  • Organized Symposium on “Multiscale Methods for Simulation and Design of Materials Including Machine Learning and Other Emerging Methods, IMECE 2019, Organizers: A. Masud and S. Ghosh, at the ASME IMECE- Winter Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, November 8-14, 2019.
  • Organized Symposium on “"Variational stabilization, structure‐ and positivity‐preserving techniques for complex flows" at the 15th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM-2019). Organizers: V. Calo, S. Badia, G. Barrenechea, L. Espath, J. Evans, A. Masud, J. Principe, A. Romkes, G. Scovazzi. Austin, Texas, on July 28‐August 1, 2019.
  • Organized Symposium on "Hierarchical and Multiscale Methods for Simulation Based Design of Materials", Organizers: A. Masud, S. Ghosh, at the EMI 2019 – Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, June 19-June 21, 2019, Caltech Pasadena, CA.
  • Organized Symposium on “Variational Stabilization, Structure- and Positivity-preserving Techniques for Complex Flows”, Organizers: V. Calo, J. Evans, A. Romkes, L.F. da Rosa Espath, G. Barrenechea, S. Badia, J. Principe, A. Masud, G. Scovazzi, at the 2019 Finite Elements in Flow (FEF-2019) Conference, Chicago, IL, March 31 – April 3, 2019.
  • Organized Symposium on “Multiscale Fluid Dynamics”. Organizers: A. Masud and G. Hauke, at the 55th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES2018), at the Carlos III University, Leganés Campus in Madrid, Spain, October 10 - 12, 2018.
  • Organized Symposium on "Stabilized, Multiscale and Multiphysics Methods", Organizers: V. Calo, I. Harari, A. Masud, at the WCCM 2018- 13th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, New York City, July 22-27, 2018.
  • Organized Symposium on "Hierarchical and Multiscale Methods for Simulation Based Design of Materials", Organizers: A. Masud, S. Ghosh, at the EMI 2018 – Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, May 29 - June 1, 2018, MIT, Cambridge, USA, 2018.
  • Organized "Symposium to Honor Professor Thomas JR Hughes on his 75th Birthday", Organizers: A. Masud, W.K. Liu, I. Harari, Y. Bazilevs, A. Reali, G. Hulbert, at the WCCM 2018- 13th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, New York City, July 22-27, 2018.
  • Organized Symposium on "Hierarchical and Multiscale Methods for Simulation Based Design of Materials", Organizers: A. Masud, S. Ghosh, at the EMI 2017 – Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, June 4-7, 2017, San Diego, California, USA EMI-2017.
  • Organized Symposium on "Stabilized and Multiscale Methods for Interface Mechanics". Organizers: T. Truster, I. Harari, J. Dolbow and A. Masud, at the 14th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM14) July 17-20, 2017, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
  • Organized Symposium on "Stabilized and Multiscale Methods for Interface Mechanics", at the 13th US Congress on Computational Mechanics in San Diego on July 26-30, 2015
  • Organized Symposium on "Advanced Numerical Methods for Fluid Mechanics". Organizers: A. Masud and J. Kwack, at the Fifteenth Pan-American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM XV), held at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 18-21, 2015
  • Organized Symposium on "Stabilized and Multiscale Methods for Interface Mechanics". Organizers: T. Truster, I. Harari and A. Masud, at the 17th US National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics to be held at Michigan State University on June 15-20, 2014, East-Lansing, Michigan, USA.

Conferences Organized or Chaired

  • General Conference Chair for the US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM) of USACM, to be held in Chicago in July 2021.
  • General Conference Co-Chair for of the 2020 SES Virtual Conference, Sep 29 - Oct 1, 2020.
  • General Conference Co-chair for the Finite Elements in Fluids Conference 2019 (FEF-2019) of International Association of Computational Mechanics (IACM), Chicago March 2019.
  • Computational Program Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee for the 18th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM) to be held in Chicago, June 5-9, 2018.
  • Elected Member of the General Council by the Executive Council of the International Association of Computational Mechanics 2012
  • General Conference Chair of the Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference of ASME (McMAT-2011), held in Chicago, May 30 to June 1, 2011.
  • Chair (2007-2010) of the Technical Committee on Fluid Mechanics, Applied Mechanics Division, ASME. Vice-Chair (2006-2007), (Member since 2005).
  • Chair (2006-2008) of the Computational Mechanics Committee, Engineering Mechanics Division, ASCE. Vice-Chair (2005-2006 and 2008-2010), Control Member (2000-2004), (Member since 1998).
  • Conference Co-Chair of the First Sino-US Joint Symposium on Multi-Scale Analysis in Material Science and Engineering. Chinese counterpart was Professor J.Z. Cui, Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Institute of Computational Mathematics and Science. This symposium was held on June 17-20, 2002, in Beijing, China, and was sponsored by grants from NSF (USA) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Professional Societies

