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The ASME fellow: a membership grade of distinction.

The ASME Board of Governors confers the Fellow grade of member ship on worthy candidates to recognized their outstanding engineering achievements.

Nominated by their peers, these 2008-2009 Fellows have had 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of continuous active corporate membership in ASME.

There are 105 new Fellows out of a total of 2,898.

THE 2008-2009 ASME FELOWS

Bogdan V. Antohe

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Bogdan V. Antohe joined MicroFab Technologies in 1996. His graduate research was in fluid flow and heat transfer, and included contributions to the theory characterizing turbulence in porous media. Antohe's work at MicroFab addresses the theory and principles of operation of piezoelectric ink-jet printers. He has expanded the use of the micro-dispensing technology outside traditional printing, including the development of novel systems and processes for biomedical, electronics and display areas. Antohe is an active member of the ASME North Texas Section, which recognized him with the Scott Kalmus Award for sustained and outstanding support. Ph.D. (1996), Southern Methodist University.

Ellen M. Arruda

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Ellen M. Arruda is recognized for her work on the mechanics of amorphous and semi-crystalline polymers, elastomers and soft tissue. Her finite-deformation constitutive models of non-linear, polymeric materials, such as the eight-chain ("Arruda-Boyce") model, have been implemented in numerical codes, and are used extensively in industry and academia in the research and design of engineering polymers. She has pioneered methods to co-culture scaffold-free tissue constructs to engineer functional tissue interfaces. Her service to ASME includes Associate Editorship of the Journal of Applied Mechanics and the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. Ph.D. (1992), Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Amit Bagchi

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Amit Bagchi has worked in academia, industry and government, in the areas of research and development, product and process launch, program management, and teaching. During his 18 years of teaching and industrial research, he developed new concepts in rapid prototyping, machining, finishing and polishing, and in-line inspection. He has had multiple and varied patents and publications. Bagchi has combined his research interests with excellent communication and management skills to lead advanced technology projects for the U.S. government for the past seven years. For ASME, he has organized symposia and reviewed technical papers since 1984, as well as leading the Manufacturing Engineering Division--most recently as Chair, Executive Committee. Ph.D. (1984), Carnegie Mellon University

Gang Bao

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Gang Bao has worked in the application of mechanics to problems in materials and biology, including composite materials, biological materials and mechanotransduction. He has done research in the development and application of nanotechnology to medicine, including the development of molecular imaging probes and nanoparticle bioconjugates for studies of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and DNA repair machines. Ph.D. (1987), Lehigh University.

Francine Battaglia

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Francine Battaglia has made significant contributions to the engineering profession through research, education and leadership. She has used her expertise in computational fluid dynamics and computational modeling to analyze building energy utilization, improve energy production processes, and model multiphase reacting flows. Most notably, her work on fluidized bed technology is being applied to industrial reactors to improve gasification of coal and biomass. Battaglia has been a leader and an active contributor to ASME since 1999. She is currently serving as Chair of the Fluid Mechanics Technical Committee and organizing and chairing symposia for the Fluids Engineering Division. Battaglia was an ASME faculty advisor for six years. Ph.D. (1997), The Pennsylvania State University.

Olivier A. Bauchau

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Olivier A. Bauchau is Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. After obtaining his Ph.D. he joined the faculty at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has been at Georgia Tech since 1995. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, the Journal of the American Helicopter Society and Multibody System Dynamics. His fields of expertise include finite element methods for structural and multibody dynamics, rotorcraft aeroelasticity, and experimental mechanics and dynamics. He has extensively published in those areas. Ph.D. (1981), Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Subrata Bhattacharjee

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Subrata Bhattacharjee currently holds a Professorship in ME and an Adjunct Professorship in the CS Department at San Diego State University. His research accomplishments, sponsored by NASA, NSE and the government of Japan, include the discovery of a new non-dimensional number that is routinely used in convection textbooks, development of the first flame spread formula for the microgravity regime, and discovery of self-extinguishing flames in a quiescent microgravity environment. More than 18,000 users and 120 academic institutions have registered to use his web-ware TEST (thermofluids.net). Prentice Hall is about to publish a textbook on Thermodynamics by Bhattacharjee. Ph.D. (1988), Washington State University.

Thierry A. Blanchet

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Thierry A. Blanchet is recognized for his contributions regarding materials tribology, particularly self-replenishing solid lubrication. His investigations of particle-filled polymers furthered quantitative wear descriptions to transient run-in, also developing superior nanoparticle wear resistance mechanisms. His studies on irradiated fluoropolymers extended to sterilized joint replacement oxidation, proposing conditions for simulative aging and alternately crosslinked wear-resistant polyethylene. His models of vapor phase lubrication have been adapted to DLC coatings and MEMS environmental tribology. Blanchet chaired ASME/STLE's International Joint Tribology Conference, is Associate Editor for ASME's Journal of Tribology and STLE's Tribology Transactions, and has received ASME's Newkirk Award and STLE's Hodson and Sonntag Awards. Ph.D. (1992), Dartmouth College.

L. Catherine Brinson

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L. Catherine Brinson conducts research in the area of the mechanics of advanced material systems, with an emphasis on polymer nanocomposites, shape memory alloys and biomaterials. Brinson developed an empirical model for phase transformations in shape memory materials, now known as the "Brinson model." She has also developed multiphase polymer systems, including nanocomposites. Her experiments and simulations define the interphase zone of altered polymer behavior near interfaces and its percolation. Brinson's work is enabling intelligent design of these complex material systems. Brinson has also played many leadership roles nationally and internationally in mechanical engineering. Ph.D. (1990), Caltech.

Mustapha Chaker

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Mustapha Chaker is a Senior Turbo-machinery Specialist at Bechtel Corporation. He is a pioneer in the area of inlet fogging of gas turbines for power augmentation. His seminal work at Mee Industries in the area of droplet atomization, gas turbine fogging and wet compression over the past decade has laid the foundation for this industry. He is the currently Chair of the ASME IGTI Industrial and Cogeneration Committee. Dr. Chaker has over 35 publications. Ph.D. (1995), University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France.

Emile Charles

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Throughout his career, Emile Charles has worked in areas that support national development. He has consulted in water and wastewater engineering and management as well as maintenance management and quality assurance. He led the charge to have maintenance management recognized and practiced in the non-energy sector and supported this effort with lectures and publications geared towards having the best practice adopted. His service to the engineering community includes his presidency of the Association of Professional Engineers and membership on the board responsible for the registration of Engineers. M.S. (1970), Queen's University.

Jinn-Kuen Chen

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Jinn-Kuen Chert is the William and Nancy Professor and the Director of the University of Missouri's Center for Ultrashort, Ultraintense Lasers. He has worked with a wide spectrum of ultrafast transport phenomena and solid mechanics, including ultrashort laser material interactions, meshless particle methods, impact mechanics, and composite materials. He has over 150 publications. Before joining the University of Missouri in 2005, he was the technical advisor of the Laser Effects Research Branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory. He served as a research advisor for the National Research Council from 2000 to 2005. Ph.D. (1984), Purdue University.

