Doug Adams elected as an ASME Fellow
November 7, 2011
Doug Adams was recently elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). This award is to acknowledge Prof. Adams for his research and development in structural health monitoring and damage prognosis for automotive & aerospace systems. He specializes in nonlinear vibration based methods of structural diagnostics/prognostics for materials and machines. Many of his discoveries have been implemented by industry for improving the reliability of engineered systems. Prof. Adams has authored or co- authored 66 archival journal articles and 123 conference articles and advised 13 PhD and 28 MS students. He has written a textbook on structural health monitoring and has won numerous awards for research and teaching including the Presidential Early Career Award, Structural Health Monitoring Person of the Year Award, and is listed in the Purdue Book of Great Teachers.
The ASME Board of Governors confers the distinction of Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements. Nominated by their peers, and selected by the Fellow Review Committee with final approval of the Committee of Past Presidents, these individuals have distinguished themselves in their careers.
- Jill Wable
July 21, 2016
The recent recall of hoverboards because of exploding lithium-ion batteries highlights the danger of overheating batteries. Amy Marconnet, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, can speak about the effects of excessive heating in batteries. Marconnet (pronounced mar-co-nay) founded the Marconnet Thermal and Energy Conversion Lab, where researchers are dissecting the batteries and testing materials making up electrodes and a critical component called a separator. (A video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCTMA8sxZO0) Battery failures have been reported in products ranging from commercial airliners and laptops to hoverboards and cellphones. Chemical reactions in the batteries generate heat while discharging and charging. The separator is a layer of material between the positive and negative electrodes. When it fails due to high heat, the battery short-circuits and could explode.Read Full Story