The 2019 American Chemical Society (ACS) fellows have been named. There are a total of 70 new fellows and among them is Mechanical Engineering Professor, Andre Boehman. The ACS Fellows Program allows the society to recognize and honor members for outstanding achievements and contributions made in science, the profession and ACS.
Yujing Song is a ME PhD student working with ME Professor, Katsuo Kurabayshi on a multidisciplinary project of engineering and medicine research. Song is one of nine awardees presented with a grant from the Precision Health Scholars Award.
Miki Banu is a ME Research Associate Professor with a focus on lightweight materials and an emphasis on developing micro- and nanocellulose composites, natural fiber composites and associated manufacturing processes for automotive and aerospace.
Karl Grosh is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering with his main research interests in cochlear mechanics and hearing, acoustic and vibrational transducers, and active metamaterials.
The William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award was presented to Steve Skerlos, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Skerlos focuses on sustainable design and runs the Environmental and Sustainable Technologies Lab at U-M.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) partnered with Pi Tau Sigma (National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society) in 1938 to create the joint award of the Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal. This award celebrates and honors outstanding work in mechanical engineering within ten years following graduation with a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering or a related field.
Each year since 1968, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) honors one recipient with the Rufus Oldenburger Medal. This society award is a recognition for significant contributions and outstanding achievements made in the field of automatic control. These achievements can be made in the area of education, research, development, innovation, and service to the field and profession.
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $6.25 million grant to University of Michigan researchers and their partners to study heat transfer at the nanoscale for applications such as converting heat to electricity and an optical approach to cooling electronic devices.
The ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards are given out each year to recognize highly accomplished graduate students who have produced outstanding dissertations of the highest scholarly quality in any field of study. For 2018 there were 10 awards given and one was to ME Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Dakotah Thompson. For his dissertation, Thompson dug deep into a set of questions at the forefront of a cutting-edge field seeking to understand radiative thermal transport at the nanoscale.