Each year since 1968, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) honors one recipient with the Rufus Oldenburger Medal. This society award is a recognition for significant contributions and outstanding achievements made in the field of automatic control. These achievements can be made in the area of education, research, development, innovation, and service to the field and profession.
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $6.25 million grant to University of Michigan researchers and their partners to study heat transfer at the nanoscale for applications such as converting heat to electricity and an optical approach to cooling electronic devices.
The ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards are given out each year to recognize highly accomplished graduate students who have produced outstanding dissertations of the highest scholarly quality in any field of study. For 2018 there were 10 awards given and one was to ME Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Dakotah Thompson. For his dissertation, Thompson dug deep into a set of questions at the forefront of a cutting-edge field seeking to understand radiative thermal transport at the nanoscale.
The SSM Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes senior researchers who have made significant contributions to the field of Smart Structures and Materials (SSM).
The Combustion Institue (CI) is a non-profit, educational and scientific society.
Each academic year the College of Engineering sets out to recognize outstanding faculty for their work and dedication. They are nominated and supported by other colleagues. A total of 19 awards were given and below are the seven ME faculty members who were honored:
Galip Ulsoy: Edward Law Emeritus Outstanding Service Award
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a membership organization that thrives on collaboration, career enrichment, and skill development. Every year a select few are chosen for the ASME Graduate Teaching Fellowship which encourages outstanding graduate students to pursue a doctorate in mechanical engineering. For the 2018-2019 academic year, Ph.D.