  • Elected to the Board of SES by the Society of Engineering Science for the term: 2020-2023. Secretary of the Board of SES 2021.
  • Elected to the Board of Governors of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of ASCE for the term: 2020-2023.
  • Founding member of the TTA (Technical Thrust Area) Multiscale Modeling of Materials of USACM-EC, 2014
  • Founding member and Chair of the TTA (Technical Thrust Area) Fluid Mechanics of USACM-EC, 2014
  • Elected Member-at-Large (2012-2016) of the Executive Committee of USACM.
  • Member of the Nominating Committee for the EMI Board, EMI-ASCE (2011-2014).
  • Elected Member-at-Large (2010-2012) of the Executive Committee of the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of ASME.
  • Chair, 2008-2011 Technical Committee on Fluid Mechanics Committee.
  • Chair, 2009-2011 Computational Mechanics Committee of the Engineering Mechanics Division, ASCE, Member, 1995-1998, Control Member, 1998-2006.

Service on Department Committees

  • Chair, Department Promotion and Tenure (P&T) Committee 2016-18. Member 2015-18.
  • Chair of the Mechanics and Structures Program, Department of Civil Engineering 2015-2018.
  • Lead of the Department Committee on Emerging Programs: Biomechanics & Health. 2015-Present.
  • Departmental Multidisciplinary/Global Program Committee 2009-Present
  • Departmental Online MSCE Program Committee 2010-Present
  • Department Advisory Committee 2010-2012

Service on College Committees

  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Proposal Review Committee 2017.
  • College Committees on Evaluation of the New Curriculum for the Bioengineering Department, 2008-Present.
  • Department of BioEngineering, Faculty Search Committee, 2014
  • Aerospace Engineering Faculty Search Committee, 2012-2013
  • Aerospace Engineering Head Search Committee, 2011-2012
  • College of Engineering, CSE Program Evaluation Committee, 2010-2011
  • College of Engineering Ad-hoc Committees for New Course Evaluation. 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • College of Engineering Calculus Curriculum Committee 2007 – 2009

Service on Campus Committees

  • Member of the University Senate Committee, UIUC, 2017-2020
  • UIUC Provost P&T Committee to review the Appeal Cases 2017.
  • NCSA Materials and Manufacturing Thematic Area Team (UIUC), Member 2016-Present.
  • Computational & Theoretical Nanotechnology Program, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (UIUC), Member 2012-Present.
  • Mathematics Liaison and Physics Liaison for the College Executive Committee, 2010-2015.
  • University Senate Committee (UIC), 2005-2006

Teaching Honors

  • UIUC List of Professors Ranked Excellent by Students (2014, 2018)
  • Edward M. Burke Teaching Award, UIC (2003)

Research Honors

  • G.I. Taylor Medal of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) (2019)
  • Fellow of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) (2020)
  • Fellow of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of ASCE. (2016)
  • Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2016)
  • Fellow of the United States Association for Computational Mechanics (2009)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM) (2008)
  • Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). (2008)
  • Faculty Fellow, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). (2007)
  • Fellow of the International Association of Computational Mechanics (IACM). (2006)
  • Faculty Distinguished Research Award, College of Engineering, UIC. (2002)
  • Mian-Iqbal Gold Medal, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. (1986)

Recent Courses Taught

  • CEE 471 - Structural Mechanics
  • CEE 498 AM (CEE 498 AMO) - Mechanics of Additive Mnfctrng
  • CEE 570 (CSE 551) - Finite Element Methods
  • CEE 576 (CSE 552) - Nonlinear Finite Elements
  • CEE 577 (CSE 553) - Computational Inelasticity