Professor Lissenden named American Society of Mechanical Engineers fellow

February 04, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Cliff Lissenden, professor of engineering science and mechanics, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

His research focuses on the mechanics of materials and the assessment of structural integrity to help ensure safety, reduce life cycle costs, improve asset readiness and create a paradigm shift in design.

ASME cited Lissenden for his new insights into the hardening behavior of high temperature alloys and composites; an algorithm implemented in NASA’s micromechanical analysis of composites software; and solutions to the generation of higher harmonic guided wave modes in a hollow cylinder.

He has been a Penn State faculty member since 1995 and holds a joint appointment in the acoustics graduate program.

Lissenden founded the Ben Franklin Center of Excellence in Structural Health Monitoring and served as its director for five years.

He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech, his master’s in civil engineering from the University of Virginia and his doctorate in civil engineering/applied mechanics from the University of Virginia.

Lissenden is a registered professional engineer in Florida.

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