ENME

2011 Faculty Recognition Breakfast

2011 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
FACULTY RECOGNITION BREAKFAST

Friday, May 13, 2011
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 2010 - May 2011)

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY AWARDS

  • Prof. Amr Baz – 2011 Smart Structures and Materials Lifetime Achievement Award, SPIE
  • Prof. Abhijit Dasgupta – Annual Award for Excellence in Mechanics, ASME Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division
  • Prof. Ashwani Gupta – 2010 Holley Medal, ASME
  • Prof. Mike Ohadi – Exceptional Service Award, ASHRAE
  • Dr. Yunho Hwang – Distinguished Service Award, ASHRAE
  • Prof. Mike Pecht – Lifetime Reliability Achievement Award, Indian Society of Reliability, Maintainability, and Safety (ISRMS)

PUBLICATION AWARDS

  • Prof. SK Gupta & Prof. Hugh Bruck (with W. Bejgerowski, J.W. Gerdes, and S. Wilkerson) – Best Paper (Compliant Mechanism Category),  “Design and Fabrication of a Multi-Material Compliant Flapping Wing Drive Mechanism for Miniature Air Vehicles,” ASME 2010 Mechanism and Robotics Conference.
  • Prof. Abhijit Dasgupta & Dr. Mike Osterman (with G. Plaza and  Y. Zhou) – 2010 Maurice Simpson Technical Editors Award for Best Paper, “Vibration Durability of SnAgCu (SAC) Solder Interconnects: Random & Harmonic Excitation,” Institute of Environmental Sciences.
  • Prof. Abhijit Dasgupta (with E. Habtour, D. Mortin, C. Cholmin, and M. Al-Bassyiouni) – 2010 A. Evans/P.K. McElroy Best Paper Award, “Improved Reliability Testing with Multi-axial Electrodynamics Vibration,” IEEE Reliability & Maintainability Symposium.
  • Prof. Ashwani Gupta (with I. Ahmed) – Best Paper Award, “Chemical Energy Recovery from Polystyrene using Pyrolysis and Gasification,” AIAA 2010 International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC).

UNIVERSITY PROMOTIONS & APPOINTMENTS

  • Prof. Bala Balachandran appointed Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Prof. C.D. (Dan) Mote, Jr.  appointed University System of Maryland Regents Professor
  • Prof. Miao Yu promoted to Associate Professor, with tenure

PATENT & INVENTION RECOGNITION

  • Prof. Ali Mosleh (with C. Wang and F. Groen), “System and Methods for Assessing Risk Using Hybrid Casual Logic,” U.S. Patent 7,774,293; August 10, 2010
  • Prof. Michael Zachariah (with T. Corrigan, S. Kim, R. Phaneuf, and DH Tsai), “Method and System for Controllable deposition of Nanoparticles on a Substrate,” U.S. Patent 7,781,350; August 24, 2010
  • Prof. Bala Balachandran (with K. Ashida, A. Dick, K. Hayashi, M. Kuroda, M. Numatsu, and H. Yabuno), “Method of Operating an Atomic Force Microscope in Tapping Mode with a Reduced Impact Force,” U.S. Patent 7,856,866; December 28, 2010

ADDITIONAL ACCOLADES

  • Prof. Jim Duncan appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • Dr. Chandra Thamire – Purple Camshaft Award, Pi Tau Sigma, University of Maryland

DEPARTMENT APPOINTMENTS

  • Prof. Jeffrey Herrmann – Incoming Design and Reliability of Systems (DRS) Division Leader
  • Prof. Greg Jackson – Incoming Thermo, Fluid, and Energy Sciences (TFES) Division Leader