Mr. David Benson
Professor of Computational Mechanics,
Department of Structural Engineering,
University of California
Professor of Computational Mechanics in the Department of Structural Engineering, the University of California, San Diego. Previously a Research Engineer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, collaborating with Dr. John Hallquist on the development of Dyna3d. He is also currently a consultant to Livermore Software Technology Corporation on LS-DYNA.
He is a Fellow of the International Association of Computational Mechanics, the U.S. Association of Computational Mechanics, the American Physical Society, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is a member of the advisory board of the International Journal for Numerical Methods and a member of the board of editors of the International Journal of Solids and Structures.
His current research interests focus on isogeometric methods for nonlinear problems in solid mechanics, arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian finite element methods, and the micromechanics of heterogeneous materials.