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Jeff Sakamoto is the 2019 Ulsoy Citation Leader Award Winner


Jeff Sakamoto

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, Galip Ulsoy and his wife Susan Glowski have provided an endowment gift to establish the E. & M. Ulsoy Citation Leader Award Fund. This honor is awarded annually to the U-M ME faculty member with the largest number of citations to his/her research work in the Scopus Database that year. The award will be presented at the ME Awards Lunch Banquet on Friday, April 3. 

The Sakamoto research group studies materials and manufacturing processes to develop new energy storage and biomedical technologies.  They take a holistic approach to research entailing materials design and discovery, articulation into prototypes, and testing in relevant environments.  While the connection between these seemingly disparate fields may not be obvious, they do share one aspect; nothing, or, more specifically, the absence of mass.