HEMI Director Named 2017 Fellow by the American Academy of Mechanics

Dec 11, 2017 | No Comments | By Michelle Pagano

Congratulations to Prof. KT Ramesh, Alonzo G. Decker Jr. Professor of Science and Engineering, Director of HEMI and professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, who recently was named the 2017 Fellow by the American Academy of Mechanics.

The American Academy of Mechanics (AAM) is an honor society that is home to all disciplines engaged in the study of the response of inanimate and animate matter to forces and environmental effects. Persons having a permanent residence in one of the countries of South, Central, or North America, recognized for their contributions to the science and profession of mechanics as judged by objective criteria regardless of one’s identity, origin, or experience, are eligible to become members of AAM.

Prof. Ramesh received this honor due to his research regarding impact and failure of materials under extreme conditions, currently with specific interests in protection materials, the massive failure of brittle solids, impact processes in planetary science, and impact biomechanics.

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