Faculty Chairs & Awards-Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Faculty Chair Professorships & Awards

Faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering have earned awards and distinctions from the Department, College, University, in the industries impacted by faculty research and through associated professional organizations. We are proud to highlight their tremendous achievements.

Chair Professorships

Endowed Faculty Chairs
Alumni Professorship in Environmental Science and Engineering - Edward Rubin
George Tallman and Florence Barrett Ladd Professorship of Engineering - Jonathan Cagan
Lord Professorship in Engineering - Adnan Akay
Raymond J. Lane Distinguished Chair of Mechanical Engineering - Cristina H. Amon
Raymond J. Lane Distinguished Chair of Mechanical Engineering - Nadine Aubry
Raymond J. Lane Distinguished Chair of Mechanical Engineering - Allen L. Robinson
Theodore Ahrens Professorship in Engineering - Kenji Shimada
Ver Planck Professorship in Mechanical Engineering - Burak Ozdoganlar
William J. Brown Professorship in Mechanical Engineering - Jerry H. Griffin
William J. Brown Professorship in Mechanical Engineering - Philip R. LeDuc

Faculty Development Chairs
Clarence H. Adamson Career Faculty Fellow - Maarten de Boer
Clarence H. Adamson Career Faculty Fellow - C. Fred Higgs, III
Clarence H. Adamson Career Faculty Fellow - Metin Sitti
Clarence H. Adamson Career Faculty Fellow - Jessica Zhang
George Tallman and Florence Barrett Ladd Development Professorship of Mechanical Engineering - Jack L. Beuth, Jr.
George Tallman and Florence Barrett Ladd Development Professorship of Mechanical Engineering - Jonathan Cagan
George Tallman and Florence Barrett Ladd Development Professorship of Mechanical Engineering - Yoed Rabin
Russell V. Trader Career Faculty Fellow - Shelley Anna
Russell V. Trader Career Faculty Fellow - Philip R. LeDuc
Russell V. Trader Career Faculty Fellow - Shawn Litster
Russell V. Trader Career Faculty Fellow - O. Burak Ozdoganlar
Theodore Ahrens Development Chair in Mechanical Engineering - William C. Messner
Theodore Ahrens Development Chair in Mechanical Engineering - Allen L. Robinson
Theodore Ahrens Development Chairin Mechanical Engineering - Jonathan A. Wickert

Internal Awards

Mechanical Engineering Department Awards
Donald L. and Rhonda Struminger Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering - Shelley L. Anna
Donald L. and Rhonda Struminger Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering - Steve Collins
Donald L. and Rhonda Struminger Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering - C. Fred Higgs, III
Donald L. and Rhonda Struminger Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering - Alan J. H. McGaughey
Donald L. and Rhonda Struminger Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering - O. Burak Ozdoganlar
Donald L. and Rhonda Struminger Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering - Metin Sitti
Donald L. and Rhonda Struminger Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering - Koushil Sreenath
Donald L. and Rhonda Struminger Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering - Donghyun You
Donald L. and Rhonda Struminger Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering - Jessica Zhang

Carnegie Institute of Technology Awards
CIT Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award - Cristina H. Amon
CIT Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award - Jack L. Beuth, Jr.
CIT Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award - Jonathan Cagan
CIT Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award - Jerry H. Griffin
CIT Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award - C. Fred Higgs, III
CIT Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award - Philip LeDuc
CIT Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award - Alan J.H. McGaughey
CIT Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award - Paul S. Steif
CIT Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award - Jonathan A. Wickert
CIT Dean's Early Career Fellowship - Jonathan Malen
CIT Distinguished Professor of Engineering Award - Edward S. Rubin
CIT George Tallman Ladd Research Award - Cristina H. Amon
CIT George Tallman Ladd Research Award - Shelley L. Anna
CIT George Tallman Ladd Research Award - Philip R. LeDuc
CIT George Tallman Ladd Research Award - William C. Messner
CIT George Tallman Ladd Research Award - Jeremy J. Michalek
CIT George Tallman Ladd Research Award - Allen L. Robinson
CIT George Tallman Ladd Research Award - Kenji Shimada
CIT George Tallman Ladd Research Award - Jonathan A. Wickert
CIT George Tallman Ladd Research Award - Jessica Zhang
CIT Outstanding Research Award - Jonathan Cagan
CIT Outstanding Research Award - Jerry H. Griffin
CIT Outstanding Research Award - Allen L. Robinson & Neil Donahue
CIT Outstanding Research Award - Kenji Shimada
CIT Philip L. Dowd Fellowship Award - Jonathan Cagan
CIT Philip L. Dowd Fellowship Award - Edward Rubin
CIT Philip L. Dowd Fellowship Award - Paul S. Steif
CIT Philip L. Dowd Fellowship Award - Jonathan A. Wickert

