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The 2003-2004 ASME Fellows ...
Giridhari L. Agrawal
With more than 30 years experience, Giridhari (Giri) L, Agrawal is a leader in foil air bearing technology and high-speed turbo-machinery. He pioneered the development of high-speed rotating machines supported on foil air hearings, used in air cycle machines of all civil and military aircraft Agrawal worked on toil bearings at Honeywell from 1971 to 1979 and supported AiResearch Phoenix to develop foil bearings for advanced engines. In 1979, he joined Hamilton Standard, where he invented the second generation of foil air bearing, used on 747, B-1B, B-2, and 777 aircraft. In 1990, Agrawal founded R&D Dynamics with the intention of extending the air bearing technology to rotating machines other than air cycle machines and patented a third generation of foil bearing technology for gas turbine applications. Ph.D (1963), University of Colorado.
Sunil K. Agrawal
A professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Delaware, Sunil K. Agrawal has done research in robotics and control, including novel design of robots and autonomous systems, computational algorithms for planning and optimization of dynamic systems, and devices for medical rehabilitation. He has worked in universities, government laboratories, and industries throughout the world. His work has yielded over 140 technical publications and two books and he has received numerous awards, including the NSF Presidential Faculty Fellowship from the White I louse and a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. Ph.D. (1990), Stanford University.
Hasan U. Akay
Hasan U. Akay is Chancellor's Professor and the chair of the mechanical engineering department at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Prior to joining IUPUI in 1980, he served as assistant professor, associate professor, and assistant chair of civil engineering at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. Akay has more than 28 years of research and teaching experience in the development of finite element and computational algorithms for the solution of multiphysics problems, including the development of parallel and dynamic load balancing algorithms for large-scale problems with a broad range of applications in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and solid mechanics. He is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Computational Engineering Science and the International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics. Ph.D. (1974), University of Texas.
Roy P. Allen
Roy P. Allen, P.E., is recognized as an expert in gas turbine technology and applications. To some, he is known as "Mr. Gas Turbine." He spent 30 years in the gas turbine industry., working for General Electric in sales and applications, performance testing, cycle analyses, and exhaust emission calculations. He retired from GE as manager, technology pro grams, and went from there to be the director of the Advanced Gas Turbine Systems Research Program at Clemson, S.C. There he was the first administrator of the DOE Gas Turbine Research Pro gram. Among his responsibilities was coordinating research and testing at more than 60 universities. Since 1986, he has served ASME as chair of PTC-22, Gas Turbines. During his tenure, two new editions of the code were published. He also served as chair of the B133 Committee on Gas Turbine Procurement. He is chair of the ISO Technical Committee 192 on Gas Turbines. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1956 from Cornell University. M.E. (1963), Cornell University.
Nicholas J. Altiero
After earning his doctorate, Nicholas J. Altiero joined the faculty," at Michigan State University where he served for 25 years, including 10 as the associate dean for research and graduate studies and as a department chair. He is currently the dean of engineering at Tulane University. Altiero has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship. He has published extensively in the areas of computational mechanics, fracture mechanics, geomechanics, and biomechanics, and he was a recipient of the State of Michigan Teaching Excellence Award. Ph.D. (1974), University of Michigan.
Ali A. Ameri
All A. Ameri is a senior research associate at the University of Toledo and a supporting member of the Turbine Branch at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. lie has been active in the development of numerical tools needed to make heat transfer predictions in gas turbines for the past 16 years. He has added significantly to the knowledge of the flow and beat transfer in the critical clearance gap over the tip of rotating turbine blades. Amen has made many contributions to the ASME Journal of Turbomachinery and IGTI conferences, and has been an invited lecturer at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics. He is also an active member of the Heat Transfer Committee of ASME's International Gas Turbine Institute. Dr. of Engineering (1990), Cleveland State University.
Lallit Anand is a professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has a highly distinguished record of research accomplishments. He has experimentally studied, and theoretically and computationally modeled, the de formation and failure of engineering materials with particular emphasis on large deformation of polycrystalline metals, polymers, and granular materials. His contributions to the development of the theory of crystal viscoplasticity and its application to crystallographic texture evolution of large plastic: strains have been widely cited. He received the first Eric Reissner Medal awarded by the International Conference on Computational Engineering Science. Ph.D. (1975), Brown University.
Caren B. Anders
Caren B. Anders, P.E., is a recognized leader, with director level operating experience, in a major electric/gas utility. She is a change agent motivated by challenge, and achieves results through the application of leadership and management skills, broad and in-depth line experience, and excel lent independent judgment, rater personal and communication skills combined with strong engineering credentials. She earned an MBA in finance from Drexel University in 1988. B.S. (1983), University, of Pennsylvania.
Sunao Aoki's contributions to design and product development have been made at several levels. These range from the creation and implementation of innovative turbine design procedures, to leadership in the engineering of gas turbine engine components, to setting strategic directions for technology development and executing these strategies. His efforts have had a substantial effect in enhancing the performance of MHI gas turbines and fluid machinery products. Ph.D (1986), Kyusyu University.
Michael J. Askew
Michael J. Askew is the director of the Walter A. Hoyt, Jr. Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St. Thomas Medical Center, and a research associate professor in the biomedical engineering department at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. He is responsible for basic and applied research and undergraduate and graduate training in orthopaedic medicine at the St. Thomas Medical Center and University of Akron Askew is a leading biomedical engineer in the fields of rehabilitation and orthopaedic biomechanics. He was a researcher and faculty member at Northwestern University Medical School from 1976 to 1982, and has been teaching and performing biomedical research at the University of Akron since 1983 His research work has been published in over 35 journal papers, three book chapters, and more than 70 conference proceedings. His honors include the Frank Stinchfield Award of the Hip Society in 1980 and 1983. Ph.D. (1976), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
After earning his Ph.D., Shapour Azarm, P.E., joined the University of Maryland, where he is currently a professor of mechanical engineering. He is a leading educator, researcher, and practitioner of design optimization. He has contributed to multicriteria, multidisciplinary decision making for design of complex mechanical systems. His work includes the use and development of mathematical programming and genetic algorithms, formulation of metrics for quality assessment of multi-objective solution sets, and integration of engineering design optimization methods with customer preferences in the design of single products and product lines, Azarm is an associate editor of the International Journal of Mechanics Based Design off Structures and Machines and was an associate editor of the ASME Transactions Journal of Mechanical Design. He was conference and paper review chair of the ASME Design Automation Conference and chair of the ASME Design Automation Committee. He is a member of the ASME Design Engineering Division's Executive Committee. Ph.D. (1984), University of Michigan.
Prasbant (Pat) Banerjee is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has over 90 peer-reviewed technical publications in manufacturing systems design and in virtual reality applications, where he has been a pioneer. His research has been sponsored by NSF, NIST, and NASA, and he has consulted with such companies as Caterpillar, Searle, and Motorola. He has received an ASME MHED Best Technical Paper Award, an Illinois-Chicago College of Engineering Faculty Research Award, and a U.S. Army Summer Faculty Fellowship. He has served on various ASME committees. Ph.D. (1990), Purdue University.
Ever J. Barbero
Ever J. Barbero is chairman of the mechanical and aerospace engineering depart merit at West Virginia University. He oversees 26 faculty and more than 30 staff, 400 undergraduate students, and 180 graduate students, with an annual budget over $9 million. He is the author of a successful textbook, Introduction to Composite Materials Design His patents, Modular Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Deck System No. 6,455,131 and No. 6,544,624, led to the development of Superdeck, one of the first polymer composite bridge-decks commercially available for vehicular bridges. He has made outstanding scholarly contributions on a variety of topics, including composites and stability. He is the author of over 80 peer-reviewed publications and many more conference presentations. Ph.D. (1989), Virginia Tech,
Chakrapani Basavaraju, P.E., has over 30 years of experience, which includes mort than 28 years in the power industry involving design of nuclear and non nuclear power plants, and three years in the teaching profession. At Livingstone College, Salisbury, N.C., Basavaraju was awarded the Instructor of the Year Award. Currently, he is working as a senior engineering specialist with Bechtel Power Corp. He has been recognized with several awards for his achievements, contributions, and innovative solutions to practical engineering problems. He has authored 17 technical papers and contributed three chapters for internationally recognized reference handbooks. Technical papers he has written have provided innovative and cost-effective approaches to complex industry issues. Basavaraju has in-depth knowledge of analytical methods, expertise in finite element analysis techniques, and extensive application experience in applying those techniques for design and analysis of power plant piping and mechanical components. He has chaired sessions of ASME conferences and is a member of the ASME PVP D&A Technical Committee. Ph.D. (1971), Texas A&M University.
Steven C. Batterman
Engineering consultant Steven C. Batterman is all authority on applied mechanics, mechanics of solids, biomechanics, forensic engineering, and accident reconstruction, From 1964 to 1997, he was at the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as a professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and in the School of Veterinary Medicine. At Pennsylvania, he was a researcher, and developed many undergraduate and graduate courses. In 1970-71, he held a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship and per formed research in plasticity and plastic buckling as a visiting faculty member at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. He retired from UP in 1997 as professor emeritus of bioengineering in both biomechanics and orthopaedic surgery, and continued consulting and research. He has made research contributions to plastic buckling, stress analysis, development of rate equations for plates and shells, plasticity, thermoplasticity, biomechanics, injury mechanics, failure analysis, and mechanics of adhesion. He holds a U.S. patent, and is the first engineer to be elected president (1994-95) and a Distinguished Fellow (2001) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Ph.D. (1964), Brown University.
Stephen E. Bechtel
Stephen E. Bechtel's work applies the highly theoretical and mathematical subject of continuum mechanics to various practical problems in science and technology. His research includes the modeling of industrial and agricultural materials, and the study of fundamental modeling and computational issues in mechanics. Computer-based models that Bechtel and his research group have developed provide quantitatively accurate predictive capability for product design and process optimization, replacing the need for costly physical prototyping. Bechtel has developed and taught undergraduate courses on statics, dynamics, and strength of materials, and an introduction to engineering laboratory, and graduate courses in continuum mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, and elastic wave propagation. Ph.D. (1983), University. of California, Berkeley.
Christian L. Belady
Christian L. Belady, P.E., is an expert in thermal management of electronic systems. In 1998, he woke up the electronic equipment industry to power density issues in data centers, and has attacked this problem on multiple fronts. He has been the primary inventor for many innovations in data center cooling as well as computer packaging. Belady was also co-founder of the Thermal Management Consortium on Data Center and Telecom Rooms, which has been responsible for authoring the equipment power projections published by the Uptime Institute in 2000 as well as working on guidelines for equipment manufacturers for fielding systems. He is vice chair of the ASHRAE TC9.9 committee for which he led in the development of the "Thermal Guide lines for Data Processing Environments" published in January, 2004. He has been instrumental in the mechanical packaging solution for Hewlett-Packard's high-end servers and has developed design tools that are currently used at HP. He has published many papers and currently holds 23 U.S. and five foreign patents. M.S. (1986), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Alan L. Browne
Working more than 34 years in automotive research, Alan L. Browne has made significant contributions, such as a groundbreaking combined thermomechanical model for the power loss, smart devices based on active materials (he has 19 cur rent patent applications), and advances in Occupant crash protection and vehicle crashworthiness. Over the last decade, he has been especially active in research into composite materials for the primary vehicle with special emphasis on crash energy management. Browne has been active in ASME, serving on two major technical committees and organizing numerous sessions at ASME conferences. Ph.D. (1971), Northwestern University.
Thomas S. Buchanan
Thomas S. Buchanan is a biomechanical engineer with outstanding contributions in the areas of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal biomechanics, His seminal work on the neural control of muscle coordination laid a foundation for work in that field. His research on musculoskeletal models of the knee involve a marriage of medial imaging and electromyography through mathematical formulations that provide insight into the ways loads are shared between muscles and ligaments in healthy and impaired subjects. As director of both the Biomechanics & Movement Science Program and the Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, he has been instrumental in advancing the field of biomedical engineering. Ph.D. (1986), Northwestern University.
Richard T. Burton
Richard T. Burton, P.E., has demonstrated outstanding achievements in mechanical engineering in the areas of education, research development, and leadership in the engineering profession. Though Burton's scholarly activities have been of great importance, perhaps his largest contribution has been in leading international cooperation for flu id power research and education. These efforts have been made manifest by his seminal activities in establishing the ASME Fluid Power System and Technology Division and in providing links to both national organizations, such as SAE and NFPA, and the international community, via Fluid Power Net International. Ph.D. 11974), University of Saskatchewan.
