Emeritus professor Samuel Martin wins ASME paper award

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Emeritus Professor Samuel Martin (right) won an award this summer recognizing a paper he presented last year at the ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference. Martin is pictured with Professor Barry Goodno at the Homecoming football game November 1. (Photo Courtesy of Barry Goodno.)

Samuel Martin retired from Georgia Tech in 1998, but he’s still consulting and conducting research. And he’s still making an impact, evidenced by the award he received this summer from his colleagues in ASME (formerly the American Society of Mechanical Engineers).

Martin, who continues to serve as an emeritus professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, won the Outstanding Technical Paper award from the Fluid-Structure Interaction Technical Committee.

The recognition stems from a paper he presented at the ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference in 2013, "Waterhammer in a Horizontal Pipe Induced by Slug Formation and Rapid Condensation."

Martin now sits on an American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers committee monitoring a company that is simulating the experimental results he presented in his paper.