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TMCNet:  The 2011-2012 ASME Fellows [Mechanical Engineering]

[November 10, 2012]

The 2011-2012 ASME Fellows [Mechanical Engineering]

(Mechanical Engineering Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Abdullah Afjeh Abdollah Afjeh has made significant contributions in the field of fluid dynamics of mechanical systems. In particular, he is recognized as an international expert in propulsion systems and turbo-machinery. He has advanced the state of the art in high speed rotating machinery by developing novel modeling techniques and designs to reduce vibration, noise and weight in these systems. He has authored or co-authored over 86 research papers in these areas, including one that was awarded the best paper of the year by ASME, in recognition of his major contributions to advancement of component-based modeling of mechanical systems. Ph.D. (1984), University of Toledo.



Xlaolan Al Xiaolan Ai has earned worldwide recognition for his contributions in tribology, power transmission systern and bearing technology. He has increased the understanding of transient ElastoHydrodynamic Lubrication and the impact of surface indentation and surface texture on EHL and contact fatigue. Ai is among the few who pioneered the FFTbased method for contact mechanics simulation. His work on solving elastic contact between rough surfaces as an unconstrained strain energy minimization by using CGM and FFT techniques significantly improved numerical stability and computational efficiency. Ai is an accomplished expert in the bearing industry. He has led numerous R&D projects, and created practical and high fidelity bearing performance prediction models that have become an important part of corporate application tools. Ai s research interest and expertise extend to product design and power transmission systems. He's invented a dozen new products, including bearings, clutches, traction drives, hybrid transmissions, load and speed sensors, variable valve timing device and variable speed superchargers. Ai authored a chapter on Rolling Element Bearings in the CRC Modern Tribology Handbook and is the lead author for more than forty peer-reviewed journal papers. He currently holds 30 U.S. patents and several corresponding foreign patents and has 16 US and PCT patents pending. He also devotes significant time to several organizations within ASME. He served as an executive director for the ASME CAM section (20042006), and as the chairman for the K. L. Johnson best paper award committee of ASME (2009-201 1). He is currently an Associate Editor for ASME's Journal ofTribology. Ph.D. (1993), Northwestern University.

Narayana R. Aluru Narayana Aluru has significantly advanced the understanding of physics at the micro- and nanoscale - particularly with respect to micro-and nanoelectromechanical systems and nanofluidics. He has published over 125 journal articles on multiphysics and multiscale computational analysis of micro and nano-devices. His research group has pioneered the development of advanced computational methods and novel theories for non-continuum effects in mechanical, electrostatic and fluidic problems at small scales. While some of Aluru's studies have elucidated molecular mechanisms governing experimental observations, his computational discoveries have revealed novel physical phenomena at small scales. His journal articles have earned more than 2500 citations. Ph.D. (1995), Stanford University.

Gregory A. Anderson Gregory Anderson, Executive VP/COO at Sargent & Lundy, directed the engineering of electric utility generation, repowering, environmental retrofit, disaster recovery, and plant upgrades. His teams engineered coal and gas generation projects including a generation upgrade and emissions-reduction CT/ HRSG repowering of two coal units. His environmental retrofit projects included S02, NOx, and precipitator refurbishments and a first-of-a-kind flue gas polishing compact hybrid pulsejet baghouse. He also led disaster recovery projects associated with a tripper room explosion and a devastating 600foot concrete chimney collapse that damaged many systems. Anderson's service in ASME included ASME TDP-1 modernization and the ASME Industry Advisory Board. M.M.E. (1976), Rice University.

Mihai Arghir Mihai Arghir has earned an international reputation in the field of tribology (lubrication theory) through the papers he has published, his active participation at conferences and by serving the scientific community for more than 15 years. During this period he has been active in both the tribology and IGTI divisions of ASME by publishing in ASME journals and serving on committees of both divisions. His scientific and engineering contributions are oriented toward aerospace cryogenic propulsion applications. Arghir has advised more than 20 undergraduate and graduate students that are now active in the French industry. Ph.D. (1996), Université de Poitiers, France.

Yutaka Asako Yutaka Asako is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tokyo Metropolitan University. He is internationally known for his contributions to die understanding of mechanisms of heat and momentum transport in micro channels and in complex geometries, cooling of electronic devices, and the improvement and development of computational methods. He has supervised over 50 graduate students, including MS students, and authored over 200 technical articles, including over 120 journal papers. Asako has written book chapters on air cooling technology, compact heat exchangers, microscale and nanoscale devices, and turbulent heat transfer. He served as an associate editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer from 2007 to 2010. Ph.D. (1982), Tokyo Metropolitan University.

Gordon B. Bakken Gordon Bakken has made numerous contributions to project management and the engineering community over a long and illustrious career. His earliest efforts were as a space pioneer in the 1960s and 70s. He then provided innovative leadership in rail transportation track dynamics and weighdessness. He now works in environmental quality for the international nuclear industry. Bakken continues to mentor the next generation of space savvy engineers. Certificate of Business Management (1972), UCLA.

Warren H. Bamford Warren Bamford has been a member of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section XI, for over 35 years, and he currendy serves as the Chairman of the Subgroup on Evaluation Standards. In his tenure, Warren has been a driving force for the introduction and acceptance of fracture mechanics as a means for evaluation of the structural integrity of pressure boundary components containing flaws in nuclear power plants. Warren continues to provide leadership to keep Section XI flaw evaluation methods current with developments in the fracture mechanics community, and to respond to industry needs. M.S. (1970), Carnegie Mellon University.

Saeed Barbat Saeed Barbat is the Safety Executive Technical Leader at Ford, and an internationally recognized leader and expert who has sustained a record of safety pioneering contributions that have established Ford's industry leadership. He received The Henry Ford Technology Award for his pioneering work in head impact protection, the prestigious SAE ArchT Colwell Merit Award, nine SAE Awards, and three United State Council of Automotive Research Awards. He has been chair/USA delegate, since 2004, ofTC22/SC10/ SC12/ISO WG4 to develop ISO Standards. Barbat developed and implemented the Blocker Beam for SUV-to-car impact as well as the Inflatable rear seat belt. Barbat also pioneered compatibility research, FE modeling, and led safety sign-off for several platforms. Ph.D. (1990), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Fred Barez Fred Barez has several years of industrial, academic, research, and administrative experience. He joined San Jose State University following contributions to the hard disk drive and semiconductor industries designing products and processes to increase disk drive capacity and reliability. He is a professor of mechanical engineering and director of the electronics packaging laboratory. His current area of research is in the failure and damage resistance of electronic components and products due to thermal, shock, vibrations, EMI and environmental testing. Barez served the department as chair for 12 years. He has advised 175 graduate students, was awarded Pi Tau Sigma Professor of the Year nine times, and was the recipient of the College Meritorious Award. Ph.D. (1977), The University of California, Berkeley.

Cullen E. Bash Over the past 15 years, Cullen Bash has become one of die world's leaders in electronics thermal management and data center energy management. He holds over 100 patents and has published more than 75 technical papers. Beyond inventing and pioneering new technologies, Bash is widely respected for his visionary leadership and product stewardship that has resulted in the commercialization of solutions for millions of computers and computing infrastructures worldwide. In addition to his technological achievements, he has been active as an educator to undergraduate and graduate students in universities as well as a mentor and manager to practicing engineers. B.S. (1995), University of California, San Diego.

Jon E. Batey Jon Batey has been a leader in developing requirements for numerous nondestructive examination methods and techniques contained in Section V of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, resulting in significant enhancements to public safety. He was a key contributor to the development of ASME PCC-3-2007, Inspection Planning Using Risk- Based Methods. Batey 's 33-year tenure with ASME Codes and Standards, and associated accomplishments as Chair and Vice Chair of the ASME Section V Committee, reflect his outstanding leadership abilities, as do his accomplishments during military deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as well as and his attainment of the rank of Master Chief. B.S.(1977), Texas State University.

Stephen M. Batill Stephen Batill has promoted design education and research at both the local and national level. He has taught engineering in a real world context, engaging students and faculty from engineering, business, arts and social science in design education, while emphasizing the role of innovation in product design. Batill has stimulated interest among his students and colleagues with his passion, commitment, and innovative approaches to design education. He has mentored students and inspired colleagues, encouraging both to take risks to stimulate innovation. Ph.D. (1972), University of Notre Dame.

Celai Batur Celai Batur has earned an outstanding reputation in scholarship, education, and administration in education. For more than 38 years he has contributed to academia and the engineering community. He has structured and administered two unique and innovative degree programs in mechanical engineering: the Mechanical Polymer Engineering Program and The Aerospace Systems Engineering Program. Batur has direcdy instructed over 45 Ph.D. and master's students and brought in over three million dollars for research funding in process control. He has received two patents in crystal growth control. Ph.D. (1976), University of Leicester, UK.

K. J. Berry As Professor and Mechanical Engineering Department Head at Kettering University, K.J. Berry spearheaded laboratory development to enhance engineering pedagogy, resulting in a second place ranking tor the school in the U.S. News and World Report. He also raised capital for the Fuel Cell Research Center that earned a national reputation for fuel cell systems integration. His and his teams work resulted in publications as well as industrial and DOE research grants. Berry's fuel cell power system design has been commercialized and is a testament to his engineering and design skills. He is also known as an excellent educator. Ph.D. (1986), Carnegie Mellon University.