Ping-Hei Chen

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Ping-Hei Chen is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at National Taiwan University. His primary areas of research are experimental heat transfer, microfluidic devices, and biomedical instruments. He has conducted research in engineering applications of nanoparticles and developed several novel devices, including miniature heat pipes, sensors, real-time PCR machine, and biochips for detection of biomolecules. He has published more than 90 journal articles and over 40 conference papers for a wide range of engineering applications involving inkjet printheads, miniature heat pipes, sensors, real-time PCR machines, and biochips. Ph.D. (1988), University of Minnesota.

Wei Chen

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Throughout her academic career, Wei Chen has made important contributions to the field of engineering design in both theory and computational techniques. She has worked in several areas of optimization under uncertainty, metamodeling, multidisciplinary design, and decision-based design. Chert established an active research program and has successfully brought innovative research into real industrial applications. Ph.D. (1995), Georgia Institute of Technology.

Hyung Hee Cho

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Hyung Hee Cho, has worked in the mechanical engineering field for more than 20 years in both research and education. He has been working on critical heat transfer issues in turbomachinery. His collaboration with industry in Korea has resulted in many patents and technological breakthroughs. Serving as a Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department and Associate Dean of the Engineering College, Yonsei University, he has inspired many students by developing innovative curriculum. He has received many awards in research and education. His activities with ASME include serving on the Heat Transfer Division K-14 technical committee since 2001, organizing sessions for the Turbo Expo conference, and giving keynote speeches. Ph.D. (1992), University of Minnesota.

Greg Chrysler

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Greg Chrysler currently holds 94 issued patents with an additional 20 pending, and has published over 50 publications relating to the cooling of electronic packages. He has contributed extensively to the development of novel cooling technologies at IBM for 13 years, at Intel for 11 years, and more recently as a Senior Thermal R&D Engineer at NMB Technologies, CoolTech Organization. In addition he has served as Associate Technical Editor of ASME Journal of Heat Transfer and has and continues to teach short courses during the course of his distinguished career.

Marcelo J.S. de Lemos

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Marcelo J.S. de Lemos is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Aeronautical Institute of Technology--ITA, Brazil. He was previously Resident Associate at Argonne National Laboratory and Visiting Scholar at Ruhr-Universitat-Bochum, Germany. He has set a new mathematical framework for novel treatment of turbulent flow, heat, and mass transfer through permeable media. He is founder and head of the Computational Transport Phenomena Laboratory--LCFT of ITA. He has published more than 300 articles, five book chapters, authored one book, and edited two. Ph.D. (1983), Purdue University.

Christopher DellaCorte

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Christopher DellaCorte leads a research team at NASA's Glenn Research Center devoted to the development of oil-free turbine propulsion and power systems. His work resulted, in 1999, in the world's first demonstration of an oil-free turbocharger for heavy duty applications. He has published extensively (over 90 publications) on the friction and wear of materials at high temperatures and holds three patents for novel high temperature solid lubricant technology. He has received many, awards from ASME and STLE for-his work in the field of tribology. Ph.D. (1989), Case Western Reserve University.

Ricky D. Dixon

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Ricky D. Dixon has been involved with the ASME Codes and Standards Sub-Group on High Pressure Vessels for over 10 years as well as the High Pressure Technology Committee of ASME'S Pressure Vessel and Piping Division. Dixon has published many articles on the design of high pressure equipment using finite element analysis and also contributed to developing new rules and guidelines for high pressure vessel design. He has served as Technical Paper Representative twice and is the Vice Chairman for the HPT Committee of the ASME PVP Division and the HPT Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology. M.S. (1990), Ohio State University.

Moustafa El-Gindy

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Moustafa El-Gindy is senior scientist at the Applied Research Laboratory of Pennsylvania State University. He has worked with various leading institutions such as the National Research Council (Canada) and the FHWA. He has conducted studies in heavy-vehicle dynamics, high-speed crash, and rumble strips with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Pennsylvania DoT, FHWA, Chrysler, Volvo, National Crane, and others. Among his contributions is the development of safety measures for heavy-vehicles and neuro-tire simulation, used worldwide today. El-Gindy is known as a leader in commercial vehicle dynamics. He is founding editor of the only heavy-vehicles journal, the Journal of Heavy-Vehicle Systems. Ph.D. (1980), Budapest Technical University

Michael W. Ellis

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Michael Ellis has focused on teaching and research in the thermal sciences and on professional leadership. He is a leader in the development of the thermal sciences curriculum at Virginia Tech and is an award winning teacher. His research has improved the understanding of water transport in fuel cell electrodes and has helped to establish experimental techniques for characterizing electrode water transport properties. He has contributed to the development of a viscoelastic framework for understanding durability in PEM fuel cells and has helped to develop analytical tools for assessing fuel cell cogeneration for buildings. Ellis has served the profession through a variety of leadership roles in ASME, including chairing international symposia and conferences. Ph.D. (1996), Georgia Tech.

Joel G. Feldstein

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Joel G. Feldstein has been an leader of every ASME committee he has been on. His views on technical and management issues earned him an appointment as Vice-Chair and then Chair of SC IX soon after joining it. As Vice-Chair of the BPV Standards Committee, he was its Executive Committee Chair leading that group to effective results. In his term as the last Chair of the BPV Standards Committee, he led it and the volunteers on its subordinate groups to achieve the objectives of the realignment into multiple BPV Standards Committees. M.S. (1969), Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.

Ruqiang Feng

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Ruqiang Feng has contributed to the characterization of material response under dynamic loading. He has developed new Kolsky torsion bar experiments for high-rate rheometry and dynamic tribometry, and techniques for determining effective strengths of shock-compressed solids. His work on polycrystal modeling of ceramics has led to a better understanding of their inelastic deformation and Failure mechanisms under impulsive compression and spallation. His recent work on atomistic-quasicontinuum hybrid modeling of heterogeneous material interfaces is an advancement in concurrent multiscale material modeling. He has been an ASME member since 1992 and recently chaired the ASME Experimental Mechanics Technical Committee. Ph.D. (1993), Johns Hopkins University.

Zaichun (Frank) Feng

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Zaichun (Frank) Feng's outstanding contributions in research and development in nonlinear dynamics include bifurcations of resonant surface waves, characteristics of droplets, bubbles, and fluid particles, wave transitions and coupling, and dual-delay-line oscillator surface acoustic wave sensors. Feng's review article invited by the Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics reflects a milestone in his research career. His recognized contributions in higher education include his joining Undergraduate Honor Research with the Graduate Programs to significantly increase the domestic population of the Graduate Program at the University of Missouri, in support of the leadership of U.S. industries. Ph.D. (1990), University of Minnesota,

Nelson H. Forster

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Nelson Forster is the Principal Investigator for U.S. Air Force research in mechanical systems for gas turbine engines. His research has led to the use of vapor lubrication in turbine engines, carbon-carbon bearing cages, heat transfer modeling of high-speed bearings, improved prognostics for lubrication systems, and the introduction of silicon nitride bearings in aviation engines. He is a Fellow of the Air Force Research Laboratory, a former Chair of the ASME Research Council on Tribology, and recipient of the ASME Tribology Division's Innovative Research Award for the invention and development of carbon-carbon composite bearing cages. Ph.D. (1996), University of Dayton.

