Somnath Ghosh PhD

The Michael G. Callas Professor of Civil Engineering


SOMNATH GHOSH, the Michael G. Callas Professor of Civil Engineering, received his master’s degree in theoretical and applied mechanics from Cornell University and his doctorate in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics from the University of Michigan. He currently holds joint faculty appointments in the departments of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University and is the director of the university’s Computational Mechanics Research Laboratory.

Dr. Ghosh has made significant contributions to the field of multi-scale modeling in spatial and temporal domains applied to mechanical behavior and failure response of heterogeneous material systems with structure-material interaction. He developed the Voronoi cell finite element method, or VCFEM, which is world renowned. Dr. Ghosh is a fellow of the International Association of Computational Mechanics (IACM), American Academy of Mechanics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, United States Association of Computational Mechanics (USACM), ASM International, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In 1994, he received the National Science Foundation’s Young Investigator Award, and, in 2007, he was presented with the Ohio State University Distinguished Scholar Award.

The United States Association of Computational Mechanics chose Dr. Ghosh to be the organizer and general chair of the 10th U.S. National Congress of Computational Mechanics held in Columbus, Ohio, in 2009. He has been an elected member of the executive council of the USACM and the chair of their Materials Modeling Committee. Currently, Dr. Ghosh is the secretary and treasurer of USACM, a member of the General Council of IACM, and also the chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers Engineering Mechanics Institute Computational Mechanics Committee.


Program Coordinator

Khairul Bariah Abd Majid PhD




The Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering

3400 North Charles Street, Latrobe Hall, Room 211

Baltimore, MD 21218-2608

Email: [email protected]; Phone: (410) 516-5033

Center for Excellence on Integrated Materials Modeling