The Garr Cutler Energy Endowment was established by Dr. Garr Cutler, a University of Utah graduate, now of Eugene, Oregon. The prize recognizes a University of Utah graduate student who has published a paper, which, in the Garr Cutler Energy Prize Selection Committee’s opinion, makes a significant contribution in an area of energy. “Energy” is broadly defined to include ecological, sociological and legal matters related to energy, as well as issues in the research and development of energy resources and/or facilities.
The Selection Committee found Saivash’s article, A 3D Peridynamic Simulation of Hydraulic Fracture Process in a Heterogeneous Medium, to be very worthy of this honor. The committee was additionally impressed by his academic pedigree and extensive work experience.
The link to access Siavash’s article is as follows: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S092041051630208X