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.
Assistant Professor Jesse Capecelatro is one of three awardees for the 2019 Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal. Capecelatr joined the University of Michigan faculty in 2016 he was a research scientist at the Center for Exascale Simulation of Plasma-coupled Combustion and received his bachelor's degree from SUNY Binghamton in 2019. He went on to student at the University of Colorado Boulder where he received his master's and then followed with his PhD from Cornell in 2014. In the past two years, Capecelatro has received an NSF Career Award and ONR's Young Investigators Award.
Capecelatro's research group focuses on, "developing physics-based models and numerical algorithms to leverage supercomputers for prediction and optimization of the complex flows relevant to energy and the environment." His group consists of four PhD candidates and one was part of the 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Congratulations to Jesse Capecelatro on this honor, to see more information on the 2019 Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal Award click here.