West Virginia University’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is hosting Mark Horstemeyer, professor of mechanical engineering and chair and chief technical officer for the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems in Computational Solid Mechanics at Mississippi State University, at 3:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 11.

Horstemeyer earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from WVU in 1985. His lecture, “Life-Long Learning in Engineering: What I learned at WVU,” will be held in room 113 of the Mineral Resources Building. It is part of the Statler College’s Distinguished Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.

The presentation will highlight various facets of life-long learning in the context of engineering examples and Horstemeyer’s career. He will describe aspects of engineering and clarify the differences between science and engineering.

Horstemeyer is widely known for his work in multiscale modeling. He has published numerous journal articles on the deformation, failure and fatigue of lightweight cast materials for vehicular applications. Working with the United States Council for Automotive Research, Horstemeyer has been able to influence the automotive design and analysis process related to Integrated Computational Materials Engineering.

The recipient of numerous awards, Horstemeyer earned the R&D 100 Award, the American Foundry Society Best Paper Award, Sandia Award for Excellence, Ralph E. Powe Research Award and Ohio State’s Thomas French Alumni Achievement Award. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society for Metals, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Society of Automobile Engineers. Before joining the faculty at MSU, he worked for Sandia National Labs for 15 years in the area of multiscale modeling for design.

Horstemeyer earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from WVU in 1985. He also holds a master’s in engineering mechanics from Ohio State University and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.



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