Andy Long, Dean of Engineering and Professor of Mechanics of Materials at The University of Nottingham has been honoured for his research in the technological advancement of high performance materials used in the aerospace and automotive industries.
The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) established its Fellow Programme in 1981 to recognise its members for distinguished contributions in the field of materials and processes. The SAMPE Fellow Award is one of the highest honours the Society can bestow on its members.
Professor Long is one of six experts from across the world to be selected for a SAMPE Fellow Award in 2014. He is Chair of the SAMPE UK and Ireland Chapter. It is over 30 years since a UK SAMPE member has been appointed a SAMPE Fellow.
Congratulating Professor Long on being recognised for his extensive history of research support, technology advancement, individual mentoring and support of the society, Clark W. Johnson, SAMPE Fellows Committee Chairman said: “As you know, the SAMPE Fellow Award is conferred as recognition by your peers for significant contributions made to both the society and our industry in areas of advancing materials and process engineering technology.
“SAMPE is pleased to inform you that the Committee and the Global Board of Directors have unanimously selected you for induction into the SAMPE 2014 Fellow Program.”
A SAMPE Fellow is a SAMPE member who has exhibited outstanding accomplishments over an extended period of time in some phase of materials and/or processing science engineering. They must have shown broad and productive achievements in production, manufacturing, management, design, development, research, or education as evidenced by:
• Innovative ability to solve problems related to the above listed technical areas, as indicated by significant technical contributions as recognized by member peers.
• Capability to manage, direct, and develop personnel in the fields of research, production, marketing, management, or education deemed to be beneficial to the materials & processes field.
• Publication of technical papers, articles, books, and patents.
This esteemed award will be officially presented at the SAMPE Fellows Banquet on Monday 13 October 2014, at which time the society will confer the award at the CAMX Expo in Orlando, Florida.
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