Flavio J.B.F. Franco

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Flavio Franco is the past Leader of ASME District H and has served as Secretary and Chairman of the ASME UK Section and Chairman of the European Sub-Region of Region XIII. Franco has spent most of his career in power generation fields, especially hydroelectric power plant projects and research and development projects related to thermal power plants in Brazil and Europe. He has held many technical and management positions in international projects sponsored by the European Commission and the British Government. Ph.D. (1991), Imperial College, London.

James D. Froula

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James D. Froula is known as a leader in engineering association management. Executive Director of Tau Beta Pi, he is chief staff officer for the world's largest engineering organization. He has also been the Editor of The Bent since 1982. A former NSF fellow, he spent 12 years with IBM, receiving a first-level invention achievement award and an outstanding innovation award as mechanical manager for the Model 60 Copier. A registered P.E. and Sigma Xi member, he served on the AAES award selection committee and as ACHS president. M.S. (1967), University of Tennessee.

Shuichi Fukuda

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Shuichi Fukuda's contributions to design engineering include publishing 39 books (four in English, one in Korean), 106 journal papers, and receiving 27 awards (ASME CIA Honorable Mention, CIE Best Paper, among others). His welding support system is a pioneering work and his team's parallel parking support system won the Gold Medal in the Lincoln Foundation National Design Contest, followed by the Bronze the following year. Fukuda was Chair, Japan Section, held YEF in Japan twice, and served for the Asia Pacific sub-region, Region XIII. He has hosted many conferences and delivered many keynotes in Japan, Brazil, Ireland, India, the U.S., and elsewhere. Dr. Eng. (1972), University of Tokyo.

Philippe H. Geubelle

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Over his 15-year professional career, Philippe Geubelle has distinguished himself as an engineer and educator in computational mechanics. His research accomplishments include the development of novel numerical methods for fracture mechanics, computational design and modeling of biomimetic self-healing and cooling materials, and multi-scale modeling of heterogeneous materials. He has received multiple awards for his research, teaching, and advising work, and he has supervised over thirty graduate students. He has also played key leadership roles in various engineering societies by chairing technical committees and (co-)organizing conferences and symposia. Ph.D. (1993), Caltech.

Stephen R. Gosselin

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Steve R. Gosselin is a Senior Principal Consultant with Scandpower Risk Management. He has over 30 years of nuclear experience, and is a registered professional engineer in California. Gosselin is esteemed in the ASME Codes and Standards communities for his excellent contributions to fatigue and flaw tolerance evaluation methods and to the development of risk-informed inspection procedures that have been adopted at operating nuclear power plants worldwide. Gosselin has served on several ASME standards committees and has published numerous papers in the open literature. M.S. (1998), University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Anthony Green

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Anthony Green has excelled in the fields of scholarship, engineering design, project management and government service. He held progressive levels of seniority at consulting firms, providing leadership in the design of mechanical equipment and systems for refrigeration, HVAC, nuclear power, thermal power and petrochemical plants, and directed specialist engineering teams. In government service he has influenced R&D by rendering expert assessments on diverse and complex projects within automotive, aerospace, automation and mechanical equipment industries. His publications have gained international recognition for research on intelligent and modern control strategies applied to rigid and flexible space robot manipulators. Ph.D. (2007), Carleton University.

Sheldon I. Green

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Sheldon Green has done research in both fluid vortices and pulp and paper fluid mechanics. He edited the book Fluid Vortices and has written numerous journal and conference articles on that topic. In the area of pulp and paper fluid mechanics he has written 20 refereed journal articles and many refereed conference articles. He has continuously received high teaching evaluations from fluid mechanic courses, and has received several teaching awards. Green served as an assistant head of Mechanical Engineering at UBC from 2000 to 2007, and has been the Head of Department since July 2007. Ph.D. (1988), California Institute of Technology.

Mindy H. Grinnan

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Mindy H. Grinnan has contributed to ASME, and been a leader in the engineering profession. She has served on many ASME committees, including chair of the Power Division, and is currently ASME Vice-President of Technical Communities. She has worked daily with all levels of technical crafts and professional personnel at JEA's Northridge Generating Station, leading projects valued at over $143 million. The plant was awarded "Power Plant of the Year" by a popular trade journal. BSME (1978), University of Florida.

Karl Grosh

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Karl Grosh is recognized in the field of cochlear mechanics for fundamental contributions to hearing science, and for research in soft tissue biomechanics and electroacoustic transduction. He is active in curricular development, updating Michigan's introductory Engineering Dynamics class to include computational dynamics and developed courses in acoustics, wave propagation, and sensory systems. He has held the position of Graduate Program Director and Associate Chair of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan. Grosh has also provided service to his profession by co-organizing major conferences and symposia and by serving as an Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics. Ph.D. (1994), Stanford University.

Daniel C. Haworth

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Daniel C. Haworth has made contributions to computational thermal-fluids sciences through numerical modeling and simulation of thermal-fluids processes. His work has led to new physical insight into turbulent chemically reacting flows, new models and algorithms for engineering computer codes, and improvements in internal combustion engines and related devices. As an educator he has developed new undergraduate and graduate courses in thermal-fluids sciences at Oakland University and Penn State University, served advisory roles for Penn State's Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition teams, and establishment of novel K-12 education and outreach programs. Ph.D. (1986), Cornell University

Hiroshi Hayami

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Hiroshi Hayami has made two major contributions. He proposed and developed a low-solidity-vanes diffuser concept for transonic centrifugal compressors. The concept, used widely, enhances the stability margin without penalty in efficiency. He also developed a unique method in applying PIV measurement technology in transonic centrifugal compressors. He was the first to measure complicated unsteady transonic flow fields in high pressure ratio centrifugal compressors. His method is widely used in Japan. Hayami has been active in the IGTI/ASME as a technical committee member. Ph.D. (1976), Kyushu University.

Robert C. Hendricks

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Robert C. Hendricks is one of only ten members of the Senior Scientific Corps at NASA's John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field. He is responsible for advising senior staff on scientific and basic research issues related to the Center's programs. Hendricks initiates and executes research related to cryogenic fluids, seals, and dynamics of rotating machinery, combustors, and fuels for gas turbine engines. He is recognized internationally as an expert in these fields. B.AeroEng. (1957), The Ohio State University.

D. Keith Hollingsworth

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D. Keith Hollingsworth has made contributions to the development of liquid crystal thermography to measure surface temperature in turbulent convection and boiling applications. His work related to the calibration of liquid crystals used with digital imaging systems is oft cited by researchers. He has performed research into boiling in narrow channels, and into heat transfer caused by sliding bubbles. He has served on several ASME committees and has organized and chaired sessions for the ASME Heat Transfer Division. His teaching ability is reflected by numerous awards. Ph.D. (1989), Stanford University.

