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Perkins wins 2015 ASME Leonardo Da Vinci Award



Noel Perkins, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Donald T. Greenwood Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2015 ASME Leonardo Da Vinci Award.

The Leonardo Da Vinci Award is to recognize eminent achievement in the design or invention of a product which is universally recognized as an important advance in machine design. Perkins is recognized for his “eminent achievement in the invention, design, and commercialization of the inertial measurement unit (IMU), which is now universally recognized as an important novel product for the precise monitoring of human body movements. This path-breaking technology has broad applications to many fields spanning health, sport and defense industries.”

Perkins is also the Associate Chair for Facilities and Planning of Mechanical Engineering.

Previous ME Department recipients of this award include Sridhar Kota in 1997 and Shorya Awtar in 2010. For more information about the award, visit the ASME page.

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