Professor Named ASME Fellow

Dr. Hongbing Lu, Louis A. Beecherl Jr. Chair in Mechanical Engineering, has been named a Fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME).

ASME Fellows must have been responsible for significant engineering achievements, and have 10 or more years of active practice and not less than 10 or more years of corporate membership in ASME.

Lu is a respected researcher in fundamental areas of mechanics such as the mechanics of time-dependent materials, dynamic behavior of materials, mechanical behavior of nanomaterials and fracture mechanics.

His achievements include developing methods to test and predict the durability of materials such as polymers used in aircraft and techniques for industrial companies to refine the process for manufacturing continuous thin sheets.

His current work has applications in the defense and nuclear industries.

Lu’s appointment makes him one of only 3,395 Fellows out of the 113,827 ASME members.

Lu has authored 93 journal papers, five book chapters, 63 conference papers, and received two U.S. patents in areas including characterization of the viscoelastic behavior of polymers, aerogels, composites, and biomaterials at different temporal and length scales.

In the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, Lu is the associate department head of mechanical engineering.