Charbel Farhat
Vivian Church Hoff Professor of Aircraft Structures William F. Durand Building, Rm. 257
Chairman, Aeronautics and Astronautics 496 Lomita Mall
Professor, Mechanical Engineering Stanford, CA 94305-4035
Director, Army High Performance Computing Research Center Phone: 650-723-3840
Stanford University E-mail: cfarhat@stanford.edu

Research Statement
Charbel Farhat and his Research Group (FRG) develop mathematical models, advanced computational algorithms, and high-performance software for the design and analysis of complex systems in aerospace, marine, mechanical, and naval engineering. They contribute major advances to Simulation-Based Engineering Science. Current engineering foci in research are on the aerodynamics of Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) and Formula 1 cars, ballistic fabric for lightweight shields, nonlinear aeroelasticity of fighter jets and High-Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) aircraft, thermal management of hypersonic vehicles, underwater acoustics and imaging, and underwater implosion. Current theoretical and computational emphases in research are on high-performance, multi-scale modeling for the high-fidelity analysis of multi-physics problems, and efficient model order reduction for time-critical applications such as design and active control.
 
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Charbel Farhat is the Vivian Church Hoff Professor of Aircraft Structures and the Chairman of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. He is also Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor in the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Director of the Army High Performance Computing Research Center, and Director of the King Abdullah City of Science and Technology Center of Excellence for Aeronautics and Astronautics. He currently serves on the United States Bureau of Industry and Security's Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee (ETRAC) at the United States Department of Commerce, and on the technical assessment boards of several national research councils and foundations.

Professor Farhat is designated as an ISI Highly Cited Author in Engineering by the Institute for Science Information (ISI) Web of Knowledge, Thomson Scientific Company (ISIHighlyCited.com). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of six international societies: the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the International Association of Computational Mechanics, the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the United States Association of Computational Mechanics, and the World Innovation Foundation. He was knighted by the Prime Minister of France in the Order of Academic Palms and awarded the Medal of Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques.

He is also the recipient of several other professional and academic distinctions including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Computers & Information in Engineering Division, the Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the John von Neumann Medal, Computational and Applied Sciences Award and R. H. Gallagher Special Achievement Award from the United States Association of Computational Mechanics, the Gordon Bell Prize and Sidney Fernbach Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society, the Gauss-Newton Medal, IACM Award, Computational Mechanics Award and Computational Mechanics Award for Young Investigators from the International Association of Computational Mechanics, the Modeling and Simulation Award from the Department of Defense, the IBM Sup'Prize Achievement Award, the CRAY Research Award, and the United States Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation and the White House.

Professor Farhat is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, and Editor of the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids. He also serves on the editorial boards of ten other international scientific journals.

 

 

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