Leif A. Carlsson
Leif A. Carlsson is a professor of mechanical engineering at Florida Atlantic University-. He has been active in research in the solid mechanics area for more than 25 years. Since obtaining his doctorate, he has worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden, the University of Delaware, and Florida Atlantic University. His early research was focused on the mechanics of multiply paperboard. Subsequently, his research has been greatly devoted to the analysis and experimental characterization of interfacial failure of high-performance composite materials and sandwich structures. He is the author/coauthor of two books and more than 100 refereed journal papers and book chapters. Carlsson has been the project director and principal investigator of numerous research grants in the field of. mechanical characterization of advanced materials and is currently serving as chairman of the Composites Committee of the Applied Mechanics Division of ASME. Ph.D. (1980), Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
Ismail B. Celik
Ismail B. Celik has made contributions to uncertainty analysis, particle-gas mixtures, combustion modeling, suspended sediment transport, and computational fluid dynamics and fluids engineering. He leads the Computational Fluid Dynamics Center at West Virginia University, where he mentors an assistant professor, a research assistant professor, and a post-doctoral fellow with an annual budget exceeding $500,000 per year. He also personally mentors six doctoral and two master's students. His inter national reputation and leadership in teaching, research, and service earned him the ASME ICE Division Meritorious Service Award, and WVU's Outstanding Researcher 11998, 2002) and the Benedum Awards 12001-2002). He was an associate editor of the ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering (2001-03) and is the author of the textbook Introductory Numerical Methods for Engineering Applications (2001). Ph.D. (1980), University of Iowa.
Yossi Chait is a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has numerous publications in the area of QFT, reset control and applications. A co author of the QFF Frequency Domain Control Design Toolbox for Matlab, he was an Air Force Institute of Technology Distinguished Lecturer and was a Dutch Network Visiting Scholar at Delft University and Philips Research Laboratories. In addition, he held a visiting appointment at Tel Aviv University, was an Academic Guest at ETHZ, Switzerland, and a Lady Davis Fellow at the Technion, Israel. Chair has consulted for industry in a broad range of applications, among them real time particle analyzers and opto-electromechanical devices. His recent research has focused on Internet congestion control and resource allocation, and modeling of biological systems, such as the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid axis and the master pacemaker. Ph.D. (1988), Michigan State University.
Muguru S. Chandrasekhara
Muguru S. Chandrasekhara has made significant and numerous contributions to the understanding of the basic fluid flow physics of compressible dynamic stall, its onset mechanisms, and control. His research on dynamic stall control using the novel concept of the dynamically de forming leading edge airfoil offers great potential in controlling many other types of flow separation, for a wide range of problems from wind turbines to RPVs. His development of the sophisticated, nonintrusive, quantitative flow visualization technique known as point diffraction interferometry has enabled the documenting of complex flu id flows in fine detail. Ph.D. (1983), University of Iowa.
Kwai S. Chan
Kwai S. Chan's outstanding accomplishment is in the development of physics based material degradation models for predicting the useful lives of structural alloys and high-temperature coatings in various engineering applications. Ph.D. (1980), Michigan Technological University.
The career of Gong Chen, P.E., spans a broad area of engineering research, development, and education in industry and academia. At Sunpower Inc., after obtaining his doctorate, he led the development of novel thermal cycle engines, coolers, and linear systems. He joined General Electric in 1994 and made significant contributions to developing low-emission, medium-speed locomotive diesel engines. While at Gannon University since 2001. Chen has continued his contributions to analysis, design, development, and optimization of mechanical thermal systems and combustion engines, and has developed graduate-level engineering courses. He is an expert in mechanical-thermal systems arm is a consultant to industry on thermal engine development issues. He is a recipient of numerous awards, including the ASME-ICE Division Citation Award in 2002. He has 30 technical publications and is an inventor with nine issued U.S. patents. Ph.D. (1988), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Kuo-Ning Chiang has published more than 100 papers on computational solid mechanics, electronic and optical packaging, MEMS, and nanotechnology. From 1989 to 1993, he worked with MacNeal-Schwendler Co. as one of the key developers of MSC/Nastran, which is a large finite element system. His parallel, numerical, and eigenvalue modules were widely adopted by worldwide automotive, aero space, and semiconductor manufacturing companies. He was responsible for more than 30 electronic packaging/MEMS projects that related to solder reflow, package simulation/design, sensor design, and reliability analysis of electronic/MEMS devices. Chiang was the principal investigator for the tire explosion project of the Taipei Mctro Transmission System, where he discovered the mot cause of the tire explosion problem, thus enabling the metro transmission system to run safely today. Chiang holds three U.S. and 18 Taiwan MEMS/ electronic packaging device patents. He is secretary-general of ASME's Taiwan Section and a reviewer of several journals, including the ASME Transactions Journal of Electronic Packaging. Ph.D. (1989), Georgia Institute of Technology.
Wai Keung Chow
Wai Keung Chow, a career energy manager, has 30 years of experience in design, operation, commissioning, project engineering/management, and project management of steam raising plants for both industrial and power utility applications in China. Hong Kong, India, Norway, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Over the years, with his extensive and expert knowledge in boiler, fuel firing equipment, and balance of plant, he managed to select the design for the first 600 MW class anthracite firing boilers and got it accepted by the Technical Banks' Independent Engineer and the PRC State Power Corp. He successfully extended the 680 MW PF boiler's fuel-firing capability by burning off specification coal. These measures have contributed significantly to fuel utilization with regard to air emission considerations. M.Sc. (1990), Cranfield Institute of Technology, England.
Edmund W. Chu
Edmund W. Chu is a highly respected expert in the area of metal plasticity and its many industrial applications. Prior to joining Alcoa in 1987, he spent three years on the faculty of Michigan Technological University. Chu's career contributions consist of developing simulation tools to support a wide variety of aluminum development programs. These include sheet and plate rotating, extrusion shaping and hydroforming, machining distortion, and residual stresses. He pioneered the well-known computerized square-grid strain measurement technique, which has been widely used in the metal forming industry. He also acts as a catalyst and technical advisor to Alcoa to enable the successful transfer of technology from research to product applications. He is providing leadership in several industry-government funded multidisciplinary technology development programs. Currently, Chu is a technical leader at the Alcoa Technical Center. He has coauthored more than 411 technical publications. Ph.D. (1983), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
Cecil O. Cogburn
Cecil O. Cogburn, P.E., was a tireless mentor of generations of mechanical engineering students and single-handed developer of nuclear engineering coursework and research programs in the M.E. department at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. His work in nuclear engineering resulted in a donation to the University of Arkansas of the Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor (SEFOR) and its conversion to the Southwest Regional Calibration Center, which still provides calibration for neutron detection instruments. Cogburn encouraged countless students to attend graduate school and seek professional registration. He was a faculty advisor for the University of Arkansas Student Section of ASME and a liaison officer for the Air Force Academy. He is a charter member of the Arkansas Academy of Mechanical Engineers and served for years in various officer roles for the organization. Ph.D. (1970), University of London.
David R. Cook
David R. Cook, P.E., holds two master's degrees in management from the Florida Institute of Technology. He participated in the successful installation of the Atlas ICBM missile sites in Nebraska and launch operations at Kennedy Space Center during the Apollo and Saturn launches to the moon. As director of the ASME Southern Field Office in Dallas, he developed leadership training techniques and industry recognition programs. He has received the Distinguished Service Award from ASME and is listed in Who's Who in the Southwest and Midwest, He currently serves as the chair of the Old Guard Committee of ASME. M.S. (1971), Florida Institute of Technology.
Stephen M. Copley
After completing his formal education, Stephen M. Copley spent six years at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, gaining experience in industrial research before undertaking university and corporate careers. He has devoted 33 years to teaching, research, and administration. He received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers 1978 Educational Achievement Award for "acting as a catalyst for the integration of advanced technologies into the educational environment." He was elected a Fellow of ASM International in 1982 for "sustained research that has contributed to the development of new alloys and methods of processing materials." He has served as depart merit chair at the University of Southern California, dean and vice provost at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and CEO of The Packer Group Inc., an engineering consulting group of companies. He was president of ASM international (1990-91), and has served on numerous editorial boards and government advisory committees. Ph.D. (1964), University of California, Berkeley.
Rick J. Couvillion
Rick J. Couvillion, P.E., has served ASME as University of Arkansas Student Section advisor, Region X college relations chair, and Region X Ingersoll-Rand chair. He is assistant vice president for education for the region. He has organized and overseen the Regional Student Conferences and the Regional Student Leadership Seminars. and has been instrumental in the Region X Graduate Student Technical Conference. He received the Region X Robert W. Cox Award for educational activities and student affairs and the highest award of the Arkansas Section--the Harlan T. Holmes Award, named after one of the section's founders, which is awarded for considerable service to the profession. Ph.D. (1981), Georgia Institute of Technology.
Brian N. Cox
Brian N. Cox has made significant contributions through more than 150 published articles in materials science, addressing a range of subjects, including the theory, of crack bridging, material constitutive modeling, micromechanical analysis of experiments, textile composites, dynamic behavior of composites, energy absorbing materials, the statistics of fatigue cracks, the quantum chemistry of surface phenomena, and the many body theory of magnetism. Highlights include his discussion of analytical and computational models of textile composites, which are now used for designing ceramic and polymer composite components. Cox is a past chair of the Materials Division of ASME. Ph.D. (1976), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Kevin C. Craig
Kevin C. Craig has been an engineering educator for more than two decades, at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Hofstra University, and now at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he is a mechanical engineering professor and also director of core engineering, focusing on undergraduate engineering education renewal. He is a pioneer in university and professional mechatronics education, developing undergraduate and graduate courses and laboratories, graduating 19 mechatronics Ph.D. students over the past decade, and delivering mechatronics workshops for numerous companies, notably Xerox and P&G. He has been active in ASME mechatronics education through the ASME Professional Development Program, the ASME Virtual Campus, and ASME Press. Ph.D. (1986), Columbia University.
Kourosh Danai's research is focused on the development of robust automation solutions. With his students, he has devised the pattern classifying the Multi-Valued Influence Matrix (MVIM) method of fault diagnosis and the Structure-Based Connectionist Network (SBCN) for fault diagnosis of helicopter gearboxes. The MVIM method, which can assess the diagnosability of the system and use that for sensor selection/optimization, has been applied to tool breakage detection in turning, as well as fault diagnosis of helicopter gearboxes. The SBCN, on the other band, does not require prior training, so it is generically applicable to all gearboxes. Danai and his students have also contributed to manufacturing automation. The important products of his research in manufacturing are the methods of Recursive Constraint Bounding (RCB) and Virtual Search. Danai is an associate editor of the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering and was program chair of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division at the 1996 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Ph.D. (1986), University of Michigan.
Debendra K. Das
Debendra K. Das P.E., has spent 32 years in mechanical engineering, the past 23 in teaching, research, and services. At the University of Alaska, he has introduced new graduate and undergraduate courses. He has taught 14 different courses there, served as the M.E. department head, and received a teaching award. Das has conducted fundamental research in turbulent boundary layer theory and heat transfer, while also pursuing applied research in cold regions engineering. His research projects have been funded by 18 grants from which he has coauthored 48 refereed technical papers. He has served as an ASME faculty advisor, as chair of his local chapter, and as a member of the Region VIII Nominating Committee. Ph.D. (1983), University of Rhode Island.
William DeFotis. a distinguished associate dean and professor emeritus, helped the growing Engineering College at the University of Illinois at Chicago become a nationally recognized institution--in part for the rigorous admission standards he developed, implemented, and upheld in his 36-year career. Technically astute and a humanist, he pushed to bring a liberal and world view to thousands of technology-focused engineering students in four decades of teaching the history of engineering. He also successfully advised thousands on their career paths. His numerous writings include a recent history of the college, journals on college research, and many Landmark brochures he has edited as a member of the ASME International History and Heritage Committee. While his undergraduate degree is in mechanical engineering, DeFotis' master's is in journalism. M.S. (1963), Northwestern University.
Jurg Dual has significantly advanced the technical science of engineering mechanics of macroscopic systems through numerous contributions, as exemplified by his seminal body of work on the interaction of structures with complex fluids, such as biofluids, or fluids in food processing technologies. In addition to its pure scientific value, this work led to the development and patenting of novel dynamic viscometers. In recent years, Dual has championed the area of microscale mechanics in Switzerland. He has made many important contributions in this area, ranging from mechanical aspects of novel MEMS systems to nanosonic technologies. Sc.D. (1989), ETH Zurich.
