ENME

2010 Faculty Recognition Breakfast

2010 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
FACULTY RECOGNITION BREAKFAST

Friday, May 14, 2010
9:00 am

Mulligan's Grill and Pub
Golf Course
University of Maryland

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


2011 Award Recipients
(May 2009 - May 2010)

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING & PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY AWARDS - George Dieter, Professor Emeritus

  • Prof. Ali Mosleh - Inducted into the National Academy of Engineering
  • Prof. Avram Bar-Cohen - Recipient of the Luikov Medal, ICHMT
  • Prof. Yunho Hwang - Distinguished Service Award, ASHRAE
  • Prof. Michael Pecht - 2010 Exceptional Technical Achievement Award, IEEE Components Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society
  • Dr. Alex Severinsky - 2009 Thomas A. Edison Award, ASME

SOCIETY FELLOWS - Ashwani Gupta, Professor

  • Prof. Bala Balachandran - Elevated to AIAA Fellow
  • Prof. Michael Pecht - Elevated to SAE Fellow

PUBLICATION AWARDS - Bala Balachandran, Professor

  • Prof. Shapour Azarm (with Mian Li and Nathan Williams) - Best Paper Award, "Interval Uncertainty Reduction and Single-Disciplinary Sensitivity Analysis with Multi-Objective Optimization," 2009 Design Automation Conference, ASME
  • Prof. Sarah Bergbreiter (with Aaron P. Gerratt and Ivan Penskiy) - Best Conference Paper, "Integrated Silicon-PDMS Process for Microrobot Mechanisms," 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
  • Prof. Ali Mosleh (with Brian J. Hall) - Evans-McElroy Award for 2009 Best Paper, "Bayesian Methods for Evaluating Reliability Growth of Discrete Systems under a Delayed Corrective Action Strategy," 2009 Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, RAMS
  • Prof. Ali Mosleh (with R. Kazemi-Tabriz and M. Dierks) - Best Paper Award, "Methodology to Manage Risk in Complex Healthcare Settings," 2009 Annual Conference of the Society for Risk Analysis
  • Dr. Peng Wang - 2009 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Heat Transfer, ASME

UNIVERSITY PROMOTIONS & APPOINTMENTS - Avram Bar-Cohen, Department Chair

  • Dr. Moustafa Al-Bassyiouni promoted to Research Assistant Professor
  • Prof. Hugh Bruck promoted to Professor
  • Prof. Greg Jackson promoted to Professor
  • Prof. Amir Riaz appointed Assistant Professor
  • Prof. Peter Sunderland promoted to Associate Professor, with tenure

PATENT & INVENTION RECOGNITION - Bongtae Han, Professor

  • Prof. Avi Bar-Cohen & Prof. Bao Yang, "Thermal Management of Systems Having Localized Regions of Elevated Heat Flux," (U.S. Patent 7,654,311)
  • Dr. Serguei Dessiatoun, "Compact Heat Exchanging Device Based on Micro-fabricated Heat Transfer Surfaces," (U.S. Patent 7,571,618)
  • Prof. Don DeVoe (with Cheng Lee), "Two-dimensional Microfluidics for Protein Separations and Gene Analysis," (U.S. Patent 7,641,780)
  • Dr. Henry Haslach (with James Borrelli), "Crutch-Like Mobility Assist Device with Rotatable Footer Assembly," (U.S. Patent 7,581,556)
  • Dr. Henry Haslach (with James Borrelli), "Tiltable Underarm Support Mechanism and Crutch-like Mobility Assist Device Using Same," (U.S. Patent 7,673,640)
  • Prof. Miao Yu (with Hyungdae Bae) - Finalists, Physical Sciences, Office of Technology Commercialization, University of Maryland

ADDITIONAL ACCOLADES - Avram Bar-Cohen, Department Chair

  • Prof. Ashwani Gupta - Re-elected to AIAA Board of Directors
  • Prof. Peter Sunderland - NSF CAREER Award

DEPARTMENT APPOINTMENTS - Avram Bar-Cohen, Department Chair

  • Outgoing Director of Graduate Studies - Prof. Bala Balachandran
  • Incoming Director of Graduate Studies - Prof. Hugh Bruck
  • Returning Director of Undergraduate Studies - Prof. David Bigio