Costanzo and Huang named American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellows

August 03, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Francesco Costanzo and Tony Huang, professors of engineering science and mechanics at Penn State, have been named fellows of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

They are two of only 3,395 fellows out of more than 113,000 ASME members.

The fellow grade is the highest elected level of membership in ASME. Fellowship is conferred upon a member with at least 10 years of active engineering practice and who has made significant contributions to the profession.

Costanzo was cited for his scholarship of research contributions to thermo-elastodynamics, homogenization and finite element methods, and for innovative educational pedagogies culminating in new textbooks on statics and dynamics.

He is a member of Penn State's Center for Neural Engineering, where he is exploring multi-scale computational models and companion numerical methods for fluid transport in brain tissue.

Since joining Penn State in 1995, Costanzo has been honored for his teaching and research with a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, the American Society of Engineering Education's 1999 Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award and the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society’' 2000 Outstanding Teaching Award and 2007 Premier Teaching Award .

ASME lauded Huang for his pioneering contributions to optofluidics, acoustofluidics and the invention of surface acoustic wave tweezers.

A Penn State faculty member since 2005, Huang has been recognized with awards and honors including the 2010 National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award, a 2011 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Outstanding Research Award, a 2011 JALA Top Ten Breakthroughs of the Year Award, a 2012 Society for Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, a 2013 Penn State Faculty Scholar Medal, a 2013 American Asthma Foundation Scholar Award, and the 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award.

This is the fourth fellowship announcement in 2015 for Huang, who was also elected a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Last Updated August 03, 2015