Romney B. Duffey
As principal scientist with Atomic Energy of Canada since 1997, Romney B. Duffey is responsible for advanced and future concepts, advanced product development, advice on overall K&D directions, analysis of global energy and environment scenarios, and energy policy and market competitiveness review. He is an internationally recognized scientist, manager, speaker, and author with more than 200 papers and articles to his credit. Duffey has co authored Know the Risk (Butterworth Heinemann 2002), a book about the safety of modern technological systems, accidents, learning, and the role of human error. Duffey's contributions to ASME are as member and past chair of the Nuclear Engineering Division; he is an active member of the American and Canadian Nuclear Societies, and a past chair of the American Nuclear Society's Thermal-Hydraulics Division. Duffey is now the Canadian representative on the Expert Group and leads the SCWR Steering Committee for Generation IV International Nuclear Forum. Ph.D. (1967), Exeter University, England.
Patrick F. Dunn
Patrick F. Dunn, P.E., is a professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame. His career spans 34 years in teaching and re search at Notre Dame, Purdue, Duke, and Argonne National Laboratory. He has an outstanding record of teaching, being the recipient of one college and two department Outstanding Teacher Awards and the author of two texts on measurements and data analysis. He is an internationally recognized expert in microparticle interaction with surf, aces, and has published over 125 journal and symposium papers. He also has two patents involving two-phase flow and aerosol diagnostics. Ph.D. (1974), Purdue University.
Horacio D. Espinosa
Horacio D. Espinosa has developed a comprehensive theory for the failure of brittle materials and composites under high strata rates. He has contributed to understanding deformation and fracture of thin films and MEMS materials, reliability of MEMS devices, and the discovery of some important size effects in thin metallic films. Espinosa is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics and received Young investigator Awards from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research and the American Academy of Mechanics. Ph.D. (1992), Brown University.
H. Eliot Fang
H. Eliot Fang has made seminal contributions in understanding the evolution of microstructure and properties during thermomechanical fatigue of engineering materials. He has published over 50 papers in these areas and is an authority on solder joint fatigue and failure analysis As a manager of the Materials and Process Modeling and Computation Department at Sandia National Laboratories, he has guided over 60 scientists, post does, and university faculty members through various programs focused on developing the relevant physics required to model and simulate critical phenomena associated with materials aging and degradation. Ph.D. (1989), University of California, Santa Barbara.
Theodore M. Farabee
Theodore M. Farabee is an internationally recognized expert and senior program manager for fundamental and applied research in the area of hydroacoustic noise generation due to flow over ship hulls. His efforts have led to innovative methods to reduce radiated and ship's own platform noise for both submarines and surface ships. The technologies be has developed include acoustically quiet hull concepts, flow noise mitigation techniques for sonar arrays, and hull opening designs that minimize acoustic radiation. He is an active member of the Noise Control and Acoustics Division of ASME and has served on the Division's Executive Commit tee Ph.D (i986), The Catholic University of America.
Huajian Gao is said to he among the top three "mechanicians" of his generation. In recognition of his contributions, he has received numerous awards, including the 1999 ASME Special Achievement Award for Young Investigators in Applied Mechanics, 1998 Humboldt Fellowship Award, and the 1995 Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, among others. Gao participates actively in several scientific professional societies, especially ASME (member since 1988). He has organized or co organized six ASME symposia. He was nominated by the AMD Elasticity Committee in the category of research and development. Ph.D. (1988), Harvard University.
S. Mostafa Ghiaasiaan
S. Mostafa Ghiaasisan, P.E., has had a long and distinguished record in engineering research and education. As a consulting engineer (1983-91), he performed research and development on nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics and safety, and various other energy-related topics. He joined the faculty of the G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia institute of Technology in 1991, where he is now a professor. He has published extensively on two phase flow, boiling, condensation, numerical analysis, and computer simulation of multiphase flow processes, aerosol transport, characteristics of pulp fiber-liquid-gas three phase flows, and flow and heat transfer in microchannels. His contributions to the area of two-phase flow and boiling in microchannels have been well-recognized. His educational achievements have helped produce 12 Ph.D. graduates. Ph.D. (1983), UCLA.
Frank C. Gillette, Jr.
Frank C. Gillette, Jr. has had an illustrious career in the turbine engine business. He began as a rocket engine designer and went on to a leadership role in the development of the Raptor and Joint Strike Fighter engines. In the intervening years, he introduced numerous innovative design and test methods, including thrust vectoring systems and cryogenic spin proof testing He also spearheaded efforts to greatly in crease supportability capability. The F100, F119, and F135 engines have all benefited greatly from Gillette's leadership and engineering expertise. B.S. (1962), University of Florida.
Leon R. Glicksman
Leon R. Glicksman is a professor of mechanical engineering and architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he joined the faculty in 1966. Glicksman's research has included work in fluidized bed combustors, glass processing, natural convection, and energy conservation in buildings. He has published more than 200 technical papers, earning both the ASME Melville Award and the ASME Knapp Award for his work. He helped found and continues to lead MIT's building technology research group, where he has influenced issues of energy efficiency and sustainable development. Glicksman holds seven U.S. patents, has consulted extensively for major companies, and has been a leader in engineering education, developing new technical approaches for the education of architecture students and creating new approaches to teaching thermal modeling. Ph.D. (1964), Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Andrew A. Goldenberg
Andrew A. Goldenberg has been active in the robotics and automation field for over 25 years in various capacities--as employee of a high-tech company, as a faculty member, as a private company flounder and its leader, and as editor and a member of the editorial boards of several archival journals. He has published more than 100 journal papers, 11 book chapters, more than 250 conference proceedings papers, and 21 patents. Goldenberg has supervised 32 Ph.D. and 51 master's theses He is the founder and CEO of a high technology company that has developed and introduced to the market a number of novel robotics products, such as DNA dispensing robot products and a series of explosive and ordnance disposal robots. In sum, he has blended a strong academic career with a successful industrial business career. Ph.D. (1976), University of Toronto.
Marc W. Goldsmith
For more than 30 years, Marc W. Goldsmith, P.E., has led teams or applied his expertise to energy-related problems and opportunities. During this time, he has advised, consulted, managed or participated in projects that have addressed almost every area of utility construction, regulatory management, operations, and deregulation. He has started and built several companies, created new organizations, redesigned old ones. and advised large companies on changing to meet new challenges. He has led teams that have broken new ground in the thinking about technology, deregulation and business models. Goldsmith has testified in Integrated Resource Planning hearings, Nuclear Regulatory Commission proceedings, State Public Utility Commission and legislative hear lugs, and commercial litigation. M.S., M.A. (1972), Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
William P. Graebel
William P. Graebel, P.E., has a career that spans nearly 50 years as an educator, researcher, and writer. He was a faculty member at the University of Michigan for 35 years. He has published an undergraduate textbook, Engineering Fluid Mechanics; contributed to the analysis of flow stability and to the understanding of non-Newtonian fluids; measured the effectiveness of removal techniques for oil spills, and evaluated technologies for mobile base environmental cooling units. Graebel has consulted on matters pertaining to the launch of missiles from submarines and on enhancing complex compounds for use in heat pumps. In partnership with ophthalmologists, he performed measurements of the material properties of human eyes. He was a licensed professional engineer in Michigan and Nevada, was faculty advisor to the University of Michigan ASME student chapter, and is past chair of the Silver State ASME section. Ph.D. (1959), University of Michigan.
Pradeep K. Gupta
Pradeep K. Gupta has been a pioneer in the real-time simulation of the dynamics of rolling element bearings and his work has significantly enhanced analysis over conventional statistical techniques. The computer codes that he has developed produce a time history of ball or roller motion as wall as cage and race motions. The code ADORE (advanced dynamics of rolling dements) includes empirical traction phenomena for including the effects of lubrication. His analysis can predict cage instabilities, the effects of starved lubrication, wear, and mechanical defects, all of which are primary causes of bearing failure. He wrote the reference book Advanced Dynamics of Rolling Elements, the first text to describe a truly dynamic simulation of rolling bearings. Ph.D. (1970), Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Robert F. Handschuh
Robert F. Handschuh's engineering research career began 24 years ago, when he joined the U.S. Army's Research Laboratory in Cleveland. His research work has been directed at mechanical components for aircraft propulsion systems. While maintaining an energetic research program, he also pursued advanced degrees, obtaining M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering. He has made pioneering technical contributions in fatigue life, thermal characteristics, and geometry for spiral bevel, face, and planetary gears. In addition, he has contributed significantly to gas path seal technology, for gas turbine engines. He is an active member of ASME, presently serving on the Power Transmission and Gearing Committee. and was an associate editor of the Journal of Mechanical Design from 1996 to 2002. Ph.D. (1993), Case Western Reserve University.
Ronald K. Hanson
Ronald K. Hanson has been a leader in the development of laser-based diagnostic methods for combustion and propulsion, and in the development of modern shock tube methods for accurate determination of chemical reaction rate parameters needed for modeling combustion and propulsion systems. He and his students have made contributions to the pace of propulsion research and development. For example, they pioneered the use of laser absorption for sensitive and accurate species detection in shock tubes and the use of tunable mid-infrared diode lasers for noninvasive measurements in combustion systems. They developed a PLIF (Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence) technique for instantaneous 2-D imaging of gaseous properties in flowing systems; pioneered the use of room temperature, near-infrared diode lasers for combustion sensing; developed and demonstrated the first laser-based absorption diagnostic for near-real-time combustion control; and performed pioneering experiments on rant accelerators, scramjets, pulse detonation engines, and electric propulsion systems. Ph.D. (1968), Stanford University.
Mohamed Samir Hefzy
Mohamed Samir Hefzy, P.E., has bad a career spanning more than 30 years. In 1972. tie received his B.S. degree From Cairo University, in Egypt. He came to the U.S. in 1976, completed his Ph.D. degree in applied mechanics in 1981, and joined the University of Toledo faculty in 1987. He currently is interim associate dean of graduate studies of the College of Engineering. His research interests are in orthopaedic biomechanics and assistive technology. Over the past decade, he has developed a series of anatomical and comprehensive mathematical models of the human knee joint to predict its response under dynamic loading conditions. He also has worked in developing assistive devices to allow those with disabilities more independence and better quality of life He has secured more than $1 million in funding, with sponsors including the NIH and the NSF, He has authored and co-authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed .journals, and national and international conference proceedings. Hefzy served on the ASME Executive Committee of the Bio engineering Division and is on ASME's National Nominating Committee. Ph.D. (1981), University of Cincinnati.
Larry L. Howell
Larry L. Howell, P.E., is chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University. A pioneer in the area of compliant mechanisms (including compliant microelectromechanical systems), he has published over 100 papers and a book on the topic, and has 15 patents issued or pending. He is a recipient of a National Science Foundation Career Award, was art engineer on the YF-22 (tile prototype of the Air Force's F-22) and an engineer with Engineering Methods. He received his B.S. from BYU and his M.S. from Purdue University. Ph.D. (1993), Purdue University.
Yiao-Tee Hsia, P.E., has worked in the data storage industry for over 20 years. He is currently manager of the mechanical integration research group at the Seagate Technology Research Center in Pittsburgh. His group is responsible for developing advanced magnetic head-disk interfaces for 1 terabit-per-square-inch recording density and beyond. Before joining Seagate, Hsia was senior vice president of product applications at Trace Technology. He helped make Trace a strategic low-cost media supplier for Western Digital Corp. Prior to Trace, Hsia was responsible for developing new head disk interfaces at Komag, Read Rite, and Digital Equipment Corp. At Read-Rite, he was co-inventor of a novel altitude-insensitive air bearing slider that went into volume production, Hsia also helped characterize the Fundamental wear mechanism for pseudo-contact recording head disk interfaces, lie invented Digital's first subambient pressure air bearing, which went into volume production. In 1981, he derived the second order slip-flow approximation for the Reynolds equation. This modification of the Reynolds equation is key to understanding rarefaction effects that occur at very close head/disk spacing. Ph.D. (1980), Columbia University.
Ying-Huei Hung is a professor and the chair in the Department of Power Mechanical Engineering at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. His academic career spans more than 25 years in research and university teaching. The research he performed in the areas of thermal control and management of electronic packaging is internationally recognized. He has made a significant contribution to the analysis, testing, design, and optimization of electronic packaging. Hung has authored more than 120 research papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He also served as an associate editor of ASME's Journal of Electronic Packaging. Ph.D. (1983), Carnegie Mellon University.
