Craig Schroeder was one of eight recipients (out of 23 nominees) of the 2013 UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research. Schroeder, in collaboration with UCLA applied mathematics Professor Joseph Teran, was recognized for his significant contributions to the state of the art in numerical simulation of flexible solid bodies and incompressible fluids with applications to the computer graphics, computational engineering, and physics communities. Craig has published three papers during his first year and a half at UCLA; two of these are actively being used at Walt Disney Animation for the production of upcoming feature films. In addition to his research, Craig has successfully co-advised a number of Ph.D. students.
Since 1998, the UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research has recognized the important contributions postdoctoral scholars make to UCLA's research mission all the while demonstrating the clear potential to have meaningful and enduring implications in their field. The nominated postdocs and pronounced recipients were honored during an Awards ceremony at the California NanoSystems Institute, which brought together scholars and faculty research mentors from a wide array of academic areas.