NIA Associate Research Fellow Announced as Peninsula Engineers Council 2016 Engineer of the Year

NIA Associate Research Fellow Announced as Peninsula Engineers Council 2016 Engineer of the Year

The Peninsula Engineers Council has named Dr. Ronald Krueger, Associate Research Fellow at the National Institute of Aerospace, as their 2016 Engineer of the Year. This follows the announcement of Dr. Krueger’s recognition as the AIAA Hampton Roads Section 2016 Engineer of the Year for his numerous contributions focusing on the problem of sandwich face sheet/core disbonding. Dr. Krueger will officially receive the award at the PEC Annual Awards Banquet in the spring.

NIA News Release 2015-08: Yuan Selected as ASME Fellow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — November 30, 2015

Harla Sherwood
National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, Va.

NIA Release: 2015-08

Yuan Selected as ASME Fellow

Dr. Fuh-Gwo Yuan, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, and Samuel P. Langley Distinguished Professor at the National Institute of Aerospace has been named an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow, an honor bestowed on longtime members who have demonstrated significant engineering achievements. The award recognizes Yuan’s years of dedication to smart sensors, structural health monitoring, as well as the education of future engineers via MS and Ph.D. students.
At NIA, Yuan’s research is focused on smart aircraft structures for structural health management and condition-based maintenance. Research interests include: composite material state awareness (damage state models, virtual load sensors, NDE inverse problems); structural health monitoring (multifunctional materials, damage detection and assessment); and health management (out-of-autoclave composite repair, smart repair, repair durability in damage tolerant and fail safe designs).

“I am honored to receive this formal recognition from ASME,” said Yuan. “I extend special thanks to my students and visiting scholars at NC State for allowing me to be a lifelong learner. Additionally I would like to express my gratitude to NIA for providing an excellent research environment to work in conjunction with NASA Langley Research Center.”

Founded in 1880 by a small group of industrialists and comprising more than 140,000 members in 151 countries, ASME is a nonprofit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines for the purpose of helping the global engineering community to advance solutions that improve the quality of life.

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