Ian K. Jennions
The career of Ian K Jennions, P.E., spans more than 30 years, working mostly for a variety of gas turbine companies, with a recorded legacy at each of them. Doctoral work at Imperial College, London, led to a significant improvement in modeling of missile exhausts and hence their IR signature for the U.K. Ministry of Defense. After his Ph.D., he moved to Rolls-Royce. His work there, on improvement of the "classic" aerodynamic design system for turbomachinery, was pioneering work at the time, and is still in routine use at the company today. In 1985, he moved to General Electric Aircraft Engines and was the driving force behind the take-up of CFD for the aerodynamic design of turbomachinery. His individual technical contributions were enlarged by the formation of a strong group working on all elements of the turbomachinery de sign system under his leadership. A move to ABB in 1994 broadened his role, as Jennions became involved in heat transfer, air systems, and proof of concept projects as well as CFD. His move back to Rolls Royce in 1998 involved him in combustion problems and their solution, Jennions is currently head of capability development in a corporate market support group. Ph.D. (1980), Imperial College, London.
W. Steven Johnson
W. Steven Johnson is currently a professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Johnson has made outstanding contributions in the area of mechanics of materials in leading pioneering research on composite materials, adhesive and mechanical fastening, material durability, and fatigue and fracture of advanced materials. In addition to his research, Johnson has demonstrated outstanding leader ship in the areas of advanced technology program management and the education and development of young mechanical engineers. He is also a Fellow of ASTM, ASM, and the National institute of Aerospace. Ph.D. (1979), Duke University.
Roy C. Johnston
Roy C. Johnston, P.E., has worked in industry, government, and education during his 40-year career. At Texas Instruments and ARCO, he held senior-level technical positions and specialized in developing low frequency energy sources for marine petroleum seismic exploration. At the Naval Research Lab, he was responsible for a prototype sonar transducer development. He holds 12 patents in this area and was presented the Reginald Fessenden Award in 1998 by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists for an early patent on tuned energy-source arrays. At McNeese State, as Southwest Louisiana Industries Endowed Professor, he forges ties between industry and engineering education. Ph.D. (1963), Purdue University.
Gerard F. Jones
Gerard F. Jones joined the Solar Energy Group of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in 1981 as staff member. In 1987, he joined Villanova University as an associate professor of mechanical engineering. In 1999, he became a full professor and, in 2001, became department chair. Jones has researched and published in a wide area, including solar energy utilization, flow distribution in manifolds, electronics cooling including metal matrix and carbon composite heat exchangers, flow in packed beds, free convection in open and partially divided enclosures, transient natural convection, and transport in chemically reacting systems. He is active on the ASME K-20 Committee on Computational Heat Transfer and has organized several sessions at ASME conferences. Jones has published over 65 technical papers. He is a collaborator with LANL, and served as visiting scientist at the Italian Nuclear and Alternative Energy Laboratory, ENEA. His current research interests are heat transfer in composite materials and optimization of thermal components and systems related to electronics cooling. Ph.D. (1981), University of Pennsylvania.
Roger D. Kamm
Roger D. Kamm has, for the past 30 years, applied fluid and solid mechanics to better understand essential biological and physical phenomena. He has made major contributions to biomechanics and biomaterials. His ground breaking studies bare addressed issues in the respiratory, ocular, and cardiovascular systems. He is considered to be the foremost contributor to the understanding of the mechanics of the airways and flow in the arterial system as represented by collapsible tubes. More recently, he has described the molecular mechanisms of cellular force sensation and developed new scaffold materials for vascularized engineered tissues. Ph.D. (1977), Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Richard F. Keltie
Richard F. Keltie is associate dean for academic affairs and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at North Carolina State University. He has authored more than 45 technical papers and has taught at N.C. State since 1981. His primary, research area is structural acoustics. He has contributed to the understanding of the relationships between structural vibration and radiated sound, to vibration control technologies for stiffened and fluid loaded plates, and to the development of vector-based sensors for application in submarine sonar systems. As associate dean, he has administrative oversight of the 17 undergraduate programs offered through the College of Engineering. Ph.D. (1978), Notch Carolina State University.
Harold C. Kersteen
Harold C. Kersteen's career in engineering at the Westinghouse Power Generation Business Unit covers 42 years. During his career, he organized and initiated the first Design Assurance Program in PGBU. Specifically, a Q.A. program was instituted that identified the requirements and responsibilities for each of the systems within engineering and the interfacing organizations both upstream and downstream of engineering. Included were design review procedures along with a comprehensive program for the business unit. In addition, he was charged with the responsibility to recommend to business unit management policies and procedures to improve product reliability and, upon approval, overset their implementation. M.S. (1957), University of Pennsylvania.
Robley G. Kirk
Robley G. Kirk, P.E., is currently a professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Polytechnic institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va. He founded the Virginia Tech Rotor Dynamics Lab Industry Affiliates Croup, which has been responsible for over $3 million in external funding to the university. In addition to 19 years in academia, Kirk has 13 years of industrial experience, including three years at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and 10 years at Ingersoll-Rand Turbo Products Division. For the past 14 years, he has been a course instructor for the RMT Rotor Bearing Dynamics Short Course given in Charlottesville, Va. Kirk's first journal paper was presented at the 1971 ASME Vibrations Conference. Since 1995, he has organized the Rotating Structures and Machinery Symposium as part of the biennial ASME Vibrations Conference. He has published over 100 journal papers and has three U.S. patents on bearings, seals, and optimum damper design. Ph.D. (1972), University of Virginia.
Ismail T. Kisisel
After obtaining his doctoral degree, Ismail T. Kisisel, P.E., held academic positions at Purdue University and Middle East Technical University. Currently, he is with Sargent & Lundy LLC as a manager in nuclear power technologies. While working for the past 24 years on the licensing of new nuclear power generating units, he established cost-effective component qualification processes and managed the implementation of various programs. He introduced novel approaches for component parts safety classification criteria and developed standardized modules. He also contributed, as an engineer and manager, to the design, analysis, and qualification programs of more than 35 nuclear power generating units in the U.S. and abroad. Kisisel has authored many publications in his areas of expertise and edited 11 technical volumes. He was a Fulbright Scholarship recipient, and was also awarded a U.S. Government Grant and a NATO Fellowship. For his significant contributions to Pressure Vessels and Piping Division activities spanning two decades, he has been awarded several Certificates of Appreciation and Recognition by ASME. Ph.D. (1971), Purdue University.
Joseph C. Klewicki
Joseph C. Klewicki has been at the University of Utah since 1990, and is currently department chair. His research has been on unsteady flows, vorticity dynamics, mixing, experimental methods, and turbulent boundary layers. His early spanwise vorticity measurements remain sonic of the best resolved ever. More recently, he has addressed turbulence scaling properties at high Reynolds number. In 2003, he and his colleagues developed a new theory for wall turbulence. As an educator, he has incorporated curricular innovations related to enhancing students' capacity to address complex problems, and strongly promotes undergraduate research. He regularly receives commendations for his classroom teaching. Ph.D. (1989), Michigan State University.
Steven G. Koff
Steven G. Koff has demonstrated pioneering knowledge and leadership during the past 20 years in the design and development of gas turbine engines through contributions in research, design, development, manufacturing, and project management. He has been successful in founding and setting up bust ness operations, recruiting and leading highly experienced engineers, carrying out innovative product design and development, and dealing with issues relating to contracts, patents, export control, and labor law. Koff is president of TurboVision, which provides de sign, development, and manufacturing services. In 2000, he was also appointed vice president, Gas Turbine Engineering, Mitsubishi Power Systems. Ph.D. (1986), Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Bohdan T. Kulakowski
Bohdan T. Kulakowski bas made significant contributions to the engineering profession in the areas of education, research, and leadership. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the department's curriculum development and teaching, he has received four different teaching awards. His contributions in vehicle dynamics and vehicle-pavement interactions have been recognized internationally. Kulakowski has been director of the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute for 12 years. Under his leadership, the institute has become internationally recognized for its outstanding contributions in research and education in transportation systems. Ph.D. (1972), Institute of Applied Cybernetics. Polish Academy of Sciences.
Thomas R. Kurfess
Thomas R. Kurfess, P.E., is a leader in the area of high precision system design. His work has been used by industry, national laboratories, and other government entities. He has received numerous awards from both within and outside of ASME. He has served the engineering profession well, serving as associate editor for the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control as well as the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. He has also taught several thousand engineering students during his career, making a significant impact on the engineering field in this country and abroad. Ph.D. (1989), Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Sai C. Lau
Over a 23-year career, Sai. C. Lau, P.E., has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in thermal and fluid sciences, and has supervised the dissertations and theses of many graduate students. He has conducted experimental research on enhanced heat transfer and internal cooling of turbine airfoils. The findings of this research have helped to improve the efficiencies of gas turbine engines and heat exchangers. Lau has published extensively and has been active as an ASME member for many years. At Texas A&M, he has been a faculty senator, and a chair or a member of numerous university-level and departmental committees. Ph.D. (1980), University of Minnesota.
T.J. Lawley, PE., spent 30 years at the University of Texas at Arlington after devoting 10 years to industry. His contribution in furthering the development of the mechanical engineering program was instrumental in bringing the recognition of academic excellence to the university. He has been the recipient of several awards in both design and teaching and is the author of many publications. He earned his B.S. and M.S. at Rice University. Lawley has been an active member of ASME for many years, with a strong record of promoting student participation and enrollment in the organization. Ph.D. (1970), Southern Methodist University.
With a career of more than 213 years in industry, government, and academia, Jay Lee has been an active member of many national and international initiatives in the areas of manufacturing and maintenance system research. He pioneered the embedded machine infotronics technologies (Watchdog Agent and Device-to-Business D2B) for performance degradation assessment and self-maintenance research. He established the first NSF Center on Intelligent Maintenance Systems in 2000. D.Sc. (1992), George Washington University.
Shi-Wei Ricky Lee
Shi-Wei R. Lee is currently on the mechanical engineering faculty and is director of the Electronic Packaging Laboratory at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has been active with ASME for years. He served as vice chair of the Hong Kong Section (1997-98) and was elected as an Executive Committee member of the Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division for 2002-07. Lee has made vital contributions in the following technical areas: computational modeling and nonlinear stress analysis; failure analyses of IC packaging with fracture mechanics and finite element methods; and reliability study of solder joint interconnects in high density electronic assemblies. Lee has co-authored three books and published more than 100 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. Ph.D. (1992), Purdue University.
Aldwyn L. Lequay
Aldwyn L. Lequay, P.E., was for 10 years ASME correspondent for Trinidad & Tobago and all the Caribbean islands. During this time, he aided in the creation of the Latin America and Caribbean ASME Section and formed the ASME Local Group of his country, being the first Local Group chairman from Trinidad & Tobago. During his activity as leader in the Caribbean area, Lequay was coordinator of. ASME Short Courses in Region XIII. He has worked hard on the foundation and development of professional organizations in his country. Among them are the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad & Tobago, T&T Chapter of the Caribbean Association of Technical Vocational Education and Training, and National Training Board of Trinidad & Tobago. In 1991, he received the Trinidad & Tobago National Humming Bird Gold Medal for Service to Engineering Education. He is a graduate of the Central Electricity Generating Board, U.K. 1958.
Howard S. Levine
Howard S. Levine is a principal of Weidlinger Associates Inc. His major areas of research and development have included: analysis of ground motion and structural response flora nuclear and conventional explosions and earthquakes; analysis of structure-medium interaction using nonlinear finite element methods; constitutive model development; analysis of air-blast, fragment, and ground shock loading of hardened reinforced concrete structures, deep tunnels in rock, and above ground industrial structures subjected to conventional weapons effects. He has also participated in nuclear weapons system safety assessments. He has conducted research on the inclusion of plasticity and geometric nonlinearity in the finite element analysis of structures. Ph.D. (1968), Polytechnic University of New York.
David G. Lewicki
David G. Lewicki's engineering research career began some 20 years ago when he joined the U.S. Army's Research Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio. He has performed pioneering research on gear technology for advanced rotorcraft transmissions. His work has contributed to gear fatigue life design criteria, face gear design, and ultrasafe gear failure criteria gear noise reduction. While maintaining an energetic research program, he also obtained master's and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering. He has been a member of ASME since 1986 and currently serves as the chair for the Power Transmission and Gearing Committee. Ph.D. (1995), Case Western Reserve University.
Ming Li currently is the head of the Process Mechanics Section at Alcoa Technical Center. His research interest is in the multi-scale, multidisciplinary approach to manufacturing processes, particularly in integration of material microstructure and micromechanics into material design, process design, and product performance. He has worked in the areas of sheet and bulk metal forming, micromechanisms of fracture, fundamental theory of plasticity and material instability, and dynamic plasticity. Li interacts with academia and government labs. He has made contributions in integration of fundamental research in mechanics and materials into large-scale manufacturing, which has led to significant technology advancement and made substantial economic and societal impact. He performs scientific research, develops new methods, and drives the solutions all the way to the production floor. Ph.D. (1993), University of Florida.
