In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the University, ME Professor Albert Shih has been announced a recipient of a 2010 Faculty Recognition Award. Awardees are selected by the Dean of Rackham Graduate School based on the recommendations of a committee of distinguished faculty. In receiving this award, Shih is honored for significant achievements in scholarly research; excellence as a teacher, advisor and mentor; and exceptional participation in the service activities of the University. The Faculty Recognition Award is intended for faculty in the early phase of their careers. Recipients must be assistant professors, associate professors, or full professors with no more than four years at that rank. The award will be formally presented at a ceremony in October 2010.
Beyond his professorship in the ME department, Shih serves as a professor in the Biomedical Engineering department, as associate director of the Medical Innovation Center, and as co-director of the S.M. Wu Manufacturing Research Center. His research interests include design and manufacturing, biomedical device design, biomedical manufacturing, medical innovation, surgical thermal management, machining of advanced engineering materials, micro manufacturing, precision engineering, and optical metrology.