ME Professor Emeritus Yoram Koren has received the 2018 Best Paper Award of the International Journal of Production Research (IJPR) for his paper titled "Value Creation through Design for Scalability of Reconfiguring Manufacturing Systems." Former ME Assistant Research Scientist Wencai Wang and ME alumnus Xi Gu (PhD, 2016) were co-authors on the paper.
Five ME graduate students received NSF GRFP (National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program) awards this year. The NSF GRFP's goal is to increase the nation's human capacity in science and engineering by providing fellowships to early-career graduate students to support the development of a diverse and globally engaged U.S. science and engineering workforce. The recipients are:
PhD student Michael Wadas is the recipient of a Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) award.
Assistant Professor Neil Dasgupta has been selected to receive a DARPA Young Faculty Award.
The objective of the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program is to identify and engage rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions and introduce them to Department of Defense needs as well as DARPA’s program development process.
Kathleen Sienko is the recipient of the ASME Engineering Education Donald N.
Hossein Rokni, a PhD student in Professor Wei Lu's group, has been selected to receive the 2018 Park AFM Scholarship Award. This award is presented to a PhD student or postdoctoral scholar for performing exceptional nanocharacterization research with the quality and impact of an exemplary nanoscience scholar.
The ME Department would like to recognize the following students who have received honors and awards for their accomplishments.
Alexander Azarkhin Fellowship
This scholarship is presented to a U-M ME Ph.D. student who has an interest in Applied Mechanics. Alexander Azarkhin, who came to the U.S. from Russia to earn a second Ph.D, gifted it. After the U-M ME Department provided him with some much-needed assistance by helping to fund his studies, Azarkhin later decided to pay-it-forward by establishing this award for graduate students in ME.
Professor Diann Brei has been selected to receive a Rackham Master’s Mentoring Award.
The Rackham Master's Mentoring Awards recognize faculty from any discipline who are outstanding mentors to master’s students, particularly for those in programs for which the master’s is the terminal degree.