Geubelle Named ASME Fellow
Over his 15-year professional career, Geubelle has distinguished himself nationally and internationally as an engineer and educator in computational mechanics. His key research accomplishments include development of novel numerical methods for fracture mechanics, computational design and modeling of biomimetic self-healing and cooling materials, multiscale modeling of heterogeneous materials and computational aeroelasticity.
Geubelle is the AE Associate Head for graduate programs and directs the Illinois Space Grant Consortium. He has supervised over 30 graduate students, and has obtained multiple awards for his research, teaching and advising work.
Among his honors have been the 2009 and 1998 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Illinois Chapter’s Teacher of the Year Award; the 2007 Best Fatigue and Fracture paper published in the Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology; the 2006 and 1999 University of Illinois College of Engineering Xerox Research Award; the 2000 University of Illinois College of Engineering Everitt Teaching Award; the 2001 American Society for Composites Best Paper Award, 16th Technical Conference, Polymer Matrix Composite Division; a 1998 National Science Foundation Career Award; and a 1994 NATO postdoctoral fellowship.
A Bliss Faculty Scholar in the College of Engineering since 2005, Geubelle also is a faculty member of the Computational Science and Engineering program, and has joint appointments in Mechanical Science and Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
He has played key leadership roles in various engineering societies by chairing technical committees and co-organizing conferences and symposia.
Geubelle earned a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium in 1988. He earned a master’s and PhD in aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology in 1989 and 1993, respectively.