Robert Gracie

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Associate Professor Faculty of Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Waterloo, Ontario rgracie@uwaterloo.ca Office: (519) 888-4567 ext. 38827

Bio/Research

Robert Gracie is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He is also an affiliated member of both the Centre for Computational Mathematics in Industry and Commerce, and the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy.

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Bio/Research

Robert Gracie is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He is also an affiliated member of both the Centre for Computational Mathematics in Industry and Commerce, and the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy.

One of his research interests is the computational modelling of crystal plasticity using multiscale models. The goal is to develop computationally efficient models that can be used to understand the complex atomic scale physics which determine macro-scale behavior of crystals. Professor Gracie’s research also involves the development of simulations for the analysis of discontinuities such as cracks, shearbands and dislocations, as well as the development of computer models of the interaction of ice, structures and soils. These studies are critical for protecting the oil and gas industry in the Arctic.

As a result of his research work, Professor Gracie has received multiple awards. In 2009, he won 1st place in the Robert J Melosh Medal Competition and was also the recipient for the Best Paper Award at Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering in 2005.


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