College of Engineering Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor Laurence J. Jacobs has received the honor of being been named an ASME Fellow.
Professor Jacobs’ research focuses on the development of quantitative methodologies for the nondestructive evaluation, monitoring and life prediction of structural materials. He applies advanced measurement techniques and signal processing for the quantitative characterization of material state. This includes the application of nonlinear ultrasound for the characterization of fatigue, creep, stress-corrosion, thermal embrittlement and radiation damage in metals. His work in cement-based materials includes the application of linear and nonlinear ultrasonic techniques to quantify microstructure and progressive micro-cracking in concrete. In his role as Associate Dean he is responsible for the academic programs in the largest College of Engineering in the US.
The Committee of Past Presidents at ASME (initially founded as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers) confers the Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements. Nominated by ASME Members and Fellows, an ASME Member has to have 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership in ASME.