Asfaw Beyene Asfaw Beyene is a recognized leader in the field of theoretical and applied energy engineering, including modeling and simulation of gas turbine engines, dual and combined cycles, and biomimicry. His idea of a morphing blade for wind energy conversion is inspired by fish locomotion. His novel research concepts include die integration of energy systems: wave and wind or algae and solar. As Director of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Center at San Diego State University, he has attracted over six million dollars in funding. Beyene is the author of a significant number of papers, reports, and refereed proceedings, and has made seminal contributions to energy engineering. Ph. D. (1987), Warsaw University of Technology.

Fateh S. Bhinder Fateh Bhinder has exercised creative academic leadership and enjoyed a fruitful academic career spanning several decades. In his academic career he supervised over 70 Ph.D. students while implementing new concepts and designs, including extensive involvement with industry. As Associate Dean at the University of Hertfordshire, Bhinder led many ground-breaking projects, earning the university a global reputation in turbomachinery and internal combustion engine research. As an Emeritus Professor he continues to engage his Ph.D. students with new and important design concepts. Ph.D. (1974), King's College, University of London.

Donald S. Bloswick Donald Bloswick has worked tirefor 25 years to introduce safety I and ergonomie I considerations into mechanical engineering design. He has developed and taught courses in these areas and has directed a successful research program graduating nearly 100 master degree students and 14 Ph.D.'s. He has brought over six million dollars in research funding to the University of Utah. Bloswick's students have produced 50 journal articles and book chapters, hundreds of conference papers and presentations and four patents. He has lectured at hundreds of civic and industrial organizations and has developed programs that have gready expanded the university's distance-course delivery. Ph.D. (1986), University of Michigan.

Andrew F. Bromley Andrew Bromley is internationally recognized as an expert in the area of gas turbine fuel chemistry and heavy fuel operation. His 33-year career has focused on the application, conditioning, treatment and troubleshooting of a wide range of gas turbine fuels including residual-grade oils, crude oils, low lubricity fuels and synthetic biodiesels. In addition to fuels, he is also an expert in the area of gas turbine compressor washing and has several publications in this field. Bromley is active with ASME IGTI and the SW Texas Gas Turbine Chapter. MS (1977), City of London Polytechnic, UK.

Zbigniew M. Bzymek Zbigniew Bzymek has earned an outstanding reputation in scholarship, research, and education, while providing exemplary service and citizenship at the local, national, and international level. He has been involved in educating engineers, consulting for senior design projects, and working with companies in the scope of mechanical engineering design and practice. Bzymek has taken part in ASME activities in advising student sections and has actively participated in IMECE. He has received numerous design awards and instructed over 3000 mechanical engineering students. Ph.D. (1968), Warsaw University ofTechnology.

Charles S. Campbell Charles Campbell has an outstanding reputation in research in a variety of fields including granular and particulate flows, combustion and comminution. He was one of the first to employ the Discrete Element Method to the study granular flows and extended it to handle particle fracture. Campbell contributed significandy to the early development of the theory of rapid granular flows and his review article on the subject has been cited over 600 times. Most recently, he developed the "elastic theory" which unifies all the regimes of granular flow. He has also studied combustion problems, particularly those involving fine particulates. Ph.D. (1982), California Institute ofTechnology.

Marco Ceccarelli Marco Ceccarelli is a Full Professor of Mechanics of Machinery and Director of the Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronics at the University of Cassino, Italy. He was President of the International Federation for Promotion of Machine and Mechanism Science from 2008 to 2011. He is well known as a scholar in the mechanics and design of mechanisms and robots, and their history. Ceccarelli has received honors and academic awards inside and outside Italy. He is author or co-author of more than 500 papers and presentations and four books and has edited twelve books. Ph.D. (1988), University of Rome., La Sapienza.

Cetin Cetinkaya Cetin Cetinkaya is a researcher and educator in the field of vibration and elastic waves as well as micro and nano-particle adhesion and removal. He is currendy the director and co-director of two research laboratories. His recent research found key applications in characterization of pharmaceutical materials, and the adhesion and removal of nanoand micro-particles. Cetinkaya 's research group has, for the first time, experimentally demonstrated the existence of a rolling resistance moment in micro-particles based on a non-contact method he introduced. His pioneering work in acoustic monitoring of pharmaceutics tablets, toner particle adhesion and nanoparticle removal has been supported by major agencies and corporations. He has one patent and four pending patent applications. Ph.D. (1995), Uinversity of Ulionois.

Nabli G. Chalhoub Nabu Chalhoub is known to be an excellent educator. He has supervised 10 Ph.D. and 14 M.S. students. His research work significantly contributed towards a wide spectrum of topics within the field of dynamic systems and control. He dealt with the active control of flexible structures, developed zero-dimensional and multi-zone combustion models for both gasoline and Diesel IC engines, modeled the intricate dynamics of the crankshaft/connecting-rod/piston-assembly, including the deformations of the ring-pack, and designed robust guidance and control systems for marine vessels and autonomous mobile robots. He is currently serving as Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control and the Journal of Vibration and Control. Chalhoub chaired the ASME DSC MHS technical Committee and organized and chaired numerous Tutorial/Invited sessions at ASME conferences. Ph.D. (1986), The University of Michigan.

Srlnivaian Chandrasekar Srinivasan Chandrasekar is known for his fundamental contributions to mechanic and thermal aspects of material removal processes, especially the analysis of tool-chip interface conditions and material removal mechanisms in machining, grinding and polishing as well as the application of these findings to improve the efficiency of material removal processes. Ph.D. (1985), Arizona State University Yu-Huang Christopher Chao Yu-Huang Chao is an Associate Dean of Engineering at the Hong Kong I University of SciI enee and TechnolI ogy and also a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department. His research contribution covers various building, environmental, and energy areas. He has made important studies into droplet based aerosol transport in indoor environments and the impact to respiratory infectious disease transmission using both advanced experimental and numerical techniques. Chao is on the editorial board of several international journals and also a fellow of various professional societies. He was an ASME Hong Kong chapter chairman from 2000 to 2002 and a Region XIII representative on Membership in 2001. Ph.D. (1994), University of California-Berkeley.

Mun Y Choi Mun Y. Choi has made significant contributions to the understanding of droplet combustion, soot processes and transient burning behavior as well as to the development of new experimental techniques for accurate soot measurement that are widely used in fire and combustion research. In education, Choi developed innovative programs for undergraduate and graduate teaching. He also devleloped 2 teacher and student outreach programs to enhance diversity. Choi has been a leader in the Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, and he developed institutional graduate fellowship programs. He has received a number of university and national awards for his research, teaching and leadership contributions. Ph.D. (1992), Princeton University.

Stephen U. Choi Stephen Choi created the field of nanofluids, a term he coined in 1993 and used in his seminal paper presented at the 1995 ASME Winter Annual Meeting. He was the PI and project manager for the interdisciplinary nanofluids team at Argonne from 1994 to 2006. The DOE/BES named nanofluids research a top research achievement. His research and project management have resulted in more than 140 refereed papers with nearly 6000 citations. Choi is internationally recognized as the father of nanofluids. Beyond his outstanding accomplishments in nanofluids, his team received a 2006 R&D 100 Award for innovative dryer technology. Ph.D. (1978), University of California, Berkeley.

Kevin Chou Kevin Chou has made significant contributions to manufacturing research and education, as well as to the engineering profession in general. He has earned an international reputation for his original research in hard machining and diamondcoated cutting tools. Chou has authored some 80 refereed journal and conference papers which resulted in support by federal agencies and industries. He is a dedicated educator, actively involved in curriculum improvement and instrumental to student work recognition. Chou has also been constandy committed to the ASME's manufacturing conferences, serving as the Technical Program Chair/ Co-chair, and has received multiple award and recognitions. He has also been a Professional Engineer since 2005. Ph.D. (1994), Purdue University.

William J. Craft William J. Craft has been an exemplary leader at department, college and university levels at North Carolina A&T State University for over 35 years. For 16 years he has worked in the service of ASME and for 12 years he has been an ABET evaluator. Craft is a PE, serving 13 years on the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Committee. As a hands-on educator, he has guided hundreds of mechanical engineering students to career success by promoting their educational development and ASME student sections. He has engaged students in his research, leading to patents and publications in reputed archival journals. Ph.D. (1970), Clemson University.

Martin L. Culpepper Martin Culpepper has an outstanding reputation as a scholar and teacher in academia and industry. He has served the professional engineering community via professional courses and exhibited excellence in teaching at MIT. Students there routinely rate his machine design class as the 'best I've ever taken.' He has supervised 46 undergraduates and 43 graduate students in their research. Culpepper has published over 110 peer reviewed papers. He is the recipient of an NSF Presidential Early Career Award, two R&D 100 awards, a TRI 00 award, and an MIT Joel and Ruth Spira Teaching Award. He costarted the American International Conference on Micromanufacturing.Ph.D.(2000),Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology.

Harry Dankowicz Harry Dankowicz is an internationally recognized leader and expert in engineering dynamics research, development, and education. He has made cuttingedge contributions to the formulations and implementation of theoretical, experimental, and computation tools for the analysis and design of strongly nonlinear dynamical systems, with direct application to atomic-force microscopy, human locomotion, precision agriculture, and microscale device technology. Dankowicz's commitment to teaching and dissemination is exemplified by his textbook on multibody mechanics and visualization; his development of educational analysis, simulation, and animation software; and his leadership on undergraduate engineering mathematics instruction and graduatelevel training in responsible conduct in modeling and research. Ph.D. (1995), Cornell University.

