Faculty Awards

Lallit Anand

Lallit Anand, Warren and Towneley Rohsenow Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was recently awarded a 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur at the Institute’s 57th Annual Convocation this past August.

Mary Cunningham Boyce

Mary C. Boyce, Department Head of Mechanical Engineering, was recently appointed Ford Professor of Engineering.

Steven Dubowsky

Steven Dubowsky, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, recently won an award for the Best Compliant Mechanisms Paper at the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference this past August in Washington, DC. The paper, titled “A Novel Approach for Designing Parabolic Mirrors Using Optimized Compliant Bands,” was co-authored by Lifang Li, Andres Kecskemethy, and A.F.M. Arif.

Nicholas X. Fang

Nicholas X. Fang, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was recently awarded the 2011 International Commission for Optics (ICO) Prize “for his pioneering work in optical metamaterials, optical superlenses, and nanofocusing.” The ICO Prize is awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to optics before reaching age 40. Nick was also recently appointed to the d’Arbeloff Career Development Chair.

Daniel Frey

Daniel Frey, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, recently won the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Quality and Reliability Outstanding Paper Award for his paper titled “Efficiently Estimating Expectation Shift Due to Variability.”

Nicolas G. Hadjiconstantinou

Nicolas Hadjiconstantinou, Associate Professor and co-director of Computation for Design and Optimization, was recently named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Ken Kamrin

Ken Kamrin, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been appointed to the Class of ’56 Career Development Chair.

Sang-Gook Kim

Sang-Gook Kim, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was recently named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Alexander Mitsos

Alexander Mitsos, Rockwell International Assistant Professor, recently won the Best Poster First Prize award at the 9th Planet xMap Congress held this past September in Vienna, Austria. The co-authored paper, titled “Construction of Large Signaling Pathways from Phosphoproteomic Data,” is an extension on previous work on large-scale systems.

Yang Shao-Horn

Yang Shao-Horn, Associate Professor, has been appointed to the Gail E. Kendall Chair.

Kostya Turitsyn

Kostya Turitsyn, Assistant Professor, was recently appointed to the Edgerton Career Development Chair.

J. Kim Vandiver

J. Kim Vandiver, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Ocean Engineering and Dean for Undergraduate Research, recently won the Arthur C. Smith Award for Meaningful Contributions and Devotion to Student Life and Learning.meche logo