Thomas J.R. Hughes is Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas, Austin. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a Founder, Fellow and past President of the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics, and co-editor of the international journal Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. He published over 300 works on computational methods in solid, structural and fluid mechanics. In 1995 he was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering. His studies on contact-impact, time integration procedures, incompressible media, algorithms for inelastic materials, nonlinear solution strategies, iterative equation solvers, parallel computing, and finite elements for fluids have had a major impact on the development of software used throughout the world today. Further information can be found here.


  • T.J.R. Hughes, A.A. Oberai and L. Mazzei (2001) "Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Channel Flows by the Variational Multiscale Method", Physics of Fluids, Vol. 13, No. 6, pp. 1784-1799.
  • T.J.R. Hughes, L. Mazzei, A.A. Oberai and A. Wray (2001) "The Multiscale Formulation of Large Eddy Simulation: Decay of Homogeneous Isotropic Turbulence", Physics of Fluids, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 505-512.
  • T.J.R. Hughes, G. Engel, L. Mazzei and M. Larson (2000) "The Continuous Galerkin Method is Locally Conservative", Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 163, No. 2, pp.467-488.
  • T.J.R. Hughes, L. Mazzei and K. Jansen (2000) "Large Eddy Simulation and the Variational Multiscale Method", Computing and Visualization in Science, Vol. 3, No. 1-2, pp. 47-59.
  • S.M. Rifai, J.C. Buell, Z. Johan and T.J.R Hughes (2000) "Automotive Design Applications of Fluid Flow Simulation on Parallel Computing Platforms," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 184, No. 2-4, pp. 449-466.