Denis B. Demichael Denis Demichael is recognized as an expert in the field of pressure relief system design and the application of codes and standards to pressure relief system design. He has over 25 years of experience in the design of pressure relief systems. He has used his expertise for the betterment of ASME by serving on committees to provide changes in design rules. He serves as Vice Chair for the Section VIII Subgroup on General Requirements, Vice Chair of the Committee on Safety Valve Requirements and Chair of the Subgroup on General Requirements. Demichael is also a member of die API Subcommittee on Pressure Relief Systems. B.S.M.E. (1972), Purdue University.

Santosh Devasia Santosh Devasia is a professor of mechanical engineering at the University ofWashington, Seattle. He is internationally recognized for his contributions to the development of a novel feedforward method for controlling nano-positioning systems. He has 57 papers in leading journals, 72 reviewed national and international conference publications and one patent. Devasia has been an associate editor of two leading control journals, and has served in the organizing committees of the ASME Control Conference. He has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and has received several research and teaching awards. His education accomplishments include graduating nine Ph.D.'s and 22 master's students. Ph.D. (1993), University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ram V. Devireddy Ram Devireddy has successfully met challenges in engaging engineers in interdisciplinary study. He has excelled in the multidisciplinary areas of freezing, chemical-diffusion in tissue, mammalian-sperm and stem-cell preservation, and micro- and nanoscale heat transfer. His publication record is diverse and includes engineering, reproductive-biology, cryobiology, tissue-engineering and materials-science journals and books. Devireddy has secured research funding from multiple agencies. His professional honors and activities include working on national and international organizations, grant-review committees and editorial-boards. He is the present Chair of die Biotransport and K17 Committees of ASME's BED and HTD He taught interdisciplinary-courses with excellent evaluations, leading to teaching awards. He supervised over 25 undergraduate and graduate-students. Ph.D. (1999), University of Minnesota.

Mark R. Duignan Mark Duignan has teaching experience from graduate school, but his career is primarily connected to the national laboratories. At Brookhaven National Laboratory he did post doctoral research in Heat Transfer and Multiphase Hows to support safety analyses for light water reactors. At the Savannah River Laboratory, now SRNL, his research focus changed with the end of the cold war. He is now involved with fluids engineering, studying the treatment of nuclear wastes, including nitration, mixing, sampling, ion exchange, evaporation, and erosion and his involvement with the ASME changed from the HTD to FED due to his SRNL work. Ph.D. (1989), SUNY Stony Brook.

Geir E. Dullerud Geir Dullerud is known for his fundamental research contribuI tions in the develI opment of theory and algorithms for systematic control system design and analysis, that apply to a wide range of application domains within the mechanical engineering discipline. Dullerud's achievements have been in the area of feedback control theory with major research results in the following: sampled-data systems, where his work provides exact analysis techniques for addressing uncertainty in systems containing both physical processes and digital hardware; operator theoretic approaches to non-stationary deterministic system design; state space design methods for distributed systems; and hybrid switched system design. Ph.D. (1994), Cambridge University.

Alan W. Eberhardt Alan Eberhardt has been a faculty member in engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham since 1991, during which time he achieved the rank of Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He is an accomplished teacher with an extensive history of course development. He raised nearly $400,000 in funding for senior design activities to aid persons with disabilities. As former Undergraduate Program Director in B.M.E., he led the development of a new B.M.E. curriculum and ABET accreditation. He is also an accomplished researcher in the areas of orthopedic implant tribology and pelvic injury biomechanics. Ph.D. (1990), Northwestern University.

Bogdan I. Epureanu Bogdan Epureanu s achievements are in the science and creative aspects of engineering, relating to nonlinear dynamics. He is an accomplished and passionate teacher and researcher. His work has made an impact in computational dynamics, structural health monitoring, sensing, control and characterization of nonlinear systems, aeroelasticity, and turbomachinery. Epureanu has focused on the discovery, characterization and exploitation of fundamental nonlinear dynamical phenomena for engineering applications. His highintensity activities have an imaginative and creative aspect that has enriched mechanical engineering and contributed to a better future. Ph.D. (1999), Duke University.

Asghar Esmaeeli Asghar Esmaeeli has made major contributions to direct numerical simulations of multiphase flows over the last twenty years. He has developed new computational methods and pioneered their applications in a large number of technologically prototypical systems. His results for bubbly flows, boiling and electrohydrodynamics of multiphase flows have led to a fundamental new understanding. Esmaeeli is an active member of his professional community. He is a member of the editorial board of two journals and has helped organize several conferences, and served on the scientific committee for ICMF-201 1 . Ph.D. (1995), The University of Michigan.

Timothy S. Fisher Timothy Fisher is an active researcher and educator in the development of experimental techniques and computational methods of the application of nanomaterials to heat and mass transfer technologies, including electronics cooling, biochemical sensors, and energy systems. He has authored over 120 archival journal articles and advised 14 Ph.D. and 21 M.S. students. He currendy chairs die ASME HTD K6 committee on Heat Transfer in Energy Systems and has held many conference leadership positions. Fisher has recendy served as a Research Scientist to the USAF in establishing the Thermal Sciences and Materials Branch of AFRL. Ph.D. (1998), Cornell University.

Rajrt Gadh Rajit Gadh's contributions are in the area of information-based design and manufacturing. His first contribution came from his Ph.D. dissertation where he reduced a computationally combinatorial problem - that of shape feature abstraction from 3D geometric models - to an almost linear complexity problem via an intelligent filter. Gadh developed a virtual reality based geometric modeling engine that allowed the rapid creation of 3D designs, which resulted in several Ph.D. dissertations under his supervision. He also develped the implementation of a layered middleware to integrate RFID into die manufacturing/supply chain. Ph.D. (1991), Carnegie Mellon University.

Rama S. R. Gorla Rama Gorla, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Cleveland State University, has contributed significantly to research in combustion, heat transfer and fluid dynamics. He has over 440 technical papers and several book chapters in the Encyclopedia of Fluid Mechanics. He co-authored a textbook on turbomachinery and received two Distinguished Faculty awards from Cleveland State University, a Teaching Excellence Award from the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education, and a Distinguished Technical Educator Award from the Cleveland Technical Societies Council. Gorla was the Fenn Distinguished Research Professor in 2008, and has served on editorial boards of several international journals. Ph.D. (1972), University ofToledo.

Adiel Guinzburg Adiel Guinzburg is an engineering manager for The Boeing Company. This responsibility involves the direction of multidisciplined teams in accomplishing aircraft component development. It stems from over twenty years of experience, beginning with general industrial and aerospace pump R&D projects and branching into the management of programs covering a range of disciplines. Guinzburg is the author of 19 journal and conference publications, and has been an ABET accreditation evaluator since 2008. An active member of the ASME throughout her career, she has continually participated in Fluids Engineering Division conferences, organized pumping machinery symposia, and chaired FED Committees. M.B.A. (2003), The Anderson School at UCLA.

Zhlxiong Guo Zhixiong Guo is a pioneer in the research and development of ultrafast laser-matter interactions and their associated fundamental heat transfer problems as well as practical applications for micro and nano fabrication and lasers in biomedicine. He is among the first to demonstrate ultrafine temperature measurement and single molecule sensing using optical whisperinggallery mode techniques. He has provided exemplary service, leadership, and editorship for ASME and the international heat transfer community. Guo has organized IMECE topics and SHT tracks. He serves in various scientific/ program committees for international conferences. He has received a university-level teaching award and has direcdy supervised and/or is currently supervising 12 Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows. Ph.D. (2001), Polytechnic University.

Narenda K. Gupta Narendra Gupta has 37 years of experience in using computational analysis to evaluate pressure vessels and high temperature components for nuclear applications. His broad expertise includes structural, heat transfer and Quid mechanics. During the first 1 5 years of his career, Gupta worked on fluid systems for commercial nuclear power plants. During the past 22 years he has worked on plutonium furnace designs and nuclear material packaging design and certification at the Savannah River Site. Examples of his work include certification of the DOE 9975 and 9977 plutonium shipping packages for DOE-EM, and the bulk tritium shipping package, a primary tritium package, for the NNSA. M.S. (1974), Georgia Institute ofTechnology.

Man Y. Ha Man Ha has made contributions to Computational Fluid Dynamics and its application to fluid flow and thermal engineering problems. He has researched a wide range of CFD topics such as spectral, FVM, LBM, LES, DNS and MD. Ha has directed the international Rolls-Royce University Technology Center (UTC) in Thermal Management, which is the first Rolls-Royce UTC in Asia. Ph.D. (1990), Pennsylvania State University Nicolas G. Hadjiconstantinou Nicolas Hadjiconstantinou has made pioneering contributions to research and education in the field of small-scale engineering. Ph.D. (1998), Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology.

Charles Haldeman Charles Haldeman's contributions are in the area of aerodynamics and heat transfer associated with the highpressure turbine stage of gas turbine engines with an emphasis on obtaining data for high-pressure turbines operating at design corrected conditions in short duration facilities. He has been instrumental in developing advanced cooled heat transfer experiments in the presence of inlet temperature profiles and purge flows as well as developing techniques for metering coolant flows in transient facilities. Haldeman is also involved with advanced instrumentation for gas turbine engines. Ph.D. (2003), Ohio State University.

Yoram Halevl Yoram Halevi is a [ Professor and the James H. (Jimmy) I Belfer Chair in I Mechanical Engineering at the Technion, Israel. He has an outstanding academic career in the areas of control and dynamical systems, with seminal contributions in control of flexible structures, model order reduction and model updating. He has authored 1 40 peer reviewed publications and held visiting positions in several U.S. and European universities. Halevi was president of the Israel Association of Automatic Control and chair of the ASME Israeli section. He was General Chair of the 2008 ASME ESDA conference, and initiated and chaired the ASME District H Conference Committee. D.Sc. (1985), Technion, Israel.