K. Jimmy Hsia

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K. Jimmy Hsia is Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has conducted research of creep fracture, dislocation mechanisms during brittle-to-ductile transition, failure mechanisms of thermal barrier coatings, and surface and interface effects on micro- and nano-scale structures. Hsia has been a leader in interdisciplinary education and research. As Founding Director of Nano-Bio Mechanics Program at NSE he provided leadership in extending Mechanical Engineering to interdisciplinary areas between engineering and biology. He was recipient of the Japan Society for Pronmtion of Science Fellowship, and the Max-Planck Society Scholarship. Ph.D. 1990, MIT.

Hoon Huh

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Hoon Huh has made contributions to the engineering of deformation processing and structural analysis with rate-dependent plasticity through computational simulations and experimental characterization. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Automotive Technology and was President of the Korea Society for Technology of Plasticity. He has contributed to the new curricula as Dean of the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Systems Engineering at KAIST, Korea. Huh has graduated 14 doctoral students and published more than 80 papers in international journals; Ph.D. (1986), University of Michigan.

Jay D. Humphrey

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Jay D. Humphrey is a leader in the field of biomechanics. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers, and has published two excellent textbooks that enjoy wide application in educational programs around the world. He serves as the editor (founding) of the journal Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, and has served on the editorial board of the ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. Humphrey's research is mainly in the area of vascular biomechanics. His research incorporates both theory and experiments, and span length scales from the sub-cellular to the whole organ level. Ph.D. (1985), The Georgia Institute of Technology.

Mohammed Yousuff Hussaini

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Mohammed Yousuff Hussaini has worked in government laboratories and academia, with accomplishments in diverse disciplines. He has mentored over two generations of young researchers. His work on numerous workshops has laid the foundation for new areas of research. His recent research has been in the fields of acoustics, cryogenics (atomic hydrogen propellant design), nano fluids (stem-cleaning of nanoparticles) and materials (carbon nano-tube-reinforced polymers), power systems (identifying the topology best suited for survivability under multiple simultaneous assaults) and uncertainty quantification in simulations. Ph.D. (1970), University of California, Berkeley.

Kathryn W. Jablekow

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Kathryn W. Jablokow is a leader in the development and implementation of unique, cutting-edge academic programs in creativity, invention, and problem solving leadership at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is the recipient of many awards, including the W.M. Keck Foundation's National Engineering Teaching Excellence Award. She is internationally recognized for both problem solving and dynamics research. She serves to enhance engineering education as an ABET Program Evaluator and as an Executive Officer of ASME's Technology and Society Division. Ph.D. (1989), The Ohio State University.

I.S. Jawahir

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As an educator and scientist, I.S. Jawahir is considered one of the most prominent researchers in manufacturing with contributions in predictive modeling and optimization of manufacturing processes and sustainable manufacturing. He has published over 180 research papers and four U.S. patents. He is a Fellow of CIRP and a Member of SME. He is the Technical Editor of the Journal of Machining Science and Technology. Jawahir has served ASME on the Nominating Committee, and is a Member and Vice Chair of the ASME's Board for Research and Technology Development, and Chairman of Research Committee on "Sustainable Products and Processes." Ph.D. (1986), University of New South Wales.

Harshavardhan M. Karandikar

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Harshavardhan M. Karandikar has been at the forefront of translating engineering design theory and methodology into practice. During his 24-year engineering career he has successfully introduced, into industrial practice, ideas and tools for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the product development process. Technical risk management and innovative product service concepts have also been his focus. His fields of research and development have included concurrent engineering, structured design methods, collaborative engineering, product data life-cycle management and industrial service processes. He has over 60 technical publications and patents and has received numerous awards for academic and teaching excellence. Ph.D. (1989), University of Houston.

Albert V. Karvelis

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Albert V. Karvelis' 36-year career in machinery analysis includes contributions to industrial R&D for Trane, Babcock & Wilcox and Borg Warner ranging from pioneering LDV measurement in automotive torque converters, to design of nuclear and fossil power components. He was a 20-year member on three committees: Power Transmission and Gearing, Vibration & Sound, and ASME B15.1 Safety Standard. He currently serves on committees for engineering design education and manufacturing standards. He has served as Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering and lecturer teaching Fatigue, Fracture Mechanics; Vibration and Ethics and Safety in Design. Ph.D. (1975), Penn State.

Michael E. Kassner

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Michael E. Kassner has had a 37-year career as an educator, researcher, administrator and government leader. He was initially an engineer of power plants, then, after earning his Ph.D., a Section Head and researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Northwest Aluminum Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University, Program Manager and Center Director at the U.S. Department of Energy and Chair of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California. He has written two books, one on phase diagrams and another on elevated-temperature creep. He has published over 200 scientific articles, mainly in the area of the mechanical behavior of materials. Ph.D. (1981), Stanford University.

H. Ezzat Khalifa

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H. Ezzat Khalifa's career spans over four decades. He has worked in both academia and industry in mechanical engineering, particularly in thermofluid transport processes. He joined Syracuse University as the founding director of the multi-institutional STAR Center for Environmental Quality Systems, after an accomplished career as a researcher, manager and R&D Director at United Technologies Corporation, where he was responsible for the development of a wide range of environmental control and energy conversion technologies and products. His contributions in such diverse areas as fundamental and applied research, product development, and leadership of cross-disciplinary R&D organizations attest to his multifaceted accomplishments. Ph.D. (1976), Brown University.

John F. Kiefner

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John F. Kiefner is considered one of the premier technical experts in North America in the field of gas and liquid pipeline safety and reliability. His 40 years of research, consultation, training, and analysis of pipelines for virtually all of the major operators in the industry have led to improvements in the construction, operation, and maintenance of pipelines. Kiefner has authored or co-authored more than 50 technical publications on pipeline analysis, maintenance and reliability. Ph.D. (1967), University of Illinois.

Uwe Kortshagen

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Uwe Kortshagen is a leading researcher studying non-thermal plasmas. The measurement and modeling of electron kinetics in low-pressure plasmas, was the focus of his early work. His more recent work has focused on exploring plasma processes for the synthesis of nano-materials with unique properties. His development of a plasma synthesis technique to produce silicon nanocrystal inks has enabled a new nano-manufacturing technology with potential applications from ultra-low cost solar cells to thermoelectric energy conversion devices. Ph.D. (1991), University of Bochum, Germany.

Andrey V. Kuznetsov

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Andrey V. Kuznetsov's accomplishments focus on extending the mechanical engineering field to interdisciplinary domains such as bioconvection in porous media. His contributions in this area have become a classical reference to anyone working in this field. He has published over 250 papers in engineering scientific journals, one book, nine book chapters, and a large number of conference presentations and publications. He also volunteers in the ASME K-8 Committee and other ASME activities. Ph.D. (1992), MR Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences.

Reza Langari

Reza Langari has played a significant role in the development of theoretical foundations of fuzzy logic control and its applications to problems in mechanical engineering. He and his students have developed methodologies for modeling complex systems in addition to applying these methods to the control of magnetic bearing systems, hybrid electric vehicles, heavy vehicles and energy management and control systems. Langari has been a member of several technical committees of the Dynamic Systems and Control Division. He has also served as an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control. Ph.D. (1991), University of California, Berkeley.

