Graham F. Carey Scholarship in Computational Science
To honor the important work of Dr. Carey, a professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics for The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) for 34 years, ICES has established a scholarship for participants in its undergraduate certificate program.
Dr. Carey was born in Australia on Nov. 14, 1944. He earned his bachelor of science degree in applied mathematics with honors from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 1966. The Boeing Co. in Seattle recruited him in 1968 to help develop the Boeing 747 and the lunar rover. During that time he completed his master’s degree at the University of Washington. He left Boeing to pursue his PhD in aeronautics and astronautics, which he completed in 1974.
For three years he worked as a research assistant professor at the University of Washington’s Aerospace Research Laboratory and Center for Quantitative Science. In 1977 he joined the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin, where he served until his death. Dr. Carey was director of the ICES Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory and holder of the Richard B. Curran Chair in Engineering.
Dr. Carey’s research and teaching activities primarily dealt with techniques in computational mechanics, particularly finite element methods and supercomputing. He was a prolific writer who published more than 250 papers in refereed journals and authored or co-authored 10 books. He served on the editorial boards of eight scientific journals.
His research was further recognized when he was elected a fellow of the International Association of Computational Mechanics, named to the W.J. Murray Centennial Teaching Fellowship in 1986, and received an Engineering Foundation Excellence Award and a high-performance computing “Gigaflop” award in 1989. His work continued to win accolades until shortly before his death in the fall of 2011. A paper that he co-authored on porous media was named the outstanding paper of the year by the International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow in April of that year.
His teaching was honored with the Ex-Students’ Association 1995 Texas Excellence Teaching Award in the College of Engineering.