Jerry I. Lin
A pioneer in computational mechanics, Jerry I. Lin's research work in contact algorithms, mixed time integration, element eigenvalue theorems, and element technologies are well known and adopted by many FE codes. He has been an ardent advocate of explicit FE methods. As administrator of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Collaborator Program and the chief liaison to the DOE's Software Center, Lin works to make available and support the laboratory's finite element suites to institutions all over the world. He is the lead developer of DYNA3D, which provides savings to industry. Ph.D. (1985), Northwestern University.
Wladimir H. Linzer
For over 40 years, Wladimir H. Linzer has been actively involved in the design and field servicing of utility and industrial steam generating equipment, teaching and doing research on thermal systems while a professor and head of the department at the Technical University of Vienna. During the course of his career, he has served as a consultant to several major global boiler manufacturers. Doctor of Technical Science (1964), University of Technology, Vienna.
James J. Lofe
James J. Lofe, P.E., of Southern Company Services has proven his engineering and leader ship skills in many ways. He is the author or co-author of 20 technical papers and presentations. He was lead engineer on several projects for improving power station availability both nationally and internationally. Loft has been a member of several important industry task forces and commit tees, including the EEI Prime Movers Performance and Availability Task Force, several ASME Power Divison Committees, ASME Codes and Standards Subcommittee, NERC pc-GAP, Working Group, and most recently, the IEEE Standard 762 Review Committee His awards and honors include the EPRI Innovators Award and the IEEE Prize Paper Award. M.B.A. (1978), University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Christopher S. Lynch
Christopher S. Lynch performs research on ferro-electric materials and their applications. His work has focused on the characterization and modeling of the electromechanical constitutive behavior across multiple scales. Coupled materials models have been implemented in finite element codes for studying fracture phenomena. Recently, he has worked on the development of devices such as piezopumps and prestressed composite actuators with integral nondestructive evaluation capability. Lynch has received the NSF Young Investigator Award. He developed and organized a major conference, as part of the SPIE Inter national Symposium on Smart Materials and Structures, Active Materials: Behavior and Mechanics and acted as conference chair for three consecutive years. After his tenure as conference chair, he became co chair of the Adaptive Structures and Materials Systems Technical Committee of the ASME Aerospace Division. This committee is responsible for coordinating four major international conferences each year: ASME, SPIE, AIAA, and ICAST. He chairs this committee for 2004-05. Ph.D. (1992), University of California, Santa Barbara.
Philip C. Malte
Philip C. Malte has made significant contributions in love-N[O.sub.x] combustion. His pioneering work in 1973 found nitrous oxide to be an important intermediate in the formation of N[O.sub.x] in lean, high-intensity combustion. Arthur Lefebvre, in his 2nd edition of Gas Turbine Combustion, cites the 1900s N[O.sub.x]-pathways studies of Malte's group: "These results have great importance to the design of ultra low-N[O.sub.x] lean-premixed combustors." Malte has provided educational leadership through the development of advanced and introductory courses and programs of study on energy. He is an associate technical editor, ASME Transactions, and chair, Combustion and Fuels Committee, ASME International Gas Turbine Institute. Ph.D. (1971), University of Michigan.
Raj M. Manglik
Raj M. Manglik, P.E., has made seminal and path breaking research contributions in enhanced heat transfer, swirl flows, interfacial phenomena, boiling in additive-laden solutions, thermal processing, and compact heat exchangers. He has more than 135 archival papers and publications to his credit. He is also recognized as a gifted teacher and an educational innovator. He is a professional leader in the field of heat transfer, with proactive participation in ASME, Sigma Xi, and ASHRAE. Ph.D. (1991), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Vincent P. Manno
Vincent P. Manno is associate dean of engineering and professor of mechanical engineering at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. He was department chair of mechanical engineering from 1993 to 2001 and interim dean in 2003. His field of expertise is computational thermal-fluid dynamics, including applications in electronics cooling, thermal manufacturing, and power production. He has been on the Tufts faculty since 1984 and has authored or co authored more than 100 journal articles and technical reports. Manno has also worked in the private sector and served as a U.S. Navy Senior Summer Faculty Fellow. He currently serves on the Review Committee for the Nuclear Engineering Division of Argonne National Lab. He holds a U.S. patent and is a recipient of the SAE's Ralph R. Teetor Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, the Harvey Rosten Award for Excellence in the Thermal Analysis of Electronic Equipment, and the ASME International Curriculum innovation Award. Sc.D. (1983), Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Alma U. Martinez Fallon
Alma U. Martinez Fallon has had a distinguished engineering career at Northrop Grumman Newport News. Currently, she is the manager of planning and manufacturing engineering for the Structural Fabrication and Assembly Division. In this position, she leads nearly 100 technical staff members and is responsible for facilities manufacturing, capacity planning, advance planning for new product lines, manufacturing technology, and implementation. She is also the program manager for key manufacturing technology research and development projects. Martinez Fallon is a national leader in several professional engineering societies, including ASME. She has a long and dedicated record of achievement in outreach for women and minorities in the engineering profession. She is president of the Society of Women Engineers. In 1997, she received the SWE Distinguished New Engineer Award. She has received the Outstanding Woman in the Community Award front Girls Inc., the Peninsula Council Doug Ensor Award for Young Engineer of the Year, and the ASME Dedicated Service Award. She was named one of America's leading minority women in technology by Hispanic Engineer and information Technology magazine. M.S. (1998), George Washington University.
Mehrdad Massoudi has made significant contributions in applying mixture theory to engineering problems. His contributions span the fields of multiphase flows, granular materials, non new-tonian fluids, and turbulence. Ph.D. (1986), University of Pittsburgh.
Norman R. McCombs
Norman R. McCombs is recognized internationally for his pioneering efforts in the research and development, product application, and design of non-cryogenic air separation systems. His involvement in the development of pressure swing adsorption processes and equipment was critical to the success of the first tonnage oxygen plant of its type. His subsequent application of this technology to the design and development of the first portable medical oxygen concentrator catalyzed a worldwide industry. Hundreds of thousands of these devices are currently sustaining the life of those in need around the world. His ongoing efforts continue to have substantial impact on the worldwide oxygen market, ranging from wastewater treatment and fish farming to metal cutting and onboard aircraft use. B.S. (1968), University of Buffalo.
Constantine M. Megaridis
Constantine M. Megaridis' doctoral thesis work result ed in the development Of thermophoretic sampling, which is considered today as the preeminent particle sampling method for morphological characterization of combustion aerosols. For his contributions to aerosol science, be was awarded the 1997 Kenneth T. Whitby Award by the American Association of Aerosol Research. His research programs have attracted grant support from AFOSR, DARPA, NASA, NSF, NIST, Motorola, and several other industrial firms. He is the author or co-author of over 80 archival journal publications and more than 100 conference papers. His recent research in fluid-containing carbon nanotubes has produced groundbreaking data on fluid behavior in nanoenclosures. Ph.D. (1987), Brown University.
Morteza M. Mehrabadi
Morteza M. Mehrabadi is professor and chair of mechanical engineering at Tulane University. He is internationally renowned for his contributions to the fields of mechanics of granular materials, anisotropic elasticity, and kinematics of continua. His contributions include the dilatant double shearing model originally proposed in 1978, and micromechanica] descriptions of fabric evolution and constitutive equations for granular material behavior, and initial rearrangement of particles in liquid phase sintering of powders. He has 43 technical publications and is the recipient of several teaching awards, including the Society of Tulane Engineers and Lee H. Johnson Award for Teaching Excellence in 1992. He is an active member of ASME and serves on the joint Applied Mechanics-Materials Divisions Committee on Constitutive Equations and the Committee on Geomechanics. He joined the Tulane faculty in 1982 after a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University. In 1985, he received the Harold A. Levey Award for significant achievement within 10 years after graduation from Tulane University. Ph.D. (1979), Tulane University.
Achille Messac made pioneering contributions to the field of control structure integrated design, which later led to the broader field of multidisciplinary design optimization. He made seminal contributions in the field of deployment dynamics for shuttle and space station applications, and also developed the physical programming method, which makes optimization easily accessible to industry engineers. He has more than 100 technical publications in dynamics, control, structural dynamics, design theory and methodology, and multiobjective and design optimization. He is a recipient of prestigious awards, serves on several technical society boards and as associate editor of several journals, and has chaired technical committees and international conferences. Ph.D. (1986), Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
William C. Messner
William C. Messner is widely recognized for his achievements in and for the classroom. His research has greatly affected the data storage industry. Controls tutorials for MATLAB that he co-developed are used in more than 80 educational institutions around the world. Undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon consistently rate him one of the most outstanding members of the faculty. His research in data storage systems has led to improved performance of hard disk and tape drives. Six of the 21 graduate students he has advised have carried his research results to one leading data storage manufacturer. Ph.D. (1992), University of California, Berkeley.
Efstathios E. Michaelides
Stathis Michaelides is currently the Leo S. Well Professor of Mechanical Engineering and associate dean for graduate studies and research in the School of Engineering at Tulane University. He served in the past as head of the mechanical engineering department at Tulane (1990-92) and on the M. E. faculty of the University of Delaware (1980-90), where the served as acting chair in 1985 86. Michaelides has also had visiting appointments at institutions in France, Spain, and Greece. His research interests are in the areas of multiphase flows, environmental flows, energy conversion and conservation, thermodynamics, and heat transfer. He has published more than 85 journal articles, has edited 16 symposium volumes, and presented more than 120 papers in scientific symposia, conferences, and meetings. He received an honorary M.A. degree from Oxford University (1983), the Lee H. Johnson Award for Teaching Excellence (1995), a Senior Fulbright Fellowship (1997), and the ASME-Freeman Scholar Award (2002). Ph.D. (1980), Brown University.
Urey R. Miller
Urey R. Miller is recognized as an expert on the design of pressure equipment. He has authored several publications in this area. His recent contributions to shell and tube heat exchanger technology led to publication of the new rules in ASME Section VIII, Parr UHX. He was chairman of the Special Working Group on Heat Transfer Equipment. He is chairman of Sub-group Design. Miller is a member of both ASME Subcommittee VIII and the Standards Committee. He is contributions are significant in the areas of industrial leadership and ASME codes, advancing the technology and public safety. B.S. (1968), University of Evansville.
Vincent R. Miller
Vincent R. Miller has made important contributions to the understanding of aircraft noise transmission. His research developed alternative methods of determining power balance equations, providing engineering prediction tools that did not require extensive computational approaches. Knowledge of the basic physics resulted in acoustic environment predictions within aircraft run-up facilities of such great accuracy that design and construction costs were greatly minimized, resulting in redesign of all U.S. Air Force noise suppression facilities. Miller is also active with the Dayton Section, serving on its executive board the past 25 years. During that tenure, he co-chaired a Winter Annual Meeting first-ever technology transfer session. M.S. (1980), Ohio State University.
H.K. Moon, P.E., is currently manager of the Heat Transfer Group at Solar Turbines Inc. He has made contributions to the profession as outstanding engineer, researcher, innovator, and leader. His career began as an electronics packaging engineer. After earning a doctorate, he worked for an aerospace company before extending his career in the field of gas turbine engineering. He also published 20 conference presentations/proceedings, 10 journal papers, and holds three patents as a co-inventor. Moon sponsored, coordinated, and advised on a number of university heat transfer researches through company and DOE-funded programs. He is currently an ASME K-14 (gas turbine) Heat Transfer Committee member and has served as a session organizer/chair of the IGTI Turbo Expo. Ph.D. (1987), Arizona State University.
Beal Moore's professional career spans more than a half-century in industry in a variety of engineering environments. His career has mirrored the frontier changes in the technical world, with achievements in design, test rag, analysis, research, and management. He started in aircraft design and propeller testing. Subsequently, he moved on to rocketry. As technology expanded, he was at the forefront of nuclear engines for rockets and reactors. Further design efforts were in the area of hydraulics, radioactive materials, and radar systems. Moore has held many positions in project management and research. He has been active at the section and regional level in ASME for more than 30 years. His work has led to codification of the technological past and contributed to young engineers' career development. B.S. (1940), University of Texas.
Jun Ni is a world-renowned scholar in manufacturing research and education. He has made substantial contributions to the field of manufacturing--in particular, manufacturing equipment modeling and control, manufacturing process analysis and improvement, and automotive manufacturing. He has not only published extensively in technical archival journals, but also successfully implemented many of his research findings in industrial applications. Ni is also an innovative educator and has been actively engaged in manufacturing education for more than 15 years. He is currently chair of ASME's Manufacturing Engineering Division. Ph.D. (1987), University of Wisconsin.
