ME Assistant Research Scientist Grant Kruger has been selected to receive the 2018 Research Faculty Recognition Award. This award is designed to recognize exceptional scholarly achievements, as evidenced by publications and/or other scholarly activities in any academic field of study. Kruger is a member of the S.M. Wu Manufacturing Research Center.
Professor Diann Brei has been selected to receive the 2018 ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Award.
U-M Record – As a young researcher at the University of Heidelberg in his native Germany, Volker Sick worked with universities and schools in several different countries, which helped him understand the value of collaboration between people with different experiences and viewpoints.
Kon-Well Wang, Stephen P. Timoshenko Collegiate Professor and Tim Manganello/BorgWarner Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, is selected to receive the 2018 Pi Tau Sigma-ASME Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award.
ME Professor Emeritus Yoram Koren has received the 2018 Best Paper Award of the International Journal of Production Research (IJPR) for his paper titled "Value Creation through Design for Scalability of Reconfiguring Manufacturing Systems." Former ME Assistant Research Scientist Wencai Wang and ME alumnus Xi Gu (PhD, 2016) were co-authors on the paper.
Five ME graduate students received NSF GRFP (National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program) awards this year. The NSF GRFP's goal is to increase the nation's human capacity in science and engineering by providing fellowships to early-career graduate students to support the development of a diverse and globally engaged U.S. science and engineering workforce. The recipients are:
PhD student Michael Wadas is the recipient of a Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) award.
Assistant Professor Neil Dasgupta has been selected to receive a DARPA Young Faculty Award.
The objective of the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program is to identify and engage rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions and introduce them to Department of Defense needs as well as DARPA’s program development process.