Roy E. Hogan Jr.

Roy E. Hogan Jr., Distinguished Member ofTechnical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, has contributed to me heat transfer and solar energy communities for over 25 years. His technical interests include numerical methods, solar receivers and chemical reactors, and uncertainty quantification methods. A significant contribution is his application of uncertainty quantification concepts to computational models in problems of national interest. Additionally, Hogan has served with distinction in several ASME leadership positions, including Solar Energy Division Chair, Energy Conversion Technical Group Leader, and, presently, ViceChair of the Heat Transfer Division. In 2008, he received the ASME Dedicated Service Award. Ph.D. (1987),Texas A&M University.

Imre Horváth Imre Horváth has made significant contributions to research in computer-aided design. His career started with pioneering work on non-manifold geometric modeling and numerical structural analysis at the Technical University of Budapest. He also advanced the state of art of knowledge-based design at Delft University ofTechnology. His current research focus is designing smart ubiquitous systems. Horváth also introduced novel teaching methods, in particular in global product development using the Internet. He increased the awareness of computer-aided engineering through his journal editorships, in particular with the Journal CAD, initiating the TMCE symposia, and as chair of ASME's CIE Division. Ph.D. (1994), Technical University of Budapest.

Laurens E. Howie Laurens Howie has earned an exceptional national and international reputation as a researcher, educator, and consultant. His research accomplishments have led to trend-setting contributions in the areas of heat transfer, experimental and computational fluid dynamics, nonlinear and complex pattern-forming systems, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Howie has more than 23 years of experience as a consultant to government, industry, non-profit institutions, and to the legal profession as an expert witness. As an educator, he brings his consulting experience into the classroom and into the laboratory, particularly in mechanical design. He has directly instructed more than 700 undergraduate and more than 60 graduate students. Ph.D. (1993), Duke University.

Yong Huang Dr. Huang's research interests inelude processing advanced materials for healthcare and energy applications and understanding process-induced damage or defect structures. He is known for his theoretical and experimental studies on jetbased direct writing of biological materials and machining of difficult-to-machine materials. His contributions mainly lie in process-induced living cell damage prediction during laser-based cell printing and tool wear modeling during hard turning. He served as the Technical Program Chair for the 2010 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference and is the recipient of the ASME Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award and several additional scholar awards. Ph.D. (2002) Georgia Institute ofTechnology.

Hong G. Im Hong Im is an international leader in computational modeling of combustion. He has established an outstanding reputation in cutting-edge research in laminar and turbulent, through a number of prestigious grants from government agencies and industry, and through high impact publications in premier archival journals. He has demonstrated strong mentorship to both undergraduate and graduate students, as recognized by educational awards. Im has also demonstrated dedication and leadership in various science communities by serving as a member of editorial boards and technical committees, and organizing technical conferences. Ph.D. (1994), Princeton University.

Anthony M. Jacob! Anthony Jacobi studies convection in complex flows, focusing on heat exchanger applications. He has advanced our understanding of convective heat transfer and proposed enhancements, improving energy efficiency in air-cooling/heating applications and other systems. He developed performance interpretation methods to account for condensation and frosting on heat exchangers, and he has demonstrated methods to control wettability using micro-scale surface morphology for condensate management. Jacobi's work on twophase flows established a complete flow pattern map for the inter-tube falling film. He also clarified the heat transfer mechanisms for in-tube convective boiling in micro-channels, and he demonstrated enhancements during in-tube convective boiling with nanofluids. Ph.D. (1989), Purdue University.

Wesley S. Jacobs Wesley Jacobs is recognized as an expert in the field of pressure vessels and low temperature/cryogenic liquid storage tanks. He has over 50 years of experience in the design and construction of various pressure vessels and storage tanks for the petroleum and petrochemical industries. He was instrumental in the development of design rules for large openings in cylindrical shells and in the further development of toughness rules for ASME Code vessels. Jacobs has presented several PVP papers on these subjects that explain the concepts and the code rules. He is also active in several ASME BPV VIII Code Committees. M.S (1960), Cornell University.

Nadar Jalili Nadar Jalili directs Northeastern's Piezoactive Systems Laboratory, where multidisciplinary research is conducted in piezoactive micro/nano systems with applications to precision manipulation and sensing. Jalili is an extremely productive scholar, dedicated teacher, and highly visible leader within his engineering profession. His professional service contributions are exceptional, and include General Chair and Program Chair of ASME IDETC/CIE, Associate Editor of two ASME journals and Chair of several ASME technical committees. He has received numerous national and international awards and recognitions for his excellent teaching performance, vibrant research activities, and leadership in professional services. Ph.D. (1998), University of Connecticut.

Uma Jayaram Urna Jayaram has made pioneering contributions to the development of virtual reality techniques for design, in particular for assembly. She also developed a novel method for integrating various CAD/CAE systems by using advanced knowledge representation techniques, including ontologies and the evolving Semantic Web. She holds three patents and has published influential work. Jayaram is a successful entrepreneur, having co-founded several companies. These companies have had a great impact in the mechanical engineering profession and have contributed to improved product designs. She has also contributed significantly to enhancing the participation of women in science and engineering. Ph.D. (1991),VirginiaTech Shaik Jeelani Shaik Jeelani has been a leading researcher and educator in composite materials for more than 30 years. He has authored or co-authored over 200 papers in refereed journals and presented 300 technical papers at national and international conferences. Jeelani developed the Center for Advanced Materials and established first Ph. D program at Tuskegee University in material science and engineering. He has raised more than $50 million over 37 years for basic and applied research in advanced materials through 65 grants and contracts. Ph.D. (1974), North Carolina State University Tien-Chien Jen Tien-Chien Jen has made extensive contributions to the field of mechanical engineering, specifically in the area of machining processes. Examples include environmentally benign machining, fuel cells and hydrogen technology, batteries, and material processing. He has brought in $2.4 million of funding for his research, and has received various awards for his research including the NSF GOALI Award. He has proven himself an exemplary leader at the UWM College of Engineering and Applied Science during his previous role as Department Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department, and his current role as acting dean of the college. Ph.D. (1993), University of California.

Leo Joskowicz Leo Joskowicz is the inventor and co-developer of the configuration space method for kinematic design of higher pair mechanisms. The method has been recognized as an innovative approach that brings the mathematics of robot path planning to the challenges of mechanism design, and in particular to tolerancing. He is also a recognized expert in the fields of medical robotics and computer-aided radiology and surgery. He has co-developed a system based on a miniature robot for precise positioning and targeting in keyhole neurosurgery. Joskowicz is the author of over 1 80 peer-reviewed publications and is the recipient of two prestigious innovation awards. Ph.D. (1988), New York University.

Musa Jouaneh Musa Jouaneh has earned an outstanding reputation in both scholarship and education in the field of mechatronics. He is internationally known for his work on modeling and control of hysteresis in piezoceramic actuators. He has published over sixty papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings, and holds two U.S. and international patents. Jouaneh founded the Mechatronics Laboratory at the University of RJiode Island, has supervised over twenty graduate students, is the author of two textbooks on mechatronics, is the co-developer of innovative tools for take-home laboratory experimentation, and is the recipient of several teaching and research excellence awards. Ph.D. (1989), University of California, Berkeley.

Yiguang Ju Yiguang Ju is a world recognized leader in combustion and fuels. He is a professor and the Director of Sustainable Energy in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. He has made a number of important contributions in several areas, such as near limit flame dynamics, microscale combustion, alternative fuels, flame chemistry, plasma assisted combustion, and nanomaterials.Ju has won a number of international awards including a distinguished paper award from the International Combustion Institute, the NASA Director's Certificate of Appreciation award, and the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Ph.D. (1994), Tokyo University.

Prasad S. Kadle Prasad Kadle joined GM in 1984. Presently, he is the Director of Advanced Engineering at Delphi Thermal Systems. Kadle is renowned for his contributions in the field of heat transfer, particularly, automotive airconditioning. His innovations, and 57 patents have resulted in many successful commercial products for Delphi/GM. He is a recipient of two "Boss" Kettering Awards, the highest technical recognition in Delphi/GM, and has been inducted into Delphi's Innovation Hall of Fame. Additionally, Kadle is an active automotive industry leader, advocating the use of environmentally-friendly refrigerants in mobile air-conditioning. Ph.D. (1984), University of Minnesota Srinivas Katipamula Srinivas Katipamula is a staff scientist at Paci fi e Northwest National Laboratory and conducts research and development in areas of fault detection and diagnostics of building systems, advanced and supervisory controls, applied heat transfer, energy conservation, smart and high performance buildings and building/grid integration. Katipamula's RD&D, technical publications and software development all have a common focus: improving the operating efficiency of existing building stock. He earned several awards including the 2008 Federal Laboratory Consortium Award, the ASHRAE distinguished service and elevation to ASHRAE Fellow. He currently serves as an associate editor of the ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology. Ph.D. (1989), Texas A&M University.

William L. Keith William Keith is an internationally recognized expert in the area of turbulent boundary layer induced flow noise. This recognition is a result of his basic and applied research to elucidate the dynamics of turbulent boundary layers which contribute to unwanted flow noise. The significance of his research efforts is well documented by his many journal articles and associated publications as well as by his nearly one dozen patents related to this topic. Keith's knowledge, experience, and engineering capabilities position him as one of the nation's leading experts in the design of towed underwater acoustic sensors. Ph.D. (1983). Cornell University.

