SME recognizes young leaders

March 5, 2010

SME has announced the winners of the 2010 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Richard E. Morley Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award. The award, which recognizes people age 35 and younger for outstanding technical accomplishments in manufacturing, is named for SME member Richard E. Morley, the inventor of the programmable controller.

This year's award recipients are:

  • Srikanth Bontha, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Temple University in Philadelphia
  • Salil S. Desai, Ph.D., associate professor of industrial and systems engineering and director of the Integrated Nano and Bio Manufacturing Laboratory at North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro
  • Mervyn Fathianathan, Ph.D., managing director of BioMers Pte Ltd., Singapore
  • A. John Hart, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering and School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Raja Kountanya, Ph.D., machining applications engineer with Sandvik/Diamond Innovations, Columbus, Ohio
  • Zhaowei Liu, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, University of California, San Diego
  • M. Ravi Shankar, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of industrial engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • Mike Vogler, Ph.D., senior engineering project team leader with Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill.
  • Chengyin Yuan, Ph.D., senior researcher with General Motors, Warren, Mich.

Nominations for the 2011 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award are due Aug. 1. Forms can be downloaded at www.sme.org/awards.



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