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RMACC Names Poster Winner From High Performance Computing Symposium


     BOULDER, CO – Chayut Teeraratkul, a graduate student at the University of Colorado Boulder, is the winner of the annual student poster competition held in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium’s (RMACC) High Performance Computing Symposium.

     This year’s competition, like the Symposium itself, was held May 20-21 in an on-line format. 

     Teeraratkul’s entry, titled “Parallel Implementation of a Hybrid Particle-Continuum Finite Element Framework for Blood Clot Biomechanics,” showed how Supercomputing assisted the analysis of research results.  His presentation earned him an all-expenses paid trip to the Super Computing Conference – SC20 – in Atlanta in November.

     A native of Bangkok, Thailand, Teeraratkul is a student in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering where he just completed the first year of his Ph.D. program.  He said he hopes to continue research in fields relating to computational mechanics after earning his degree. 

     “I am particularly interested in computational method development and application to biomechanics problems,” he said.   “I would like to thank my advisor, Professor Debanjan Mukherjee, for providing me with guidance on both the technical aspects of the project and its presentation on the poster.” 


Primarily a volunteer organization, the RMACC is collaboration among 30 academic and research institutions located in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.  The RMACC’s mission is to facilitate widespread effective use of high performance computing throughout this 9-state intermountain region.  To learn more about the RMACC and its mission, visit the website: www.rmacc.org/about