Jan Kerrjens Jan Keltjens is widely recognized for his leadership in the development of technology both in the ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Division and ASME Codes and Standards in high pressure technology. His leadership of various Committees is widely recognized by his peers. His contribution in the development of high pressure technology including stress concentration factors in cross-bores, residual stresses in pressure vessels and equipment and failure analysis including fracture mechanics differentiates Keltjens and his abilities. He has been one of the most active members of ASME's Subgroup on Pressure Vessels for over 12 years. B.S. (1985), PBNA Arnhem.The Netherlands.

Osman M. Khan Osman Khan has served the energy sector in positions of increasing responsibilities with the world's largest EPC contractors for more than 40 years. His career encompassed applications of major turbomachinery, sometimes the very first implementation, used in mega projects including the development of North Sea, Exxon-Mobil Santa Yenez offshore expansion in California, Adriatic LNG Gravity Based terminal, and the Tar Sands Canada Utility systems FEED validation, among the other challenging projects. For his outstanding contributions, he was awarded Secretary of the Army Award for the Best Energy Resource managed DOD Facility in 2004. Ph.D. (1970), Imperial College.

Marwan K. Khraisheh Marwan Khraisheh is an internationally recognized leader in the areas of materials processing and sustainable manufacturing. He focuses on developing innovative concepts and techniques for processing and manufacturing of advanced materials for sustainable technologies. His work on superplastic forming and friction stir processing of lightweight alloys, particularly magnesium alloys, is well recognized and has been published in the finest international journals and conference proceedings. He has more than 100 publications, including patents, books, refereed journal papers and conference papers and presentations. Ph.D. (1996),Washington State University.

Sang-Gook Kim Sang-Gook Kim's research and teaching achievements have addressed issues bridging the gap between scientific findings and engineering innovations, developing novel manufacturing processes for newly-developed materials, and designing and realizing new products at micro- and nanoscales. These include carbon nanotube assembly, MEMS micro-actuators, nano-engineered organic solar cells and, especially, the design and processing of small-scale piezoelectric energy harvesting devices. Kim also introduced hands-on micro/nano engineering into the mechanical engineering undergraduate curriculum at MIT. Ph.D. (1985), MIT.

Gurmohan S. Kochhar Gurmohan Kochhar has made sig[ nificant contributions in education, research and development and leadership in the engineering profession in the Caribbean. He is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of the West Indies, where he has also held positions of Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Deputy Principal. He has conducted extensive research in areas of heat transfer and solar energy with applicability to the Caribbean. Kochhar is involved in the infrastructural development of the Caribbean as a specialist consultant and an active member of many professional engineering organizations from which he has received numerous awards. Ph.D. (1976), The University of the West Indies.

Petros Koumoutsakos Petros Koumoutsakos has made ground breaking developments in computational methods using his state of the art simulations in the fields of fluid dynamics, nanotechnology, life sciences and their interfaces.Ph.D. (1993), California Institute of Technology.

Malcolm E. Leader Over a period of three decades, Malcolm Leader has provided outstanding engineering and consulting services to the petrochemical industry. He has become a leader in rotor dynamic analysis and rotating equipment while repeatedly solving complex turbomachinery problems. Furthermore, he has served as an example for other engineers in sharing his experience and wisdom with the engineering community. Leader has been active with professional engineering societies and symposia. He has published numerous articles furthering the collective knowledge of rotor dynamics and rotating equipment. He has exemplified leadership within the engineering profession and the design of rotating equipment. M.S.M.E. (1979), University ofVirginia.

Wen-Jung Li Wen J. Li is a world-class expert in carbon nanotube based sensors and is recognized for developing a breakthrough technology by using dielectrophoretic force to rapidly assemble CNT sensors. He proved that these CNT sensors could be activated using 100,000 times less power than conventional MEMS flow, pressure, and motion sensors. He is also well-known in the interdisciplinary fields of micro/ nano/bio robotics through his contributions in developing novel biological micro-actuators and micro power generators for wireless sensors. Li has contributed tremendously in educating next generation engineers, and has former students working in academia in the U.S., Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China. Ph.D. (1997), University of California, Los Angeles.

Tim C. Lieuwen Tim Lieuwen has made outstanding contributions to gas turbine combustion science and technology. In particular, his contributions to unsteady combustor processes influencing gas turbine operability have been important. Ph.D. (1999), Georgia Institute of Technology.

Thomas A. Litzinger Thomas Litzinger has made notable contributions through research in combustion and in engineering education. His combustion research includes alternative fuel effects on gas turbine emissions, reduction of diesel soot by oxygenated fuels, fuel composition effects on deposit formation in spark-ignited engines, and combustion stability of advanced rocket propellants. In engineering education, he has made substantial contributions to the development of engineering expertise, translation of engineering education research to practice, and validation of a learning styles survey used by engineering educators around the world. Litzinger's research has supported 44 graduate students and produced more than 200 publications.Ph.D. (1986), Princeton University.

Francis Loth Francis Loth has contributed to the field of biofluids over the past two decades. His research has examined the contribution of hemodynamics forces in the development and progression of vascular disease. In addition, he conducted some of the early research in cerebrospinal fluid dynamics and its relationship to craniospinal disorders. Loth has received numerous awards for outstanding teaching contributions. At the University of Akron, he is the F.Theodore Harrington Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Executive Director of the Conquer Chiari Research Center. He is the current Chair of the ASME Bioengineering Fluids Committee. Ph.D. (1993), Georgia Institute ofTechnology.

Stephen C.-Y. Lu Stephen Lu is a highly recognized educator, researcher and entrepreneur in engineering. His career spans a vast array of professional, technological, and geographical endeavors. He has excelled in both academic and business worlds, holding a permanent endowed chair at a top American university and serving in advisory roles at several international companies. His expertise includes product development, design thinking, collaborative engineering and technological innovation. Lu is the founder of iPodia Alliance, an international consortium among global universities to promote the "classrooms- withoutboarders" paradigm where engineering students can learn from the best peers around the world directly from their own campuses. Ph.D. (1984), Carnegie Mellon.

Enayat Mahajerin Enayat Mahajerin's research interests include computational mechanics, structural analysis, and composites. He has received Saginaw Valley State University's accelerated promotion to the rank of full professor, the Landee Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Earl Warrick Award for Excellence in Research, a Professional Merit Award, a Ruth and Ted Braun Fellowship, and the State of Michigan Certificate of Merit in recognition of his outstanding teaching. Mahajerin has served ASME for 30 years as a faculty advisor and also as a member, and treasurer of the Saginaw Valley Section. He has received the ASME Service Award in connection with student leadership and activities. Ph.D. (1981), Michigan State University, East Lansing.

Mohammad Mahinfalah Mohammad Mahinfalah is a professor of mechanical engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering who has been educating mechanical engineering students since 1987. He has been recognized for his teaching excellence by different universities. He has published 25 journal articles and 67 conference proceedings. He has served as Student Section Advisor and has been a member of the Operating Boards of Region VII and District C. Mahinfalah was chair of the Student Sections Committee and served as the District C Leader. He was named Faculty Advisor of the Year in Region VII and SSA of the Year in District C. Ph.D. (1988), Iowa State University.

Kenneth A. Mann Kenneth Mann has made significant contributions to orthopaedic biomechanics and is an internationally recognized authority on total joint replacement fixation. He has advanced multi-scale experimental and computational approaches to study implant loosening. His research team has also applied engineering mechanics principles to the study of genetic modification to skeletal shape, spine and pelvic injury biomechanics, artificial heart fluid mechanics, and metastatic breast cancer fracture risk assessment. Mann has authored over 240 journal and conference papers and received over $10 million in research support as principal investigator or co-investigator. He has mentored numerous undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students. Ph.D. (1991), Cornell University.

Mark J. Marley Mark Marley has more than thirtyfive years of experience in structural analysis, engineering design, and research, including thirty years of work in the pipeline, offshore, and marine industries. He has managed a broad range of engineering projects dealing with the design and operation of pipelines in offshore, deep-water, and arctic environments. Marley has served as Chair of the ASME Pipeline Systems Division, as Track Leader for the offshore and arctic track at the International Pipeline Conferences, and has trained many engineers in the design of offshore pipelines. Ph.D. (1992), Norwegian Institute ofTechnology.

Clark G. McCarrell Clark McCarrell is a dedicated engineer, educator and volunteer and a world leader in promoting diversity and inclusion in engineering. A senior engineer in the Generation Division of NV Energy, his accomplishments in the category of leadership in the engineering profession are exemplary. He has served ASME on various levels, most recently holding the office of Senior Vice President, Centers. An award- winning faculty member, McCarrell teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate level and is on the mechanical engineering advisory boards at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and University of Mississippi. M.S. (1999), University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Robert E. McLaughlin Robert McLaughlin has been active in ASME Codes and Standards for 21 years, the majority of his career. He was recognized in 2006 for service in advancing the engineering profession by the American Society Of Mechanical Engineers. McCarrell's continuous service in quality assurance has enabled Babcock & Wilcox to complete a number of projects with few perturbations. The successful start-up of projects is testimony to his knowledge, expertise and support, and also of those who report to him. 1994, Thomas Edison University.

