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The ASME Committee of Past Presidents 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.
Over 3,000 members have attained the grade of Fellow.
Dr. Ahmed, professor of Mechanical Engineering at Concordia University, has contributed immensely as an engineering educator and a researcher. His works in road & railway vehicles have been most widely recognized. He developed a comprehensive curriculum in Vehicle Systems at Concordia, and served as director of internationally reputed CONCAVE Research Centre. He has authored over 100 articles in reputed journals and conference proceedings, a book chapter and a US patent on active steering system. He has worked with many institutions worldwide. He is serving in Advisory Board of BUET Mechanical Engineering Journal, and was founding executives of ASME Quebec section.
Ph.D. (1986) Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Mr. Bianchini managed large projects and teams of engineers performing extensive scopes of nuclear plant work. He was selected by the engineering managers of the participating companies (major US and international corporations) to lead the Engineering Management Organization for the entire South Texas Project, Units 3&4 (new generation). He managed several very large recovery and restart efforts of nuclear power generating units, including Independent Safety Inspection and Appendix R reconstitution efforts; contributed significantly to the LaSalle station restart efforts. He was the responsible director for restart of both units at the D. C. Cook Plant. All units were successfully restarted.
MBA (1989) University of Chicago
Marcelo Dapino is an international leader in smart materials with focus on magnetostrictive materials, dynamic smart systems, and additive manufacturing of adaptive structures. As the first Honda R&D Americas Designated Chair in Engineering and as Associate Director of the NSF I/UCRC on Smart Vehicle Concepts, he has made extensive contributions to research and education in collaboration with industry and government agencies. Dapino is recipient of the ASME Gary Anderson Early Career Award and, along with his students, is recipient of two ASME best paper awards. He serves on the Executive Committee of the ASME Aerospace Division and has served as chair of the ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Branch.
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