Woo II Lee

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Woo II Lee is an authority on thermal aspects of manufacturing and materials technology and has taught and conducted research in thermal engineering areas for nearly 30 years, with a special focus on manufacturing processes. His research has significantly advanced the science and art of manufacturing composite materials and plastics and greatly improved their industrial processes. Lee has also been visibly active in international arenas. As a Regional Editor of the Journal of Composite Materials and a member of the Executive Council of International Committee of Composite Materials, he has played a key role in promoting research and international collaboration in the related fields. Ph.D. (1983), University of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering

Marc E. Levenston

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Marc E. Levenston has made important contributions in the fields of orthopedic biomechanics and tissue engineering by advancing the understanding of articular chondrocyte and fibro-chondrocyte mechanobiology, exploring the ability of mechanical loading regimes to modulate cell behavior in engineered constructs. He has also studied the mechanisms and functional mechanical implications of tissue degeneration in knee menisci. He has taught over 1000 undergraduate and 200 graduate engineering students, has been recognized with awards for teaching excellence at both Georgia Tech and Stanford. Levenston has served as a teaching mentor to undergraduates, graduate students and junior faculty colleagues. Ph.D. (1995), Stanford University.

Gladius Lewis

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Gladius Lewis has earned national and international reputations in both scholarship and education, receiving many awards for his research. He has provided exceptional service to the profession at the local and national levels. He is the author of two textbooks, and the author or co-author of 185 peer-reviewed articles in materials science and engineering, a large number of these being in the areas of biomaterials and biomechanics. He has been the principal investigator on many research grants, has directly instructed thousands of students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has served as the major professor for more than 30 graduate students who completed theses and dissertations. He is a regular consultant to biomedical device companies. Ph.D. (1976), University of Nottingham, England.

Hong Liang

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Hong Liang is on the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering department at Texas A&M University. She has made significant contributions to the fields of manufacturing and materials. Her original research in chemical-mechanical planarization has made seminal impacts in the field of tribology and helped the microelectronic industry to optimize their manufacturing process, to develop new products, and to reduce costs. She has mentored numerous graduate, undergraduate, and high school students. Liang is an Associate Technical Editor of the ASME Journal of Tribology. Ph.D. (1992), Stevens Institute of Technology.

Wei-Hsin Liao

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Wei-Hsin Liao has made significant contributions in the fields of smart structures and vibration technologies. He received the TA Stewart-Dyer/F Trevithick Prize in 2005. He was the recipient of the 2008 ASME Best Paper Award in Structures. He is the organizer of several international conferences and a member of the Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound of the ASME. He is the co-inventor of five U.S. patents and patent applications. He received four teaching awards and is the founding Director of the M.Sc. Programme in Biomedical Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is on the editorial boards of seven journals. Ph.D. (1997), Pennsylvania State University.

Jen Fin Lin

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Jen Fin Lin is a Chair Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. He has published more than 150 international journal papers, 75 conference papers and holds seven patents. He has demonstrated distinguished performances in subtle tester designs and developing creative ideas to analyze complex tribological behavior. Lin has been recognized as a distinguished scholar for his research in microcontact fractai models and nanotechnology. He has received many honors and academic awards, including the Distinguished Research Award (three times) and Research Fellow Award (twice) from National Science Council in Taiwan. Ph.D. (1985), Columbia University.

Paul P. Lin

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Paul P. Lin's accomplishments are in the areas of research & development as well as engineering education. He has successfully developed an intelligent system for NASA to automatically monitor the microgravity environment quality inside the International Space Station, and an optical measurement technique for the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to quantify the dynamic deformation of aircraft tires. He has made contributions to engineering education as Professor, Department Chair and Associate Dean. Lin has also provided exemplary service to the ASME and other technical communities. Ph.D. (1985), University of Rhode Island.

Mark M. Little

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Mark M. Little has been active in the engineering profession since he obtained his B.S. thirty years ago. He joined GE in 1978 where he is Senior Vice President and Director of GE Global Research. He's held a variety of business leadership roles in engineering, product management and business development. He served on ASME's Industry Advisory Board from 1995 to 2003. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Boards of Directors of A123 Systems and of Omnyx LLC, a joint venture formed by GE and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Ph.D. (1982), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Sheng Liu

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Sheng Liu is a well-known scholar in electronic packaging with major accomplishments in multi-physics and multi-scale modeling for manufacturing process modeling and reliability qualification as well as technology advancement for micro-electromechanical systems and light emitting diodes. In addition to 70 patents filed or granted, he has published 10 conference proceedings for ASME and IEEE, three book chapters, and 300 technical papers. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Electronic Packaging Manufacturing and has organized nine symposia for ASME Winter Annual Meetings. He received the ASME EEPD Young Engineer Award and the U.S. NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow Award. Ph.D. (1992), Stanford University

Eric Loth

Eric Loth has distinguished himself nationally and internationally for over twenty years as an engineer and educator in the area of fluid dynamics, as demonstrated by the multiple awards he has received. His major research accomplishments include development of novel simulation methods and fundamental research in aerodynamic, aeroelastic, multiphase, and supersonic flow phenomena. In addition to supervising over forty graduate students, Loth has led major course and curriculum revisions at one of the top engineering institutions in the country. He has also played key leadership roles with several engineering societies and conferences to bring state-of-the-art research findings to the engineering profession. Ph.D. (1988), University of Michigan.

Thomas G. Loughlin

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Thomas Loughlin has had industrial leadership and management roles within the mechanical engineering profession and its membership organization. Early on he was awarded five patents for high security products. More recently, he was the innovator for Engineering.org, and brought to fruition a concept which will, in the coming years, link the ASME to the "Other 90%" of the world and bring tangible greater good to people around the globe. Loughlin is a collaborative executive leader among societies, associations, governments, and industry. B.S.M.E. (1983), Lafayette College.

Zheng-Dong Ma

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Sheng-Dong Ma has made significant contributions to the fields of multibody systems dynamics, vehicle simulation and design, and systems optimization. He has also served as a member of the ASME Multibody Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics Technical Committee since 2003. Ma has organized multiple symposia associated with ASME conferences, and his research has resulted in 60 refereed journal articles. Ph.D. (1989), Kyoto University, Japan

Surjya Kumar Maiti

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Surjya Kumar Maiti is known for his research contributions in many areas of solid mechanics, including topics such as the fracture of elastic and elastic-plastic materials, composites and cellular materials, and the development of novel finite and boundary elements to study interacting and kinked cracks, manufacturing process modeling, vibration modeling of components with cracks, and health monitoring of structural components. He has also made valuable contributions to education during his entire academic career and has been an active participant in professional societies. Ph.D. (1980), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

Noah D. Manring

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Noah D. Manring is a leader in research in both academia and industry. Manring's contribution to fluid power research is significant and recognized at the international level. In addition, he has been a leader within the research community as a Department Chairman, an Associate Dean, Program Manager, and as an Executive Committee member for the ASME Fluid Power Systems and Technology Division. Manring's research accomplishments have been further enhanced by his respected publications, textbook, patents, and teaching. Ph.D. (1996), Iowa State University.

