John Akin

Dr. Akin holds a joint appointment between the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics. Dr. Akin received his B.S. from Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, his M.S. from Tennessee Technological University and his Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Akin is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the U.S. Academy for Computation Mechanics and the editorial board of the journal Engineering Computations.

Research Areas

Adaptive finite element analysis, Computer Aided Design, Computational Mechanics


B.S. in Civil Engineering, Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, 1964

M.S. in Engineering Mechanics, Tennessee Technological University, 1966

Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1968

Teaching Areas

Computer Aided Design, Computational Mechanics

Societies & Organizations

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow

American Society of Civil Engineers, Member

Society of Petroleum Engineers, Member

U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics, Member

Honors & Awards

Editorial Board, Engineering Computations, 1984 to 2015

Editorial Board, Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments and Design, 2016 to present

Elected Fellow American Society Mechanical Engineers, 1987


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