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 2019 Rufus Oldenburger Medal has been awarded to Huei Peng, Roger L. McCarthy professor of mechanical engineering. Peng became an ASME fellow in 2008 and is currently the US Director of the Clean Energy Research Center-Clean Vehicle Consortium that supports over 30 research projects related to the development of clean vehicles in the US and China. He also serves as the director of Mcity, which studies connected and autonomous vehicle technologies and promotes their deployment. At the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference in 2018, Peng presented as the Nyquist Lecture Speakers, which is another prestigious honor from the society.
Peng has high expectations and works to help students to exceed by selecting innovative research projects that have a real impact. This shows as more than half of his Ph.D. students have each published at least one paper cited more than 100 times.
We congratulate Professor Peng on this great honor and for all the work he has done for it.