Susan Margulies

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Susan Margulies has worked in both scholarship and education at local, national, and international levels. She has worked to determine the mechanical thresholds associated with functional and structural injury in the brain and lungs, ultimately to open avenues for injury prevention, intervention and treatment. She has also received teaching awards and is widely respected as a mentor to undergraduate and graduate students. Ph.D. (1987), University of Pennsylvania.

Egidio Marotta

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Egidio Marotta has made contributions in design, research, product development and education during the last 25 years. At IBM, he worked on packaging designs, including advanced microelectronic components for multi-chip and single chip modules. At Texas A&M University, he led industry/academic research in the development of models for thermal contact research, optimization of performance of fins with dimpled surfaces (heat sink applications), development of analytical models and experimental investigations for the thermophysical properties of meta-materials, and thermal modeling and testing of avionics for small free-flying satellites. At Dunlop Marotta was responsible for new golf ball development and commercialization. Ph.D. (1997), Texas A&M University.

Gerald M. "Jerry" McNerney

Jerry McNerney is the only current ASME member who is serving in the United States Congress. McNerney serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he has championed legislation of significant importance to the engineering profession. Prior to his election to Congress, McNerney made significant contributions to the engineering design and development of wind turbines. His engineering work contributed to the acceleration of renewable energy technology and the development of advanced systems for harnessing wind through electricity. Ph.D. (1981), University of New Mexico, Mathematics.

Kunal Mitra

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Kunal Mitra has earned his reputation in both research and education with his research in the field of short pulse radiative transfer through participating media, especially applied to bioengineering applications. He is one of the first to develop numerical models for such analysis and validate the results with experimental measurements. Mitra has also performed novel research in the area of bio-heat transfer using a hyperbolic heat conduction model. He has published more than 100 papers in journals and conference proceedings and holds two patents. He is also the Director of the newly established Biomedical Engineering Program at Florida Tech. Ph.D. (1996), Polytechnic University, Brooklyn.

Ranjan Mukherjee

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Ranjan Mukherjee's research has provided significant advancements in the general area of mechatronic systems. His research applies to both theory and applications in a wide range of problems, including nonholonomic systems, space and mobile robots, haptic interfaces and robots for telesurgery and remote diagnostics, control of structural vibration, and control of rotors supported by magnetic bearings. Mukherjee has educated and mentored many mechanical engineering students. These students are trained in a multi-disciplinary field that allows them to model, analyze, optimally design, and implement mechanical systems that use control and electronics. Ph.D. (1991), University of California, Santa Barbara.

Greg F. Naterer

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Greg F. Naterer is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Advanced Energy Systems at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He is a recognized authority on multiphase heat transfer, hydrogen production and the entropy-based design of fluids engineering systems. Under his leadership, an international consortium of industry and university partners has successfully developed a thermochemical copper-chlorine cycle for nuclear-based hydrogen production. His professional contributions have been recognized through a number of research and teaching awards, honours and service on editorial boards of journals. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering. Ph.D. (1995), The University of Waterloo, Canada.

Dennis L. O'Neal

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Dennis O'Neal joined Texas A&M University in 1983, and was appointed the Head of Mechanical Engineering in 2004. His research has contributed to the improvement of air conditioning, refrigeration, ventilation, and energy conversion systems. O'Neal has written chapters in two handbooks, published over 100 papers, and has supervised over 50 masters and Ph.D. students. An outstanding teacher, he has received three departmental and university level teaching awards. He is a registered professional in Texas, an ABET evaluator, and is active in both ASME and ASHRAE. Ph.D. (1982), Purdue University.

Thomas R. Oxland

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Thomas R. Oxland's principal areas of research and development include the biomechanical aspects of the spine, spinal injury, orthopaedic implants and surgical techniques. The scope of his work includes bioengineering research studies and medical product development. Specifically, he and his colleagues have characterized various aspects of the normal, diseased, and injured human spine and documented novel surgical approaches to treating these potentially devastating conditions in over 120 journal publications. Oxland was the main research and development engineer for novel spinal implants that remain in clinical use today, more than ten years after the initial surgeries. Ph.D. (1992), Yale University.

Mahadevan "Padu" Padmanabhan

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Mahadevan "Padu" Padmanabhan has over 35 years of experience in the area of fluids engineering, solving flow related problems for power, water ,and wastewater industries and government agencies like the U.S. NRC, using both physical and numerical modeling. For the past 32 years, he has been employed at the Alden Research Laboratory in Holden, MA. He recently stepped down from his position as a Senior Vice President, but is continuing to serve Alden as a Consultant. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a member of the Heat Exchangers Committee of the ASME Power Division. Ph.D (1976), Georgia Institute of Technology.

Martin R. Pais

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Over the past 20 years, Martin R. Pals has excelled at bringing innovation to the marketplace. Through strategic planning he has focused and transitioned enabling technologies from inception through product development to the customer. He has been an entrepreneur, creating two successful startups, and a key technical contributor to the field of electronic packaging and thermal management. Pais has published 19 journal articles, over 45 papers at conferences, and has over 11 patents. He is currently leading a group of technologists in developing a virtual prototype simulation to reduce the design cycle time of producing mobile phones for the consumer. Ph.D. (1987), University of Kentucky.

Huei Peng

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Huei Peng has written 70 archival papers, more than 100 conference articles, and two books. He has generated over $5,000,000 in research grants, and mentored 17 Ph.D. students and 30 masters students. At the University of Michigan he developed innovative curriculum, such as the Automotive Engineering program. He has also developed methods for controlling vehicles ranging from rollover prevention to power management of hybrid electric vehicles. Peng is a member of the Executive Committee of the Dynamic Systems and Control Division of the ASME, the Associate Editor of two ASME journals, and the Executive Director, University of Michigan Interdisciplinary and Professional Engineering Program. Ph.D. (1992), University of California, Berkeley.

Ugo Piomelli

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Ugo Piomelli is a leader in the areas of turbulence modeling and computational fluid dynamics. He has contributed to the development of the dynamic model, a widely used subgrid stress model for large-eddy simulations (LES), and of hybrid methods that simulate wall-bounded turbulent flows efficiently. He has also addressed fundamental flow physics problems using direct numerical simulations, and applied LES to study unsteady, non-equilibrium and separated flows in engineering and geophysical applications. He has written several influential review papers and served as Associate Editor of the ASME journal of Fluids Engineering. Ph.D. (1988), Stanford University.

