For their outstanding accomplishments in engineering, Professors Brian Paul, Robert Stone, and Irem Tumer, have been elected Fellows of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
The three professors join a select group of about 3,500 Fellows out of an ASME membership totaling nearly 113,000 individuals. The Fellow grade is “truly a distinction among ASME members,” according to the organization.
Paul, the Tom and Carmen West Faculty Scholar and professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering, conducts theoretical and experimental studies of the physics and chemistry in micro-manufacturing processes with an emphasis on materials joining and application to energy systems miniaturization and chemical process intensification. He also leads the Modular Manufacturing Focus Area within the RAPID Institute, a Manufacturing USA Institute committed to advancing modular chemical process intensification for reducing capital equipment costs and improving energy efficiency in chemical processing.
Stone, professor of mechanical engineering, leads the Design Engineering Lab. He is the co-director of the National Science Foundation IUCRC Center for E-Design site at Oregon State. His research interests include design theories and methodologies, specifically ontologies for product architectures, functional representations and automated conceptual design techniques.
Tumer, professor of mechanical engineering, leads the Complex Engineered System Design group within the Design Engineering Lab at Oregon State, and also co-directs the Center for E-Design. She is an expert in system-level design and analysis of highly complex and integrated engineering systems with reduced risk of failures. In addition to her faculty appointment in the School of MIME, Tumer is the College of Engineering’s associate dean for research and economic development.