ASME Fellow, Top Student, & New Town Engineer

According to a news release from the University of Illinois, D. Scott Stewart, Ph.D. (NY N ’76), has been named an ASME Fellow, the society’s highest membership grade of distinction. To become a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), you must be “nominated by your peers, have had ten or more years of active practice, and at least ten years of continuous active corporate membership in ASME.”

Dr. Stewart is the Shao Lee Soo Professor at the University of Illinois joining the mechanical engineering department in 1981. He has published more than 100 articles in journals and conference proceedings, has given nearly 100 invited lectures, and his current research focuses on advanced modeling and computational modeling of complex flows for combustion and shock physics systems.


The 2015 recipients of the University of Alabama (UA) Premier Awards were announced at a recent presentation dinner. The awards honor “the top individuals for scholarship, leadership, and service.” Brian C. Goodell, AL B 2015, was recognized with the Catherine Johnson Randall Award as “the most outstanding graduating senior at UA, based on GPA, rigor of course study and extraordinary scholarly or creative endeavor.” He is double majoring in chemical engineering and physics. Click here for more biographical details for Goodell and the full list of 2015 Premier Award winners.


Mark W. Kataryniak, NJ G ’90, has been hired by the Edison Township Council (NJ) as the new township engineer. He will be responsible for “running the department of planning and engineering and providing services for all development in the town…” Previously, Kataryniak was a senior vice president at French and Parrello Associates. Read the article for more information


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