National Awards

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
ASA Fellow - Adnan Akay

Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
AFOSR Young Investigator Award - Jonathan A. Malen
AFOSR Young Investigator Award - Carmel Majidi
AFOSR Young Investigator Award - Alan J. H. McGaughey

Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA)
Lyman A. Ripperton Educational Award - Edward Rubin

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Sloan Minority Ph.D. Professor - C. Fred Higgs
Sloan Minority Ph.D. Professor - Philip LeDuc

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
AAAS Fellow - Cristina H. Amon
AAAS Fellow - Nadine Aubry
AAAS Fellow - William C. Messner

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
AIAA Associate Fellow - Cristina H. Amon
AIAA Associate Fellow - Nadine Aubry
AIAA Associate Fellow - Norman A. Chigier

American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
AIMBE Fellow - Philip LeDuc

American Physical Society (APS)
APS Fellow - Nadine Aubry
APS Fellow - Shelley L. Anna 

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
ASEE Archie Higdon Distinguished Educator Award - Paul S. Steif
ASEE Curtis McGraw Research Award - Jonathan A. Wickert
ASEE George Westinghouse Award - Cristina H. Amon
ASEE NCS and Zone II Campus Representative Awards - Cristina H. Amon
ASEE NCS Outstanding Teacher Award - Cristina H. Amon
ASEE Ralph Coats Roe Award - Cristina H. Amon

American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)
Post-Doctoral Young Investigator Award - Steven Collins

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ASME Curriculum Innovation Award - Jack L. Beuth, Jr. & Jonathan A. Wickert
ASME Curriculum Innovation Award - Jonathan Cagan
ASME Curtis McGraw Research Award - Jonathan A. Wickert
ASME Dedicated Service Award - John Wesner
ASME Design Automation Young Investigator Award - Levent Burak Kara
ASME Design Automation Young Investigator Award - Jeremy J. Michalek
ASME Education Award (of the Dynamic Systems and Controls Division) - William C. Messner
ASME Fellow - Adnan Akay
ASME Fellow - Cristina H. Amon
ASME Fellow - Nadine Aubry
ASME Fellow - Jonathan Cagan
ASME Fellow - Norman Chigier
ASME Fellow - Jerry Griffin
ASME Fellow - Philip R. LeDuc
ASME Fellow - William C. Messner
ASME Fellow - Fletcher Osterle
ASME Fellow - Will Rouleau
ASME Fellow - Edward Rubin
ASME Fellow - Paul S. Steif
ASME Fellow - John Wesner
ASME Fellow - Jonathan A. Wickert
ASME Fellow - Shi-Chune Yao
ASME G.L. Larson Award - Cristina H. Amon
ASME Newkirk Award - C. Fred Higgs, III
ASME Outstanding Research Award (by Electronics and Photonics Packaging Division) - Cristina H. Amon
ASME Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics - Adnan Akay
ASME Pittsburgh Engineer of the Year - Cristina H. Amon
ASME Robert E. Abbott Award (by Design Engineering Division) - John Wesner

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Beckman Young Investigator Award - Philip LeDuc

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
BMES Class of 2012 Fellow - Philip LeDuc

