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PACAM XVI Concludes

The 16th Pan-American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM XVI), held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was a success! The conference took place May 19th through the 23rd with close to 130 attendees and included sessions in biomechanics, plasticity, battery materials, modeling and computation, fracture mechanics, fluids, polymer mechanics, and data-driven modeling. Stay tuned for details about PACAM XVII.

Nadine Aubry Named 2018 AAM Fellow

Dr. Nadine Aubry, Dean of the College of Engineering and University Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University, has made notable contributions to fluid dynamics, particularly the reduced modeling of turbulence and other complex flows, and microfluidics. She was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM) and the U.S. National Academy of Inventors (NAI). She was awarded the G.I. Taylor Medal from the Society of Engineering Science (SES) for outstanding contributions to fluid mechanics. She currently serves as President of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM), Vice Chair of the NAE Mechanical Engineering Section, Chair of the NAE Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education Selection Committee, and on the International Science Council (ISC-“The global voice for science”), the NAE Council (governing board), the NAE Membership Policy Committee (MPC), and the Executive Committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Section M (Engineering). In the past, her leadership positions have included Chair of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS/DFD), Chair of the National Academies’ U.S. National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM), Chair of the U.S. delegation to IUTAM, and Chair of the NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Advisory Committee. Dr. Aubry has also served on a number of advisory and review boards in the United States and in foreign countries, including Austria, France, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and South Korea. Prior to joining Northeastern as Dean in 2012, she was Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Raymond J. Lane Distinguished Professor and University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Aubry grew up in France and holds a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from Institut National Polytechnique (INP) Grenoble and a D.E.A. (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies) from Université Grenoble Alpes both in Mechanical Engineering in 1984, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University in 1987.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Aubry!

EMI Conference Announced

The next Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference will occur on June 19-21, 2019 at Cal-Tech. Visit http://emi2019.caltech.edu/ for more info.

Updated:  February 4, 2019