ME Professor Margaret Wooldridge has been selected as the recipient of the ASME George Westinghouse Silver Medal in 2011.
The George Westinghouse Medals were established to recognize eminent achievement or distinguished service in the power field of mechanical engineering. The Silver Medal is bestowed upon one who is not yet 45 on June 30 of the year in which the medal is awarded. Considering power in the broad sense, the basis of the awards shall include contributions of utilization, application, design, development, research, and the organization of such activities in the power field.
Wooldridge is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Mechanical Engineering and her research is comprised of high-temperature chemically reacting systems are critical to widespread applications, including synthesis methods for advanced materials, power and propulsion generation, and chemical processing. Wooldridge is also the leader of the Combustion Laboratory Group.