Joseph S. Miller Joseph Miller is the President of Engineering Design & Analysis and an internationally-known engineer, technical consultant, and project leader with over 35 years experience in the nuclear industry. He has designed many aspects of light water reactors. Good examples of his design expertise can be found in his two patents on the Nuclear Reactor Locking Piston Drive System and Valve Assembly. He was formerly the Nuclear Engineering Director at an operational nuclear power plant. Miller is the incoming Chair of the ASME Nuclear Engineering Division and is a member of the ASME Energy Committee. Master of Science (1974), Kansas State University.

Maj D. Mirmirani Maj Mirmirani is an inspiring educator who transmits the excitement of engineering and scientific discovery to students and fellow faculty members. Following 25 years on the faculty at California State University, Los Angeles where he had the distinction of being named University Outstanding Professor, he became Dean of Engineering at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach campus in 2007. As dean Mirmirani instituted Masters programs in mechanical, electrical, and systems engineering and a Ph.D. program in Aerospace Engineering that will begin in 2013. Under his leadership, the college has experienced significant growth in enrollment, graduate programs, and research with a sound vision of educating tomorrows engineers. Ph.D. (1977), University of California, Berkeley.

Subhath C. Mishra Subhash Mishra has shown exemplary leadership in academics, research and administration. He has taught many undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and has supervised 96 students. More than half of his undergraduate students have completed MS and Ph.D. work in the U.S. An expert in the treatment of volumetric radiation, and author of 200 research papers, Subhash has organized many conferences and has delivered 75 invited lectures. He was the recipient of research fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany and Japan Society for Promotion of Science, and a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering. Subhash was the Dean of Academic Affairs at IIT Guwahati. Ph.D. (1997), Indian Institute ofTechnology, Guwahati.

Sushanta K.MHra Sushanta Mitra has made significant contributions to the understanding of transport processes in micro and nano-scale confinements. He is the editor of the Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook. He has contributed significantly to the ASME community through his involvement as conference chair and co-chair for ASME International Conferences. Mitra has devoted the last 10 years of his professional career towards teaching and advancement of the mechanical engineering profession. He was awarded the ASME ICNMM Outstanding Researcher Award in 201 1 . Ph.D. (2001) University ofWaterloo, Canada.

Peter A. Molvie Peter Molvie has served the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee with passion for over 21 years. He chaired the Committee on Heating Boilers (BPV IV) for several terms and concurrently chaired die subgroup on design of the Power Boilers Committee (BPV I). He carries a tremendous project load, frequendy using finite element or odier analyses to evaluate code-worthiness of proposed construction details. Bodi as a committee officer and through leadership by example as a project team member, Molvie mentors and inspires newer members of die committee to achieve greater technical heights. B.S. (1976), Marietta College and Columbia University.

Arun Muley Arun Muley is well known for his outstanding work on enhanced heat transfer and its applications in advanced, compact and high temperature heat exchangers and thermal management systems for broad applications in aerospace, automotive, energy, and process industries. He has significantly contributed to the engineering community via his active involvement in several international conferences for over 1 5 years. He is a member of the editorial board of the ASME journal of TSEA, and has made sustained contributions to ASME both as a volunteer, and in leadership roles, including chair of the Process Industries Division and the Heat Transfer Equipment technical committee. Muley has served as reviewer for several journals, NSF and other research organizations and has been organizer of several workshops. He has fostered strong industry-university relationships by leading several collaborative research programs with universities. Ph.D. (1997), University of Cincinnati.

Jayathi Y. Murthy Jayadii Murthy has made outstanding research contributions not only in the field of computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer but also in developing finite volume methods and unstructured computational tools that have become industry standards. She has extended the field of heat transfer to undergraduate and graduate mechanical engineering students. Murthy has taught, mentored, supported and led by example students, staff and colleagues. Ph.D. (1984) University of Minnesota.

Antonio S. Olivares Antonio Olivares' career as a mechanical engineer spans 40 years. He has spent 35 of those years working for the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, providing third-party inspection to the pressure equipment industry. Olivares has served for 25 years on several ASME BPV committees in the areas of welding and pressure vessels. He is recognized as an expert on DOT cylinders and transport tanks and currently serves on the ASME Section XII Committee. B.S.-M.E. (1972), Feati University, the Philippines.

Elaine S. Oran Elaine Oran, Senior Scientist for Reactive Flow Physics at the Naval Research Laboratory, has provided inspiration and leadership in the field of reacting flows. At NRL, she is part of a team that invents and implements new algorithms for simulating complex fluid problems on high-speed computers. She is die co-author of Numerical Simulalion of Reactive Flow and has published over 350 archival articles. Oran has guided many graduate students in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, physics, astrophysics, and physical chemistry. She is an Honorary Fellow of the AIAA, Fellow of APS, Fellow of SIAM and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Ph.D. (1972), Yale University.

Edward Ostrowski Edward Ostrowski has over 42 years of experience in the power generation and energy process industries, with recent emphasis in the area of project development and management as well as technical business development. He has been an active member of the ASME since 1968 in both the technical and administrative divisions. Ostrowski served as the chair of the combined cycle committee in the Power Division, and is a member of the electric power committee in 1GTI. He also served his local ASME chapter as a chairperson and is a past-chair of the Committee on Ethical Standards and Review. B.S. (1969), SUNY-University of Buffalo.

Prabhakar R. Pagilla Prabhakar Pagilla is known for his contributions to modeling and control of roll-toroll manufacturing systems and mechanical systems. He has contributed to the development of models for many roll-to-roll manufacturing processes, control algorithms for transport of webs through processing machinery, control algorithms for large-scale systems, control algorithms for constrained motion of robotic manipulators and hard disk drive actuators. He has also contributed to the design and development of a sensor for the measurement of lateral position of a web. Pagilla has received many best paper awards. He served as an organizing committee member for various ASME conferences and as an associate editor for several journals. Ph.D. (1996), University of California, Berkeley.

Chandrakant D. Patel Over the past 29 years, Chandrakant Patel has become a world leader in electronics thermal management, IT energy management and sustainability. as evidenced by over 120 U.S. patents and over 150 technical papers. His technical artifacts have been incorporated into millions of products, from storage devices to data centers. Patel is considered a leader in the IT industry and mechanical engineering community, influencing executives, academics and government leaders with his vision for the future. M.S. (1988), San Jose State University.

Laura L. Pauley Laura Pauley is recognized for her many significant contributions to engineering education in the past 24 years. She has led major curriculum development efforts, fostered undergraduate research experiences, conducted significant research in fluid mechanics, provided outstanding service to the profession, and has a distinguished record of service to the Pennsylvania State University and its students. Ph.D. (1988), Stanford University.

John A. Pearce John Pearce has made significant contributions to the understanding of irreversible thermal alterations in tissues, with specific applications in the safety and efficacy of medical devices used in surgery. His research formed the basis for safety standards for electrosurgical devices. Pearce developed quantitative markers of thermal injury that enable direct comparison of calculations and histologic assessment. He has been instrumental in the development of vessel sealing devices that are now the standard of care in colo-rectal surgery. He has received numerous teaching awards and he has direcdy instructed over 6000 undergraduates and 52 graduate students. Ph.D. (1980), Purdue University.

Geoffrey Peter Geoffrey Peter is recognized for major technical contributions at the DOE Hanford site in nuclear criticality, shielding analysis and design for radioactive chemical transport projects. He is known for advancing the numerical simulation of underground geological nuclear repository transport process, and accident scenarios in HTGR nuclear reactors. His significant contributions in the semiconductor field include the development of the 157 nm lithography machine and flexible attachment of chips to circuit boards. As Program Director of the MMET Program at Oregon Institute of Technology, Pordand, Peter substantially built the Manufacturing and ME curriculum. His dynamic leadership, excellence in teaching, and innovative "handson" courses met the pressing demands of local manufacturers and benefited die community, students, and OIT Ph.D. (2001),Oregon Health & Science University.

Igor L. Piora Igor Pioro has been a prolific contributor to mechanical engineering research of supercritical water reactor design, one of the Generation IV reactor concepts. He has been an educator since emigrating to Canada, from the Ukraine, in 1992. During the last five years he has been a leader of the Nuclear Engineering Division of ASME, where he has served as the Program Chair for ICONE 16. There Pioro managed the review, and placement in the program, of 800 papers accepted for presentation. He continues to serve the division, Chairing it for the 20102011 program year. Ph.D. (1983), National Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine.

Sudarsan Rachuri Sudarsan Rachuri has made significant contributions in the areas of information and semantic modeling of product life cycle management, and the application of measurement science for sustainable manufacturing. Ph.D. (1991), Indian Institute of Science.

Rajesh Rajamani Rajesh Rajamani has made significant contributions to the mechanical engineering community through exemplary scholarship, education, and leadership. His contributions include the development of new nonlinear observer design results, algorithms for tireroad friction coefficient estimation, and vehicle controllers for automated highway systems. His research has been recognized through outstanding paper awards, and has resulted in patents, technology transfers, and over 150 publications. Rajamani has supervised 35 graduate students, written a popular text book on vehicle dynamics and control, served on the editorial boards of three leading journals and served as finance chair for several conferences.Ph.D. (1993), University of California at Berkeley.

Arvind Raman Arvind Raman s research includes nonlinear dynamics, vibrations, and fluid-structure interactions and their applications to nanotechnology, electronics cooling, manufacturing, data storage, and human biodynamics. He is an internationally recognized expert in the dynamics of microcantilevers for atomic force microscopy and micro and nanoscale sensing. He has published 103 journal articles which have been cited more than 1300 times and he has achieved an h-factor of 21 in his 12 years in academia. He has published 103 journal papers, mentored 12 Ph.D. and 10 M.S. students. Raman has received many honors, including the ASME Gustus Larson Memorial Award and the NSF CAREER award. Ph.D. (1999), University of California Berkeley.

