Jaafar El-Awady to Receive 2014 Orr Early Career Award

Aug 29, 2014 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader

Congratulations to Jaafar El-Awady, HEMI faculty member and assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, who been selected by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Materials Division to receive the 2014 Orr Early Career Award. El-Awady will receive the award in a formal presentation at ASME’s Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition in mid-November in Montreal.

This award was established in 2004 in recognition of early career research excellence in the general area of Failure of Materials, with particular emphasis on experimental, computational, and/or theoretical aspects of fatigue, fracture, or creep. Formal presentation of the award will take place at the Materials Division Award Ceremony/Reception during the ASME Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 14-20 in Montreal, Canada. During the ceremony, Prof. El-Awady will deliver an award lecture.

El-Awady’s research interests include multiscale materials modeling, damage and fracture mechanisms of materials in mechanical design, material degradation in extreme environments, nano-materials and structures, impact dynamics and wave propagation (See: http://web1.johnshopkins.edu/comp_mat). El-Awady joined the Whiting School of Engineering in 2010. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in aeronautical and astronautical engineering at Cairo University and his doctorate in aerospace engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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