University of Texas at Austin

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mary Wheeler named fellow in American Academy

Mary Wheeler, member American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Mary Wheeler, member American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Mary Wheeler does complex mathematics and computation to figure out what’s going on under the surface. She’s director of the Center for Subsurface Modeling at The University of Texas at Austin and her work is used to recover and gas, determine where groundwater contaminants are going and whether carbon sequestration works.

She was named this week as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read about Wheeler in a Cockrell School of Engineering spotlight story, Engineer Reduces Big Problems to Manageable Numbers.

Others in the academy’s 2010 class are Steve Martin, the actor, comedian and banjo player; Francis Ford Coppola, movie director and winemaker; Geoffrey Marcy, a planet-hunting astronomer at the University of California, Berkeley; Ray Ozzie, software architect; and Sonny Rollins, jazz saxophonist.

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