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Young Faculty Award - Carmel Majidi
Young Faculty Award - Sheng Shen

EDUCOM
EDUCOM Medal (for contributions to undergraduate education) - William C. Messner

Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC)
HENAAC Hispanic Engineer of the Year - Cristina H. Amon

Honda Motor Company
Honda Initiation Grant Award - Kenji Shimada

Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)
IPSJ Best Paper Award - Kenji Shimada
IPSJ Yamashita SIG Research Award - Kenji Shimada

Information Storage Industry Consortium (INSIC)
ISIC Technical Achievement Award - Jonathan A. Wickert

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Distinguished Lecturer Award (IEEE Robotics and Automation Society) - Metin Sitti
IEEE Fellow - Cristina H. Amon
IEEE Fellow - Metin Sitti
IEEE Senior Member - William C. Messner

Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JSIAM)
JSIAM Best Author Award - Kenji Shimada

National Academy of Engineering
Member - David H. Archer
Member - Cristina H. Amon
Member - Nadine Aubry

National Science Foundation (NSF)
NSF Career Award - Shelley L. Anna
NSF Career Award - C. Fred Higgs III
NSF Career Award - Levent Burak Kara
NSF Career Award - Philip LeDuc
NSF Career Award - Shawn Litster
NSF Career Award - Jonathan Malen
NSF Career Award - Jeremy J. Michalek
NSF Career Award - O. Burak Ozdoganlar
NSF Career Award - Sheng Shen
NSF Career Award - Kenji Shimada
NSF Career Award - Metin Sitti
NSF Career Award - Jessica Zhang
NSF Graduate Fellowship - Paul Steif
NSF Graduate Fellowship - John Wesner
NSF National Young Investigator Award - Jonathan Cagan
NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award - Nadine Aubry
NSF Research Initiation Award - Cristina H. Amon
NSF Research Initiation Award - Jonathan A. Wickert

Nihon Computer Graphics Society (NICOGRAPH)
NICOGRAPH Best Paper Award - Kenji Shimada

Nobel Peace Prize
Shared Recipient - Edward Rubin

Office of Naval Research
Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award - Donghyun You
Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award - Jessica Zhang

Pi Tau Sigma (PTS)
Pi Tau Sigma Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award - Cristina H. Amon

Pittsburgh Magazine
Pittsburgh Magazine 40 Under 40 Award - Philip R. LeDuc

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) - Jessica Zhang

Sandia National Laboratories
International Meshing Roundtable (IMR) Fellow Award - Kenji Shimada

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
SAE Teetor Educational Award - Cristina H. Amon
SAE Teetor Educational Award - Nadine Aubry
SAE Teetor Educational Award - Jack L. Beuth, Jr.
SAE Teetor Educational Award - Edward Rubin
SAE Teetor Educational Award - Jonathan A. Wickert

Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award - O. Burak Ozdoganlar

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
SWE Carnegie Mellon Professor of the Year - Cristina H. Amon
SWE Distinguished Engineering Educator Award - Cristina H. Amon

Solutia, Inc.
Solutia, Inc. Achievement Award - Shelley L. Anna

U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics
Gallagher Young Investigator Award - Jessica Zhang

Best Paper Awards


ASME Best Paper Award (by ASME 2008 Design Theory and Methodology Conference) - Jonathan Cagan
ASME Best Paper Award (by ASME Propulsion Technical Committee) - Jerry H. Griffin
ASME Best Paper Award (by ASME Structures & Dynamics Committee) - Jerry H. Griffin
ASME Best Paper Award (by ASME Design Automation Committee) - Jeremy J. Michalek
ASME Best Paper Award (by ASME Design Automation Committee) - Kenji Shimada
Best Biomimetics Paper (IEEE Robotics and Biomimetics Conference) - Metin Sitti
Best Paper (IEEE Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems) - Cristina H. Amon
Best Paper (IEEE/RSJ Intelligent Robots and Systems Conference) - Metin Sitti
Best Video (IEEE Robotics and Automation Conference) - Metin Sitti