Timothy J. O'Hern
The research career of Timothy J. O'Hern at Sandia National Laboratories has been in experimental fluid and thermal sciences, mostly revolving development and implementation of advanced laser or radiation-based diagnostics. Applications have included the areas of industrial-scale multiphase flow systems (gas-solid circulating fluidized beds and gas liquid bubble columns), droplet generation by sprays, cavitation inception in turbulent shear flows, turbulent buoyant plumes and fires, aerosol measurement, and flow through heated screens. His research has provided important fundamental insights into multiphase flow behavior and the means to measure it. He has been an ac five member of the Fluids Engineering Division, which he chaired in 2001-02. He also volunteers time it] public elementary schools, bringing hands-on science to classrooms. Ph.D. (1987), California Institute of Technology.
Marcus G. Pandy
Marcus G. Pandy is the Joe J. King Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. After earning his doctorate in 1987, he became a faculty member at the University of Texas in 1989. Pandy's research contributions are in biomechanics and control of human movement, emphasizing computer models of the musculoskeletal system to study muscle, ligament, and joint function in the normal, injured, and diseased states. He has published 46 journal articles, 10 book chapters, 80-plus conference papers, and a textbook on undergraduate biomechanics. He is a key participant in the NSF funded VaNTH (Vanderbilt-Northwestern-Texas-Harvard-MIT) Engineering Research Center for Bioengineering Educational Technologies. Ph.D. (1987), Ohio State University.
Chul B. Park
Chul B. Park, P.E., is a professor and the holder of the Canada Research Chair in Advanced Polymer Processing Technologies at the University of Toronto. He is also the founder and director of the Microcellular Plastics Manufacturing Laboratory, which enjoys the reputation of being a pioneering research institution in refining the technology mucrocellular foaming of plastics. He is an accomplished scientist with international recognition in the field of polymer foam processing. Park's research results and long list of publications represent a valuable academic and scientific asset. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 professional publications and 72 journal papers. Ph.D. (1993), Massachusetts Institute Of Technology.
Alan R. Parkinson
Alan R. Parkinson is recognized for his sustained contributions to methods and software that improve engineering design productivity. His work includes design optimization theory, algorithms. and software, with particular emphasis on robust design methods, it is characterized by studied simplicity and attention to actual use. This approach is exemplified in his work as the principal contributor to the Optdes/OptdesX software package, which is in use by dozens of companies and academic institutions worldwide Ph.D. (1982), University of Illinois.
Rajnikant V. Patel
Rajnikant V. Patel is recognized for contributions to robotics and controls. His research on the design, simulation, and real-time control of complex robotic systems has resulted in some of the most thorough and exhaustive treatment to date on redundant single and dual arm (open- as well as closed chain) and flexible link manipulators. In the area of controls, Patel has made pioneering contributions to the development of numerically robust and computationally efficient algorithms for computer-aided control system design. This has resulted in the computational tools required to bridge the gap between theoretical advances in control systems and their practical applications. Ph.D. (1973), University of Cambridge, England.
The main focus of Friedrich Pfeiffer's activities is in the areas of dynamics, control, aim optimization of nonlinear mechanical systems. He helped develop a new theory on multibody dynamics with unilateral contacts (constraints), which opened a wide field of practical applications not treated before, mainly for the automotive and mechanical engineering industry. In robotics, automation, and walking machines, his contributions are in elastic robots, the peck-in-hole problem, assembly problems in robotics, and biology-oriented walking. He has built three walking machines. During his industry employment, be worked eight years in the space division and eight years in the guided missile division of MBB, in various leading positions, the last one as vice president of research and development for guided missiles. Dr.-Ing. (1965), Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.
Martin L. Pollack
Martin L. Pollack has been an engineer at Lockheed Martin (previously General Electric) for 28 years, he is currently the advisory engineer for noise technology at the laboratory, which is a senior technical leadership position. Pollack's positions have encompassed methods development, product design, and project troubleshooting. An adjunct associate professor at Union College, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering, encompassing engineering vibrations, structural dynamics, elasticity, continuum mechanics, dynamic systems and controls, and fluid mechanics. Pollack has been an active member of ASME's Noise Control and Acoustics Division (NCAD) since it was founded. He has been active on two committees, and has been chair of the Flow Noise Technical Committee. He has served on the Executive Committee of NCAD, has been program chair and chair of the division, and is currently serving as vice chair. Ph.D. (1975), Polytechnic Institute of New York.
James G. Quintiere
James G. Quintiere is a foremost researcher in fire science. His work on fire growth, fire behavior in compartments, and fire spread is extensive. In 1990, he left NIST and joined the University of Maryland, where he became the John L. Bryan Professor of Fire Protection Engineering. He has published 100 archival papers and two books. Quintiere is a Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and a founding member and former president of the International Association of Fire Safety Sciences. He has chaired the Committee on Fire and Combustion of the ASME Heat Transfer Division. Ph.D. (1970), New York University.
Mahendra D. Rana
Mahendra Rana, P.E., works in the Process and System R&D department of Praxair Inc. in Tonawanda, N.Y. He is a member of several ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Committees, including the Standards Committee (formerly known as the Main Committee). He has distinguished himself during his 30 year career, and has worked extensively on the development of advanced design criteria for safe pressure boundary component construction, with emphasis on fracture-safe and fatigue-resistant methodologies. He has also provided leadership in the codification of these design criteria in both ASME and ISO Pressure Vessel Codes and Standards, thereby making these hires available to industry on an international basis. A common thread of Rana's work is the creative and forward-thinking aspect, always pushing the envelope in both new technology development and its codification. M.M.E. (1970), Illinois Institute of Technology.
A native of Alexandria, Egypt, Gamal Refai-Ahmed obtained both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Alexandria University, Egypt. He has specialized in the thermal management of electronic and optical packaging, developing innovative electronic packaging products at Nortel, Astec-Emerson, Cisco, Ceyba, and ATI Technologies. The author of 39 technical papers, Refai-Ahmed advocates the importance of the thermal effect in electronic packaging of the next generation of multimedia systems. He has been involved in the organization of many nation al and international conferences and is recognized as an expert in thermal management of electronic packaging. Ph.D. (1994), University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Kenneth L. Reifsnider
Kenneth L. Reifsnider has made fundamental contributions in the lifetime prediction of advanced composite materials. His theories have been advanced in more than 180 refereed journal articles, several book chapters, multiple edited books, and in his co-authored work entitled Damage Tolerance and Durability of Composite Material Systems. He is editor in chief of the International Journal of Fatigue and associate editor of the ASME International Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology. At the University of Connecticut, he holds the Pratt & Whitney Chair Professorship of Design and Reliability. Previously, he held the Alexander Giacco Chair Professorship and other distinguished positions at Virginia Tech. He co founded the Virginia Tech Center for Composite Materials and Structures. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Ph.D. (1968), Johns Hopkins University.
Charles F. Reinholtz
Charles F. Reinholtz, Alumni Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, is recognized for his contributions as an educator and a leader in the fields of mechanisms, robotics, and mechanical design. He has served as the faculty advisor to the Virginia Tech student section since 1988 and was recognized with the ASME National Faculty Advisor Award in 1995. He was the recipient of the 1999 Applied Mechanisms and Robotic Conference South-Pointing Chariot Award for "lifetime contributions to the mechanisms community." Reinholtz has also received the Wine Award and the Alumni Teaching Award, two of Virginia Tech's highest honors for teaching excellence. He also served as assistant department head of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech from 1996 to 2002. His current ASME activities include serving as secretary of the Virginia Section and faculty advisor to the ASME Human Powered Vehicle team. He also organized and chaired ASME's first East Coast Human Powered Vehicle competition in 2002. Ph.D. (1983), University of Florida.
Robert R. Reisinger
Robert R. Reisinger, P.E., has made significant contributions to design and safety standards affecting the material handling industry, specifically in the field of overhead cranes and hoists, spanning a period of over 30 years. He has served as a member or chair of more than 20 technical committees, president of both the Hoist Manufacturer's Institute and the Monorail Manufacturers Association, director of the Material Handling Institute, and state director of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers. Associate (1960), Pennsylvania State University. P.E. license, 1969.
Paul J. Remington
Paul J. Remington has been a practicing mechanical engineer for more than 35 years since receiving his Ph.D. He has a special talent for developing mathematical models of the physics of complex phenomena, which provide variable insight for understanding the phenomena and providing the basis for the design and optimization of engineering solutions. He has contributed to a broad range of projects, mainly in acoustics, vibration, and dynamic loads evaluation. He is the author of five U.S. patents and his writings include six book chapters. Ph.D. (1969), Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Peter C. Riccardella
Peter C. Riccardella is an expert in the area of structural integrity of nuclear power plant components. His experience in the nuclear industry for more than 35 years has distinguished him as an authority in the application of fracture mechanics to nuclear pressure vessel and piping problems. He has made numerous contributions to the development of diagnosis and correction protocols involving problems critical to the performance of components in the nuclear power industry. Riccardella has also been a prime mover on the ASME Nuclear In-service Inspection Code in the development of evaluation procedures and acceptance standards for flaws detected during inspection of components. He has been a member of the ASME Section XI subcommittee on In-service Inspection. He has written numerous technical papers and has been the preparer and instructor of a number of industry short courses, including ASME Section XI In-service Inspection Requirements, Introduction to Fracture Mechanics in the Nuclear Industry, and Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics. Riccardella was one of the original founders of Structural Integrity Associates in 1983, and has served as its president since its beginnings. Ph.D. (1973), Carnegie-Mellon University.
James J. Riley
James J. Riley is a fluid dynamicist whose research and teaching emphasize transitioning and turbulent flows. He has had a significant impact on a broad range of problems, among them turbulent dispersion, two-phase flows, boundary layer transition, free shear flows, chemically reacting flows, and geophysical flows. Riley is a pioneer in the development and application of direct numerical simulation to transitioning and turbulent flows; direct numerical simulation is now one of the most important tools in transition and turbulence research. His current research emphasizes turbulent, chemically reacting flows and also waves and turbulence in density-stratified flows and rotating flows. Ph.D. (1972), Johns Hopkins University.
Marc A. Rosen
Marc A. Rosen, P.E., is the founding dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and past president of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering. He was chair of the mechanical engineering department at Ryerson University and worked for Argonne National Laboratory and Finland's Imatra Power Co. With more than 60 research grants and contracts and 350 technical publications, Rosen is an active teacher and researcher in thermodynamics, energy, and exergy. He is a fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, the International Energy Foundation, and the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering. He holds an Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy award for research excellence. Ph.D. (1987), University of Toronto.
William N. Rowley
William N. Rowley, P.E., is a mechanical and corrosion engineering specialist who has records of achievement in engineering management, research, consulting, professional practice, and public service for more than four decades. He established himself as a nationally recognized authority on swimming pool and spa suction entrapment in 1974. He developed the protocol and performed the original research on suction entrapment and produced a series of papers describing the phenomenon. This original work was first used by IAPMO and then by ASME to develop the ASME/ANSI A112.19.8M-1987 American National Standard, "Suction Fittings for Use in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Whirlpool Bathtub Appliances." He helped write and sponsored California's Suction Entrapment Legislation SB 873 (1997) and SB 1726 (2002). While serving in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, Rowley made contributions to the development of improved reliability and safety of U.S. Air Force programs in aircraft flight control and space vehicle design. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1992 as a Major General after a 36 year career. He has earned 23 patents in the fields of pumps, hydraulics, filtration, valves, and safety. Ph.D. (1979), Kensington University, Glendale, Calif.
Jayant S. Sabnis
Jayant S. Sabnis has been recognized by the gas turbine community as an expert in the development of leading-edge technology. In his current capacity as the director of the Center of Excellence in Aerodynamics for Pratt & Whitney, he is responsible for leading a group of more than 160 engineers in one of the world's top aeropropulsion companies. Sabnis has made significant technical contributions in a wide range of technologies and has held increasingly responsible positions as an engineering manager. He has led several technical teams in resolution of critical problems in propulsion systems. His accomplishments include innovations, including patents and technical papers, in fields as diverse as rocket engines, human lung ventilator assists, and a wide variety of turbomachinery components. Ph.D. (1980), Syracuse University.
Anil Saigal is chair and professor of mechanical engineering at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. His fields of expertise are materials engineering and manufacturing processes. He has been on the Tufts faculty since 1983 and has authored or co-authored more than 135 journal and conference proceeding articles. Saigal has served as a Navy/ASEE, NASA/ASEE, and Oak Ridge National Lab Summer Faculty Fellow; research scientist at NIST; scientist in residence at Argonne National Lab; and visiting scientist at MIT. He currently serves as an ABET evaluator. The holder of two U.S. patents, he was a recipient of the 1986 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Outstanding Engineering Educator Award and the 2002 ASME Curriculum Innovation Award. Ph.D. (1983), Georgia Institute of Technology.
