Doug Adams elected as an ASME Fellow
November 7, 2011
Doug Adams was recently elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). This award is to acknowledge Prof. Adams for his research and development in structural health monitoring and damage prognosis for automotive & aerospace systems. He specializes in nonlinear vibration based methods of structural diagnostics/prognostics for materials and machines. Many of his discoveries have been implemented by industry for improving the reliability of engineered systems. Prof. Adams has authored or co- authored 66 archival journal articles and 123 conference articles and advised 13 PhD and 28 MS students. He has written a textbook on structural health monitoring and has won numerous awards for research and teaching including the Presidential Early Career Award, Structural Health Monitoring Person of the Year Award, and is listed in the Purdue Book of Great Teachers.
The ASME Board of Governors confers the distinction of Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements. Nominated by their peers, and selected by the Fellow Review Committee with final approval of the Committee of Past Presidents, these individuals have distinguished themselves in their careers.
- Jill Wable
June 22, 2016
Groups of high schoolers eagerly lined up Tuesday morning at Purdue University to test how well their handcrafted wind turbines would perform when stacked against the power of four fans. The kids were competing to create a turbine that would generate the most energy as a part of a challenge for the Duke Energy Academy at Purdue. The annual academy, now in its fifth year, brings in U.S. high school students to learn about renewable energy with hopes they'll be inspired to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields and solve energy challenges. "We want these students to be the leaders of tomorrow," said Pankaj Sharma, managing director of the Purdue Energy Center and Global Sustainability Institute. The academy lasts throughout the week and is hosting 52 students and 27 teachers from mainly Indiana schools, though about 20 percent come from outside states, said Tolu Omotoso, a civil engineering graduate student and coordinator for the academy.Read Full Story