Andreas Polycarpou

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Andreas Polycarpou is renowned for his rigorous analysis of complex tribological problems. Working at a variety of size scales, in particular micro- and nanoscale phenomena, he has made pioneering and sustained theoretical and practical contributions to the understanding of adhesive interactions for rough surfaces, magnetic storage tribology, scuffing of compressor surfaces and the mechanics of thin films. Polycarpou has developed novel methods for hard disk drive surface engineering that are widely used in industry. His research addresses continuum adhesion modeling and experiments, surface roughness and texturing, and nanomechanical property measurements and modeling, and he has developed a systematic dynamic interracial modeling approach. Ph.D. (1994), SUNY at Buffalo.

Anthony J. Rafanelli

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In his distinguished career in materials science, mechanical engineering, components engineering, failure analysis, systems engineering, and engineering process, Anthony J. Rafanelli has demonstrated successful leadership, serving in such roles as engineering manager, corporate technology area director, product development review chair, and integrated project team lead. His leadership, technical expertise, engineering professionalism, and service to the profession have been recognized by Raytheon Company, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and by individuals throughout academia and industry. He has continuously demonstrated a sense of priority in providing leadership in his community to the schools, youth, and his church. Ph.D. (1995), University of Rhode Island.

P.K. Raju

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P.K. Raju is a Thomas Walter Distinguished Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University. He has over forty years of research and teaching experience at different universities. He has made contributions to the fields of acoustics, noise control, nondestructive evaluation and engineering education. He has established and serves as the director of two centers (LITEE, AETAP). His research has been funded by NSF, NASA, NIH, DOD, UNDP and industries totaling over $7.7 million. He has authored/edited 18 books and published over 150 papers. He has served as a UN Expert and has received several awards for excellence in teaching, research and outreach. Ph.D. (1977), IIY, Madras, India.

Douglas D. Reed

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Douglas D. Reed's career spans over thirty years in the power industry. Reed has demonstrated support and leadership to the ASME Power Division's Steam Turbine Technical Committee and Executive Committees for over nineteen years. He has been instrumental in sponsoring research of steam turbine nondestructive evaluation and equipment life prediction, and began investigation of laser-treated steels to reduce fatigue in low pressure steam turbine blades. Reed is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt for his company. He is a registered professional engineer in the states of Indiana and Virginia. M.B.A. (1995), Averett University.

Robert O. Ritchie

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Robert O. Ritchie is a pioneer and a leader in the area of fatigue fracture of materials. He has made outstanding contributions to this field through his research publications, education of graduate students, service to the engineering profession as a valued consultant to numerous companies and government agencies, and through his many leadership roles in professional societies. In addition to contributions to fundamental aspects of the mechanical behavior of material, Ritchie's work has had significant impact on design and life-prediction methodology in biomedical implants such as heart valves and stents. Ph.D. (1973), University of Cambridge. Sc.D. (1990), University of Cambridge.

Mark R. Sandberg

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Mark R. Sandberg is a Consulting Machinery Engineer and Technical Team Leader at Chevron Energy Technology where he supports various Chevron Corporation projects in the design, selection, specification and testing of large turbomachinery. He is an expert in the application, engineering, thermodynamic performance evaluation and vibration analysis of gas turbines and centrifugal compressors, including gas reinjection and high Mach number refrigeration applications. Sandberg is a member of the Texas A&M Turbomachinery Symposium Advisory Committee and a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. M.S. (1977), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Richard R. Schultz

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Richard R. Schultz is an internationally known researcher at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). His career has focused on defining and performing experiments to provide validation data for thermal-hydraulic numeric models and on validating such models. He began his career as a Test Engineer at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and continued at United Technology Research Lab and General Electric. While at INL he has made major contributions to international research efforts at Marviken (Sweden), ROSA-IV, and ROSA-AP600 (Japan). Presently, Schultz is the Principal Investigator of an effort to define experiments for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant project. M.S. (1971), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Siamack A. Shirazi

Siamack A. Shirazi's 18 years of research have advanced the state-of-the-art in sand erosion mitigation. He has 130 journal and conference publications, 117 presentations and 4 awards for research. His work is recognized and sponsored by the world's major oil and gas companies in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, and has replaced the previous industry standard, API RP 14E, for determining allowable erosional velocity in the design and operation of oil and gas production equipment. He is also an exceptional teacher with 3 teaching awards. Ph.D. (1989), University of New Mexico.

Timothy W. Simpson

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Timothy W. Simpson has made significant accomplishments in mechanical engineering and engineering design through his research in product family design, product dissection, design and analysis of computer experiments, and multi-dimensional data visualization. He has led several multi-university research initiatives in these areas, including a new series of interdisciplinary design education workshops, and practitioners and companies around the world have been impacted by his book, courses, and professional workshops on product family design. As Director of the Learning Factory and Product Realization Minor, Simpson continues to ensure that engineering students gain practical, hands-on experience working on 'real world' problems from industry. Ph.D. (1998), Georgia Institute of Technology.

Petros Sofronis

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Petros Sofronis has significantly advanced our understanding of the way hydrogen degrades materials and has helped explain the fundamental causes of material failures--a problem that is central to designing safe and reliable infrastructure for the hydrogen economy, nuclear reactors and high performance jet engines. Ph.D. (1987), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Vijay Srinivasan

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Vijay Srinivasan has had a distinguished dual career in industrial research and academic teaching, spanning over twenty-five years. Since 1983, he has been leading research and standards activities in the area of mechanical CAD/CAM/CAE at IBM. He has developed and implemented mathematically-based ASME and ISO standards on dimensioning, tolerancing, and related metrological practices. Since 1987, he has been an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University, where he has taught and trained hundreds of students in geometric modeling & computations, and integrated product development. Srinivasan has published and presented extensively on these topics. Ph.D. (1980), Indian Institute of Technology.

Ion Stiharu

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Ion Stiharu is professor of Mechanical Engineering at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He has made enormous contributions to education and research in MEMS and Microsystems, particularly emphasizing innovations and applications through works with various industries. Some examples of his innovations include designs of high temperature micro sensors, and micro-devices and methods for detection of cancer cells. Stiharu is a prolific author as evident from his publications record, and a dedicated educator. He is among the founders of ASME Quebec and has served as a trainer's trainer for Region 1. Ph.D. (1989), Polytechnic University of Bucharest.

Jeffrey C. Suhling

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Jeffrey C. Suhling has made significant contributions to the field of electronics packaging, specializing in solid mechanics applications including silicon stress sensors and material characterization. He currently serves as the Quina Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University. Previously, he was Director of the NSF Center for AdvancedVehicle Electronics (CAVE) from 2002 to 2008. Suhling was the Chair of the ASME Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division from 2002 to 2003, as well as the Program Chair and General Chair of the ASME lnterPACK Conferences in 2007 and 200% respectively. He has authored over 250 refereed publications. Ph.D. (1985), University of Wisconsin.

Bijay K. Sultanian

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Bijay Sultanian is an international authority in gas turbine heat transfer, secondary air systems, and CFD. He is currently a Principal Engineer in Gas Turbine Design Applications at Siemens Energy, in Orlando. As an Adjunct Professor, he also teaches graduate courses on Turbomachinery and Fluid Mechanics at the University of Central Florida, Orlando. Sultanian has developed many improved physics-based heat transfer and fluid systems design methods and tools for critical gas turbine components. He is a member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. He has over 35 technical publications. Ph.D. (1984), Arizona State University.

