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Faculty Honors

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering professors Paul Linden, Vitali Nesterenko and Sungho Jin were recently elected Fellows of the American Physical Society. Jin was cited for his seminal contributions to understanding and control of structure and properties magnetic materials including CMR materials, critical current behavior of superconductor materials, and technical applications. Linden was recognized for his fundamental contributions to geophysical and environmental fluid dynamics, gained by a combination of elegant laboratory experiments, deep physical insight, and penetrating mathematical analysis. Nesterenko was honored for his pioneering contribution to strongly nonlinear wave propagation in granular materials, through discovery of a new solitary wave, and to shock (localized shear) mesomechanics in porous and heterogeneous media.

Shu Chien (Bioengineering) was presented with Pierre Galletti Award, which is the highest honor of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. Established in 1999, the award recognizes contributions to public awareness of medical and biological engineering, and to the promotion of the national interest in science, engineering and education.

Yuan-Cheng Fung (Bioengineering) received the 2004 Distinguished Life Time Achievement Award from the Chinese Institute of Engineers. The award recognizes outstanding Asian American professionals in academe, public service and corporate entities for their great contributions to the nation and communities.

Ronald L. Graham (CSE) has been elected to a third term as the National Academy of Sciences' treasurer. During his four-year term beginning July 1, 2004, he will continue to be responsible for financial oversight of the Academy and the National Research Council.

Russell Impagliazzo (CSE) has been selected for one of the most prestigious fellowships awarded to scientists, artists and scholars in the U.S. and Canada. Impagliazzo was appointed a Guggenheim Fellow and cited for his work on "heuristics, proof complexity, and algorithmic techniques."

MAE professor Miroslav Krstic's book "Real-Time Optimization by Extremum Seeking Control" was published by Wiley in 2003.

John Proakis (ECE) received the IEEE Signal Processing Society's 2003 Education Award at the society's meeting in May. This award honors meritorious achievement in signal processing education as exemplified by writing of scholarly books and texts, course materials, and papers on education; inspirational and innovative teaching; as well as creativity in the development of new curricula and methodology.

Two Jacobs School CSE professors were named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows in 2004. Stefan Savage was honored for his contributions to computer networking and security, and Henrik Wann Jensen was cited for his work in computer graphics. The fellowships are awarded each year to young academics who show outstanding promise of making fundamental contributions to new knowledge.

Frank Talke (MAE) was recently elevated to the grade of Fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers.