ASME Northern New Mexico Section
ASME Fellows from the NNM Section
The Northern New Mexico Section of ASME has five ASME Fellows. The Fellow Grade is the highest elected grade of membership within ASME, the attainment of which recognizes exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.
The NNM ASME Section is always willing to assist in the preparation of a Fellow nomination package for a worthy local candidate. See the ASME web page about fellows for more information. Please contact one of the section officers to discuss a possible nominee.
Malcolm Andrews named ASME Fellow in 2007 (back to top)
Malcolm Andrews (CCS-2) has been elected to the grade of Fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Andrews has pursued a research career that spans computational, experimental, and theoretical fluid dynamics. He is a recognized world leader in buoyancy driven mixing and has also made significant contributions in computational multiphase flows and heat transfer. His work has resulted in four patents, over 55 international journal publications, and numerous conference publications. He has contributed to ASME though his committee work, and is an Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering and Track/Topic organizer for the FED General Papers at the summer and IMECE meetings. In 2007, Andrews received the DOE E. O. Lawrence Award in National Security.
Chuck Farrar named ASME Fellow in 2006 (back to top)
Chuck Farrar (left) receiving his ASME Fellow award from Section Chairman Anthony Puckett.
Chuck Farrar, the director of the Engineering Institute at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been recently elected a Fellow of ASME, a prestigious distinction recognizing him for his many career contributions to the engineering field. The ASME is an international membership organization of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International. Fellow Grade is the highest elected grade of membership within ASME, the attainment of which recognizes exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession. Fewer than 2 percent of ASME's 130,000 members are named Fellows.
Chuck has 23 years experience as a technical staff member, project leader, and team leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Chuck is internationally recognized for his sustained and outstanding scientific achievements in structural health monitoring (SHM) and damage prognosis. He has pioneered in this field by proposing the concepts of statistical pattern recognition paradigms for SHM, recognizing environmental variability in SHM applications, developing integrated hardware and software solutions for SHM problems, and introducing the damage prognosis concept to extend the SHM practice. The results of his research have been documented in over 300 refereed journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and LANL Reports. Chuck has also been very active in education of structural dynamics. In 2000, he founded and has since been managing the Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School, an 8-week program that trains undergraduate/graduate students in all aspects of structural Dynamics. He also found a LANL/UCSD Engineering Institute that offers a formal graduate programs in the area of Damage prognosis and validated simulations. His work has been recognized at LANL through his reception of the inaugural Los Alamos Fellows Prize for Technical Leadership and by the Structural Health Monitoring community through the reception of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Structural Health Monitoring. Chuck has been invited to numerous keynote lectures at international conferences, and has served editorial boards for several international journals.
Bill Miller named ASME Fellow in 2005 (back to top)
Bill Miller (center) after receiving his ASME Fellow Award. Left-toRight: Jorg Jansen, Charles Anderson, Mike Steinzig, Bill Miller, Jack Hanlon, Brian Smith, Wei Shi
Bill Miller has been active in mechanical engineering for 47 years. Starting his career at Aerojet, Bill was instrumental in development of ship drive technologies for the surface effect ship, and later helped form Maritime Dynamics with a group of Aerojet employees. Bill joined Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1976, and quickly became group leader of Mechanical Engineering. For 15 years, Bill's group aided in the design and fabrication of many LANL projects, such as the Antares Laser and several accelerator detector projects, including utilization of carbon composites for the Superconducting Super Collider. After leaving LANL, Bill founded HYTEC, Inc., which continues as a successful engineering company today. At HYTEC, Bill continued his involvement with ultra-stable platform design for the detectors at the Large Hadron Collider in
Ralph Nelson named ASME Fellow in 1999 (back to top)
Over a professional career spanning more than a quarter-century, Nelson has made many significant contributions in the area of phase change heat transfer and nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics. He has played a pivotal role in the development of several thermal hydraulic codes for the prediction of the behavior of nuclear reactors under steady and transient conditions. Nelson has also performed exemplary service to the profession. He has served as member, secretary, vice chairman, and chairman of the Executive Committee of ASME's Heat Transfer Division. He has also served as associate editor of the Journal of Heat Transfer and as a member and chairman of the K-13 Committee.
Ph.D. (1970), North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
Joel Bennett named ASME Fellow in 1998 (back to top)
Joel G. Bennett was honored for 24 years of seminal work in research areas such as reactor safety, superplastic forming and advanced modeling for composite materials. His most recent accomplishment is in predicting the ignition of high explosives that can occur because of mechanical insult.
Charles Anderson named ASME Fellow in 1992(back to top)
Dr. Charles A. Anderson's career spans the last thirty years. Initially he worked on thermal and structural analysis of weapons systems at Los Alamos National Laboratory. After receiving his Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from Brown University, he returned to Los Alamos and worked on the development of finite element methods. Over the years he has pioneered innovative application of the finite element method to large scale thermal and structural problems that arise at a national laboratory. He has been a visiting professor of civil engineering at the University of Wales at Swansea and guest scientist at ARCO Exploration Research in Plano, TX. For the past 15 years he has been Group Leader of the Advanced Engineering Technology Group at Los Alamos where he has provided technical leadership for large scale engineering computations as well as management of heat pipe and fuel cell research and development activities.
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Last Updated: December 9, 2011