ENME

2009 Faculty Recognition Reception

2009 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
FACULTY RECOGNITION BREAKFAST

Friday, May 15, 2009
3:30 pm

Mechanical Engineering
DeWALT Conference Suite
University of Maryland

For more information, please contact:
Felicia Stephenson, Phone: 301-405-5297 | Email: felicia@umd.edu


2009 Award Recipients

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

  • Amr Baz, ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Award
  • Hugh Bruck, ASME Fellow
  • Don DeVoe, NSF Kavli Fellow
  • A.K. Gupta, ASME Worcester Reed Warner Medal Award
  • Michael Pecht, Mike Osterman and CALCE, Schwarzkopf Award, National Science Foundation
  • Greg Schultz, SAE International Faculty Advisor Award
  • Santiago Solares, 2009 Faculty Early Career Development Award, National Science Foundation

UNIVERSITY AWARDS & PROMOTIONS

  • Jan Sengers, 2008 Distinguished International Service Award, University of Maryland
  • Appointment of Professor Peter Sandborn
  • Appointment of Associate Professor Bao Yang
  • Yunho Hwang, Promoted to Associate Director of CEEE
  • Alex Severinsky, 2008 Innovation Hall of Fame Inductee, A. James Clark School of Engineering
  • Ken Kiger, A. James Clark School of Engineering Poole and Kent Company Teaching Award for Senior Faculty
  • Peter Sandborn, A. James Clark School of Engineering Poole and Kent Company Teaching Award for Senior Faculty

FACULTY AWARDS

  • Amr Baz, Pi Tau Sigma Purple Camshaft Award
  • Santiago Solares, Pi Tau Sigma Fall 2008 Faculty Appreciation Award
  • Jeffrey Herrmann, Innovator of the Year, Maryland Daily Record, "Clinic Planning Model Generator (CPMG)"

OTHER APPOINTMENTS

  • Outgoing Pi Tau Sigma Advisor Jungho Kim; Incoming Advisor Peter Sandborn
  • Outgoing ASME Advisor Jaydev Desai; Incoming Advisor Byeng Youn

PUBLICATION AWARDS

  • Byeng Youn (with P. Wang and A. Kloess), ASME Design Automation Conference Best Paper Award, "Bayesian Reliability Analysis with Evolving, Insufficient, and Subjective Data Sets"  
  • Jeffrey Herrmann (and T. Hoy), 2009 Maurice Simpson Technical Editors Award, Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST)

PATENT & INVENTION RECOGNITION

  • Bala Balachandran & Miao Yu, "Micro-Optical Sensor Systems for Pressure Acceleration and Pressure Gradient Measurements" (U.S. Patent 7,428,054)
  • Elisabeth Smela (with B. Shapiro), "Electrically Driven Microfluidic Pumping for Actuation" (U.S. Patent 7,523,608)
  • Shapour Azarm (with M. Li), 2008 Invention of the Year Finalist (Information Science), University of Maryland Office of Technology Commercialization, "Multi-Objective Collaborative Robust Optimization (MCRO)"
  • A.K. Gupta, 2008 Invention of the Year Finalist (Physical Sciences), University of Maryland Office of Technology Commercialization, “Ultra Low Emission Colorless Distributed Combustion”
  • Michael Zachariah (with P. DeShong, P. Demuth, A. Prakash, C. Luckett & D. English) 2008 Invention of the Year Finalist (Life Science), University of Maryland Office of Technology Commercialization, “Stimuli-Responsive Mesoporous Nanomaterials”

ADDITIONAL ACCOLADES

  • Teng Li, 2009 General Research Board Summer Award