Craig Saltiel has made his mark as a researcher, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has contributed to the areas of heat translator, fluid mechanics, energy conversion and storage, environmental remediation and monitoring, materials processing, nanotechnology, and computational analysis. Much of his work is multidisciplinary and involves the integration of multiple physical phenomena, such as microwave heating, where he performed seminal work in studying the interaction of thermal and electromagnetic fields, including the first detailed physical descriptions of thermal runaway and variable frequency microwave processing. As all entrepreneur, he was a key member of a team that developed a breakthrough free particle characterization method, culminating in a commercial instrument honored as one of the top 100 technological innovations to reach the marketplace in 2003. He has served in several capacities for ASME, including division chair, associate technical editor, and division and board representative to the annual Congress. Ph.D. (1986), Tel-Aviv University.
William F. Schmidt
William F. Schmidt, P.E., has been the department head of mechanical engineering at the University of Arkansas for the past 17 years. He has provided many years of continual national leader ship in ASME, ASEE, and NSPE. He has served as the chair of the ASME Department Heads Committee and as a member of the ASME Board on Engineering Education. He has also been a vice president of NSPE and a member of the board of directors of ASEE. His work has appeared in more than 75 publications. Ph.D. (1968), University of Washington.
Huseyin Sehitoglu is an authority in the area of thermomechanical fatigue. He has studied stress-induced phase transformations in metals, and twinning and slip mechanisms in single crystal steels. His research has earned him the Beckman Award in the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Marcus Grossman Award of the American Society for Metals International. A former director of the mechanics and materials program at the National Science Foundation, he currently directs the fracture control program at the University of Illinois, and is editor of the Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology. Ph.D. (1983), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Nipulkumar ("Nip") Shah has contributed much to advancing small gas turbine engine combustor design and applied radiant heat transfer modeling during the past 25 years, he has contributed authorship and leadership to the International ASME Combustion Conferences since 1991. He is also known locally for his ASME national international and San Diego Chapter activities and Human Powered Submarine Races. The submarine races have drawn entries from as far away as Quebec, Canada. Ph.D. (1979), Imperial College.
Benjamin D. Shaw
The career of Benjamin D. Shaw as a mechanical engineer spans two decades. He has conducted sponsored research for federal agencies, state agencies and industry. His research has in creased understanding of topics such as behaviors of droplets, destruction of waste energetic materials, combustion of monopropellants, and vehicle detection technology. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego, and was a faculty member at the University of Connecticut from 1989 to 1991. Since 199], he has been a faculty member at the University of California, Davis. Ph.D. (1989), Princeton University.
Suresh K. Sitaraman
Suresh K. Sitaraman's research expertise is in thermomechanical design, modeling, reliability, and innovative technologies for electronic systems. In particular, he has made seminal contributions to the development of physics-based reliability prediction approaches, microscale and nanoscale material characterization techniques, and innovative interconnect technologies for next generation electronic systems with the goals of miniaturization, improved performance, enhanced reliability, and reduced cost. Sitaraman has published more than 120 technical papers in journals and conferences. He received the Metro-Atlanta Engineer of the Year in Education Award in 1999, the Outstanding Faculty Education Award from the NSF Packaging Research Center, in 1998, and the NSF-Career Award in 1997. He is a professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. Ph.D. (1989), Ohio State University.
Jagdish S. Sokhey
Jagdish S. Sokhey is a senior engineering consultant in the Propulsion System Integration Group with AADC/Rolls Royce Corp. He has been working with STOVL and JSF exhaust nozzle programs since 1993 and has developed TEVEN (3-Hood vectoring nozzle) for LiftFan CDA, and the VAVBN (variable area vane box nozzle) for AADC lift-engine and for the Lockheed-Martin JSF production liftfan. He has more than 28 years of aerospace industry experience in the aeromechanical design and development of propulsion systems, including inlets, exhaust systems, forced mixers, CFD, and engine/nacelle system integration. Sokhey has done extensive analytical development work in CFD with aerodynamic testing of isolated and installed propulsion components. He has unique air craft and engine experience, having worked at Boeing, Rolls-Royce and GE Aircraft Engines. Sokhey has authored over 30 papers, articles, reports, and publications. He has six U.S. patents. He has participated as a reviewer, presenter, and session chairman at ASME and other technical conferences. Ph.D. 11977), University of Cincinnati.
Robert E. Spall
The accomplishments of Robert E. Spall, P.E., span 16 years both in industry and in engineering education and research. He is currently a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Utah State University, with research interests in the area of applied computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer. His work has been documented in the approximately 80 research articles he has authored or co authored in professional journals, conference proceedings, and meetings. He currently serves on the ASME Heat Transfer Division K-20 Committee. Ph.D. (1987), Old Dominion University.
Malur N. Srinivasan
Malur N. Srinivasan has provided significant leadership in mechanical engineering education and research during his 40-year career. Additionally, he has served ASME well in both division and national positions. For 20 years, he taught and supervised graduate research at the Indian Institute of Science. Following that, he was a faculty member at Texas A&M University for 10 years. Then, he joined Lamar University in Texas, where he was appointed chair in 1999. His publications include 110 technical papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. In 1972, he was the recipient of the prestigious Nehru Memorial Scholarship for Postdoctoral Research at the University of Birmingham (U.K.). He has contributed to the technical knowledge base in the areas of castings, superplastic aluminum alloys, mechanical alloying of ceramics, and ultrasonic residual stress measurement. Ph.D. (1971), Indian Institute of Science.
James H. Starnes, Jr.
James H. Starnes, Jr., was a national authority on the response and failure of structures construct ed of fiber-reinforced composite materials, and on airframe structural integrity and structural stability. He was the author or coauthor of over 250 technical papers, including 83 journal papers and 170 papers in national and international conference proceedings. Starnes served on review panels that investigated major structural failures of national assets, such as the Space Shuttle Challenger, the Space Station Node, and the X-33 Liquid Hydrogen Tank. He led the NASA team supporting the National Transportation Safety Board American Airlines 587 accident Investigation. Starnes became an ASME member in 1982. He was elected a Fellow during the summer of 2003, and died following his election. Ph.D. (1970), California Institute of Technology.
Ray B. Stout
Ray B. Stout, P.E., has had a career spanning more than three decades. He joined Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, Westinghouse, in 1969 and advanced from engineer to fellow engineer. In 1979, he joined the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. There, he pioneered efforts in developing deformation and thermodynamics models for the response of materials to strong shock wave loading. From 1989 to '99, Stout advanced from task leader for Zircaloy cladding to technical area leader for waste forth characterization at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. At the invitation of the Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique, he serves as a member of their International Scientific Advisory Board that addresses nuclear waste form characterization research issues for spent fuel policy in France. He has contributed to over 40 publications and holds a U. S. patent. Ph.D. (1970), Illinois Institute of Technology.
Ghatu Subhash has received numerous awards for teaching and research. His awards include the ASME Student Section Advisor Award, SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Who's Who Among America's Teachers, ASEE Outstanding New Mechanics Educator, Michigan Tech's Distinguished Teaching Award, Distinguished Faculty Member of Michigan, and commendation letters from the Michigan governor. Subhash has conducted research in dynamic behavior of materials and has pioneered novel experimental methods that have received U.S. patents and were licensed by national laboratories. He has published more than 85 scientific papers. Ph.D. (1991), University of California, San Diego.
Jian-Qiao Sun, P.E., worked extensively on the generalized cell mapping method since the start of his research career at Berkeley. He has successfully extended the cell mapping to analysis of fuzzy dynamic systems and to optimal controls of stochastic systems. After spending two years at SUNY Binghamton as a postdoc, and four years with the Thomas Lord Research Center, Sun joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware in 1994. He has been successful in supervising graduate students, and conducting funded research projects. He enjoys teaching, research, and academic freedom. Ph.D. (1988), University of California, Berkeley.
Bengt Sunden, P.E., is internationally known for his contributions to the understanding of mechanisms of the heat and momentum transport in complex geometries, enhancement of heat transfer, improvement and development of computational methods, development of CFD, and heat exchanger computer codes. His research has been disseminated in over 250 technical papers in journals, refereed symposia, and conference proceedings. Also, he has co-edited 15 monographs on heat transfer in gas turbines, compact heat exchangers, fuel cells, fluid flow, and beat transfer in micro- and nanoscale devices, and computational methods for fluid flow and heat transfer. Ph.D. (1979), Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
Zhigang Suo may be one of the most dominant voices of his generation in solid mechanics. His contributions have been recognized with awards like the Alexander von Humbolt Research Fellow Award, the Pi Tau Sigma Gold Metal from ASME, and the Special Achievement Award for Young Investigators from the AMD Division of ASME. Zhigang has been an active member of ASME since 1990. He has organized a multitude of ASME symposia and currently serves as the chair of the Electronic Materials Committee (Materials Division) of ASME. Ph.D. (1989), Harvard University.
Michael A. Sutton
Michael A. Sutton has made significant contributions in the areas of research and development, education, and leadership in the engineering profession. His research, which has led to the development of accurate 2-D and 3-D computer vision methods for non contacting measurement of surface deformations, are internationally recognized. His contributions to the development of engineering fracture criterion, with emphasis on critical crack opening displacement concepts for aerospace materials, are also highly regarded. His leadership in the technical community has been marked by the presidency of the Society for Experimental Mechanics and election to the Fellow grade in SEM in 1999. Ph.D. (1981), University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana.
Kohei Suzuki has had a distinguished career of over 30 years at the University of Tokyo and Tokyo Metropolitan University. His expertise in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering are known worldwide. He has produced numerous papers in international and Japanese domestic publications. Suzuki's entire career has involved university service, developing excellent research and being appreciated by his peers and students as an outstanding teacher. He was appointed dean of the engineering Faculty in 2003. Suzuki has been active with ASME and PVP for 20 years, on the Seismic Engineering Technical Committee, developing papers and sessions, and serving four year terms as secretary and vice chair, and a pair of two-year terms as committee chair. Dr. of Engineering (1975), University of Tokyo.
V. P. Swaminathan has had more than 27 years of professional experience: 10 years at Westinghouse Electric Corp., 14 years at Southwest Research Institute, and over three years at TurboMet International, a consulting company he founded in 2001. He has extensive experience in steam turbine and power plant materials, gas turbine superalloy metallurgy, high-temperature coatings, root-cause failure analysis, material selection, and application. Through his research and development work, he developed advanced fracture mechanics methodology and patented computer software to estimate the remaining life of high-temperature steam turbine rotors. He made significant contributions to the understanding of gas turbine material and coating degradation during service, and developed critical material properties and a state-of-the-art remaining life assessment method for combustion turbine hot section blades. Ph.D. (1977), University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Chin An Tan
Chin An Tan is active in ASME, currently serving as an associate editor of the Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, an assistant editor of the Design Engineering Division Newsletter, and on the Advisory Board of the 2005 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences. He has also been chair of the Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound of the Design Engineering Division. Tan has made contributions to the advancement of engineering in local automotive industries, through his novel work in the identification of the mechanisms of disc brake squeal and active wave control concepts for the vibration and noise control of axially moving systems. He has received teaching awards at all levels of" his academic efforts. He guided the Wayne State Human Powered Vehicle Team in its first entry, to the national competition to win the best design award. Ph.D. (1989), University of California, Berkeley.
Karen A. Thole
Karen A. Thole, P.E., is a professor at Virginia Tech, and serves as the director of the Virginia Tech Center of Turbomachinery and Propulsion. She is renowned for her gas turbine heat transfer research, having produced extensive experimental studies of fluid mechanics and thermal aspects of gas turbine flows. These studies have provided the gas turbine industry benchmark data, and new designs, for the development of advanced gas turbine engines. Her research has been published in more than 75 papers. Thole is also a national leader in promoting increased involvement of women in academia and has received an NSF Advance VT Professorship. Ph.D. (1992), University of Texas.
Kwun-Lon Ting was the recipient of the South-Pointing Chariot Award flora the Applied Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, which recognizes the top re searchers or leaders and their contribution in the area of applied mechanisms and robotics. He was also the recipient of the Roth Award and Service Award from the conferences. He has received $1.4 million in nine research giant awards from the National Science Foundation and published over 100 research papers in the areas of kinematics, mechanism design, robotics, and manufacturing. His discovery of the N-bar rotatability laws of linkages and manipulators was a landmark contribution. He was the first recipient to twice win the Kinslow Engineering Research Award at Tennessee Technological University. He has been editor of the Journal of Applied Mechanisms and Robotics and co-director of applied mechanisms and robotics conferences. He was an elected member of the Mechanism Committee of the Chinese Academy of Mechanical Engineering. Ph.D. (1982), Oklahoma State University.