Michael J. Rosenfeld Michael Rosenfeld is a recognized technical expert in oil and gas pipeline integrity and fitness-for-service. For over 25 years he has provided valuable assistance to the pipeline industry, substantially improving pipeline safety. He has authored technical papen that have advanced the state of the art in pipeline fitness-for-purpose analysis techniques. Rosenfeld has contributed significantly to the modernization of the ASME B31 .8 standard and has instructed many engineers in its application through his teaching of the ASME short course on the standard. He joined Kiefner & Associates, a consulting firm providing technical services to oil and gas pipeline operators, in 1991 and served as President from 2001 through 201 1 . He is currendy Vice President and General Manager following acquisition by Applus-RTD. He also worked at Battelle Memorial Institute and Impeli Corporation. B.S. (1979), University of Michigan. M.E. (1981), Carnegie Mellon University.

Sukesh Roy Sukesh Roy has made notable contributions to advancing the current state-of-theart laser-based measurement systems for propulsion applications. He has made innovations in the development of laser-based advanced metrology for thermometry; pressure and chemical species concentration measurements in reacting flows; a next generation propulsion system for defense missions, by providing high-fidelity experimental data to the numerical modeler; characterization of alternative fuels for propulsion applications; and high-bandwidth, noninvasive optical sensor systems for real-time evaluation of detonation-powered devices such as pulsed detonation engine and turbulent reacting flows. Ph.D. (2002), Texas A&M University.

Massimo Ruzzene Massimo Ruzzene is a professor of aerospace engineering (and jointly of mechanical engineering) at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is an internationally recognized authority in the areas of structural diagnostics and health monitoring, wave propagation, high frequency vibration and noise control. He has been the PI of numerous research grants and the author of numerous research articles. Ruzzene is currently an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics and the Journal of Mechanics Research Communications. He has organized many ASME symposia and also served as the Chair of the AMD Composites Committee. Ph.D. (1999), Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

Sujoy Kumar Saha Sujoy Saha's contributions in education, service, professional practice, and research are well recognized by the community. Of particular significance is his work in heat transfer enhancement methods, particle flow separation devices, and boiling in microchannek, with application to electronics cooling, and his international collaboration on emission control. Saha is well known for his mentoring and his contributions to education at his university and within his government. He has been on the editorial boards of several journals and has organized conferences and symposia. Ph.D. (1991), Indian Institute ofTechnology, Bombay.

Corina Sandu Corina Sandu is a well-rounded outstanding researcher and educator, with an impressive service record at all levels. She is recognized internationally for making significant contributions to vehicle dynamics, multibody systems, and terramechanics. Sandu's scholarly record includes 37 journal papers, 58 peer-reviewed proceedings, one book chapter, and several other papers. She has graduated seven Ph.D. students, 13 M.S. students, and supervised 25 undergraduate projects. Sandu is Editor of the Journal o/Terramechanics and Editor-in-chief of the SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles. She is the chair of the ASME Vehicle Design Committee, and the vice-chair of the SAE Chassis and Suspension Committee. Ph.D. (2000), The University of Iowa.

Joseph M. Schimmelt Joseph Schimmels has earned an outstanding reputation in both education and research. He has served the mechanical engineering profession well during his 26 year career. As an academic, he has been dedicated to both high quality teaching and high quality relevant research. Schimmels designed and implemented a novel professional practice-oriented freshman program. His expectation and facilitation of student understanding of concepts has helped him garner several teaching awards. His research on robot interaction fundamentals has resulted in several patents and more than 60 research publications. Ph.D. (1991) Northwestern University.

Steven R. Schmid Steven Schmid's contributions are in research, education and service to ASME. His research is wellknown, including fundamental work on die mechanics of emulsion lubrication and manufacturing tribology, as well as manufacturing process development and orthopedic implant design. He has co-authored several engineering textbooks and won numerous teaching awards. He has held leadership positions in ASME and SME, including the Tribology Division Executive Committee, the NAMRI board. Associate Editor of JMSE, and is the Host for MSEC. Schmid is a Professional Engineer, the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award, an ASME Newkirk Award, and an SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award. Ph.D. (1993), Northwestern University.

Ramin Sedaghati Ramin Sedaghati has earned an excellent reputation in research and academia, while providing remarkable service to the community. He was awarded an NSERC visiting fellowship in the Canadian Space Agency where he contributed significantly to the development of force limited vibration testing. He is currently a full professor of mechanical engineering at Concordia University. Sedaghati is respected by the research community for his contributions to the fields of adaptive structures, especially MR and ER based systems, structural design optimization and computational mechanics. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. Ph.D. (2000), University ofVictoria, BC, Canada.

Balu Sekar Balu Sekar is a senior aerospace engineer in the Air Force Research Laboratory's Turbine Engine Division and a member of the Department of Defense High Performance Computer Modernization Program User Advocacy Group. His research interests are in modeling and simulating high-performance military gas turbine combustion including developing various fuel chemistry schemes. These include alternate fuels, predicting aero-thermo performance, thermal management, fuel injector/combustor design, and improving models for unsteady combustion. Sekar has made significant contributions in gas turbine and high-speed combustion and has many noteworthy publications in many reputed journals and symposium, workshop and panel proceedings in AIAA, ASME and other conferences. PhD. (1981), University of Tennessee Space Institute.

Thomas H. Siegmund Thomas Siegmund is known for his seminal contributions to die fields of advanced structures and biological materials through insightful development of computational continuum mechanics approaches and experimental observations. Ph.D. (1994), University of Leoben, Austria.

Devinder S. Sodhi Devinder Sodhi has made contributions in the field of ice mechanics, such as ice forces on structures and breakthrough loads of floating ice sheets. He retired from the U. S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory as a Senior Research Scientist after 23 years of service. During this period, he worked on a variety of problems dealing with ice-structure interaction, and conducted small-scale indentation tests to understand the ice crushing process at various indentation speeds. Sodhi was an Associate Professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. From 1993 to 1994, he was chairman of the OfBhore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Division. Ph.D. (1972), University of Toronto Paul E. Sojka Paul Sojka is an internationally renowned expert in spray education and research. He is an award winning instructor who has taught more dian 3100 undergraduate and graduate students, and has given short courses for industry in three countries. His most significant research contributions have been in the areas of spray measurements and instrumentation development, sprays formed from non-traditional (non-Newtonian) liquids, and spray processes for gas turbines and IC engines. Sojka has supervised the diesis research of 13 Ph.D. and 46 M.S. students and produced 150 journal and conference proceedings papers. Ph.D. (1983), Michigan State University.

David A. Steinman David Steinman is widely recognized as a pioneer in the integration of medical imaging and computational fluid dynamics, and its application to the study of blood flow dynamics and its role in vascular disease. His work has established many of the fundamental principles and tools for image-based CFD, and has also highlighted the impact of complex blood flow and vascular geometry on medical images. Active in ASME's Bioengineering Division, Steinman has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering; Chair of BED s Fluids Committee; and Program Chair of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference. Ph.D. (1993), University of Toronto.

Joseph L. Sussman Joseph Sussman is the Managing Director of Accreditation and Chief In formation Officer, ABET. He has contributed to nearly every operational area at all levels, from small business units to global organizations, from developing and commercializing innovative new products to implementing worldwide IT enterprise solutions, academic program accreditation and process improvements. His contributions have had a strong performance impact on the top and bottom line for leaders including ABET, Bayer AG.Technicon, Singer, SCM Corporation and GE/ KAPL. At ABET, he is responsible for all accreditation activities worldwide in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. Sussman develops and executes the strategic plan to effectively expand and improve ABET accreditation activities. Ph.D. (1977), Columbia University.

Charles K. Taft Charles Taft made seminal contributions in non-linear controls, stepper motors and fluidics. He established a paradigm for collégial treatment of students in dynamic systems, fluid, electromechanical and discontinuous control and instrumentation courses he developed. His award-winning solutions of complex problems such as ground-breaking modeling of train air braking systems won him the ASME Rail Transportation Award in l980.Taft's permanent magnet stepper motor modeling won him the IEEE IEC1 best paper award in 1975. His fluid dynamics expertise is exemplified by his fluidics patents and his DARPA research on ship steering. His passion for skiing led to development of snow cover enhancement polyhedrons using prevailing winds. He has authored 16 refereed papers, three books and nine patents. Ph.D. (1960), Case Institute ofTechnology.

Susumu Tarada Susumu Terada is well known for his work in the promotion of the engineering profession, including the areas of high pressure technology and development of ASME Codes and Standards, and as an engineering statesman. He has over 10 years active service with ASME Codes and Standards activities. His dedicated service includes promoting the coordination of activities between the High Pressure Institute of Japan and the ASME BPVVIII Committee on Pressure Vessels. Terada is also a well-known author and has published numerous papers which have been used as justification for various changes to the ASME Pressure Vessel Code. M.S. (1977), Osaka University.

Janis P. Terpenny Janis Terpenny is a preeminent teacher and scholar, widely recognized for her pioneering contributions to research in engineering design processes as well as design education. Managing over $7 million in sponsored research and authoring 140 peer- reviewed publications, she has created fundamental new knowledge in methods for early design that more effectively utilize information, and in design education for multidisciplinary design teams. She served as NSF program director for undergraduate education, and also as director of the Center for e-Design. She currendy serves as department chair and Joseph Walkup Professor in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University. Ph.D. (1996), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Dawn M. Tilbury Dawn Tilbury is a leader in the dynamics and control of mechanical systems. She has distinguished herself through high-impact research, education and service contributions. These include trajectory generation for robots, reconfigurable logic control systems for factories, methods for design of networked control systems, application of feedback control to computing systems, and webbased control tutorials for MATLAB. Tilbury has also distinguished herself through service to the engineering profession, especially through her activities in ASME. Ph.D. (1994), University of California, Berkeley.

Cho Wing Solomon To Cho Wing Solomon To has earned an outstanding reputation in research, scholarship and education, while providing exemplary service and citizenship at local, national, and international levels. He has been a consultant to many companies in the area of random vibration. To has contributed 26 years to the engineering community and continues to be involved as a specialist consultant. Between 1982 and 1992 he was a University Research Fellow of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and he has directly mentored over 100 undergraduate and 33 graduate and postdoctoral fellows. Ph.D. (1980), University of Southampton.

Motoski Utamura Utamura has done seminal research and development work in numerous engineering fields including nuclear engineering, advanced combined cycle power systems, gas turbine power augmentation technologies, solar energy, and C02 abatement. In 1995, he invented the moisture air gas turbine cycle, while working at Hitachi. It's been implemented in numerous gas turbines. Early 2011 he demonstrated the principle of the S-C02 power cycle. Utamura s pioneering research and development work has resulted in 63 patents, numerous peer reviewed technical papers which have been published in various International journals, and the coauthoring of two books. Ph.D. (1985),The University ofTokyo.

Alexander Vakakis Alexander Vakakis is the W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor of Mechanical Scienee and Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, and an international expert in Nonlinear Dynamics and Vibrations, Structural Acoustics, Nonlinear System Identification, Mechanical joints and Micro/nano dynamics. He is the recipient of numerous research grants and awards, has published over 1 70 archival journal publications, and authored three research monographs. Vakakis is currendy Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics and Meccanica, and member of the editorial boards of two other journals. He has organized many ASME and International Symposia. Ph.D. (1990), California Institute ofTechnology Robert S. Vecchio Robert Vecchio, is known for his expertise in multiple engineering disciplines. He has made significant contributions through the investigation and understanding of a wide range of failures related to pressure boundary components and structural systems. A contributing member to "ASME FFS-1/API 579 - Recommended Practice for Fitness-For-Service," Vecchio is known for his innovative approaches in the condition assessment of aging infrastructure and equipment. An educator at heart, he teaches graduate courses in fracture mechanics and promotes engineering education through school-industry interaction programs in New York. He is also a David Rockefeller Fellow recipient. Ph.D. (1985), Lehigh University.

Patrick H. Vieth Patrick Vieth has twenty-five years of experience in engineering research and development and project management for the pipeline and piping industry. He has managed a broad range of engineering projects and industry teams dealing with pipeline system integrity. He also has led research and development projects to address pipeline integrity issues and is the co-developer of the globally accepted RSTRENG procedure for assessing the remaining strength of corroded pipelines.Vieth has served as Chair of the ASME Pipeline Systems Division and currently serves as a Board Member for the ASME International Petroleum Technology Institute and Vice Chair of the ASME B31.4 Committee. B.S. (1987) The Ohio State University.

Paul A. Wagner Paul Wagner's achievements over his 32 years of mechanical engineering service are outstanding. As an engineering manager and project engineer, he has solved many power plants issues that go well beyond his experience. His balance of plant expertise made him the excellent candidate to build and commission new combined cycle power plants. He has supported the ASME Power Division for over 25 years. B.S. (1979), Bucknell University.

Steven T. Wereley Steven Wereley is an internationally recognized expert in the microfluidics area. He is the coinventor of the miero particle image velocimetry measurement technique. The paper describing this innovation is the second most cited paper in Experiments in Fluids history. Wereley is the co-author of two transformational texts, Fundamentais and Applications of Miaofluidics, and Particle Image Velocimetry: A Practical Guide. In 2010 he received the USGS Director's Award for helping determine the magnitude of the oil emission in the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Ph.D. (1997), Northwestern University.

Gloria J. Wiens Gloria Wiens is on the faculty of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at die University of Florida. She has served on the faculties of the State University of New York -Binghamton, Auburn University, and the University of Florida. Her contributions are in the areas of intelligent and autonomous robotic systems, innovative mechanisms and controls for automation, space robotics/small satellites, manufacturing and microelectromechanical systems. Wiens has provided extensive professional service within ASME and other engineering organizations. Ph.D. (1986),The University of Michigan.

Beth Winkelstein Beth Winkelstein has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of biomedical engineering research both at her University and within the Bioengineering Division of ASME. She has been successful in developing a research program that seeks to understand the mechanisms of injury that produce whiplash, and other painful injuries. By combining biomechanical and immunological techniques, she defines the relationships between injury to the cervical spine/neck and physiological cascades of persistent pain. Ph.D. (1999), Duke University.

Luoyu Roy Xu Luoyu Roy Xu has made major contributions to the failure mechanics and property characterizations of advanced materials and structures on multi-length and temperate scales, including developing new dynamic failure criteria of layered materials, an efficient experimental approach on the combined durability and dynamic failure investigation of marine composite structures, intrinsic interfacial strength ^and fracture toughness measurement techniques, and understanding the toughening mechanism of nano-composite materials. Xu's findings will enable future structures and materials to serve longer and safer. He plays a leadership role in die ASME Fracture and Failure Mechanics Technical Committee. Ph.D. (2002), California Institute ofTechnology.

Lisa X. Xu Lisa Xu has made outstanding contributions to research in the field of bioheat transfer in blood perfused tissues determining the contributions of various levels of the vascular system in perfusion effects on heat transfer. She has also applied this knowledge to both heat and cold treatments of cancer. In teaching, Xu has contributed significantly to the evolution of bioengineering curriculum and pedagogy through bio-heat transfer and bio-transport classes at the undergraduate and graduate level. Finally, and most recendy, she has been instrumental in building programs in bioengineering and molecular imaging as Dean at one of China s leading engineering universities. Ph.D. (1991), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Khairul Q. Zaman Khairul Zaman in known for discovering and explaining a low frequency flow oscillation with certain airfoils near stalling condition as well as "transonic tones" with overexpanded supersonic jets. He's also known for advancing die understanding of "tab" technology for mixing enhancement and noise reduction in jets. Ph.D. (1978), University of Houston..

Gecheng Zha Gecheng Zha has earned an outstanding reputation in both scientific research and education, while providing exemplary service and citizenship at local, national, and international levels. As a university professor, he has broad research interests including computational and experimental fluid mechanics, flow control, fluid-structural interaction, turbomachinery aeromechanics, new concept aircraft design, magnetohydrodynamics, and automated design optimization. He has published 34 journal and 88 conference papers. Zha directed student teams to participate in national competitions and won several awards. He has been very active in various technical committees of ASME and AIAA including the ASME IGTI Turbomachinery Committee, Wind turbine Committee, and AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Committee. Ph.D. (1994), University of Montreal.

YuMing Zhang YuMing Zhang contributes significantly to the knowledge, science, and application of welding. He is a pioneer and leader in the development of innovative welding processes, sensing and control. He has developed a control system to ensure complete joint penetration of pipe welds, a system which directly supports the U.S. shipbuilding industry. Zhang has also developed unique variations of conventional processes to increase productivity and product quality. As a university professor, he serves the engineering community by both creating new processes and training the personnel who will apply them. Ph.D. (1990), Harbin Institute of Technology, China.

Yuanxin Zhou Yuanxin Zhou has been a leading researcher in composite fabrication, characterization and modeling for 20 years. He combined the Monte Carlo method and micromechanics approach to simulate the random failure process of composites. He developed experimental methods to evaluate fatigue strength distribution of fiber by using fiber bundles test. His research in nanocomposites has made significant contributions to understand processing-structureproperty relationships of multifunctional composites. Zhou has published more than 80 refereed journal papers and worked as PI and co-PI on a total of $2.9 millions worth of research programs for different governments and industries. Ph.D. (2000), University of Science and Technology of China.

George Zhu George Zhu has made significant contributions to both control theory and practice in the areas of system identification, vibration control, closed-loop combustion control, hybrid powertrain control, linear parameter-varying control, and smart sensor technology. His approach to system identification is widely used with models of structures, engines, and powertrains; his method for vibration control has bridged the gap between robust control theory and its practice; and Zhu's work on closed-loop combustion control, model-based control of engines, and selective catalytic reduction after-treatment systems has enabled the automotive industry to diagnose engine problems and meet tightening emission requirements with improved fuel economy. Ph.D. (1992), Purdue University.

Xian-Kui Zhu Xian-Kui Zhu is an outstanding expert in areas of nonlinear fracture mechanics, plasticity and computational mechanics at Battelle Memorial Institute. His significant contributions to cracktip field, constraint effect, fracture toughness testing, plasticity theory, welding simulation and pipeline integrity are known worldwide. Zhu was awarded the outstanding technical paper at the 2005 ASME PVPD conference. His methods were adopted in ASTM fracture test standards. He has been actively involved in the activities of ASME, ASTM and local communities, and served as a conference organizer, chair and science fair judge. He also serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, editorial board member for the Journal of Pipeline Engineering as well as other journals. Zhu is also technical reviewer for many international journals and conferences. Ph.D. (1995), Tsinghua University.

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