Grosse named a fellow by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Ian Grosse, professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department and director of the Intelligent Modeling, Analysis, and Design Laboratory has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
According to ASME, “The Fellows Grade is the highest elected grade of membership within ASME, the attainment of which recognizes exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.”
"For over 25 years, I have been engaged in research in the area of finite element analysis and engineering design," said Grosse. “Much of my research has focused on improving the ability of engineers to effectively use finite element analysis a design tool, and more recently using it to help understand the evolution of biological systems from a mechanical perspective.”
Finite element analysis is a computer-based analysis technique widely used by engineers to predict how engineered products perform.
During his quarter-century career in the College of Engineering, Grosse has secured more than $5 million of research funding from federal agencies and industry, published 110 refereed journal and conference articles, chaired thesis and dissertation committees for 34 graduate students and taught more than 75 different courses. During that time, Grosse has also served as site director and co-director of the Center for e-Design, served as reviewer for various ASME journals and comparative biology journals and was associate editor of the ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering.
Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME now has more than 120,000 members in more than 150 countries.