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U-M ME Professors recognized by ASME


Shorya AwtarAssociate Professor, Shorya Awtar, has been honored with the Thomas A. Edison Patent Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

The Thomas A. Edison Patent Award, established in 1997, recognizes the creativity of a patented device or process that has the potential of significantly enhancing some aspects of mechanical engineering. Awtar was recognized for translating his university lab research into a patented invention, the FlexDex, that is making minimally invasive surgery more affordable and accessible for patients around the world. 





Andre BoehmanProfessor of Mechanical Engineering, Andre Boehman, has been selected to receive the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Award.

The ASME Internal Combustion Engine Award is given in recognition of eminent achievement or distinguished contribution over a substantial period of time, which may result from research, innovation, or education in advancing the art of engineering in the field of internal combustion engines. Boehman’s recognition is due to his pioneering work on the combustion and emissions impacts of alternative fuels in diesel engines, particularly on NOx emissions, advanced combustion processes, and soot nanostructure and oxidation.


Congrulations to both professors and their outstanding work. 


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