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New ASME Fellow

Timothy C. Ovaert, professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Fellow is the highest elected grade of membership in the society, and it is conferred upon a member with a minimum of 10 years of active engineering practice in recognition of significant contributions made to the field.

A faculty member since 2000, Ovaert’s research interests are in high-performance materials and materials characterization for tribological, structural, biomedical, and manufacturing applications and include polymeric matrix composites, high-performance polymers, polymer thin films, elastomers, carbon-carbon composites, ceramics, solid lubricants, and novel surface modification techniques. He is also active in the mechanical characterization of bone for bioengineering and pharmaceutical research applications.

Ovaert joins 10 other members of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering who have been so honored. They are: Hafiz M. Atassi, Thomas C. Corke, Patrick F. Dunn, Frank P. Incropera, Thomas J. Mueller, Samuel Paolucci, John E. Renaud, Mihir Sen, Albin A. Szewczyk, and Kwang-Tsu Yang.