Steven Ceccio, the Vincent T. and Gloria M. Gorguze Professor of Engineering and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Fluids Engineering Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
The award recognizes outstanding contributions over a period of years to the engineering profession and, in particular, to the field of fluids engineering through research, practice and/or teaching. The award was established by the Fluids Engineering Division in 1968 and operated as a division award until 1978 when it was elevated to a Society award.
Ceccio received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1985, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1986 and 1990 in mechanical engineering from California Institute of Technology. He became an assistant professor in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan in 1990, associate professor with tenure in 1996, and professor in 2003. He served as an associate vice president for research at the University of Michigan from 2004 to 2009 and as the director of the Naval Engineering Education Center from 2010 to 2015. He was the chair of the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan from 2011 to 2016. He served as the associate dean for research of the College of Engineering from 2017 to 2020. He has served as an associate editor of the Journal of Fluids Engineering. Ceccio is a Fellow of ASME and of the American Physical Society, and he was named the 2014 Freeman Scholar by ASME.