Ding named American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow

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Dr. Yu Ding, Mike and Sugar Barnes professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the highest level of membership of ASME.

Ding was nominated by Jianjun Shi, the Carolyn J. Stewart Chair and Professor of the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Ding studied under Shi while working on his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan.

“I earned my Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, so being elected as a fellow of ASME is like hitting a home run,” Ding said. “I deeply appreciate this recognition from fellow mechanical engineers. I owe my whole career to Professor Shi and I am grateful of him for always keeping me in mind for these many years since our Michigan time.”

Ding is also a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) and a senior member of the Institute of Electric and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). His research focuses on system informatics and quality and reliability engineering with applications to wind energy and nano manufacturing.

“Yu is an outstanding scholar and educator and fully deserving of the ASME Fellow Award,” said Dr. Mark Lawley, interim department head of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M. “He is also a humble and compassionate person, and a treasure for our department and university.”