Doctoral student wins 2023 Haythornthwaite Award

A doctoral student at the NC State University Department of mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has been selected as a recipient of the 2023 Haythornthwaite Foundation Student Travel Award by the Applied Mechanics Executive Committee (AMD-EC).

Matthew Phillips, a fourth year graduate student working under MAE’s Zan Prevost Smith Distinguished Professor M.A. Zikry, is one of ten students from around the globe selected for this prestigious award. 

These students will be recognized at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) in November 2023, where Phillips will present research related to the design and modeling of heterogeneous materials. Phillips’s research focuses primarily on advanced finite-element methods of materials in extreme conditions.

The award features a grant of $1,000 for each recipient, and is funded by the Robert M. and Mary Haythornthwaite Foundation, which supports scientific research in the field of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Robert Haythornthwaite was a founder and first President of the American Academy of Mechanics.