Solomon C. Yim is a Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University, is the Principle Investigator of the National Science Foundation (NSF), George E. Brown Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES), Tsunami Research Facility for construction (2000–2004), as well as Operations and Maintenance (since 2004). He obtained his B.S. degree in civil engineering from Rice University, his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in structural engineering, mechanics, and materials, and his M.A. in mathematics in computational fluid dynamics from the University of California, Berkeley. His research activities involve computational and experimental structural fluid sediment mechanics with applications in naval, ocean, and offshore engineering, with recent focuses on multiphysics contact/impact problems using boundary element methods for potential flow, particle finite element methods for turbulent flow, smoothed particle hydrodynamic methods for sediment transport, finite-element methods for solids, and domain decomposition methods for coupling the various physical phenomena. He was the Director of Transportation Research Institute at OSU, a Visiting Associate Professor at UC Berkeley; and a Research Engineer at Exxon Production Research Company. He is the a Current Editor of the ASME Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, and also serves/served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the ASCE Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, the ASME Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, and the International Journal of Ocean Engineering. His professional recognitions include Office of Naval Research Young Investigator, US Navy/ASEE Senior Faculty Research Fellow, Norwegian Research Council Senior Visiting Research Scientist, and US-Japan Natural Resources Panel Task Committee on Storm Surge and Tsunamis Cochair. He was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering and the NSF NEES Consortium.
Biography Updated on 2 April 2009