Bogdan Epureanu, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Mechanical Engineering, received the 2021 Archie Higdon Distinguished Educator Award from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASME). This award is given annually by the Mechanics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education to recognize faculty for distinguished and outstanding contributions to engineering mechanics education.
Epureanu’s research focuses on biological and epidemiological systems, aerospace and automotive structures, and turbomachinery. Examples include creating novel mechano-chemical dynamic models of nanoscale intracellular transport processes, developing the next generation of highly-sensitive diagnosis and monitoring techniques. These blend novel methods and theory with fundamental experiments in linear and nonlinear dynamics from macro to nano-scale.
Bogdan joins previous ME solid mechanics colleagues Jim Barber, Alan Wineman, Jwo Pan, and Michael Thouless who have all also won this award in the past.