Cheng-Kuo Sung

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Cheng-Kuo Sung is the Chairman of the Power Mechanical Engineering Department, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, and Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics. He served as the Chairman of the International Federation for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, China-Taipei and has also been Coordinator of Mechanical Division, National Science Council, R.O.C. Sung has been a consultant for many companies and research organizations. In addition, he has more than 150 publications, including 11 patents and 60 journal papers in the areas of design and manufacturing. Ph.D. (1986), Michigan State University.

Sooi Thor Tan

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Sooi Thor Tan is a respected researcher in the CAD/ CAM and geometric modeling fields. He is well published in journals, and is a member of the editorial board of the CAD Journal. He had been the Associate Dean of the Engineering Faculty at HKU for 7 years, overseeing important spectrum of engineering curriculum planning activities. Since 2002, he was appointed Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, leading and contributing significantly to Mechanical Engineering education in HK. Tan has unfalteringly provided staunch support to the professional activities of ASME (HK branch) and other institutions like IMechE (HK) and HKIE locally. Ph.D. (1979), Leeds University, U.K.

Daniel Tortorelli

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Daniel Tortorelli has made groundbreaking contributions to design sensitivity analysis, structural optimization and process optimization, that have had a major impact on research in those fields. He has also made significant contributions to material behavior, computational mechanics, multibody dynamics, and continuum mechanics. Ph.D. (1988), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Hai-Lung Ysai

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Hai-Lung Tsai has more than 30 years of experience in research, education, and consulting in the field of mechanical engineering. He has made significant contributions to the area of transport phenomena in manufacturing processes, including casting, gas metal arc welding, laser welding, and hybrid welding. His work has recently been extended to ultrafast laser-material interactions, such as quantum mechanics modeling and the fabrication of micro/nano-scale devices. He has over 180 technical publications, six patents, and delivered over 150 technical presentations worldwide. Ph.D. (1984), University of California-Berkeley.

Chi-Chuan Wang

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Chi-Chuan Wang has an outstanding reputation in research and development. He is the author of three books, holds 18 patents (four U.S. patents), and over 260 international publications (including 180 international journal articles). His research is often cited in international journals. Wang has managed many successful projects and his R&D achievements have been used in commercial production, including an R-410A air conditioner, and a high performance cold plate. He is internationally recognized as an expert in air-cooled heat-exchangers and novel concepts for electronic cooling. He has received several research and teaching awards and is currently a Fellow of ASHRAE. Ph.D. (1989), National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.

Q. Jane Wang

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Q. Jane Wang is well known in the areas of tribology and contact mechanics. Her research includes analyses of extreme-condition tribology problems, theories of and methods for contact and interracial mechanics, numerical simulations of frictional heat transfer and mixed-thermo-elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication, thermal-tribological designs of machine elements and their surfaces, multidisciplinary modeling of asperity contact, and industrial applications of models and surface designs for friction reduction, lubrication enhancement and failure prevention. She and her group are successful in theories of contact, lubrication, and friction of engineering surfaces of various materials, modeled-based simulations of several lubrication problems, and surface designs. Wang is also a successful engineering educator and dedicated professional society worker. Ph.D. (1993), Northwestern University.

Timothy Wei

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Timothy Wei has pursued experimental fluid dynamics in a vast range of applications, from the effect of flow on endothelial cells to the use of polymer additives to reduce drag. His research has attracted millions in grant funding from such agencies as the Office of Naval Research, NASA, the National Institutes of Health, USA Swimming, and the National Science Foundation. Wei has also been a leader within the engineering community. He supports K-12 education initiatives and has served ASME and other professional societies his entire career. Recently he led government relations efforts aimed at increasing federal R&D funding. Ph.D. (1987), The University of Michigan.

Glynn E. Woods

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Glynn E. Woods has earned the respect of his peers from his work on the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code committee for 30 years. In addition to significant research with proof testing, fatigue analysis and finite element verification of Stress Intensification Factors, he has also been active in teaching ASME courses (average 12-14/yr) on the Process Piping Code across the U.S. as well as abroad. Woods continues his career of over 35 years with consulting, teaching and active ASME Committee involvement. B.S. (1973), University of Houston.

Ahmet S. Yigit

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Ahmet S. Yigit is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Kuwait University. He has an excellent reputation in both scholarship and education, and has provided service at local, regional and international levels. Yigit has made significant contributions in the areas of dynamics and control of flexible structures, and impact dynamics, and has extensively published in those areas. He has provided leadership in curriculum reform, assessment of learning and program accreditation both locally and regionally. He is an associate editor for the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control. Ph.D. (1988), The University of Michigan

Walter W. Yuen

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Walter W. Yuen has been recognized for his work in both scholarship and education at local, national, and international levels. He has been a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Santa Barbara for over 31 years. Professionally, Yuen served as the Pi Tau Sigma Faculty Vice President for six years, a member of AIAA and ASME for over 30 years, and is currently an Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer. He received the SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award in 1980. Yuen has published over 110 papers on radiative heat transfer and other general heat transfer topics and has served as a consultant to many industries. Ph.D. (1977), University of California at Berkeley.

Mansour Zenouzi

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Mansour Zenouzi is a Professor of Electromechanical Engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology. His contributions are in the fields of computational heat transfer and thermodynamics modeling and analysis of hybrid cogeneration systems. Zenouzi is a registered Professional Engineer, TAC of ABET evaluator, member of ASHRAE and the Executive Committee of the Advanced Energy Systems Division of ASME. Currently he is a general chair of ASME 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, and Energy Track Organizer of IMECE 2009. Ph.D. (1990), Northeastern University.

Hong-Chao Zhang

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Hong-Chao Zhang has made important contributions in manufacturing research and education. Results from his research in end-of-life product disassembly, recycling and total product life-cycle cost and environmental analysis have been widely used and shared by institutional researchers and industrial product developers. His research on advanced tolerance analysis for CNC machining is one of the early models for tolerance stackup study in computer aided process planning (CAPP). Zhang has developed a masters degree in advanced manufacturing systems and engineering at Texas Tech, and instructed close to 1450 undergraduate and over 500 graduate students, including chair to 14 M.S. thesis and 13 Ph.D. dissertation committees, as well as serving on many others. Ph.D. (1989), Technical University of Denmark.

Chao Zhu

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Chao Zhu's contributions include several important experimental discoveries and advances in theoretical modeling of gas-solid multiphase flows. Particularly noteworthy is his pioneering work on evaporating sprays in gas-solid flows, fluidization characteristics of nanoparticles, including sound-assisted nanoparticle fluidization and filtration of nanoparticle agglomerates. Other significant contributions include mechanistic modeling on dense phase pneumatic transport of solids, impacts of solids collision on the transport and reactions in risers, and mechanisms and enhancement of air-gap membrane distillation. He has co-authored a text book (Principles of Gas-Solid Flows, 1998) with Liang-Shih Fan, which is one of most influential books on multiphase flows. Ph.D. (1991), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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