Hareesh V. Tippur
Hareesh V. Tippur holds an Alumni Professorship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University in Alabama. He has made contributions to optical metrology and fracture mechanics. He is credited with the development of an optical wave-front shearing interferometer called Coherent Gradient Sensor (CGS) for investigating dynamic fracture behavior of polymers, metals, and composites. CGS has recently been used for characterizing thin structures and films as well. His research has also resulted in the development of an infrared interferometric sensor for Failure characterization of solids with a high degree tolerance for surface damage and roughness. Tippur's contributions to experimental fracture mechanics include demonstration of dynamic crack propagation along bimaterial interfaces close to sonic speeds that subsequently inspired research on intersonic crack propagation in bimaterials. Tippur joined the California Institute of Technology as a post-doctoral follow be lore becoming a faculty member at Auburn in 1990. Ph.D. (1988), SUNY-Stony Brook.
From 1960 to '73, the R&D engineering activit'y of Peter Toma, P.E., brought contributions in designing industrial systems combining heating and refrigeration. Upon completing his Ph.D. dissertation in 1975, his R&D activity continued at National Research Council Canada where he was promoted to distinguished research officer. His work essentially contributed to improving the efficiency of heavy oil recovery in Alberta as well as to pulp and paper separation equipment and multiphase novel metering systems. Since 1989, Toma has been an adjunct professor at the University of Alberta. He has contributed actively to ASME. first within the Petroleum Division and recently as a member of the Process Industries Division (he chaired the Heat Transfer Committee for two years). He has been involved with 111 patents as author or co-author. Ph.D. (19741, Polytechnic Institute, Bucharest, Romania.
Mohamed B. Trabia
Mohamed B. Trabia, professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, has had a career spanning nearly 20 years, with primary contributions in academia to research, teaching, and administration. His research work has focused on design, controls, and optimization. One of the areas where he has been particularly productive is in applications of fuzzy logic control. The developments he and his students have addressed include automatic tuning of fuzzy controllers using optimization techniques, and numerous applications of fuzzy logic. Trabia has also developed new optimization search algorithms that incorporate Fuzzy logic. He has been active on the ASME Design Automation Committee, and has held various positions in the ASME Silver State Section, in eluding advisor to the ASME Student Section. Ph.D. (1987), Arizona State University.
Ching-fen Tsai, P.E., has more than 25 years of experience in thermodynamics, heat transfer, thermal management, and fluid dynamics. Within Boeing, he has developed many unique analytical methods and computer codes for various vital advanced programs. His contribution is broadly recognized as evidenced by recognition received both within Boeing and from NASA. His work and research were presented and well received at numerous SAE, AIAA, and ASME technical conferences. Tsai is also involved in supporting various classified programs within Boeing. In this regard, he provides his board advanced innovative expertise in resolving complex technical challenges to push state-of-the-art in safety and security for the nation. Ph.D. (19771. University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.
Mike C. Tsao
Mike C. Tsao, P.E., is a pioneer in international standards for ultrasonic nondestructive testing and ultrasonic imaging methods, a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group on TC 135 and chairman of ASTM E 7.06.08 Ultrasonics ISO Activities. He was instrumental in the development of three international standards for ultrasonic testing (ISO 10375, ISO 12715, and ISO 12710), achieving Fundamental understanding of contact ultrasonic testing phenomena that had puzzled nondestructive testing inspectors For over a half-century. His innovative designs of new ultrasonic reference blocks and associated test procedures unified all significant features of the previous designs, and led to the development of new and improved ultrasonic imaging methods for testing structures of complex geometries, such as shrink-fit components, welded assemblies, castings, and composite materials. He was a post doctoral Fellow in the Department of Engineering Sciences at Oxford University, U.K. (1969-71). He is an adjunct professor of engineering sciences at the University of Connecticut at Avery Point. Ph.D. (1969), Carnegie Mellon University.
John M. Tuohy, Jr.
The career of John M. Tuohy, Jr., P.E., has spanned the evolution of the nuclear industry from his first involvement in the mid-1960s as an undergraduate experimenting on a zero power reactor in New York City and being awarded an Atomic Energy Commission Fellowship. He has contributed to the development of liquid metal fast breeder reactors, tritium feed and recovery systems for the tokamak fusion reactor and light water reactors, particularly in the design of radioactive waste treatment systems. Known for his patience and skill in explaining complex issues in all understand able manner, he devoted 13 years to teaching at Manhattan College (his alma mater) and at Stevens Institute of Technology. He has 30 years of active participation in ASME as a member and past chair of the Radwaste Systems Committee and later on the Nuclear Engineering Division Executive Committee, where he was also chairman. He is currently a vice president with The Shaw Group, a major provider of services to the energy industry. M.S. (1970), Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
John C. Tverberg
John C. Tverberg, P.E., has had a career of 46 years, starting at the Bureau of Mines and continuing at present with his consulting firm, Metals and Materials Consulting Engineers. He worked for General Electric, Battelle, and Westinghouse, all at the Hanford Atomic Products Operation, Carpenter Technology, and Trent Tube Division of Crucible Materials. He was an exchange scientist in Germany with Euratom. Tverberg contributed to nuclear fuel, zirconium alloy, and weapons systems development. His specialty became stainless steel metallurgy, heat transfer, and surface chemistry. He was education director for the Great Lakes Composites Consortium. He retired from Trent Tube in 2001. M.S. (1956), University of Arizona.
Firdaus E. Udwadia
Firdaus E. Udwadia is an internationally recognized researcher in the field of structural and analytical dynamics, structural identification, and control. His fundamental and original research contributions in the areas of structural and analytical dynamics have provided new methods of analysis of complex mechanical systems and new physical insights that were earlier unavailable. His seminal contributions to structural identification and control of structural and mechanical systems have significantly contributed to the state-of-the-art. He has pioneered the development of new methods for on-orbit identification of spacecraft structures and the tracking control of nonlinear mechanical systems. Ph.D. (1972), California Institute of Technology.
Vijay G. Ukadgaonker
Vijay G. Ukadgaonker has taught at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay. He has guided students in the fields of stress analysis, Fracture mechanics, and finite element methods, to name a few areas. He developed the Strength of Materials Laboratory, and has consulted for Larsen & Turbo, Indo-Burma Petroleum Co., Central Railway, Western Railway, and Swastik Rubber Products, among others. He has worked on sponsored projects from the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, Aeronautical Research and Development Board, and Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research. He has published reviewed papers in national and international journals and presented papers in India and abroad. Ph.D. (19791, Indian Institute of Technology.
Charles W. Wampler II
Charles W. Wampler is known for his publications on the kinematics of robots and mechanisms, especially his fundamental contributions to the theory of polynomial continuation and its application to kinematic analysis and synthesis. Other areas of significant contribution concern the calibration of robots, analysis of multiloop mechanisms, and the theory of kinematically redundant robot manipulators. Within General Motors, he has been a leader in the development of robotic fixtures to facilitate the production of multiple vehicle body styles on the same assembly line. With the system developed by Wampler and his colleagues in use in several plants, GM bestowed its top technical honor (the Boss Kettering Award) on the team in 1999 and continues to spread the system to new facilities today. Ph.D. (1985), Stanford University.
Jenne-Tai (J.T.) Wang, a GM technical fellow and the group manager of occupant and pedestrian safety systems at General Motors Research and Development, has been a mechanical engineer for 31 years. While working on steel making at China Steel Corp. in Taiwan, he gained broad engineering experience through building an integrated steel mill. After obtaining his Ph.D. in 1986, he joined GM Research Laboratories. His research and development work started with airbag systems and progressed to the general field of vehicle safety. The results of his work have been widely used by the automotive industry. Their benefits include fewer crash tests, shorter vehicle development time, and better vehicle safety. Wang has published 46 technical papers and holds 14 patents. His accomplishments have earned him many distinguished GM awards. In 2003, National Engineers Week and the Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA honored him as one of the Asian American Engineers of the Year. Ph.D. (1986), University of Cincinnati.
Brent W. Webb
Brent W. Webb has had a significant impact on the heat transfer discipline, as evidenced by 140 publications (90 archival) and some 600 citations of his published work. His research includes contributions in such diverse areas as melting and solidification, natural and forced convection electronics cooling, jet impingement heat and mass transfer, transport in glass melting processes, and radiative transfer in high-temperature environments. His pioneering work on the development of engineering models for the prediction of radiative transfer in high-temperature gas environments has been widely adopted. Webb was an associate technical editor of the ASME Journal off Heat Transfer, and has been active in the ASME K-Committees on Heat Transfer in Electronics and Heat Transfer in Energy Systems. Ph.D. (1986), Purdue University.
John A. Williams
John A. Williams has made significant advances in several branches of tribology. His early work concerned the role of lubricants in cutting, forming, and shaping processes, where he showed the importance of the lubricant's vapor phase, with implications for machining with mist or minimal lubrication. He has done pioneering work in the analysis of abrasive wear, which is important in itself and in interpreting the results of materials testing investigations. His research includes the application of the principles of shakedown to hardened and coated surfaces. Most recently, he has been concerned with both the mechanisms of boundary lubrication and tribological phenomena at the small scale as often encountered in the fabrication and operation of MEMS. He has published extensively and is the author of a widely used textbook, Engineering Tribology. Williams is a fellow of IMechE. He was a founding fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge, where he has directed studies in engineering for the past 26 years. Ph.D. (1976), Cambridge University, U.K.
J. Mitch Wolff
As a professor at Wright State University in Ohio, J. Mitch Wolff has made significant contributions to teaching, research, and service. He and his students have contributed in the areas of unsteady aerodynamics, forced response, and instrumentation for turbomachinery. His students have won numerous awards in student competitions. Wolff has been instrumental in many mechanical engineering program improvements at Wright State. He has been the ASME student section advisor for the past seven years. Under his guidance, this section has grown significantly in both numbers and activities. He has won awards at the local, regional, and national levels for his contributions in teaching, research, and service. Wolff is a member of ASEE and SAE, and an associate fellow of AIAA. Ph.D. (1995), Purdue University.
Paul K. Wright
Paul Kenneth Wright obtained his degrees at the University of Birmingham, England, and is the A. Martin Berlin Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Berkeley. He is also co-chairman of the Management of Technology Program, and associate dean for distance learning. He co-authored Manufacturing Inteligence with D.A. Bourne, and Metal Cutting with E.M. Trent. In addition, he serves as a consultant. His most recent book, 21st Century Manufacturing, just won the Book of the Year Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. His research has focused on product design, manufacturing, robotics, expert systems, open-architecture control, rapid prototyping, Internet-based CAD/CAM, management of technology, and distance learning. Ph.D. (1971), University of Birmingham, England.
Frank Z.H. Yang
Frank Z.H. Yang, P.E., is a senior project engineer and has conducted research in two-phase flow and heat transfer for more than 25 years. In 1991, he joined Heat Transfer Research Inc., where he made significant contributions to the development of heat and mass transfer and pressure drop mathematical models and correlations for tubeside and shell-side condensation of pure and multicomponent mixtures with and without non-condensable gases. Yang led HTRI's experimental research program in industrial scale condensation. In addition, he has made significant improvements to heat transfer and pressure drop methods for air-cooled heat exchangers. These substantial developments have been incorporated into HTRI computer software, which is the industry standard in use at more than 500 corporate sites worldwide. Ph.D. (1991), State University of New York at Stony Brook.
John C. Ziegert
John C. Ziegert is both a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Florida and director of the Machine Tool Research Center. He has taught mechanical engineering for over 25 years. He conducts research in advanced manufacturing processes, including machine tool metrology and error compensation, development of instruments and machines for precision dimensional metrology, and design and development of high-speed milling machines. He is the inventor of the laser ball bar, the first instrument capable of direct measurement of the spatial positioning accuracy of CNC machine tools with submicron accuracy, and over large work volumes. He is a founding partner of Tetra Precision Inc. Ph.D. (1989), University of Rhode Island.
Mohammed A. Zikry
Mohammed A. Zikry has made notable contributions to the mechanics of material and engineering communities through his research, educational, and leadership accomplishments. He joined the faculty at North Carolina State University in 1990 after receiving his Ph.D. in applied mechanics. He has developed new and unique predictive interrelated computational and experimental methodologies that have linked microstructural effects, such as grain boundaries and morphologies and dislocation densities, at different scales, to failure mechanisms in metals, alloys, and intermetallics. This has resulted in significantly improved computational models for the development of new materials and structures. Ph.D. (1990), University of California, San Diego.