Thomas Hughes, a professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, is one of five researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin recognized in Thomson Reuters’ list of Highly Cited Researchers in 2015 for exceptional impact in their fields.
The prestigious Highly Cited Researchers list recognizes some of the most influential scientific minds throughout the world. Researchers earned this distinction by writing the greatest number of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers. They rank among the top 1 percent of the most cited thought leaders in their fields.
Hughes has published on the topics of computational mechanics, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and partial differential equations. He was listed in the computer science category.
He is affiliated with the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences and holds the Peter O'Donnell, Jr. Chair in Computational and Applied Mathematics.